Jennifer Harrison Newman MFA '11

Jennifer Harrison Newman MFA '11

Jennifer Harrison Newman joined the Yale Schwarzman Center as associate artistic director in 2019. An artistic director, producer, educator, choreographer, and performance artist with over twenty-five years in the visual and performing arts, she has collaborated extensively with artists across disciplines throughout her career pushing the boundaries of dance, opera, and theater.

Jennifer has worked with Michael Jackson, Julie Taymor, Franco Dragone, Donald Byrd, David Rousseve, Ronald K. Brown, Charlotte Brathwaite, Michael Joseph McQuilken, The Radio City Rockettes, and has performed on Broadway in Saturday Night Fever and Disney’s The Lion King.

Recent site-specific and theatrical work includes: We Were Everywhere (Princeton University); The Infinite Hotel (Prototype Festival); Angel’s Bone (Hong Kong New Visions Festival); Place (BAM/Next Wave Festival); If Pretty Hurts Ugly Must be a Motherfucker (Yale School of Drama); an installation/walking tour of Seneca Village in Central Park (Bard Graduate Center for Material Culture’s Focus Festival: Ritual and Capital); la ronde (International Festival of Arts & Ideas); Bread of Heaven (LABA Live); The Children (Yale School of Drama); Three Women (Ojai Playwrights Conference); The Geneva Project (Yale University, Central Arts Festival in Seoul, Korea, JACK NYC, and Bronx Academy of Art and Dance); Bulrusher (New Georges).

Jennifer has been an artist in residence at Princeton University, Yale University, Central Connecticut State University, The Field, Mabou Mines, Baryshnikov Arts Center, 651 Arts, and Sisters Academy Inkonst, and has led workshops across the United States, Sweden, South Africa, China, and Mexico. Jennifer received her BA from UCLA and her MFA from Yale School of Drama.

Jennifer Harrison Newman

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Associate Artistic Director

Yale Schwarzman Center

PO Box 208299

New Haven, CT 06520

T 203 432 5539

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