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Artists

 
Ivy Baldwin
 
Biography In 1999 Ivy Baldwin graduated with an MFA from NYU Tisch School of the Arts with a handful of dances and performance hungry friends. Ivy Baldwin Dance was born. Since then, the Company has been presented by numerous NYC dance institutions including Dance Theater Workshop, New Museum of Contemporary Art,...

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Jérôme Bel & Theater HORA
 
Jerome Bel is a French choreographer who lives in Paris and works worldwide. Since his early works, he has been interested in what stands beyond representation. In his choreographies, the rules of dance and theater are treated like the syntax of a language that is analyzed and eventually put...

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Jaamil Olawale Kosoko | PHILADICTION
 
philadiction is an interdisciplinary performance company directed by Jaamil Olawale Kosoko that creates movement and spoken word installations for galleries, site-based locations, and proscenium stage venues. The work draws upon the traditions of visual art, literature, post-modernism, site-specific study, conceptual...

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Jack Ferver
 
Jack Ferver is a New York based writer, choreographer, and director. His genre defying performances interrogate and indict an array of psychological and socio-political issues, particularly in the realms of sexual orientation, gender, and power struggles. His visionary direction blurs boundaries between fantastic theatrics and stark naturalism, character and self,...

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Jacob Storms
 
Jamal Jackson Dance Company
 
Bio Jamal Jackson was born in Brooklyn, New York and began his formal studies of movement with the Harlem based Batoto Yetu Dance Company from 1991-­1996.  During his time with the company he became a principal dancer and performed at many venues including the United Nations, BAM, The Apollo Theater, and...

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James Everest
 
James G. Everest was born and raised in St Paul, Minnesota, USA, and is currently based in the Twin Cities area. He writes and performs music, teaches guitar, dabbles in film/video, and curates and hosts both the Making Music conversations series at the University of Minnesota's Whole Music Club and...

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Jane Crow Project
 
The mission of the Jane Crow Project is to produce multi-media presentations that uncover the hidden and false narratives undermining the health, safety and wellbeing of all American women of childbearing age, with a major focus on the history of racial and gender bias that continues to compromise the health of...

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Janet Aisawa
 
Janet Aisawa’s current piece “Them” will be shown at Rutgers Presbyterian Church, 5th floor Theater, 136 W. 73rd St, NYC on March 10, 2017 at 7:00. It will also be shown at the University Settlement, 184 Eldridge St, NYC on June 29, 30, July 1 at 8:00 “Them” is based...

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Janet Wong
 
Janet Wong was born in Hong Kong and trained in Hong Kong and London. Upon graduation she joined the Berlin Ballet where she first met Bill when he was invited to choreograph on the company. In 1993, she moved to New York to pursue other interests. Ms. Wong became Rehearsal...

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Jeanne Mordoj
 
Born in Paris in 1970, Jeanne Mordoj spent her childhood in the country with sculptor-parents who also raised goats. She has always had a very particular relationship with objects, one that involves strange attachments and rituals, owning a rock collection carefully sorted into labeled bags, small sculptures, and a strong...

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Jen Rosenblit
 
Jen Rosenblit has been making performance in New York City since 2005. Rosenblit is a recipient of a 2014 New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Award for Emerging Choreographer, an inaugural recipient of THE AWARD, a 2014-2015 workspace artist through Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, a 2013 Fellow at Insel Hombroich...

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Jenna Riegel
 
Jenna Riegel, a native of Fairfield, IA, has been a New York-based dancer, performer and teacher since 2007. Ms. Riegel holds an M.F.A. in Dance Performance from the University of Iowa and a B.A. in Theatre Arts from Maharishi University of Management. She has performed and toured nationally and internationally...

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Jennifer Monson
 
Biography Jennifer Monson is a choreographer, performer and teacher. Since 1983, she has explored strategies in choreography, improvisation and collaboration in experimental dance. In 2000, her work took a radical new trajectory towards investigating the relationship between movement and environment. This ongoing research has led her into inquiries of cultural and...

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Jennifer Nugent & Paul Matteson with Ted Coffey
 
Jennifer Nugent and Paul Matteson have been presented by Danspace Project, Symphony Space, Dance Theater Workshop and most recently by the American Dance Festival. They both danced with the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company and David Dorfman Dance and have each worked with many inspiring choreographers and dancing visionaries....

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Jessica Gaynor Dance
 
Jessica Gaynor Dance is a modern dance company based in Brooklyn NY. The company, hailed for its "risk-laden" (DIY Dancer) choreography and "sophisticated approach to pure dance," (The New Yorker), performs Gaynor's works that utilize kinetic physicality, intricate patterning, and formal structures in an exploration of the complexities of human experience.   Over...

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Jessica Pretty
 
Jessica Pretty is a New York based dance artist, choreographer and teacher. She received her MFA in Dance from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign with a Queer Studies minor. Pretty has performed in works by Jennifer Monson, Niall Jones, Cynthia Oliver, Abby Zbikowski and more. She...

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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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Jonathan Allen
 
On view in the Live Gallery March 7–18 | March 26–April 13 KNOWING THAT YOUR HOUSE IS ON FIRE: New large-scale mixed-media works on denim inspired by and responding to the physical processes of making dance, and collaborating across disciplines. Jonathan Allen works in painting, collage, video, and performance and frequently collaborates...

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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
 
Kenyon Adams
 
Kenyon Victor Adams, a multi-media performance artist also known as little ray, has been the recipient of a Greer Garson Award, a National Young Arts Foundation Award, and was named a White House Presidential Scholar in the Arts. He studied religion and the arts at Yale Divinity School and at...

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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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