MJ Markovitz (they/them) is a dancer and performer based in New York City. They currently work as a freelance artist while also dancing with Ballez and Josh Pacheco Dance Theater. A former “dropout”, MJ is now completing their undergraduate degree at Columbia University, School of General Studies. They have trained in the professional division of The Ailey School (scholarship) and at Hunter College (CUNY). MJ hails from the farmlands of New England, their childhood consisting of playing in the mud, eating smiley-face french fries, and arguing with adults about being able to carry heavy things. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, or @mjmarkovitz (Instagram).