photo by Moti Margolin

Ni’Ja Whitson

Ni’Ja Whitson LA/NY, is a Bessie Award winning, gender nonconforming/trans interdisciplinary artist and writer, who has been referred to as “majestic” by The New York Times and recognized by Brooklyn Magazine as a culture influencer. They are a 2018 MAP Fund recipient, featured choreographer of the 2018 CCA Biennial, and 2018-2019 Urban Bush Women Choreographic Center Fellowship Candidate. Other recent awards include a Camargo Fellowship, Dance in Process (DiP) Residency, Hedgebrook Fellowship, LMCC Process Space Residency, Bogliasco Fellowship, Brooklyn Arts Exchange Artist Residency, and two-time Creative Capital "On Our Radar" awardee including being among the inaugural recipients. Recent commissions include EMPAC, Danspace Project, BAM Next Wave Art, American Realness Festival, with financial support from the Mertz Gilmore Foundation and Jerome Foundation Individual Artist Grant. Whitson is an Assistant Professor of experimental choreography at UC Riverside.

Past Classes & Events

[email protected] – Capoeira pra Gente: A liberatory get down

January 19, 2019

Being a Body Out Loud: Dangerous Making/Voices in Dangerous Times

April 28, 2017

Pathways to a Sacred Somatic

Tue, Apr 25 – May 9, 2017

ritual/protest/action/concentrated circles/dreaming/doing/radical art making

November 06, 2016

Being a Body Out Loud: Trans-Indigenous and Political Practices for Artists and Activists seeking radical moves in their work, art, lives

June 09, 2016