This week, women will come together in New York City to celebrate female leadership within the dance community. The “Women in Dance Leadership Conference” is taking place from the 18th to the 20th, and it will be a worldwide event featuring some of the most prominent women in the dance field today.

The conference is made up of many moving parts… presentations, speeches, and performances by artists from Austria, China, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, the U.K. and the U.S are all on the agenda. Liz Lerman will be the keynote speaker, and she is sure to deliver a marvelous speech considering that she has been studying, choreographing, and breathing dance for over four decades.

The conference will also feature panel discussions about female leadership in the dance field in the areas of business, non-profit work and higher education. There will also be performances, master classes, dance film screenings and presentations of scholarly papers from a variety of women from around the world. The a star-studded cast includes Christal Brown, Lori Belilove, Renee Chatalein, Miriam Giguere, Vendetta Mathea and Jennifer Stahl. The marketing video also includes some great footage of these amazing women… check it out below.