Originally from Denver, Colorado, Gwendolyn Gussman is a NYC- based Dance Artist. She grew up training with Cleo Parker Robinson and danced in their 'Training Group' as well as apprenticing with the ensemble. Upon graduating from Denver School of the Arts, Gwendolyn moved to New York City to attend New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Gwendolyn graduated, with honors, with a BFA in Dance. In 2013, Gwendolyn was offered a company position with Shen Wei Dance Arts, and she joined the company upon graduation in 2014. Gwendolyn danced with SWDA from 2014-2015 touring internationally to Russia, China, and Italy, performing repertory (Rite of Spring, Map, Collective Measures, Folding) at Shanghai Cultural Square Theater, and the Stanislavsky Theater in Moscow, Russia, among others. She toured nationally, performing at American Dance Festival (Durham, NC) and the Spoleto Festival (Charleston, SC) and had the incredible opportunity of performing Shen Wei's Rite of Spring at The Koch Theater at Lincoln Center as part of Paul Taylor's season in 2015.
Gwendolyn is currently performing with Sean Curran Company, Cherylyn Lavagnino Dance, Heidi Latsky Dance, and Roger C. Jeffrey’s ‘Subtle Changes Inc.’ From 2013-2015 she was a member of Shen Wei Dance Arts.
Gwendolyn has been a guest teacher as well at notable institutions such as such as NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Yale University, James Madison University and others.
She has most recently choreographed for Denver School of the Arts. On April 1-3rd, 2106, Gwendolyn (under the company name Gwendolyn & Guests) premiered her first evening length production entitled, Nourishment, an interdisciplinary performance involving a cast of dancers, musicians, visual artists, cocktail artists and a chocolatier. Nourishment premiered it’s second iteration (what does it feel like to grow up?) in Brooklyn from Sept. 21-23rd, 2017. Gwendolyn co-directed, choreographed, and performed in Jett Kwong Kelly’s (Jett-K) latest music video, “Loom”.
Gwendolyn has performed around the world at festivals such as American Dance Festival and Spoleto, as well venues such as The Koch Theater at Lincoln Center, Skirball Center for Performing Arts, Prince Theater, Shanghai Cultural Square Theater, and the Stanislavsky Theater in Moscow, Russia. Past credits include dancing with Cleo Parker Robinson Ensemble, as well as performing works by Martha Graham, Sean Curran, Nathan Trice, Deborah Jowitt, Charlotte Boyd-Christenson, Cornelius Carter, and others. Gwendolyn has attended workshops and intensives for Johannes Wieland, Laterna Magica (Prague), Jarek Ceremek, Cedar Lake, The Ailey School, Dance Theater of Harlem, etc.
Additionally, Gwendolyn is a certified private Pilates instructor (equipment and mat) who also teaches A-Line Pilates. She also recently completed her 200hr Yoga Teacher Training at Prema Yoga Brooklyn.