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About the Artist

Gianna Burright is a California dance artist who holds a BFA in Dance and an MFA in Choreography from Trinity Laban. Most recently Gianna is a 2022 Jacob’s Pillow Choreography Fellow, Bates Dance Festival Scholar and UCSB lecturer of Modern Dance Technique. Gianna has presented her work in fifteen different countries including locations such as the Turner Contemporary Gallery, Bonnie Bird Theatre, Waterloo East Theatre, STEPS, The Place and the International Edinburgh Fringe Festival, ZOO venues. Gianna’s credits include; UCSB Dance Company, The Improv Sessions, A Truefitt Collective, Nebula Dance Lab, Motion Theatre Dance Company, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Dev Dance Theater, Ate9, and LACDC.

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2023 Ardsley Choreographer in Residence

2022 Ardsley Choreographic Residency

About the Residency

2022 Residency Dates: October 15-22

As of 2022, we are excited to extend this residency to a week long, all-inclusive residency - offering travel from NYC, accommodations, 1800SF of rehearsal space, artist stipend and a community showing at the end. Artists selected for this residency are invited to present the finished work at the Dance Gallery Festival. The residency will culminate in a showing of work followed by a Q&A with the choreographer. 

The Details

A week long residency in Livingston Manor, NY from October 15-22 including:

  • $3000 Artist stipend

  • ​Exclusive access to an 1800 square foot rehearsal space for the entire week.

  • Housing near downtown Livingston Manor

  • Transportation from NYC to Livingston Manor

  • Invitation to show the work at a future Dance Gallery Festival in NYC

  • If desired, mentorship and feedback during the residency from our Young Artist Advisory Board and/or the director of festival, Astrid von Ussar

Schedule to be announced: 

  • Community class for the students of the local elementary school 

  • Open rehearsals through out the week

  • End of residency showing (30-40 mins of material, can include rep in addition to work made during the residency) + Q&A

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