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Photo by Yara Travieso

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Esmé Boyce is a choreographer, director, and dancer based in Brookyln, NY. She received a BFA in Dance from The Juilliard School. She focuses primarily on creating inter‑disciplinary pieces with a core team of artists. Esmé has presented work at 92nd Street Y, Fridays at Noon Series, Dixon Place, Lincoln Center, The Dogwood Performing Arts Center, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Fishman Space, Judson Church, Baryshnikov Arts Center, Howard Gilman Performance Space, and Center for Performance Research. As a dancer, Esmé has had the pleasure of working with Janis Brenner & Dancers, Catherine Tharin Dance, Yara Travieso, Jin Ju Song-Begin, Charlotte Bydwell, Dana Katz, Carlye Eckert, Katherine Partington, Douglas Dunn, Marta Renzi and Cori Kresge. 

In the collaborative work of Esmé Boyce Dance, music, sculptural form, image and dance are developed in tandem.  While movement is typically the point of origin for a new piece, musical concepts feed back into choreographic decisions, which in turn inform imagery and tone.  Almost always interdisciplinary, the group's performances have paired a classical emphasis on rigor and technical accomplishment with a rejection of a purist approach to genre and methodology.