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Image of Lisa Kraus

Alumni

Dancer who has performed with the Trisha Brown Dance Company, choreographed for her own company and independently, taught at universities and arts centers, and written reviews, features, and essays on dance for a variety of publications

Image of Hilary Clark

Faculty

Hilary Clark is a dancer, teacher and choreographer, performing in pivotal experimental dance and theater based work, touring nationally and internationally.

Image of Harvey Lichtenstein

Alumni

Director of the Brooklyn Academy of Music and founder of the Next Wave Festival, which gave artists like Merce Cunningham and Twyla Tharp audiences long before they became American icons

Souleymane_Badolo

Faculty

Souleymane ‘Solo’ Badolo is a Brooklyn-based choreographer and dancer born in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. In 1993, he founded his own Burkina Faso-based troupe, Kongo Ba Téria, which fuses traditional African dances with western contemporary dance and continues to tour internationally.

Image of David Thomson

Faculty

David Thomson is an interdisciplinary artist working in the fields of music, dance, theater and performance. He initiated The Sustainability Project as a platform for research to create and expand resources and the discourse surrounding ideas of financial, artistic, and personal empowerment in the performing arts community. 

Picture of Gwen Welliver

Alumni

New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow in Choreography and Bessie Award winning Performer for Sustained Achievement known for her longstanding work with some of the leading names in modern and contemporary dance, whose choreography has been staged at venues including Center for Performance Research, Dance Theater Workshop, La Ma Ma, Movement Research at the Judson Church, Museum of Arts and Design, and New York Live Arts

Image of Charles Schoonmaker

Faculty

Charles Schoonmaker is an Emmy Award-winning costume designer for theatre, dance, opera, and television.

Image of Michael Rancourt

Faculty

With his background in engineering, woodworking, and sawmilling, Michael Rancourt has created everything from a parasol that bursts into flames to a totally silent stage elevator for Bennington College productions.

Image of Katie Martin

Alumni

Choreographer, performer, teacher, and recipient of the national Jacob K. Javits Fellowship in Dance, having trained and performed under the direction of American Ballet Theater principal ballerina Karena Brock Carlyle

Image of Liz Lerman

Alumni

Choreographer and MacArthur “Genius Grant” recipient with commissions from many prestigious institutions

Image of DD Dorvillier

Alumni

Winner of the Guggenheim and Doris Duke Artist Awards for her innovative dance performance and choreography

Image of Kota Yamazaki

Faculty

Born in Niigata, Japan, Kota Yamazaki was first introduced to butoh under the teaching of Akira Kasai at the age of 18 after trained as a music conductor, then graduated from Bunka Fashion College with BA in Fashion Design.

Image of Daniel Roberts

Alumni

Member of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, performing a vast repertory, originating several roles, and appearing in several of Cunningham’s works for camera including Charles Atlas’s film Merce Cunningham: A Lifetime in Dance

Image of Susan Sgorbati

Faculty

Susan Sgorbati, the director of the Elizabeth Coleman Center for the Advancement of Public Action, is a professional mediator and educator whose creative research has led to collaboration across disciplines ranging from dance improvisation to biology to visual arts, as both an artist and a driver of social change.

Image of Dale Doucette

Faculty

Dale Doucette has been a touring lighting designer/director and production manager for over 40 years. He has traveled the world over with a variety of musical performers. He has also worked in set and lighting design for film, television and theatre production.

Image of Penny Campbell

Alumni

Improvisational performer, choreographer, and Senior Lecturer Emerita of Dance at Middlebury College 

 

Image of Lisa Nelson

Alumni

Bessie and Alpert award-winning dance-maker, improvisational performer, and collaborative artist who developed an approach to real-time editing, “attentionography,” and performance she calls Tuning Scores

Image of Eleanor Bauer

Faculty

Eleanor Bauer is a performer and choreographer working at the intersections of dance, writing, and music. Her work is a profound synthesis of physical, conceptual, affective, emotional, formal, and aesthetic understandings.

Image of Wendy Perron

Alumni

Member of Trisha Brown Dance Company in the 1970s, choreographer, former editor-in-chief of Dance Magazine, and author of Through the Eyes of a Dancer

Image of Ulysses Dove

Alumni

Renowned choreographer of works performed by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and the New York City Ballet

Image of Hope Clark

Alumni

Former performer and associate artistic director of Elizabeth Streb’s Ringside company, known for its athletic, gravity-defying choreography, whose own Bessie award-winning work has been performed at Danspace, Dance Theater Workshop, and other high-profile venues

Photograph © Lois Greenfield

Image of Mark O'Maley

Faculty

An instigator of space, bodies, and ideas who wears his heart on his sleeve and the sky on his arm - while working in lighting design, scenic design, curation, and installation art - Mark O’Maley is a Vermont based artist who has a fascination with how people use and inhabit space. He lights mostly dance.

Image of Richard MacPike

Faculty

Richard MacPike brings his experience working on Broadway shows such as The Lion King and companies like the Santa Fe Opera and Glimmerglass to his work as costume shop manager at Bennington.

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Alumni

Bessie award-winning dancer with the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company

Image of Molly Lieber

Faculty

Molly Lieber is performing and touring in projects for luciana achugar, Oren Barnoy, Wally Cardona, Brian Rogers, and Donna Uchizono. Her work with Eleanor Smith premiered at New York Live Arts in March 2019.

Image of Pooh Kaye MFA ’04

Alumni

Choreographer and award-winning filmmaker whose works have been shown nationally and internationally

Image of Nicole Daunic

Faculty

Nicole Daunic’s research as a dancer and dance scholar examines the intersection of movement and power in choreographic and improvisational dance practices in order to consider the politics of how we move together.

Image of Harry Sheppard

Alumni

Dancer and choreographer who worked with Andy De Groat, Bill T. Jones, David Gordon, and Wendy Perron and whose own choreography was presented at the Dance Theater Workshop and the 14th Street Dance Center in Manhattan

Image of Miguel Gutierrez

Faculty

Miguel Gutierrez is a Brooklyn based artist and educator working with dance, performance, text and sound. He performs and teaches all over the world. 

Image of Aileen Passloff

Alumni

Former Chair of Dance at Bard College and choreographer and dancer at the Judson Dance Theatre