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Maggie Bridger is a sick and disabled dance artist, fiber artist, organizer, and scholar interested in reimagining pain through the creative process. Maggie is a 2022 City of Chicago Individual Artist Program grantee and has held artist residencies through High Concept Labs, the Chicago Cultural Center's Learning Lab, Synapse Arts, and Chicago Dancemakers Forum. Her work has been shown at Elevate Chicago Dance 2022, The Art Institute of Chicago, Cottey College, CounterBalance, and The Plant, among others. Most recently, she premiered a new version of her ongoing work, Radiate, as part of The Steppenwolf’s LookOut series. She is a co-founder, along with collaborator Sydney Erlikh, of the community-run Inclusive Dance Workshop Series and a founding member of Unfolding Disability Futures, a local collective of disabled performing artists. She has worked with organizations such as Synapse Arts, 3Arts, and High Concept Labs in various capacities as an access worker and consultant.

Maggie is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Disability and Human Development. Her writing has been published in the Canadian Journal of Disability Studies, Le Sociographe and the Journal of Cultural and Literary Disability Studies. She is Membership Manager for the Dance Studies Association, a member of Synapse Arts' Programming Committee and serves on the organizing committee for the Chicago Dance Studies Working Group. 


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