Anne Harris Wilcox


Anne Harris Wilcox (MFA) is an Associate Professor for the Program of Dance and Movement at the University of Rochester (UR), in Rochester, NY. At UR she also serves as the Community Engagement Liaison and as the Posse 8 Mentor. She founded Active Learning Games in 2013, an educational company that offers kinesthetic educational products for K-university learners. With her Active Learning Games curricular material, Anne has presented at conferences such as: Science Teachers Association of New York State (STANYS), International Association for Dance Science and Medicine (IADMS), National Dance Education Organization (NDEO), and numerous Science Exploration Days at St. John Fisher College in Rochester, NY. She is a former President of New York State Dance Education Association (NYSDEA)and presents nationally and internationally on topics such as kinesthetic education, creativity and assessment, linguistics and dance, and intergenerational dance. As a choreographer/dancer/educator her work has been featured in numerous venues including Rochester’s Geva-Fielding Stage,  George Eastman’s Kodak Hall, and numerous Rochester Fringe Festivals. In 2022 her production, When the Souls Rise, was attended by over a thousand Rochester Fringe fans. She made over forty works for her company, Present Tense Dance, which she founded and directed from 1991 – 2016. Anne is especially interested in interdisciplinary collaborations and community-engaged work. She is honored to have performed recently in the multi-media works, The Weight of Water and Remnants, and Keep Me (at the) Close (choreography by Rose Pasquarello Beauchamp) and continues to choregraph at UR and for independent projects. Anne believes embodiment of any topic deepens a person’s understanding and that the arts can create positive change. Anne strives to help make life on this planet more engaging, more equitable, and more kind.

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