Rebecca Lazier choreographs and directs a project-based group of dancers in New York and is a Senior Lecturer in dance at Princeton University. A native of Halifax, Nova Scotia and a Julliard alum, she has produced her work in Hartford, Los Angeles, Istanbul, and, for the past 15 years, New York. Recently a film of her piece Coming Together/Attica, which premiered at The Invisible Dog in June 2013, was featured in the exhibit IK-00 Spaces of Confinement produced by Moscow based foundation v–a–c the art of being contemporary in Venice, Italy as part of the Architecture Biennale. In July 2014, Coming Together/Attica toured to the Moni Lazariston Festival in Thessaloniki and the Patras International Festival in Patras, produced by the American Embassy in Athens. In New York Lazier’s work has been presented at many venues including La MaMaMoves! Festival, Danspace Project, The Kitchen, the Guggenheim Museum, 92nd Street Y, Joyce SoHo, and Movement Research at the Judson Church. The company has toured to a variety of locales from Martha’s Vineyard to Los Angeles, Jacob’s Pillow to New Orleans, from Nova Scotia to Canada and Turkey.
Lazier has received grants from the Puffin Foundation, New Music USA’s 2013 Live Music for Dance Program, Canada Council on the Arts, and the Greater New York Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by the Brooklyn Arts Council, Inc. She has been artist-in-residence at Movement Research, The Joyce Theater Foundation, The Yard and the Djerassi Resident Artist Program.
Rebecca has been on faculty at Princeton University for 12 years and previously taught at UCLA, Mimar Sinan Conservatory in Istanbul, Trinity College, Hartford Ballet/University of Hartford, and Wesleyan University. She has been a guest artist at numerous institutions including James Madison University, Muhlenberg College, Columbia College, Shenendoah Conservatory, Interlochen Arts Academy, Hartford Springfield College, and Dance Nova Scotia. She is currently on the faculty of the Summer Program at the Mark Morris Dance Center.
Rebecca recently joined the Editorial Board of the journal Dance Practices in the Classroom published by National Dance Educators Organization. She has led working groups at CORD, presented her paper “Plan Critically to Teach Creatively” at NDEO, and been on panels at Gina Gibney Dance Center, the Institute for Advanced Study at the University of Minnesota, and The Julliard School.