dahlia nayar

Dahlia Nayar's multimedia work investigates the performance of the quiet and seeks unlikely sources of virtuosity. Her work 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. Selected by Downeast Magazine as "Best of Stage and Screen", 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. Dahlia 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, Lawrence University, Keene State College, Boston University, The Ohio State University and others. Dahlia is a recipient of the Jacob Javits Fellowship and the Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship in Choreography. She holds an MFA in Dance/Choreography from Hollins University and is currently pursuing her PhD in Performance Studies at UC Berkeley.