Marion Spencer

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Marion Spencer

Faculty, Dance


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I am a dancer, choreographer and educator currently living on the land of the Munsee Lenape and Canarsie peoples, known today as Brooklyn. I graduated with honors from Vassar College in 2009, where I studied Geography-Anthropology and was a member of the Vassar Repertory Dance Theatre for four years. I dance, I sing, I make things, I teach. My choreographic work is a collaging of movement, sound and light- sourcing intuition, imagination and our very real world. My dances call for transformation and an undoing of ourselves, inviting us to feel, ask questions, and radically consider what else both imaginatively and constructively. I teach adults and young dancers in the New York area. I have recently been on faculty at Freeskewl, Dancewave, Gibney and Greenwich Country Day Middle and High School. Originally from Riverside, Connecticut, a white Latina with a mother from Caracas and a father born and raised in Ancón (formerly in the US-occupied Panama Canal Zone), I was partly raised in Oaxaca, Mexico, where my parents (both Mesoamerican Archaeologists) do their excavations. I began at Usdan in 2019.

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