For more than 30 years, Doug Varone and Dancers has devoted itself to the humanity and virtuosity of dance, reaching out to our audiences well beyond the proscenium arch.
Throughout the company’s history, Doug Varone’s choreography has been recognized for its physicality and the profound emotional insight of his artistry. Accordingly, DOVA has been honored with 11 New York Dance and Performance Awards (Bessies). DOVA has toured to more than 125 cities in 45 states across the US and in Europe, Asia, Canada, and South America. The Company is one of the most sought-after ambassadors and educators in the field with its multi-discipline programs that take audiences deeper into the work, with hands-on approach that moves beyond the studio to speak directly to people of all ages and backgrounds, both dancers and non-dancers alike.
In the concert dance world, Varone has created a body of works globally. Commissions include the Paul Taylor’s American Modern Dance Company, The Limón Company, Rambert Dance Company (London), Martha Graham Dance Company, Batsheva Dance Company (Israel), among others.
In opera, Varone is in demand as a director and choreographer. His four productions at The Metropolitan Opera include Salome with its Dance of the Seven Veils, the world premiere of Tobias Picker’s An American Tragedy, Stravinsky’s Le Sacre du Printemps, and Hector Berloiz’s Les Troyens. He has staged premieres and new productions for Minnesota Opera, Opera Colorado, Washington Opera, New York City Opera, and Boston Lyric Opera, among others. His numerous theater credits include choreography for Broadway, Off-Broadway and regional theaters across the country.