Taisha paggett

Taisha Paggett. Photo by Lisa Wahlander.

taisha paggett is a Los Angeles-based artist whose individual and collaborative work for the stage, gallery, and public space takes up questions of the body, agency, and the phenomenology of race and gender. paggett’s work has been presented at Danspace Project at St. Mark’s Church, Defibrillator Gallery, Public Fiction, LACE, the Whitney Museum, the Doris McCarthy Gallery, and The Studio Museum in Harlem, among others. Recently, paggett has worked as a dancer with Every House Has a Door, David Roussève/REALITY, Victoria Marks, Kelly Nipper, Meg Wolfe, and in collaboration with Ashley Hunt. She has received funding from Choreographers in Mentorship Exchange, University of California Institute for Research in the Arts, Headlands Center for the Arts, and the Multi-Arts Production Fund in conjunction with LACE. paggett is a full-time faculty member in UC Riverside’s Department of Dance, holds an MFA from UCLA’s Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance, and is co-instigator of the LA-based dance journal project and discursive platform, itch. In 2015, paggett served as a Performance LOI panelist.

Grants & Grantees

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SAADA is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating a more inclusive society by giving voice to South Asian Americans through documenting, preserving, and sharing stories that represent their unique and diverse experiences.

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Theater performance artist and Pew Fellow Thaddeus Phillips developed and directed this original full-scale theater work for premiere at the 2011 FringeArts Festival.

Collaborators & Colleagues

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Recognized as one of the world’s leading conservatories, The Curtis Institute of Music (Curtis) was founded in 1924 by Mary Louise Curtis Bok. Curtis has educated and trained some of the most exceptionally gifted young musicians from around the world for careers as performing artists on the highest professional level.

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