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Ananda Zammaron Carbajal '26 studies Dance and Drama at Bennington, with a particular focus on acting and stage management. She spent her 2024 Field Work Term interning at XTR Studios, a film production company founded by Bryn Mooser ’01.

Bennington College is pleased to announce that poet and memoirist Safiya Sinclair ’10 will address the class of 2024 at Commencement.

Souleymane Badolo’s people gave him dance, and dance gave him opportunities to learn, choreograph, and teach around the world. Now, he is using his influence to provide greater access to a crucial resource: water.

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Souleymane Badolo during a talk given as a part of the 2023 Visionary Leadership Award presentation.

Alma Reiss Navarre ’24 is from Harlem. They had ballet instruction from the time they could walk and were on track to join a professional dance company when the pandemic struck and canceled performances for the foreseeable future.

Dancer, choreographer, and activist Souleymane Badolo MFA ’13 has been named the 2023 recipient of Bennington College’s Dr. Elizabeth Coleman Visionary Leadership Award. This annual award recognizes an engaged Bennington alumni who has successfully demonstrated leadership and confident willingness to step forward and take risks in order to solve problems and achieve results in the areas of education, government, the arts and sciences, or industry.

Bennington College has been featured in the Dance Magazine article, "Is a Smaller College Dance Program Right for You?"

On March 10, in an event organized by Elena Demyanenko, Bennington students, faculty, and staff laid down together on the ground in solidarity with Ukraine.

This summer, 186 Bennington students completed their annual Field Work Term, working either in-person or remotely on a variety of internships, independent study projects, professional trainings, and more.

Emerging from long-running experimentation with color, performance artist Elena Demyanenko presents welter, an assemblage of simultaneous solos performed by Chloë Engel '17, Leah Morrison, and Demyanenko herself.

Unstoppable Feat is Brontez Purnell's film, performance, and archive project about the late San Francisco postmodern choreographer Ed Mock.

At the start of Fall term, Bennington College students celebrated with Student Works, an annual showcase of projects done across disciplines—from poetry and play readings, to musical performances, genetics research, oral histories, and more.

Activist Sophie Nevin '18 helped organize the town of Bennington's first annual Pride celebration.

Faculty member Sue Rees served as the technical director for the four-city tour of Karnatic Kattaikkuttu.

Technical Instructor of Lighting and Dance Production Mark O’Maley is the instigator and designer for the art installation A Thing is Determined by its Nature, a collaboration with WCU Theater & Dance Associate Professor Liz Staruch in the Knauer Gallery at West Chester University in West Chester, Pennsylvania.

Miguel Gutierrez’s latest dance piece, which features a cast of Latin American heritage, "melds the formal and the personal, the tactile and the untamed," writes Gia Kourlas in The New York Times.

Choreographer, performer, writer, educator, and alumna Liz Lerman will address the class of 2018 at Bennington College’s 83rd commencement dinner on Friday, June 1, at 7:00 pm on Commons Lawn. The event will be livestreamed.

How can food capture what makes a community distinctive? As a graduating senior studying Visual Arts, Public Action, and Dance, Isabella Poulos ’18 has devoted her time at Bennington to studying the intersection of food, art, and community.

Once an S.E.C. regulator, now thriving as a lawyer for whistle-blowers, Jordan Thomas '92 has built one of the top legal practices in the country defending those who expose corporate wrongdoing. 

Dana Reitz’s Latitude was performed on February 8-10, 2018 at New York Live Arts as part of LUMBERYARD in the City.

Dance Spirit interviewed Director of Field Work Term and Career Development Faith McClellan about the role that college counselors can play in advancing a student's dance career. 

The world premiere of echo/archive, a collaboration faculty members Elena Demyanenko, choreographer, and Erika Mijlin, filmmaker, will take place at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) on Friday, March 2, and 8:00 pm.

The New York Times dance section featured a review of Séancers, the latest performance work by Jaamil Olawale Kosoko '05. 

Contemporary Performance included DD Dorvillier '89 in its list of "10 choreographers you should know."

Dancer and filmmaker Pooh Kaye MFA '04 had a series of short films featured on Contemporary Art Daily

The National Endowment for the Arts has honored the Kathryn Posin Dance Company (lead by Posin '65) with a $10,000 Art Works award. 

The American Dance Festival this summer celebrates its 40th year of bringing global modern dance to Durham, North Carolina. But the roots of the festival, and of modern dance itself, will always be be tied to Bennington. 

The third floor of Commons was the crossroads of intellectual and cultural life of the 20th century: where Helen Frankenthaler '49 and Paul Feeley painted, where Martha Graham danced, where Bob Dylan sang, and where Gunnar Schonbeck made his instruments. Now, it fully reopens for the first time since the 80's and the last time before a complete renovation of the building for a visual and performative arts show. 

Dancer and choreographer Melinda Ring MFA '01 has been awarded a 2017 Guggenheim Fellowship.

Liz Lerman '69 is the 2017 winner of the Jacob's Pillow Dance Award and was also honored with an American Dance Festival's Distinguished Teaching Award. 

Visiting faculty member Souleymane Badolo received a 2016 Bessie Award yesterday for Outstanding Production for his piece Yimbégré.