Raja Feather Kelly

Photo: Thomas Dunn

Raja Feather Kelly’s choreography includes: I, I Am A Dancer (Ars Nova ANT Fest), UGLY (The Bushwick Starr), ANOTHER FUCKING WARHOL PRODUCTION (The Kitchen, American Dance Festival, nominated Most Innovative Dance Performance of 2017 by Dance Magazine), ANDY WARHOL’S BLEU MOVIE (BAM Fisher, Baryshnikov Arts Center), ANDY WARHOL’S TROPICO (Danspace Project), ANDY WARHOL’S DRELLA, (I Love You Faye Driscoll) (The Invisible Dog), and  ANDY WARHOL’S 15: COLOR ME, WARHOL (Dixon Place).

Off-Broadway credits include choreography for A Strange Loop directed by Michael R. Jackson (Playwright Horizons), Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ EVERYBODY directed by Lila Neugebauer (Signature Theatre); Susan-Lori Parks’ THE DEATH OF THE LAST BLACK MAN IN THE WHOLE ENTIRE WORLD directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz (Signature Theatre, received a 2017 Lucille Lortel Award for Best Revival); Adrienne Kennedy’s Funnyhouse of a Negro, directed by Lila Neugebauer (Signature Theatre); Daaimah Mubashshir’s EVERYDAY AFROPLAY (JACK); Jim Findlay’s ELECTRIC LUCIFER (The Kitchen); Jackie Sibbles-Drury’s FAIRVIEW, directed by Sarah Benson (Soho Rep) and LEMPICKA, directed by Rachel Chavkin (Williamstown Theatre Festival). Raja was born in Fort Hood, Texas, and is the first and only choreographer to dedicate his company’s work to Andy Warhol and the development of popular culture over the last thirty years.

A 2017 and 2018 Princess Grace Award winner in Choreography and a Director for Soho Rep’s 2018/19 Writers and Directors Lab, his honors include a 2018-2020 HERE Arts Fellowship, 2018/19 CartHorse Fellowship at the Buran Theatre, a 2018 Alan Kreigsman Residency at Dance Place (Washington, D.C.), and 2018-19 Fellowship at the Center for Ballet and the Arts at NYU, He is a Connecticut College alumnus and holds Bachelor’s Degrees in English and Dance.

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