Hilary Easton's work has been described this way by The New York Times: "Watching the piece unfold, you realize two things about Ms. Easton's work over the last 15 years or so and why it is so intelligent and engaging. She choreographs like a poet, weaving together piercing, elliptical observations." A native New Yorker, Ms. Easton has had her choreography presented since 1992 at venues including American Dance Festival, The Danspace Project at St. Mark’s Church, Dance Theater Workshop, Baryshnikov Arts Center, The Duke on 42nd Street, PS 122, The Center for Contemporary Arts of Santa Fe, Women and Their Work, The University of Texas, Bennington College, Central Park Summerstage, The Yard, and Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors. She has choreographed for artists such as The Talking Band and David Van Tieghem, and her dances have been in the repertories of the Joffrey II, Spectrum Dance Theater, and Montana Transport.
Ms. Easton is a faculty member at The Juilliard School, and has taught at colleges and universities including Princeton University, Connecticut College, New York University Tisch School of the Arts, and the University of Montana. Ms. Easton is a professional developer and Education Consultant for The New York Philharmonic Education Department, and has worked intensively for arts education organizations such as Lincoln Center Institute, The Educational Outreach Program at the 92nd Street Y, VSA arts, the Delaware Institute for the Arts in Education and Arts Horizons.
As a performer, Ms. Easton danced with many companies and choreographers, including Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane and Company, Monica Levy, Bertram Ross, Ze’eva Cohen and Kinematic. She holds an MFA from New York University Tisch School of the Arts.