John Jasperse

Performing Arts, 2000

John Jasperse lives & works in New York City. He has created several shorter works & 12 evening-length works including Prone, Becky, Jodi, John and Misuse liable to prosecution. John Jasperse Company has presented at festivals and presenting organizations in the U.S., Brazil, Chile, Israel, Japan and Europe. He has created commissioned works for Baryshnikov’s White Oak Dance Project, Batsheva Dance Company and the Lyon Opera Ballet. Jasperse’s work has been awarded several prestigious awards, including a New York Dance and Performance (“Bessie”) Award. His work has been supported by fellowships from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, the Lambent Fellowship in the Arts, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts and New York Foundation for the Arts.

Awards and Accomplishments


Jasperse receives a 2014 Doris Duke Performing Artist Award which supports individual artists in contemporary dance, theatre, jazz and related interdisciplinary work


Jasperse receives a 2014 MAP Fund Grant for Remains


Jasperse wins a Bessie Award for Outstanding Production for Within between


Jasperse has residency at the Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography (MANCC) in Tallahassee, FL


Jasperse is a 2011 USA Fellow

2010: Jasperse receives a NPN Creation Fund Grant

2004: Jasperse receives Tides Foundation Lambent Fellowship in the Arts

2003: Jasperse receives fellowship from the Foundation for Contemporary Performance Arts

2002: John Jasperse Company receives Bessie Award