Rebecca Lazier choreographs and directs a project-based group of dancers in New York and is a Senior Lecturer in dance at Princeton University. A native of Halifax, Nova Scotia and a Julliard alum, she has produced her work in Hartford, Los Angeles, Istanbul, and, for the past 15 years, New York. Recently a film of her piece Coming Together/Attica, which premiered at The Invisible Dog in June 2013, was featured in the exhibit IK-00 Spaces of Confinement produced by Moscow based foundation v–a–c the art of being contemporary in Venice, Italy as part of the Architecture Biennale. In July 2014, Coming Together/Attica toured to the Moni Lazariston Festival in Thessaloniki and the Patras International Festival in Patras, produced by the American Embassy in Athens. In New York Lazier’s work has been presented at many venues including La MaMaMoves! Festival, Danspace Project, The Kitchen, the Guggenheim Museum, 92nd Street Y, Joyce SoHo, and Movement Research at the Judson Church. The company has toured to a variety of locales from Martha’s Vineyard to Los Angeles, Jacob’s Pillow to New Orleans, from Nova Scotia to Canada and Turkey.
Professor Lazier joined the Fund for Canadian Studies executive committee in 2023. Read her full bio on the Lewis Center for the Arts website.