AS AN ARTIST INSPIRED BY THE WORKS OF MARTHA GRAHAM AND JOSE LIMON, both companies of which I performed as a soloist artist, my choreography carries deep roots in the legacies of these great artists with unforgiving elements of fierce and impassioned physicality, musicality and truth. As a director, I’m interested in building multidisciplinary projects which encourage the blending of multiple genres including dance, theatre and live music. I’m also interested in building new bridges for cultural exchange- allowing space for the sharing of values beyond borders. My work is inspired by human connection.
JACQUELINE BULNES (’83), born in Miami Florida, began her training with Edmundo Ronquillo of the Ballet Nacional de Cuba. She later continued her studies at the New World School of the Arts, receiving a BFA with honors. Jacqueline was a Soloist with both the MARTHA GRAHAM DANCE COMPANY and the JOSE LIMÓN DANCE COMPANY in New York (2005-2019). She has also worked extensively in Europe since 2012, as choreographer & teacher, having directed productions for Torino Fringe Festival (Italy), Teatro Asti Festival (Italy), In Teatro Festival (Italy), Teatro Social Festival (Italy), Cupar Arts Festival (Scotland), Odeon Theatre (Denmark) and SDMK Theatre (Denmark). In London, Jacqueline Choreographed under the mentorship of Robert Cohan, former director of the Martha Graham Dance Company, as well as having had the experience of RE-STAGING GRAHAM & LIMÓN REPERTOIRE AT TRINITY LABAN CONSERVATORY OF THE ARTS- LONDON, UK. Since 2014, she has also served as movement director for the Italian theatre director, Antonio Calenda, with whom she choreographed the productions “Finis Terrae”, “Passio Hominis” & “Falstaff”. In April 2019, Jacqueline had the honor of performing alongside leading New York dancers & choreographers in “NIGHT OF 100 SOLOS” for the Merce Cunningham Bicentennial Celebration at BAM’s Opera House in Brooklyn, NY. The event was streamed & viewed worldwide.
Her newest project “THE GRAVITY BETWEEN” is a collaboration with two Danish musicians, a Canadian dancer and four Italian actors. Since it’s creation in April 2018, the project has premiered in Denmark, Italy and New York with ongoing performances throughout Europe.
Jacqueline is pursuing a Masters degree in Arts Management & Entrepreneurship at THE NEW SCHOOL UNIVERSITY IN NEW YORK, and in Summer 2020, she’ll be choreographing the Greek tragedy “The Clouds” under the direction of the Italian director Antonio Calenda, with a premier at Teatro Greco in Sicily, Italy.