Blakeley White-McGuire (Graham Technique)

Critically acclaimed as a Principal dancer with the Martha Graham Dance Company (2001-2017), Blakeley has performed iconic dances including Lamentation, Chronicle, Appalachian Spring, Errand Into the Maze,and Night Journey. She earned her MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College, Vermont and currently serves on the faculties of Hunter College, the Ailey School, the Taylor School and the American Dance Festival. Blakeley is anofficial régisseur for the Martha Graham Center staging repertory internationally; most recently for Paul Taylor’s American Modern Dance, Semperoper, Ballet Vlaanderen, and Juilliard. Through her embodied research, Blakeley has materially contributed to three historical re-imaginings: Ardent Song, Imperial Gesture,and Notes on a Voyage. Her writing on dance has been published by The Dance Enthusiast, Huffington Post, Dance Magazine, Performance Research Journal, U.K., and A Life in Dance: A Practical Guide.