Chelsea Gregory

Lecturer: Performance Studies

Chelsea Gregory (she/her) is a community-engaged artist, educator, cultural organizer, equity and restorative justice practitioner with over two decades of experience working at the intersections of arts and social change. She has collaborated with Urban Bush Women, Cornerstone Theater Company, Guillermo Gomez-Peña/ La Pocha Nostra, Working Theater, Oregon Shakespeare Festival and many other dance and theater companies. Her original work has been produced by The Culture Project and LaMama ETC in New York City, the Los Angeles Women’s Theater Festival, La Peña Cultural Center (Berkeley CA) and 7 Stages (Atlanta GA) among others. Chelsea works with the social impact firm Create Forward, and has consulted with organizations such as Lincoln Center Education, CUNY Creative Arts Team, NYC Arts in Education Roundtable, CORE Dance (Atlanta GA) and Gibney Dance (New York City). She has been a guest lecturer at The New School, New York University, Brown University, UC Berkeley, UMASS Amherst among many other colleges and universities. Chelsea is an alumna of New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study, and she received her MFA in Theater and Contemporary Performance from the experimental program founded by Wendell Beavers, Barbara Dilley and Steve Wangh at Naropa University. In 2016, she was selected to be part of the Hemispheric Institute for Performance and Politics’ EMERGENYC cohort. Her work has been published in Occupying Privilege: Conversations on Love, Race and LiberationSteve Cannon’s A Gathering of the TribesThe Charis Review and We Got Issues! A Young Woman’s Guide to a Bold, Courageous and Empowered Life. For more information, please visit