Ursula’s work has been presented by The Chocolate Factory, Dance Theater Workshop, Danspace Project, Dance New Amsterdam, Mount Tremper Arts, Movement Research at the Judson Church, the New Museum for Contemporary Art, The Brooklyn Museum of Art, CATCH, 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center, The Old American Can Factory, P.S. 122 (Avantgardearamathon, Howl Festival, Schoolhouse Roxx), and Ur.  Her work has toured internationally to Albania, Denmark, Italy, Japan, Macedonia, and Manipur and nationally to DiverseWorks in Houston, Texas and The Gilded Pony Festival in Troy, New York.


Ursula’s work has been honored with grant awards from the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation’s USArtists International program, New York Live Art’s Suitcase Fund, the Foundation for Contemporary Arts’ Emergency Grant Program, the Japan Foundation’s Performing Arts JAPAN Program, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, and the Queens Council on the Arts (three individual artist grants and one Individual Artist Initiative award).  She has been an artist-in-residence at Dance New Amsterdam, Kaatsbaan International Dance Center, Topaz Arts, and Ur, your neighborhood dance palace.


Ursula is also dedicated to her work as a performer.  She is currently working with Rebecca Brooks.  From 2006-2011, she was a core performer in Yoshiko Chuma’s A Page Out of Order series, a project with which she’s toured throughout Albania, Macedonia, Japan, and Romania, collaborating with extraordinary local musicians and performers.  They performed on proscenium stages like Japan Society in New York and the National Theater of Albania in Tirana; on a long, narrow red carpet at Lincoln Center Out of Doors; in living rooms in Japan; and, for two seven-hour-long endurance performances, at Issue Project Room’s indoor/outdoor space on Brooklyn’s Gowanus Canal.  From 2006-2010, Ursula collaborated with choreographer Kathy Westwater, delving into a process-oriented somatic investigation of the pelvis.  She has also worked with Rebecca Davis, Daria Fain, and Christopher Williams.


Ursula is deeply invested in cross-boarder exchange in the arts.  She was introduced to this work through Yoshiko Chuma and has since launched her own exchange projects.  She is involved in an on-going collaboration with the Macedonian choreographer Iskra Sukarova, and their work together has been supported by Dance Theater Workshop’s Suitcase Fund, the New Dance Alliance’s Performance Mix Festival, and Earthdance’s International Interdisciplinary Artists Consortium.  She worked with the Japanese composer Kohji Setoh on Self Made Man Man Made Land and is currently engaged in an exchange with the Danish choreographer My Lindblad, who she has been working with since 2012 through Luis Lara Malvacias’ NOT FESTIVAL.


Ursula also investigates performance through writing. She was the Editor-in-Chief of the Movement Research Performance Journal for issues 41 and 42. In 2010-2011, she was the first Critical Correspondence Guest EditorShe also edited Danspace Project’s catalogues for PLATFORM 2010: Back to New York City and PLATFORM 2011: Body Madness and initiated Danspace’s e-book series.  She has also written for various magazines, including Artforum, and previously edited Arts International’s magazine (ai) performance for the planet.


Ursula is a multi-faceted member of the New York experimental performance world.  She is currently the Senior Grant Writer at Gibney Dance, where she served on the Advisory Board since 2010.  She worked in development at Danspace Project from February 2003 through February 2009 and September 2010 through September 2011.  She has also taught at Dance New Amsterdam as part of the Guest Artist Series.  She frequently serves on panels and moderates discussions and things of that sort, including at Harvard University’s Carpenter Center and Danspace Project’s Living Room Conversations.


Ursula grew up in Indiana and graduated from Princeton in 1999 with the Francis LeMoyne Page Theater Award for Excellence in Dance and the Class of 1955 Grant for her senior thesis in dance.  She now lives in Jackson Heights with her husband and son.