Hallie Chametzky is a performer, choreographer, writer, and archivist based in New York City.

 

Her choreographic work has been shown at University Settlement (NYC), Undiscovered Countries (NYC), The Craft (Brooklyn), 7Midnights Physical Research (NYC), Green Space (Queens), and the Grace Street Theater (Richmond, VA), among others. She is a current University Settlement Performance Project Fellow, and is a recipient of the VCUarts Undergraduate Research Grant for her interdisciplinary performance project 22 Percent: A Disintegrating Data VisualizationHallie holds a BFA in Dance and Choreography from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Hallie currently performs with Yehuda Hyman/Mystical Feet Company (NYC) and The Final Veil, a movement opera about the remarkable final moments of Polish-Jewish dancer Franceska Mann in the gas chambers of Auschwitz (NYC, July 2022). She has previously performed with Snap Soup Dance Company (Richmond, VA), a Merce Cunningham MinEvent staged by Andrea Weber at the Museo Soumaya in Mexico City, and works by Liz Lerman, Helen Simoneau, Karen de Luna, x, Aviya Hernstadt, Autumn Proctor Waddell, and Eric Rivera.

 

In addition to her dance practice, Hallie is a poet and dance writer. Her poems have appeared in Mouse Magazine, Gigantic Sequins, Indolent Books, Z Publishing House, and The Underground, among others. Her writings on dance can be found in The Brooklyn Rail, In Dance, Contact Quarterly, Dance Magazine, First of the Month, and The Library of Congress Performing Arts Reading Room Blog.

In the summer of 2018, Hallie served as a Fellow in the Music Division of the Library of Congress where she worked in the dance collections. During that time, she organized, rehoused, and processed thousands of items in the Sophie Maslow Papers, Jane Dudley Papers, and Victoria Phillips Collection, a project which encompassed her interests in dance, language, primary source materials, and cultural heritage. She went on to serve as the Archives/Audience Engagement Intern at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, and is now the Archiving Specialist at Dance/USA.