Choreography & Performance

2017 Peace Among the Restless Voelker Orth Museum, Bird Sanctuary and Victorian Garden (Queens, NY)


2017 Forever Within, Always Around Salvatore LaRussa Dance Theatre The Academy Outdoor Dance Festival (Queens, NY)

2017 Solo performance with visual artist Siona Benjamin based on Exodus series at the American Contemporary Art Galleries (NYC)

2017 Forever Within, Always Around Green Space Blooms Festival,  a curated annual performance series (Queens, NY)

2016 For My Father Queensboro Dance Festival, a curated performance series Gantry State Park Long Island City Waterfront (Queens, NY)


2016 Remembrance Queensboro Dance Festival, a curated performance series The Secret Theater (Queens, NY)

2015 Every-Body Queensboro Dance Festival a curated performance series The Secret Theater (Queens, NY)

2015 Every-Body Long Island Dance Consortium Kaleidoscope of Dance, a curated annual summer performance series Heckscher State Park (Huntington, NY)


2015 She Left Us Smiling Green Space Blooms Festival, a curated annual performance series (Queens, NY)

2015 Eli Talks live studio filming, a performance collaboration with Fulbright Scholar and visual artist Siona Benjamin (Chicago, IL)

2015 Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, a performance collaboration with Fulbright Scholar and visual artist Siona Benjamin  (Fairfax, VA)

2014 University of the Arts Caplan Recital Hall, a performance collaboration with Fulbright Scholar and visual artist Siona Benjamin(PA)

2014 LABA Live Women Power 14th Street Y, a performance collaboration with Fulbright Scholar and visual artist Siona Benjamin (NYC)

2013 Towson University, a performance collaboration with Fulbright Scholar and visual artist Siona Benjamin (MD)

2013 LifeFull, a multimedia dance using live music, storytelling, and visual art set design at Speyer Hall at University Settlement (NYC)


2013 Open rehearsal inaugaural event marking the opening of Spaceworks in Long Island City (Queens, NY)


2012 LifeFull Take Root, a curated residency and performance series at Green Space (Queens, NY)

2012 Smooove Women in Dance Legros Cultural Arts at The Ailey Citigroup Theatre (NYC)

2011 The Laurie M. Tisch Galler/JCC, a rooftop performance collaboration with Fulbright Scholar and visual artist Siona Benjamin  (NYC)

2011 LifeFull, a lecture demonstration at the Langston Hughes Public Library (Queens, NY)

2011 LifeFull Topaz Arts, Inc. Open Rehearsal (Queens, NY)

2011 Your Smiling Face Manhattan Movement & Arts Center St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital Benefit Performance (NYC) 


2010-2011 LifeFull Leap Dance Project Queens Council on the Arts sponsored residency at LaGuardia Performing Arts Center at LaGuardia Community College (Queens, NY)

2010 Temple-Tifereth Israel, a performance collaboration with Fulbright Scholar and visual artist Siona Benjamin (Cleveland, OH)

2010 The Flomenhaft Gallery, a performance collaboration with Fulbright Scholar and visual artist Siona Benjamin (NYC)

2010 Blues Suite Quartet Women in Dance Legros Cultural Arts at The Ailey Citigroup Theatre (NYC)

2009 The Flomenhaft Gallery, a performance collaboration with Fulbright Scholar and visual artist Siona Benjamin (NYC)

2009 Pieces of Life, an evening of Dance Into Light work, residency at LaGuardia Performing Arts Center at LaGuardia Community College (Queens NY)

2009 Lonely Crowds commissioned by Hofstra University and performed by Hofstra dance department students in their Dance Program's 25th Anniversary Concert (Hempstead, NY)


2009 Trickle Down, Up and Through My Spine Hofstra dance department Dance Program's 25th Anniversary Concert (Hempstead, NY)


2009 Elementary Balance Queens Art Express (QAX) at Salvator LaRussa Dance Theatre  (Queens, NY)

2008 Dina Denis Dance: The Works, an evening of Dance Into Light work at Green Space (Queens, NY)


2008 Cherly Pelavin Gallery, a performance collaboration with Fulbright Scholar and visual artist Siona Benjamin (NYC)


2008 The Women of the Mahabharata, in collaboration with EyeBlink Productions at the Roy Arias Theatre (NYC)

2008 Rang de Nila Mizel Museum, a performance collaboration with Fulbright Scholar and visual artist Siona Benjamin (CO)

2008 Rang de Nila Princeton University, a performance collaboration with Fulbright Scholar and visual artist Siona Benjamin (NJ)

2008 A Collaborative Movement Project, a collaborative performance with Classical Indian Dancer and Choreographer Ishrat (Rakhi) Hoque at Lotus Music and Dance Studio Theatre (NYC)


2007 Rang de Nila Rutgers University, a performance collaboration with Fulbright Scholar and visual artist Siona Benjamin (NJ)

2007 Excerpts from A Collaborative Movement Project with Classical Indian Dancer and Choreographer Ishrat (Rakhi) Hoque The Asian Pacific American Heritage Festival (NYC)

2007 Excerpts from A Collaborative Movement Project with Classical Indian Dancer and Choreographer Ishrat (Rakhi) Hoque  Flatbush Tompkins Concert Hall,  Brooklyn Arts Exchange (Brooklyn, NY)

2007 Excerpts from A Collaborative Movement Project with Classical Indian Dancer and Choreographer Ishrat (Rakhi) Hoque High School of Art and Design (NYC)


2007 Please Stand Clear of the Closing Doors Rhythms Showcase EyeBlink Dance Productions at Roy Arias Studios (NYC)

2006 Destined Three Evenings of Dance in Brooklyn, a collaborative performance at Brooklyn Arts Exchange (Brooklyn, NY)


2006 searching through the mourning rubble Three Evenings of Dance in Brooklyn, a collaborative performance at Brooklyn Arts Exchange (Brooklyn, NY) 


2003-2014 Senior Center and Nursing Home Performance Series, funded by NYSCA and DCA through the Queens Council on the Arts: Bridgeview Nursing Home, Lenox Hill Senior Center, Benjamin Rosenthal-Prince Street Senior Center, Fairview Nursing Home, Queens Boulevard Extended Care Facility, Dry Harbor Nursing Home, Fairview Nursing Care Center, Midway Nursing Home  (Queens, NY)


2004 Eternal Companions RAW Dance Works In Progress Arts @ University Settlement (NYC)


2003 Please Stand Clear of the Closing Doors Prismatic Productions Dance for a Dollar Interborough Repertory Theater (NYC)


2003 Please Stand Clear of the Closing Doors The Hatch Jennifer Muller The Works Studio (NYC)

Dina Denis Performed With...

Anabella Lenzu / DanceDrama 

2016, solo and ensemble performer 10th Anniversary Celebration Performance at The Argentinean Consulate (NYC) 


Douglas Dunn Dance 

2016, Disappearances an outdoor site-specific improvisational work 

(Broadway and Liberty/Chase Plaza, NYC)


Joan Miller's Dance Players 

2003-2007, principal dancer
Columbia University's Miller Theatre (NYC)
The Duke on 42nd Street (NYC)
The Point (Bronx, NY)

Lehman College's Lovinger Theater (Bronx, NY) 

The Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theatre (NYC)

Joan Miller and Sheila Kaminsky 

“Reality /Bytes”  soloist and ensemble dancer

Martial Roumain Little Sparrow soloist 

Eleo Pomare “Nother shade of blue” female soloist in duet 

Deborah Damast 

2006, lead dancer in ensemble “City Life” at 92nd St. Y Sundays at 3 (NYC)


Dr. Glory Van Scott and Joan Peters

Final Ladder 9/11 Tribute – 2003-2004, ensemble performer Symphony Space (NYC)


Robin Becker Dance 

2003-2004 Lincoln Center's Clark Studio Theater (NYC)
City Center Studios, APAP (NYC)
Merce Cunningham Studio Theater (NYC)



Photo Aehee Kang Asano

Photo Credits

top of page: Elementary Balance and rehearsal photo

 Aehee Kang Asano

left to right: Rang de Nila Siona Benjamin, Remembrance Reiko Yanagi, Everybody Aehee Kang Asano, 

a hand to lend, a light to guide Fatima Quraishi