Megan Danielle Kendzior is a dance maker and arts advocate, originally hailing from Sarasota, Florida. Her choreographic work offers buoyant explorative scores that allow imagination to blend with environmental influence, abstract narrative, and historical inquiry. She has cultivated a practice that researches oppressive structures and inequities, which currently manifests in work that dissects theories of the ‘innocent’ bystander.
Megan’s work has been presented in New York by Danspace Project and New York Live Arts, among other venues in Florida, North Carolina, Illinois, Virginia, Montana, Washington DC, Canada, Germany, Mexico and Israel. Her five-year performative research project Witness was celebrated through the National College Dance Festival's Outstanding Student Choreographer Award at the Kennedy Center in DC, an article in the University of Florida’s Undergraduate Research Journal, and an evening-length presentation in Manhattan. Kendzior is also engaged as a collaborating performing artist with a number of choreographers and directors around the world in the creation of new dance and theater works.
Upon moving to in New York in 2011 (after graduating from the University of Florida), she worked as an intern for Movement Research and Dance New Amsterdam, and as an administrative assistant to Wally Cardona, Anna Sperber, Neta Pulvermacher and the School of American Ballet. For the next seven years, she worked as an administrative arts advocate for Movement Research (as the Development Manager), the American Alliance of Artists and Audiences (as the Managing Director), Jennifer Monson/iLAND (as the Managing Director) and as a freelance grantwriter for Yoshiko Chuma, DD Dorvillier, Melinda Ring, Molly Poerstel, and Donna Uchizono. She is currently traveling through Latin America -- creating a new work, building relationships, and activating the anti-racist framework she learned from the People's Institute for Survival and Beyond.
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