By Sophie Schwartz

Ogemdi Ude

Ogemdi Ude is a Nigerian-American dance and interdisciplinary artist, educator, and doula based in Brooklyn. Her performance work focuses on Black femme legacies and futures, grief, and memory. Her work has been presented at Danspace Project, Abrons Arts Center, BRIC, ISSUE Project Room, Recess Art, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Center for Performance Research, Movement Research at the Judson Church, Streb Lab for Action Mechanics, La Mama Courthouse, and for BAM's DanceAfrica festival. As an educator, she serves as Head of Movement for Theater at Professional Performing Arts School and has taught at Princeton University, Sarah Lawrence College, MIT, and University of the Arts. In collaboration with Rochelle Jamila Wilbun she facilitates AfroPeach, a series of free dance workshops for Black postpartum people in Brooklyn. She is a 2022-2023 Smack Mellon Studio Artist, 2022-2024 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence, and 2022 Center for Performance Research Artist-in-Residence. She has been a 2021 danceWEB Scholar, 2021 Laundromat Project Create Change Artist-in-Residence, and a 2019-2020 Center for Ballet and the Arts at NYU Resident Fellow. In January 2022 she appeared on the cover of Dance Magazine for their annual “25 to Watch” issue. Her upcoming work includes a commission for Gibney. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in English, Dance, and Theater from Princeton University.

[ID:A dark skinned Black femme wearing all white looks up towards the camera with one arm reaching above her head and the other reaching across her body.]

Accessibility Advisory Team (AAT),

AAT Member,

Critical Correspondence Contributor,

Fall 2022 [email protected] Artist,

Spring 2019 [email protected] Artist

Past Classes & Events

Movement Research at the Judson Church

April 01, 2019