Nimbus Dance Works focuses its work on the intersection between high-level dance and innovative ways of involving communities and audiences. Founded in 2005, Nimbus presents performances and programs to diverse audiences locally and on tour: serving present audiences and building future ones. In addition to work by Artistic Director Samuel Pott, the Company commissions dances by leading international dancemakers including Pedro Ruiz (Cuba/USA), Huang Yi (Taiwan), Korhan Basaran (Turkey), Xiao-Xiong Zhang (Australia/Taiwan), and Darshan Singh Bhuller (United Kingdom). Nimbus’ was named among “Best Dance Performances of 2016” by The Huffington Post. It has received acclaim for its program Lynchtown/Thistown in which it presents significant, historic, socio-political modern dance works including Pearl Primus’ Strange Fruit (1942) and Charles Weidman’s Lynchtown (1936) and leads community members in the creation of dance that responds to socio-political subjects in their community. Based in Jersey City, Nimbus weaves together artistic excellence and community impact through company performances, programs for youth and seniors, partnerships with institutions such as the Jersey City Board of Education, and collaborations with notable composers and visual artists.

Nimbus’ programs impact 16,000 people each year, and its educational programs serve over 3,000 annually in the Jersey City public schools. In its 14th season, Nimbus presents biannual seasons in Jersey City, annual New York City seasons, and tours nationally at many of the most prestigious venues including the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM Fisher), NJPAC, and Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival.

The School of Nimbus offers training in ballet, modern, performance, and other dance techniques for over 130 youth ages 2 and above, including a pre-professional program. The Nimbus Company dancers serve as faculty at The School of Nimbus.

In winter 2020, Nimbus will relocate to the Nimbus Arts Center at the Lively, a newly-constructed, state-of-the-art facility in Jersey City’s Powerhouse Arts District. At the new space, Nimbus will expand its reach, develop partnerships, and deepen its impact. The Nimbus Arts Center represents one of the most significant investments in the arts in Jersey City history.


Hopkins Group LLC is the Official Sponsor of Nimbus' 2018-19 Season.

Mack-Cali Corporation is the Official Sponsor of the School of Nimbus.

Goldman Sachs is the Lead Sponsor of Jersey City Nutcracker.

Base Fitness is the Official Fitness Gym of Nimbus.  

Nimbus’ 2018-2019 Season is also made possible by: 
The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, New Music USA/Live Music for Dance, US Trust/Bank of America, SILVERMAN, Dance New Jersey, the City of Jersey City, the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, the Hudson County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs/Tourism Development, the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, and by generous donors and sponsors. Thank you!

Nimbus Dance Works is a 501(c)3 not for profit professional dance organization. All donations to Nimbus Dance Works are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.