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Artists

 
Marie Al Fajr
 
Marie Al Fajr is a French choreographer based in France and Egypt who has journeyed as a dance researcher throughout North Africa and the Levant, closely collaborating with poets, musicians and historians in the region. Through Al Fajr Company, she produces and tours dance productions in Europe and the Arab...

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Marie Lloyd Paspe
 
Marie Lloyd Paspe is a native of Singapore and Philippines who grew up in Mississauga, ON, Canada, and Bellingham, MA. She received her early dance training from Jessica Wilson at MetroWest Ballet and graduated summa cum laude from the Ailey/Fordham BFA Program in 2016, studying dance performance and...

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Marija Krtolica
 
In my work, intense, personal emotion attempts to escape its immediate physical environment, thus inducing uncanny sense of displacement. Surreal landscapes produced through juxtaposition of physical memory, fantasy, and projections on to the objects of perception, are materialized through distortion, movement in space initiated from the periphery, uneven rhythmical structures,...

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Marijana Cvetković Marković & Miki Braniste
 
Marijana Cvetković Marković graduated from the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Belgrade (Art History), completed her MA in Management in Culture and Cultural Policy at the University of Arts in Belgrade and Université Lyon 2 (France) and is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Arts in...

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Marinov Dance
 
Jordan Marinov’s dancing and acting have taken her around the world — from NYC to the Russian Embassy in D.C., to Cyprus. She has worked as a dancer, actress, choreographer and model for film, television, commercial, music video and concert works.  She has had the pleasure of working with Kathryn Bigelow for HBO as an...

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Marjani Forté-Saunders
 
Fortè-Saunders is a Pasadena, CA native and Harlem resident. She traveled as a performer with Urban Bush Women Dance Co. for 5 yrs, and is now co-founder with Nia Love, of LOVE|FORTÉ A COLLECTIVE. [www.loveforte.org]. Fortè-Saunders is a 2014 Princess Grace Choreography Fellowship Awardee, for new work commissioned by Los...

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Marjorie Morrison, Mateo H. Romero and Joseph Mauricio
 
Marjorie Morrison has spent over 15 years doing extensive work with the military. She is the author of the book, The Inside Battle: Our Military Mental Health Crisis, and has written numerous editorials on the field of military mental health featured in TIME, Newsweek,The Daily Beast  and The Huffington Post....

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Mark Dery
 
Mark Dery is a cultural critic best known for his essays on Afrofuturism (a term he coined) and culture jamming (a phenomenon he popularized). His byline has appeared in a broad range of publications, including the New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, Elle, Bookforum, Wired, The Washington Post, and The...

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Mark Hairston
 
A native of Washington, DC, Mark H. is a director, performer and educator with a primary focus on American theater and theater of the African diaspora. He is particularly drawn to classical works, innovative literary adaptations, and theater for community development. His recent directing highlights include Julius Caesar, The Escape; or, A...

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Mark Stuart Dance Theatre
 
Mark Stuart most recently served as the Associate Choreographer of BANDSTAND on Broadway (TONY Award Best Choreography). As Producing Artistic Director of Mark Stuart Dance Theatre he Created, Directed, and Choreographed the award nominated Off-Broadway dance-musical *STANDARD TIME: When Change Comes*. Stuart’s award winning choreography and performances have been featured...

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Marlene Freitas
 
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Martita Abril
 
Martita Abril is a performer, choreographer, curator, and teaching artist from the border city of Tijuana, México. Her work considers abstract elements of physical and cultural boundaries. She’s been a mentee and mentor for the NYFA Immigrant Artist Program since 2013 and a volunteer interpreter aiding families seeking asylum at...

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Matthew Gamble
 
Matthew Gamble (Baritone) American Baritone Matthew Gamble has established himself as an artist of rare versatility, while his young career continues to grow with theatres in both North America and Europe. Recent and future engagements include debuts with the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, the Royal Danish Opera in Copenhagen, Lorin...

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Maud Le Pladec
 
   

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MAWU
 
Founded in 2007, MAWU is an all-female crew and dance company born out of New York’s underground house scene, whose mission is to embody strong, positive images of women in the street dance community, and to create fierce and creative works that will both educate and inspire new audiences. More...

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Maya Ciarrocchi
 
Biography Maya Ciarrocchi is a New York City-based video artist. Her work has been exhibited in New York at: Chashama; the Chocolate Factory; Dance Theater Workshop; the 2010 Governor’s Island Art Fair; School of Visual Arts; Westbeth Gallery; Sasha Wolf Gallery and: Borderlines...

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Meg Stuart/Damaged Goods & EIRA
 
Meg Stuart Biography Meg Stuart (U.S.A.) is a choreographer and dancer living and working in Brussels and Berlin. In 1986 she received her BFA in dance at New York University and continued her training following classes in Release technique and Contact Improvisation at the dance laboratory Movement Research (New York). In...

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Megan Harrold/ Inimois Dance
 
"…pure-movement investigation strongly reminiscent of Trisha Brown’s proximal initiations and complexly minuscule reorganizations of momentum… it’s quite remarkable to watch."   – Culturebot Megan Harrold graduated Magna Cum Laude from Virginia Commonwealth University’s department of Dance and Choreography. In the past seven years, she has received the Carpenter Foundation Scholarship, the Phi...

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MELD
 
MELD Mat Elder is a NYC and DC-based choreographer. He received a Bachelor of Science in Theater and Dance from Middle Tennessee State University and a Master of Fine Arts in Choreography from Smith College. He’s currently working towards a Master of Social Work at Hunter College, NYC.

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Meredith Monk
 
Meredith Monk is a composer, singer, director/choreographer and creator of new opera, music theater works, films and installations. A pioneer in what is now called “extended vocal technique” and “interdisciplinary performance,” Monk creates works that thrive at the intersection of music and movement, image and object, light and sound in...

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Michael Azerrad
 
Michael Azerrad, Editor in Chief, the Talkhouse, and Editor, Talkhouse Music,is the author of Our Band Could Be Your Life: Scenes from the American Indie Underground 1981-1991 and Come As You Are: The Story of Nirvana. He is a former contributing editor for Rolling Stone and wrote countless pieces for...

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Michael Mao Dance
 
Michelle Boule
 
Michelle Boulé is a choreographer, performer, teacher and Certified BodyTalk Practitioner based in New York. Her work has received commissions and presentations from The Chocolate Factory, Danspace Project, River to River Festival, American Realness, ISSUE Project Room (Emerging Artist Commission), Mount Tremper Arts Festival, Dance and Process at The Kitchen,...

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Michelle Jones, David Dagan, Meg Reiss, Steven Teles, Adam Foss, & Max Kenner
 
Michelle Jones is a first-year doctoral student in the American Studies program New York University.  She is a Research Fellow at the Charles Warren Center for American Studies at Harvard University. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Ball State University.  Following graduation, Michelle completed a four-year seminary ministerial...

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Migguel Anggelo
 
With the “showmanship of Desi Arnaz and the performance art of Klaus Nomi” (Theater Scene), Migguel Anggelo is a Venezuelan born / Brooklyn based multidisciplinary artist. Migguel Anggelo’s work explores the intersections of queer, Latino, and immigration identities, as well as the role of the artist in contemporary society. Migguel Anggelo...

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Miguel Gutierrez
 
Miguel Gutierrez is a choreographer, composer, performer, singer, writer, educator and advocate who has lived in New York for over twenty years. He is fascinated by the time-based nature of performance and how it creates an ideal frame for phenomenological questions around presence and meaning-making. His work proposes an...

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Mike Daisey
 
Mike Daisey has been hailed as “the master storyteller” and “one of the finest solo performers of his generation” by The New York Times, is the preeminent monologist in the American theater today. He has been compared to a modern-day Mark Twain and a latter-day Orson Welles for his provocative monologues that...

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Milka Djordjevich
 
Milka Djordjevich is a choreographer, performer and educator who questions preconceived notions of what dance should or should not be. Her work has been shown at many venues across the country, including the American Realness Festival, BAMPFA, the Chocolate Factory Theater, Danspace Project, the Hammer Museum, the Kitchen,...

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Mimi Garrard Dance Company
 
Mimi Garrard (choreographer) studied and then danced with Alwin Nikolais, who produced her concerts at the Henry Street Playhouse for ten years. She then toured under the National Endowment Touring Program for many years. In collaboration with James Seawright, her work was commissioned for CBS Camera Three and WGBH Boston...

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Miriam Barbosa Dance
 
Ms. Barbosa founded Miriam Barbosa Dance formerly known as South Carolina Contemporary Dance Company since 2007. She holds an MFA in Architecture & Urbanism from the University of Fine Arts, Brazil, where she also received her Classical Ballet Training. In 1991, she was awarded a Martha Graham Scholarship and performed...

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Mitzi and the Muscletones
 
Mitzi and the Muscletones is a combination live action and animated interactive multi-media series designed to inspire kids ages six to nine to move their bodies and not just their thumbs. As artists, parents, and avid media hounds, choreographer/dancer/writer Michele Kadison and jewelry designer/high creative Pauletta Brooks got together one day...

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Moderated by Piper Anderson
 
Piper Anderson is writer, educator and Chief Creative Strategist at Create Forward, a consultancy specializing in cultivating creative strategies for social change sourced from our collective radical imagination. She founded Create Forward after 15 years cultivating her creative practice devising local and national initiatives to creatively engage communities in response...

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Molissa Fenley and Company
 
Molissa Fenley has created 75 dance works during her continuing career. Her work has been presented throughout the United States, South America, Europe, Australia, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan and Hong Kong, and has been commissioned by the American Dance Festival, the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Next Wave Festival,...

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Mollét Contemporary Ballet
 
Artist Statement: As a choreographer it is my duty to present works that speak to the human experience. I choreograph in relation to the physical and emotional connection of a human life in an effort to create dialogue that can heal, nurture, inspire, question and/or change the very existence and perceptions...

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Molly Lieber
 
Molly Lieber dances, choreographs, teaches, and practices yoga in NYC. Her classes explore the stillness and the movement within the asana poses, how to stay firmly planted in this crazy earth while consciously floating up into the clouds, and making as much space as possible within yourself, for your self....

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Molly Lieber and Eleanor Smith
 
Molly Lieber and Eleanor Smith have been making experimental dances in New York since 2006. Focused on the bodily desire to heal oneself in connection with others, their work is an equal collaboration between the two choreographers, always performed by Molly and Eleanor.  Recent works include: Basketball (PS122...

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Molly Poerstel
 
Molly Poerstel is a dance artist who has been active in the New York City dance community for the past fourteen years. Within this time, she has worked as a collaborator and dancer for Mark Jarecke, David Dorfman Dance Company (05-09) Susan Rethorst, Alex Escalante, Hilary Clark, Larissa Valez-Jackson,...

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MONTELEONE DANCE
 
Monteleone Dance is a research based dance company that presents highly conceptual multimedia dance works. The company has already received high acclaim for its innovative and idiosyncratic movement language. Through this distinctly researched vocabulary, alongside interdisciplinary collaboration, the artists investigate the beclouded realm between man and machine, organism and...

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Moriah Evans
 
Moriah Evans’ choreographic work has been presented at Danspace Project, the Kitchen, MoMA/PS1, Judson Church, AUNTS, American Realness, BAX, DNA, The New Museum, The Chocolate Factory, Dixon Place, CalIT2, Kamp Nagel and Theatre de l’Usine.  She is the Editor-in-Chief of the Performance Journal and has been involved with the publication since 2009....

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Nadine Bommer Dance Company
 
Born in New York City, but raised in both NYC and Israel, Nadine Bommer brings a unique perspective to contemporary dance in a fruitful career that has spanned the globe. Her work utilizes her signature technique, the Nadine Bommer Method, to build enchanting characters in imaginative stories in performative and...

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Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company
 
Nai-Ni Chen has been making dances professionally for over thirty years since coming to the US. She has built a diverse repertoire of over 80 original works and toured to major venues in the US and international festivals in 12 countries around the world. A cross-cultural choreographer who aims to...

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Nat Ward
 
Nat Ward is a photographer based in Brooklyn, NY. He received his MFA from Columbia University in 2013 and was a resident in the Sharpe Wallentas Studio Program from 2015-16. He has exhibited internationally since 2008 with work in exhibitions presented by The Jewish Museum, Rail Curatorial Projects, and The...

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Natalie Johnson Dance
 
Natalie Johnson Dance is joyfully dedicated to a generous and open relationship with its community, and an unyielding loyalty to the movement art form. We seek to bring meaningful work to a wide audience through performance, teaching, and service, expanding our connections to people with love and passion. Our dance is...

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National YoungArts Foundation Salon Series
 
The National YoungArts Foundation identifies and nurtures the most accomplished young artists in the visual, literary, design and performing arts and assists them at critical junctures in their educational and professional development. The YoungArts Salon Series brings together creative alumni voices and offers audiences an opportunity...

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Nayaa Opong
 
Nayaa Opong (Performer) is from Cherry Hill, New Jersey. She began her dance training at The Bowman School of Dance and latter continued at Eleone Dance Unlimited Nayaa choose to further her studies at Mason Gross School of the Arts— Rutgers University where she earned a BFA in dance and...

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Neil Greenberg
 
Bio Neil Greenberg, recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and a New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Award, has been creating dances since 1979. He has created over twenty-five works for his company (Dance By Neil Greenberg), as well as commissions for Mikhail Baryshnikov’s White Oak Dance Project. He came to New...

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Netta Yerushalmy
 
Netta Yerushalmy is a dance artist based in New York City. Her work aims to engage with audiences by imparting the sensation of things as they are perceived, not as they are known, and to challenge how meaning is attributed and constructed. For her choreographic work Netta has been...

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New York Theatre Ballet
 
New York Theatre Ballet (NYTB), founded in 1978 by artistic director Diana Byer, is the most widely seen chamber ballet company in the United States and has been hailed by The New York Times as “an invaluable company.” NYTB is dedicated to inspiring a love of dance in diverse audiences through performances...

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Ni’Ja Whitson
 
Ni’Ja Whitson (NY/LA) is an award-winning Queer Nonbinary Trans multidisciplinary artist and futurist. They engage transdisciplinarity through a critical intersection of the sacred and conceptual in Black, Queer, and Transembodiedness, site, body and spirit. Whitson is a Creative Capital Awardee (2019), two-time “Bessie” Awardee (2017 & 2019), Hermitage...

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Nia Love
 
Nia love was most recently awarded the DiP Gibney residence and the  2019 Gibney Presents Artist in Residence. nia love is a 2017 Bessie Award recipient for Outstanding Performer as part of the Skeleton Architecture ensemble, convened by Eva Yaa Asantewaa. She is a daughter, mother, grandmother, activist, choreographer, and educator. She is...

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