VDA Artist Profile #116

A dancer (Zoey November) stands alone on a dark stage, her body lit by a dim yellow light. One arm is in the air and her head is turned away in an expression of anguish
A dancer (Zoey November) stands alone on a dark stage, her body lit by a dim yellow light. One arm is in the air and her head is turned away in an expression of anguish
Two dancers in black turtlenecks and long white flowing skirts are lit by a blue projection with horizontal lines that project their shadows onto the back wall
Two dancers in black turtlenecks and long white flowing skirts are lit by a blue projection with horizontal lines that project their shadows onto the back wall
A blur of color and motion. A group of dancers on the floor
A blur of color and motion. A group of dancers on the floor
Four dancers stand in the water of Lake Champlain, draped in sheer fabric. Two of them in front are in a deep lunge, one arm behind their backs and one arm scooping through the water
Four dancers stand in the water of Lake Champlain, draped in sheer fabric. Two of them in front are in a deep lunge, one arm behind their backs and one arm scooping through the water
Zoey November

Zoey November recently earned her B.A. in Dance from the University of Vermont, where she created and performed in a number of collaborative student and faculty works. She has studied for several years at the Bates Dance Festival and with contemporary artists and choreographers in Montreal, and performed in pieces choreographed by Heddy Maalem, Alexander Hille, Nikaio Thomashow, Lida Winfield, Paul Besaw, Paula Higa, and Julian Barnett. She is well-versed in contemporary dance, composition, improvisation, ballet, site specific work, and contact improvisation. Her work has been selected for adjudication and performance at the American College Dance Association, and she has also taught contemporary classes for children with disabilities through Corpuscule Danse, Montreal's first physically integrated dance company.

Zoey's work invites purposeful reflection, sculpting experiences that invite the audience to engage with social and political issues in an accessible and open-minded environment. Currently, she is motivated by the intensity of emotion that people are experiencing both directly and indirectly as a result of global climate change and social inequality.