Jesse Phillips-Fein
Alumni Space Grant (2013/2014)

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Jesse Phillips-Fein (she/her) studied dance as a young person at the Brooklyn Arts Exchange/BAX from 1987-1997. She holds a B.A. in Dance & Cultural Anthropology from Smith College (2001), a Diploma in Dance Studies from the Laban Centre in London (2000), an M.A. from the Gallatin School/NYU (2015) and participated in the Hemispheric Institute for Performance and Politics’ EMERGENYC program (2012). Her choreography has been performed at venues in New York including BRIC, the Brooklyn Arts Exchange/BAX, Center for Performance Research, chashama, Dance New Amsterdam/DNA, Danspace Project, HERE Arts Center, the 69th Street Pier, The Flea Theater, JACK Theater, Movement Research at Judson Church, and in New Jersey, Colorado and the annual Women’s Works Festival in Maine. Her writing on dance is published in the Journal on Dance Education, Live Through This: On Creativity and Self-Destruction, Palgrave Handbook on Race and Education, Pedagogies in The Flesh: Case Studies on the Embodiment of Sociocultural Differences in Education, and Slingshot. She currently teaches middle school dance for New York City Public Schools and is a collaborator/co-conspirator with nia love.