December 29, 2016 |

2017 | Lehman College

Sidra Bell Dance New York (SBDNY) is a boutique brand of prolific movement illustrators based in New York City that presents and fosters innovative and progressive dance theater. The company is rapidly gaining an international profile for work that reveals aspects of the human condition through a distinctly female lens. Bell’s creations have been described as, “brainy, exuberant, and audacious.” (San Francisco Chronicle) and the Company has performed extensively throughout the USA, Europe, Canada, and South America. It was named “#1 in Contemporary Dance in 2014” by the Pittsburgh Examiner, as one of ArtsATL’s “Notable Dance Performances of 2012”, and in the “Top 10 for Best in Dance in 2010” by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Bell’s work combines design, media, and fashion creating a singular vision in contemporary dance. A sought-after choreographer, Bell has received many commissions from institutions internationally and has produced over 100 new works. Her work has been seen throughout the United States and in Sweden, Denmark, France, Austria, Bulgaria, Turkey, Germany, Slovenia, China, Canada, Aruba, Korea, Brazil, and Greece. SBDNY has an extensive educational and mentorship program built on MODULE philosophy and works with institutions for dance and theater internationally with a particular emphasis on young artist development.