Aaron Selissen, Artistic Director of BARKIN/SELISSEN PROJECT, is originally from Green Bay, WI. He received his B.F.A. in Dance Performance from Butler University. His choreographic work has been presented at such venues as the Inside/Out Series at the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Staller Center for the Arts Main Stage at Stony Brook University, Ailey Citigroup Theater, Flea Theater, and Sam Houston State University. He recently directed and edited B/S P’s first short dance film, Concrete Illusion, which premiered on Martha’s Vineyard as part of Sally Taylor’s interdisciplinary project, ConSenses.
Aaron has taught master classes and workshops in public schools throughout New York City and the United States, Institut Seni Indonesia Yogyakarta, Institut Kesenian Jakarta in Indonesia, and Teatr Muzyczny Capitol in Wroclaw, Poland. He can be found teaching at the Limón Institute, as well as giving private lessons.
Selissen’s performance career has taken him across the US and abroad. He has worked with Dance Kaleidoscope and Ballet Internationale of Indianapolis. He has performed with the Martha Graham Company, Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company, and Isabel Gotzkowsky and Friends, among many others. He has danced with Janis Brenner and Dancers since 2007, and has been a member of the Limón Dance Company since 2010.