“…one of the finest young actor-dancers in New York…”
–New York Times (2012)
Aaron Mattocks, a Pennsylvania native and Sarah Lawrence College alumnus, has created roles in premieres by Big Dance Theater (dir. Paul Lazar/Annie-B Parson), David Gordon, Stephen Petronio, Jodi Melnick, Steven Reker, Phantom Limb (dir. Jessica Grindstaff/Erik Sanko), Yoshiko Chuma, Christopher Williams, Ursula Eagly, Kathy Westwater, and John Heginbotham.
He has appeared as a guest artist with Faye Driscoll, Doug Elkins, John Kelly, Dean Moss, and David Parker. He has also performed in projects by Courtney Krantz, Abigail Levine, Shaun Irons/Lauren Petty, John-Mark Owen, Michou Szabo, and Amanda Villalobos.
His own work was awarded a 2012 Space Exploration residency from TOPAZ ARTS and has been shown at AUNTS (American Realness), THROW (The Chocolate Factory), Late-Nite Cabaret @ FLICFest (Irondale Center), for Sarah Maxfield’s One-Shot and In and Out of Uniform (Museum of Arts and Design), at 92Y Fridays at Noon, and for Movement Research at the Judson Church.
Current projects include: Then She Fell; Chekhov’s Man in a Case, adapted by Big Dance Theater and featuring Mikhail Baryshnikov (2013-2014 national tour); Doug Elkins’ Hapless Bizarre (premiering 2014); and Big Dance Theater’s Adam Smithee (premiering 2014).
For the 2012-2013 season, he serves as co-editor of Movement Research’s Critical Correspondence, and guest curator for One-Shot. As a writer, he has been published on Culturebot, Hyperallergic, The Performance Club, Critical Correspondence and in The Brooklyn Rail. He has taught at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts’ Playwrights Horizons Theater School as well as in master classes throughout the country.
Beyond the stage, he has extensive experience in arts administration. In 2002, he was brought on as company manager, and in 2006 named general manager, of the Mark Morris Dance Group, where he programmed and produced all public performances of the company and its music ensemble through June 2010, including engagements at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Brooklyn Academy of Music, English National Opera and New York City Opera, in addition to annual national touring and numerous international festivals. He has since provided freelance marketing and grants management services for Toby Twining Music, John Heginbotham, and Big Dance Theater.
Past performances: Brooklyn Academy of Music (Harvey Theater), American Realness Festival (Abrons Arts Center), Paramount Theater (Boston), Walker Arts Center (Minneapolis), Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, New York Live Arts, Theatre National de Chaillot (Paris), Les Subsistances (Lyon), Institute of Contemporary Arts/Boston, Hartford Stage, NYC River to River Festival, Joe’s Pub, La Mama E.T.C., P.S. 122, Dance Theater Workshop, The New York International Fringe Festival, the Baryshnikov Arts Center, The Chocolate Factory, Danspace Project, The New Museum, Dance New Amsterdam, HERE Arts Center, 92nd Street Y, Judson Church, Bard College’s Summerscape Festival, The Getty Villa, and the Historic Asolo Theater (Sarasota, FL).
Contact: aaronmattocksperformance [at] gmail.com