Anne Harris Wilcox, MFA (SUNY Brockport), BA (Connecticut College), is Senior Lecturer in the Program of Dance and Movement at the University of Rochester. She is also the Artistic Director of the contemporary dance company, Present Tense Dance, which she founded in 1991. She is a permanently certified K-12 teacher of dance and has taught for the Rochester City School District and for the Dance Department at Rochester’s School of the Arts. Anne served as President on the board of New York State Dance Education Association and was a founding member of Rochester Contemporary Dance Collective. In 2013, she formed the educational company, Active Learning Games, LLC, that creates kinesthetic educational activities for students in grades K-12.
She has taught dance at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, SUNY Brockport, Rochester Institute of Technology, School of the Arts, and YoungAudiences, among many others. Her company performed a sold out concert at the 2012 Rochester Fringe Festival and at the critically acclaimed concert at Kilbourn Hall for Rochester Fringe 2013. Her work has also been featured in Image/Movement/Sound Series, Rebound Festival, Visions of Sound, NYSDEA conferences, RCDC concerts, Finger Lakes Dance, Syracuse Contemporary Dance, Drumcliffe Irish Arts, SUNY Brockport Alumni Showcases, and for Rochester’s Memorial Art Gallery.
She has received grants from New York Foundation of the Arts and the New York State Decentralization program to create dance/theater pieces including When the Souls Rise, The Picture of Dorian Gray, A Public and Private Hearth, and The Seal Maiden. She was honored at a NDEO/NYSDEA regional conference for meritorious service in dance education for the children of Western New York. In addition, Anne served as Director of the Jr. High Youth program at First Unitarian Church of Rochester.
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Photo by Rita Everett.