Blakeley White-McGuire, critically acclaimed as a Principal dancer with the Martha Graham Dance Company (2001 - 2016, 2017), has performed the iconic dances of 20th century Modern canon including Lamentation, Chronicle, Appalachian Spring, Errand Into the Mazeand 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 American Dance Festival. Blakeley is an official Regisseur for the Martha Graham Center staging repertory internationally; most recently for Paul Taylor’s American Modern Dance, the 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, and her writing has been published by The Dance Enthusiast, The Huffington Post, Dance Magazine,Performance Research Journal, U.K. and A Life in Dance: A Practical Guide. Blakeley presents her original choreographies internationally, most notably by The Museum of Arts and Design, Jacob’s Pillow’s INSIDE/ OUT, American Dance Festival, Battery Dance Festival, Women in Dance 2018, the Moving Beauty series and Movement Migration in Dance at Pietrasanta, Italy. An avid collaborator, she was co-artist/scholar-in-residence for Orsolina28, Paris and Google-doodle collaborator with visual artist Ryan Woodward. Blakeley served on the faculty of New York City’s famed LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts (2014-2018) as a teacher of technique, repertory and improvisation. Blakeley currently dances/choreographs/ administrates for the inter-genre/generational dance collective Movement Migration, Buglisi Dance Theater, and serves as NYC Department of Education facilitator for professional development in Dance Education.