Zoe Rabinowitz is a freelance artist and educator based in Brooklyn, NY. Originally from Vermont, Zoe graduated from the Walnut Hill School for the Arts before earning her BFA in Dance from the Ailey/Fordham BFA program, with additional studies at De Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten in Holland and with Sali Matou Camara in Conakry, Guinea. She has performed with companies such as INSPIRIT: a dance company, JoAnna Mendl Shaw/ Equus Projects, Kristina Isabelle, MBDance, The Movement Party, Nia Love/ Blacksmith’s Daughter, Urban Bush Women - where she was an apprentice in 2005 - and Anne Zuerner. Zoe is a founding member and Associate Artistic Director of Yaa Samar! Dance Theatre (YSDT), a multimedia performance company based between New York and Palestine. You can find out more about her work collaborating with artists across disciplines, cultural geographies and physical borders at www.ysdt.org.
Zoe’s choreography has been presented at Plus81 Gallery in SoHo (2018); Cucalorus Festival in Wilmington, NC (2017); Dance on Screen Festival in Graz, Austria (2017); Moving Body Festival in Varna, Bulgaria (2017); Muestra Movimiento Audiovisual in Gaudelajara, Mexico (2016); New Dance Festival (2016) in Daejeon, South Korea; Harrisburg Dance Festival (2016); Detroit Dance City Film Festival (2016); Dance Film Association's Dance on Camera Festival (2016) at The Film Society of Lincoln Center; West End Theatre (2015) by Women in Motion as part of the Soaking WET Series; The Green Building (2015) by Gowanus Art + Production; New York Theater Workshop (2014) and Theater Lab (2013) by Women in Motion; and by the Movement Party at the Fleet Moves Dance Festival (2014, 2013) in Cape Cod. She is a recipient of the 2017 Seoul Dance Center International Artist Residency, 2016 CUNY Dance Initiative Residency in collaboration with Khaled Barghouthi, and a 2016 Marble House Project Residency in collaboration with Galen Bremer. Zoe was awarded a 2015 grant from the Manhattan Community Arts Fund and was selected as a 2014 resident artist for the Dance Omi International Arts Center in Ghent, NY.
As a teaching artist, Zoe has offered workshops at Seoul Dance Center and Ehwa Dance Academy in Seoul, South Korea (2017), and for dance majors at Chungnam University in Daejeon, South Korea (2016). She has co-taught with Yaa Samar! Dance Theatre at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA, New York State Office of Child and Family Services Juvenile Detention Center in Staten Island, Staten Island Youth and Justice Center, Drew University (Madison, NJ), Roseland Performing Arts Academy (West Caldwell, NJ), and abroad at Chonbuk National University in Seoul, South Korea, Kobe Art Village Center in Kobe, Japan and the Haya Cultural Center in Amman, Jordan. Zoe has taught at Hunter College and Carnegie Hall with Maria Bauman/MBDance, and with the Movement Party at the Fleet Moves Dance Festival in Wellfleet, MA. Zoe is also a certified yoga and pilates instructor with classes at studios, gyms, afterschool programs and summer workshops, as well as with private and corporate clients throughout New York City. Learn more about Zoe's current group teaching schedule here.