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Inside the Dancer's Studio with André M. Zachery
Inside the Dancer's Studio with André M. Zachery

Fri, Feb 17


Guzzetta Hall Studio 194

Inside the Dancer's Studio with André M. Zachery

Join NCCAkron and choreographer André M. Zachery (Brooklyn, NY) for a live conversation on creativity, craft, and career.

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Time & Location

Feb 17, 2023, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

Guzzetta Hall Studio 194, 228 E Buchtel Ave, Akron, OH 44325, USA

About the Event

Join NCCAkron and The University of Akron School of Dance, Theatre, and Arts Administration this spring for Inside the Dancer's Studio, a live conversation series with choreographers from around the country.

These free morning talks explore creativity, the craft of choreography, and navigating an artistic career. All talks will take place on Fridays at 9:30 am ET in Studio 194 of Guzzetta Hall on The University of Akron Campus. 

On Friday, February 17, hear from André M. Zachery (Brooklyn, NY).

Masks are optional for audience members.

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.

Photo courtesy of the artist.

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