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Elisabeth Motley

Elisabeth Motley is a Brooklyn-based choreographer, scholar, and teacher whose work is concerned with neurodivergence, crip theory, and disability as choreographic sites. Motley is a 2019-2021 Movement Research Artist in Residence, a 2020 Dance/NYC Disability. Dance. Artistry. Dance and Social Justice Fellow and was a recipient of the 2018-2019 Fulbright US-UK Scholar Award. Motley teaches choreography at Marymount Manhattan College and is studying toward a Dance Practice-as-Research Ph.D. at University of Roehampton in the UK. Motley has shared her work at Center for Performance Research, Danspace Project’s DraftWork, Gibney Dance, HERE, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Movement Research at Judson, Festival Oltre Passo – Italy, Springboard Danse Montreal, and The Whitney Museum among others.