Dana Caspersen, MS, MFA, conflict specialist, award-winning performing artist and author of Changing the Conversation: The 17 Principles of Conflict Resolution (Penguin 2015, A Joost Elffers Book). Caspersen’s work integrates conflict engagement strategies with choreographic methodologies to create projects ranging from individual coaching tools to large-scale international public dialogue events addressing topics such as immigration, racism and violence.
As a primary collaborator of choreographer William Forsythe for 30 years, Dana has written theatrical texts and performed as a principal artist in Forsythe’s most celebrated works with the Ballet Frankfurt and the Forsythe Company.
She holds an MS in Conflict Studies and Mediation, an MFA in Dance, and teaches, coaches and mediates in situations of conflict. She has received the Bessie Award for Outstanding Creative Achievement.