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Tara Sheena

Tara Sheena is a dancer and writer based in Brooklyn, NY. As a performer, she has collaborated on recent projects with choreographers Catherine Galasso, Ivy Baldwin. Gillian Walsh, Leyya Mona Tawil, Nadia Tykulsker, Ursula Eagly, Lindsey Dietz Marchant, stormy budwig, Marion Spencer, and AMANDA + JAMES. Other highlights include the U.S. premiere of The Miracle of Heliane (Bard Summerscape 2019); the feature film, Shirley, directed by Josephine Decker and choreographed by Faye Driscoll; NYC restagings of major works by Merce Cunningham (NY City Center, 2013) and Steve Paxton (MoMA, 2012); and world/U.S. premieres by choreographers Molly Poerstel (Gibney Dance, 2016), Isabel Lewis (Dia Beacon, 2016), and Eddie Peake (Performa 13, 2013). Recently, she was featured in the pages of Dance Magazine (May 2020). Her original writings have been commissioned by Gibney, DanceNYC, the Knockdown Center, and Critical Correspondence, among others. If you like her writing on "Capital-D Dance," please consider buying her self-released chapbook, available on Etsy. She was born in Detroit and graduated from the University of Michigan with a BFA in Dance and BA in English in 2011. In 2020, the University of Michigan awarded her an Emerging Artist Award for being a distinguished alumni in the performing arts.

Past Classes & Events

Fall Festival | artist4artistXartist

November 30, 2018