Alethea Pace is a Bronx-based multidisciplinary artist and a 2023-2025 Civic Practice Partnership Artist in Residence at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. A recipient of the 2021 Dance Magazine Harkness Promise Award, her first solo performance work, trying to sweep back the ocean with a broom, was created with support from Pepatian’s Open Call Residency and was performed at BAAD! (2016) and New York Live Arts (2017). Her second evening-length work, Bring Me Flowers, was developed with support from residencies including New York Live Arts’ Fresh Tracks, Dancing While Black, 92Y Harkness Dance and premiered at Pregones Theater in 2018.
As a dancer, Alethea has performed with a variety of choreographers and was a member of Arthur Aviles Typical Theatre for eight years. She collaborated on numerous multimedia community-centered arts works including Angela’s Pulse and the Laundromat Project. She was awarded the BRIO award and CUNY Dance Initiative in 2019 and is currently BAAD!’s Muse Artist in Residence.
Alethea trained at Mind-Builders Creative Arts Center in the Bronx. She has a BA in Urban Design from NYU where she completed her thesis project on the history of Bronx housing and an MFA in Digital and Interdisciplinary Arts from the City College of New York.