Abby Zbikowski is a choreographer, Assistant Professor of Dance at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and on faculty at the American Dance Festival. She is the recipient of the 2017 juried “Bessie” award for choreography and is a 2017-2019 Choreographer-in-Residence at the Lewis Center of the Art at Princeton University.
Her company, Abby Z and the New Utility, has been presented by the Gibney Dance Center, Movement Research at Danspace Project, the Abrons Arts Center, and more. Abby has studied intensively at the Germaine Acogny's L'École de Sables in Senegal and holds a BFA in dance from Temple University and an MFA in dance from the Ohio State University, where she worked closely with mentors Bebe Miller and Vickie Blaine.
As a performer, Abby had worked with Charles O. Anderson/Dance Theater X, Vincent Mantsoe, and the Baker & Tarpaga Dance Project. She has been on faculty at the Ohio State University and has taught technique and creative process abroad at the Academy of Culture in Riga, Latvia as part of GPS (Global Practice Sharing) sponsored by Movement Research.