Allison Costa (she/they) is a New York City based multi-media artist whose practice
is primarily focused at the intersection of dance and technology.
enjoys working collaboratively and across forms to create unique pieces in the
liminal space where creative conception, narrative heart, and
multi-disciplinary practice come together. Fascinated with finding ways to
visualize the intangible, she actively explores the possibilities of
How can technology expand our understanding of human movement to reveal what its
ephemerality makes indiscernible to the eye? And conversely, how can dance and art 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?
Allie hopes to unite the two universal languages of dance and technology to engage a
larger audience and breakdown the gap between these two symbiotic fields.
Allison studied Dance and Computer Science at Barnard College of Columbia University and has been working at the Barnard College Movement Lab as Post-Baccalaureate Fellow since graduating in 2019. 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. While working at the Movement Lab, Allie 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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“Remember to imagine and craft the worlds you cannot live without, just as you dismantle the worlds you cannot live within” -Ruha Benjamin