j. bouey

j.bouey, photo by Rachel Keane

j. bouey, is a 2023 Bessie Award Outstanding Performer recipient, the founder of The Dance Union Podcast, initiator of the NYC Dancers COVID-19 Relief Fund, and The Dance Union Town Hall For Collective Action to support the dance community through numerous world-changing events. As a creator, bouey is a recent 2022-23 Movement  Research Artist in Residence and 2021-2022 Jerome Fellow. j. bouey was also recently a Gibney 2021 Spotlight Artist, 2020/2021 Artist-In-Residence at CPR – Center for Performance Research, and 2021 Bogliasco Fellow. Bouey was also a 2018 Movement Research Van Lier Fellow, 2018 Artist in Residence with Dance & Performance Institute in Trinidad, 2018 New York Live Arts Fresh Tracks Artist, 2018 Dancing While Black Fellow, and 2017 Chez Bushwick Artist in Residence They are currently a collaborator with nia love. They were also a former performer with Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company, danced with Germaul Barnes’ Viewsic Dance, Maria Bauman’s MB Dance, Dante Brown’s Warehouse Dance, Antonio Brown Dance, Christal Brown’s INspirit Dance, apprenticed with Emerge 125 (formerly Elisa Monte Dance) under the artistic direction of Tiffany Rea-Fisher, performed with Scorpius Dance Theater, Desert Dance Theater, and Epik Dance Company.

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