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Artists

 
Jennifer Nugent & Paul Matteson
 
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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Jesse Phillips-Fein
 
Artist Statement  What are the complicated ethics of using other people, and specifically their bodies, to create? This is the tension my dances move in as we labor with the forces of gender, sexuality, race, and capitalism that are always already choreographing us. Questioning the ways that movement makes,...

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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 is a Brooklyn-based dancer, choreographer and teacher. She was awarded the 2013 New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Award for Outstanding Emerging Choreographer and has received support from the Jerome Foundation, Mertz-Gilmore Foundation, Harkness Foundation for Dance, New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) BUILD, New Music...

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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 has been working as a dance artist in New York City since graduating from Sarah Lawrence College in 1985. He founded John Jasperse Company, later renamed John Jasperse Projects, in 1989 and has since created 17 evening-length works through this non-profit structure as well as numerous commissions for other...

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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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Jordan Demetrius Lloyd
 
Jordan Demetrius Lloyd is a dance artist based in Brooklyn, NY. Originally from Albany, NY, Lloyd graduated from The College at Brockport where he performed works by Maura Keefe and Alexandra Beller. He has collaborated with and performed for Karl Rogers/Red Dirt Dance, Netta Yerushalmy, Monica Bill Barnes,...

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Jordan Demetrius Lloyd
 
Jordan Demetrius Lloyd is a dance artist based in Brooklyn, NY. Originally from Albany, NY, Lloyd graduated from The College at Brockport where he performed works by Maura Keefe and Alexandra Beller. He has collaborated with and performed for Karl Rogers/Red Dirt Dance, Netta Yerushalmy, Monica Bill Barnes,...

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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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Kal Mansoor
 
Kal Mansoor Writer, producer, and star of A Brief History of Colonization.   Artist Statement and/or Bio A Brief History of Colonization was written in reaction to Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk, where he erased 2.5 million Indian soldiers from this historic event. Media...

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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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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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Kathy Westwater
 
Kathy Westwater, recipient of the Solange MacArthur Award for New Choreography, has choreographically pursued experimental dance forms since 1996. Her work, described in The Brooklyn Rail as “at the limits of the human,” responds to the societal landscape in which it manifests by reimagining the body’s movement potential. With an eye...

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Kathy Westwater
 
Kathy Westwater, 2017 recipient of the Solange MacArthur Award for New Choreography, has choreographically pursued experimental dance forms since 1996. Her work, described in The Brooklyn Rail as “at the limits of the human,” responds to the societal landscape in which it manifests by reimagining the body’s movement potential. With an...

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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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Katy Gero / Anastasia Voron
 
Katy Gero is a PhD student in Computer Science at Columbia University, working on models of poetic language, human-machine collaboration, and tools for artists. Katy is a published poet and essayist—her writing has been featured in Synaesthesia Magazine, the Blueshift Journal, Electric Literature, and more—and she is an alum of...

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Kayla Hamilton
 
Kayla Hamilton is an artist, producer, and educator originally from Texarkana, Texas and now reside in Bronx, NY. Kayla earned a BA in Dance from Texas Woman’s University and an MS Ed in Special Education from Hunter College. She is a member of the 2017 Bessie-award winning collective...

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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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Keely Garfield / Cynthia X. Hua
 
Keely Garfield is a British choreographer, dancer, and educator. Her company, Keely Garfield Dance (KGD), which has been widely commissioned and presented at theaters and festivals nationally, and internationally. Alongside her work for KGD, Garfield has made work for other modern dance companies, theater, musicals, ballet, film, MTV, site-specific projects,...

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Keira Heu-Jwyn Chang / Nia Laureano
 
Keira Heu-Jwyn Chang was a triple-major in Ballet, Astrophysics, and Philosophy at the University of Utah before pursuing Cultural and Arts Management at American University. Chang worked at the Association of Performing Arts Presenters and New York City Center Theater. She spent two years with a small venture capital firm...

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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
 
Choreographer, performer, educator Kimberly Bartosik creates viscerally provocative, ferociously intimate 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, dramatically illuminates the ephemeral nature of performance. Kimberly...

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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 + A.I.M
 
The mission of A.I.M is to create an evocative interdisciplinary body of work. Born into hip-hop culture in the late 1970s and grounded in Kyle Abraham’s artistic upbringing in classical cello, piano, and the visual arts, the goal of the movement is to delve into identity in relation to a...

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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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Lakaï Dance Theatre
 
The brainchild of choreographer McKersin, Lakaï Dance Theatre (LDT) takes its name and driving purpose from the word for “home” in McKersin’s native tongue of Haitian Creole. LDT draws from jazz, hip-hop, and Afro-Diasporic styles while incorporating powerful spoken word and live music to paint complex stories that reflect the realities...

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