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Jonathan Hollander is an American dancer, choreographer, educator, and artistic director. He founded the Battery Dance Company in New York City in 1976, opening the Battery Dance Studio that same year. He also founded the Downtown Dance Festival, held annually in New York City since 1982. Since 2008, the Downtown Dance Festival has included the Erasing Borders Festival of Indian dance. As a dance educator, Hollander has been active in bringing dance into the public schools and is known for the award-winning “Dancing to Connect” program.He is also known for his ties to India,and for presenting and promoting Indian dancers in New York. He is a co-founder of the Indo-American Arts Council.
Mr Jonathan Hollander is the recipient of many awards. In June, 2018, he was awarded the Federal Order of Merit by German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier in honor of his“great commitment and leadership in bringing young people together across borders through cultural exchange.
Mr Hollander has agreed to collaborate with Seth Anandram Jaipuria School Lucknow and the credit goes to our dance teacher Mr Amit Gupta. Here’s his video message…..