Bearnstows Young Artist Residency Program is a summer-long intensive of excellent dance and dance instruction. This includes full participation in all workshop classes (8 week-long workshops, 25 hours weekly), instruction and mentoring by an international staff of professional dancers and choreographers, participation in weekly informal performances, and a presentation of their own work (choreographed in the summer workshops) in a formally mounted concert at the end of the season.
In return, the residents assist in food preparation and camp facility maintenance throughout the summer, which gives Bearnstow a cadre of capable assistants who can put their hand to anything. In addition to these duties, our young artist residents have designed programs and promotional material, conducted research, composed sound scores, choreographed their own works, created dance videos, and have gone on to perform together in other venues. The artistic calibre of our young artists speaks well not only for the institutions from which they come but also for the Bearnstow image of the renaissance dancer.
Back row: Allison Bradley, Harper Foote, and Michal Freriks;
Front row: Megan Mizanty, Anabel Sagrero, Jmaw Moses
|Allison Bradley, a student at Bearnstow in 2014, returns as a 2015 Resident Artist. She will be a senior in the BFA dance and choreography program at the University of Ohio in Athens. She is currently an archivist at the Ohio University Libraries working with the Alwin Nikolais and Murray Louis Dance Collection.
|Harper Foote is originally from Waukesha, Wisconsin and is currently studying dance at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. She is a recipient of the Jennifer Koenig Alumni Dance Scholarship. Harper performs with the St. Olaf Dance Company and is active in other creative dance projects on campus. |
|Michal Freriks, from Bratislava, Slovakia, is a graduate of The Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava, where his studies included contact/improvisation, Slovak national folk dance, contemporary dance, physical theatre, and classical ballet. He comes to us through Matthew Rogers, a Bearnstow student in 2013.
|Megan Mizanty is a professional dancer and freelance choreographer based in New York. She received a BA in English from Ithaca College, and an MFA in Dance from Temple University, where she served as a member of the adjunct faculty. See Meganís Web site: MizantyMoves.com.|
|Jmaw Moses is a recent graduate of Knox College in Gales≠burg, Illinois, where he has studied theatre and dance. At Knox, Jmaw produced works for the past two departmental dance concerts. His pieces focus on exploring the human condition and understanding ourselves through movement.
|| Anabel Sagrero returns to Bearnstow for her second season as a Resident. She is from Morelia, Mexico and is a graduate in dance creation of the Bellas Artes, Mexicos National Institute of Fine Arts, in Mexico City. She is also a student of janzu, therapeutic massage, and hatha yoga.
On August 29, Bearnstows Young Artist Residents performed works developed
in the summer workshops to an enthusiastic audience at the Vienna Union Hall.
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