The Mad River Valley Performance Platform

Please join us for two nights of performance at The Phantom Theater in Warren, VT. The Mad River Valley Performance Platform, created by Sarah Rose and Alexandra Lance, is excited to share a mixed bill of Vermont based artists and visiting artists working in NY, FL, TN, and CA.

July 30, 8pm includes choreography by: Sarah Rose (NY), Alana Rancourt-Phinney (VT), Julie Opiel (CA/TN), Alexandra Lance (NY), Janet Cesarotti (NY/FL), and Mireya Guerra (VT).

July 31, 8pm includes choreography by: Sarah Rose (NY), Hanna Satterlee (VT), Emma Manion (VT), Julie Opiel (CA/TN), and Isadora Snapp (VT)

July 31 performance includes a post performance reception open to all.

To learn more and purchase tickets please visit: or call: (802) 496-5997

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Artist Statement: I work through the media of movement, time, and the body in a time when technology draws us away from experiencing our embodied selves. Many technological platforms now use live stream as a means of connecting distant people and spaces. But how do these ever present “lives” shift our own experience of live-ness in our physical form? I intersect live technology and improvisation in a myriad of ways to experiment around these questions. This research takes on different forms from installation to proscenium performance, and through it I aim to create space for viewers to confront their own “lives.” Bio: Sarah Rose earned her BA in Classics from Princeton University and her MFA in Choreography and Performance from Florida State University. She has shown her choreography in Princeton, NJ, New York City, NY, Brooklyn, NY, Queens, NY, Warren, VT, and Tallahassee, FL. Most recently she created the installation “12 Hours” which was presented by SMUSH Gallery in Jersey City, NJ, February 21-22, 2020. In addition to her own work, she collaborates with Ross Daniel on choreographic work under the name DanielRose Projects ( The pair were selected for MANCC’s (Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography) inaugural Forward Dialogues program for emerging artists in May, 2017 and have continued their collaborative choreographic work since that time with performances at WAXworks (Brooklyn, NY), Dixon Place (NYC, NY), DanceFest Milford (Milford, PA), Phantom Theater (Warren, VT), and SMUSH Gallery (Jersey City, NJ). Rose has also performed professionally with Gwen Welliver, Ross Daniel, Cassandra Cotta, Megan Lynn, Sarah Muskat, and others. She is a trainee in the Boston Feldenkrais training program (2016-2020).

Participating artists

Hello Community! A little background - I earned an MFA from Smith College, a BA from Keene State College, and a diploma in dance studies from London's Trinity Laban Conservatoire. After graduate school, I left New England for New York City, navigated the modern dance scene, fronted a few bands, met my partner and had a baby! After years of swirling around NYC, our little family moved to Ardmore, a suburb of Philadelphia. While pushing the stroller in my new neighborhood, I discovered an idyllic, one-acre park and "park dancing" was born! I began facilitating community dance events inspired by Fluxus art that continued for over three years and gained a following. Alas, we desired a more rural setting for our son's upbringing. My husband, son, shih-tzu and I decided on making Montpelier our home, and we're officially four years in. I look forward to crossing paths with you. Feel free to connect with me via email!

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. Join Hanna during this time of social distancing for movement classes online! Please email for more information, or follow her on instagram @hannasatt

Isadora has been teaching, performing, and creating work in Central Vermont since 2010. Based out of Barre, she teaches classes in Montpelier at Contemporary Dance and Fitness Studio and has taught at several other Vermont studios over the years. Those studios include Dance Works Academy, Ballet Wolcott, and Stowe Dance Academy. Her main focus as a teacher has been Ballet for the past several years. She is passionate about bringing the artistry and discipline of classical ballet to non-ballet focused dancers. In addition to classical ballet, she teaches contemporary ballet, modern, and jazz. As a mover and choreographer, modern is her true home. Isadora is a co-founder of the Montpelier Movement Project, a collaborative group that has continued to shift and adapt as needed. She is also a Co-Director of the Teen Jazz Company, which the student company affiliated with the Contemporary Dance and Fitness Studio - along with Rosemary Leach. In addition to teaching, she enjoys collaborating with other artists to create evening-length dance works. These have included: With Women, DUST, Catching a Glimpse, and Thursdays from 7:00-9:00. Considering the current times, her practice has shifted dramatically. Classes have shifted to virtual offerings that are open to the public. These...

Mireya finds a great source of gratification in the ever-evolving process of investigation in contemporary and post-modern dance. She began her formal training with the Ballet Ecuatoriano de Camara at the age of 13. She studied contemporary dance with Ecuadorian maestros Carlos Cornejo, Terry Araujo and Klever Viera, performing in different productions including Tiro Al Blanco al Pajaro Rojo with Cuban dance company Retazos. She was a member of Taller Permanente de Experimentacion Escenica with Klever Viera from 2012 to 2014, site performing in plazas, parks and streets in Quito, disrupting traffic, showing up, and raising our movement voices. Mireya has worked in contemporary dance projects in Maryland, Virginia, Texas and Vermont. She worked for Dance Theatre Company AtticRep in San Antonio, Texas, in 2015 and 2016 as a performer and movement choreographer in culturally-rich, diverse collaborative work productions at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts: From the Mahabarata and 14. In San Antonio she met dance artist and activist Fabiola Torralba, who has informed Mireya's work in profound ways. Mireya was part of Fabiola's initiative "Decolonial Epistemlogies Dance Lab" for four years. Locally, Mireya has worked with beautiful Vermont...