Eleni Loving (she/her) joined Gibney Company as an Artistic Associate in 2022. Eleni has had the privilege of working personally with choreographers including Ohad Naharin, Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, Johan Inger, Bobbi Jene Smith, and Justin Peck. Following a nomination from The Juilliard School, Eleni was named a 2022 Princess Grace Honoraria Award winner and was presented the Artist as Citizen award by Juilliard’s President, Damien Woetzal. A 2022 graduate of The Juilliard School, she is grateful to have been named a 2018 YoungArts winner in Modern/Contemporary Dance, and a NAACP ACT-SO awardee. Eleni believes in focusing on developing her humanity just as much as her artistry. Having one always inform the other. In 2022 Eleni helped build a relationship between Juilliard and Ballet Tech by teaching an improvisation residency for their 6th graders. She worked with Shamel Pitts and TRIBE Collective appearing in Calvin Klein’s 2022 “This is Love” Pride Campaign and collaborated with Francesca Harper for her work in Works & Process at the Guggenheim Museum. Loving is a native of Dallas, Texas and began her training with Dallas Black Dance Academy. She graduated from Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, supplementing her training with programs at The Dance Theatre of Harlem, Arts Umbrella, Alonzo King LINES Ballet, and others.