About Aaron Loux

New York, NY

Aaron Loux (CBA ’23) is a dance artist and educator living in New York City. From 2010 to 2022, he was a member of the Mark Morris Dance Group, performing in over 40 works by Morris and serving as assistant to the choreographer from 2017 to 2019. He has also performed with the Metropolitan Opera Ballet, Christopher Williams, Charlotte Bydwell, Arc Dance Company, and most recently with Cornfield Dance. He holds a B.F.A. from The Juilliard School, is a certified yoga teacher, and leads dance and yoga classes to adults of diverse backgrounds, from beginners to professional dancers to persons living with Parkinson’s disease. He is currently pursuing a B.A. in humanities at Columbia University’s School of General Studies. In 2023, Aaron was the inaugural CBA-Juilliard Fellow at the Center for Ballet and the Arts at NYU, creating a new dance work performed by Juilliard students and the esteemed early music ensemble, Juilliard415. His dance writing appears in the forthcoming Fall 2023 and Winter 2024 issues of PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art.

Literally translating to “holding of hands,” ekecheria referred in Ancient Greece to the truces held during the Panhellenic Games and the sacred protections afforded to athletes as they traveled to compete. During his fellowship, Juilliard alum Aaron Loux created new choreography with Juilliard dancers set to a suite of movements from Rameau’s Naïs of 1749. The dance draws on the libretto and source material for the opera, particularly its setting at the ancient Isthmian Games, to explore both the constructive and destructive aspects of competition. The finished work premiered on May 1st, 2023 at Alice Tully Hall with Juilliard Historical Performance as part of the program Moving Through Time: Baroque Dances Old and New, which was directed by Robert Mealy.


Courtesy of Mark Morris Dance Group

Beowulf Sheehan

Hilary Schwab