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Belinda McGuire

Belinda McGuire is an American-Canadian dancer, choreographer, filmmaker and Artistic Director of Belinda McGuire Dance Projects, based in Brooklyn. Her choreography has been presented across the United States, Canada, Mexico, France and the Dominican Republic. A former student of the Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre, she completed her formal education at Juilliard.

Through BMDP, Belinda has commissioned and performed in world premieres by Kate Alton, Sylvain Émard, Andrea Miller, Sharon Moore, Idan Sharabi, Doug Varone, and Emio Greco | Pieter C. Scholten. She was co-awarded The Chrystal Dance Prize (2019) and recognized as a sponsored artist of USArtists International (2019). Belinda has performed as a company member for Doug Varone and Dancers, Gallim Dance, and The Limón Company, among others, appearing on stages across Brazil, China, Italy, Mexico, Switzerland, Thailand, and the United States.

Residencies include ICK Amsterdam, American Center for Art and Culture Paris, National Ballet of Canada and The Yard, among others.

She has taught and choreographed for Juilliard, Harvard, The Limón Institute, Marymount Manhattan, Canada’s National Ballet School, NYU Tisch, and SUNY Purchase, among others.

As a filmmaker, Belinda created the groundbreaking interactive dance film, Order in the Eye of the Beholder (2021).

As a producer, Belinda launched four one-woman shows, and four iterations of Offset Dance Fest (Brooklyn).