Russell Stuart Lilie (he/him) is a multidisciplinary artist, administrator, and educator who grew up in Southern Florida and Northern California before ending up in New York City. Prior to his formal education, he performed with his karate dojo and the circus. Russell holds a dance degree from Idyllwild Arts Academy (’08), a B.F.A in Dance from NYU Tisch (’11), and an M.F.A in Dance from Bennington College (’20). Russell co-founded RedCurrant Collective; worked in Operations at Gibney; freelanced; and was a Performer, Teacher, and Wardrobe Manager with Shen Wei Dance Arts for eight years. Additionally, he has taught dance, improvisation, and choreography all over the United States and China. In his free time, he enjoys video and board games, music, and puzzles.