Chanon Judson (Choreographer) is a collaborative art maker, choreographer, director, performer, and co-artistic director of the critically acclaimed Urban Bush Women. Founded in 1984, Urban Bush Women (UBW) seeks to bring the untold and under-told histories and stories of disenfranchised people to light from a woman-centered perspective in order to create a more equitable balance of power in the dance world and beyond. Recent projects include UBW’s “Hair and Other Stories,” choreographed by Chanon and Samantha Speis, in collaboration with the company, and “It’s Not So Bad in My Brain” directed by Chanon for New Perspective Theatre’s Women’s Work Lab. Chanon is a 2018 Director’s Lab Fellow (Chicago), and an APAP Leadership Fellow, Cohort II. Performance credits include Taylor Mac’s 24Hour Spectacular, Cotton Club Parade, Micheal Jackson’s 30th Anniversary Concert and the Tony Award winning musical Fela!