Jessie Gold

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Biography

Jessie Gold is a dancer and choreographer who performs professionally in New York City and abroad. As a dancer, she has performed at The Walker Art Center (Minneapolis), The Kitchen (New York), Documenta 14 (Kassel), MoMA PS1 (New York) with Walter Dundervill, and on multiple occasions at the Musuem of Modern Art (New York) with Maria Hassabi, Paulina Olowska, Haegue Yang and Simone Forti. As a choreographer, she has presented work with Danspace Project Draftwork Series (New York), Movement Research at Judson Church (New York), Roulette (Brooklyn), Bas Fisher Invitational (Miami), Museum of Contemporary Art (Miami), in collaboration with choreographer Biba Bell at The Maintenance Room (Detroit), and at The Lever House (New York) co-presented with Greene Naftali Gallery and Peter Halley. Gold has been teaching Pilates for 12 years and has found the hyper-structure and mechanics of the method to be an inspiring technique for generating movement awareness, increasing strength and flexibility as well as maintaining a healthy body and mind. She received her Pilates certification from Bodytonic Pilates Gymnasium in 2008 where the intensive 500 hour classical program covered Pilates mat and all apparatus training. At Bodytonic, she trained with master Instructors Caitlin Cook and Jennifer DeLuca. Since teenage years, Gold has practiced Yoga starting with her ballet teacher, Nancy Raffa, who studied at the White Cloud studio in New York. Gold is a RYT-200 certified instructor in Hatha Yoga from Integral Yoga Institute New York. Her studies in Ballet, Contemporary Dance Technique, Alexander Technique, Kinetic Awareness, Authentic Movement, Ideokinesis, and Improvisation enhances her approach in teaching the Pilates Method and Yoga. Gold holds a B.A. from New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Studies with a concentration in Dance, Fine Art, and Cultural Studies.