Artists

 
Sean Dorsey
 
Sean Dorsey is an award-winning choreographer, writer and dancer. Celebrated as the nation’s first out transgender modern dance choreographer, Dorsey has won audiences from San Francisco to New York with his powerful dances that provide a window into transgender and queer experience. Dorsey is also the founder and Artistic Director...

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Shane Larson
 
Shane Larson was born and raised in Minnesota, where he received his training at the St. Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists. He graduated from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, with a B.F.A. in Dance and a minor in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Studies. During his time...

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Sheep Meadow Dance Theatre/ Billy Blanken
 
Sheep Meadow Dance Theatre was created in 2016 by Billy Blanken as a launchpad for exploring performance. The project aims to create works of dance and physical theatre. Repertoire ranges from the Avant-Guard to Classical Ballet to reflect the human condition at it’s core. Sheep Meadow Dance Theatre is a...

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Sidra Bell
 
Biography Sidra Bell has a BA in History from Yale University and an MFA in Choreography from Purchase College Conservatory of Dance. Recent commissions include River North Chicago Dance Company, The Ailey School, The Duo Theatre, Ballet Divertimento (Montréal), Arts Umbrella Dance Company (Vancouver), Canadian Children’s Dance Theatre (Toronto), Purchase College...

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SITI Company
 
SITI Company is an ensemble-based theater company whose three ongoing components are the creation of new work, the training of young theater artists, and a commitment to international collaboration. SITI was founded in 1992 by Anne Bogart and Tadashi Suzuki to redefine and revitalize contemporary theater in the United States through...

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Slain in the Spirit/Lisa Milinazzo
 
I am excited by material which teeters on the edge of comedy and tragedy.  I like depicting extreme worlds.  My vision is to create a cauldron of peculiar, lively and desperate personalities and circumstances that I want to bring to vibrant life. I often like characters that are dark and...

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Solomon Weisbard
 
Weisbard is Brooklyn-based and Oregon-born. Since 2006, he’s created various projects with Bill T. Jones / Arnie Zane Dance Company, most recently Story/Time, Fondly Do We Hope…Fervently Do We Pray, and 100 Migrations. Other lighting designs: Rite of Spring(Martha Graham); The Soldier’s Tale (with Michael Cerveris at Yale / Carnegie Hall);Stones in his Pockets (Yale Rep); Macbeth (Arden); Luis...

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Sonya Tayeh
 
Sonya Tayeh is a New York City based choreographer and teacher. Tayeh hardly whispers in the movement she creates, she screams. An undeniable force in the dance world, her work is a tribute to her Detroit roots — a constant yet grounding influence that inspires her to create aggressive, sometimes jarring,...

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Sophia Cleary / REHEARSAL
 
Sophia Cleary is a performance artist based in Brooklyn, NY. She is the founder and coordinator of the works-in-progress series REHEARSAL and is co-editor for Ugly Duckling Presse's performance annual Emergency INDEX....

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Sophie Sotsky
 
Sophie Sotsky is a Brooklyn-based dancer and choreographer. Sotsky has recently received support from GO!: An Emerging Artist Commissioing Program at the STREB Lab for Action Mechanics, Work Up at Gibney Dance and Salem Art Works. Sotsky has also shown work at Movement Research at the Judson Church, The...

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Souleymane Badolo
 
Souleymane ‘Solo’ Badolo was born in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. He started his professional career as a dancer for the DAMA, a traditional African dance company, and in 1993, he founded his own Burkina Faso-based troupe, Kongo Ba Téria, fusing traditional African and western contemporary dance aesthetics. Solo has danced with...

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Souleymane Badolo with Cynthia Oliver
 
Souleymane ‘Solo’ Badolo was born in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. He started his professional career as a dancer for the DAMA, a traditional African dance company, and in 1993, he founded his own Burkina Faso-based troupe, Kongo Ba Téria, fusing traditional African and western contemporary dance aesthetics. Solo has danced with...

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Stacy Spence
 
Biography Stacy Matthew Spence is a choreographer, teacher, and dancer based in New York City. Stacy’s work has been commissioned by Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, EDge at London Contemporary Dance School, The University of New Mexico, and the OtherShore Dance Company in New York. In addition he has...

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Stewart Hurwood
 
Originally from the UK, Stewart Hurwood grew up in a town near Cambridge, the same neck of the woods as Syd Barrett and Pink Floyd. Hurwood was a guitarist in school which led to forming a band and joining the local music scene. At that time, live music was thriving....

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Suitcase Fund Partners
 
Mojca Jug finished her primary and secondary education in Ptuj and from 1995 – 2000 studied Special Education at Faculty of Education in Ljubljana. In 1998 she began to work for Bunker as coordinator and administrator of the first edition of international festival of theatre and dance Mladi Levi. Since joining...

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Susan Rethorst
 
Biography Choreographer Susan Rethorst punctuates her 100-hour creative residency with two work-in-process conversations with Melinda Ring. Rethorst and Ring will discuss the creation of 208 East Broadway Exploded and 208 East Broadway SOLD as well as Rethorst’s ideas of collaborating with circumstances and physical surroundings, and her past and future experiences...

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Susan Tenney
 
Director-Choreographer Susan Tenney has forged a unique fusion of interdisciplinary work – combining dance, theater, and spoken text. Her repertoire, in addition, contains a great many pure dance pieces ranging from the lyric to the elegiac, from pop culture to the austerely classic.

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TAKE Dance
 
Takehiro “Take” Ueyama was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan and moved to the United States in 1991 to study at the Juilliard School in New York. Upon graduation, Take was invited to join the Paul Taylor Dance Company. In 2003, he made his choreographic debut “Tsubasa” which...

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Talli Jackson
 
Talli Jackson was born and raised in Liberty, NY. He received his first training with Livia Vanaver at the Vanaver Caravan Dance Institute in upstate New York. He has been a recipient of full scholarships from the American Dance Festival in ‘06 and ’08, the Bates Dance Festival, and the...

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Tara O' Con
 
Tara O’Con’s work has been presented consistently since 2005 in showcases around NYC, including Dancenow | NYC, and Dance Theater Workshop’s Fresh Tracks Residency Series (2007). Her work has also been commissioned and presented by Danspace Project and twice at The Chocolate Factory Theater. Her lates work created for the...

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Taylor Mac
 
Taylor Mac is a theater artist (who uses the gender pronoun, judy) which means judy’s a playwright, actor, singer-songwriter, cabaret performer, performance artist, director and producer. TimeOut New York has called Mac “One of the most exciting theater artists of our time” (naming judy the best cabaret performer in New York in...

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Ted Coffey
 
Ted Coffey makes acoustic and electronic chamber music, interactive installations, and songs. His work has been presented in concerts and festivals across North America, Europe and Asia, at such venues as Judson Church, The Knitting Factory, Roulette, Symphony Space, and Lincoln Center (NYC), The Lab, New Langton Arts, Zellerbach Hall,...

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Tere O'Connor Dance
 
Tere O'Connor has been making dances since 1982 and has created over 35 works for his company. He is recognized as one of our nation's most influential contemporary choreographers. The company has performed his works throughout the US, Europe, South America, and Canada. O'Connor has created numerous commissioned works for...

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Tess Dworman
 
In my choreography and performance, I attempt to evoke landscapes of action and character where familiarity is conjured and bent. There are never stories or messages in my dances, but I work with the assumption that there could be. The way that I improvise and pin together choreographic structures is...

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Thami Manekehla and Thabiso Pule
 
Hector Thami Manekehla was born in Soweto South Africa; he started dancing after leaving his favorite sport, cricket. In 1998 he joined Soweto Dance Project under the directorship of Carly Dibakwane, were he met other choreographers. He was involved in various projects and collaborations with different choreographers and dancers from...

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The Bang Group
 
Biography THE BANG GROUP is a contemporary theatrical dance troupe which is devoted to choreographer David Parker’s fascination with the rhythmic potential of the dancing body.  At the center of his work is an abiding love of rhythmic form and the intensity of communication it allows between audiences and performers.  Among...

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The Black Iris Project
 
Founded in 2016 by choreographer Jeremy McQueen, The Black IrisProject is a ballet collaborative and education vehicle which creates new, relevant classical ballet works that celebrate diversity and Blackhistory. Based in New York City, the project hosts a team of predominantly minority artists...

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The Canales Project
 
the CURRENT SESSIONS/Alexis Convento
 
"…a true breeding ground for artists." -Matthew O'Donnell, DIY Dancer, July 2012 The CURRENT SESSIONS is a contemporary dance series which showcases works from choreographers in NYC + beyond. The CURRENT SESSIONS was conceived in July 2011 to bring like-minded contemporary choreographers together and present work that is in-the-moment and reflective of...

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The D.R.E.A.M. Ring
 
Led by Flex pioneer Reggie 'Regg Roc' Grey, The D.R.E.A.M. Ring (Dance Rules Everything Around Me) strives to provide quality competitions that honors the culture of the Brooklyn community, encourages artistic and character development, provides youth with a safe environment to express their artistry, ensures a wealth of opportunities such...

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The Dance Cartel // Choreographer Ani Taj
 
The Dance Cartel is after a new brand of dance experience.  Taking note of a dance community that often serves a niche audience, the Cartel creates dances that are vibrant, immersive, and often participatory.  Without sacrificing technical rigor or artistic ambition as a dance company, we endeavor to employ the...

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The Eagle Project
 
Exploring American identity through performing arts and our Native American heritage Ryan Victor Pierce is Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape, originally from Southern New Jersey and Delaware. While he grew up around various US cities (Cincinnati, Ohio, Boston, Massachusetts, and the Baltimore/Washington, D.C. area), he had the privilege and the honor of receiving his...

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The Jinah Parker Project
 
Jinah Parker is a multi­faceted creative force from Buffalo, NY. She was a member of Dayton Contemporary Dance Company II (DCDC2), Lehrerdance, Alpha Omega Theatrical Dance Company and Annabella Gonzalez Dance Theater, where she soon became a commissioned choreographer. Jinah has also worked as a full­time dance educator in both the Buffalo and New York City Board of Education.  Her specialties lie in modern technique, dance composition, and curriculum writing.  Jinah recently resigned from the Department of Education and started “The Jinah Parker Project,”  an arts organization created to inspire people of all backgrounds through dance, choreography, and education. Tackling major social issues in America and globally Jinah views dance as a transformative tool to encourage cultural exchange, courageous conversations, and individual and community action. In short Jinah’s art is for ‘the people” and is inspired by everyday people. Her newest major effort in that regard is SHE, a multimedia suite on sexual violence against women and girls, Sandra Bland, and healing.

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The Mill/Michou Szabo
 
I create dance works that present the human spirit as unadorned as possible. Raw, exposed and dynamic – the physical language reflects the intimacy of life and the power of shared and individual experiences, exposing vulnerability, human fragility and the vast emotional terrain of the human soul.  The work exists...

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The Next Stage Project (TNSP)
 
Founded in 2002 by Artistic Directors Marijke Eliasberg and Jana Hicks, The Next Stage Project (TNSP) is a dance collective, which creates performance opportunities and experiences to help dancers further their careers and realize their dreams. By forming partnerships between artists from around the globe, creating and seeking national and...

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THE PROSODIC BODY for The Commons Choir
 
THE COMMONS CHOIR, a core and variable cast of roughly 30 international and diverse singers, actors, composers and people, is the performative aspect of the Prosodic Body, a new field of research founded...

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The Symptoms
 
The Symptoms are an alternative indie rock group comprised of Brooklyn-based multi-instrumentalist John Colpitts (aka Kid Millions), creative pioneer Laurie Anderson and violinist/guitarist Tony Diodore. At turns experimental, meditative and aggressive—and always with a fresh dose of improvisation—The Symptoms are a duel violin/drums trio, with amazing vocals by the renowned...

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The Theatre Project
 
The Theatre Project is dedicated to...

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The West Village Music Theatre Festival
 
The West Village Musical Theatre Festival (WVMTF) was originally founded in 2009 as a project for fellow emerging professional and well established artists (composers, lyricists, book writers and directors) to work together producing short original musical theatre pieces.  The idea of the project was to free the creative process of...

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THEATRE FOR ONE
 
Mission:  Theatre for One is a mobile state-of-the-art performance space for one actor and one audience member.  Conceived by Artistic Director Christine Jones and designed by LOT-EK architects, Theatre for One commissions new work created specifically for this venue’s one-to-one relationship.  Embracing serendipity and spontaneity,...

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Thinkers & Movers
 
Located in the heart of Chelsea, New York Live Arts is an internationally recognized destination for innovative movement-based artistry, a place where thinking and movement meet the future. With an emphasis on live gathering, collaboration & community building, we are happy to introduce three brand new classes for Thinkers &...

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Timothy Ferris
 
Timothy Ferris is the author of a dozen books – among them The Science of Liberty and the bestsellers The Whole Shebang and Coming of Age in the Milky Way, which have been translated into fifteen languages and were named by The New York Times as among the leading books...

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Tina Satter/Half Straddle
 
Tina Satter is a Brooklyn-based writer and director who makes plays, performances and videos. She is Artistic Director of the theater and performance ensemble Half Straddle, whose work has been presented nationally and internationally. Honors include a Doris Duke Impact Artist Award (2014), an Obie Award (2013) and being named...

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TrioDance Collective/Barbie Diewald and Emily Jeffries
 
About TrioDance Collective TrioDance Collective seeks to champion the individual dance artist within the support of a group structure.  The company has performed the work of Artistic Directors Barbie Diewald and Emily Jeffries since its inception in 2010.   TrioDance Collective has produced full seasons of Ms. Diewald and Ms. Jeffries' work...

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Trisha Brown Dance Company
 
Trisha Brown (Founding Artistic Director and Choreographer) was born and raised in Aberdeen, Washington. She graduated from Mills College in Oakland, California in 1958; studied with Anna Halprin; and taught at Reed College in Portland, Oregon before moving to New York City in 1961. Instantly immersed in what...

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True Stages Theatre
 
True Stages is dedicated to bringing truth to the stage. Our...

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Tyler Ashley
 
I conduct experiments in desire, endurance, vulnerability and determination by creating image-based dances inspired by sport, nightlife, physical labor and excessiveness. I support these events with drama incited by extravaganza, masochism and ugliness. I raise questions about the experience of color and the importance of “the look” in individual style....

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UNGUARDED
 
UNGUARDED is a platform addressing the issues of displacement, marginalization and inclusion, that employs art as a tool for discourse and transdisciplinary methods to explore the performative of the refugee in everyday life. The objective is to celebrate immigrants/refugees’ human rights and acknowledge the circumstances that dislocated persons face in...

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University of North Carolina School of the Arts
 
Urban Bush Women
 
Urban Bush Women's mission is to create dance and to create community. Founded in 1984 by choreographer Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, Urban Bush Women (UBW) seeks to bring the untold and under-told histories and stories of disenfranchised people to light through dance.  We do this from a woman-centered perspective and as...

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