Maria Hassabi is a New York-based artist and choreographer. Over the years she has developed a distinct choreographic practice involved with the relation of the body to the still image and the sculptural object. Her works have been presented worldwide in theaters, festivals, museums, galleries, and public spaces.
Hassabi is a recipient of the 2015 Herb Alpert Award, the 2012 President’s Award for Performing Arts from Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, is a 2011 Guggenheim Fellow, and received a 2009 Grants to Artists Award from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts. She holds a BFA from California Institute of the Arts.