Young Artist Residency Program 2015

See also the Young Artist Residents from 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, and 2017.


Bearnstow’s 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, Mexico’s Na­tional Institute of Fine Arts, in Mexico City. She is also a stu­dent of janzu, therapeutic massage, and hatha yoga.

The Bearnstow Dancers in Concert:

On August 29, Bearnstow’s Young Artist Residents performed works developed
in the summer workshops to an enthusiastic audience at the Vienna Union Hall.

Program: back and front cover


Program: inside pages