Tickets to the 7pm show can be purchased online:

For directions and parking information:

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ICE at “Tuesdays in the Plaza” Summer Series 2017

Posted: 07/15/2017 by Artistic Director in Events

Rosa L. Parks School of Fine & Performing Arts dance teacher, Erin Pride, Nicholas Rodriguez, and the Inner City Ensemble performing outside the Paterson courthouse for the ‘Tuesdays in the Plaza’ summer series 2017, sponsored by Passaic County.

The Ensemble in “Where Have You Gone, Trayvon?” at CMDE

Posted: 06/17/2017 by Artistic Director in Events

Ensemble Dancers: Jahwan Williams, Ralph Desir and Tamere Chambers perform at Center for Modern Dance Education’s (CMDE) year-end event in June 2017 in trio version of “Where Have You Gone, Trayvon?,” by Nicholas Rodriguez

Ensemble dancers participate in CMDE open house and showings in 2017 with Yahya, African dance choreographer/drummer,  teachers and other students from CMDE.


Posted: 11/11/2016 by Artistic Director in Events


Youth Arts Showcase 2016

Passaic County Community College

Founder’s Theater (corner of Memorial Dr. & Ellison St.)

Saturday, December 10, 2016 – 2 PM

Free Admission

With students from Paterson Public Schools, Passaic County Technical Institute, Rosa L. Parks School of Fine & Performing Arts & ICE Alumni.

Featuring: Impact Repertory Theatre of Harlem

Guest Artists: Angela Kariotis

Angela Pic 2018

Artistic Director, Nicholas Rodriguez, Alumna Liliana Amador-Marty and Guest Artist, Angela Kariotis, launched “Body Language” ~ A Mix of Dance and Spoken Word.  The showcase will also include students from the Paterson Public Schools in choreography by Mr. Rodriguez and guests.

Choreographer-Dancer, Ensemble alumna:

Liliana Amador-Marty

Amador Mirror Pic 2017



Posted: 06/07/2016 by Artistic Director in Events

June 9, 2016@ 6PM at the PCCC Theatre!

Artistic Director, Nicholas Rodriguez, will preview part of a new monologue, “demolished.”

25 students, sixth grade through senior year, from the Paterson public school system  performed repertory by Rodriguez and other guests with funding from the City of Paterson and the Passaic County Cultural & Heritage Council.



On Thursday, June 9, 2016 at 6 pm, the Inner City Ensemble (ICE) will conduct an open-house in the Passaic County Community College (PCCC) Theater on the corner of Memorial Dr. and Ellison St. This intergenerational dance program, led by Artistic Director Nicholas Rodriguez will feature students from Public School #2, the Don Bosco Technical Academy (DBTA), as well as other teenage participants from various Paterson high schools.

The PCCC showing will also launch the ICE Alumni Choreography Lab, which is being facilitated by ICE alumnae, Liliana Amador-Marty.  Despina ‘Debbie’ Stamos and special guests will be previewing a dance collaboration.

The Inner City Ensemble’s mission is two-fold: to provide free and low-cost arts training to improve children’s lives within the City of Paterson;  and to present high-quality performances to promote a positive image of Paterson. ICE receives generous support from the City of Paterson / Department of Health & Human Services, and is funded, in part, by the Passaic County Cultural & Heritage Council at Passaic County Community College, through a grant from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.  For more information, contact Nicholas Rodriguez at 973- 684-6507 or