Profile Type: Artist
Annie Kloppenberg & Company


Annie Kloppenberg’s work has been presented by Maine Moves, Bates Dance Festival, Bates College, Lion’s Jaw Festival, Massachuesetts Dance Festival, Movement Research at the Judson Church, College of the Holy Cross, The West End Theater “Soaking Wet” Series, The Dance Complex, and Triskelion Arts, among other New England and New York venues and internationally in France and South Africa.

Choreographic commissions, residencies, and fellowships include: The Portland Ballet, Boston Dance Alliance /Mass MoCA, Summer Stages Dance/ICA Boston, Boston Center for the Arts, Dance Theater Workshop(NYLA)/Cave Brooklyn, Colby College, the Taft School, Dublin Arts Center/Ohio Dance. Her collaborative project, Foreword/Afterword with Rachel Boggia and Meredith Lyons has been presented at Impulsetanz (Vienna), Fort Point Theater (Boston), The Performance Garage (Philadelphia), Tiny Shorts (New Haven), and at academic conferences and university programs.

Kloppenberg co-founded and initially curated Moving Target Boston, and has led mentoring programs and sessions for emerging choreographers at Green Street Studios and the Dance Complex.

For many years, Kloppenberg taught and performed nationally with the improvisational ensemble, Like You Mean It. Recent performance projects include Coldness and Lightness by Ashley Thorndike, Mid-Tide by Lisa Race, Avalanche by the Headlong Dance Theater, and If Wishes Were Horses by Kathleen Hermesdof & Albert Mathias/LA Alternativa.

Annie is on the Board of the American College Dance Association and was a past Board member at Green Street Studios in Cambridge, MA. She is Associate Professor & Chair of Theater and Dance at Colby College and presents both scholarly and creative research regularly at academic conferences, has published academic writing, and, most recently, was an invited speaker for the Philosophy of Improvisation Conference at the Newcastle Festival of Jazz and Improvised Music.


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Dance Artist/ Associate Professor & Chair, Colby College
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135 Sheridan St 205
Portland, ME 04101
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Dance - Modern / Contemporary
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Performing Groups

Affiliations and Accomplishments

MFA, The Ohio State University; BA, Middlebury College