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Tara Aisha Willis

Tara Aisha Willis is Associate Curator of Performance at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, after working on programming and diversity initiatives at Movement Research in New York. She is a PhD candidate in Performance Studies at NYU and has held editorial positions for Women & Performance and TDR/The Drama Review, and co-edited with Thomas F. DeFrantz a special issue of The Black Scholar. Other writings appear in Movement Research Performance Journal, The Brooklyn Rail, Magazin im August, Voices from the Bush, Dancing Platform Praying Grounds: Blackness, Churches, and Downtown Dance, Performance Research, andPerforma Magazine. Willis currently performs in a collaboration between Will Rawls and Claudia Rankine, and recently in works by Kim Brandt, Megan Byrne, and Yanira Castro. She danced in the 2016 "Bessie" award-winning performance by The Skeleton Architecture.

Former Staff,

Accessibility Advisory Team (AAT),

AAT Coordinator & Founder,

Artists of Color Council Former and Founding Member,

Studies Project Participant,

Festival Spring 2016

Past Classes & Events

[email protected] – Studies Project: Tracing Beyond

January 24, 2019

Diversity and Accountability: A conversation with the MR Artists of Color Council

November 02, 2016

MELT Reading Group

August 11, 2016