Carlye Eckert is a choreographer, performer, and teacher based in New York and a graduate of the Juilliard School (Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, 2009).
Ms. Eckert’s work focuses on environmental and communal experiences articulated through kinetic anecdotes. Pure movement, joined by symbolic visuals, activate and evoke a collection of memories and personal visions. She works with artists from many different mediums, such as actors, non-dancers, video artists, set designers, and experimental composers. The initiation and cultivation of these collaborations brings forth a fresh perspective and ongoing dialogue which allows her to change the point of entry as a creator and is an integral component of her process and work.
Ms. Eckert has worked and collaborated with Tino Sehgal, Jonah Bokaer, Jack Ferver, Boris Charmatz/Musee de la Danse, Luke Murphy Dance, Yara Travieso, Lucie Baker, Esme Boyce Dance, The Equus Projects, and appeared as a guest dance artist with Aszure Barton & Artists and Keigwin+Company. Ms. Eckert has been a member of the Brian Brooks Moving Company since 2013.
Ms. Eckert teaches contemporary technique and improvisation at Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts.
Her choreographic work has been presented in Portland, Oregon at A-WOL and the West Linn Theater; in New York at Garner Arts Center and Chapman Steamer Arts, and in New York City at Judson Church, Center for Performance Research, Triskelion, CAVE, CUNY, Dance New Amsterdam, West End Theater, Dixon Place, Location One, DUMBO Dance Festival, Green Space, The Peter Jay Sharp Theater at Lincoln Center, and The Juilliard School.
Ms. Eckert is a founding member and producer of the free performance series, STUFFED: Dinner and Dance at Judson Church.