Artist in Residence
Spenser Theberge is a multi-hyphenate performer and creator, working across the fields of choreography, dance, movement direction, text, costume design, pedagogy, and installation work. He is a graduate of The Juilliard School and a former company member with the Nederlands Dans Theater I & II and The Forsythe Company, as well as a guest artist with Kidd Pivot, the Goteborgs Operans Danskompani, the ARIAS Company, RGWW, and with choreographer Astrid Boons.
Theberge’s creations are multi-disciplinary and genre-defying, continuously exploring the intersection between process and performance. His work has been commissioned and presented by Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, The Juilliard School, GroundWorks DanceTheater, Modus Operandi, LA Dance Project, The Broad Museum, MOCA Geffen, REDCAT, The Korzo Theater, Gothenburg Opera Dance Company, Place des Arts, and the Queer Biennial III in LA. Spenser‘s collaborations with partner Jermaine Spivey have been additionally supported by Hollins University, PACT Zollverein, Nuova Officina della Danza, and presented by The Korzo Theater, The Frankfurt LAB, Place des Arts, Oregon Contemporary, Reed College, and NAVEL.
As a movement director and performer, Theberge has worked with artists, brands, and organizations such as Taylor Swift, Gwen Stefani, LANY, UGG, Rami Malek, Ryan Pfluger, the Tune-yards, Seaworthy Jewelry, and the New York Times Magazine. He has also designed costumes for Andrea Miller, the ARIAS Company, and performing artist Frances Chiaverini, and is the text writer behind Alexander Ekman’s award winning “Cacti” and “Hubbub”, as well as Astrid Boons’ “Do you believe me yet?”.
Theberge is a former dance faculty at California Institute of the Arts, an Artist in Residence at The Juilliard School and USC’s Glorya Kaufman School of Dance, as well as at conservatories, schools, and programs across America, Europe, and Asia. Theberge is a YoungArts award winner, a Presidential Scholar in the Arts, and a Princess Grace Award winner.