- MFA, New York University Tisch School of the Arts
- BS, Florida A&M University
Trebien Pollard is a graduate of Florida A&M University with a BS in Mathematics Education and a MFA in Dance from NYU Tisch School of the Arts. He received training at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center, Florida A & M University, Florida State University, Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance, and from a number of gifted teachers and choreographers. Trebien has performed with many dance companies, including Tania Isaac Dance, Nia Love, Martha Graham Ensemble, Pascal Rioult Dance Theater, Pearl Lang Dance Theatre, Rebecca Stenn Co., Erick Hawkins Dance Co., the MET (Metropolitan Opera Ballet), Ronald K. Brown/Evidence and Pilobolus. He has also worked as a guest artist with Urban Bush Women.
As a choreographer, he created “Blessed”, “Cries of the Prophets”, “Unveiled”, “Sweet Dreams”, “Scriptures and Nails”, among others, which were performed throughout United States, England and Japan. In July 2002, at Joyce SoHo, Trebien premiered his evening-length work entitled Stories Told. In 2007, he returned to Joyce SoHo with a work entitled Color Codes: a point of hue. He has choreographed and toured, nationally and internationally, with RASA recording artist ‘Nomad’. Trebien has also choreographed William Electric Black’s The Hamlet Project, The Damned: A Rock Musical and Frankenstein: The Rock Musical.
Pollard’s research addresses the intersectionality of live performance, identity, representation and interdisciplinary design. His current creative project is a series of evening-length performances, entitled the American Dream Series. In this series, Trebien explores how liberty, equality and fraternity functions in the 21st century. His current project is a one-man show entitled Seeing the Unspeakable.
Trebien appeared in Mannic Production’s feature film “Ghostlight”, starring Richard Move as ‘Martha Graham’. As well as appearing in several photography books; In My Stairwell (Mark Seliger), Twisted Yoga (Pilobolus), Body Knots and Passion & Lines (Howard Schatz). He has been on faculty at the American Dance Festival, Queens College, Adelphi University, the University of Southern Mississippi, Goucher College, Middlebury College and Marymount Manhattan College, as well as a licensed certified GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® personal trainer.
Photo credit: Kimara Dixon