2004 – 2008 Columbia University; BA in Urban Studies and Education

Spring 2007  School of International Training: Education and Social Change in Chile and Argentina

Somatic, performance, and dance training

February 2021-June 2021 Headlong Performance Institute

May 2020-May 2021  Rootwork Herbals: The People’s Medicine School

2015-2016  Urban Bush Women Apprenticeship Program  

Summer 2014: Ecole des Sables, Toubab Dialaw, Senegal Intersections between Hip Hop and African Dance 

Spring 2011: R.Evolucion Latina Beyond Series

2009-2015: Rennie Harris PureMovement, Broadway Dance Center, Peridance  

Current and past institution/company/collective affiliations

2018-present: University of the Arts School of Dance (Associate Adjunct Professor)

2023: Mural Arts Porchlight Project (Lead Artist)

2014-2023: Dancing While Black (Fellow, 10th Anniversary co-leader)

2011-2023: Urban Bush Women (Fellow, Performer)

2016-2018: Collective Movements (Co-Director with Andrew Jungclaus)

2012-2016: New York Youth Movement Collaborative (Co-Director with Ehizoje Azeke)

2011-2017: University Settlement (Teaching Artist and Program Director)

2004-2008: Onyx Dance Troupe (Artistic Director)

Awards and recognitions

2023: Black Spatial Relics 2023 Artist in Residence

2023: Independence Public Media Foundation Grant Recipient

June 2023: The Yard / Headlong Dance Theater Company Launch Pad Artist in Residence

2022 : Foundation of Contemporary Arts Grant Recipient

2020-2021: Abrons Arts Center Social Practice Artist in Residence

2017-2019 and 2022-2023: Urban Bush Women Choreographic Center 1.0 and 2.0 Fellow

2018-2019: ASU Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts Artist in Residence 

Spring 2017: Baryshnikov Arts Center Artist in Residence

Fall 2017: Bessie Award for Outstanding Performer in Skeleton Architecture  

Fall 2017: Bessie nomination for Outstanding Performer for we free

Complete list of choreography and performance repertoire

Our Land, Our Movement —- choreographer, Mural Arts, multiple locations, September 2023

xxJAMxx with angel edwards and Jonathan González— co-choreographer and performer, Cannonball at Fringe Festival, September 2023

Make Ready Again with Anise Hines and Coley Curry — co-choreographer and performer, The Yard, Martha’s Vineyard, June 2023

ShebeenDUB; choreographer Nora Chipaumire — performer, Dance Umbrella, London, October 2022

Practice; choreographer Jonathan Gonzalez — performer, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, River to River Festival, June 2022

cypher practices/free code — choreographer, University of the Arts, multiple location, September-October 2020

the third thing — choreographer, University of the Arts, YGym, Philadelphia; December 2019

Virginia Grise’s Staging of Their Dogs Came With Them at Perryville Women’s Prison — choreographer, April 2019

We free lab — choreographer, Arizona State University; April 2019

Harlem Renaissance — Identity: Freedom at The Kitchen, performed with J’Royce Jata, NYC; March 2019

trust mode — choreographer, University of the Arts, Solmssen Hall, Philadelphia; December 2018

Mapps — choreographer, Princeton University and University of the Arts; 2018

we free lab — choreographer,The Kitchen, NYC; July 2018

It’s Showtime NYC — choreographer, River to River, Federal Hall, NYC; June 2018

Zero; choreographer Jonathan Gonzalez — performer, Danspace Project at St. Mark’s Church; Spring 2018

we free — choreographer and performer, New York Live Arts, NYC; April 2018

we free lab — choreographer and performer, Baryshnikov Arts Center, NYC; February 2018 

we free — choreographer and performer, Junebug Productions at Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans; July 2017 

What Remains; choreographer Will Rawls and collaborator Claudia Rankine and Homi Bhaba — performer, Bard College, NY; Spring 2017  

we free and collaborators — choreographer and performer, Gibney Dance, NYC; February 2017 

to make ready again — choreographer and performer, JACK Theater; February 2017

Vessels; directors Rebecca Mwase and Ron Ragin — performer, Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans; 2016-2017 

Skeleton Architecture; curated by Eva Yaa Asantewaa — performer, Danspace Project at St. Mark’s Church, NYC; Fall 2016

catch the beat with Arielle Rosales — choreographer and performer, Movement Research at Judson Church, NYC; October 2016 

MTV Video Music Awards , Rihanna — performer, Madison Square Garden; August 2016 

we free — choreographer and performer, BRIC Arts Media, NYC; July 2016 

burnin’ and a-lootin with Daniel Woods  — choreographer and performer, Food for Thought at Danspace, St. Mark’s Church, NYC; April 2016 

you owe me — choreographer and performer, Brooklyn Museum and Brooklyn Arts Exchange, NYC; February and March 2016

Echo::System ; choreographer Grisha Coleman — performer, Yerba Buena, San Francisco; 2015-2016 

we free — choreographer and performer, Double Plus at Gibney Dance, NYC; December 2015

bam bam — choreographer and performer, NYMC at Nuyorican Poets Cafe, NYC; January 2014

Visible ; choreographers Nora Chipaumire and Jawole Willa Jo Zollar — performer, 5 different U.S. Cities; 2011-2013 

no, no, no — choreographer and performer, International Charles Town Maroon Conference and Festival; Portland, Jamaica,  Spring 2013

XYZ — choreographer and performer, E-Moves at Harlem Stage, NYC; April 2011

Let Me Talk to You — choreographer and performer, E-Moves at Harlem Stage, NYC; April 2010

What is Love — choreographer and performer, DanceNOW Raw Festival at Dance Theater Workshop, NYC; April 2009

Infiltrate — choreographer and performer, Sybarite Love is Love Showcase; June 2008 

Short Films and Video

Antidote — co-directed with LaJuné McMillian, premiered in live-stream with Abrons Arts Center; December 2020

Finding Life on Earth — co-directed with Erick Boustead; premiered in live-stream with LineBreak Media; Spring 2020

Show Me music video by Common feat. Jill Scott and Samora Pinderhughes — movement director,  August 2019

Suns Set and Burnin’ and a lootin’ — videography and co-direction by Nicole Curry; Summer 2019

Blacker the Berry — videography and co-editing by Bleue Liverpool and Daniel Curry; shown at University Settlement Performance Project, Speyer Hall;  May 2015-October 2015 


Antidote with LaJuné McMillian — Womxn in Windows, American Gurl, Los Angeles, June-August 2023

Light Escapes with Marsha Hemmings —- Trophallaxis Study Group at Vox Populi, Philadelphia PA, October-December 2022

Writing/multimedia publications

“A System’s Analysis” with Lai Yi Ohlsen and Jonathan González; Issue 57 of the Movement Research Performance Journal (MRPJ)

“Antidote” is an online environment and land acknowledgment that gives the “land” back to black freedom realities. — By Salome Asega, Marguerite Hemmings, LaJuné McMillian, and Amber Starks; Pioneer Works: The Broadcast; February 2021

Choreography of Circulation — Interviewed by Lai Yi Ohlsen; Pioneer Works :The Broadcast; December 2020

‘Curating the Vibe and the White Space-is Project’ — Dancing While Black Digital Journal; April 2019

‘To the Study of the Moment: we free, traps and other philosophies’ — Choreographic Center Initiative Journal; September 2017

Convenings and Gatherings: A Conversation with Marguerite Hemmings by Tara Aisha Willis; Voices from the Bush; September 2016

Teaching and Syllabi Development 

Dancehall and Freedom; we freestyle; and Trap as the New Negro Spiritual; Florida State University; March 2020

Applied Dance Practices of the African Diaspora; Arizona State University; Spring 2019

Activism, Social Justice, and Choreography; University of the Arts; Spring 2018, Spring 2020, Spring 2021
Improvisation to Choreography; University of the Arts; Spring 2018, Spring 2020, Spring 2021

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