Dorill Initiative is a multidisciplinary arts education organization focused on bringing awareness to and addressing social issues to children and young adults in the greater New York City region, through community action and the performing arts. We will serve our youth providing comprehensive classes in dance, design, drama, film, and music; thoughtful mentoring to help our participants understand and tell their story through he power of art. We will focus our efforts sparked by a heartfelt passion for moral and ethical justice based on the true principles of Diversity, Opportunity, Respect, Inclusion, Leadership and Love. 



Dorill’s vision is to shift individual and community perceptions of the world we live in, mobilize our youth as innovative artists and leaders who illuminate pathways towards change through the arts. 


"Intro/Outro" choreographed by Tareake Dorill Ramos

“We have the ability to bring people together using our art, to incite conversation, and empower people to use their voice.”

Tareake Ramos  |  Founder


In 2011, Tareake directed and choreographed a project called, Take a Stand Against Diabetes, in which he organized a group of friends and performed about an hour show filled with spoken word, music, and dance to bring awareness to diabetes. The proceeds from this performance went to the American Diabetes Association. Tareake then organized a performance called, One Voice / One World, in which he donated the proceeds from this performance to the American Red Cross for Hurricane Sandy Relief. It was these two efforts that led Tareake to create the Dorill Initiative because he wanted to develop an organization that not only nurtures the talents of our younger generation, but also teaches them the importance of being leaders, achieving their goals and giving back. 


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