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Molissa Fenley

Adjunct Lecturer in Dance



Molissa Fenley founded Molissa Fenley and Company in 1977 and has created over 85 dance works during her continuing career.  Her choreography has been commissioned by the American Dance Festival, the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Next Wave Festival, Dia Art Foundation, Jacob’s Pillow, Joyce Theater, The Kitchen, Lincoln Center, New National Theater of Tokyo, and New York Live Arts. Fenley has created many works on ballet and contemporary dance companies, most recently for Oakland Ballet and Pacific Northwest Ballet. She has been a Guggenheim Fellow, a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome, and a fellow of the Bogliasco Foundation, and the recipient of residencies at the Baryshnikov Art Center, Djerassi, and Yaddo, and of two Asian Cultural Council residencies in Japan. Rhythm Field: The Dance of Molissa Fenley was published by Seagull Press in 2015.

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