JUNTOS (‘together’ in Spanish) is a collective of performing artists in university dance conservatories in New York and California committed to social justice and community outreach through dance. Founded in 2008 by Joanna Poz-Molesky, the collective grants artists opportunities to teach and perform for the greater community in New York City, California, and abroad. Participating universities include: The Ailey School/Fordham University, The Juilliard School, LINES Dance/Dominican University, and SUNY Purchase.Objectives include:
• artistic and choreographic growth through social justice
• community outreach and leadership
• international exposure
• intercultural exchange
As a collective dedicated to intercultural exchange through performance art, JUNTOS facilitates global outreach exchanges. Through the collective, artists combine their professional dance with outreach in local communities, orphanages, retirement homes, as well as for large public audiences. JUNTOS aims to bring young peoples of diverse backgrounds together and bridge a young generation of leaders internationally by verbally and artistically exchanging cultural differences. Through the collective, dancers build friendships across borders, create community, and provide projects of hope for surrounding communities.