Ananya Chatterjea is a dancer, choreographer, dance scholar, and dance educator. She is Artistic Director of Ananya Dance Theatre and Director of Dance and Professor in the Department of Theater Arts and Dance at the University of Minnesota. She works at the intersection of artistic excellence and social justice and is the recipient of a 2011 Guggenheim Artist Fellowship in Choreography.
With a particular interest in the ways that dancers reflect social, cultural, political and economic currencies, Ananya talks about the intersection of dancing, dance studies and social justice work. Many of her questions come from experiences of art-making that encompass a broad range of race, gender, class and sexuality.