Vanessa Long Dance Company, a NYC based dance company, creates  and performs original work by Artistic Director and Founder Vanessa Long. Since it’s founding in October 2014, VLDC quickly captured the attention of fellow artists, presenters, and audience members with its award winning work, ensemble of dancers, and fearless work tackling social and political issues we face in everyday life. 

The VLDC is a highly sought-after company whose work has been acclaimed by several news media as highly entertaining, and an outstanding company to watch. The company performs for over 10,000 audience members annually in premier venues in NYC and the Tri-State Area such as The Celebration of Whimsy Theatre, Dixon Place,  Gelsey Kirkland ArtsCenter, Scottish Rite Cathedral in Reading PA, Jennifer Muller Studio Theatre. Two months after its founding, the Vanessa Long Dance Company was honored with its first permanent residency at the Manhattan Repertory Theatre on 42nd street. Soon after that, the VLDC received its second permanent residency at Anita’s Place on 42nd street. In it’s first year, VLDC performed an outstanding 23 national performances, and premiered a total of 12 pieces. 

Vanessa Long Dance Company cherishes its audience, and strives to create works that can effect and relate to it's audience members. They believe that in order to see change in our world, we need to encourage conversations. The VLDC’s pieces are highly theatrical and all tell a story that illustrates the problem set before us. They aim to create entertaining pieces that engage their audience and motivates them to challenge the status quo.