100 Creatives

Carley Conder of Tempe's CONDER/dance: 100 Creatives

Phoenix is brimming with creativity. And every other year, we put the spotlight on 100 of the city's creative forces. Leading up to the release of this year's Best of Phoenix issue, we're profiling 100 more. Welcome to the 2014 edition of 100 Creatives. Up today: 32. Carley Conder.

Carley Conder's wheels are turning.

"I know I want a live harpist playing against a techno score," she says. "Hyper-physical for the dancers. Exploring the idea of co-existing in two opposing environments."

The 41-year-old founder of her namesake modern dance company, CONDER/dance, is already at work on her annual performance showcase Breaking Ground, slated for March of 2015 at Tempe Center for the Arts. That's when the longtime Tempe resident isn't spending time with her three kids, practicing Bikram, or teaching contemporary ballet at Arizona State University and modern dance at Scottsdale Community College.

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Becky Bartkowski is an award-winning journalist and the arts and music editor at New Times, where she writes about art, fashion, and pop culture.
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