Abby Zbikowski is a choreographer interrogating the functionality of aesthetics and cultural value systems through the creation of highly physical and relentlessly explosive dances. Abby's work with her company, Abby Z and the New Utility, has been presented by the Bates Dance Festival, Dance New Amsterdam, the Gibney Dance Center, and the Kelly Strayhorn Theater, among other venues. Her most recent work, Destabilizer, was called an "explosive, deliriously creative tour de force" by InfiniteBody dance writer Eva Yaa Asantewaa. She has studied intensively at Germaine Acogny's L'École de Sables in Senegal and holds a BFA in dance from Temple University and an MFA in dance from Ohio State University. As a performer, Abby has had the opportunity to work with choreographers Charles O. Anderson/dance theater X, Vincent Mantsoe, Megan Mazarick, Nora Gibson, Paige Phillips, and Maree ReMalia. She taught technique and repertory at the American Dance Festival in the summer of 2015.