Described as a “consistent force in the vast scene of emerging contemporary choreographers (DanceInforma),” Barbie Diewald spent six years in NYC, where she was the recipient of the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Manhattan Community Arts Fund Grant, as well as Artist-in-Residence at The Field, Chen Dance Center, Dance NOW at Silo, and Cora Dance. Her work has been performed at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), Movement Research at Judson Church, The Kitchen, BAX, Dixon Place, The Cunningham Studio at Westbeth, and the Chocolate Factory Theatre, and she was the curator of Green Line at the 92nd Street Y. She was a participating choreographer in New York Live Arts' Bessie Schoneberg lab in 2011 and 2013. This summer, she performed Merce Cunningham’s 1972 work Landrover at New York’s City Center with the Cunningham Trust, and she is currently working with choreographers Katie Martin, Bronwen MacArthur and Jen Polins while she finishes her MFA and Teaching Fellowship in dance at Smith College. She is on faculty at the Pioneer Valley Ballet and the School for Contemporary Dance and Thought.