MacArthur fellow

Liz Lerman
Professor, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts

Liz Lerman was named a MacArthur fellow in 2002 for her work as founder and artistic director of the Dance Exchange. As a choreographer, educator and professor in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, Lerman will launch the Ensemble Lab, a cooperative of artists, researchers and civic leaders to experiment with methods and techniques for broad social impact. (photo by Lise Metzger). She teaches Critical Response Process, creative research, the intersection of art and science, and the building of narrative within dance at institutions. Key to her artistry is opening her process to various publics, from shipbuilders to physicists, resulting in research and outcomes that are participatory, urgent and usable by others. (photo by W. Scott Mitchell)