John Jasperse
New York, NY
2011 USA Fellow

This award was generously supported by Elizabeth Brooks Hopkins.

John Jasperse integrates visual design elements in his contemporary dance choreography. Since 1985, Jasperse has been the Artistic Director/Choreographer of John Jasperse Company. His work has been presented in the United States, Brazil, Chile, Israel, Japan, and throughout Europe. He has also choreographed work for Mikhail Baryshnikov’s White Oak dance Project, Bathsheva dance Company in Tel Aviv, and the Lyon Opera Ballet, among others. Jasperse received a Bessie Award in 2001 for his choreographic work.

Portrait photo courtesy Chris Taggart.
  • Artwork by John Jasperse
    Truth, Revised Histories, Wishful Thinking, and Flat Out Lies, 2009; pictured: Erin Cornell, John Jasperse; photo © Sylvio Dittrich
Artwork by John Jasperse