April Sellers is a choreographer, dancer and performance curator who for 18 years has created over 60 original works. She is the Founder and Artistic Director of the April Sellers Dance Collective which is renowned for its complex expressions of gender and identity in highly crafted performances. Her most recent and transgressive performance, Animal Corridor prompted the award “Artist of the Year” by City Pages in 2017. Other awards include the Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grants (2018, 2015, 2002), MRAC Next Step Grant (2016), the McKnight Fellowship for Choreography (2011) and the Sage Award for Outstanding Performance in (2006). Over the past decade, Sellers has been invited to participate in a number of residencies like the Djerassi Resident Artists Program (Santa Cruz, California) and the Maggie Allessee National Center for Choreography (Tallahassee, Florida). Sellers holds an MFA in Dance from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.


Catch April at the Festival:

MASTERCLASS
Friday, May 3rd. 9:30-11:30AM
PRE-SHOW DISCUSSION 
Thursday, May 2nd. 6:30-7:30PM
PERFORMANCES:
Thursday, May 2nd. 7:30PM
Friday, May 3rd. 7:30PM
Saturday, May 4th. 2PM AND 7:30PM