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Arthur Aviles

Arthur Aviles, a New York-Rican dancer/choreographer, was born in Queens and raised in Long Island and the South Bronx. He’s the founder of his dance company, Arthur Aviles Typical Theater, and the co-founder of BAAD! The Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance. He received his B.A. in dance and theater from Bard College, and was a member of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company for eight years.  Aviles was honored with a Bessie Award, an Arts and Letters Award from his alma mater in 1995, a BRIO Award, a NYFA Fellowship, the Mayor’s Award for Art and Culture in 2008, a NEA Master’s Grant from Pregones Theatre in 2010 and an honorary doctorate from Bard College in 2015.  He’s choreographed over 3 dozen dances, many of which embrace Latino and queer cultures, and performed with his company at dozens venues in NYC and around the country.

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Past Classes & Events

Studies Project: Stories, Strategies and Practices

October 10, 2017