I hold a BFA from the University of California, Santa Barbara where I was a Regent’s Scholar and recipient of the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Award.
I have been working as a Santa Barbara-based choreographer since 2014. My work favors walking patterns layered with repetitions of quick, idiosyncratic gestures and abstract themes inspired by scientific principles. I am a formalist—interested in creating work that stimulates via visual and energetic patterns rather than narrative or overt emotion.
My work has been shown at venues such as the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara, ARC Pasadena (LA), Ruth Page Center for the Arts (Chicago), Dixon Place (NYC), and ODC Theater (SF).
In 2016 and 2019, I was the recipient of the Santa Barbara Independent "Indy" award for excellence in choreography.
left - Arna Bajraktarevic
right - Daniel Wade, courtesy of Nebula Dance Lab