Bridget Rose: Dancer
What Moves You?
“I dance for activism, using the international resources of the street and street culture to fuse “high culture,” with the public sphere. The point of my work is to extract awe in others: that moment before one can even think to say, ‘wow’- to move people to tears, to remind them what it’s like to feel. In the words of Martha Graham, ‘If I could say it, I wouldn’t need to dance it.'”
Starting her dance career at the age of 9, Bridget comes from Massachusetts with a background in modern, contemporary, hip hop, jazz, ballet, improvisation, aerial, yoga, and a laundry list of competitive sports including soccer, basketball, track and field, and cross country. After graduating high school winning the 2010 Dance Award, she went to Los Angeles to study Dance and Sociology at Loyola Marymount University.
Wanting to take her dancing to an international level, she transferred to Syracuse University, continuing studies in Dance and Anthropology. Her junior year, she lived and studied in Ecuador, Chile, Argentina and Uruguay learning new styles of dance including tango, salsa, and cueca, while working an internship at DUOC San Carlos de Apoquindo University as a Teaching Assistant for Modern Dance, under the guidance of Francisca Silva.
After graduating Cum Laude from Syracuse University in 2014, she returned to Santiago, Chile, to continue her dance training. Working closely with Jose Vidal y Compañía and performing in his Trama series in Santiago, she also trained with Robert Hayden of La Ultima Vez company, and her mentor, Fransica Silva, in AeroYoga. In 2015, she was asked to be lead dancer for director Nata Belén’s project, Más Allá del Género, at Matanga Estudio in Recoleta, Santiago.
In 2016, Bridget moved to Valparaíso, Chile, where she founded her company, (A)Muse. Utilizing the Parque Cultural de Valparaíso with a group of international dancers, her first project was cut short as family matters brought her back to the United States, where she currently resides in Brooklyn.
When not working on personal projects, she dances for Dysfunktional Solez and with PMT Dance Company, while teaching yoga and dance in studios, public, and charter schools in all 5 boroughs of New York City. She has trained with The Curet Performance Project and performed at Frank Sinatra School of the Arts as well as Barclay’s Center opening for the Brooklyn Nets and halftime for the Harlem Globetrotters. This summer, she was awarded a scholarship to attend the Martha Graham Summer Intensive.
This fall, she will start as the founding Dance, Yoga and Physical Education teacher at the American Dream Charter High School in the Bronx while starting her Master’s degree in Dance at Hunter College in Manhattan.