Virtual Performance Party


Emcee & Curator: Georgia Usborne

Host: Jessica Smith

Co-Curator: Dancers of the Met

1. Seth Malkin

  • Discipline - Music


2. Jessica Chen

  • Discipline - Dance

  • Instagram - @jchenproject

  • Title - I Can Almost See You

  • Description - "I Can Almost See You" is a contemporary dance work adapted from the stage into a film.  The choreography blends Western movements with traditional Chinese folk dance.  The dancer’s face is hidden by a conical hat for the majority of the piece, as she weaves through images of iconic New York City sites. 


3. Anne Nonnemacher

  • Discipline - Music/ Voice

  • Instagram - @annemarienonnemacher

  • About - Anne Nonnemacher is from St. Paul, MN and attended the U of M, where she sang in jazz, opera, operetta, and choral music.  She moved to NYC in 1996 to pursue her MM at MSM and a career in music.  In NYC Anne has performed with the New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players (NYGASP) and The New York Choral Artists, and has sung with the Oregon Bach Festival in Eugene, OR and in Europe, and performed at The College Light Opera Company (CLOC) and The Theater Barn. In 2001, Anne joined The Metropolitan Opera company as a member of the Regular Chorus.

  • Title - Three Songs: "Romance" by Debussy, "Le Charme" by Chausson and "Glad to be Unhappy" by Rodgers & Hart


4. Joy-Marie Thompson

  • Discipline - Dance Film

  • Instagram - @joymarie.thompson 

  • About - Joy-Marie Thompson is a dancer, choreographer, creative director, and certified ANIMAL FLOW©* instructor from Pittsburgh, PA who is making work that is rooted in the curiosity, spirit, and advocacy of our bodies.

  • Title - death of the spirit 

  • Description - This short solo was made in remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King's legacy and in response to the whitewashing of his activism. 

5. Alison Clancy

  • Discipline - Music

  • Instagram - @_alison_clancy_

  • About - Alison is an artist in pursuit of beauty and catharsis. Most days start with ballet and end with an electric guitar. She directs projects bridging between the worlds of dance, music, film, photography, installation and somatic study to create to lost intersections where we search for ourselves in the shadows.

  • Title - Beautiful