Performance Calendar

Projects and Events

  • Movement and Composition Sessions with Dance Division Students: Sessions with Composition III and fourth-year dance students, discussing original works, the creative process, and leading movement exercises

  • Mentorship of Student-Initiated Projects with Drama Division Students: Guidance for third-year Drama Division students as they developed and directed their peers in short passion projects

  • Solo Creation and Performance Project with Dance, Drama, and Music Division Students: Workshop for students across divisions to create a devised solo and explore themes of popular culture, archive, and personal aesthetic with his “feath3r theory” approach

  • Artistic Collaboration in Film and Beyond: A Virtual Conversation with Creative Associates Nicholas Britell and Colman Domingo, Moderated by Creative Associate Raja Feather Kelly: A virtual discussion on artistic process and creative collaboration, including on the artists' work together on Barry Jenkins’ film If Beale Street Could Talk

  • Do We Create Culture, or Does Culture Create Us? A Conversation with Creative Associate Raja Feather Kelly: a conversation to share excerpts of projects developed with the feath3r theory company and to discuss the foundational question throughout Kelly's career: Do we create culture, or does culture create us?

  • Modern Composition Sessions with Members of the Dance Division: A virtual session with second-year dance students focused on devising original work for a modern audience. 


Raja Feather Kelly is a choreographer, director, and the artistic director of the feath3r theory. A three-time winner of the Princess Grace Award, Kelly is the 2019–20 Randjelović/Stryker resident commissioned artist at New York Live Arts, a Creative Associate at Juilliard, an inaugural Jerome Hill artist fellow, a 2019 Creative Capital award recipient, and a resident artist of HERE and Center for Ballet and the Arts at NYU. Kelly has been granted a 2019–21 National Dance Project production grant. Over the past decade, he has created 15 evening-length premieres with his company the feath3r theory as well as directing and choreographing extensively Off Broadway. He was a 2019 Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF) Joe Callaway Award finalist for outstanding choreography of A Strange Loop and Fairview and won a 2018 SDCF Breakout Award.