Lindsey Mandolini is a professional dancer, choreographer, performance artist, Teacher and arts administrator living in Brooklyn, New York.
Lindsey began her formal training at the Ruth Page Foundation School of Dance, under the direction of Larry Long and Dolores Lipinski, and graduated from the University of the North Carolina School of the Arts (UNSCA) High School Program, with a concentration in Contemporary Dance. She went on to New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts where she graduated with high honors receiving a BFA in Dance and a minor in Art History. While studying at NYU, she performed in original works by Deborah Jowitt, James Martin, Sydney Skybetter, and Kate Weare. Since graduation, Lindsey has worked for New York-based choreographers Pilar Castro Kiltz (Ensemble Dance), Hee Ra Yoo (Yoo & Dancers), Regina Nejman (Regina Nejman & Company), Jody Oberfelder (Jody Oberfelder Projects), and Erin Carlisle Norton (The Moving Architects). As a choreographer, she has presented her work at Symphony Space, Triskelion Arts, Dixon Place, and the Center for Performance Research; in addition to choreographing for music videos and live bands.
Most recently, Lindsey was a member of the multidisciplinary ensemble LEIMAY, artistic directors Ximena Garnica and Shige Moriya, performing in their 2015-2016 performance season including their first annual benefit Hanaska, honoring Philip Glass, and borders at BAM. She has transitioned into an administrative role at LEIMAY, acting as the Studio Manager for their rehearsal space CAVE, located at 58 Grand Street in Williamsburg. Lindsey continues to train with Ximena and the guests artists curated through LEIMAY's LUDUS offerings. She performed as a guest artist for Ximena and Shige during LEIMAY's fall season 2016 including In Illo Tempore Vignettes, Qualia-Transcendence and their second annual benefit Aluna Sintana, honoring Laurie Anderson, Alanna Heiss, and Robert Wilson.
Training intensively with LEIMAY HAS changed her perspective ON
time-based performance and she is currently redefining her own visual
aesthetics and goals as a creator.