Cherylyn Lavagnino-Mallon

Visiting Professor

 Cherylyn Lavagnino has a BA in Philosophy (USC), and an MFA in Dance (Tisch, NYU) where she served as Chair 2006-2014. Lavagnino toured nationally as soloist with the Pennsylvania Ballet.  She has performed a range of classical repertoire and contemporary work by choreographers including Balanchine, John Butler, Hans Van Manen, and Tere O’Connor, and the diversity of these experiences has informed the dialogue between classical and contemporary in her work with Cherylyn Lavagnino Dance (CLD).  Ms. Lavagnino has created over forty works since 2000 when the platform for her choreography became CLD. Many of those works were created collaboratively with composer Scott Killian and more recently Martin Bresnick. Lavagnino’s choreography has been presented in New York City and beyond: by The New Festival in Beijing, Bryant Park, Danspace Project at St. Mark’s Church, Dance Theater Workshop, Symphony Space, Jacob’s Pillow, The Yard, Kaatsban International Dance Center, Indianapolis City Ballet’s Evening with the Stars, Intermezzo Dance, and The Joyce Theatre’s “Evening Stars” series. Ms. Lavagnino is an Alpert Award nominee for choreography and recipient of a space grant residency from the Baryshnikov Arts Center. Her choreography has been supported by the O’Donnell-Green Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Harkness Foundation for Dance, American Music Center, and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.

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