2020 Virtual

Ardsley Residency

In 2018, the Dance Gallery began a residency program in collaboration with Catskill Arts Society for artists to develop works for the NYC Season. This residency takes place Labor Day weekend and is an all inclusive residency, offering travel from NYC, accommodations, meals, rehearsal space, and a community showing at the end. With the shifts that the world has seen since the onset of the novel coronavirus, the 2020 residency has been moved online so that we can continue supporting the development of new work in a way that is safe for creators, performers, and audiences. Please enjoy the work and behind the scenes look into creating work during this time. 

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Annalee Traylor, photo by

Annalee Traylor is a NYC based freelance creator/choreographer and educator. She is a high school graduate of UNCSA and received her BFA with honors from Point Park University. Collectively, her live work and films have been presented nationally and abroad in LA, NYC, Pittsburgh, Atlanta, Seattle, Rotterdam, NL, and Rome, IT, and at festivals including the Dance Gallery, Battery Dance, Los Angeles Dance, and the American Dance Festival. She has been commissioned by Voices Carry Inc., Dance Canvas, Point Park University's International Summer Dance, Periapsis Music and Dance, Texture Contemporary Ballet, REED Dance, among others. Most recently, she was named “Outstanding Choreographer” at the 2020 Youth America Grand Prix regionals. Guest artist teaching credits include: Carnegie Mellon University, Sam Houston State University, Slippery Rock University, Point Park University, Dekalb School of the Arts, and The Creative and Performing Arts High School among others.

About the work

Created in response to societies time spent in quarantine, “MISS YOU”, is a concept film that explores the act of dissociation as a coping mechanism for isolation. The Ardsley Residency provided Traylor the opportunity and support to delve into creative research centered specifically around character study/building.

Behind the Scenes



Artist Talkback

December 6th at 6:30pm

Join us for a conversation with Annalee Traylor to discuss the creation of MISS YOU. They will be joined by Astrid von Ussar of Dance Gallery Festival, Sally Wright of CAS Arts Center, and moderator Quinn Czejkowski. 



© 2019-2020 by The Dance Gallery Festival. Created by Quinn Czejkowski

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