BAX Space Grant Alumni

The Space Grant program is BAX’s oldest residency program for developing artists. This focused 3–4 month residency was initially created for choreographers and dance artists, and was expanded to support theater and multidisciplinary performance artists in the late 1990s. A significant number of Artists In Residence started their relationship with BAX as space grantees. The Parent Artist Space Grant program is designed to address some of the needs of artists who are also parents. BAX is familiar with the joys and the difficulties of raising a family while creating and producing art, performance, and creative work in New York City. Below you will find the more than 200 amazing artists who make up our Space Grant alumni.

Rania Lee Khalil

Rania Lee Khalil

Rania Lee KhalilParent Artist Space Grant (Fall 2022)Rania Lee Khalil makes performances and moving image for live audiences.  Her artworks reflect on the beauty and disappearance of indigenous plant, animal and human (culture)s.  Her embodied research based practice...

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Violeta Tellez

Violeta Tellez

Violeta TellezParent Artist Space Grant (Fall 2022)Violeta Tellez (she/her) is from Mexico City where she started dance training in 1998. She was a dancer for Danza Contemporánea Universitaria UNAM in CDMX in 2002 and participated in the International Dance Festival...

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Tamar Ettun

Tamar Ettun

Tamar EttunParent Artist Space Grant (Summer 2022)Tamar Ettun is a multidisciplinary artist based in Brooklyn. She uses sculpture, video and performance to research female labor, empathy and compassion fatigue. Her work is often grounded in movement-study sculptures...

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Kilusan Bautista

Kilusan Bautista

Kilusan Bautista | Indigo HeroParent Artist Space Grant (Summer 2022) with Lia BautistaIndigo Hero is composed of Kilusan and Lia Bautista. Kilusan is an interdisciplinary theater artist who has spent over twelve years performing within the theater and spoken word...

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Lia Bautista

Lia Bautista

Lia Bautista | Indigo HeroParent Artist Space Grant (Summer 2022) with Kilusan BautistaIndigo Hero is composed of Kilusan and Lia Bautista. Kilusan is an interdisciplinary theater artist who has spent over twelve years performing within the theater and spoken word...

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Nehemoyia Young

Nehemoyia Young

Nehemoyia YoungSpace Grant (Spring 2022)Nehemoyia Young is a movement artist working at the intersection of art, spirituality and social impact. She is a graduate of Union Theological Seminary with a Masters in Theology, Performance Art & Ritual. Nehemoyia has...

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Joy Havens

Joy Havens

Joy HavensSpace Grant (Spring 2022)Joy Havens is a co-founder of In Liberated Company (ILC), a dance-based initiative to build community and support healing for ex-evangelicals and other ex-fundamentalists recovering from abuse in religious and spiritual contexts. ILC...

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Jovon Outlow

Jovon Outlow

Jovon Outlaw Space Grant (Spring 2022)Jovon Outlaw, they/he,  is a Bronx-born and raised, Interdisciplinary Artist. They specialize in Cinematography, Performance Art, and Writing. Jovon is a graduate of the SUNY Purchase College Film Conservatory and works looks to...

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Ambika Rania

Ambika Rania

Ambika Rania Space Grant (Spring 2022)Ambika Raina is a choreographer, dancer, and film maker in Lenape territory / New York City. Ambika makes cinematic fantasies that flirt with pop sensibility rooted in an experimental foundation. Viscerally influenced by her 10...

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Olaiya Olayemi

Olaiya Olayemi

Olaiya OlayemiSpace Grant (2020/2021)olaiya olayemi is a blk/trans/femme/womxn/artist/educator/and activist who centers womxn of the african diaspora in her performative/literary/cinematic/and sonic works of art that explore...

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Malcolm-x Betts

Malcolm-x Betts

Malcolm-x BettsSpace Grant (2020/2021)Malcolm-x Betts is a New York based visual and dance artist who believes that art is a transformative vehicle that brings people and communities together. His artistic work is rooted in investigating embodiment for liberation,...

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Marla Nicole Robertson

Marla Nicole Robertson

Marla Nicole RobertsonSpace Grant (2020/2021)Native Memphian,  Marla Nicole Robertson moved to the northeast in 2009 as an Americorps VISTA volunteer in Pittsfield, MA. She holds a Master's degree in Anthropology with a certificate in Museum Studies from The...

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Lily Gold

Lily Gold

Lily GoldSpace Grant (2020/2021)Lily Gold is a white, queer, fourth generation New Yorker. She is a choreographer, performer and visual artist, working in modes of movement, sound, painting, sculpture, and installation. Her work has been presented by Danspace Project,...

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Kristel Baldoz

Kristel Baldoz

Kristel BaldozSpace Grant (2020/2021)Kristel Baldoz is a Filipina-American artist from Delano, California, home to the Table Grape Strike. She was a 2019 EmergeNYC fellow at the Hemispheric Institute and artist-in-residence at the Jonah Bokaer Arts Foundation. As a...

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Anh Vo

Anh Vo

Anh VoSpace Grant (2020/2021) Anh Vo is a Vietnamese choreographer, dancer, theorist, and activist. They create dances and produce texts about pornography and queer relations, about being and form, about identity and abstraction, about history and its colonial...

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Iki Nakagawa

Iki Nakagawa

Iki NakagawaParent Artist Space Grant (2020/2021)iki nakagwa is a videographer who lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.  nakagawa has recorded live events including music, dance, theater and lectures for arts as well as edited footage for archive and online...

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Anna Azrieli

Anna Azrieli

Anna AzrieliParent Artist Space Grant (2020/2021)Anna Azrieli is a NYC based choreographer, performer, and teacher. She emigrated with her family from the Soviet Union/Ukraine at age seven and grew up in Queens. She started making her own work after the birth of her...

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Davalois Fearon

Davalois Fearon

Davalois FearonParent Artist Space Grant (2020/2021)Davalois Fearon (she/her) is a trailblazing choreographer, dancer, and educator whose work has garnered acclaim for being “unapologetic” and “electrifying” in nature. Hailing from Jamaica and raised in the Bronx, New...

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Leyna Marika Papach

Leyna Marika Papach

Leyna Marika PapachParent Artist Space Grant (2020/2021)Leyna Marika Papach is a musician and interdisciplinary artist from Japan and the United States. Her compositions house the languages of dance, theater, sound, and image. Leyna’s performative work has been...

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Kayla Farrish

Kayla Farrish

Kayla Farrish | Decent Structure ArtsSpace Grant (2019/2020)Kayla Farrish / Decent Structures Arts is an emerging company combining filmmaking, storytelling, dance theater performance, and sound score. The company has been commissioned by Gibney Dance Inc (2020-2021),...

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Catie Leasca

Catie Leasca

Catie LeascaSpace Grant (2019/2020)Catie Leasca (she/her) is a dance artist currently based in Brooklyn, NY. With roots in Massachusetts, she has traveled and danced abroad in Israel, France, Belgium, and Germany. Catie has worked professionally with Netta Yerushalmy,...

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Jeremy Tiang

Jeremy Tiang

Jeremy TiangSpace Grant (2019/2020)Jeremy Tiang (he/ they) is a novelist, playwright and literary translator. He has translated over twenty books from across the Chinese-speaking world, including novels by Yeng Pway Ngon, Yan Ge, Lo Yi-Chin, Liu Xinwu and Zhang...

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Ogemdi Ude

Ogemdi Ude

Ogemdi UdeSpace Grant (2019/2020)I am a Brooklyn-based dance and interdisciplinary artist creating performances, texts, installation, and media that focus on Black femme legacies and futures, grief, and memory. I use movement and voice as a tool for digging up...

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Nile Harris

Nile Harris

Nile HarrisSpace Grant (2019/2020)Nile Harris is a performer and a director of live works of art. His work has been presented at the Palais de Tokyo, Under the Radar Festival (Public Theater), The Watermill Center, Volksbühne Berlin, Prelude Festival, Bronx Academy of...

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Alicia Raquel Bauman-Morales

Alicia Raquel Bauman-Morales

Alicia Bauman MoralesSpace Grant (2018/2019) I am a dancer, interdisciplinary artist, and cultural organizer. My aesthetic is quirky, queer, “spanglish,” Boricua, urban, nerdy and working class. I grew up building altars, listening to and making up stories that...

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Bex Kwan

Bex Kwan

Bex Kwan Fall Space Grant (2018/2019) with So MakBex Kwan is a multimedia artist, organizer, social worker, and athlete who was born and raised in Singapore. Engaged in a lifelong process of undoing the effects of growing up in a Chinese supremacist culture, they are...

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So Mak

So Mak

So Mak Space Grant (2018/2019) with Bex KwanSo Mak is a Brooklyn based, facilitator, educator, and youth worker with over 15 years of experience teaching at the intersection of art and social justice. Much of So’s organizing roots come from their time in Baltimore,...

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J. Bouey

J. Bouey

J. BoueySpace Grant (2018/2019) J. is the founder of The Dance Union Podcast, initiating the NYC Dancers COVID-19 Relief Fund and The Dance Union Town Hall For Collective Action to support the dance community through numerous world-changing events. As a creator, J. is...

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Kayla Hamilton

Kayla Hamilton

Kayla Hamilton Disabled Artist Space Grant (2018/2019)Space Grant (2018/2019)Kayla Hamilton (she/they) is a Texas born, Bronx based performance maker, dancer, educator and consultant. Kayla is currently a Jerome Hill and Pina Bausch Fellow and a NEFA National Dance...

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Kendra Ross

Kendra Ross

Kendra J. RossSpace Grant (2018/2019) Kendra J. Ross is a proud Detroit native working as a dancer, teaching artist, choreographer, arts administrator, facilitator, and community organizer in her current home, Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn. As a dancer in New York City, Kendra...

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Nico Brown

Nico Brown

Nico BrownSpace Grant (2018/2019)Nico Brown is a dance artist originally from rural Illinois. His work is often described as minimal, formal, and irrevocably queer. Brown's dances have been presented at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Inside/Out, New York Live Arts, La...

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lily bo shapiro

lily bo shapiro

lily bo shapiroSpace Grant (2018/2019) lily bo shapiro is a dance artist from New York City. Bo’s current projects take up residence in the shifting constellations of archive, elision, pleasure and the strangely intimate (intimately strange). Bo’s choreographic work...

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Elisabeth Motley

Elisabeth Motley

Elisabeth MotleyParent Artist Space Grant (2018/2019)I am a disabled choreographer, scholar, and teacher whose work is concerned with disability as a framework for choreography and creative practice. Departing from my experiences of neurodivergence, physical...

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Molly Poerstel

Molly Poerstel

Molly PoerstelParent Artist Space Grant (2018/2019)Molly Poerstel is a dance artist whose career spans twenty- three years. A powerful performer, she has gained recognition over the years for her work with the David Dorfman Dance Company, Susan Rethorst, Larissa...

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Emma Crane Jaster

Emma Crane Jaster

Emma Crane JasterParent Artist Space Grant (2018/2019)Emma Crane Jaster (she/they) specializes in physical expression and communication as a performer, director, educator, and facilitator. Her work onstage, in the world, and in the classroom focuses on the...

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Naja Gordon

Naja Gordon

Naja Gordan Disabled Artist Space Grant (2018/2019) Naja Gordon is a New York City native dancer, teaching artist, and writer with Caribbean roots. She received her dance training from the Alvin Ailey American School of Dance (1997-2010), and holds a B.A. in Dance...

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Anna Gichan

Anna Gichan

Anna GichanDisabled Artist Space Grant (2018/2019) Born deaf and raised hearing, Anna Gichan (she/her) is a performing artist and choreographer. Anna grew up as a competitive gymnast and contemporary dancer and received a BFA in Dance from Rutgers University Mason...

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Anna Vomacka

Anna Vomacka

Anna VomackaAlumni Space Grant (2018/2019) Anna Vomacka is driven by her curiosities and cravings for community, connection, and spaces of shared learning / (un)learning. Perhaps it is through this desire to connect and preserve her childishly-curiosities that Anna...

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Nia & Ness

Nia & Ness

Nia & NessSpace Grant (2017/2018) We are Nia & Ness, a Black, out-lesbian couple and performance art duo, whose work serves as a visual-auditory diary of our daily lives. We believe that it’s necessary for our specific stories, as Black Lesbian Women, to be...

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Natalie Green

Natalie Green

Natalie Green Space Grant (2017/2018) Space Grant (2006/2007) Natalie Green is a professional dancer, yoga and pilates teacher based in Brooklyn. Her teaching style is fluid and light-hearted with an emphasis on spinal health, proper anatomical alignment, efficiency...

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Ita Segev

Ita Segev

Ita SegevSpace Grant (2017/2018)Ita Segev makes performance, writes, performs, acts and does advocacy & community building work, mainly around the intersection of her personal and sociopolitical contexts as an anti-Zionist Israeli trans woman. Ita was a 2019...

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Dane Terry

Dane Terry

Dane TerrySpace Grant (2017/2018) I am a storyteller, composer, pianist and singer from Ohio now anchored in New York City. I have been playing piano for 22 years and am completely self-taught. At first I played exclusively boogie-woogie for 6 hours a day in my...

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Claro de los Reyes

Claro de los Reyes

Claro de los ReyesSpace Grant (2017/2018) Claro de los Reyes (he/him/his) is NYC-based playwright, actor, educator, and a social practice theatre artist. His theatre works aim to raise questions about transnational histories and its intimate influence on the present....

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Julianne Cariño

Julianne Cariño

Julianne CariñoAlumni Space Grant (2017)Julianne Cariño (they/them) is a queer multimedia artist and performer, born and raised within Canarsie and Munsee Lenape lands. They have had the privilege of calling many lands their home and remain critically inquisitive...

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Abigail Levine

Abigail Levine

Abigail LevineSpace Grant (2016/2017)Abigail Levine is an artist working between New York and Los Angeles. Rooted in dance but moving across media—performance, text, drawing, sound—Levine focuses on the poetics of our bodies’ work, how we record and value it. Levine’s...

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Alex Romania

Alex Romania

Alex RomaniaSpace Grant (2016/2017)Alex Romania (NYC) makes multidisciplinary work at the crux of expansive task and deteriorating form, investigating bodies of cultural debris amidst the invisible everyday and toxic ingestions, consuming, purging, and breaking apart....

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Ashley Brockington

Ashley Brockington

Ashley BrockingtonSpace Grant (2016/2017) Ashley Brockington has been trolling around the downtown theater scene since 2001.  She has toured the parks of New York City with Circus Amok for over a decade.  Circus Amok is a politically-minded queer circus that provides...

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Beto O’Byrne

Beto O’Byrne

Beto O'Byrne | Radical EvolutionSpace Grant (2016/2017) Beto O’Byrne (co-founder) hails from East Texas and is the co-founder of Radical Evolution. As a theatre artist, his plays have been produced and supported throughout the U.S.  He is the former Artistic Director...

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Meropi Peponides

Meropi Peponides

Meropi Peponides | Radical EvolutionSpace Grant (2016/2017) Meropi Peponides (co-founder) Meropi Peponides is a theater maker, dramaturg, podcast producer, writer and co-founder of Radical Evolution. She has been collaboratively creating and producing theatre for the...

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Kristopher K.Q. Pourzal

Kristopher K.Q. Pourzal

Kristopher K.Q. PourzalSpace Grant (2016/2017) Kristopher Kareem Quarles Pourzal is a USA-based choreographer, performer, dramaturgical consultant, and teacher. He is a 2020 Dance and Process participant (The Kitchen), a 2018 danceWEB scholarship recipient (Impulstanz...

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Brittany Williams

Brittany Williams

Brittany WilliamsSpace Grant (2016/2017) Brittany Williams is an international artist originally from Florida City who has worked and traveled in the Caribbean, South America, and Europe. Brittany was a part of Dancing While Black: On Fertile Ground in New Orleans...

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Juliana May

Juliana May

Juliana MayParent Artist Space Grant (2016/2017)A Guggenheim and NYFA Fellow, Juliana F. May has created nine works since 2002, including eight evening-length pieces with commissions and encore performances from Dance Theater Workshop, New York Live Arts, The...

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Jimena Paz

Jimena Paz

Jimena PazParent Artist Space Grant (2016/2017)Jimena Paz was born in Buenos Aires, and has lived and worked in Argentina, United States, Europe and Scandinavia. Her most recent work, a solo titled Yellow, is a co-creation with American choreographers Vicky Shick and...

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Tamara Williams

Tamara Williams

Tamara WilliamsSpace Grant (2015/2016) Ms. Williams is a native of Augusta, GA where she began her dance training at Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School. Tamara participated in Georgia’s Governor’s Honors Program for dance during the summer of 2001, attended Philadanco’s...

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Taja Lindley

Taja Lindley

Taja LindleySpace Grant (2015/2016)An 80s baby born in New York and raised in the South, Taja Lindley (she/her) currently lives in Tennessee working as the Founder of Colored Girls Hustle®️- a shelter and sanctuary for her self-expression, a sacred portal and platform...

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Sarita Covington

Sarita Covington

Sarita CovingtonSpace Grant (2015/2016) SARITA COVINGTON holds an MFA from the Yale School of Drama. Her work has received support from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the Open Meadows Foundation, The Puffin Foundation and the Jerome Foundation. She has been an...

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Mina Nishimura

Mina Nishimura

Mina NishimuraSpace Grant (2015/2016)Nishimura is a dance artist from Tokyo whose practice and research focus on ever-changing relationships between internal landscapes and external forms, as well as images and movements. Buddhism-influenced and Butoh-based concepts...

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Mieke D.

Mieke D.

Mieke D.Space Grant (2015/2016) MIEKE D (she/they) is a mixed-race genderqueer femme of Asian and European descent. She is an experimental dance, theater, and performance artist committed to making work that is personal, political, and playful. As an educator and...

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Julián J. Mesri

Julián J. Mesri

Julián J. MesriSpace Grant (2015/2016)Julián Mesri (he/him) is a New York-based Argentinean-American writer and composer who makes multilingual plays and musicals in the US and around the world. He is a current member of the Public Theater Emerging Writers Group and...

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Jules Skloot

Jules Skloot

Jules SklootSpace Grant (2015/2016) ​​Jules Skloot is a dancer, choreographer, and teacher raised in Wisconsin and now working and living in Cummington, MA, and New York, NY. Jules has performed with Taylor Mac and Matt Ray, Jennifer Miller's Circus Amok, Tatyana...

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Todd Shalom

Todd Shalom

Todd Shalom  Space Grant (2014/2015) with Niegel Smith Todd Shalom works with text, sound and image to re-contextualize the body in space using vocabulary of the everyday. He is the founder and director of Elastic City. In this role, Todd leads his own walks,...

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Tei Blow

Tei Blow

Tei Blow | Royal Osiris Karaoke EnsembleSpace Grant (2014/2015) with Sean McElroy Royal Osiris Karaoke Ensemble (Tei Blow and Sean McElroy) [ROKE] is a musical priesthood that explores the metaphysics and mythologies of love, desire, and courtship at the end of the...

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Shelley Senter

Shelley Senter

Shelley SenterSpace Grant (2014/2015) Shelley Senter is an independent and collaborative dance artist and long-time Movement Research faculty member whose work has been presented throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia, Russia and Australia. She danced with...

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Sean McElroy

Sean McElroy

Sean McElroy | Royal Osiris Karaoke EnsembleSpace Grant (2014/2015) with Tei Blow Royal Osiris Karaoke Ensemble (Tei Blow and Sean McElroy) [ROKE] is a musical priesthood that explores the metaphysics and mythologies of love, desire, and courtship at the end of the...

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Rebecca Patek

Rebecca Patek

Rebecca PatekSpace Grant (2014/2015) Rebecca Patek has created over twenty original performances. Patek was an Artist in Residence at Movement Research, Atlantic Center for the Arts and New York Live Arts. Work was presented at MoMa PS1, The Kitchen, Impulstanz Vienna...

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Niegel Smith

Niegel Smith

Niegel Smith Space Grant (2014/2015) with Todd Shalom Niegel Smith is a theater director, performance artist and Artistic Director of NYC’s Obie-Award winning theater, The Flea. His theater work has been produced by Classical Theatre of Harlem, HERE Arts Center, Hip...

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Kirya Traber

Kirya Traber

Kirya Taber Space Grant (2014/2015) ​​Kirya Traber is a nationally awarded writer, performer, and cultural worker. She is a collaborating artist with Ping Chong + Company, and is Curator-in-Residence with Hi-ARTS. She was New York Stage and Film’s 2020 Founders Award...

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Ani Taj

Ani Taj

Ani Taj | The Dance Cartel Space Grant (2014/2015) ​​A native New Yorker, ANI TAJ is a choreographer, performer, and the founder and artistic director of The Dance Cartel. She choreographs contemporary musicals, plays, concerts, music videos, art parties, and she...

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Amanda Villalobos

Amanda Villalobos

Amanda VillalobosSpace Grant (2014/2015) ​​Amanda creates puppets and specialty props for both stage and television and has performed on and off-Broadway as an actor and puppeteer. Her puppetry designs have been presented on Broadway at the Walter Kerr and...

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Alexandra Beller

Alexandra Beller

Alexandra BellerParent Artist Space Grant (2014/2015)Alexandra (she/her) choreographed “Sense and Sensibility” (Sheen Center, Judson Gym, Folger Shakespeare Library, American Repertory Theater, Portland Center Stage), (Helen Hayes Award, Lortel Nomination, IRNE Best...

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Jesse Phillips-Fein

Jesse Phillips-Fein

Jesse Phillips-FeinAlumni Space Grant (2013/2014)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...

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Sari Nordman

Sari Nordman

Sari NordmanSpace Grant (2013/2014) Sari Nordman makes dances and videos, teaches dance, and loves to travel to the isolated parts of the world. She has presented her choreography in the US and her native Finland, and has enjoyed artist residencies nationally and...

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Jess Barbagallo

Jess Barbagallo

Jess Barbagallo Space Grant (2013/2014) Space Grant (2008/2009) with Red Terror SquadJess Barbagallo is a writer and performer and has performed with Big Dance Theater (The Other Here), Theatre of a Two-Headed Calf (Panic, Drum of the Waves of Horikawa, It Cannot Be...

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Jen McGinn

Jen McGinn

Jenn McGinnSpace Grant (2013/2014)Jen McGinn received her B.A. and M.F.A in Dance from Hollins University in partnership with the ADF. She currently teaches at the University of the Arts and co-directs their Summer Institute in Dance; is a Dance Specialist for "Life...

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iele paloumpis

iele paloumpis

iele paloumpisSpace Grant (2013/2014)iele paloumpis is a choreographer, textile artist, herbalist, astrologer and end of life doula living in Canarsie/Munsee territory in Lenapehoking. iele’s work is rooted in kinesthetic awareness, trauma-informed griefwork, and...

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Donovan & Calderón

Donovan & Calderón

Donovan & Calderón Space Grant (2013/2014)Donovan & Calderón have been in collaboration for the past thirteen years.  Previous works include Not Unclear at New York University (2003), Sublimate at the Galapagos Art Space (2006), their improvisational...

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Margaret Paek

Margaret Paek

Margaret PaekParent Artist Space Grant (2013/2014)Margaret Sunghe Paek (she/her) is a collaborative dance artist whose research engages in inclusionary methods and ensemble enterprises. She sees dance as a life practice and life as a dance practice. Her approach...

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Shaun Irons & Lauren Petty

Shaun Irons & Lauren Petty

Shaun Irons & Lauren PettySpace Grant (2012/2013)Shaun Irons and Lauren Petty are multi-platform artists (regularly collaborating under the name AutomaticRelease) working at the intersection of interdisciplinary performance, multimedia installation, documentary,...

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Pele Bauch

Pele Bauch

Pele BauchSpace Grant (2012/2013)Pele Bauch is an interdisciplinary choreographer who weaves dance, theater, and installation design into unique performances.  Bauch’s performance works have been selected for presentation at many New York venues.  She has received...

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Morgan Gould

Morgan Gould

Morgan GouldSpace Grant (2012/2013)Morgan Gould is a writer/ director who has previously held staff positions at Playscripts, Inc., Lark Play Development Center, Cape Cod Theatre Project, and Young Jean Lee’s Theater Company, where Morgan co-created UNTITLED FEMINIST...

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Michelle Boule

Michelle Boule

Michelle BouleSpace Grant (2012/2013) Michelle Boulé is a “Bessie” Award-winning dance artist, teacher, transformational coach, and healer who explores the connections between movement, consciousness, human potential, and creativity. She has received commissions and...

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Kimberly Brandt

Kimberly Brandt

Kim BrandtSpace Grant (2012/2013)Kim Brandt has presented her work at MoMA/PS1, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, SculptureCenter, The Kitchen, ISSUE Project Room, Pioneer Works, Bric, The Shed, Artists Space, Ceysson & Benetiere, Klaus Von Nichtssagend and AVA...

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Benjamin Kimitch

Benjamin Kimitch

Benjamin Aiko KimitchSpace Grant (2012/2013)Benjamin Akio Kimitch is a dance artist and producer based in Brooklyn, NY. His artistic work is deeply influenced by his mixed-race Japanese American heritage and childhood training in Chinese dance. In August 2022,...

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Adrienne Westwood

Adrienne Westwood

Adrienne WestwoodParent Artist Space Grant (2012/2013)Adrienne Westwood (she/her) is a Brooklyn-based artist whose multi-layered work incorporates objects into embodied explorations of memory, bringing traces of other times and places into the present moment. Her work...

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Xan Burley & Alex Springer

Xan Burley & Alex Springer

Xan Burley & Alex SpringerSpace Grant (2011/2012)XAN BURLEY + ALEX SPRINGER... As creative and life partners, our work is inherently and essentially collaborative. Since 2006, our cohesive efforts have taken shape as dance performance for the stage and camera,...

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Tara Ahmadinejad

Tara Ahmadinejad

Tara AhmadinejadSpace Grant (2011/2012)Tara is a NY director, originally from Philadelphia. She has directed/co-created shows with Piehole since its founding in 2008. Outside of Piehole projects, Tara develops and directs new plays, and teaches and directs in...

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Lee Sunday Evans

Lee Sunday Evans

Lee Sunday EvansSpace Grant (2011/2012)Lee Sunday Evans is a two-time Obie Award-winning Director + Choreographer and the Artistic Director of Waterwell.With Waterwell, she directed The Courtroom, a reenactment of one woman’s deportation proceedings performed entirely...

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Katy Pyle

Katy Pyle

Katy PyleSpace Grant (2011/2012)Katy Pyle is a multimedia performance artist whose works explore transformation, queer failure, and the lineage of performance. Pyle began studying ballet as a child, becoming an apprentice with Austin Contemporary Ballet at 14, and...

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Heather Olson

Heather Olson

Heather OlsenSpace Grant (2011/2012)Heather Olson is a dancer, choreographer, and mom working in New York City since 1997. As a performer, she has received Bessie Awards for sustained achievement with Tere O’Connor (2010) and for her performance in Yanira Castro’s...

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Donna Costello

Donna Costello

Donna CostelloSpace Grant (2011/2012)I am a performer, creator, and educator. Open and responsive to the vibrant exchange that informs my artistry, practice and passion for dance. With a high regard to process, I am committed to creating connections, investigating...

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Vanessa Anspaugh

Vanessa Anspaugh

Vanessa AnspaughSpace Grant (2010/2011) Vanessa Anspaugh, is a choreographer/performance based artist. She was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA amongst an eclectic family of artists, affected by the vast urban landscape and Pacific Ocean. The numerous paradigms of...

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Tara O’Con

Tara O’Con

Tara O'ConSpace Grant (2010/2011)(she/her) I am an actor, director, and dancer with well over a decade of experience in immersive and site-specific theater- including original cast collaborations with Third Rail Projects, Then She Fell (Alice), The Grand Paradise...

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Studio Six Theater Company

Studio Six Theater Company

Studio Six Theater CompanySpace Grant (2010/2011)The Studio Six Theater Company is a New York-based acting company, founded in 2006. Its members were all trained in the classical Stanislavsky method at the School of the Moscow Art Theatre (MXAT), and they are the...

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Devynn Emory

Devynn Emory

Devyn EmorySpace Grant (2010/2011)devynn emory is a choreographer/dance artist, dual licensed bodyworker, ritual guide, medium and registered nurse- practicing in the fields of acute/critical care, hospice, COVID and integrative health in NYC. emory's performance...

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Corinne Donly

Corinne Donly

Corinne DonlySpace Grant (2010/2011)Corinne Donly’s plays include Wood Calls Out to Wood (World Premiere, The Tank; 2017 Weasel Festival, the Public Theater; upcoming publication with 53rd State Press); Orchid Receipt Service (2018 Reading Series, the Bushwick...

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Christopher Williams

Christopher Williams

Christopher WilliamsSpace Grant (2010/2011)Christopher Williams (he/him), hailed as “one of the most exciting choreographic voices out there" (The New York Times) and “the downtown prodigy" (The New Yorker) conjuring up “extraordinary feats of visual imagination" (The...

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Amber Sloan

Amber Sloan

Amber SloanSpace Grant (2009/2010)AMBER SLOAN (she/her) is a choreographer, performer, teacher, producer, and curator based in Jersey City and New York City. She was a 2023 New Jersey State Council on the Arts Choreography Fellow. Her work has been presented by Dixon...

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Tiffany Mills

Tiffany Mills

Tiffany MillsSpace Grant (2009/2010) Tiffany Mills is a choreographer and artistic director of the NYC-based Tiffany Mills Company. Mills moved to NYC in 1995, and formed Tiffany Mills Company in 2000, earning praise from The New York Times: “Mills is making a name...

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Scout Durwood

Scout Durwood

Scout DurwoodSpace Grant (2009/2010) SCOUT DURWOOD is a Los Angeles based cabaret singer turned writer/comedian. Her debut studio album, TAKE ONE THING OFF, was released with Blue Élan Records along with a twenty-two episode digital series of the same name, which was...

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Peter Sciscioli

Peter Sciscioli

Peter SciscioliSpace Grant (2009/2010)Peter Sciscioli (pronounced sh-SHOL-ee, he/him/his) is a Brooklyn-based interdisciplinary performer, creator, educator and producer whose work encompasses dance, music, theater and film. Since 1997 he has been creating performance...

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Drae Campbell

Drae Campbell

Drae CampbellSpace Grant (2009/2010) Drae has an eclectic career as an EMCEE, comedian, director, actor, storyteller and all around entertainer. Drae received a BFA in Theater from the University of The Arts in Philadelphia. Drae has appeared on many stages and...

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Catharine Dill

Catharine Dill

Catherine Dill | Exploding Moment Space Grant (2009/2010)Space Grant (2004/2005)Catharine Dill (she/her), creates and directs performances under the company name Exploding Moment, including: Date:Time, What I Like About Breasts, Can I Help You?, Ye’re Here, Cuzin!,...

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Levi Gonzalez

Levi Gonzalez

Levi GonzalezSpace Grant 2009/2010Artist in Residence (2010-2012)Gonzalez is a dance artist and native Angeleno, who was based in New York City from 1998-2016, and is currently on faculty at Bennington College in Vermont. He collaborates regularly with luciana...

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Kevin Augustine

Kevin Augustine

Kevin AugustineSpace Grant 2009/2010 Forever INSPIRED by a hand-stitched sock puppet from my grandma, my life’s work rests on discovering that I too could make my own toys. Forming Lone Wolf Tribe in 1997, my mission remains: create intelligent, physical & highly...

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Ivy Baldwin

Ivy Baldwin

Ivy BaldwinSpace Grant 2009/2010 Ivy Baldwin is a NY-based choreographer, performer, teacher, and founder of Ivy Baldwin Dance. Since 1999, her work has been commissioned in the U.S. by the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM Next Wave Festival), The Philip Johnson Glass...

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Andrew Gilchrist

Andrew Gilchrist

Andrew GilchristSpace Grant 2008/2009Andrew Gilchrist (he/him) originally hails from Kansas City and is currently based in Southern California by way of Brooklyn, NY. His thesis film for the California Institute of the Arts' MFA Film Directing program, Color my...

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Miriam Wolf

Miriam Wolf

Miriam WolfSpace Grant (2007/2008) Miriam Wolf leads yoga classes designed to create a channel between the physical body and emotional wellbeing. Her classes have been described as sweat-, joy-, laughter-, and scream-inducing. They are masterfully creative and aim to...

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Kriota Willberg

Kriota Willberg

Kriota WillbergSpace Grant (2007/2008)Kriota Willberg (she/they) is a cartoonist and visual artist who draws from decades of experience as a massage therapist and educator in health sciences and the arts. She is the author of Draw Stronger: Self-Care For Cartoonists...

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Doug Howe

Doug Howe

Doug HoweSpace Grant (2007/2008)DOUG HOWE is an American theatre maker who has directed over thirty productions in five countries. He graduated from the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama in 1997 where he directed his first original piece, The Helpless Spectator: Dance...

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David Vining

David Vining

David Vining | Cagey ProductionsParent Artist Space Grant (2014/2015) with Karen GrenkeSpace Grant (2007/2008)Cagey Productions is Karen Grenke and David Vining and was founded in 2001 to create opportunities for emerging theatre artists. Cagey received a 2014...

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Chris Yon

Chris Yon

Chris YonSpace Grant (2007/2008) Chris Yon is a performer, choreographer and teacher. He mostly performs, choreographs, and sometimes curates, with and for Taryn Griggs. As a performer, he has worked with and for Yoshiko Chuma, Justin Jones, Karinne Keithley, David...

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Carrie Ahern

Carrie Ahern

Carrie AhernSpace Grant (2007/2008) Since 2005, choreographer Carrie Ahern (she/her), Artistic Director, has used the medium of the body to investigate spaces of taboo. She has a reputation for extensive research combined with an ability to make viewers deeply...

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Abigail Browde

Abigail Browde

Abby BrowdeSpace Grant (2007/2008) Abigail Browde is a theater artist working with Michael Silverstone under the name 600 HIGHWAYMEN. 600 HIGHWAYMEN has been called the “the standard-bearers of contemporary theater-making” by Le Monde, and “one of New York’s best...

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Michael Helland

Michael Helland

Michael HellandSpace Grant (2006/2007) Michael Helland is a Brussels-based dance artist and bodyworker from Seattle, Washington, USA. He completed the 2019 Yyoga Conscious Living teacher training program and 2022 Ayurvedic Yoga Massage certification in Brussels, where...

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Julia May Jonas

Julia May Jonas

Julia May JonasSpace Grant (2006/2007) I am a writer, director and teacher of theater, and make multidisciplinary work under the auspices of my company Nellie Tinder—some favorites being EVELYN, EMILY CLIMBS (MACHINE MÉCHANT), and FOR ARTISTS ONLY. I have also written...

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Christopher Eaves

Christopher Eaves

Christopher Eaves | eavesdropSpace Grant (2006/2007) with eavesdrop Christopher Eaves is the artistic director of eavesdrop®, a New York City theatre and arts education collective dedicated to producing new American theatre and to the instruction of the arts and...

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Andrew Dinwiddie

Andrew Dinwiddie

Andrew DinwiddieSpace Grant (2006/2007)Andrew Dinwiddie is the Acting Director of Times Square Arts (TSQ.org/Arts), the public art program of the Times Square Alliance. Andrew has been a co-curator/producer of the OBIE-winning CATCH Performance Series since 2004. He...

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Victoria Libertore

Victoria Libertore

Victoria LibertoreSpace Grant (2005/2006)VICTORIA LIBERTORE is a performer, writer, actress, improv artist,  curator, emcee and teacher. She is the creator of eight solo shows: "Camille: The Forgotten Artist", "stalk(her)", "The Should Dream", "My Journey of Decay",...

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Judith Smith

Judith Smith

Judith SmithSpace Grant (2005/2006) Judith Smith, Founding Member and Director Emerita of AXIS Dance Company, is one of the world’s driving forces in physically integrated dance. She was born and raised in the mountains of Colorado. Prior to becoming disabled in a car...

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Jen Abrams

Jen Abrams

Jen AbramsSpace Grant (2005/2006) I have been making body-based multi-disciplinary performance since 1994. I have been presented at Dixon Place, LaMama, BAX, HERE, and WOW Café Theater, where I was a member for twelve years. I have had residencies at BAX, Movement...

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Daniel Linehan

Daniel Linehan

Daniel LinehanSpace Grant (2005/2006) Hiatus is the production company of choreographer and dancer Daniel Linehan. The word “hiatus” implies a space of possibility, an opening. Each project of Hiatus aims to create an opening that fosters human-human connections in...

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Christopher Morgan

Christopher Morgan

Christopher MorganSpace Grant (2005/2006)   Christopher Kaui Morgan (he/him) is a choreographer, educator, facilitator, curator, and arts administrator whose Native Hawaiian ancestry and wide-ranging international performance career influence all aspects of his...

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Yasuko Yokoshi

Yasuko Yokoshi

Yasuko Yokoshi Space Grant (2004/2005) Yasuko Yokoshi is a choreographer, dancer, and filmmaker. Her work entwines cultures and personal insights to create radical performances through the melding of dance, video and storytelling as layered contemporary performance...

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Sigal  Bergman

Sigal Bergman

Sigal BergmanSpace Grant (2004/2005) Sigal Bergman was born in Israel, where she studied dance at the Jerusalem Academy for Music and Dance. From 1995-2009 she lived in NYC working professionally as a choreographer and freelance dancer. In NYC she was associated...

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Rebecca Lazier

Rebecca Lazier

Rebecca Lazier | TerrainSpace Grant (2003/2004) Rebecca Lazier is a choreographer and educator based in New York City and Nova Scotia. She has choreographed more than eighty works presented in six countries. Recognized as an audacious experimenter, Rebecca creates...

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Matt Chapman

Matt Chapman

Matt ChapmanSpace Grant (2003/2004) Matt Chapman is a performer, director, and teacher of physical theatre and clown. He is the Co-Founder and Co-Artistic Director of Brooklyn’s Under the Table, collaborating on each of the company’s 13 works produced since its...

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Gina Young

Gina Young

Gina YoungSpace Grant (2003/2004) gina young (she/they) is an award-winning writer, director, songwriter, performer, and curator based in los angeles. they have worked nationally and internationally, from The Hammer Museum and REDCAT to punk clubs and gay bars across...

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Antonio Ramos

Antonio Ramos

Antonio RamosSpace Grant (2003/2004)Antonio Ramos (he/him) was born and raised in Puerto Rico, where he trained in jazz, salsa, and African dance. He later received a B.F.A. in Dance from SUNY Purchase. Antonio began his career performing with Ballet Theatre of Puerto...

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Chris Elam

Chris Elam

Chris ElamSpace Grant (2002/2003) Chris Elam, Founding Artistic Director of Misnomer.org, is a critically-acclaimed choreographer and arts technology entrepreneur. Heralded as “a true original” (The New York Times), whose “clarity of vision delights the soul” (The...

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Thi Bui

Thi Bui

Thi BuiSpace Grant (2002/2003)Thi Bui was born in Vietnam and came to the United States in 1978 as part of the “boat people” wave of refugees fleeing Southeast Asia at the end of the Vietnam War. Her debut graphic memoir, The Best We Could Do (Abrams ComicArts, 2017)...

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Penelope McCourty

Penelope McCourty

Penelope MccourtySpace Grant (2002/2003) Penelope McCourty (she/they) is an arts administrator, educator and interdisciplinary performing artist who uses movement as her base. She has worked with several locally and nationally known dance performance companies and...

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Sam Kim

Sam Kim

Sam KimSpace Grant (2002/2003)In 1991 Kim moved to NYC to attend Barnard College, Columbia University where she earned a B.A. in English summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa in 1995.  Kim began making dances at 19.  She has been committed to the dance form ever since...

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Marisa Sullivan

Marisa Sullivan

Marisa SullivanSpace Grant (2002/2003) Marisa Sullivan is a writer, journalist, performer and producer living in New York City.  Since her 2021 NYC move, she launched her own media company, Marisa Media, LLC, and began writing full-time for PEOPLE.com, also covering...

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Joyce Lim

Joyce Lim

Joyce LimSpace Grant (2002/2003) Born and raised in Malaysia, Joyce S. Lim divides her time between Asia and the USA. She has been privileged to witness healing performances in remote villages, study with Masters of traditional dance forms, and perform in a range of...

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Deke Weaver & Michael Farkas

Deke Weaver & Michael Farkas

Deke Weaver & Michael FarkasSpace Grant (2002/2003) Deke Weaver is a writer-performer, designer, and video/media artist. He graduated from Bowdoin College and earned an M.F.A. in photography from the University of Colorado, Boulder.  His interdisciplinary...

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Homer Avila & Edisa Weeks

Homer Avila & Edisa Weeks

Homer Avila & Edisa WeeksSpace Grant (2001/2002)Homer Avila was active as a choreographer since 1982. As co-artistic director of Avila/Weeks Dance, his work was presented in New York at the Guggenheim Museum, the Joyce SoHo, Pace University and other venues....

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Melissa Briggs

Melissa Briggs

Melissa BriggsSpace Grant (2001/2002)Melissa Briggs is a choreographer and dance educator with over 25 years of experience, in New York City, across New England, and in New Mexico. Melissa’s choreography has been presented at venues throughout the New York...

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Liam Clancy

Liam Clancy

Liam ClancySpace Grant (2001/2002) Liam Clancy is a choreographer, dancer, and teacher at the University of California, San Diego. My work resides on the outskirts: on the border of dance, theater, poetry and performance art. Most of my training, the overwhelming...

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Julia Mandle

Julia Mandle

Julia MandleSpace Grant (2001/2002) Julia Mandle currently resides in Amsterdam after being based in NYC for over a decade where she founded and ran a non-profit organization devoted to performance and installation art. Her work has been shown internationally and...

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Jennifer Allen

Jennifer Allen

Jennifer AllenSpace Grant (2001/2002) Space Grant (1997/1998) with Drew PisarraAfter 30 years of dancing, 8 years of teaching yoga and meditation, and 3 years of training in the Alexander Technique, Jennifer Allen has been a student of how the body moves for most of...

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Tory Vazquez

Tory Vazquez

Tory VazquezSpace Grant (2000/2001) Tory Vazquez is a writer, director, and actor. She has created her own and collaborative theater work since 1994 in New York City. Vazquez has presented two original full-length dance theater works both commissioned by Performance...

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Satoshi Haga

Satoshi Haga

Satoshi HagaSpace Grant (2000/2001) Satoshi Haga grew up in Fukushima, Japan where he never thought he would ever become interested in dance. He has started his career as a performing artist since the 1980s in New York. As a choreographer and a dancer, his works have...

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Jean Vitrano

Jean Vitrano

Jean VitranoSpace Grant (2000/2001) JEAN VITRANO draws on her training in mindfulness practices, meditation and body therapies to assist her clients in living with greater peace, ease, and awareness. With an emphasis on assisting clients in discovering their own...

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Clare Byrne

Clare Byrne

Clare ByrneSpace Grant (2000/2001)Clare Byrne is a Senior Lecturer in Dance at the University of Vermont. She is a choreographer, dancer, writer, and musician who explores junctures of movement, music and ritual through performance. Clare Byrne Dance has performed in...

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Big Dance Theater

Big Dance Theater

Big Dance TheaterSpace Grant (2000/2001)Founded by Molly Hickok, Paul Lazar, and Annie-B Parson in 1991, Big Dance Theater is known for its inspired synthesis of dance, music, text, and visual design. The company’s work ranges from pure dance pieces, to dance/theater...

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Andrea Woods

Andrea Woods

Andrea WoodsSpace Grant (2000/2001)Dancer/choreographer/video artist/musician Andrea E. Woods Valdés is Artistic Director of SOULOWORKS/Andrea E. Woods & Dancers.  Woods is also an associate professor at Duke University and a former director of Duke In Ghana...

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Maureen Huskey

Maureen Huskey

Maureen HuskeySpace Grant (1999/2000) Maureen Huskey writes and directs for theater and performance. Her work has been presented in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Vienna, Austria, Vancouver, and Los Angeles. She has received a Robby Award for playwriting, a...

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Johanna Meyer

Johanna Meyer

Johanna MeyerSpace Grant (1999/2000) Johanna S. Meyer is a Pilates teacher, choreographer and dancer. She has performed and made work since the 1990s in New York City and recently graduated with an MFA in Dance from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)....

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Joanna Rotkin

Joanna Rotkin

Joanna RotkinSpace Grant (1999/2000) I make dances and I teach dance classes. And these dances...they tend to go like this: Nothing, then momentum. Nothing, then something. Nothing, then clarity. Nothing, then spiral. Then sound in spiral. Then portal, open, and the...

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Christalyn Wright

Christalyn Wright

Christalyn WrightSpace Grant (1999/2000)Christalyn Wright-Hampton is a casting director and producer who has been in the entertainment field in many capacities for a couple of decades. She has cast several series including, Cutting It In the ATL, Masterclass.com, A...

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Aaron Landsman

Aaron Landsman

Aaron LandsmanSpace Grant (1999/2000) Landsman is a theater artist, researcher, and teacher based in New York City. He is an Abrons Arts Center Social Practice Artist-in-Residence, a 2017 Guggenheim Fellow and a Princeton Arts Fellow. His performance works have been...

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Clare Maxwell

Clare Maxwell

Clare MaxwellSpace Grant (1998/1999) Clare Maxwell is a dancer & movement educator based in NYC. After a long career in experimental dance, she completed her training in the Alexander Technique and The Art of Breathing. She refocused her artistic practice on...

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Wally Cardona

Wally Cardona

Wally CardonaSpace Grant (1998/1999) Wally Cardona is a choreographer, dancer and educator. His current cycle of work actively creates space for his practice to mutate in collaborative processes that are both intimate and crowded. A select list includes TOOL IS...

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Olase Freeman

Olase Freeman

Olase FreemanSpace Grant (1998/1999) Olase Freeman is a dancer/choreographer/scholar, who will be the 2011-2012Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA.  A partial list of the companies he has worked with include Jane Comfort &...

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Leigh Fondakowski

Leigh Fondakowski

Leigh FondakowskiSpace Grant (1998/1999) Leigh Fondakowski is a playwright, screenwriter, author and director.  She was the head writer of The Laramie Project, a co-writer of Laramie: Ten Years Later, and an Emmy nominated co-screenwriter for the film adaptation...

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Shannon Hummel

Shannon Hummel

Shannon HummelSpace Grant (1997/1998)Shannon Hummel is a choreographer, arts educator and Founding Artistic Director of Cora Dance. Driven to create access to the arts for all people, she opened the Cora Dance Studio in Red Hook, Brooklyn in 2009 as a home for her...

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Margaret Morrison

Margaret Morrison

Margaret MorrisonSpace Grant (1997/1998) Margaret Morrison is a rhythm tap soloist, choreographer, playwright, and researcher who teaches and performs across the United States, Europe and Brazil. In 2019 she will receive the Flo-Bert Life Achievement Award for her...

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Sarah Safford

Sarah Safford

Sarah SaffordSpace Grant (1996/1997)Sarah Safford, rhythm tap dancer, choreographer, and songwriter who was part of the tap revival in the 1980s which brought woman to the foreground, was born in Geneva Switzerland; to mother Florence Sher Safford, a social worker and...

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Peggy Peloquin

Peggy Peloquin

Peggy Peloquin Space Grant (1996/1997)During Peggy's time at LREI as dance, life skills and yoga teacher , she has coached the step team, created and run several choreographers workshops, and collaborated with her students on over 100 choreographic works. Peggy’s...

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