Profile Type: Artist
NEFA Grant Recipient
Ali Kenner Brodsky

Dancing and creating dance is part of the fabric, which makes me. My choreography expresses the words, thoughts and feelings that I cannot in my everyday life and has been described as “hauntingly beautiful” and “thoughtfully crafted.”  As a choreographer I have come to be known for my emotionally driven and gesturally rich dance pieces. 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 the movements, with the goal of presenting meaning rather than representing meaning. I see my work as mini dance-theater pieces; with the movement being specific and purposeful.


Ali Kenner Brodsky, artistic director of ali kenner brodsky & co., makes gesturally rich and emotionally driven dance-theater works. She was 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 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 2017

    Ali Kenner Brodsky and Betsy Miller joined together to present A+B: a shared evening of contemporary dance. The program ranged from intimate solos to quirky duets. 

    In 2018 Andy Russ and I preseneted Kicking & Screening: an evening of dance films at JAC. 

    In 2019 I will be previewing my latest work MoMents of Nice and will premeiere in May 2020. 

  • November 2017

    Providence College Department of Theater, Music and Dance hired Ali Kenner Brodsky as a guest artist to set a new work on the Blackfriers Dance Company for their November 2017 concert. Ali was also invited to perform her solo, the most depressing piece...

  • June 2017

    Participation in Dancing in the Streets an outdoor dance festival in Somerville, MA. Part of this performance series was the opportunity to be mentored by John Jasperse. 


  • 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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RISCA Fellowship in Choreography 2014
Artist in Residency at Joyce SoHo, NYC
Emerging Choreographer Bates Dance Festival 2016
New England Dance Fund Grantee/Alum Network
New England States Touring Artist
Catalyst Artist/ Dance Complex
I am a NEFA Grant Recipient

I am a Touring Artist

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Use some props but limited tech needs
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