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Living into a dare, dancer and choreographer Alice Sheppard resigned her tenured professorship to train with Kitty Lunn and Infinity Dance Theater.  After an apprenticeship, Alice joined AXIS Dance Company where she became a core company member, toured nationally, and taught in the company’s education and outreach programs.  Alice has danced in projects with Ballet Cymru/GDance, and Marc Brew Company in the United Kingdom.  In the United States, she has worked with Marjani Forté, MBDance, Infinity Dance Theater, and Steve Paxton, and Full Radius Dance

A USA Artist, Creative Capital grantee and Bessie Award winner, Alice is the founder and artistic lead for Kinetic Light, a disability arts organization, working at the intersections of disability, dance, design, identity, and technology to create transformative art and affirm the intersectional disability arts movement.  Through nuanced investment in the histories, cultures, and artistic work of disabled people and BIPOC disabled people, Kinetic Light promotes intersectional disability aesthetics as a creative force and equitable artistic access as an aesthetic critical to the creative process and promise of relationship with disabled people.

Alice is a noted speaker and writer with work appearing in the New York Times, as well as other academic journals.