Mission

Movement Research is one of the world's leading laboratories for the investigation of dance and movement-based forms. Valuing the individual artist, their creative process and their vital role within society, Movement Research is dedicated to the creation and implementation of free and low-cost programs that nurture and instigate discourse and experimentation. Movement Research strives to reflect the cultural, political and economic diversity of its moving community, including artists and audiences alike.

Strategic Plan

This three year Strategic Plan establishes goals from Movement Research in Fiscal Years 2008-2010. The plan was developed over a three-year period by the Board of Directors under the direction of former Executive Director Carla Peterson (2002-2006).  A draft of the plan was written in summer 2006 by Peterson and staff.  The plan was finalized and published in summer 2007 under Executive Director Barbara Bryan.

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Movement Research's Annual Report
Movement Research Timeline
Organizational Chart

Job Opportunities

Movement Research is hiring a new Development Associate. Read more here.

Accepting Internship applications! Read more here.

Board of Directors

Barbara Bryan

Executive Director

(January 2000 – present) Performing Arts Producer, Manager and Curator

Moira Brennan

Vice Chair

(December 2011 – present) Program Director, MAP Fund at Creative Capital

Maura Donohue

(September 2015 – present) Assistant Professor at CUNY Hunter College

Stephen Facey

Chair

(September 2010 – present) formerly Executive Vice President, Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine

Molly Gross

(December 2013 – present) Communications Director, The Drawing Center

Ishmael Houston-Jones

(2003-2012; July 2013 – present) Writer; Curator; Performer and Choreographer

Sarah Michelson

(July 2013 – Present) Choreographer; Curator

Carla Peterson

(2002-2011; Sept 2012 – present) Director, Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography

Will Rawls

Secretary

(December 2009 – present) Independent Choreographer, Performer and Producer

Steve Staso

(2005-2013; September 2014 – present) Filmmaker; Visual artist; Dance enthusiast

Michèle Steinwald

(March 2013 – present) Independent dance curator and presenter; Community Engagement Consultant, The Cowles Center

Edisa Weeks

(July 2016 – present) Assistant Professor of Dance, Queens College; Choreographer

Dana Whitco

(May 2013 – present) Director, Tisch Initiative for Creative Research, NYU

Guy Yarden

Treasurer

(1989-91; 1995-97; 2003-2014; 2015 – present) Composer and Administrator

Staff

Interns

Advisory Boards

Artists of Color Council

Artist Advisory Council

niv Acosta

Laurie Berg

Walter Dundervill

Alex Escalante

Marjani Fortè-Saunders

Danielle Goldman

Joe Levasseur

Mariangela Lopez

Melanie Maar

Jennifer Miller

Jill Sigman

Kathy Westwater

Advisory Board

Wendell Beavers

David Dorfman

Simone Forti

Cynthia Hedstrom

Bill T. Jones

Daniel Lepkoff

Mary Overlie

Steve Paxton

Yvonne Rainer

Jim Staley