Dance Guest Artists
Jessica Lang is Artistic Director of Jessica Lang Dance, founded in 2011 and offering more than 50 performances annually throughout the world. Noted for her dedication to educational activities, Lang developed a unique curriculum for the company called LANGuage, which is offered as part of the company’s programming on tour and in New York City. Lang has created original works for companies including Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, American Ballet Theatre, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Birmingham Royal Ballet, the National Ballet of Japan, and Joffrey Ballet, among many others. Lang has also worked in opera on a production of Aida, directed by Francesca Zambello, for San Francisco Opera and Washington National Opera. She is the recipient of a 2014 New York Dance and Performance (Bessie) Award and the 2017 Arison Award. She is a graduate of The Juilliard School under the direction of Benjamin Harkarvy and a former member of Twyla Tharp’s company THARP! Her piece, Tesseracts of Time, a collaboration with Lewis Arts complex architect Steven Holl, was recently performed at McCarter Theatre.