Photo by Whitney Browne

Photo by Whitney Browne

Abigail Levine

Abigail Levine is a New York-based choreographer and performer. Her works are rooted in dance and draw from visual and performance art.


Abigail's works have been presented at venues including Movement Research Festival, Mount Tremper Arts Festival, Danspace Project, Roulette, Gibney Dance, Center for Performance Research, Knockdown Center, Fridman Gallery, Kennedy Center, Trinosophes Detroit, and internationally at SESC São Paulo, Benaki Museum (Athens), Hemispheric Institute Encuentro (Montreal), Prisma Forum (Mexico), Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival (Cairo), Festival Escenario Urbano (Caracas), Días de la Danza (Havana) and Taipei Fringe.


Abigail has received funding and support from New Music USA, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Jerome Foundation/ Tofte Lake Emerging Artist Residency, Brooklyn Arts Exchange (BAX), Contemporary Artist Center/ Woodside, Puffin Foundation, Brooklyn Arts Council, Knockdown Center, Marina Abramovic Institute, and Jacob’s Pillow Professional Advancement Award. Abigail is a 2017 Mellon Artist-in-Residence at the Center for Performance Research (CPR).


She regularly works in close collaboration with composers, sound artists, and improvisors, including Judith Berkson, Derek Bermel, Erik DeLuca, Paula Matthusen, Dave Ruder, Cleek Schrey, and Tyshawn Sorey.


Abigail was a reperformer in Marina Abramovic's retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art and has also performed recently in the work of Clarinda Mac Low, Carolee Schneemann, Larissa Velez-Jackson, Will Rawls, and Mark Dendy. In 2014, Levine learned Yvonne Rainer's iconic 1966 work Trio A, coached by Pat Catterson, and has continued on to perform the work live and for film.


She holds a Masters in Dance and Performance Studies from New York University under the advisement of André Lepecki and was the 2013-15 editor of Movement Research's digital performance journal Critical Correspondence, where she co-curated the Dance and the Museum project. Levine is currently a visiting professor in Dance at Wesleyan University.