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Eva Alt


Eva Alt (she/her) is a dance artist based in New York City whose work spans disciplines across practice, choreography, teaching, writing, new media, and performance. Her work asks fundamental questions about the standard boundaries of the dance world and challenges the way audiences perceive the career of a dancer. Alt received her training at the Boston Ballet School, performed with the Boston Ballet and BalletMet, and danced works by George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins. Additionally, she counts her summers as an apprentice at The Chautauqua Institution with Jean Pierre Bonnefoux and Patricia McBride, and with Suzanne Farrell at the Kennedy Center, as being influential. 

How Beautiful Everything Is Before It Gets Its Name, a group dance show that explored the place in between rehearsal and performance. In 2020, Alt was a dance resident at Art Cake in Brooklyn, and she has performed as a solo artist at Storm King Arts Center and The East River Park Amphitheater. Since 2018, she has taught her own ballet class for all levels in downtown New York City and developed a community around recreational dance for adults. Alt participated as an interviewee in the critically acclaimed documentary, In Balanchine’s Classroom (2021). Her forthcoming solo show, Eva Alt, will take place at NY Live Arts in 2023.