With major support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and additional support from the Ford Foundation and Mertz Gilmore Foundation, Urban Bush Women (UBW) has named a new cohort of five Choreographic Fellowship Candidates:

Maria Bauman 
Hope Boykin
Ananya Chatterjea
Stephanie McKee
Ni’Ja Whitson  

The new Cohort was selected through a nationwide vetting process to identify choreographers who have distinctive artistic voices, compelling point of views addressing particular issues of cultural narrative and history, and exemplified readiness for the program.

The UBW Choreographic Fellowship Program is structured over two years and includes a 9-month planning process with Fellowship Candidates, followed by a full year of Fellowship activity. The program supports the development of work dealing with complex narratives addressing race, history, cultural identity, ethnicity and pressing social issues. The Fellowship includes direct financial support, one or more residencies, mentorship, writing and reflection. Feature articles will be released on each choreographer over the course of the next year.

Read more about the new cohort of
Choreographic Fellowship Candidates HERE.