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Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Frances Chiaverini is a Performer, Activist, Choreographer. She was a member of The Forsythe Company in its final seasons and is a 2019-20 Resident Fellow at NYU’s Center for Ballet and the Arts.

Chiaverini’s work addresses topics of human objectivity, reproduction, valuation, and formalized dance aesthetics.

While a 2016-18 Fellow at Pact Zollverein Choreographic Center and with writer Robyn Doty, she co-founded Whistle While You Work, a public interface for calling out sexism, discrimination, and abuse at work in dance and performance-related fields.  In 2018-19, she conducted discussion forums and workshops in LA, NY, Frankfurt, Essen, Jena, and Berlin and was invited to a special roundtable discussion on “Safeguarding Dancers” by the International Association for Dance Medicine & Science.  In 2017, she co-created an original performance series with Katja Cheraneva supported by Theaterförderung durch die Stadt Frankfurt am Main.  In 2014 she created a live residency series titled Best of America Loves producing improvised performative events in Dresden.  She has worked with Adam Linder in the US and UK, and was a choreographic consultant for Anne Imhof for works at The Venice Biennale, Buchholz Gallerie, MoMa PS. 1, Pompidou, Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin, Art Basel, and La Biennale de Montréal. Frances appeared on the cover of Dance Magazine’s  “25 to Watch” in 2013. 

Frances directs workshops internationally, most recently for the Goethe Institute in Mexico and Armenia, The Venice Biennale, Pact Zollverein, and The Academy of Fine Arts, Munich. Currently Frances is appearing in new works with and by Luisa Saraiva and Trajal Harrell and is creating an original work supported by a grant from the Theaterförderung durch die Stadt Frankfurt am Main with Julia Eichten.

other Nobody100 supporters collaborators and friends Include:

Center for Ballet and the Arts / NYU

Trajal Harrell

Luísa Saraiva


Engagement Arts


PACT Zollverein


Nadine Fraczkowski 

Ian Rodriguez

Adam Linder

Anne Imhof


Luis Rodriguez

Christina Mansi

Ann-Charlotte Günzel

Paula Kommoss

Zack Mentzos

Kai Hügel

Patrick Lauckner

Ulf Naumann

Sebastian Rietz

photos by Danilo Barsch, Luis Rodriguez, Frances Chiaverini, Katja Cheraneva, SAD, Nadine Fraczkowski

text editors: Robyn Doty, Katja Cheraneva, Riley Watts