Banning Bouldin is an educator, choreographer, and the founding artistic director of New Dialect contemporary dance collective, based in Nashville, Tennessee. She received her BFA from The Juilliard School in 2002, and spent the first decade of her career performing internationally with renowned companies and choreographers, such as The Cullberg Ballet of Sweden and Aszure Barton and Artists. An awarded choreographer, Banning's works have been commissioned by companies, universities, and presenters across the US, including Jacob's Pillow, Gibney Company, the Juilliard School, and OZ Arts Nashville. Her company New Dialect, now in its 7th season, acts as a hub for contemporary dancers, teaching artists, and choreographers to connect and explore the wide variety of movement languages that exist in 21st Century dance.
Photo credit: Andrea Behrends Fecht
Creative Administration Research Artist (2020-2021)