Artists

 
Jessie Young
 
Jessie Young uses dance making as a way to distribute her creative practice – choreographic projects utilized for their immediacy and intensive physical inquiry, often informed by her ongoing interest in the material and digital process of photography and collage. Based in NYC as a choreographer, teacher and dancer, she...

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Jimena Paz
 
Jimena Paz is an independent dancer, teacher and maker who shares her time and heart between New York, Europe and Argentina. Currently developing a project on foreignness and a fictional and portable-landless Argentina. Had the pleasure to work with Vicky Shick, Susan Rethorst, the Stephen Petronio Company (‘99–‘06), Constanza Macras...

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Joanna Kotze
 
Joanna Kotze received the 2013 New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Award for Outstanding Emerging Choreographer. Her choreography has been presented at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, Baryshnikov Arts Center, American Dance Institute (ADI), Danspace Project, Bard College’s Fisher Center, Jacob’s Pillow Inside/Out, New York Live Arts Studio Series,...

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Jodi Melnick
 
Biography Jodi Melnick – NYC based choreographer, dancer, and teacher graduated from SUNY Purchase with a BFA in Dance. Melnick is the recipient of the Jerome Robbins New Essential Works Grant (2010-2011), The Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grant (2011), and has been honored with two Bessie Awards for sustained achievement in dance...

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Jody Oberfelder Projects
 
Jody Oberfelder is a director, choreographer, and filmmaker. With her company, she has performed internationally at NoD (Prague), Gallus Theater (Frankfurt), Guelph Dance Festival (Canada), Centre National de la Danse (Paris), International Festival of Modern Dance in Seoul, Belgrade Dance Festival, and The Merchant House (Amsterdam) and nationally at Dance...

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Joel Pickard
 
Joel Pickard is based in Portland, Oregon and works as an artist creating music for dance, theatre, video, commercial advertising, and performance. In 2003 he created Hatfarm (a music production company) as a name under which all of these various projects come together. Joel has an MA in composition...

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Joffrey Ballet Concert Group
 
Located in the heart of New York City, the Joffrey Ballet Concert Group serves as a platform for some of the nation’s best young dancers to launch their professional careers.  Under Artistic Director Davis Robertson, the company performs a diverse repertoire including classic works by Gerald Arpino and George Balanchine...

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John Jasperse
 
John Jasperse, based in NYC since 1985, has created several shorter works and 14 evening-length works for John Jasperse Company including, most recently Truth, Revised Histories, Wishful Thinking and Flat Out Lies (2009), which premiered September 2009 in Dresden, Germany and had its New York premiere at The Joyce Theater in June...

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John Kelly
 
Biography John Kelly is a performance and visual artist. He is also, depending on–the climate, the opportunity, or his mood–a choreographer, actor, singer, dancer, director, writer, and video artist. Performance works range from solo to group, from autobiography to history—generally as seen through the eyes of a specific character. His ‘Pass...

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John Zorn
 
Born and raised in New York City, composer/performer John Zorn has been a central figure in the Downtown Scene since 1975, incorporating a wide variety of creative musicians into various compositional formats. His work is remarkably diverse and draws inspiration from Art, Literature, Film, Theatre, Philosophy, Alchemy and Mysticism as...

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Joseph Mills for Modern American Dance Company (MADCO)
 
  Modern American Dance Company (MADCO) currently under the Executive and Artistic Directorship of  Stacy West, was founded in 1976 by Alcine Wiltz and Ross Winter as a vehicle to provide an opportunity for  professional dancers to live and work in the Midwest while also providing dance performances by local  artists and educational programs...

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Julian Schnabel
 
Julian Schnabel was born in New York City in 1951.  In 1965 he moved with his family to Brownsville, Texas. He attended the University of Houston from 1969-73, receiving a B.F.A., and returned to New York to participate in the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program. In 1978 Schnabel travelled throughout Europe, and...

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Juliana F. May/MAYDANCE
 
Juliana F. May, a New York City native, graduated from Oberlin College in 2002 with a dual degree in Dance and Art History.  Recently commissioned by Dance Theater Workshop to create Gutter Gate (February 2011), their newest evening length work, May has also been produced by Dance New Amsterdam, The...

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Juliette Mapp
 
Biography Juliette Mapp is a dancer, teacher and choreographer based in New York City. She has presented her work throughout New York City since 2001. She has performed in the work of many other choreographers, most notably John Jasperse, Vicky Shick and Deborah Hay. Juliette has taught throughout the world...

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Jumatatu Poe and Jesse Zaritt
 
Jesse Zaritt Jesse Zaritt has performed his solo work in Russia, Korea, Germany, New York, Japan, Mexico and Israel. His solo ‘Binding’ is the recipient of three 2010 New York Innovative Theater Awards: Outstanding Choreography, Outstanding Solo Performance, and Outstanding Performance Art Production. From September 2008 through June 2011, he was an...

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Juniper Shuey
 
Biography Juniper Shuey is a video installation, sculptural performance artist and photographer based in Seattle. Since 1999 he has been working professionally, exhibiting his work both locally and abroad. His work has been featured in many exhibitions including the Arts Center SOFA Gallery (2009), Body Festival (2009), Solo Exhibition at the...

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Kaneza Schaal
 
Kaneza Schaal is a New York City based theater artist. Her new work JACK&JILL is a comedy of errors that draws on social codes and trainings from prison re-entry programs to debutante balls. Her recent work GO FORTH premiered with Performance Space122 and was presented at Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s...

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Karen Harvey
 
Karen Harvey is a dance artist originally from North Carolina whose choreography has been shown internationally.  She holds a BFA in Contemporary Dance from UNCSA where she was awarded the Chancellor's Award for Excellence.  She currently collaborates with a wide range of artists, dances with Dai Jian, Jin Ju Song-Begin's...

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Karole Armitage/Armitage Gone! Dance
 
Karole Armitage – Director/Choreographer Karole Armitage was rigorously trained in classical ballet. As a professional dancer she performed in Balanchine’s Grand Théâtre de Genève Company and in the Merce Cunningham Dance Company. Armitage is renowned for pushing the boundaries to create works that blend dance, music and art, drawing upon her...

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Kate Bornstein
 
Celebrated transgender trailblazer Kate Bornstein has—with humor and spunk—ushered us into a world of limitless possibility through a daring re-envisionment of the gender system as we know it. Kate lives on the edge of paradox: she is not a man, and not a woman. She looks beyond the binary to...

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Katt Lissard/memory lab
 
memory lab is a loosely connected network of artists who've worked together on each other's projects in a variety of capacities since the 90s – focused on experimenting with performance ideas we find compelling. Most recently, our development work on Outpost: an experimental conversation at Mabou Mines and IRT Theater...

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KDNY
 
KDNY was established in 1997 in New York City by choreographer Kathleen Dyer to explore her vision of a dance company dedicated to the passions and intricacies of the female spirit. Dyer’s inspiration draws from personal as well as universal experiences that may be based on historical figures, female archetypes,...

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Keely Garfield
 
Biography British-born choreographer Keely Garfield’s work has been presented at many theaters and festivals both nationally and internationally. Garfield has created work for ballet dancers (Dance Theatre of Harlem), antique puppets (Golem, Chechoslovak-American Marionette Theatre), musical theater (Gypsy, Sundance Theatre, Utah, Carnival, New Jersey Shakespeare Festival, Yeast Nation, the triumph of...

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Keith Hennessy/Circo Zero
 
Instigated by Keith Hennessy in 2001, Circo Zero makes live performance sparked by current and historic social realities. The work is interdisciplinary and experimental, operating within the tensions between intimacy and spectacle, rhetoric and ritual, personal and social. Rooted in contemporary dance and performance we also engage circus, theatre, music, visual...

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Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai
 
Biography KELLY ZEN-YIE TSAI is a spoken word poet who has performed at over 450 venues across the continental US, Hawai’i, Canada, China, England, France, Germany, Kenya, Netherlands, and Trinidad at venues like the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, House of Blues, Apollo Theater, Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Museum...

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Kensaku Shinohara
 
Keynote Conversation
 
A vanguard of the queer/trans community, Lynn Breedlove is a visionary who has long been shaping revolutionary art. S/he has over 3,790 hits on Google.com. The founder and frontperson of the first American out dyke punk band Tribe 8, which has always stood for queer, transgender, multiracial, and working class visibility,...

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Kickstarter
 
Kickstarter is an enormous global community built around creativity and creative projects. Over 10 million people, from every continent on earth, have backed a Kickstarter project. Some of those projects come from influential artists like De La Soul or Marina Abramović. Most come from...

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Kiki Smith
 
Kiki Smith (1954- born in Nuremberg, Germany) is known for evocative sculptures, drawings and prints. The recurrent subject matter in Smith’s work has been the body as a receptacle for knowledge, belief and storytelling. In the 1980s, Smith literally turned the figurative tradition in sculpture inside out, creating...

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Kim Yaged
 
Kim Yaged is an award-winning writer. Her work frequently deals with identity and stereotyping with a focus on using art for social change. Kim’s operetta www.love was showcased by the New York City Opera and won Best Musical and Best Original Production, among other honors, when it premiered. Kim received...

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Kimberly Bartosik/daela
 
Bessie Award-winning performer Kimberly Bartosik creates viscerally provocative choreographic projects that are built upon the development of a virtuosic movement language, rigorous conceptual explorations, and the creation of highly theatricalized environments. Her work, which is deeply informed by literature and cinema, involves complex plays on space, time, and audience perspective,...

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Kirsten Schnittker
 
Kirsten Schnittker is a dance-maker and performer based in Brooklyn. Since graduating from Barnard College, Kirsten has shown her work throughout New York City with AUNTS, RoofTop Dance, REHEARSAL, Dance New Amsterdam, Green Space and Movement Research.  She was a 2012 UPSTART Artist at Brooklyn Arts Exchange (BAX). Her work...

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Kota Yamazaki/ Fluid hug-hug
 
Born in Niigata, Japan, Yamazaki was first introduced to butoh under the teaching of Akira Kasai, and graduated from Bunka Fashion College with BA in Fashion Design. With the invitation to make a new work with Senegal-based company Jant-bi, Yamazaki disbanded his Tokyo-based company rosy co. (1995-2001), and left Japan....

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KVS, les ballets C de la B & A.M. Qattan Foundation
 
Koen Augustijnen worked for years as a choreographer at Les Ballets C de la B when it was still a collective. He began as a performer in Alain Patel’s work and has been creating his own work for the past 15 years. His recent work includes the solo Gudirr Gudirr...

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Kyle Abraham/ Abraham.In.Motion
 
Kyle Abraham, New York Live Arts’ 2012-2014 Resident Commissioned Artist and 2013 MacArthur Fellow, began his dance training at the Civic Light Opera Academy and the Creative and Performing Arts High School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He continued his dance studies in New York, receiving a B.F.A. from SUNY Purchase and an...

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Lance Gries
 
Lance Gries is an independent dancer, choreographer and teacher based in NYC. From 1985-1992, he was a member of the Trisha Brown Dance Company., receiving a New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Award and a Princess Grace Foundation Award. Since 1990, he has created and presented solo and group choreography in various...

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Lar Lubovitch Dance Company
 
The Lar Lubovitch Dance Company was founded by Lar Lubovitch in 1968 and is now celebrating its 40th anniversary with a national tour as well as a Fall season at the New York City Center. Over the years, the company has gained a reputation as one of the world’s foremost...

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Laura Ward/Octavia Cup Dance Theatre
 
Canadian born, New York City resident, Laura V. Ward founded Octavia Cup Dance Theatre, an expressionistic contemporary ballet company, in 1998. In recent years the company has been performing regularly in New York City and the Northeastern United States, Edinburgh, Scotland, and the Caribbean. The company has been onstage with...

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Laurie Anderson, Beth Gill and Deborah Hay
 
Laurie Anderson is one of America’s most renowned—and daring—creative pioneers. She is best known for her multimedia presentations and innovative use of technology. As writer, director, visual artist and vocalist she has created groundbreaking works that span the worlds of art, theater and experimental music. Her recording career, launched by “O...

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Laurie Anderson, Peter Bouteneff, James Jordan and William Robin
 
Peter Bouteneff teaches courses in theology, patristics and spirituality at St. Vladimir’s Seminary, where he is Associate Professor in Systematic Theology and Director of Institutional Assessment. After completing a degree in music in 1983 he lived and worked in Japan, and traveled widely in Asia and Greece. He has an M.Div....

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Laurie Berg
 
Laurie Berg works in multiple forms including dance, performance, collage, jewelry, and video. She was a 2013 New York Live Arts Studio Series Resident Artist and a 2010 Movement Research Artist-In-Residence.  Her newest work, The Afterlife, will be presented May 15-17, 2014 at The Invisible Dog Art Center as part of The Joyce Theater's new UNLEASHED series.  She is...

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Laurie Berg
 
Laurie Berg is a Brooklyn-based artist who works in multiple forms including dance, performance, collage, jewelry, and video. She is a 2010 Movement Research Artist-In-Residence. Laurie maintains collaborations with several dance and visual artists including Bessie McDonough-Thayer, Siri Peterson, Liliana Dirks-Goodman, and the women of Bitch Creek. Her various projects...

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Lawrence Cassella
 
Lawrence Cassella has been dancing for Ivy Baldwin since 2004. In 2003 he was chosen as a dancer for the Bessie Schönberg Residency at the Yard on Martha's Vineyard. He also dances for Jeremy Nelson, Daniel Charon, and Netta Yerushalmy. Mr. Cassella has done projects with Kraig Patterson, Marit Bergman,...

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Lawrence Goldhuber/BIGMANARTS
 
Lawrence Goldhuber recently went on a world tour with Jan Fabre’s Prometheus Landscape II.  Choreographed works include TRELLIS and Sleeping Giant at the Abrons Arts Center and Mass MoCA, Whose Broads Stripes on the steps of the Federal Hall National Memorial, Julius Caesar Superstar with Robert LaFosse at Danspace Project. ...

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Le Train Bleu
 
Le Train Bleu is a new musical collective formed by conductor and flutist Ransom Wilson. The musicians are among the most exciting young players in New York, and are chosen for their brilliance as well as their expressive qualities. In the 2011-12 season they were a resident ensemble at the...

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Levi Gonzalez
 
Levi Gonzalez is a NYC based dance artist. His work has been presented by Movement Research, Dixon Place, Dance Theater Workshop, The Kitchen, PS1 and Danspace Project (among others), and internationally in Arhus, Denmark and  Bucharest, Romania. He has collaborated with choreographer luciana achugar on numerous projects. As a performer,...

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LICO DANCE
 
Artist Bio  Liana Conyers received her B.A. from Bennington College in 2003, where she concentrated in dance. There she studied under the direction of Dana Reitz, Susan Sgorbati, and Terry Creach. Liana has studied at the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance and The Merce Cunningham...

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Lily Bo Shapiro
 
Lily Bo Shapiro is a daughter of the city, slipping in residence.

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Lindsay Clark
 
Lindsay Clark was born in San Francisco, California. She attended High School at the North Carolina School of the Arts, holds a BFA in Dance from SUNY Purchase, and recently graduated from the Hollins University/American Dance Festival program with a MFA in Dance. Prior to attending Hollins, Lindsay danced with...

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Lindsay Reuter
 
WOMANIFESTO: Lindsay Reuter builds sparse, conceptually-driven performances that usually occur in proscenium settings, but don’t have to. Her work is motivated by questions about identity and agency. Recently, this manifests as specific questions about ability and by extension, dis/ability. She is interested in repurposing and re-conceptualizing function to broaden the utility...

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