Alaina Wilson is a New York-based dance artist and administrator. She holds a BA in Classics & Art History, having graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Vassar College and holds an MFA in Dance from Sarah Lawrence College, where she focused her studies on phenomenology and perception in relation to choreography and dance performance.
Prior to joining Gibney as Executive & Board Liaison in 2022, Alaina held administrative management positions with NY-based dance organizations BodyStories: Teresa Fellion Dance and Jonah Bokaer Arts Foundation, adding to her experience in executive support, development, company management, and production.
Alaina has performed professionally with choreographers including Natalie Jonas and Grant Jacoby & Dancers, and has produced and performed in her own choreographic work since 2014. She has held artistic residencies with Chez Bushwick and the Catwalk Institute, has received commissions from the Modfest Arts Festival and the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, and has served as a visiting artist in dance with Randolph College. Alaina’s additional dance teaching credits include the Bronxville Ballet School and the Ailey School Junior Division.
Alaina continues to cultivate a multi-faceted career within the performing arts and passionately supports dance through all aspects of the field.