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Tymberly Canale


Dancers at Work Mentor





Tymberly Canale was a 21 year collaborator and performer with New York City based Big Dance Theater and received a 2010 New York Dance and Performance Award (Bessie) for her work with the company. With this dynamic experimental dance theater performance group, she created and performed original roles around the world, on stages large (City Center, BAM, Classic Stage Company, Chaillot in Paris) and small (The Kitchen, The Chocolate Factory, Fusebox Festival in Austin, Dance Theater Workshop, Les Substistances, and more). In 2016, she collaborated and performed in an interactive solo created for her entitled This Page Left Intentionally Blank which premiered at MASS MOCA and toured to the Menil Collection as part of the Counter Current Festival in Houston, TX.  From 2012-2014, she helped create an original role based on short stories from Anton Chekhov and performed in duets alongside Mikhail Baryshnikov in Man in a Case at Hartford Stage and in an extensive United States tour.  Additionally, she has performed in the work of Susan Marshall, Athena Kokoronis, Sibyl Kempson, John Kelly, Poppo Shiriashi, Richard Move, Dean Moss and David Neumann/Stacy Dawson. Canale obtained her MFA in Dance in 2009 from Hollins University/American Dance Festival.  She has led masterclasses at MIT, Yale, Princeton and Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival and has served on the faculty of Rutgers University, Barnard College, Peridance/Capezio Certificate Program, University of the Arts, Marymount Manhattan College, and the American Dance Festival.  Her choreographic credits include Sibyl Kempson’s Twelve Shouts at The Whitney Museum, The Medieval Plays (directed by David Mold at Marymount Manhattan College), I HATE F*** MEXICANS, written by Luis Enrique Gutierrez Ortiz Monasterio, (directed by Danya Taymor at The Flea), Salomé (directed by Kevin Kuhlke at NYU), Bertolt Brecht’s A Respectable Wedding (directed by Karin Coonrod at NYU), and Tristan Tzara’s The Gas Heart (for Big Dance Theater), as well as assisting in the off-Broadway Theater for a New Audience production of John Ford’s The Broken Heart.  She contributed movement for the David Byrne/Alex Timbers/Annie-B Parson production of Here Lies Love.  In 2016, she assisted Annie-B Parson on the choreography for a 1000 person public choir performed at Lincoln Center, with original music by David Lang and conducted by Simon Halsey. She currently serves as chair of the Current Practices sub-committee of the New York Dance and Performance Awards (The Bessies).


She has been an adjunct faculty member at Marymount Manhattan College since 2009 and has led courses in Dance Composition, Improv I as well as mentored many student choreographers for the  Dancers At Work series. She has choreographed several theatrical productions for Marymount’s Theater department as well.