ABOUT THE ARTIST

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libby rush considers herself from more than one place. she trained in Nashville under the direction of Tina Trinkler for 10 years in the styles of ballet, contemporary, jazz, and tap. in 2012, she moved to Philadelphia to further pursue her dance education under the direction of Donna Faye Burchfield at the University of the Arts, where she performed in works by Katie Swords-Thurman, Jesse Zaritt, Sidra Bell, Douglas Becker, Helen Simoneau, Curt Haworth, Tommie Waheed-Evans, Doug Varone, and Netta Yerushalmy. libby graduated with a BFA in Dance in May 2016. immediately following her degree completion, she worked with Xavier le Roy as part of Camping, a program by the CND in Paris. now in Brooklyn, she is working as the the studio program manager at Chez Bushwick. as a maker herself, she has shown her solo work: 32A: this is not that, at WAXworks (Triskelion Arts) and Idio Gallery. as a performer, she has worked with ingercooper|dancers, Lisa Fagan Dance Problems, and Fooju Dance Collaborative. she has also worked in film, dancing in a video project for Juliana Cerqueira Leite for the 1st Antarctic Biennale and a music video for the band Sullivann. 

 

ARTIST STATEMENT

as a dance artist, my hope is to simultaneously be of service to myself (body, history, identity) and to others.

i am always learning, my dancing body is always evolving, and i will never cease to be curious about the problems in our world.

i am never alone and i am an artist that acknowledges the beautiful and vast relationality in which i exist.