Edisa Weeks is a Brooklyn, NY based choreographer, educator and director of DELIRIOUS Dances. Weeks creates intimate environments that merge theater with dance. Described by the New York Times as having “a gift for simple but striking visual effects,” her work has been performed in a variety of venues including Aaron Davis Hall, Alfred University, chashama theater, Dixon Place, Emory University, Works & Process at the Guggenheim Museum, Harlem Stage, Jacob's Pillow, The Kennedy Center, The Massachusetts International Festival of the Arts, The Mermaid Parade, The National Black Arts Festival, Summerstages Dance Festival, and The Yard. She has also performed in swimming pools, senior centers, sidewalks, storefront windows and various living rooms, including living rooms in Berlin, Germany, as part of Haus der Kulturen der Welts 50th anniversary celebration.

Raised in Uganda, Papua New Guinea and Brooklyn, NY, Weeks holds a BA from Brown University and an MFA from New York University where she was an Alberto Vilar Performing Arts Fellow. She has taught at the Alvin Ailey School, Bard College, Brigham Young University, Brooklyn Friends School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Milwaukee University, Princeton University, Saint Ann's High School, Brooklyn Friends School, and currently teaches choreography, improvisation and modern technique at Queens College.

Edisa Weeks and DELIRIOUS have received awards from Artists International, The Brooklyn Arts Council, Dixon Place, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, New Music USA – Live Music for Dance, New York Foundation for the Arts, The Puffin Foundation, as well as choreographic residencies at Djerassi, Joyce SoHo, the Tribeca Performing Arts Center, and The Yard.


As a choreographer I am essentially a storyteller. I am curious about what makes people laugh and cry. What triggers a person to reject a child? What incites a desire to turn into an obsession?

I am also drawn to dream worlds where anything can happen. Dream landscapes intrigue me because they eclipse logic and language and can have multiple meanings. The images of dreams reveal to us the center of our beings, which is what I feel is the responsibility of art. I am interested in making our deepest desires and our darkest fears tangible, so that we can process and perhaps understand them.

— Edisa Weeks