Alethea Pace is a Bronx-based multidisciplinary choreographer and performer and a recipient of the 2021 Dance Magazine Harkness Promise Award. She is committed to creating work in and with her community that is rooted in social justice, born out of resilience, and made in spite of the obstacles facing artists (and people) of color. Her first solo performance work, trying to sweep back the ocean with a broom, was created with support from Pepatian’s Open Call Residency and was performed at BAAD! (2016) and New York Live Arts (2017). Her second evening-length work, Bring Me Flowers, was developed with support from residencies including New York Live Arts’ Fresh Tracks, Dancing While Black, 92Y Harkness Dance, and premiered at Pregones Theater in 2018. In 2022 she will premiere Here goes the neighborhood..., a multimedia performance installation that reminds us of the wealth of knowledge we have in our bodies, memories, and geographies, and empowers us to dream of radical visions for our future.
As a dancer, Alethea has performed with a variety of choreographers and was a member of Arthur Aviles Typical Theatre for eight years. She has also been a collaborator in numerous multimedia community-centered arts projects including Paloma Mcgregor’s Building a Better Fishtrap and the Laundromat Project Fellowship.
Alethea trained at Mind-Builders Creative Arts Center in the Bronx and has a BA in Urban Design from NYU where she completed her thesis project on the history of Bronx housing. She is currently expanding her artistic practice as an MFA candidate at the City College of New York’s Digital and Interdisciplinary Arts Practice program.