Pavel Zuštiak is a Slovak-American choreographer and director. Often described as human and humane, his interdisciplinary works are visually evocative and emotionally piercing. Zuštiak is the 2015 Bessie Juried Award winner for his “poetic layering of movement and visual imagery, conceiving the stage as a decentralized world in which the corporeal body is the focus and canvas for a wide range of human expression.” He is a Princeton Arts Fellow, recipient of LMCC President’s Award, NEFA/NDP Production & Residency Grants, Guggenheim Fellowship, MANCC and Bogliasco Fellowships and multiple Princess Grace Awards. Zuštiak’s work was commissioned and presented by Cal Performances/UC Berkeley, Walker Art Center, Wexner Center for the Arts, PS122, Abrons Arts Center, Baryshnikov Arts Center, La MaMa and New York Live Arts among others. Zuštiak lives in New York City.