photo by Alex Escalante

Barbara Bryan

Barbara Bryan is the Executive Director of Movement Research and is an independent performing arts producer, manager and curator currently working with Sarah Michelson Inc. and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Extended Life Residency Program. From 2000-12, she was the Managing Director of John Jasperse/Thin Man Dance, Inc., Producing Director with Wally Cardona, and Project Director with Jennifer Monson/iLand, Inc. She was guest curator of Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival’s Inside/Out Series (Becket, MA) from 2002-12. She was the Associate Director of Danspace Project from January 1997 to December 1999. Ms. Bryan has served as a faculty member, mentor, guest speaker and panelist at various events including Dance/USA’s Winter Council, PICA’s TBA Festival in Portland, Oregon, On the Boards in Seattle, the National Performance Network’s annual conference, the Pacific Northwest Dance Lab conceived by the National Dance Project, Dance Theater Workshop’s Laboratory for Dance Management, Pentacle’s Help Desk, Hunter College and the ADF Intensive in New York. She is currently on the Board of Trustees of Dance/USA. Ms. Bryan received her MFA in Dance from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, and a BFA in Dance and a BA in Classics from the University of Utah.