Maura Gahan

United States

Maura Gahan has been studying with Steve Paxton (Material for the Spine) & Lisa Nelson (Tuning Score) since 2010 and Peter Schumann (Lubberland Dance) since 2006. Gahan has a B.F.A. in Dance Choreography and Performance from Ohio University and scholarship recipient to Jacob’s Pillow Choreographer’s Lab. She is a member of the Bread and Puppet Theater (2006-present) making shows spun from garbage for the sake of justice and beauty. She teaches internationally—in universities, dance studios, church basements, pastures and train stations. Her classes combine Material for the Spine, Tuning Scores, choreography with objects and Bread and Puppet’s Lubberland street dancing. Gahan’s collaborations include: Steve Paxton/Robert Ashley’s “Quicksand”, Dance Hegintbotham’s “Fantasque,” Athens Greece Dance Collective “Boat Dances”, Fos Mayonet’s “7 Dances for Human Rights in Haiti”. She is a Possibilitarian.