Jacqulyn Buglisi


In her four-decade long career as a choreographer, artistic director, dancer and master teacher, Jacqulyn Buglisi has made an indelible impact on the field of contemporary dance. Having performed throughout the world with the Martha Graham Dance Company and now with her own company, Buglisi Dance Theatre, she is known for highly visual, imagistic dances that use literature, history, and heroic archetypes as a primary source. BDT presents its NYC seasons at The Joyce Theater, and has been invited to perform at The Kennedy Center, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festivals, Australia’s Melbourne Festival, Italy’s Oriente/Occidente Festival. She has choreographed, and presents annually, the 9/11 Table of Silence Tribute at Lincoln Center with 150 dancers. Her works, archived at the NY Public Library, have been commissioned by such companies as the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, North Carolina Dance Theatre, NY Flamenco Festival, Richmond Ballet, India’s Shankar Performing Arts Co., China’s Shanghai Dance Ensemble, Ailey II, LMCC/River to River Festival, The Juilliard School Emerging Masters, GMU, CSU/Long Beach, Yale Center for British Art, MMMC, and the Ailey/Fordham Student Dancers (AFSD). She served on the faculties of The Juilliard School, Martha Graham School, the famed Performing Arts H.S. (alumna), conducts NYC public school outreach programs and Steps on Broadway Contemporary Masters Series. Her honors include the Fiorello LaGuardia Award for Excellence in Dance, 2014 Kaatsbaan International Playing Field Award, American Dance Guild Award, NEA, NYSCA and Altria’s Women Choreographer Initiative Award. She served on the DanceUSA Board of Directors, AD Council Chair 2010-13.