Chuck Wilt spends time dancing alone in his underwear, that being said, he has a profound love and passion for his art form outside of his room and he wants to see great change in the world through dance. A handful of things Chuck is inspired by include film, sensuality, groove, nature, humanity and identity. He likes to think of himself as a director rather than a choreographer, he has a strong interest in improvisation and wants to continue to evolve and find new excitement as a dancer, dance maker and as a human being.
A native of San Francisco CA, Chuck Wilt received his B.F.A. in dance from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Prior to Tisch, he studied at the San Francisco Ballet School and ODC School. Chuck has twice attended ADF and the LINES Ballet Summer Program, where he was the recipient of the Homer Avila Scholarship. Additionally, Chuck was selected to study abroad at the Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance (SEAD) in Salzburg, Austria, he attended the Jacob’s Pillow Contemporary Program on scholarship, Hofesh Shechter’s intensive in London and has studied Ohad Naharin’s Gaga in New York City, San Francisco, and Tel Aviv. He has performed Naharin’s work both at Jacob’s Pillow Program and Springboard Danse Montreal where he performed the intermission solo, as well as Max respectively. Chuck has performed with Rebecca Margolick/Maxx Berkowitz’s birds sing a pretty song, MADBOOTS DANCE, Zoe|Juniper, Katharine Hawthorne, Danaka Dance, GroundWorks Dance Theater, as well as Chihiro Shimizu and Artists. Chuck practices and is a certified teacher of the GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® in NYC.
UNA Projects – Founded in 2013
Most recently, UNA was co-presented by ODC Theater in San Francisco (2015) for a world premiere as well as the tour of repertory. UNA has been presented throughout NYC and Brooklyn by the Tisch Summer Dance Festival/Tisch Jack Crystal Theater (2015), Triskelion Arts/Muriel Schulman Theater (2015), The Current Sessions/The Wild Project (2015), Taboo Series/2W29 (2015), DANCENOW Raw/Gibney Dance (2014), DOTA Dance Festival/133rd St. Arts Center (2014) and the Spring Movement Series/Center For Performance Research (2014). Chuck Wilt/UNA Projects received creative residencies through RoundAntennae, Tisch Dance and Silo Kirkland Farms. Wilt has been an artist in residence at Lowell High School, and was selected for The Tisch Alumni Past/Forward Show, the Tisch Alumni Choreographic Mentorship Program and KT Nelson’s choreographic mentorship through RoundAntennae. Wilt and UNA Projects company members have taught at Gibney Dance Center (NYC), Lowell High School (CA), ODC Dance Commons (CA), SF Arts Institute (CA), LAB Sessions/IATI Studios (NYC) and Booker T. Washington High School for Performing and Visual Arts (TX).