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Tonya Lockyer


Tonya Lockyer is an award-winning choreographer, writer, cultural producer, and performing artist working internationally. She was named “one of the key cultural change-makers in the Northwest” by The Seattle Times. Her work in performance has been seen at Lincoln Center; National Museum of Women in the Arts; New York’s Joyce Theater, Dixon Place, and New York Live Arts (DTW); Jacob’s Pillow; Boston’s Emerson Majestic Theater; Long Beach Opera; Paris’s International Conference on New Media; Canada’s National Arts Centre, Banff Center, and International Sound Symposium; Russia’s International Festival of Experimental Art, and International Festival of Dance; Opera Baltycka; Seattle’s Meany Center, and On the Boards. Her writing is commissioned by artists, exhibition catalogs, and international publications. An acclaimed producer, Lockyer has helped develop more than eighty new projects with leading regional and inter/national innovators. She continues to work in this capacity with select artists and serves on national review panels. Recently, Tonya choreographed Seattle Rep’s Indecent, creative produced Climate Gathering at Barnard’s Media Laband was a Princeton University Guest Artist. She is a native Newfoundlander living in the Pacific Northwest Archipelago.