Non Edwards is a dancer, choreographer, and GYROKINESIS® Method Trainer. Originally from Iowa, she has been in the Twin Cities since 2009.
Non has performed in small, DIY, and non-art spaces as well as the Twin Cities’ Fitzgerald, McGuire, and Goodale Theaters; on the East Coast at Jacob’s Pillow and as far west as the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. Her dancing interests include improvisation, the phenomenology of dancing, and site-specific choreography. She has created original roles in compositions by HIJACK, Mathew Janczewski, Valerie Oliveiro, Kerry Parker, Deborah Jinza Thayer, Morgan Thorson, and Laurie Van Wieren.
She has produced and made work parallel to her performing career, most recently The Thank You Videos (2016-2017), a 27-video series; Repressed Midwest (2017); Scarlet Gesture (2018); and Habitat (2019). Her choreography investigates the intersection of live and video dance and prioritizes the agency of the performer.
As a GYROKINESIS® Method Trainer, Non teaches online and out of her home studio in the Phillips West neighborhood of Minneapolis. She is passionate about creating an environment for students to feel better - physically, emotionally, and mentally.
In addition to teaching, dancing, and making dances, Non is a freelance writer, grant writer, and Editor for DanceMN.
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