Janis Brenner in Inheritance: A Litany, photo by Judy Stuart Boroson

Janis Brenner

JANIS BRENNER is an award-winning dancer/choreographer/vocalist/teacher and is Artistic Director of Janis Brenner & Dancers in NYC. Known for her “meticulous artistry” (Village Voice), she has toured in 36 countries and is recognized as a “singular performer” with a multifaceted artistic range. Honors/grants include: NY Dance & Performance Award ("Bessie") for her performance in Meredith Monk’s The Politics of Quiet, Lester Horton Award in L.A., NYFA Fellowship, Fund for US Artists at International Festivals, U.S. State Department, Asian Cultural Council, Trust for Mutual Understanding, US Embassies in Bosnia, Moscow, Jakarta and Dakar, and a commission for the interdisciplinary work, The Memory Project, from the Whitney Museum of American Art. Work commissioned/restaged on more than 50 companies and colleges worldwide. Performed with Meredith Monk and Vocal Ensemble from 1990 - 2005, 2014 (recording on ECM Records). Soloist with Murray Louis Dance Company working with Rudolf Nureyev, Placido Domingo, Dave Brubeck Quartet, Joe Papp, Bat Sheva Dance Company, and Alwin Nikolais. JB&D has performed throughout the U.S., Asia, Russia and Europe since 1989 and been presented by leading NY organizations. The company is known for its creative residencies as well as its “emotionally authentic” and musically diverse work. Brenner has been on faculty at The Juilliard School, mentoring choreographers and teaching "Creative Process" since 2009. She received the 2018 "Best Production" Award from the Off-Broadway United Solo Theatre Festival for her interdisciplinary one-woman show, Inheritance: A Litany. www.janisbrenner.com

Past Classes & Events

Movement Research at the Judson Church

March 18, 2019

Moving, Sounding & Acting: Improvisation & Liberation

Mar 16 – Mar 17, 2019