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Dancer with Hoop

Elisabeth Motley

Advisory Board

New York, NY

Elisabeth Motley (she/her) is a Lenapehoking/Brooklyn-based disabled, neurodivergent, mad choreographer, scholar, and teacher whose work is concerned with disability as a framework for choreography and pedagogy. She is an Associate Professor of Dance at Marymount Manhattan College (NYC) and a Ph.D. candidate at University of Roehampton (UK). Motley was a 2019-2021 Movement Research Artist in Residence and recipient of a 2018 Fulbright US-UK Scholar Award. Her choreography has been shared at Center for Performance Research (NYC), Danspace Project (NYC), Movement Research at Judson (NYC), Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival (MA), The Whitney Museum (NYC), Springboard Danse Montreal (CAN) and Festival Oltre Passo (IT), among others. Motley co-conspires with Kayla Hamilton on Crip Movement Lab—a pedagogical framework centering cross-disability accessible movement practice. She has received grants from the Mellon Foundation, Mertz Gilmore Foundation, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, and New York State Council on the Arts.

[Image Description: A headshot of a white disabled, neurodivergent, and mad woman wearing a black button-up shirt and colorful necklace. She has dark brown hair, and her hands are lifted to the sides of her head. Photo by Mr. Wattson]

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