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Elisabeth Motley

Elisabeth Motley is a Brooklyn-based choreographer, scholar, and teacher whose work is concerned with disability and neurodivergence as a choreographic site. She is a recipient of the 2018-2019 Fulbright US-UK Scholar Award. Motley’s work has been presented at Center for Performance Research, Danspace Project, Dixon Place, Gibney Dance, HERE, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Movement Research at Judson, Chocolate Factory Theater’s THROW, Festival Oltre Passo – Italy, Springboard Danse Montreal, and The Whitney Museum among others. Motley was a BAX Parent Space Grantee and has been an Artist in Residence at Center for Performance Research, Chez Bushwick, and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. She has performed the works of Pat Catterson, Yvonne Rainer and collaborated with Trisha Brown on a series of improvisational structures. Motley holds a BFA from the Juilliard School and MFA from Goddard College. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Dance at Marymount Manhattan College.

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