Profile Type: Artist
NEFA Grant Recipient
Ali Kenner Brodsky

I am known for my emotionally driven and gesturally rich dance pieces which have been described as “hauntingly beautiful” and “thoughtfully crafted.” These pieces exist in their own world; they are slices of a life, a snapshot of a moment. My dancers and I bring our own emotional truth into each piece, with the goal of presenting meaning rather than representing meaning. These works exsist at the intersection of dance and theater.

Ali Kenner Brodsky, artistic director of ali kenner brodsky & co., makes gesturally rich and emotionally driven dance-theater works. She was a 2019 artist in residence at The Croft: Ground for Art, MI, a 2018-19 Catalysts artist at the Dance Complex, 2016 Emerging Choreographer in Residence at Bates Dance Festival and 2014 recipient of the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts Choreography Fellowship. In 2003–04 she was an artist-in-residence at The Joyce SoHo. She has received NEFA’s New England States Touring and Dance Fund grants.

Kenner Brodsky’s work has been performed at Joyce SoHo, Puffin Room, DanceNow Festivals, Dance Space, WAX, Dixon Place, Judson Church and Dumbo Dance Festival, Bates Dance Festival, Wilbury Theater Group, Dance Complex, AS220, Jamestown Arts Center, Great Friends Festival, Provincetown Dance Festival, Massachusetts Dance Festival, Southern Vermont Dance Festival and Dance for Peace. She has designed award-winning movement for The Wilbury Theater Group (Providence), and served as rehearsal director for and danced with the national touring company Lostwax Multimedia Dance from 2012–15. She has performed with Andy Russ, Jessica Howard, Rose Pasquarello-Beauchamp, Betsy Miller Dance Projects, Emma Hogarth and 83 paperbirds-moving lab.

Kenner Brodsky has been an adjunct dance faculty at Roger Williams Univ., Salve Regina Univ. and Dean College, and a guest choreographer at RWU, Salve, Dean, Skidmore and Providence Colleges. She graduated with honors in dance from Skidmore. A Rhode Island native, Kenner Brodsky makes home in Dartmouth, Mass with her husband, two children and five chickens.

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I Have Worked With

  • November 2019

    ali kenner brodsky & co. performed to be near you. as part of David Orr's Boston Moving Arts Production In Your Heart at Boston Center for the Arts. We performed 3 programs over 2 days. 

  • October 2019

    ali kenner brodsky & co. performed a Works-In-Progress showing of Brodsky's upcoming evening-length work MoMents of Nice. 

  • September 2019

    I was a guest artist at Salem State for the dance department. I facilitated a choreography class and performed to be near you. a duet with Jenna Pollack at the faculty show. 


  • NEFA Grantee
  • Artist

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South Dartmouth, MA 02748
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Kenner Brodsky


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Dance - Modern / Contemporary
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Dance - Modern / Contemporary
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General Public
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Artist (Individual)
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Performance / Concert / Reading
Residency - Other
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Affiliations and Accomplishments

RISCA Fellowship in Choreography 2014
Artist in Residency at Joyce SoHo, NYC 2003-04
Emerging Choreographer Bates Dance Festival 2016
New England Dance Fund Grantee/Alum Network
New England States Touring Artist
Catalyst Artist/ Dance Complex 2018-19
The Croft Residency 2019
Best Dance Short Film: Jacksonville Dance Film Festival
Best Cinematography: Portland (OR) Dance Film Festival
Finalist: San Francisco Dance Film Festival
I am a NEFA Grant Recipient

I am a Touring Artist

I am NEST eligible
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Use some props but limited tech needs
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I am a Teaching Artist

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High School-age
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