A native of Ohio, Betsy Miller is a dance artist, educator, and facilitator currently based on the north shore of Boston. Her choreography, described as “haunting, spunky and full of imagination,” (New York State Council on the Arts) has been presented in New York, Ohio, Maine, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Texas, and she has received support from The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New England Foundation for the Arts, Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, Somerville Arts 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 recently became 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.
Class Description: This is an eclectic contemporary release technique with a solid base in dance fundamentals. Class begins with a full-bodied floorwork-to-footwork warmup designed to activate our core and connect breath with movement while finding anatomically efficient pathways. Through structured improvisations and set exercises, we will explore dynamics, weight shifts, flow, and the thrill of momentum. Class will finish with a vigorous, high-energy dance phrase. This is a safe environment where we can explore movement, take risks and continue to ask questions.