NY State Choreographers Initiative 2020 winner, Naila Ansari (she/her), brings her magic and the Movement of Joy Project to 171’s Studio Theater!
The culmination of Ansari’s two-year dance residency, this multi-media event will be free and open to the public.
A native of Buffalo, New York, Naila Ansari is an award-winning choreographer, director, and performing artist. Ansari is an original and former principal dancer for the August Wilson Center Dance Ensemble. She has danced and performed works for the legendary Lula Washington Dance Theatre out of Los Angeles, CA. She has had the privilege of dancing works by Robert Battle, Kyle Abraham, Camille A. Brown, Darrell Grand Moultrie, Sidra Bell, and others.
This event is made possible by funding from Corning Incorporated, American Dance Asylum, The Upstate Theater Coalition, and NYSCA.