Grisha Coleman works with choreography and composition in performance and experiential media, exploring relationships between our physiological, technological and ecological systems. She holds the position of Associate Professor of Movement, Computation and Digital Media in the School of Arts, Media and Engineering, and the School of Dance at Arizona State University.
Her recent art and scholarly work, The Movement UnderCommons has been awarded a 2020 Media Arts grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Her on-going project, echo::system, is a springboard for re-imagining the environment, environmental change, and environmental justice.
Coleman is a New York City native with an M.F.A. in Composition and Integrated Media from the California Institute of the Arts. Her work has been recognized nationally and internationally; including a 2012 National Endowment Arts in Media Grant [NEA], the 2014 Mohr Visiting Artist at Stanford University, a fellowship at the STUDIO for Creative Inquiry at Carnegie Mellon University, and grants from the Rockefeller M.A.P Fund, The Surdna Foundation, and The Creative Capital Foundation.
She danced as a member of the acclaimed dance company Urban Bush Women [1990-1994], and subsequently founded the music performance group HOTMOUTH, which toured extensively nationally and internationally, and was nominated for a 1998 NYC Drama Desk Award for "Most Unique Theatrical Experience."