Young Artist Residency Program 2017

See also the Young Artist Residents from 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016.

Meet this season’s Artist Residents:

Bearnstow’s Young Artist Residency Program is a summer-long intensive of excellent dance and dance instruction. The program includes full participation in all workshop classes (8 week-long workshops, 25 hours weekly), instruction and mentoring by an in­ternational staff of professional dancers and choreographers, participation in weekly informal performances, and a presenta­tion of their own work (choreographed in the summer work­shops) in a formal concert at the end. As they take each work­shop with fellow undergraduate and graduate students, many of whom are already accomplished dancers, the Artist Residents gain inval­uable insight into the aesthetic of each instructor. They create dances together out of that experience and gradually evolve into a close-knit company of dancers by the end of the summer. The product of their summer-long creative work culminates in a formally mounted concert in the final week of the season.
In return, the residents assist in food preparation and camp fa­cility maintenance throughout the summer, which gives Bearn­stow a cadre of capable assistants who can “put their hand to any­thing.” They are indeed the staff that keeps the camp run­ning. In addition to these duties, our young artist residents have choreographed their own works, de­signed programs and promo­tional material, conducted re­search, composed sound scores, created dance videos, and have gone on to perform to­gether in other venues. The artistic calibre of our young artists speaks well not only for the institutions from which they come but also for the Bearnstow image of the renaissance dancer.
Angela Cole recently graduated from Roger Williams University, where she received her BA in Dance and Psychology. Her own choreography has been presented at the American College Dance Festival and numerous produc­tions in the Roger Williams Dance Dept. Angela currently dances, choreographs, and teaches in the Providence and Boston area.
Matt Fennelly is a perfor­mance artist from NJ. He earned a BA in economics from Skidmore College and an acting certificate from American Musical and Dramatic AcademyLA. Matt has taught math and ballroom dancing in CA, MD, NJ, PA, and HI. An aspiring director and choreographer, Matt will attend NYU Tisch in the fall for his MA in performance studies.
Marc Ferarro is a dancer, actor and choreographer from Belmont, MA. He performed at an American College Dance Association confer­ence in a work that won best dance film. He has taught contact improvisation and ball­room danc­ing to movers of all levels. He is a recent Kenyon College graduate with a BA in Dance and a certifi­cate in Labanotation.
Mario Hernández, from Queré­taro, México, is a dancer, scenic director and dance group coordi­nator at the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Educa­tion (ITESM), Querétaro. He has bachelors' in Contemp. Dance (Autonomous Univ. of Que­rétaro) and in Commu­nication Sciences (ITESM). In 2012 he foun­ded his own dance company, Ethérea.
Chaesong Kim, re­turning for her second residency, is a student at Bates College and an alumna of Trinity/La MaMa Pro­gram. Chae­song is interested in making inter­disciplinary per­formance works. Her works have been performed at La MaMa E.T.C., Ping Chong + Company’s DevisingHUB, Bates College, Union Hall in Vienna, Maine, and Trin­ity College.
Ellen Oliver is returning for her second residency at Bearnstow. She is currently a teacher, per­former, choreographer, and film­maker in Massachusetts. She is a member of Ali Kenner Brodsky & Co. and has collaborated with The Red Poppy Art House and OceA Dance. Ellen studied dance at Hampshire College and UNC School of the Arts.
Owen Prum is a dancer and choreographer from New Haven, Con­necticut. He has performed with various artists and choreo­graphers including Min Oh, Earl Mosley, Richard Licha, and Ori Flomin. He graduated this past spring with a BFA in Dance from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and currently lives in New York City.