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nia love

nia love’s career spans forty years, beginning in 1978 when she became one of the youngest international apprentices with Havana’s world-renowned Ballet Nacional de Cuba. In 1986, Love studied Butoh and toured with celebrated Japanese Butoh master Min Tanaka. Received her Theater from Howard University (1987), M.F.A. in Choreography from Florida State University (1992). A Fulbright Fellow (2002-03), a Brooklyn Arts Exchange/BAX Artist-In-Residence (2011-12, 2013-14), and a Movement Research Artist-in-Residence (2016-17).

love received the New York Live Arts Suitcase Fund (2013-14), the Alvin Ailey New Directions Lab Choreographer Award (2013-14), the CUNY Dance Initiative (2014-15), a Bessies award for the Most Outstanding Performer (2017) as part of the ensemble of Skeleton Architecture, and the CUNY Incubator Grant (2018-19). Currently BAX Racial Equity Advisor, and Adjunct Professor at Queens College, Hunter College, and The New School. In Spring 2018, she was the Movement Research Exchange Guest Artist/Lecturer UCLA’s Department of World Arts and Culture/Dance. In Fall 2018, she will be a guest professor at BARD College, and in Winter 2019 a visiting professor at the University of Illinois—Urbana-Champaign. In addition to her own work, she is the co-founder of LOVE|FORTÉ the collective

Past Classes & Events

[Virtual] Town Hall

April 26, 2022

Morning Class

Mon & Fri, Jun 3 – Jun 7, 2019

Fall Festival | Singularity: a point of contact

December 01, 2017

Movement Research at the Judson Church

November 13, 2017

Studies Project: Epic Memory Lab

September 14, 2017

Studies Project: Does the Dance Field Make Room for Dancer-Parents?

April 29, 2017

Movement Research at the Judson Church

November 14, 2016

MELT—LOVE|FORTÉ Workshop on Composition

Aug 8 – Aug 12, 2016