The McKnight Choreographer Fellowship program and The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts are pleased to announce the 2019 McKnight International Choreographer, Galia Eibenschutz of Mexico City. This year the program will partner with choreographic duo HIJACK. As part of her McKnight residency, Eibenschutz will create a new work expressly for a group of Minnesota performers selected by HIJACK.  Read more about Galia Eibenschutz here.

Galia Eibenschutz will be in residence in the Twin Cities September 20-October 19 to work with HIJACK and dancers, teach classes, and participate in community events. HIJACK will premiere her new work at the Cedar Cultural Center in mid October.

Check back in late summer for a complete listing of residency events.


While applications are not accepted from choreographers, we welcome hearing from members of the Minnesota dance and arts community who might be interested in partnering with us. 

Past choreographers include:

2018 - Impilo Mapantsula (Vusi Mdoye, Sello Modiga, Sicelo Xaba) (South Africa)

2017 - Salia Sanou (Burkina Faso)

2016 - Sharon Eyal & Gai Behar (Israel)

2015 - Gioconda Barbuto (Canada)

2014 - Osnel Delgado (Cuba)

2013 - George Stamos (Canada) and Sophiline Cheam Shapiro (Cambodia)

2012- Johan Amselem (France)