Atelier Guest Artists

Monica Bill Barnes

Monica Bill Barnes headshot

Photo courtesy Monica Bill Barnes


Monica Bill Barnes is a choreographer, performer and the Artistic Director of Monica Bill Barnes & Company, a NYC based contemporary dance company. Barnes founded MBB&CO in 1997 with the mission to celebrate individuality, humor and the innate theatricality of everyday life. The company creates full-length shows that tour the country’s biggest stages and tiniest rooms, bringing dance where it doesn’t belong. Her work has been performed in venues ranging from Upright Citizen’s Brigade to Carnegie Hall and has been presented in more than 75 cities throughout the US. Current projects include a collaborative show with radio host Ira Glass that combines radio stories and dance, Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host, a choreographed exercise tour of museums called The Museum Workout created in collaboration with artist and author Maira Kalman, and Happy Hour, the world’s only karaoke office party dance show.

Campus Address

Lewis Center for the Arts 185 Nassau Street