I R I S  P L A T T


Originally from Boston, Massachusetts, Iris trained in Ballet, Tap, Modern, Jazz, and Latin/Ballroom dance before moving to New York City to pursue Dance and Biology at Marymount Manhattan College. She has performed works by artists including Loni Landon, Barak Marshall, Ohad Naharin, Crystal Pite, and Kyle Georgina Marsh, and for her final year at Marymount Iris choreographed Havaiah for Dancers at Work. 


While studying and performing for The Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance at Hebrew University,  she performed at the Gertrude Krauss Choreography Competition in Jerusalem as well as with the school's Ensemble at The Susan Dalal Theatre in Tel Aviv. 


Iris has performed at The Playroom Theater for the International Human Rights Festival, coLAB Arts: MOTION in NJ, Your Move Modern Dance Festival, Dixon Place, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, and The Harvard Arts First Festival. In October 2015, Iris co-choreographed and premiered, Jail Bait Paradise, with Kyle G. Marsh at Your Move: New Jersey’s Modern Dance Festival. In addition, Iris worked for Nicole Philippides in 277DanceProject, and has completed 500-hours of training as a yoga instructor.


Alongside her dance career, Iris has a master's in Neuroscience from Columbia University. Her research explores the relationship between emotion and motor learning and control. She collaborates with Ilya Vidrin, a doctoral candidate at Harvard University and the Centre for Dance Research, on research on dance and empathy and has co-led workshops at both Harvard and MIT. She expects to begin a doctoral program in Physical Therapy at Columbia University in the Fall of 2018.