April Sellers

April Sellers has developed a unique, emotion-driven approach to modern dance through her work as a dancer, choreographer, and Artistic Director of The April Sellers Dance Collective, which she founded with composer Michael O'Brien in 2002. Subsequently, the group awarded an Artist Initiative grant in 2005 from the Minnesota State Arts Board. Since moving to Minneapolis after receiving her BFA in Dance from Ohio State University, she has been featured as a dancer in original works by many artists including Judith Howard, Laurie Van Wieren, John Munger, and Liz Lerman. Sellers's work with choreographer Judith Howard on House of Big Love won a Sage Award for Outstanding Performance in 2006. Her pieces have been performed at the Walker Art Center, Southern Theater, Minnesota Fringe Festival, Red Eye Theater, and Bryant Lake Bowl. Sellers was awarded 2011 McKnight Fellowship for Choreography.