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Steinunn Ketilsdóttir

MA '16

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Steinunn Ketilsdóttir graduated in 2005 from Hunter College NY with a BA in dance.  Since graduation Steinunn has worked as a choreographer both independently and in collaboration with other artists.  Steinunn’s solo works are well known to be personal and autobiographical in which she shares a part of herself with the audience, channeling her message through movement, text and images. In 2010 Steinunn received the Icelandic Theater Awards for both performance and choreography for her solo Superhero.  Her latest solo this is it premiered at the Reykjavik Dance Festival in 2014. From 2007 she worked closely with choreographer Brian Gerke under the name “Steinunn and Brian” and together they created a number works both duets and group works and performed across Europe.  Steinunn also collaborates with choreographer Sveinbjörg Þórhallsdóttir.  Steinunn is a board member of the Reykjavík Dance Atelier and the Reykjavík Dance Festival and is active in the independent dance scene in Iceland. She is also a faculty member at the Performing Arts Department of Iceland Academy of the Arts.

Education

New York University

Master of Arts - Performance Studies

New York, New York

 

CUNY Hunter College

Bachelor of Arts - Dance

New York, New York

 

Reykjavik University

Bachelor of Science - Business Administration

Reykjavík, Iceland

Awards

2013 - Nominated for The Cultural Awards in Dance for “Já elskan” at DV Newspaper in Iceland.

 

2012 - Nominated for Gríman, Icelandic Theater Awards for choreography of "Belinda and Goddess“ with Sveinbjörg Þórhallsdóttir

 

2010 - Recipient of Gríman, Icelandic Theater Awards for choreography for "Superhero“

 

2010 - Recipient of Gríman, Icelandic Theater Awards for performance for "Superhero“

 

2010 - Nominated for Gríman, Icelandic Theater Awards for choreography of "Love always, Debbie and Susan“ with Brian Gerke

 

2008 - First prize at Danssolutions Choreography Competition at Dansescenen Copenhagen for "Love always, Debbie and Susan“ with Brian Gerke

 

2007 - Nominated for Gríman, Icelandic Theater Awards for choreography of "Crazy in love with MR.PERFECT“ with Brian Gerke

 

2005 - 3rd place at “25 tímar” Dance Theater Competition, Reykjavík City Theater for “Dear, brother”