What is CreateART?
CreateART is a multidisciplinary performance and residency platform connecting artists and audiences in diverse spaces in NYC.
Launched in 2017, the platform hosts regular unique and eclectic performance events, offering opportunity for artistic expression and experimentation, cultivating community and paving the way for collaboration. Artists from every medium are encouraged to showcase their work throughout the creative process. Venues include Ace Hotel NYC, Center for Performance Research, Gibney Dance, Gallim Studio and Last Frontier NYC. Curated and produced by Gallim Dancer and Programming Coordinator Georgia Usborne, and team of collaborators.
The GallimXCreateART residency program facilitates creative growth for emerging artists. CreateART is grateful for Gallim’s support - hosting events and powering residencies.
CreateART is a 2019 Brooklyn Arts Council community grant recipient. They are also supported by Arts by the People.
WHO ARE WE?
GEORGIA USBORNE (Co Founder/ Curator/ Producer)
Georgia has been at the helm of CreateART since its formation in 2017, producing pop up performance events across NYC, facilitating residency and mentorship programs and building community.
Georgia has danced professionally since 2010. Upon graduating from Central School of Ballet in London, she joined Bern Ballet in Switzerland under the direction of Cathy Marston. Whilst in Bern, Georgia worked with choreographers including Orjan Andersson, Alexander Ekman, Adonis Foniadakis, Johan Inger, Didy Veldman and Noa Zuk, and completed her MA in Contemporary Dance. She then worked on freelance projects with Cathy Marston, including Alexander Kølpin’s 2013 Sommer Ballet at the Bellvue Teatret in Copenhagen.
In 2014, Georgia joined Andrea Miller’s Gallim Dance in Brooklyn, New York, with whom she continues to create, perform and teach nationally and internationally as senior company dancer. Performance highlights with Gallim include The Joyce Theater, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Lincoln Center and Grand Theater de Luxembourg. Georgia also operates as Gallim’s programming coordinator, launching and managing performance events, residencies and classes at the Gallim’s Brooklyn studio. She collaborates as movement director regularly on independent film and music projects.
NICOLE VON ARX (Co Curator/ Producer)
Born in England and raised in both Switzerland and Hong Kong, Nicole von Arx is a freelance dancer and choreographer based between Brooklyn and Geneva (Switzerland). She studied at The Ailey School and San Francisco Conservatory of Dance. Her performance career led her to work with Jasmin Vardimon, Carte Blanche, Company XIV, Bryan Arias Company and Loni Landon Dance Projects. As a choreographer, she was invited to present her work in Europe at the BFM, TanzFest Winterthur 2018, La Fête de la Musique on the stage of l’ADC, and the Flux in Switzerland, and at Reykjavík Culture Night in Iceland. In the US, her choreography appeared at the Center for Performance Research (CPR), the Museum of Moving Image, Judson Church, The Wild Project, The 14th Street Y, the Ailey Citigroup Theatre and Sam Houston State University. She was awarded the 2018 STUFFED summer residency at Judson Church and the 2017 Dance Gallery Festival Level UP program. Nicole now creates work under the name NVA & Guests and teaches in New York at Gibney and Gallim’s company classes. More info: www.nvonarx.com
BRENDAN DUGGAN (Co Curator/ Media Manager)
is a Brooklyn-based dancer and choreographer who has been creating original works since 2010. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Dance from Skidmore College, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. Throughout his performance career, he has had the pleasure to perform with artists such as Gallim Dance, Danaka Dance, Loni Landon, Danielle Russo, Third Rail Projects’ The Grand Paradise, and most recently, Punchdrunk’s Sleep No More.
As a choreographer, Duggan served as Co-Director of LoudHoundMovement (LHM) from 2012 - 2017 before establishing himself as an independent choreographer. Since 2010, his work has been presented at The CURRENT SESSIONS, The Playground AfterDark, The Dance Gallery Festival, FAB! Festival NYC, Gowanus Art + Production Presents!, Hoover Dam Collective, The Creator's Collective, Inception to Exhibition (ITE), Dixon Place, Pushing Progress Showcase, Springboard Danse Montreal (QC), Place des Arts (QC), APAP at the 14th St Y, the Excognito Dance Festival, Gibney Dance Center, Leona Wagner Black Box Theater in Salt Lake City, The Brooklyn Brewery, and The Center for Performance Research. He has also been commissioned to create new works for SALT Contemporary Dance, Western Michigan University, Whim W’Him Dance, and Treefort Music Festival. More info at www.bduggan.com