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Jacqulyn Buglisi

Graham-based Modern

In her four decade long career as a choreographer, artistic director, master teacher and advocate, Jacqulyn Buglisi has made an indelible impact on the field of dance. Having performed throughout the world with the Martha Graham Dance Company as a principal dancer, and with Buglisi Dance Theatre, she is known for imagistic dances that use heroic archetypes as a primary source.  Her works, archived at the NY Public Library, have been  commissioned and presented by The Joyce Theater, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, MGDC, Jacob’s Pillow, Kennedy Center, North Carolina Dance Theatre, The Juilliard School, Richmond Ballet, UC, Santa Barbara, SUNY Purchase, Vail, Chautauqua, NY Flamenco, Melbourne and Prague International Festivals, among others.  Buglisi is Chair of the Graham-based Modern Department at The Ailey School and a member of the faculty since 1988.  As a master teacher of the Graham technique for 45 years, she has served on the faculties of The Juilliard School, The Martha Graham School, the famed Performing Arts H.S. (alumna), and leads educational residencies throughout the U.S.  Her honors include Council Chair on Dance/USA’s Board of Trustees, National Endowment for the Arts Choreographer Fellowships, Italian International Lifetime Achievement Award, Kaatsbaan International Playing Field Award, Fiorello LaGuardia Award for Excellence in Dance, American Dance Guild Award, Altria’s Women Choreographer Initiative Award, and proclamations from the Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio for uniting the community through the annual Table of Silence Project 9/11 performance ritual for peace with 150+ dancers at Lincoln Center.