Mira Treatman is a dance-theatre artist who creates performances stemming from experimental research. Described by Julius Ferraro in thINKingDANCE as “not graceful,” she works to reframe what dancing bodies mean on stage, screen, and site. Born, raised, and rooted in the city of Philadelphia, she is committed to connecting people around ideas and meaningful experiences across social and choreographic boundaries.
Mira is managing editor at thINKingDANCE, Philadelphia’s online home for dance and performance journalism. She offers ongoing community performance classes at 954 Dance Movement Collective. Mira co-produced the 2020 E|MERGE Residency at Earthdance Creative Living and the revival of Philadelphia’s dance and performances awards, The 2020 Rocky Awards, which took place in January 2020 at FringeArts. Mira is a 2019-20 Get What You Need resident artist through BodyMeld.
Mira’s work has been presented at Dixon Place, Goldilocks Gallery, the Sandy Spring Museum, and Glasshouse. She has performed in works by and with Sylvain Emard, Irina Varina, Katherine Kiefer Stark, Zornitsa Stoyanova, Headlong, and Teatro Linea de Sombra/Cie Carabosse. Her work has been supported by Arts Letters & Numbers, LANDING at Gibney with Miguel Gutierrez, Earthdance E|MERGE, the Knight Foundation/National Center for Choreography, Akron, and the Stockton Rush Bartol Foundation in partnership with Small but Mighty Arts.