Who We Are


Gabri Christa

Faculty Director, Assistant Professor of Professional Practice in Dance

Gabri Christa teaches Dance, Composition, Screendance and Dance in Film. At Barnard she started the Moving Body – Moving Image Festival a bi-annual Screendance Festival around Social themes.

Gabri Christa came to filmmaking after a successful career as a choreographer and dancer with companies such as Danza Contemporanea de Cuba and the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance.Company. Awards include the Guggenheim for Choreography, an ABC television award for creative excellence for her short film “High School and Pangea Day Festival’s one World’s 100 most promising Filmmakers distinction. Her films KASITA and her Documentary UN DIA KADA MOMENTU (won several awards. She wrote, choreographed and produced and is currently performing her one woman multi-media show MAGDALENA about her mother and dementia. She is an Atlantic Fellow for Equity in Brain Health.

To learn more about Gabri, please see her faculty profile or go to www.gabrichrista.com


Guy de Lancey

Studio Manager, Designer, Technologist, Media Center & Movement Lab

Guy de Lancey is an award winning director, designer and conceptual detective across many disciplines, with a background in Performance, Human Movement and Neuro-psychology.

He was awarded a collaborative research grant to attend Fabrica, the Benetton cross- disciplinary Arts and Communication Research Center in Italy under the directorship of Godfrey Reggio and Oliviero Toscani. He also studied creative and screenwriting at NYU.

He comes to Barnard with over twenty years in multiple forms of image and story making practice, having worked in film and theater as director, cinematographer, lighting and scenic designer and technical design consultant. Information about his work can be seen at www.guydelancey.com

He oversees the collaborative use and project development of the movement lab, as well as scheduling of the space. He can be reached at gdelance@barnard.edu.


Ruby Mastrodimos

Post-Baccalaureate Fellow, Media Center and Movement Lab

I assist in the management of both the Media Center and the Movement Lab, in addition to programming events and workshops for students.

I graduated from Barnard in 2018 with a BA in Film Studies. During my undergraduate studies, I also studied at the Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. More information about me and my work can be found at rmastrodimos.com.

Please feel free to email me at rmastrod@barnard.edu, especially for questions about editing, filmmaking, and what you can do with the Movement Lab!


Georgia Michalovic

Graduate Assistant, Movement Lab

Georgia is a relatively new addition to the Barnard Movement Lab, having arrived in NYC in 2019. She graduated magna cum laude as a biology major from Wheaton College. During that time she examined the intersectionality of health through premed course work, independently directed healthcare research on the student experience, and explorations of human movement via athletics and dance. Rather than taking the more traveled path of medical school, she has committed herself to learning more about movement, health and creativity. Intentional movement has been a consistent focus of Georgia's life whether climbing mountains, dancing, long jumping or swinging from the chandelier as a toddler. Georgia can be reached by email at gmichalo@barnard.edu for questions regarding use of the movement lab, student programming, and department collaborations.