This is the culminating event for the residency with Integrated Arts Academy K-2 grade students with Community Engagement Lab Teaching Artists Ashley Hensel-Browning and Hanna Satterlee. Throughout the year we have been answering the question "How does communication shape us?" through dialogue, movement and creative expression.

The project–– a celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Integrated Arts Academy ––has its genesis in the Vermont Creative Schools Initiative's Teacher Institute, a program of the Community Engagement Lab. Teachers from IAA, Judy Klima, Jennifer Peake Margaret Plante, Heather McGrath, George Leal, and Melissa Rose, were paired with teaching artists––dancers Ashley Hensel-Browning and Hanna Satterlee––to explore the question of how dance deepens our understanding of ourselves and events around us.

"In our dance work have been using movement as a medium for both expressing our ideas as well as listening to others, thinking about how the ideas of others shapes the choreography and choices we are making, and how we combine multiple ideas to make compelling work that communicates a message," Hensel-Browning says. "We've also spend quite a bit of time exploring how there are multiple ways to interpret what we see and have used many modalities (visual, literary, dance) to play with this idea."

Come join us for the finale of our work together!
Sun location: Church St. in front of Lake Champlain Chocolates
Rain location: City Hall foyer outside Contois Auditorium

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Choreographer and dancer Hanna Satterlee grew up in East Montpelier, Vermont and has spent many years traveling through dance, both nationally and internationally. Hanna 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. In May 2017 Hanna founded 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. Hanna serves as the Executive Director, both managing a statewide network of dance artists, partners and patrons, as well as producing and curating high-quality dance events and opportunities for the public. Hanna is as passionate for the form of dance as she is in connecting people to it. Hanna holds degrees and certifications in dance therapy, psychology, performance, choreography, vinyassa/yin/restorative yoga, non-profit management and arts integration. Hanna shares these passions as an intergenerational educator, interdisciplinary performer and collaborator, experimental curator and event producer. This winter, join Hanna for an 8-week Advanced Contemporary Dance class series at the Flynn, or witness her during "They Say A Lady Was The Cause of It" created by ERGO Movement.

Participating artists

Ashley Hensel-Browning works as a dance educator, community artist, and choreographer. She has received multiple grants for her work in public schools and community sites and is a Juried Teaching Artist on the Vermont Arts Council Teaching Roster. Her work focuses both on curriculum and community development through movement. Recent projects have included a teacher training and residencies incorporating math in movement, making music and making dance, choreography residencies, library programs that integrate literature and movement, work with youth in restorative justice programs, and work as a teaching artist with the Community Engagement Lab. Past projects have included work at Boston Ballet's CityDance, dance in correctional facilities, and family dance classes. Ashley is an established choreographer and performer who has performed in works by Trisha Brown, Agnes DeMille, Elizabeth Bergman, Amie Dowling, Jim Coleman, Terese Freedman, and Nell Breyer in venues such the International Festival of Art and Ideas, the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, MA, and MassMOCA. She regularly choreographs for local schools and community events in Vermont. She choreographed for many years with the Opera Theatre of Weston including productions of The Secret Garden, Noye's Fludde, The Magic Flute, The Little Prince, Die Fledermaus. She directed Hansel and...


May 16, 2019
12:30–1:15 PM





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Published May 13, 2019