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Christopher-Rasheem McMillan

Resident from 09.01.2021–05.30.2022

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Christopher-Rasheem McMillan is a choregrapher, performance artist, and scholar. He has a joint appointment between Dance and Gender, Women's and Sexuality Studies at the University of Iowa. McMillan received his BA from Hampshire College; his MFA in Experimental
Choreography from the Laban Conservatoire, London; and his PhD in Theology and Religious Studies from King’s College, London.

His interests concern choreography in an expanded field, something that he has approached through experimental practices and creative processes in multiplicity of formats and expressions. He uses video, performance, photography and oral storytelling to explore themes
of race, memory, queer desire, religion, personal and public mythology.

McMillan’s performance works have been seen at venues such as the Bates Dance Festival of Bates College, Providence International Arts Festival (PVD), and The Dance Complex and Green Street Studios in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and in performance platforms such as the
2011 participatory event Beyond Text, London. He was a Five College Fellow for the 2013–14 and the recipient of the McGreggor-Girand Dissertation Fellowship,The Grant Wood Fellowship, and The Yale Institute for Sacred Music Fellowship. His writing has been published in The Journal of Dance, Movement & Spiritualities, Kinebago, and Contact Quarterly. Currently McMillan is a Resident Fellow at New York University’s Center for Ballet and The Arts.