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Dual Rivet, Chelsea Ainsworth, Quaba Earnest, and Jessica Smith

Lecturers of Dance

DUAL RIVET is a women-led dance company focused on creating and sharing highly physical contemporary dance to a wide audience. Based in NYC, Dual Rivet creates work for stage and film that exchanges a cinematic and visceral language to influence both platforms. Directors Jessica Smith and Chelsea Ainsworth have been making and presenting work since 2017. They have performed at venues such as West End Theatre, Kittery Maine, Musikfest Pennsylvania, Peridance Capezio Center, Oklahoma International Dance Festival, CreateArt, and Arts On Site.  

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The company teaches a myriad of classes, throughout the United States, with an emphasis on contemporary partnering and floorwork. Dual Rivet is currently on faculty at The Juilliard School, SUNY Purchase, Gibney, Peridance, and Adelphi. The company also curates and produces MADE BY WOMEN, an annual women’s choreography festival. Dual Rivet aims to share what it means to be female leaders in the arts. For more info: @dualrivet