mayfield brooks (they/them) is a movement-based performance artist, vocalist, urban farmer, writer, and wanderer based in Lenapehoking also known as Brooklyn, New York.
brooks is the 2021 recipient of the Merce Cunningham Award from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts. Their dance film, Whale Fall, was nominated for a 2021 Bessie Award.
brooks is a 2022-23 Hodder Fellow at Princeton University. They are also an international teacher and performer whose entire body of work arises from their life/art/movement practice, Improvising While Black aka IWB. brooks was a guest faculty at Bennington for Spring 2023.