photo credit: Nikki Carrara
Ali Kenner Brodsky, the artistic director of ali kenner brodsky & co., makes work that is gesturally rich and thoughtfully crafted. She served as rehearsal director for and danced with national touring company Lostwax Multimedia Dance under the direction of Jamie Jewett from 2012-2015, and has performed with Andy Russ, Jessica Howard, Rose Pasquarello-Beauchamp, Betsy Miller Dance Projects, Emma Hogarth and with 83 paperbirds-moving lab. Kenner Brodsky was a 2016 Emerging Choreographer in Residence at Bates Dance Festival and the 2014 recipient of the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) Choreography Fellowship. From 2003-2004 she was an artist-in-residence at The Joyce SoHo under the mentorship of Phyllis Lamhut. She has also received support from the New England Foundation for the Arts (New England State Touring Artist and New England Dance Fund).
Her work has been performed throughout New York City at venues including Joyce SoHo, the Puffin Room, DanceNow Festivals, Dance Space, WAX, Dixon Place, Judson Church and Dumbo Dance Festival, and in New England at Bates Dance Festival, The Wilbury Theater Group, The Dance Complex, AS220, The Jamestown Arts Center, The Great Friends Festival, Provincetown Dance Festival, Massachusetts Dance Festival, Southern Vermont Dance Festival and Dance for Peace. She has also designed movement for various plays at The Wilbury Theater Group including Spring Awakening (Motif Magazine awarded Best Musical & Choreographed Number), Church and Pirates of Penzance.
Kenner Brodsky has had the privilege of collaborating with Providence band Brown Bird and MorganEve Swain on original compositions for her work, as well as with graphic artist Cyrus Highsmith on original art design. She has been on adjunct dance faculty at Salve Regina University and Dean College, and has been a guest choreographer for both schools, as well as for Skidmore College and Providence College. She graduated with honors in dance from Skidmore College. A Rhode Island native, Kenner Brodsky makes home in Dartmouth, Mass with her husband, two children and five chickens.