Jodi Melnick (b. 1963) is a New York-born choreographer and dancer, based in New York, NY. Her work stems from the continual act of creating through a movement based practice. Her performances include Ravel (solo wth musician Kate Davis) Vail International Dance Festival, Vail, CO; Grace Notes, Miller Theater, Columbia University, New York, NY (2015); Fits and Starts (in collaboration with Rashaun Mitchell, Sara Mearns and Sterling Hyltin); Danspace Platforms, New York, NY (2015); Moment Marigold (trio), Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), Brooklyn, NY (2014); Solo, Deluxe Version (quartet), New York Live Arts (NYLA), New York, NY, New York City Center, New York, NY, and The Joyce Theater, New York, NY (2012); and One of Sixty-Five Thousand Gestures (solo – choreography in collaboration with Trisha Brown), New York Live Arts (NYLA), New York, NY (2012).
Melnick’s residencies and awards include Guggenheim Works in Progress, Guggenheim Museum (2016), Doris Duke Impact Award (2014), a Guggenheim Fellowship (2012), a Jerome Robbins New Essential Works Grant (2010-2011), and a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants to Artists Award (2011). She has been honored with two New York Dance and Performance (Bessies) Awards for sustained achievement in dance (2008, 2001). Melnick received a B.F.A. in Dance from S.U.N.Y Purchase.
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