WHO IS BEATRICE CAPOTE?

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MS. CAPOTE IS A CUBAN-AMERICAN PROFESSIONAL CONTEMPORARY DANCER/ CHOREOGRAPHER/TEACHER IMMERSED IN MODERN, BALLET, JAZZ, SALSA, AND AFRO-CUBAN DANCE TECHNIQUES. SHE TRAINED AT ALVIN AMERICAN DANCE CENTER AND WAS FEATURED IN THE BOOK “ATTITUDE, EIGHT YOUNG DANCERS COME OF AGE AT THE AILEY SCHOOL” BY KATHERINE DAVIS FISHMAN. MS. CAPOTE HAS PERFORMED FOR PRESTIGIOUS CHOREOGRAPHERS SUCH AS MATTHEW RUSHING (ALVIN AILEY COMPANY MEMBER, DARRELL MOULTRIE, ANTONIO BROWN DANCE AND HAS TRAVELED ALL OVER THE WORLD WITH DANCE COMPANIES LIKE; INSPIRIT, A DANCE COMPANY, THE WELLS PERFORMANCE PROJECT, AREYTOS PERFORMANCE WORKS, KYLE ABRAHAM/ ABRAHAM. IN. MOTION, AND CAMILLE A. BROWN AND DANCERS.

SHE GRADUATED FROM UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA SCHOOL OF THE ARTS, MONTCLAIR STATE UNIVERSITY, AND CURRENTLY RECEIVING HER MFA ON AFRO-CUBAN DANCE FORMS. AS PART OF HER AFRO-CUBAN RESEARCH, SHE RECENTLY WENT TO CUBA TO STUDY WITH PRESTIGIOUS MASTERS OF DANZA CONTEMPORANEA DE CUBA AND IS MENTORED BY NYU PROFESSOR AND DANCER YESENIA F. SELIER. 

MS. CAPOTE, AS PART OF THE SABROSURA EFFECT DANCE COMPANY (CO-FOUNDER) WAS AWARDED THE DANCE YOUR FUTURE RESIDENCY 2017 PRODUCED BY PEPATIAN, FEATURED ON BRONXNET TV. THE COMPANY PERFORMED WORKS FOR THE AFRICAN AMERICAN SYMPOSIUM AT AMHERST COLLEGE; KEYNOTE SPEAKER YVONNE DANIELS, NYC SUMMER STAGES AT ST. MARY’S PARK, BAAD!, PREGONES THEATER, CASITA MARIA! SOUTH BRONX CULTURE TRAIL, THE NEW YORK SALSA/BACHATA FESTIVAL 2017, AND PEPATIAN’S BRONX ARTS SHOWCASE & CONVERSATION, 9TH ANNUAL 2019. AS PART OF THE JAMES BALDWIN EVENT, THE COMPANY PERFORMED AN EVENING LENGTH PRODUCTION AT THE LYCEE FRANCAIS DE NEW YORK.

SOLO CHOREOGRAPHY: INVITED TO PERFORM FOR WESTFEST DANCE FESTIVAL, BATTERY DANCE FESTIVAL, PREGONES THEATER, ERIC DOLPHY JAZZ FESTIVAL, LOWER MANHATTAN CULTURAL COUNCIL, ASHA DANCE COMPANY: HARLEM SCHOOL OF THE ARTS, DANCE CARIBBEAN COLLECTIVE/ NEW TRADITIONS FESTIVAL, THE FIELD AT DIXON PLACE AND BAAD! BRONX ACADEMY OF ARTS AND DANCE, BRONX ARTS SPACE, BATTERY DANCE FESTIVAL, DANCE/NYC PATRONS EVENT, LINCOLN CENTER: MIDSUMMER NIGHT SWING, BRYANT PARK: CONTEMPORARY SERIES, AND WAS JUST AWARDED THE 2019 MANCC FORWARD DIALOGUE AT FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY TO CONTINUE THE AFRO-CUBAN NARRATIVE “REYITA”, THE LIFE OF A BLACK CUBAN WOMAN IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY WITH COMPOSED BY FARAI MALIANGA. SHE CO-CURATES THE APAP: BRONX ARTS SHOWCASE AND CONVERSATION PRODUCED BY PEPATIAN SOUTH BRONX. MS. CAPOTE IS FACULTY AT THE AILEY SCHOOL, JOFFREY BALLET, MONTCLAIR STATE UNIVERSITY, AND CONTINUED MEMBER OF CAMILLE A. BROWN AND DANCERS COMPANY. SHE IS THRILLED TO HAVE CHOREOGRAPHED DARK ELEGY, I EXIST, INSPIRED BY SUSE LOWENSTEIN CO-PRODUCED BY GIBNEY DANCE, NIGEL CAMPBELL & ELAINE WOLBROM.