Photo by Rosalie O'Connor, 2015
MARJORIE FOLKMAN danced with the Mark Morris Dance Group as a supplémentaire in Platée, L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato, and The Hard Nut (1996-1998), and as a member of the company (1998-2007). She also performed with Martha Clarke's off-Broadway revival Garden of Earthly Delights, Isaac Mizrahi and John Heginbotham’s Peter and the Wolf for Guggenheim Works & Process, choreographers Amy Spencer, Richard Colton, Kraig Patterson, Neta Pulvermacher, and Sara Rudner, and the Repertory Understudy Group for the Merce Cunningham Dance Company. Choreographic collaborations include Odyssey Opera (La belle Hélène), Boston Baroque (Pigmalion and Les Indes Galantes), Bard Summerscape Opera (Der Ferne Klang, Le Roi Malgré Lui, and Oresteia), Prototype Festival/New York (Paul's Case), and Anaïs Tekerian and Kevork Mourad's Lost Spring at National Sawdust/Brooklyn. Folkman has staged Mr. Morris's dances at numerous programs and schools, including Phillips Academy in Andover, George Mason University, Barnard, Mt. Holyoke, Smith, Amherst Colleges, Boston Conservatory, and MMDG Intensives. She has taught at the Mark Morris Dance Center, Lincoln Center Institute, Sarah Lawrence College, and Bard College as a Visiting Assistant Professor in Dance with academic affiliation in First-Year Seminar. Folkman is currently an Associate Professor of Professional Practice in the Department of Dance at Barnard College. A summa cum laude graduate of Barnard College, Folkman holds an M.A. in American Studies from Columbia University's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and is a Ph.D. candidate at Bard Graduate Center in New York, researching the choreography of interwar urban visual culture. Folkman first studied with Mark Morris and the Dance Group at Jacob's Pillow in 1989 and 1990 (with colleagues Julie Worden and Marianne Moore).