Photo by Ian Douglas

John Jasperse

John Jasperse has been working as a dance artist in New York City for over three decades.  He has created seventeen evening-length works with John Jasperse Projects as well as numerous commissions for other companies including Baryshnikov’s White Oak Dance Project, Batsheva Dance Company, and Lyon Opera Ballet. John Jasperse Projects has been presented in 25 US cities and 29 countries by presenters including Brooklyn Academy of Music, Joyce Theater, New York Live Arts, Dance Theater Workshop, The Kitchen, Walker Art Center, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, American Dance Festival, La Biennale di Venezia, Dance Umbrella London, Montpellier Danse, and Tanz I’m August Berlin, among many others. He is the recipient of a 2014 Doris Duke Artist Award, two Bessie awards (in 2014 and 2001), and multiple fellowships from US Artists, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Tides/ Lambent Foundation, Guggenheim Foundation, New York Foundation for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Jasperse is co-founder of CPR—Center for Performance Research in Brooklyn, New York and is Director of Dance at Sarah Lawrence College.

John Jasperse will be presenting new choreographic material in development as part of Movement Research at the Judson Church on March 5.


MELT Winter 2018 Faculty

Upcoming Classes & Events

Past Classes & Events

Morning Class

Thu, Oct 11 – Nov 29, 2018

Morning Class

Mon & Fri, Jun 1 – Jun 15, 2018

Morning Class

Tue & Thu, Mar 13 – Mar 15, 2018

MELT—Composition/Physical Relationships

Jan 2 – Jan 5, 2018