Steinunn Ketilsdóttir is an Icelandic choreographer. In 2002 she graduated from Reykjavík University and in 2005 she earned a BA in Dance from Hunter College, NY. In 2016 she graduated with a Master in Performance Studies from NYU Tisch School of Arts.
Steinunn has worked internationally throughout her career both independently and in collaboration with other artists, creating a number of works that have been shown at various venues and festivals in Iceland and across Europe. In New York her work has been presented by Movement Research at the Judson Church and Dixon Place.
Since 2007 she has collaborated with Brian Gerke under the name Steinunn and Brian. Together they created works and performed across Europe and in the US. Steinunn also collaborates with Icelandic choreographer Sveinbjörg Þórhallsdóttir with whom she shares a deep interest in feminist matters.
Steinunn has been nominated for the Icelandic Theater Awards for her works and collaborations and in 2010 she received awards for both performance and choreography for her solo Superhero. Upon graduation at the Tisch School of the Arts she was awarded the coveted Performance Studies Award.
Steinunn has been a guest teacher and later a faculty member at the Performing Arts Department of the Iceland Academy of the Arts since 2007. Throughout her career she has been an active member of the independent dance scene in Iceland and involved in the development of Reykjavík Dance Festival and the founding of Reykjavík Dance Atelier.
Steinunn is currently developing and presenting her ongoing solo project, OVERSTATEMENT/OVERSTEINUNN: Expressions of Expectations and working on the choreographic research project EXPRESSIONS: the power and politics of expectations in dance, alongside other collaborative projects. She recently received a research fellow position at the Performing Arts Department of the Iceland Academy of the Arts.
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