Liz Lerman

Liz Lerman is a choreographer, performer, writer, educator and speaker, and the recipient of honors including a 2002 MacArthur “Genius Grant” and a 2017 Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award. Key to her artistry is opening her process to various publics, resulting in research and outcomes that are multi-disciplinary, participatory, urgent, and funny. Current projects include building the Atlas of Creative Tools, an online resource, her touring production of Wicked Bodies, the exhibition titled Brett Cook & Liz Lerman: Reflection & Action at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and her recently published book, Critique is Creative. She founded Dance Exchange in 1976 and led it until 2011. Liz is a sought-after teacher of Critical Response Process, creative research, the intersection of art and science, and the building of narrative within dance. She is a fellow at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy at ASU, and a former fellow at the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation. Liz is currently an Institute Professor at Arizona State University.