Thea Little, born and bred in NYC, is a Brooklyn-based performer, choreographer, musician, composer, and director. She has presented her work throughout New York City, in Lakeville, CT, Durham, NC, Roanoke, VA, Los Angeles, CA, Brussels, Belgium, Vienna, Austria, Nancy, France, and London, UK among other cities. Little was a part of The Field Residency in 2012 and The Luncheonette Residency in Sao Paolo, Brazil in 2015. She was also a Fellow with Leimay from 2014 to 2015. She received her BA from Columbia University and her MFA from Hollins University and she was also a student at the School of American Ballet for six years where she performed in many ballet productions with The New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theater, and The Royal Danish Ballet. She also completed her Dance Education Laboratory, DEL I and II at The Harkness School of Dance in 1997-1998 and attained her European Piano Teacher’s Association, EPTA UK Certificate for teaching piano in 2007. In 2005, Little was Music Director to Shen Wei and the Company during the making of Map set to very intricate Steve Reich music. She was also named Guest of Honor during the Shen Wei Dance Art’s Cast Party at The Park Avenue Armory in 2012. Little enjoyed performing a new composition for Karen Harvey Dances in STUFFED at Judson Church in 2012 and a new improvisatory work with Leimay in Qualia Gardens in 2015. She will collaborate with Leimay again in the Fall of 2016. Beginning in 2013, Little co-Directs and co-Produces a multi-disciplinary, collaborative residency in the Berkshires called IMAR. This will be the fourth year of the residency.
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