Model. Occasional Actor.
LEIMAY Ensemble Member 2015-2016.
Art Lover, Dance Lover, Dancer, Actor, Performance Artist, Choreographer, Director, Arts Administrator, Curator, Ludus Participant
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Lou (Lindsey) Mandolini is gender-fluid professional dancer, choreographer, and performance artist based in Brooklyn, New York. They began their formal training in Chicago at the Ruth Page Foundation School of Dance and graduated from the University of the North Carolina School of the Arts High School Program. Mandolini went on to New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts where they graduated with high honors receiving a BFA in Dance and a minor in Art History.
They have been a company member and dancer for New York-based choreographers Hee Ra Yoo (Yoo & Dancers), Regina Nejman (Regina Nejman & Company), and Erin Carlisle Norton (The Moving Architects). As a choreographer, they have presented their work at Symphony Space, Triskelion Arts, Dixon Place, and the Center for Performance Research; in addition to choreographing for music videos and live bands.
Mandolini was a member of the multidisciplinary LEIMAY Ensemble, artistic directors Ximena Garnica and Shige Moriya, performing in their 2015-2016 performance season including borders at BAM. They have performed in each annual LEIMAY Gala (HANASAKA, ALUNA SINTANA) KALAVINKA), Qualia-Transcendence at The Czech Center, and 2/4 LEIMAY Garden projects, commissioned by the New York Restoration Project. They continue to perform as a guest artist with LEIMAY and manage their rehearsal space CAVE, in Williamsburg.
They are currently dancing for choreographer Jody Oberfelder (Jody Oberfelder Projects) and performance artist Thea Little. Mandolini creates performances which question the gender binary and all things patriarchal. These spectacles are rooted in the human experience and satirize pop culture.