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2022 Residency Awardee

Photo by Whitney Browne

Fana Fraser is a Caribbean Futurist, interdisciplinary artist, director, educator, and creative thinker. A full spectrum doula in training, Fana’s work is framed by narratives of eroticism, power, and compassion. She is a BAM 2022 Jack Nusbaum Artist in Residence; 2021-22 Jerome Hill Artist Fellow in Dance; 2021-22 Performance AIRspace Resident at Abrons Arts Center; and 2021 Caribbean/The Future Space resident artist. Fana was shortlisted for the 2020 BCLF Elizabeth Nunez Caribbean-American Writers’ Prize. She is currently an Adjunct Associate Professor of Dance at University of the Arts. Fana worked as Rehearsal Director for Ailey II from 2016-20 and as a co-director and consultant for Pepatián from 2018-21. Fana’s live performances have been presented at several venues including Brooklyn Museum, Gibney, ISSUE Project Room, BAAD!, Wassaic Project, Movement Research at the Judson Church, Dance & Performance Institute, and Trinidad Theatre Workshop. As a dancer, performer, and collaborator, she has worked with Camille A. Brown & Dancers, Sidra Bell Dance NY, The Francesca Harper Project, The Metropolitan Opera, Ailey II, Samita Sinha, Raja Feather Kelly, Miriam Simun, Jonathan González, Raymond Pinto, Andrea Miller for Hermès, and with Ryan McNamara at Performa 13, Art Basel Miami, Guggenheim Works & Process, Frieze New York, and The ICA Boston. Fana was born and raised on Kaïri, in Trinidad and Tobago. | @fanafraser