Paloma McGregor (Director, Angela's Pulse/Dancing While Black) is a Caribbean-born, New York-based choreographer; winner of a 2017 New York Dance and Performance Bessie Award for Performance; and mother of joyful, hilarious 3-year-old Olamina. Paloma's work centers Black voices through collaborative, process-based art-making and organizing. A lover of intersections and alchemy, she develops projects in which communities of geography, practice, and values come together to laugh, make magic and transform. She has created a wide range of work, including a dance through a makeshift fishnet on a Brooklyn rooftop, a structured improvisation for a floating platform in the Bronx River and a devised a multidisciplinary performance work about food justice with three dozen community members and students at UC Berkeley. Residencies include: 2017-18 Urban Bush Women Choreographic Fellowship; 2017-18 Movement Research Artist in Residence; 2016-18 NYLA Live Feed; 2014-16 BAX Artist in Residence; 2014 LMCC Process Space; 2013-14 NYU’s Hemispheric Institute Artist in Residence; and 2013 Wave Hill Winter Workspace. Grants include: Dance/NYC Dance Advancement Fund; Surdna Foundation; Lambent Foundation Fund; MAP Fund; Dance/USA - Engaging Dance Audiences.