Photo by Christopher Duggan

Photo by Christopher Duggan

Photo by Shifted Focus Photography

Photo by Shifted Focus Photography

Emily Kessler

Emily Kessler is a Brooklyn, NY based performer and choreographer. She graduated from SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Dance, earning a BFA in Performance and Composition and a minor in Art History. Emily also studied abroad at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in Singapore, where she apprenticed with local dance companies RAWmoves and Frontier Danceland. While at school, she had opportunities to work with Stuart Singer, John Heginbotham, Nejla Yatkins, Tom Weinberger, and Sarah Mettin. Since graduating, Emily has had the pleasure of performing work by Elena Bajo, Doug Varone, Jee Eun Ahn, and Matthew Westerby Company among others. She currently is a Guest Artist with A-Y/Dancers and a Company Member with Bryce Dance Company.

Emily has completed choreographic residencies at the Neuberger Museum of Art (NY) and Peaceable Barn (CT). Her choreographic work has been performed in Texas, New York, and Pennsylvania, as well as internationally in Singapore and Vietnam.

Emily Kessler's work has been presented at Triskelion Arts, Dixon Place, The Mes Hall, Austin Ventures Studio Theater, The Trust Performing Arts Center, Manhattan Movement and Arts Center, Access Theater Soho, Westbeth Center for the Arts, The Vista, Forum Art Space, Neuberger Museum of Art, and Lee Foundation Theater


Main Collaborators


Sienna Blaw

Sienna Blaw is a dance artist born and raised in Austin, TX. From a young age she was exposed to movement simply as a means of creative personal expression. The sense of community and communication that practice imbued has never left her, and Sienna now finds a deep interest in collaborative dance practices and processes with fellow artists in New York City and beyond. While completing her BFA in Dance at SUNY Purchase Sienna had the great pleasure of dancing works by Rosalind Newman, Merce Cunningham, Hannah Garner/2nd Best Dance Company, Doug Varone and Trisha Brown, among others. Since graduating from SUNY Purchase in 2017 Sienna has performed with Pam Tanowitz Dance, and BIRDHOUSE under the direction of Raven White. Sienna is a founding co-director of A-Y/dancers, a repertory dance company which programs diverse and engaging shows for audiences in the Hudson Valley.


Eric Shekerjian

Eric Shekerjian is a composer currently based in Brooklyn, NY. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Conservatory of Music at Purchase College where he received his BM in Music Production and Classical Music Composition. Eric Shekerjian’s work explores the physical form of sound as it exists between the organic and synthesised mediums. His past work has taken the form of electronic music pieces written for dance and film; pieces for solo instruments and chamber ensembles; site specific sound installations; generative music programmed in MAX MSP; Analog and digital instrument design.


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