Cancun International School

Youth and community outreach are a vital part of Javier’s vision as an artist, teacher and creator. Javier and his company use performance, post-performance discussion and workshops to provide people of all ages from diverse backgrounds with unique tools to confront their future with creativity, responsibility, confidence, strength and positivity.

Javier and his performers have brought the artistry and vocabulary of Dzul Dance to others through professional workshops and youth/ community outreach programs in the Virgin Islands, Mexico, South America, Europe, Canada and the United States.

Campeche Youth Initiative at Performing the World

Dzul Dance and Mexico  The Campeche Youth Initiative is a project of Dzul Dance in collaboration with the Government of the State of Campeche, Mexican Cultural institute of New York and the Campeche Tourism Board. These organizations are committed to providing youth with opportunities to experience artistic creation, the creative process and performance in order to enhance their individual development and stimulate their artistic potential. This program has enabled young dancers from Mexico to travel, perform and study in New York and has created opportunities for them as professional dancers in Mexico.  In October 2008 the Campeche Youth Initiative project was accepted to be part of the Performing the World Conference in NYC, an event that brings together artists, activists, community organizers, researchers, youth workers, psychologists and educators from 27 different countries. The annual conference is sponsored by the All Stars Project and the Eastside Institute for Psychotherapy. The conference offers numerous performances, lectures, films, workshops and networking opportunities. Thirteen young adults from Campeche traveled to New York City to perform alongside Dzul Dancers for two weeks. None had traveled outside of Mexico before.

Compania de Danza Contemporanea on tour in Mexico

Because of the success of the Campeche Youth Initiative Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes (CONACULTA) of Mexico and the Government of Campeche awarded Javier Dzul full funding to create La Compania de Danza Contemporanea del Estado de Campeche. The dance and aerial company has been performing and touring in festivals throughout Mexico since Javier founded the company in 2009. Since 2009 Dzul Dance and other sponsors have secured funding and visas for members of La Compania de Danza to study with and perform with Dzul Dance for two months in NYC every year. 

All Stars Project Workshop with Javier Dzul, East NY

Dzul Dance and the All Stars Project

Dzul has been involved with the All Stars project since 2008. The All Stars is an organization dedicated to the development of poor and minority youth through a performance based model. In the past three years Javier Dzul and his company have been involved with several of the organization’s leading programs including Youth Onstage, All Stars Talent Show Network, Castillo Theater, Development School for Youth and Dr. Lenora Fulani’s UX Program for community development.    

In 2011 Javier Dzul received the All Stars’ PHAT Friend Award; an award given by young people to NYC’s unsung heroes. The award recognizes those adults who serve as community role models and leaders, supporting the growth and development of today’s youth.  

Dzul Dance & Castillo Theater, License to Dream

Other outreach programs include:

Harlem Stage International Programming Series for NY Public Schools

Bertha C. Boschulte Middle School, USVI

Cancun International American School, Mexico

Global Impact Group, Mexico

CUNY Graduate Center (sponsored by Center for Latin American Studies)

New Canaan Dance Academy, CT

Mano a Mano’s Indigenous Language Project

Boys & Girls Harbor Dance Conservatory of Harlem

The Hurley School, Boston MA

Orchard Gardens, Boston MA

American Indian Community House

Xcaret Outreach Initiative in Playa del Carmen

Lakota Youth Center

Dzul workshop at Xcaret

Professional Workshops & Classes
Within Dzul Dance resides a unique vocabulary and precise technique. Javier's company and his classes are a remarkable balance of strength, flexibility, athleticism and grace. Javier has taught professional classes & workshops in the US and abroad.  In New York he teaches a company class at the NY Conservatory of Dance and is the aerial instructor at Chelsea Piers.

Professional workshops include:

'Mexico Espectaculo' principal performers Xcaret

Banff Centre for the Arts, Canada

Colegio Nacional de Danza, Mexico

Universidad de Veracruz, Mexico

Cisne Negro at Emproart, Brazil

Festival Santiago de Queretaro, Mexico

Arena Ballet School, Switzerland

Millbrook School, New York

South Carolina Dance Company

Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance