Founder, Artistic Director, Choreographer, Dancer. Since 2004.
and her choreography was applauded for “never flinch(ing) from exposing injustices women around the globe are subjected to daily” (Star Tribune, 9/19/16). She has toured her work to Ethiopia with U.S. State Department support, presenting the keynote performance at the Crossing Boundaries Festival in Addis Ababa (2015), to the Harare International Dance Festival, Zimbabwe (2013), the New Waves Institute of Dance and Performance, Trinidad (2012), and other national and international locations. Ananya is Professor of Dance at the University of Minnesota, where she teaches courses in Dance Studies and technique. She presented the keynote talk at the joint conference of Congress of Research in Dance and Society of Dance History Scholars (2016). She is currently writing her second book, under contract with Palgrave McMillan, exploring the politics of “contemporary dance” from the perspective of artists from global communities of color. Ananya is grateful to her dancers and collaborators for their commitment to excellence and justice, articulated artistically, and to Deej, Raj, and Srij, her loving family, for holding her together through storm.