Lindsay Gilmour

Lindsay Gilmour is a performer, choreographer, improviser and educator. Her choreography explores presence, ritual and rebellion, fusing text, voice and the moving body. She combines the political, the mystical, and the absurd, both honoring and poking fun at the deep emotions expressed through art. Her choreographic works have often integrated innovative sets and costumes, including live grass, 100 hanging dresses, 200 origami birds and a 30-foot wig. She enjoys creating works for the proscenium stage, outdoor site-specific locations and alternative spaces. Her choreography has been shown at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., Judson Church at Movement Research and Dixon Place in New York City, as well as at the Kitchen Theater, Schwartz Center, Hangar Theater (in collaboration with Cayuga Chamber Orchestra) and Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival in Ithaca, New York. She was an Artist in Residence at the Festival de Danza Contemporáneain Managua, Nicaragua, and an Artist in Residence with OTUX Dance in Santiago, Chile. Her work has been performed at Body-Mind Centering Conferences in Ghent, Belgium and Montreal, Canada. As a performer, she has toured nationally and internationally with Pearson/Widrig Dance Theater since 2001 and with Yin Mei Dance 2006-2010.  


Lindsay is the recipient of a Nehru Fulbright Award for Academic and Professional Excellence researching Ritual Dance in Tibetan Buddhist Nunneries and Monasteries in India in 2017-2018. Her research explores the overlap between somatic movement practice and ritual practices across cultures. Lindsay holds a MFA in Performance and Choreography from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, a MA from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, focused on Tibetan Studies and Conflict Resolution, and a BFA in Performance and Choreography from the University of Montana. She was an Assistant Professor of Dance at Ithaca College from 2006-2018, where she taught modern technique, composition, embodied presence, contact improvisation, dance history, and dance and world culture. While at IC, she created a study abroad program in Havana, Cuba, and founded the biennial site-specific dance concert Wings of Spring. She has also created programs in Tibet with Where There Be Dragons and in India with Namgyal Monastery, exploring Tibetan Buddhist arts and culture. As a guest artist, she has taught at universities in the United States and in Thailand, Slovakia, Peru, India, and Guatemala.  

Assistant Professor
Modern Dance