Beatrice Capote, from West New York, NJ, began her dance training at Amaryllis Dance Academy. She then studied as a scholarship student at Alvin Ailey American Dance Center where she was featured in the book “Attitude, eight young dancers come of age at the Ailey school” by Katherine Davis Fishman. She attended the University Of North Carolina School of the Arts and continued her education at Montclair State University. Ms. Capote has worked with INSPIRIT, a dance company as a performer and rehearsal director, worked with Camille A. Brown and dancers, Mavericks dance company, The Wells Performance Project, Areytos Performance Works, Life Dance Company, Kyle Abraham/ Abraham. In. Motion, works by Antonio Brown (Bill T. Jones Company Member) , and Matthew Rushing (Alvin Ailey Company Member). She is currently faculty at Alvin Ailey American Dance Center, Adjunct Professor at Montclair State University, and dancing in Christal Brown's new work "Miss Universe" and Camille A. Brown and Dancers on her new work "Black Girl".
Upon completion of training, Ms. Capote graduated from the University Of North Carolina School of the Arts and just recently graduated from Montclair State University with a degree in Dance Education Certificate with Advanced Standing.
Ms. Capote has taught different genres of dance through Arts in Education Programs at the Ailey School, Sociedad Educativa de las Artes, Children’s Aid Society, Bronx Charter School of the Arts, and YMCA. She worked as an after-school Program Coordinator at South Bronx Economic Development Corporation, overseeing several Arts and Education programs.
Currently, she is faculty at the Alvin Ailey School teaching jazz for the junior division program Levels 3, 4, and 5, and Adjunct Professor at Montclair State University teaching Ballet I and World Dance.
Choreographically, Ms. Capote choreographed and performed her solo work, 'Womyn", as a guest artist for ASHA Dance Company and the Eric Dolphy Jazz Festival. She received a grant from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council to choreograph and show new works at the Pier 17 South Street Seaport. In addition, she has set her works at the Earl Mosley Institute of the Arts Summer Intensive Program and Fort Wayne Ballet Summer Intensive Program.