UPCOMING EVENTS:
 
October 23-25, 2019
Ballet Collective
Troy Schumacher's company of New York City Ballet dancers reprises Orange, with music by Caleb Burhans (played live by The Knights) and source art by MacArthur Genius Trevor Paglen.  Performances at GK Arts Center in Brooklyn. Tickets and more info here.
 
November 19-21, 2019
The Ailey/Fordham BFA Fall Concert. 
The class of 2020 premieres a new work for 22 dancers, set to music by Dave Brubeck. Tickets and more info here.
October 28-November 10
ABT Incubator
Returning to American Ballet Theatre to develop Landfall, the work I started in 2018.  Excerpts here.
November 20-26
Sam Houston State University
Artist in residence, teaching and creating new work.  
 
RECENT NEWS​:
 
April 2019
The Hartt School
Premiere of True Meridian, for 11 dancers, with music by Michael Galasso.  Excerpt here
March 2019
Pigeonwing premiere at Baruch PAC.
For the 5th Anniversary Festival of the CUNY Dance Initiative, Pigeonwing Dance premiered "Tensible", a collaboration with composer James Budinich, whose music is inspired by minimalism, Croatian folk traditions, and American popular music.
February/March 2019
James Sewell Ballet premiered "Thaw", a meditation on the movement of weather patterns and the intensity of winter.  With performances at SUNY Geneseo, Big Sky, MT, and Minneapolis' Cowles Center.
December 12, 2018:
Pigeonwing Dance premiere at Selected Shorts.  
For the first time, Symphony Space's beloved Selected Shorts focused on dance, with a brand-new "Dance in America" program. Pigeonwing was commissioned to create a new duet based on a short story by Ben Loory.  See an excerpt here.  
December 6-15, 2018:
Premiere for Marymount Manhattan College.
"Onrush," created for the MMC Dance Company, the school's audition-only performing group, features 22 dancers, performing to music by Paul de Jong and Bryce Dessner.  See excerpts here
November 2018:
American Ballet Theatre Choreographic Incubator
ABT Incubator, a two-week choreographic program directed by ABT Principal Dancer David Hallberg.  Participants were chosen through an audition process with selections made by a panel of choreographers, directors and artists in ballet and dance, including Mr. Hallberg, ABT Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie, Danspace Director Judy Hussie-Taylor and choreographers Jessica Lang and Lar Lubovitch.  
November 2018:
Premiere for New Chamber BalletPraised by the NY Times as “one of the small-scale delights of the New York Dance Scene", Miro Magloire's New Chamber Ballet premiered "Full Circles" with live music for piano and violin by Missy Mazzoli. 
July 20, 2018:
Pigeonwing Dance at Bryant Park, NYC.
Pigeonwing premiered a new quartet.   "Aswim" is a study of fluid dynamics and the life cycles of cephalopods.  It is inspired by recent discoveries of octopus cities (Octopolis and Octlantis) off the eastern coast of Australia. 
June 2018:
Premiere of Lacunae for Amy Seiwert's Imagery (SF)
A new work on the theme of breath, wind, and atmosphere, with costumes by Christine Darch and music by Maarja Nuut.  Sharing the program with Amy Seiwert and Jennifer Archibald.   
Read the SF Chronicle review.  
June 2018:
Noctilucent for the Steps Conservatory program
March 2018:

Pigeonwing Dance at the Harkness Dance Festival.

On the program: a reworked version of Bewilderness (2016), along with Torricelli's Theorem and Pathological Curves..

March 2018: 

Premiere of Can't Sleep But Lightly for Dark Circles Contemporary Dance USA (Dallas),

A new work for seven dancers featuring a commissioned score by Brandon Carson.  See the rehearsal trailer.

  

 February 2018: 

Ballet Kelowna performs Glas in a program of works by women, also featuring choreography by Heather  Myers, Gioconda Barbuto, and Alysia Pires.

January 2018: 

Premiere of "Joinery" for Whim W'him (Seattle), alongside premieres by Olivier Wevers and Ihsan Rustem.   See the trailer or read the blog post

January 20, 2018: 

Ballet Memphis performs Moult at the Alabama Dance Festival in Birmingham.

November 2017: 

Premiere of The Hourglass Sanatorium by Big Muddy Dance Company (St. Louis)

Based on the life and work of Polish Jewish author and artist Bruno Schulz, with music by Tin Hat.

October 2017:
Premiere of Orange for Ballet Collective
Collaboration with composer Caleb Burhans and five New York City Ballet dancers to create a new ballet inspired by artist Trevor Paglen's work on machine vision. Residencies in Millbrook, NY and Telluride, CO with a premiere  NYU's Skirball Center. 
September 2017:
Pigeonwing Dance premiered Refactory at Jamaica Performing Arts Center, Queens, NYC.
Pigeonwing is honored to have been the recipient of the commissioned work award for JPAC's 2017 Making Moves Festival
June  2017:
LUNA for Chelsea Bonosky.
Premiere of vsquared=2gh, part of a one-woman show for contemporary dancer Chelsea Bonosky.  Also on the program were works by Adam Barruch and Pavel Zustiak.  Review here:
June 2017:
Pigeonwing Dance performed a new creation, Meristem, at "Bryant Park Presents Contemporary Dance".
May 2017:
Dust Seeds Clouds for SALT Contemporary Dance.
Premiere of a new work for the twelve women of Salt 2, with music by Zoe Keating.
January 2017:
Springload at the University of Utah.
In residency teaching classes and creating choreography for the newly integrated School of Dance.
February 2017:
A Thousand Several Ways for Kansas City Ballet.
Created a work to music by Henry Purcell, for the company's "New Moves" program, curated by Artistic Director Devon Carney.
February 2017:
Teaching ballet and contemporary during a residency at Duke University.
November  2016:  
Bewilderness, the debut of Pigeonwing Dance at Baruch Performing Arts Center, NYC.
Check out our review in The Stewardship Report. 
October  2016:  
The Worm Forgives the Plow for Sacramento Ballet's "Women Speak".
Four women choreographers of national renown create new works for the acclaimed Sacramento Ballet.  See video.
August 2016:
Residency at Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens, NYC.
June 2016:
Spillway premiered at Sacramento Ballet.
May 2016:
NYC premiere of Tessellations at New York Live Arts, with the Joffrey Ballet Concert Group. 
April 2016:
Premiere of Meander  for Goucher College Dance Department.
 
February 2016:
Premiere of Elapse for Ballet Memphis.
 
October 2015:  
NY Times review of Ballet Memphis in "Moult" at the Joyce in NYC.
 
October 2015:  
"Connective Tissue" for Salt Contemporary Dance premieres in Park City, Utah.  Read the Salt Lake Tribune article here
 
July 2015 
"Glas is my kind of choreography, one that deluges its audience with abundant information which, when added together, gives a satisfyingly wholistic montage constructed out of many tiny puzzle pieces."    Read the Calgary Herald's review of "Glas", commissioned by the Banff Centre and winner of the 2014-12 Clifford E. Lee Award for Choreography.  See video highlights here.  
 
June 2015 
"Weft" for the Royal Winnipeg Ballet's Q Dance. (Winnipeg, MB)

April 2015   
Featured in POINTE Magazine:  "Women to Watch:  Three Rising Choreographers You Should Know" by Siobhan Burke.    
 
January 2015  
"Moult" for Ballet Memphis. (with the support of the Princess Grace Foundation USA)  
 
November 2014
"Hound the Yonder" for SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Dance.
 
November 2014 
Featured in the November 2014 issue of DANCE Magazine.  
 
November 2014
Performed with Pontus Lidberg Dance at the International Ballet Festival in Havana, Cuba.
 
October 26, 2014
New works "Whelms" and "Qualms" for Dance Gallery Festival, at Ailey Citigroup Theater in NYC.  
 
August 2014
Selected as Winner of a 2014 Princess Grace Award in Choreography.
 
August 2014
Prokofiev Quintet at the Garth Newel Music Center, Warm Springs, VA. 
 
July 2014
"A Mammal's Notebook" at the National Choreographers Initiative
 
May 2014  
Austin Critics Table Nominations for Best Choreographer and Best Short Work (Dovetail.)
 
March 2014 
Selected as winner of the Banff Centre's 2014-15 Clifford E. Lee Choreography Award.
 
March, 2014
Dovetail premiered by Ballet Austin.

 

February, 2014
Manifold restaged for Ballet Memphis.
 
February 2014
Premiere of HappenStance for Milwaukee Ballet.
 
January 2014
Selected as 2014 Choreography Fellow of New York City Center.  
 
January 2014
Premiere of Ritournelle for Western Michigan University as winner of the 2013 National Choreographic Competition.
 
November 2013
 "a dancer of stunning clarity who illuminates the smallest details--qualities she brings to the dances she makes, too."  Read the interview in November's issue of DANCE Magazine.
 
November 2013 
HeedfulNeedful premiere, BalletX at the Wilma Theater in Philadelphia.  
 
September 2013
Danced in a Luca Veggetti installation at the Drawing Center in NY, NY.
 
April 2013
Stations of Mercury (premiere), BalletX (Philadelphia) Music: Andrew Bird
 
February 2013
Manifold wins First Jury Prize at the Genesis International Choreographic Competition of Milwaukee Ballet.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Photo: Thomas Wilson

Photo: Thomas Wilson

Photo: Michael Darling/Sketch: Joan Chiverton

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