Upon graduation from the University of Michigan, Trina Mannino relocated to New York in 2010. Since then she has worked with ArtBark International, Barbara Mahler, Beth Gill, Donna Costello, Laura Peterson, Leyya Tawil, among others. She presently studies under Barbara Mahler and Janet Panetta, and recently appeared alongside Mahler in Dance Teacher Magazine.
As a member of the multigenerational performing arts collective ArtBark International, Trina collaborates with four artists in New York, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and Europe. In 2015, the collective completed a month-long residency in Slovenia, culminating with performances at the country’s premiere opera house, The Cankarjev Dom. Her performance in ArtBark’s Alma.Alone was described as “steady, direct and stunning,” by Jeff Slayton of See Dance.
Her first forays into dance making have been shared at Arc Pasadena in CA, Center for Performance Research in NY, The Dragon’s Egg in CT, Pieter in CA, and Triskelion Arts in NY, among others. Trina made her first short dance film We’re Here Now which premiered at Triskelion Arts’ CollabFest in September 2013, and was screened at Center for Performance Research’s Fall Movement Festival that same year. In 2015, she was a guest teaching artist at the University of Michigan in the dance program’s Dance Master Class Repertory Series.
Most recently, Trina developed the sustainable performance series Brew in Motion: A Celebration of Contemporary Dance and Craft Beer featuring emerging artists Meghan Frederick and Maya Urchin and homebrewers Matt Federico and Andrew Berman. The event gives artists and brewers the space to experiment and exchange ideas with new audiences.
Her writing regularly appears in Dance Europe Magazine and The Dance Enthusiast. She also works as an administrator for The Dance Enthusiast.