Dahlia Nayar, Choreographer
Newbury Park, CA
Dahlia Nayar’s multimedia work investigates the performance of the quiet and seeks unlikely sources of virtuosity. Her most recent work, 2125 Stanley Street, has been supported by a Vermont Performance Lab residency, a Bates Dance Festival New England Emerging Choreographer Residency, a National Dance Project Special Grant and a National Dance Project Touring Award for 2016-17. Stanley Street has been adapted for galleries, grange halls, a Buddhist church and other alternative spaces throughout the United States. Previously, Dahlia’s work has been selected and performed at venues including the Venice Biennale/Danza Venezia Showcase for Emerging Choreographers, Dance Place in Washington DC, the Next Stage Dance Residency at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater in Pittsburgh, the Center for Performance Research in Brooklyn, NY. In addition, her site specific projects have been performed at the National Botanical Gardens, the Kennedy Center and the Complejo Cultural, in Puebla, Mexico. She was a National Dance Project Regional Dance Lab artist in 2007. From 2008-2010, she received the Jacob Javits Fellowship during which time she received her MFA in Dance/Choreography from Hollins University. She has been a guest artist at several universities including: Salem State College, College of the Holy Cross, Long Island University in Brooklyn, Marymount Manhattan College, Duke University, Smith College and others.