Artists In Residence

As COVID has disrupted the entire arts field, the Autorino Center forged a way forward to continue delivering inspiring and entertaining performances. A central feature is our Artist in Residence series where we partner with Connecticut based artists to provide a home for rehearsals and to broadcast performances. Through measured safety requirements the USJ campus will be able to remain a creative safe-haven for multiple performance groups. Students will be able to access these performances live on campus or join the larger community and tune in virtually.




Female dancer captured mid turn with her braids whipping around her face

860 MVMNT is a Hartford/Bloomfield based professional hip-hop dance company that grew out of high caliber talent from the training Studio 860 and directed by founder Jolet Creary. After a successful residency in 2018 where 860 MVMNT developed the full-length performance, FREQUENCY, they return to create a new full-length work that explores recent cataclysmic events of COVID and Black Lives Matters.



Pilobolus, CT’s rebellious dance company based in Washington Depot, tests the limits of human physicality to explore the beauty and power of connected bodies. Pilobolus’s Co-Artistic Directors Renée Jaworski and Matt Kent will choreograph three, 5-minute pieces for 15 USJ students throughout the USJ campus. These performances are created and performed outdoors with COVID protocols in place. Some performances will be filmed and produced for future video release.


Cuatro Puntos Ensemble

Cuatro Puntos Ensemble, Hartford based chamber ensemble is a full year artist resident, performing and broadcasting from the Connor Chapel of Our Lady on the USJ campus. Cuatro Puntos Ensemble is dedicated to intercultural dialogue and universal access through the teaching, writing, and performance of music that activates stimulus for social change, cultural awareness, and empowerment of the underserved. Cuatro Puntos Ensemble will share a number of talks and music performances throughout the year.