Tanya Bagnato


 Tanya Bagnato is a global performing artist who is dedicated to sharing the unique expression of movement, sound, and emotion. With a multiplicity of interests in dancing, singing, and acting, and with a particular passion for tap dancing, she has been featured in a Professional Artist Profile on PBS Television, in an independent dance film by French filmmaker Dorine Oliver, and in several major publications including “The Financial Times,” “Broadway World,” “Dance Teacher Magazine,” and “The Chacott World Report.” Tanya has performed on stage at iconic venues such as New York City Center, Birdland Jazz Club, and The Duke on 42nd Street, among others. Her outstanding performance last summer in the world premiere of Jason E. Bernard’s “Love Suite” is now part of the permanent digital collection of the Jerome Robbins Dance Division of  the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.

Areas of concentration/study:

The Performing Arts as a Collaborative Practice

Why PS @ NYU?

 I am passionate about studying the performing arts as a collaborative practice and have a desire to build an interdisciplinary knowledge base during my time at Tisch. I plan to interact with this base as a  close partner to produce future creations of freedom-inspiring bodies of artistic work which both pose further inquiry and offer potential solutions to the many questions of our ever-evolving world. My journey at Performance Studies over the next four years will allow me to deepen my understanding of the human condition through practice and research and will intellectually inform my path as an artist, as a choreographer, and as both an individual and collective being on this earth and in the universe.