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Rose Pasquarello Beauchamp


  • Senior Lecturer, Dance Program




Rose Pasquarello Beauchamp (MFA, CLMA) is a dance artist, improviser, educator, filmmaker, and activist. A transplant to Rochester, she has carved her space in the community while making work with electricGrit dance. With a BFA in Performing Arts/Dance from Emerson College and an MFA in Choreography from California Institute of the Arts, Rose’s creative interests lie in integrating dance, theater, design, and media. She is a Certified Laban Movement Analyst (CLMA) which has rooted all of her work in somatics and body awareness. Her artistic research centers around collaboration across disciplines, somatics and social justice and the embodiment of activism. A dedicated educator, she has taught at various universities for the past 12 years including Alfred University, The College at Brockport, Dean College and the University of Virginia where, as the Head of Dance, she developed the dance program.

Rose’s 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 internationally includingBoston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Montreal, Toronto and Cholula, Mexico. She has been selected for residencies and performance projects including the Dance Complex’s I-ARE Residency in Cambridge MA, Green Street Performance Works Project, Sugar Space Artist in Residence in Salt Lake City UT and the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival’s Choreographers Lab where she received the 2009 Emerging Artist Award. Rose was nominated for the Most Innovative Choreography Award at the Montreal Fringe Festival 2011 for her work with inFluxdance. Her choreography has been shown on the Fringe Festival Circuit where the company was voted Best in Festival at the San Francisco Fringe Festival in 2007 and 2008. Her most recent work has toured to various festivals including Assemble Festival in Detroit, MI and the Richmond Contemporary Dance Festival, Rochester International Fringe Festival, MAD Festival and Dances at MuCCC.

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. The following year, 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 grateful for the opportunity 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.