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Visiting Artist

Dance (BFA)

Born and raised in Trinidad and Tobago, Fana Fraser is an artist, performer and director based in Brooklyn. Her performance work is rooted in a contemporary Caribbean aesthetic and framed by narratives of eroticism, power, and compassion. Fana's work has been presented at region(es), Issue Project Room, Wassaic Project, Brooklyn Museum, The Knockdown Center, Movement Research at the Judson Church, BAAD!, La MaMa Moves!, the CURRENT SESSIONS, Gibney, Trinidad Theatre Workshop and Emerging Artists Theatre. She was an artist in residence at the College of Staten Island with CUNY Dance Initiative (2017-18), a Movement Research Van Lier Fellow (2017), a participant in the inaugural MANCC Forward Dialogues choreolab (2017), a resident artist for Dance Your Future 2016 - a project partnership between BAAD! and Pepatián and a resident artist at the Dance and Performance Institute of Trinidad & Tobago (2016). As a dancer she has worked with Camille A. Brown, Ryan McNamara, Sidra Bell, Francesca Harper, The Met Opera, and Ailey II. Fana is currently the Rehearsal Director for Ailey II, a co-Director for South Bronx-based arts organization, Pepatián, and a member of Infinity Folds by Samita Sinha. She was shortlisted for the 2020 BCLF Elizabeth Nunez Caribbean-American Writers Prize.  

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