Ivy Baldwin / Ivy Baldwin Dance

Ivy Baldwin is a NYC-based choreographer, performer, teacher, and founder of Ivy Baldwin Dance. Since 1999, her work has been commissioned in the U.S. by the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM Next Wave Festival), The Philip Johnson Glass House (CT), Abrons Arts Center, The Joyce Theater (Joyce Unleashed), The Chocolate Factory, The Wooden Floor (CA), Dance Theater Workshop, New York Live Arts, Dixon Place, and Dance New Amsterdam. Baldwin is the recipient of many awards including fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation (2014, Choreography), Bogliasco Foundation (2012, 2009), MacDowell Colony (2016), and Yaddo (2018). Baldwin has been an artist-in-residence with BAM, Movement Research, Abrons Arts Center, Hunter College, The Yard, ArtistNe(s)t (Romania), and Sugar Salon/Barnard College. Baldwin has received support for her work from the Jerome Foundation, William and Karen Tell Foundation, Trust for Mutual Understanding, New York Foundation for the Arts, Dugas Family Foundation, Lumpkin Family Foundation, Puffin Foundation, and Mary Duke Biddle Foundation. Baldwin has been a guest artist, choreographer, adjunct faculty member at numerous colleges and universities including Barnard College, New York University, North Carolina School of the Arts, Iowa State University, Hunter College, The New School, Long Island University, Washington University, and Rutgers University. Baldwin has also taught at Dance New Amsterdam and BAM/Mark Morris Dance Center in NYC and assisted choreographer David Neumann on An Octoroon (Soho Rep.), Hagoromo (BAM, ADI, Pocantico Center) and Futurity (Soho Rep.). Baldwin holds degrees from the North Carolina School of the Arts (BFA) and New York University Tisch School of the Arts (MFA).

Ivy Baldwin Dance
has been presented in New York City by BAM, Abrons Arts Center, The Chocolate Factory, The Joyce Theater (Joyce Unleashed), Dance Theater Workshop, New York Live Arts, La MaMa, E.T.C, The New Museum for Contemporary Art, Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival/Danceoff!, Dixon Place, 92nd St. Y, Symphony Space, P.S. 122/Coil/Catch, Danspace Project at St. Marks Church, Dance New Amsterdam, Movement Research at the Judson Church, among others, and nationally and internationally at American Dance Institute (MD), Philip Johnson Glass House (CT), REDCAT (CA), Irvine Barclay Theater (CA), Appel Farm Performing Arts Center (NJ), The Painted Bride (PA), Tanz im August (Danceoff!) (Germany), and Dans Contemporan International Dance Festival (Romania). The Company has enjoyed creative residencies at Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA), Mount Tremper Arts, Kaatsbaan International Dance Center, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Dragon’s Egg, and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.

Current Collaborating Artists

Justin Jones (composer) is a dancer, choreographer, sound designer and educator. He has danced with BodyCartography Project, Chris Schlichting, Dylan Skybrook, Morgan Thorson, Karen Sherman, Chris Yon and was a member of Tere O’Connor Dance Co. from 2001-2004. His choreography has been presented in Minneapolis at Bryant Lake Bowl, The Red Eye, The Southern Theater and the Walker Art Center; in New York at The Thalia, LaMama Etc., Sarah Lawrence, EMPAC and has been a sometimes visitor to CATCH! Justin creates sound design for his own choreography and for other dance makers including Ivy Baldwin, Body Cartography Project, Chris Schlichting and Chris Yon. Justin is also a preschool teacher is the Co-Artistic Director of Young Dance, a youth modern dance company and school in Minneapolis. He holds a BFA in dance from NYU, was a Cowles Chair visiting artist at the University of Minnesota Dance program in 2014, is the recipient of the 2007 McKnight Fellowship for Choreography, and was awarded a 2003 NYFA Fellowship for Performance Art/Multidisciplinary work for his work with Chris Yon.

Chloë Z Brown (lighting design) is thrilled to be the new production manager for The Lewis Center for the Arts, Programs in Dance and Theater at Princeton University. She was the Director of Production at New York Live Arts and Dance Theater Workshop (DTW) from 2002 to 2013. As a lighting designer, she collaborates with Ivy Baldwin, Laurie Berg, Andrew Dinwiddie, Jeanine Durning, Juliana May, Sarah Maxfield, David Neumann, Heather Olson, Brian Rogers, Vicky Shick, Chris Yon and many more. In 2005, she was honored with a New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Award for her lighting of Amanda Loulaki’s La la la la, Resistance (The Island of Breezes) at DTW.

Wade Kavanaugh and Stephen B. Nguyen (set design) have collaborated since 2005. They have collaborated on more than a dozen works using paper as their primary medium. The works range from large sculptural objects to warehouse-sized immersive environments that suggest layers of earth, old growth forests, or the flow of a glacier. www.stripedcanary.com

Mindy Nelson (costume design) is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she studied dance and business/economics. In New York, she has designed costumes for a variety of local theater and children’s productions as well as dance works by Ivy Baldwin, Melissa Briggs, Netta Yerushalmy, Mimi Garrard,Shannon Hummel, Nicholas Leichter, and Katie Workum, among others. After years of dancing, teaching, and costuming on the East Coast, Nelson moved back to her home state of California in 2012 where she lives in Santa Barbara with her family. She continues to design costumes for dance locally and in New York City while operating her sewing/design business. www.sprucedbymindy.com.

Anna Carapetyan (performer) graduated from the Conservatory of Dance at SUNY Purchase in 2003. She has since performed work by Beth Gill, Juliette Mapp, Juliana May, Donna Uchizono, Katie Workum, 600 HIGHWAYMEN, and many others. She has had the pleasure of collaborating on and dancing in three Ivy Baldwin Dance premieres.

Eleanor Smith (performer) is a choreographer and freelance dancer living in Brooklyn. She has been working with Ivy Baldwin Dance since 2009. Eleanor also currently dances for Katie Workum. She has performed in works by Vanessa Anspaugh, Anna Azrieli, Kim Brandt, Levi Gonzalez, Juliana F. May, Molly Poerstel, Kayvon Pourazar, and robbinschilds. She was a 2010 Fresh Tracks artist at Dance Theater Workshop and a 2012 Studio Series artist at New York Live Arts. Eleanor has enjoyed curatorial experience through serving on the 2011 Fresh Tracks Selection Committee and as a member of the team for the Movement Research Festival Spring 2016. Eleanor makes experimental modern dances with Molly Lieber. Recent works include: Basketball (PS122 and Baryshnikov Arts Center for COIL 2017), Rude World (PS122 and The Chocolate Factory Theater for COIL 2015), Tulip (Roulette, 2013; Judson Now at Danspace Project, 2012), and Beautiful Bone (The Chocolate Factory Theater, 2012). Residencies and awards: 2018 Artists at The Yard, 2018 MANCC Artist in Residence, 2016 LMCC Process Space Residency, 2015 Rosas Summer Studios Recipient, PS122’s 2014/2015 RAMP Artist, 2014 Baryshnikov Arts Center Artist Residency Program, 2013 New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Award Nomination for Emerging Choreographer, and the 2013 NYFA Fellow Finalist Award. Molly and Eleanor were Guest Artists at Connecticut College in 2015 and Guest Artists at Sarah Lawrence College in 2017.

Katie Workum (performer) works as a choreographer and dancer in New York City. 2017 marks her 10th year with Ivy Baldwin Dance. Her own work has been presented by Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA), Danspace Project, Mount Tremper Arts, The Chocolate Factory, PS122’s Catch/Coil, Gibney In the Works/American Realness, Dance Theater Workshop, Movement Research at Judson Church, Dance New Amsterdam, 92nd St Y, and Symphony Space, among others. She has been an Artist in Residence at The Kitchen, MASS MoCA, Mount Tremper Arts, Chez Bushwick, Tribeca Performing Arts, Dance New Amsterdam, and Northampton School for Contemporary Dance and Thought. She has received funding from the Foundation for Contemporary Art Emergency Grant and NYSCA. She created many works in collaboration with Will Rawls and was part of the curatorial team for DANCEOFF! with Terry Dean Bartlett, a dance cabaret series at Performance Space 122 for many years, which was also presented at Tanz Im August, Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors Festival, Symphony Space and Joe’s Pub. She holds a Master’s in Dance Education at NYU and is a guest teacher at Gibney Dance, Brooklyn Studios for Dance, Dance New Amsterdam, Barnard College, NYU Experimental Theater Wing, and Lehman College. Katie lives in Brooklyn with her family, escaping to hike up mountains whenever she can. www.katieworkum.org

Past Artists


Timothy Bish
Angharad Davies
Danielle Dugas
Mark Fucik
Alexander Gish
Taryn Griggs
Luke Miller
Mindy Nelson
Heather Olson

Erin Owen
Molly Poerstel
Katy Pyle
Jennifer Risch
Jeanne Schickler
Enid Smith
Zachary Steel
Jennifer Uzzi
Matthew Winheld
Katy Woitel


Walter Dundervill
Brady Jarvis
Brett Jarvis
Karinne Keithley
Joe Levasseur
Carrie Lewis
Franz Nicolay
Joe Powell
Mendel Rabinovitch

Alice Ritter
Carrie Wood

Lawrence P. Cassella (1976-2015): Member of Ivy Baldwin Dance 2003-2014.

Read more about Lawrence and his work.

Board & Staff


Ivy Baldwin
Michael Grossman
Ed Romer


Ivy Baldwin


Meredith Boggia Productions


Peter Richards


Nadia Tykulsker
Patricia Burgess/Burgess Bookkeeping


Alex Escalante
Marc Lynn
Maria Baranova
Andy Romer
Steven Schreiber
Anna Schuleit
Nafis Azad