Annie Rigney

Annie Rigney is a New York based dancer, choreographer, teacher, and Ilan Lev therapist. Annie graduated with a BFA in Dance and Composition from SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Dance. In 2010, she apprenticed with the Batsheva Ensemble, performing works by Ohad Naharin and Sharon Eyal. She was a member of Inbal Pinto and Avshalom Pollak Dance Company from 2011-2013, touring internationally with their works Oyster, Rushes, and Bombyx Mori. Upon moving back to New York in 2014, Annie freelanced with LeeSaar the Company, Zoe Schofield, and Gallim Dance Company, until joining the cast of Sleep No More. She performed with Punchdrunk's hit immersive show, Sleep No More(NYC) from 2015-2019. Annie has been a practicing Ilan Lev Therapist since 2011. She operates a private practice in the Ilan Lev Method, treating mostly dancers and other artists for injury and functional limitations and brings this deep anatomical and energetic knowledge from her Somatic practice to her class and movement research. She is a certified Gaga teacher and teaches regularly in New York at Gibney Dance Center, Mark Morris Dance Center, SUNY Purchase and Gallim Dance Company, as well as being adjunct faculty for University of the Arts, in Philadelphia. Her class aims to help dancers unlock their physical potential using imagery and sensation while giving them tools for efficiency of effort and self-treatment for injury. Her choreographic interest and movement research lies in the intersection between extreme physicality and healing; In the conflict between the need for art to challenge and destroy and the simultaneous healing and uniting power of movement.

Her work has been performed at Bathseva Studios in Tel Aviv as part of Bathseva Ensemble Creates, at Greenspace DanceNow(NYC), in the Dance Theater Lab at SUNY Purchase, Manhattan Movement and Arts Center, the Berkeley Repertory Theater, Reverb Dance Festival, and ongoing performances in Mexico and Guatemala as part of the Juntos Collective.

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