Allison (Allie) Costa is a New York City based artist, dancer, and computer scientist who enjoys working collaboratively and across forms to create unique pieces in the liminal space where creative conception, narrative heart, and multi-disciplinary art meet. Fascinated with finding ways to visualize the intangible, they are experimenting with the truths of human-computer interaction. Where can technology expand our understanding of human movement to reveal what its ephemerality makes indiscernible to the eye? And conversely, where can dance and artistic practice expand our understanding of data to reveal how this immaterial information “stored” in computers is not neutral, as typically believed, but imbued with memory and history? 

They studied Dance and Computer Science at Barnard College of Columbia University and have been working at the Barnard College Movement Lab as Post-Baccalaureate Fellow since graduating in 2019. They also studied at the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne Australia and participated in University of South Florida’s Dance in Paris Program. While working at the Movement Lab, Allison has had the opportunity to collaborate with a number of artists including LaJuné McMillian, Kenji Williams, Cari Ann Shim Sham, Mimi Yin, Chisa Hidaka, and Norah Zuniga Shaw.


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Allison (Allie) Costa is a transmedia artist, dancer, and computer scientist who enjoys working collaboratively and across forms to create unique pieces in the liminal space where creative conception, narrative heart, and multi-disciplinary art meet. They are very grateful to collaborate with their colleagues at the Barnard College Movement Lab and are always interested in exploring new pathways of play and experimentation. View Upcoming Events ︎︎︎