Youth Groups

In addition to NYC’s most powerful dance groups and bands, Hook Arts Media is proud to bring out talented pre-professional youth groups to perform on the Red Hook Fest mainstage. Over the years, Red Hook Fest audiences have seen NYC’s most powerful young artists perform ballet, Mexican folk dance, hip hop, step, modern dance, jazz, and more.

We’re so proud of the groups who have joined in previous years. Check back to see the 2020 youth group roster!

Arelah’s Dance Academy at MS 353
Contemporary dance lead by Arelah Thompson

Ballet Folklorico Quetzalcoatl
Mexican folk dance lead by Benito Bravo


EBC Drumline
Drumline lead by Cornelio Joseph

MS 354 Dance Ensemble
Caribbean dance lead by Shola K. Roberts

PS 15 Dance Ensemble
African Diasporic dance lead by Rajonna Lewis

PS 15 Dance Ensemble
Salsa dance lead by André Esannason

Red Hook Fest Youth Performers


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Hook Arts Media produces the annual Red Hook Fest, bringing world-class artists to our Red Hook community at no cost to the audience. As a small nonprofit, this festival is neither simple nor inexpensive to produce. Please donate to help bring our beloved festival back for years to come! Just $5.75/month can provide MetroCards for a dozen participating artists.