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Young Movement Incorporated Dancing (YMI)

Ages 11 to 17

Interested in auditioning for YMI? Look out for announcements this fall, or email ymidancing@piaboumanschool.org for more info!

About YMI Dancing

Young Movement Incorporated Dancing is a youth dance company. Established in 1991, by Pia Bouman, Artistic Director. Its mandate is:

To give students who wish for the opportunity to grow as performers a chance to do so in a company setting.


Weekly, all YMI members and apprentices take part in company class and learn company repertoire. All enjoy the opportunity to work with invited dance artists on new choreography which is performed in the annual Spring show in April.

Members interested in working on their own choreography are welcome to submit a proposal. If their proposal is accepted, they will have the unique chance to work with some of their peers. Each student choreography is performed at the choreographic sharing in the Winter season and possibly at the annual Spring show.

YMI Dancing, Spring Show, 2009. Photo: Jackson Huang

YMI Dancing, Spring Show, 2009. Photo: Jackson Huang

YMI Dancing performs at Street Festivals around the city and gives outreach performances at Public Schools and senior homes.

The company has enjoyed the creative talent of professional performers such as Julia Aplin, Susie Burpee, Maxine Heppner, Julia Male, Malgorzata Nowacka, Meagan O'Shea, Andrea Spaziani, Larissa Taurins, and Darryl Tracy.

YMI provides an exciting opportunity for students to learn different dance techniques and vocabulary and thus grow as young dance artists.

Company Teachers & Choreographers

Pia Bouman - Artistic Director and Choreographer

Bethany Litner - Coordinator, Teacher and Choreographer

Yuichiro Inoue - Teacher and Choreographer



Took place April 26, 27, 28, 2019

YMI Dancing presented its annual Spring showcase with works by Pia Bouman, Yuichiro Inoue, Bethany Litner, Andrea Spaziani & Student Choreographers: Zita Campbell, Cadence Parsons, Alaia Rustecki-Lopes, Deana Salgado. To view “Abstractions” CLICK HERE.

YMI Dancing, Bouman’s Piece:  Postcards from the Sky (Music by: Marjan Mozetich)

YMI Dancing, Bouman’s Piece: Postcards from the Sky (Music by: Marjan Mozetich)

YMI Company classes: Every Thursday during the dance year.

Rehearsals: Every Thursday, and after Winter Break Thursdays and Sundays.

Intensive (one week): Late August 2020

(W)HOLES performance images, Spring 2018

YMI Dancing Spring Show

YMI Dancing Spring Show

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