photo: Ian Shand

photo: Ian Shand


Founded in 2000 by artistic director Stefanie Nelson, Stefanie Nelson Dancegroup is a New York City-based contemporary performance ensemble producing original work in close creative partnership with performers, visual artists and composers. The company’s work is driven by a distinctly conceptual impetus and characterized by a visceral and strikingly visual approach.

Stefanie Nelson Dancegroup has established its presence in the United States and internationally, developing a repertory of intensely collaborative multidisciplinary works. To date, the company has produced five evening-length works, along with an array of shorter pieces, presented at some of the foremost contemporary performances venues in the United States, including Joyce SoHo, Dance Theater Workshop, LaMama Moves!, Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors and Jacob’s Pillow, and internationally in Canada, Mexico and Italy (Fabbrica Europa; Florence Winter Dance Festival at the historic Teatro Goldoni; among others.)

Selected residencies include the Bessie Schoenberg Choreographer’s Residency at The Yard, Baryshnikov Arts Center, The Field's Artist Residency, and Dance New Amsterdam; the Harkness Dance Program, among many others. Nelson currently maintains ongoing collaborations with Fuoricentro (Lucca, Italy) and Exorto danza (Agropoli, Italy.)


Jessica Feingold

Aimee Householder

Risa Kantor

Jill Inbar

Stefanie Nelson

Manish Singh


Elisa D’Amico, Development Associate

Marissa Jean, Program Coordinator

Nicole Padilla, Marketing Strategy Consultant

Tianyu Bi, Grants Coordinator


Stefanie Nelson Dancegroup values the fair and respectful treatment of all people, diversity, inclusiveness and the dignity and humanity of each individual in its policies, practices, programs and interactions. Since 2014, we've enjoyed a close affiliation with AHRC NYC to support artistic and creative practices for a wide range of people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities.