Our artists-in-residence bring fresh, exciting experiences to the UVM dance community. Artists often share their projects at a showcase or our annual spring festival, Dancing Uphill.
Fall 2017 - Avi Waring
Avi Waring is a native Vermonter who studied classical ballet and modern dance with the Vermont Ballet Theatre School, Walnut Hill School for the Arts in Natick, MA and the Newcomb Dance Company at Tulane University in New Orleans. From 1999-2004, she studied and performed improvisational dance and sketch comedy with the Heretica Dance Company of Zendik Arts. She returned to VT in 2005, and co-founded Ballet Wolcott, a dance school dedicated to creativity and community through dance. Avi is a co-founder of The Montpelier Movement Collective, and is also a freelance dancer who has worked with many local dance artists including Paul Besaw, Hannah Dennison, Polly Motley, Pauline Jennings. and Maris Wolff. Avi is also a Nationally Certified Massage Therapist, and brings her own fascination with anatomy and biomechanics to her dance teaching.
2016-17, Hanna Satterlee
Choreographer and dancer Hanna Satterlee grew up in East Montpelier, Vermont and has spent many years traveling through dance, both nationally and internationally. Hanna holds a Masters in Fine Arts/Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College (VT/WA) and has produced her own choreographic and dance installation work, and has performed with professional companies in Vienna Austria, Stolzenhagen Germany, Baltimore, Manhattan, Brooklyn, San Francisco and throughout the state of Vermont. Now based in Burlington Vermont, Hanna is the current director of the Vermont Dance Alliance, with a strong belief that the culture of dance will continue to flourish and expand throughout the edges of our beautiful state. In addition, Hanna teaches and performs on freelance basis. Currently Hanna has the immense honor of dancing with Murmurations Dance and is self-producing a triptych series of seasonal dance poems through film. With support from the Vermont Performance Lab’s SEEDS grant, Hanna is in the initial research phase of creating a sonic and visual performance titled “Voice and Vessel,” exploring how we each uniquely carry and express information in the vessels of our minds and the vessels of our bodies.
Fall 2015 - Jennifer Monson
Jennifer Monson is a choreographer, improviser and teacher. She is the Artistic Director of iLAND-interdisciplinary Laboratory of Art Nature and Dance as well as a professor of Dance at the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign. Since 1983 she has created experimental dance work that investigates embodied understandings of environment, power and form.
During her residence as UVM Marsh Professor-at-Large, she hosted a Movement Workshop, "Dancing the Systems and Scores and Local Ecologies," as well as the performance Folk Dances for Necessary Tributaries (with puddles), featuring performances by UVM students and members of the Burlington dance community. Original music by Yutaka Kono, UVM Assistant Professor of Music.