Allison Costa (she/they) is a transdisciplinary artist based in New York City. Her practice focuses primarily at the intersection of dance and creative technology. Her process-focused and collaborative aproach is rooted in the principles of emergent strategy, glitch feminism, and improvisation, thus characterized by fluidity and adaptability, allowing ideas to evolve organically and respond to emerging contexts. She is passionate about using movement and technology as tools for critical inquiry with the goal of exploring the potential for symbiosis between these two fields to create with intention and impact.

Allison graduated with honors from Barnard College of Columbia University with a double major in Dance and Computer Science. She also studied at the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne Australia, and participated in University of South Florida’s Dance in Paris Program. After graduating, she completed a two-year Post-Baccalaureate Fellowship at the Barnard College Movement Lab, where she was able to pursue her own creative research, culminating in the project “Time Enough,” as well as have the opportunity to work with a wide range of artists including LaJuné McMillian, Nona Hendryx, LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs, Cari Ann Shim Sham, Mimi Yin, Chisa Hidaka, Norah Zuniga Shaw, and more.

Allison is currently Artist-in-Residence at the Movement Lab and a dancer with SHIFT, Dance. Arts. & Media. She has also performed / collaborated with Fabrica Research Center,  Burnt Sugar / Danz Conduction, Choreographic Coding LabFrancesca Harper, Dishman + Co. Choreography, Jing Dongeˉ, Performa 19, Ars Electronica, and SloMoCo. As a freelance dancer, web designer, and artist she is always interested in exploring new pathways and partnerships for creative experimentation. Contact her︎︎︎

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“Remember to imagine and craft the worlds you cannot live without, just as you dismantle the worlds you cannot live within” -Ruha Benjamin

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Allison Costa is a dancer, creative technologist, and multi-media artist based in New York City. Her transdisciplinary practice is process-focused and collaborative and she is always interested in exploring new pathways and partnerships for creative experimentation.

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