Pasquarello Beauchamp (MFA, CLMA) is a dance artist, educator,
filmmaker, and activist. A transplant to Rochester, she has carved
her space in the community while making work with electricGrit
dance. Roses creative interests lie in integrating dance,
theater, design, and media. Her choreographic work with inFluxdance
and SirensProof Films has been featured internationally for the
past 14 years and continues to flourish with electricGrit dance.
Her full-length work has been featured in various cities including
Boston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Montreal, Toronto and Peubla,
MX. She has been selected for multiple residencies and performance
projects across the country. Most recently, she was selected as
the recipient of the 2020 Western NY Choreographers Initiative
Award, sponsored by NYS Dance Force. Her artistic research centers
around collaboration across disciplines. In 2019, Rose had the
opportunity to serve as a panelist for the NYFA Artist Fellowship
in Choreography and the SUNY PACC Prize.
In 2016 she co-founded an organization
called Artists Coalition for Change Together (ACCT) as a way to
engage dancer-citizens in Rochester and beyond. In 2017, she received
a grant from the Rochester Center for Community Leadership to
spearhead an initiative using dance to foster collaborative relationships
across various communities. Since then, her work as a community
engaged educator and artist has deepened. She teaches with a focus
on the dancer-citizen. Rose continues to perform and present her
research and creative work internationally with a focus on dance
as an agent of change. She is also grateful for her recent opportunities
to be dancing with Biodance, Anne Harris Wilcox, Heather Roffe
and Tammy Carrasco/WildBeast dance. Currently, she is exploring
metaphor as it relates to socio-political art making and bodies
of resistance. She is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Rochester
in the Program of Dance and Movement.
McKinley is a Boston-based multi-disciplinary teaching artist.
As an avid collaborator and connector, her artwork and productions
meld dance, visual art, theatre and experience. McKinley has received
dance commissions from The University of North Carolina at Chapel
Hill and The Harvard Graduate School of Design; artist residencies
from Boston Center for the Arts and Earthdance's E/Merge; awards
from The Univ. of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Green St. Studios; and
invited guest artist for DanceNOW Boston, UMass Boston, and Harvard-Radcliffe
Modern Dance Company. Her work has been presented at Bard College,
Mass Audubon Visual Arts Center, Mobius, and the Dance Complex.
McKinley has guest performed with
Michele Boulé, Reggie Wilson, Sara Rudner, David Parker
& The Bang Group, Bobby McFerrin at Symphony Hall, on WGBHs
Art Close Up, with American Repertory Theater, and in Brian ODonovans
Christmas Celtic Sojourn. She toured nationally and internationally
with Snappy Dance Theater, and performed regionally with Prometheus
Dance, Nicola Hawkins, Batuke do Norte, Rebecca Rice, Anna Myer,
Kelley Donovan, & PB&J Dance Co.
McKinley has taught at Tufts University,
Harvard University, Boston University, Walnut Hill School, and
Babson College. She spent 7 years at The Cambridge School of Weston
developing inter-disciplinary curricula and programming. McKinley
joined The Winsor School in 2015 charged with developing a new
dance program for grades 5 to 12.
McKinley earned an M.F.A. in Performance
Art - Dance from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and a
B.A. in Psychology from Southern Methodist University in Dallas,
native of Ohio, Betsy Miller is a dance artist, educator, and
facilitator currently based in Salem, Massachusetts. Her choreography
has been presented in New York, Ohio, Maine, Connecticut, Rhode
Island, Massachusetts and Texas, and she has received support
from New England Foundation for the Arts, Rhode Island State Council
on the Arts, Next Steps for Dance (Boston Foundation and Aliad
Fund), The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Somerville Arts Council,
The City of Salem, Gloucester Cultural Council, The City of Providence
Department of Art, Culture & Tourism, and The Ohio State University.
Betsy has performed with Lostwax Multimedia
Dance and Fusionworks, and has recently appeared in works by Kathleen
Hermesdorf, Heidi Henderson, Rose Pasquarello Beauchamp, and Rachel
Boggia, and in collaborations with Matthew Cumbie and Shawn Hove.
Betsy was a 2017 Bates Dance Festival
Emerging Artist, a 2016 Rhode Island State Council on the Arts
Choreography Fellow, and currently serves as an Assistant Professor
of Dance at Salem State University. She has been on faculty at
Providence College, Connecticut College, Dean College, and AS220,
and regularly teaches and performs as a guest artist throughout
New England and beyond. Betsy holds an MFA in Dance from The Ohio
State University and a BA in Dance from Connecticut College.
Siller is a Boston-based choreographer and multimedia artist whose
work engages questions of gender, empathy, and authenticity. Catherine
has presented her work nationally and internationally, most notably
at Watermans Centre (London, UK), EMPAC (Troy, NY), NARS Foundation
(Brooklyn, NY), the Brick Theater (Brooklyn, NY), Boston Center
for the Arts (Boston, MA), and Boston Cyberarts Gallery (Boston,
MA). She has received support for her work from New England Foundation
for the Arts (NEFA), the Boston Foundation, the Somerville Arts
Council, and the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). She holds
an MFA in Digital Media from the Rhode Island School of Design
and a BA from Harvard.
Waguespack holds an MFA in Dance Performance from The Ohio State
University and a B.A. in Mathematics and Movement Studies from
Saint Mary's College in Notre Dame, Indiana. She has lived and
danced in New York City, the Midwest and Ireland, and has enjoyed
recent collaborations with Daniel McCusker, Alice Trexler, Danielle
Robbins, Meghan McLyman, Kristen Duffy Young, Carey McKinley,
Annie Kloppenberg, Jeremy Nelson and Colleen Leonardi. In addition
to making her own work, she teaches dance at Tufts University
and Holy Cross.