Gillian Bowen is an award-winning modern and contemporary dancer based in NYC. She founded ‘Dear Dancer,’ a virtual dance company bringing web3 to the dancer community to move it beyond its current limitations. From decentralizing the dated structures of dance companies to leveraging new motion capture and animation technologies, ‘Dear Dancer,’ aims to bring dynamic, flexible, and collaborative models of distributed creation and ownership to the dancer community.

She studied with the Martha Graham School in NYC and is a certified trainer of the Graham technique. She performed with notable choreographers and companies, including The Houston Grand Opera, Andre Bossov, the Dance Open in St. Petersburg, Sidra Bell, and Marc Jacobs, and is focusing on exploring new possibilities and intersections of dance and technology.