Lewis Center Past Fellows
Beth Gill is an award-winning choreographer who has been making contemporary dance and performance in New York City since 2005. Her body of work critically examines issues within the fields of contemporary dance and performance studies through a focused exploration of aesthetics and perception. Gill has been commissioned by New York Live Arts, The Chocolate Factory Theater, The Kitchen, and Dance Theater Workshop. Her performances have toured nationally and internationally including: Fusebox (TX), The Nazareth College Dance Festival (NY), and Dance Umbrella (UK).
Gill was awarded two New York State Dance and Performance “Bessie” Awards in 2011 for Outstanding Emerging Choreographer as well as the Juried Award, "for the choreographer exhibiting some of the most interesting and exciting ideas happening in dance in New York City today." She is one of four artists selected for the inaugural joint residency program The Hatchery Project and a 2015-2016 LMCC Extended Life artist in residence. Gill is a former New York City Center Choreography Fellow, Movement Research Artist in Residence, and a 2012 Foundation for Contemporary Art Fellowship recipient. In 2012 Dance Magazine named her one of the top 25 artists to watch.
Gill's early dance training began at the Westchester Ballet Center and the New York State Summer School of the Arts where she trained with Carolyn Adams and Julie Strandberg. She is a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and has been a guest artist and teacher at Barnard College, Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts, Arizona State University, NYU’s Experimental Theater Wing, Bard College, the New York State Summer School of the Arts, and the American Dance Festival.