CHOREOGRAPHER & DIRECTOR
Danielle Russo has been presented nationally at the American Dance Festival, Jacob's Pillow and The Yard; and internationally in Austria, Belgium, Canada, France, Mexico, Panama, South Korea, Spain and Sweden. Working residencies have included Chez Bushwick (NYC), Nadine Laboratory for the Contemporary Arts (Belgium), Independent Artists Initiative WUK (Austria), PA-F Performing Arts Forum (France), SILO (NYC, PA) and Springboard Danse Montréal (Canada). In 2012, she was a grant recipient of the Foundation for Contemporary Arts to present at the 80th Anniversary Season of Jacob's Pillow and selected to represent the United States alongside John Jasperse at the inaugural PRISMA Festival de Danza Contemporanea in Panama. In 2013, she was invited to present her multimedia solo work with artist Jin-Wen Yu at the World Dance Alliance Assembly in British Columbia. Most recently, she was selected as a LEIMAY Fellow for 2015 - 2016. Local highlights and commissions have included the Ace Hotel, American Dance Guild, Armory Arts Week, Julian Schnabel's Casa del Popolo, Center for Performance Research, Gowanus Art + Production, HERE Art Center, La MaMa, SPRING/BREAK Art Show and (un)SCENE Art Show, to name a few. Presently, she teaches choreography at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. Previously, she served on faculty at Hollins University and the American College Dance Festival Association, as well as guest faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Additional university commissions have included Florida State College, Marymount Manhattan College m(mix), Mercyhurst College, Middleburg College and Universidad de Las Americas. She is a recipient of a BFA in Dance and a BA in Anthropology from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and a MFA in Dance from the Hollins Unversity/American Dance Festival partnership where she attended on fellowship. Outside of her own creative endeavors, she performs with The Metropolitan Opera.