Ruth Barnes

Fulbright Scholars (all awards)
Author: Ruth Barnes

Internationally known performer, choreographer and dance educator Ruth Barnes taught at the Merce Cunningham Studio in New York before moving to France in the mid-1980s - and then back to the US in 2000.

The first American choreographer to receive a Fulbright Fellowship to work in the United Kingdom (1974-1975), she has toured worldwide as a soloist and created works for professional companies and with independent performers in the US and in Europe.

Barnes's work has been produced by Dance Base (Edinburgh), Dance Umbrella (London), Dance Theater Workshop, the Café de la Danse and the Studio le Regard du Cygne (Paris). As an independent choreographer, she has set dances on Ballet Junior (Geneva), 87 Dance Productions (Winston-Salem, NC), Wylliams-Henry Dance Theatre (Kansas City, MO), as well as numerous university dance programs in the US.