Eleni Loving (she/her) joined Gibney Company as an Artistic Associate in 2022.  A 2022 graduate of The Juilliard School, Loving is a 2022 Princess Grace Honoraria Award winner and was presented the Artist as Citizen award by Juilliard’s President, Damian Woetzel. She is grateful to have been named a 2018 YoungArts winner in Modern/Contemporary Dance, and a NAACP ACT-SO awardee. She has had the privilege of working personally with choreographers including Ohad Naharin, Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, Francesca Harper, Bobbi Jene Smith, and Justin Peck. In 2022, Eleni helped lead the first Juilliard improvisation residency for Ballet Tech by teaching their 6th grade class. 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 believes in focusing on developing her humanity just as much as her artistry. Having one always inform the other. Her Moving Toward Justice Fellowship, BEYOND THE SCOPE (BTS) podcast, aims to highlight the multiplicity of dancers as people and foster the awareness that dancers have agency in moving into whatever passions they might have, either after a performance career or alongside it. 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. 


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