Resident ChoreographersMeet the Residents

2022 Resident Choreographer

UNA Productions (USA)

Artistic Director Chuck Wilt
Resident Choreographer 2022 | Emerging Choreographer 2017

About UNA Productions

UNA’s mission is to discover and communicate deeply rooted embodiments of human existence through physically powerful dancing and imagery that are evocative and colorful. UNA celebrates individuality and is dedicated to bringing vibrancy and joy to the world.​

About Chuck Wilt, Artistic Director

Raised in San Francisco CA (the stolen lands of the Ramaytush and Ohlone peoples), Chuck Wilt is the Artistic Director of UNA. In 2013, Chuck founded bi-coastal dance company UNA Productions, working in San Francisco and NYC. UNA has been presented by the Chutzpah! Festival in Vancouver, Sointula and Alert Bay-performing and engaging in cultural exchange with the ‘Namgis First Nation Community, presented by Fusion International Japan in Kaga and Tokyo, co-presented by the ODC Theater, presented by the Spectrum Dance Festival, Movement Research at the Judson Church, 92nd St. Y, Jacob’s Pillow Inside/Out, Springboard Danse Montreal, Dumbo Dance Festival, Tisch Summer Dance Festival, CPR and more. This year, UNA was co-commissioned by The Clarice-Smith Performing Arts Center for the world premiere of Grass is Green, Chuck will create work for KSU as a Choreographic Fellow, and Berkeley Ballet Theater/Post Ballet with the Kronos Quartet, and UNA received support from US Artists International to tour new work to Jerusalem.

Chuck has been an Artist in Residence of Berkeley Ballet Theater, Fusion International (Japan), Brooklyn College/CUNY Dance Initiative, The Launchpad/Dance Initiative (CO), 92nd St. Y, and a choreographic fellow for the Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation NDCL. They were also a recipient of the Rainin Opportunity Fund and a USAI grant from the MidAtlantic Foundation.

Wilt and UNA’s Associates have created and set repertory for NYU Tisch Dance, University of Maryland, SALT Pro, Ailey Fordham, Mason Gross Rutgers University, LINES Training Program, Berkeley Ballet Theater/Post Ballet/SF Girls Chorus, LITVAKdance Company, Springboard Danse Montreal as Emerging Choreographer, the ODC Youth Company, and set senior solo repertory at SUNY Purchase, Ailey Fordham, and LINES Training Program.

He has been on faculty for Tisch Summer High School Program, the Lines Ballet Training and Summer Programs and has taught internationally. Chuck graduated from NYU Tisch, has performed for and assisted international choreographers, and is also a Gyrotonic teacher. They are second generation Queer and a proud pup parent.

photo ©Scott Shaw

2020+2021 Resident Choreographers

Editions cancelled due to COVID-19

Chuck Wilt / UNA Productions (New York, USA)

Resident Choreographer 2020 + 2021 | Emerging Choreographer 2017

Kyra Jean Green / Trip the Light Fantastic (Montréal, CA)

Resident Choreographer 2020 + 2021 | Emerging Choreographer 2009

2019 Resident Choreographers

La Tresse (Montréal, CA)

Resident Choreographers 2019 | Emerging Choreographers 2017

Kate Hilliard (Toronto, CA)

Resident Choreographer 2019 | Emerging Choreographer 2007

2018 Resident Choreographers

Jasmine Ellis (Munich, Germany)

Resident Choreographer 2018 | Emerging Choreographer 2017

Michael Getman (Tel Aviv, Israël)

Resident Choreographer 2018 | Emerging Choreographer 2017