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Shamel Pitts

Photo © Radina Gancheva 

Movement research workshop

The Movement Research Workshop is based on the constant discoveries gained in Gaga movement language which lends tools towards the articulation of my choreographic voice. This workshop will research the high-powered range of our bodies capacity while focusing on groove, subtle & sultry movement embodiment while stretching beyond physical limitations through clear choreographic tasks. 

This workshop is for dancers with experience in contemporary forms, techniques, and styles. 

Shamel Pitts



June 12 to June 16

2:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.

(20 hours)

Wilder Building

Studio: to be confirmed

Pricing and


DAC pro - $ 180 ($9 / hr)

Standard- $ 300 ($15 / hr)


Shamel Pitts

Shamel Pitts  is a dancer, choreographer, teacher, as well as performance, conceptual , and spoken word artist. Since 2019, he is the artistic director/founder of TRIBE, a New York-based multidisciplinary arts collective which was a 2020-21 Artist-In-Residence at 92Y Harkness Dance Center. 


Born in Brooklyn, New York, Shamel began his dance training at LaGuardia High School for Music & Art and the Performing Arts and, simultaneously, at The Ailey School, followed by receiving his BFA in Dance from The Juilliard School. Shamel danced with Batsheva Dance Company for 7 years, under the artistic direction of Ohad Naharin and is a certified teacher of Gaga movement language.


He is the recipient of a 2018 Princess Grace Award in Choreography, a 2019 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship Award winner in Choreography, and a 2020 Jacob’s Pillow artist in residence, a 2020 Guggenheim Fellow, and the cast member of the 2021 Bessie Award-winning production of “The Motherboard Suite” at New York Live Arts . He is an adjunct at The Juilliard School and has been an artist in residence at Harvard University. 

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