Genevieve Carson

Bio

Company Member 2009-2020
Artistic Director 2016-2020

Genevieve Carson is a Los Angeles-based choreographer, director, dancer, and educator who has worked extensively in both the commercial and concert dance worlds. She approaches the dance artists she works with as unique individuals in each process, aiming to celebrate the distinctive vulnerabilities and beautiful idiosyncrasies they possess - while challenging and encouraging them to explore outside of their comfort zone. Her work has spanned across North America, the Philippines, Argentina, Sweden, and New Zealand. Her concert work has been commissioned and presented by the US Embassies of Buenos Aires and Auckland, FORD Amphitheater, UC Santa Barbara, ODC Theater, Luckman Arts Complex, Laguna Dance Festival, Musco Center for the Arts, Juneau Lyric Opera, and more. Commercial collaborations include Foster the People, Super Bowl XLIX w/Earth Harp Collective, Funny or Die, Adult Swim, and Comedy Central. Additional credits include: the Emmys, Samsung, BENCH Fashion Week, CottonOn, TEDx, Saks 5th Avenue, Drop Concert w/Vic Berger & DJ Douggpound, and music videos for Blood Orange, Active Child, Vitamin String Quartet, Bonnie “Prince” Billy, and Justin Bieber. Most recently, she had the honor of choreographing acclaimed feature film "Give Me Pity!" directed by Amdanda Kramer and starring Sophie Von Haselberg.

Genevieve held the Artistic Directorship of LA Contemporary Dance Company (LACDC) from 2016-2020. During her time as artistic director, she choreographed numerous celebrated works for the stage and film, and led the company on international and domestic tours while growing the organization's educational programs, including the establishment of LACDC's Winter Intensive and Choreography Lab. With a strong passion for cultivating a healthy and nurturing environment for the next generation of dance artists, Genevieve dedicates much of her time to teaching and mentoring young dancers and choreographers through training programs and workshops. In 2019, she established L.A. Contemporary Choreography Lab, a program designed to provide aspiring choreographers the opportunity to workshop new material with professional dancers in an intimate environment with one on one mentorship. Genevieve has been a guest artist at UC Santa Barbara, CalArts, Cal State Long Beach, University of Auckland, Chapman University, OSCHA, El Camino College and the University of the Philippines. She is currently Principal Faculty at AMDA, where she teaches an array of classes and directs various concerts and productions. Genevieve graduated cum laude with a BFA in Dance Performance from Chapman University.

Genevieve has choreographed The Only Constant, Late Bloomer, EBBA, FAM, Nana, and co-choreographed Terra and Into The Fray  for LACDC.

Instagram: @carsonvision