Performance Calendar

Projects and Events

Closing Spaces/Tessellations: Quan made a new dance for the 2021 convocation finale featuring fourth-year dancers and a student sextet performing composer Gabriella Smith's Tesselations

Who’s in the Lobby? With Caili Quan: Quan created a site-specific work to Paganini’s Caprice No. 24 in A Minor with violin student Kevin Zhu and the first-year dancers as part of the Who’s in the Lobby? series

2022 Gala: Quan’s New Dances: Edition 2021 piece, A Winter Awakening, was featured on the Juilliard gala program and expanded to include a cross-disciplinary prelude that featured a drama student and a violin student

Devising to John Cage: A collaboration with Creative Associate Barbara Hannigan and 13 vocal arts, dance, percussion, and collaborative piano students explores several works by Cage and create short, movement-based vignettes inspired by five of his compositions




Caili Quan is a New York-based choreographer who danced with BalletX from 2013 to 2020. She has created works for BalletX, Owen/Cox Dance Group, UC Santa Barbara, Columbia Ballet Collaborative, and Ballet Academy East. She served as an Artistic Partnership Initiative Fellow and a Toulmin Creator at The Center for Ballet and the Arts at NYU. With BalletX she performed new works by Matthew Neenan, Nicolo Fonte, Gabrielle Lamb, Penny Saunders, Trey McIntyre, and danced at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Vail Dance Festival, Belgrade Dance Festival, and DEMO by Damian Woetzel at the Kennedy Center. Mahålang, a short documentary that wove familial conversations of her Chamorro Filipino upbringing on Guam with scenes from BalletX's Love Letter, was accepted into the Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF44) and Center for Asian American Media Festival (CAAMFest 2021).