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Annielille (Ani) Gavino

Annielille Gavino is a Filipinx movement artist, researcher, writer, and cultural worker. As the director of Ani/Malayaworks, an interdisciplinary project-based dance company, Gavino uses dance as a storytelling element for exploring ancestral memories, spiritual journeys, and community-based art centered on decolonial art activism, particularly from a Filipinx immigrant lens.

Dance career highlights include dancing with Cleo Parker Robinson Dance, Dallas Black Dance Theatre, and Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers. Her works have been supported by Leeway Art for Social Change, Velocity Fund, MAPfund, Dance Place, BAAD! Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance, Fleisher Art Memorial, Small But Mighty Arts, Philadelphia Asian Film Festival and Barnes Foundation. Annielille writes for a dance publication (thINKing Dance), teaches screendance and is an MFA in Dance graduate from Hollins University. More information can be found on www.anigavino.com.