EmmaGrace Skove-Epes is a choreographer and dancer, born, raised, and currently residing in Brooklyn, New York. She studied dance and religion at Bard College, and is currently working towards her MFA in dance at Sarah Lawrence College.
Skove-Epes’ choreographic style is rooted in treating dance as in immersive kinesthetic, visual, and sonic performance form. Skove-Epes has trained in various modern and post-modern techniques as well as West African dance, Afro-Cuban dance, Afro-Haitian dance, Flamenco, and ballet, and her movement vocabulary draws from these varied forms. Her choreography has been presented at AUNTS/Arts@Renaissance, Brooklyn Bridge Park, the Center for Performance Research, the Gibney Dance Center, Gowanus Arts Exchange, HERE Arts Center, The Irondale Center for Theater, Judson Memorial Church, Nothing Space, The Paradise Theater, The Performing Arts Conservatory of New Canaan, Theaterlab, Triskelion Arts, Westbeth, and the 92nd street Y. She has choreographed and performed works for inclusion in films by writer-directors Crichton Atkinson, Leonora Colen, Ricki Gluski, and Ian Turner.
Skove-Epes was the recipient of a space grant at the Brooklyn Arts Exchange in the summer of 2012, and a space grant and residency at the Gowanus Arts Exchange/Spoke the Hub in 2011. As well as presenting her own work, Skove-Epes currently performs with Karesia Batan/The Physical Plant, Dana Salisbury in collaboration with Mari Meade Dance Collective, Jesse Philips-Fein, and Nadia Tykulsker/Spark(edIt) Arts. Past perfomance credits include Martha Bowers, Leslie Arlette Boyce, Peniel Guerrier/Kriye Bode, Noemie LaFrance, Sondra Loring, Meredith Monk, Susan Osberg, Aileen Passloff, Maria Simpson, and Allie Tsypin. Skove-Epes has performed as a vocalist with bands SCHOOL, Shenandoah and the Night, and Zion Judah & the Deep Theta 7.