Dance Guest Artists
Jennifer McQuiston Lott will stage the work of Jodie Gates at Princeton. She assisted Gates with the creation of new works for Tulsa Ballet and Kansas City Ballet and will stage Gate’s Keep Me Wishing in the Dark at Sacramento Ballet in the spring of 2015. Lott is a member of Gibney Dance Company in New York City. Previous professional credits include Groundworks Dancetheater, Armitage Gone! Dance, Inlet Dance Theatre, Collective Body Dance Lab, Eglevsky Ballet, and others. She earned her BFA in Ballet Performance from Indiana University, and her MFA in Dance on full scholarship at the University of California, Irvine, where Gates served as her thesis chair. In 2012, Lott co-founded and co-directed the Traverse City Dance Project, a seasonal company for 12 professional dance artists in Traverse City, Michigan. For this season, Lott directed, choreographed and danced the title role in Dido, an ambitious contemporary interpretation of the iconic 17th-century opera, Dido & Aeneas. Her choreography and dance films have premiered in venues and festivals nationally and internationally. She has also created music videos for recording artists My Brightest Diamond and Son Lux. Lott is certified in GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® and is an ABT® Certified Teacher in Primary through Level 3 of the ABT® National Training Curriculum. She has served on the faculty at Interlochen Summer Arts Camp, Cleveland City Dance, and Steps on Broadway, and has taught courses in ballet at the University of California, Irvine & Indiana University.