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STEPHANIE MARTINEZ – Sybil Shearer Fellowship at Ragdale: 2023

STEPHANIE MARTINEZ Sybil Shearer Fellowship at Ragdale: 2023 Award winning choreographer, Stephanie Martinez, has been selected as the second recipient of the Sybil Shearer Fellowship for an artist’s residency in the new Sybil Shearer Studio at Ragdale. Stephanie is the Founder and Artistic Director of PARA.MAR Dance Theatre in Chicago. Through this…
Kevin Sender
January 28, 2023
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NEJLA YATKIN – Sybil Shearer Fellowship at Ragdale: 2022

NEJLA YATKIN Sybil Shearer Fellowship at Ragdale: 2022 Chicago-based choreographer, Nejla Yatkin, has been awarded the first Sybil Shearer Fellowship in the new Sybil Shearer Studio at Ragdale to be scheduled during spring 2022. During her residency, Nejla will develop a new piece entitled A Dance For A Time Being; a video and augmented reality dance…
Kevin Sender
January 28, 2022
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RENA BUTLER – Sybil Shearer Fellowship at Ragdale: 2019

RENA BUTLER Sybil Shearer Fellowship at Ragdale: 2019 The 2019 fellowship was awarded to Rena Butler, a multi-disciplinary artist based in Chicago and New York City. Having trained at the Chicago Academy of the Arts and studied at Taipei National University of the Arts in Taiwan, she received her BFA from…
Kevin Sender
January 28, 2019
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BRITTANY HARLAN – Sybil Shearer Fellowship at Ragdale: 2018

BRITTANY HARLAN Sybil Shearer Fellowship at Ragdale: 2018 Brittany Harlin is the founding artistic director of Chicago Urban Dance Collective and 2017 recipient of the Chicago Dancemakers Forum Lab Artist Award . Her influences are Hip Hop and Modern Dance Pioneers. In addition to company work, her dancing and choreography…
Kevin Sender
January 28, 2018
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J’SUN HOWARD – Sybil Shearer Fellowship at Ragdale: 2017

J'SUN HOWARD Sybil Shearer Fellowship at Ragdale: 2017 MSF awarded a Sybil Shearer Fellowship at Ragdale to J’Sun Howard, a Chattanooga native and Chicago-based dancemaker and poet. At the conclusion of his residency, J’Sun wrote, “I’ve had a productive time doing movement research and creating a solo for a larger project, ‘Working on…
Kevin Sender
January 28, 2017