New York, NY
dancer and choreographer
Dancer and choreographer Sally Gross has over thirty years’ experience as a dance company director. Working with her company of women, Gross has created a unique performance of dance autobiography. Drawing on a diverse dance background that includes ballet, classical Japanese dance, modern dance and Balinese dance, her performances have garnered critical acclaim in numerous publications, including the New York Times, the Village Voice and the Performing Arts Journal. Through a State Incentive Grant she was Artist-in-Residence in the New York City Public Schools. She has also led workshops throughout the United States, in Bali, and in Japan. Gross has received recognition in the form of many grants, ranging from a National Endowment for the Arts US/Japan Creative Artist Fellowship to awards from the New York State Council on the Arts and the Harkness Foundation for Dance. She received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2001 and has been a multiple year recipient of the Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust/Live Music or Dance Award.
Recent performances include three new works at the Merce Cunningham Studio in New York City, and she presented “Dreaming,” a work-in-progress at The Construction Company also in New York.
“I am devoted to the investigation of movement, space, and the body. My work is both physical and formal and I want it to have the powerful eloquence that comes with art pared down to its most lucid essentials.”
This bio/description was originally published in 2000 and updated in 2013. For more current information, please refer to the award recipient's website (if provided).