Connecticut
Profile Type: Artist
NEFA Grant Recipient
Artist
Nicole Stanton

Nicole Stanton is a dance artist, educator and activist currently serving as an Associate Professor of Dance, and faculty in African American Studies, the College of the Environment, and the Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance at Wesleyan University.  She was an Associate Professor at the Ohio State University and has been a visiting artist/professor at Yale University and Antioch College, amongst others.  Her choreographic work has been presented at national and international venues such as the 92nd Street Y and Triskelion Arts in NYC, Wesleyan University Center for the Arts, Pro Danza Italia, the Wexner Center for the Arts and the Martin Luther King Arts Center in Columbus Ohio. Nicole has been working at the intersection of art making, community organizing and activism for nearly twenty years. She worked with theaters such as the San Francisco Mime Troop, In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre, and San Fransico's Make*A*Circus engaging performance as a liberatory practice that provides a voice for subaltern communities.  As a scholar and educator her work centers on the cultures and histories of the African Diaspora and the ways in which dance in serves as a site of reclamation and resistance. Stanton works in the mediums of choreography, performance, and writing.  Through those forms, she explores intersections between personal, cultural, political and physical experiences with an eye towards celebrating the complexities of black culture and creating platforms that cultivate community.  Her work emphasizes collaborative processes, which has brought her into collaborations with historians, scientists, anthropologists, musicians as well as visual and media artists. She belives that the arts are not a luxury and approaches her role as an artist as one of culture worker. 

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Additional Links: 
Short documentary on Thresholdsites

I Have Worked With

  • January 2006

    I worked with Choreographer Bebe Miller in a variety of capacities including: as a choreographic collaborator on the Vernon Reid Project; as a performer with her Columbus Working Group; and performing her solo, Rain.

  • January 2006

    Featured dancer with the Thoissane West African Dance Company in Columbus, Ohio.

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Nicole
Job Title/Position: 
Dance Artist, Professor
Physical Address: 
160 Cross Street
Middletown, CT 06459
Last Name: 
Stanton
Phone: 
860-685-2605

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Dance - Modern / Contemporary
Additional Disciplines: 
Dance - General
Dance - Ethnic
Dance - Modern / Contemporary
Dance - Traditional
Populations Served: 
Adults
Families
General Public
Institution/Business Type: 
Artists (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Arts Criticism / Journalism
Arts for Social Change / Creative Activism
Community Arts
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Curriculum Development
Performance / Concert / Reading / Assembly
Public Art Projects (In Free, Public Spaces)
Residency - Community
Residency - Other
Events Per Year: 
5
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
Multi-County Region
Multi-State Region
National
International

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
Council of Dance Administrators
Congress on Research in Dance
International Association of Blacks in Dance
Education: 
MFA in Choreography, the Ohio State University
BA in Dance and Foreign Civilizations and Languages, Antioch College
Contemporary Dance, Center for New Dance Development, Netherlands
West African Dance, Maimuna Keita Dance Company, Senegal
Awards: 
Wesleyan University Center for the Arts Feet to the Fire Artistic Commission
Battelle Endowment for Technology and Human Affairs Grant
Ohio Arts Council Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Grant
Ohio State University Presidential Fellow
New England Dance Fund Award
I am a NEFA Grant Recipient

I am a Touring Artist

Technical Requirements: 
Minimal
Fee Range Minimum: 
$1,000
Fee Range Maximum: 
$10,000
State of Residence: 
Connecticut
Minimum Number of Performers: 
1
Maximum Number of Performers: 
10

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
Community Site / Center
School / University
Subject Areas: 
Dance
Ages Served: 
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
College-Age
Adults
Seniors
Fee Range Minimum: 
$250
Fee Range Maximum: 
$500