2014 Princess Grace Award
Choreography Fellowship
Nominated by: CONTRA-TIEMPO

Additional Grants:
2016 Special Project
2023 Special Project

Marjani Forté-Saunders is a three time Bessie award winning choreographer and a 2020 FCA Fellow.  She is a founding member of the collective 7NMS, alongside composer/sound designer Everett Saunders. Her latest work Garden of Unicorns- a Surrealist Ode to Blondell Cummings was an installation in The Getty Gardens as part of the Ever Present Series, curated by Kristin Juarez and Sarah Cooper. In 2022, Saunders made her off-broadway debut as choreographer of Dreaming Zenzile, written and starring grammy-nominated jazz vocalist Somi Kakoma, and directed by Drama League Founder’s Award winning artist Lileana Blain-Cruz. Humbly, Saunders defines her work by its lineage, stemming from culturally rich, vibrant, historic, loving, irreverent conjurers!