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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Sarah Rose earned her BA in Classics from Princeton University and will finish her MFA in Choreography and Performance from Florida State University in May, 2019. She has shown her choreography in Princeton, NJ, New York City, NY, Brooklyn, NY, Queens, NY, and Tallahassee, FL. Most recently she created the installation 90 Minutes which was presented by Chashama in the Urban Garden Room (NYC), June 26-28, 2018. In addition to her own work, she has performed professionally with DanielRose Projects, Gwen Welliver, Cassandra Cotta, Megan Lynn, Sarah Muskat, and others. As a student, she has performed in restagings or new works by Ann Carlson, Jawole Zollar, Gwen Welliver, Tiffany Rhynard, Bill T. Jones, Merce Cunningham, Doug Varone, Kyle Abraham, Trisha Brown, Zvi Gotheiner, Rebecca Lazier, and Adam Barruch. She is a certified Pilates Mat Instructor and 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 two 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 holds a Masters in Fine Arts/Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College (VT/WA) and 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. Now based in Burlington Vermont, Hanna is the current director of 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. In addition, Hanna teaches and performs on freelance basis. Join her for GARDEN DANCES this July and August at the Horsford Nursery in Charlotte VT! More info under the events tab on this website.

I am a native Vermonter who is passionate about all aspects of dance. I currently teach classes at Contemporary Dance and Fitness Studio in Montpelier - ballet, contemporary ballet, and modern. In addition to teaching, I am always developing my own choreography.

Mireya finds a great source of gratification in the ever-evolving process of investigation in contemporary dance. That’s why it is still her favorite modality of self-discovery and expression. She has experienced dance in various dance communities in Ecuador and the US, where she has collaborated in many projects with talented artists and friends as a performer and choreographer. Mireya was born and raised in Quito, Ecuador.