Raja Feather Kelly

BA, Connecticut College. Danced with David Dorfman, Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion, Colleen Thomas, Christopher Williams, Keely Garfield, Kota Yamazaki, and Reggie Wilson Fist and Heel Performance Group. Awards include: 2017 Bessie Schonberg Fellow and 2016 Solange MacAruthur Award for New Choreography. Worked throughout the United States and abroad in search of the connections between popular culture and humanity and their integration into experiential dance-theatre. He currently choreographs, writes, and directs his own work as artistic director of the feath3r theory, a culture-driven dance-theatre company. He is a two-time recipient of Jerome Foundation commissioning funds for emerging artists, Jerome Foundation Travel and Study Grant recipient, 2016 Dancemapolitan Commissioned Choreographer, 2015 Dixon Place Dance Artist in Residence, LMCC Workspace Resident Recipient, and has an Emerging Choreographer residency at Bates Dance Festival. He has been the Guest Choreographer in Residence at Princeton University, University of Maryland College Park, University of Florida, University of Utah, and Middlebury College, as well as the Harkness Choreographer in Residence at Hunter College and 2009 and 2011 Dance Web Scholar in Vienna, Austria. SLC, 2017 -