nia love
Photo Credit: Orion Gordon

nia love presently lives on unceded Lenape Nation land known as New York. love pens her name in lowercase to challenge notions of subject, subjugation and subjectivity. In the tradition of her grandmothers and great grandmothers, love’s practice redefines power under the rubric of care and in the realm of domesticity. Her career spans forty years, beginning in 1978 when she became one of the youngest international apprentices with Ballet Nacional de Cuba. love received a BFA in Theater Directing and pre Medicine from Howard University and an MFA in Choreography from Florida State University. In 1996, love studied Butoh and toured with Japanese Butoh master Min Tanaka and received the honorary Fulbright Fellow in 2002-03. love has two Bessie Awards; 2017 Dance PerformanceAward Outstanding Performance (Skeleton Architecture), and Outstanding Music Composition/Sound Design. love is a recipient of the 2019 Gibney Presents Residency and Gibney|DiP, Urban Bush Women’s 2019-20-(21) Choreographic Center Initiative Fellowship (extended award due to COVID pandemic), a recipient of 2020 MAP Fund, 2020-21 Artist in Residence at Bryn Mawr College, the Movement Research Rosin Fund Residency. 3-time Alpert Award nominee and Most recently– the 2021 MANCC (Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography) Residency and the 2021 Byrn Mawr Artist in Residency. She is currently the Brooklyn Arts Exchange Artist-In-Residence Co-Advisor and New York Live Arts Fresh Tracks Advisor. love presently serves as an Assistant professor adjunct at Queens College and New school|Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts.