Shura Baryshnikov is an interdisciplinary movement artist who works broadly as a dancer, actor, improvisor, movement designer, and somatic movement educator. She is a co-founding Artistic Director of Doppelgänger Dance Collective, a Rhode Island-based dance company dedicated to the curation and commission of new contemporary works, and a founding member of the Contact Improvisation performance ensemble setGo. Shura has designed movement for Trinity Repertory Company, The Wilbury Theatre Group, Bridge Repertory Theater, Elemental Theatre Collective and on many Brown/Trinity Rep MFA program productions. As a freelance dancer, Shura has performed with Lorraine Chapman the Company, Betsy Miller Dance Projects, ali kenner brodsky & co., Heidi Henderson, Lostwax Multimedia Dance, Dancing Legacy, and Festival Ballet Providence, among others, and her solo and improvised performance projects have been presented nationally and internationally. Most recently, Shura has performed theatrical roles with Trinity Repertory Company and Bridge Rep of Boston. She is Head of Physical Theatre for the Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Program in the Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies at Brown University and has also instructed at MIT, Dean College, Rhode Island College, Salve Regina University, and Connecticut College. She has been a member of Actors’ Equity Association since 2016.
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