Ogemdi Ude

Undergraduate Discipline


Graduate Program

MFA Dance Program

BA, Princeton University (magna cum laude). A Nigerian-American dance and interdisciplinary artist, educator, and doula based in Brooklyn, Ude’s performance work focuses on Black femme legacies and futures, grief, and memory. Her work has been presented at Danspace Project, Abrons Arts Center, BRIC, ISSUE Project Room, Recess Art, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Center for Performance Research, Movement Research at the Judson Church, Streb Lab for Action Mechanics, La Mama Courthouse, and BAM's DanceAfrica festival. As an educator, Ude serves as Head of Movement for Theater at Professional Performing Arts School and has taught at Princeton University, MIT, and University of the Arts. In collaboration with Rochelle Jamila Wilbun she facilitates AfroPeach, a series of free dance workshops for Black postpartum people in Brooklyn. She is a 2022-2023 Smack Mellon Studio Artist, 2022-2024 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence, and 2022 Center for Performance Research Artist-in-Residence. Ude has been a 2021 danceWEB Scholar, a 2021 Laundromat Project Create Change Artist-in-Residence, and a 2019-2020 Center for Ballet and the Arts at New York University Resident Fellow. In January 2022, she appeared on the cover of Dance Magazine for their annual “25 to Watch” issue. Her upcoming work includes a commission for Gibney. SLC, 2024–

Undergraduate Courses 2024-2025


Performance Project

Component—Fall and Spring

DNCE 5590

Performance Project is a component in which a visiting artist or company is invited to create a work with students or to set an existing piece of choreography. The works are performed for the College community at the end of the semester.