Artist / Performer / Doula
Fana Fraser is an artist, performer, and full spectrum doula in training. Her creative work is rooted in a contemporary Caribbean aesthetic and framed by narratives of eroticism, power, and compassion. Fana’s live performance work has been presented at several venues including Brooklyn Museum, Gibney, ISSUE Project Room, BAAD!, and Trinidad Theatre Workshop. A 2021-22 Jerome Hill Artist Fellow in Dance, Fana was shortlisted for the 2020 BCLF Elizabeth Nunez Caribbean-American Writers’ Prize.
She served as Rehearsal Director for Ailey II from 2016-20 and has taught as a guest artist in dance programs at Adelphi University, NYU Tisch School of the Arts, University of the Arts, Sarah Lawrence College, University of Georgia at Athens, and Appalachian State University. As a dancer she has worked with Camille A. Brown & Dancers, Ryan McNamara, Andrea Miller for Hermès, Sidra Bell Dance New York, The Francesca Harper Project, The Metropolitan Opera, and Ailey II.
She currently works as a co-director for South Bronx-based arts organization, Pepatián. An Honors graduate of the Ailey/Fordham BFA Dance Program, Fana was born and raised on Kairi, in Trinidad and Tobago, and began her dance training at Caribbean School of Dancing. fanafraser.com