Artist in Residence (2014-2016)
Paloma McGregor (Director, Angela’s Pulse/Dancing While Black) is a Caribbean-born, New York-based choreographer, and winner of a 2017 New York Dance and Performance Bessie Award for Performance with Skeleton Architecture. Paloma’s work centers Black voices through collaborative, process-based art-making and organizing. A lover of intersections and alchemy, she develops projects in which communities of geography, practice, and values come together to laugh, make magic and transform. She has created a wide range of work, including a dance through a makeshift fishnet on a Brooklyn rooftop, a structured improvisation for a floating platform in the Bronx River and a devised a multidisciplinary performance work about food justice with three dozen community members and students at UC Berkeley. Residencies include: 2017-18 Urban Bush Women Choreographic Fellowship; 2017-18 Movement Research Artist in Residence; 2016-18 NYLA Live Feed; 2014-16 BAX Artist in Residence; 2014 LMCC Process Space; 2013-14 NYU’s Hemispheric Institute Artist in Residence; and 2013 Wave Hill Winter Workspace. Grants include: Dance/NYC Dance Advancement Fund; Surdna Foundation; Lambent Foundation Fund; MAP Fund; Dance/USA – Engaging Dance Audiences. Paloma has been nominated for the prestigious United States Artists Fellowship and the Herb Alpert Award. Recent support for her work includes grants from MAP Fund, Surdna Foundation, Dance/NYC, NYSCA and Dance/USA Engaging Dance Audiences.