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Navarra Novy-Williams Dancer


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"She moves with a playful, almost childlike energy that draws you in because you can’t predict what she’ll pull out next—each moment feels like a surprise."

- Jennifer Stahl 

Pointe Magazine

"Williams is a delicate fresh-faced dancer with long limbs that seem strong enough to move mountains. "

- Phyllis Goldman,


Navarra Novy-Williams is a New York City based dance artist and educator, and the Programming and Development Director for GALLIM. Navarra works collaboratively with artists across disciplines who are exploring the boundaries between audience and performer, creating new theatrical spaces for dance, and asking critical questions about our physical interactions in the world.


Professional dance experience includes Les Grands Ballet Canadiens, the Batsheva Ensemble, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, Ballet of Difference, the Metropolitan Opera Ballet, the Arias Company, zoe|juniper, Mark DeChiazza, Romeo Castellucci’s Democracy in America, Francesca Harper Project, and the award-winning short film The First Date, by Mary John Frank.


She collaborates with video artist Carlos Johns-Dávila on the VR/360 video project  "while you wait..." and has presented her work at the United Palace, the New School, Inwood Hill Park, the Danza Highbridge Festival, the Asbury Park Dance Festival, and STUFFED at Judson Church.


Navarra teaches Gaga and ballet across the US, including at the Juilliard School, NYU, Sarah Lawrence College, SUNY Purchase, GIBNEY, MOVE|NYC|, Fiasco Theater, New Dialect, and the Performing Arts Project. She holds a BFA in Dance from the Juilliard School and a master’s in Arts Management and Entrepreneurship from the New School.

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