Still above from "Slow Shapes" by Kersti Jan Werdal.
Dancer in New York City. Graduated high school in 2008 from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.
Currently a student at Columbia University. Trained with Merce Cunningham as well as whirled with the dervishes of the Mevlevi Order.
Performed at MoMA with Yvonne Rainer in the exhibition, Judson Dance Theater: The Work Is Never Done (2018) and in Marina Abramović’s retrospective, The Artist is Present (2010). Also worked on numerous projects with Robert Wilson. In 2011, was a member of the Michael Clark Company for performances at the Tate Modern.
Recent collaborations include "Taboo and Transgression" with Michael Taussig et al. and “Remembering and Dismembering Trio A, with Excerpts from Peter Schjeldahl’s ’77 Sunset Me’,” a duet between Rainer and Bailey by Yvonne Rainer. In this work Bailey dances YR and simultaneously speaks Peter Schjeldahl’s first-person, autobiographical text. Other collaborations include ongoing film creations by Kersti Jan Werdal.
Choreographic and writing projects are also ongoing. Some can be viewed here. For the text from "The Dance Warm-Up" published in the form of a manual in 2013, please send an email.