Kristi Spessard returned to Alfred (she also came in 2005) as our guest artist for one week in the spring. Her residency included a collaborative open master class with the Susquehanna String Band, as well as two resident visual guest artists Stan and Duetes from the School of Art and Design.
Kristi Spessard is the artistic director of Kristi Spessard Dance Projects a collaboratively driven dance-theater company and a two-time Mabou Mines Suite Resident Artist recipient (2007/08 & 2010/11). Spessard has created several dance events for architectural installations at the Center for Architecture – NY. She has been a resident choreographer at Barnard College Theater’s Department and also choreographs opera for New York Opera Studios at Vassar. She has directed mass movement choirs in New York, Berlin, and Western Michigan University. Spessard has been presented by numerous theaters and festivals in New York City Elsewhere, her work has been presented at University of the Americas – Mexico, Philadelphia Fringe Festival, VA School of the Arts, Alfred University, Arts in the Parks, ND, Goose Route Dance Festival, WV and University of Southern Florida.