Ananya Chatterjea makes “People Powered Dances of Transformation” intersecting women artists of color and social justice choreography. Her most recent work, Horidraa, was described as “a sweeping work that makes reference to everything from online dating to the modern health care industry” (MPR News, 9/13/16) and her choreography was applauded for “never flinch(ing) from exposing injustices women around the globe are subjected to daily” (Star Tribune, 9/19/16). She is recipient of a 2011, Guggenheim Choreography Fellowship, 2012 McKnight Choreography Fellowship, and 2016, Joyce Award. She has toured her work to Ethiopia with State Department support, presenting the keynote performance at the Crossing Boundaries Festival in Addis Ababa (2015), to the Harare International Dance Festival, Zimbabwe (2013), the New Waves Institute of Dance and Performance, Trinidad (2012), and other national and international locations. Ananya is Professor of Dance at the University of Minnesota, where she teaches courses in Dance Studies and technique. She recently presented the keynote talk at the joint conference of Congress of Research in Dance and Society of Dance History Scholars (2016). She is currently writing her second book, under contract with Palgrave McMillan, exploring the politics of “contemporary dance” from the perspective of artists from global communities of color.