Originally from Zurich, Switzerland, Yvonne Meier has worked in New York City since 1979, collaborating with the founding artists at PS122. Her work has been supported by three Fellowships in Choreography from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the NEA, Franklin Furnace, Pro Helvetia, and Movement Research’s AIR program. The NEA’s American Masterpieces program supported the 2011 recreation of her performance-installation work, The Shining. She has received three “Bessie” Awards for her works The Shining (1993 and 2011) and Stolen (2009). Meier has been teaching Releasing Technique and Authentic Movement nationally and internationally for 30 years.