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Nia Love

Nia Love’s career spans over 40 years, beginning in 1978 when she became one of the youngest international apprentices with Ballet Nacional de Cuba. Love received her BFA in Theater from Howard University (1987) and an M.F.A. in Choreography Florida State University (1992). In 1996, Love studied Butoh and toured with Japanese Butoh master Min Tanaka. Fellow and residencies include: Fulbright Fellow, Brooklyn Arts Exchange/BAX Artist-In-Residence, and Movement Research Artist-in-Residence. Love has been awarded the New York Live Arts Suitcase Fund, the Alvin Ailey New Directions Lab Choreographer Award, the CUNY Dance Initiative, a Bessie's award for the Most Outstanding Performer on behalf of Skeleton Architecture, and the CUNY Incubator Grant. Love is currently the NYLA Fresh Tracks Advisor, BAX AIR Advisor, and Adjunct Professor at Queens College and The New School. A Movement Research Exchange Guest Artist/Lecturer at UCLA’s Department of World Arts and Culture/Dance and this past fall semester she was American Dance Festival visiting artist at BARD College. Love is a proud recipient of 2020 MAP FUND, the 2019 DiP, and Fall 2019 Gibney Presents commission. Nia lives in unseated Lenape Nation and New York.

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