Tara Aisha Willis
Cast, Stage, Author
Tara Aisha Willis recently danced for Kim Brandt, Megan Byrne, and Anna Sperber. Her choreography has been shown at Movement Research at Judson Church, BAX, Roulette, THROW, Dixon Place, The Painting Center, AUNTS, the CURRENT SESSIONS, and CPR. She was a 2009 Dance Theater Workshop Van Lier Fellow and a 2016 Chez Bushwick Artist in Residence. As Movement Research’s Program Advisor, she coordinates their diversity initiatives, and programs the Studies Project discursive series. A PhD candidate in Performance Studies, NYU, where she writes about black experimentation in dance, Tara co-edited an issue of The Black Scholar with Thomas F. DeFrantz; her writing appears in Women & Performance, where she is also an Editorial Board Member, as well as TDR, Movement Research Performance Journal, The Brooklyn Rail, and Magazin im August.