ANDRÉ M. ZACHERY
André M. Zachery is an interdisciplinary artist and the artistic director of the Brooklyn-based dance company Renegade Performance Group. André holds a BFA from Fordham University/Alvin Ailey and MFA in Performance & Interactive Media Arts from CUNY/Brooklyn College. He is a 2016 New York Foundation for the Arts Gregory Millard Fellow in Choreography and a 2019 Jerome Hill Foundation Fellow in Choreography. His works through RPG have been presented domestically and internationally, receiving support through several residencies, awards, and commissions. André is currently a faculty member of the NYU Tisch Dance Department. As a scholar, he has been a member of panels, led group talks, facilitated discussions, and presented research on a myriad of topics including Afrofuturism, African Diaspora practices and philosophies, Black cultural aesthetics, technology in art and performance, and expanding the boundaries of art making within the community. He is an advisory board member of ATLAS Institute at the University of Colorado. André has taught at Brooklyn College and been a guest faculty member at the dance programs of Florida State University, Virginia Commonwealth University, The Ohio State University, the University of California Los Angeles, and the University of California Riverside.
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Ideas in Motion: 21st Century Dance Practices (2023)