Biography

Ara Fitzgerald is a dance theatre artist, choreographer, improviser and educator who was a member of Daniel Nagrin’s The Workgroup and The Entourage Music and Theatre Ensemble where she first worked with composer Wall Matthews. Her work has been produced at venues including Fringe NYC, Dance Theatre Workshop, The 92nd Street Y, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, The Knitting Factory, The Construction Company, The Yard, The American Dance Guild Festival, The DanceNow Festival, WET, Norte Maar, Triskelion Arts, The Dance Place (Washington, DC), and The Dragon’s Egg, in living room concerts in Los Angeles and New York and The Zen Center of Chicago.

Current repertory includes her collection of solos The Adventures of The Ever Fragmenting Woman (PG35)Words for Music Perhaps, based on the poetry of WB Yeats, created in collaboration with composer Wall Matthews, Pilgrimage choreographed with Clare Byrne and the honor of performing Life of a Flower and Conversation With An Ant by renowned dancer/clown, Lotte Goslar. For theatre she has choreographed on and off Broadway. 

A graduate of Connecticut College (BA) and Wesleyan University (MALS), she has taught at Connecticut College, The National Theatre Institute, Trinity Square Conservatory, Rockland Community College,The Hartman Conservatory and served as  Director of Dance and Theatre at Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY. 

     

 

Her work has been called:

marvelously funny and searingly truthful. 

Cordelia Oliver, The Guardian

 

a skilled comic actress-dancer…an unusually smooth blend of humor and choreographic deftness.

Jennifer Dunning New York Times