Celia Rowlson-Hall

Celia Rowlson-Hall is a multidisciplinary artist who blends storytelling, modern dance, and film. After three seasons of HBO’s GIRLS with Lena Dunham, Vogue Magazine dubbed Celia “choreographer of the moment.” Celia created the much talked about opening scene for After Yang (A24), the movement for Mia Goth’s Pearl in X (A24), Birds of Paradise (Amazon), Chapter One of Vox Lux (Neon), and The Fits (Oscilloscope). Her recent TV work includes HBO’s The Staircase and The Other Two, two seasons of Ziwe (Showtime), John Mulaney’s Sack Lunch Bunch (Netflix), and has choreographed music videos for Alicia Keys, Coldplay, Bleachers, MGMT, and others. Celia stars opposite Paul Mescal as Adult Sophie in award-season favorite Aftersun (A24), in which she also choreographed the final scene. Celia’s debut feature, MA, which she wrote, directed, choreographed, and starred in, premiered at the Venice Film Festival in 2015. Variety Magazine heralded it “one of the year’s most original debuts” and Indiewire called it “a spellbinding and fiercely original cinematic experience.” It went on to play at over 40 festivals worldwide, winning numerous awards, including the Breakthrough Audience Award at the AFI Film Festival. That same year, Celia was named one of the 25 New Faces to watch by Filmmaker Magazine.

Celia Rowlson-Hall’s residency is part of the Baryshnikov Arts Fellowship at Kaatsbaan Cultural Park.