Abigail Ripin is a dance maker and performer based in the greater Boston-area. With an academic background in linguistics and speech science, she explores dance as an extension of her fascination with human communication and expression. She loves floor work, storytelling, and playing with choreographic prompts. Abigail studied at Boston University where she completed her dance minor and received choreographic mentorship from Micki Taylor-Pinney and Yo-EL Cassell. She also trained at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance (JAMD), where she focused on Gaga and contemporary dance techniques. During this time, she performed works by Roni Chadash and Noa Zuk at JAMD and the Suzanne Dellal Center respectively. Post-college, she has continued her dance training through workshops under the instruction of Emily Kent at Pilobolus and Heels with Tara Brown. She is passionate about the process of creating and has presented her choreography at the Boston University Dance Theatre, Regis College, Starlight Square at the Dance Complex, the Salem Art Festival, Somerville Artbeat, and the Mark DeGarmo Virtual International Arts Festival. Abigail currently performs as an actor with American Immersion Theater’s Murder Mystery Company.