Janis Brenner

College Division

College Division: 

  • Artistic mentor for Choreographers and Composers, Choreography

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Artistic director of Janis Brenner & Dancers in New York. Her work has been commissioned and restaged by more than 45 companies and colleges in Germany, Sweden, France, Taiwan, Indonesia, Singapore, Russia, and the United States. Has been performing with Meredith Monk and the Vocal Ensemble since 1990; has worked with Theo Bleckmann and Michael Moschen, and was a soloist with Annabelle Gamson's company and with the Murray Louis Dance Company (1977-84), where she worked with Rudolf Nureyev, Plácido Domingo, Dave Brubeck Quartet, Joseph Papp, Batsheva Dance Company, and Alwin Nikolais. Two memoir essays published by DanceView Magazine (1998). Served on the board for the Gender Project in New York, which seeks to empower women in dance; is on the advisory board of the Yard in Chilmark, Mass. Awards: New York Dance and Performance Award ("Bessie") for outstanding creative achievement, 1997; Lester Horton Award for outstanding achievement in choreography, 1996; Leach Fellowship for outstanding achievement in the performing arts from Empire State College, 1993.

The Juilliard School

Faculty since 2009.