Momentum Alumni

Momentum Alumni

From 2001-2019, Momentum: New Dance Works has awarded commissions to a total of 59 choreographers/collectives and presented 56 projects over the 13 festival cycles. Over the course of its history, alumni have gone on to receive national recognition, like several National Dance Project production grants, National Performance Network creation funds, plus five are Guggenheim Fellows, two are Doris Duke Performing Artist Awardees, and one is a USA Fellow so far, not to mention innumerable creative residencies and countless critical praise. Momentum has a proven track record for nurturing promising emerging choreographers who have become part of the fabric of our thriving local dance communities.


Momentum 2001

  • Rosy Simas & Baraka de Soleil

  • Brad Garner & Cynthia Gutierrez-Garner

  • ARENA Dances by Mathew Janczewski

  • HIJACK

  • Alyce Finwall’s Dance Council

  • Dylan Skybrook


Momentum 2002

  • Deborah Jinza Thayer

  • Shouze Ma

  • Emily Johnson

  • Katsushi Fukasawa

  • Wynn Fricke

  • Lou Fancher


Momentum 2004

  • Ananya Chatterjea

  • Aparna Ramaswamy

  • Jason Noer

  • Penelope Freeh


Momentum 2005

  • Morgan Thorson

  • Jennifer Hart

  • Colin Rusch

  • Risa Cohen


Momentum 2006

  • Karen Sherman

  • Leah Nelson,

  • BodyCartography Project

  • Live Action Set with Spaghetti Western String Company


Momentum 2007

  • Maggie Bergeron

  • Cathy Wright

  • Justin Jones

  • Off-Leash Area


Momentum 2008

  • Chris Schlichting

  • Maia Maiden/Ellena Schoop

  • Eddie Oroyan

  • Anna Marie Shogren


Momentum 2009

  • Sachiko Nishiuchi

  • Vanessa Voskuil

  • Megan Mayer

  • Sally Rousse


Momentum 2011

  • Chris Yon

  • Mad King Thomas

  • Kaleena Miller

  • Kenna Cottman


Momentum 2013

  • SuperGroup

  • Pramila Vasudevan

  • Leslie O’Neill

  • Jennifer Arave


Momentum 2015

  • Hiponymous

  • Luke Olson-Elm

  • Angharad Davies

  • Nic Lincoln


Momentum 2017

  • Fire Drill (Emily Gastineau and Billy Mullaney)

  • BLAQ (DejaJoelle)

  • //CATHEDRAL\\ (Dolo McComb, Kimberly Lesik, and Scott Stafford)

  • STRONGmovement (Darrius Strong)


Momentum 2019

  • Jonathan van Arneman 

  • Herbert Johnson III 

  • Leslie Parker

  • J. H. Shuǐ Xiān