Photo: Jessie Young


About Hadley

Hadley Smith is a New York based dance artist. Her work is concerned generally with systems of order and categorization, and in particular with the schematics of gender. Through visceral and absurdist actions she seeks to disorder the structures of power written upon our bodies. Hadley’s choreographic practice is strongly influenced by her work in other disciplines; her slide-shows, meditation tapes and the online zine Sublime Materiality (she is a co-editor) can be found here and on Instagram. 

Hadley has presented work throughout the New York area, including venues such as Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Panoply Performance Lab, CAGE and Dance New Amsterdam where she was a 2012 RAW Materials Artist. In 2015 she was selected to present on her performative research practice, Radical Taxonomies, during York University’s Accidental Archive symposium in Toronto, CA. In 2016, she graduated with an MFA in Dance from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana. In 2018 she presented Tanogram a performance/practice at The New Gallery and Secret Project Robot. Currently she is working on 1000 Moves for Back Up Dancers.