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Roschman Dance

Roschman Dance is an ensemble of choreographers and dancers committed to producing work that is aesthetically beautiful, technically exquisite, emotionally provocative, and socially relevant. By dedicating ourselves to the goal of reaching across and beyond cultural, generational, and social differences, we hope to expand dance into the public consciousness through dance performance, dance construction, and dance education.


Upcoming Events

The Rite of Spring Street
January 28th and 29th, 8:00pm
Clemente Soto Velez Center, Flamboyan Theatre
107 Suffolk St, New York, NY
Click here to buy tickets.

Past Events

  • WAXworks-October 2010
  • The Rover Soho-Sunday Brunch-July 2010
  • Dead Celebrity Ball-Latch Key Kids Broadway Benefit-Oct. 2009
  • Day Of The Dead@ Touch Night Club-Oct. 2009
  • One Drop.org/Cirque Du Soleil-Poetry In Motion-October 2009
  • MUSE: Fashion Week Party @ Ultra Lounge - September 2009 - New York - NY
  • Moving Beauty Dance Lab-September 2009 - New York-NY
  • The Elan Summer Dance Festival - August 2009 - Provincetown, MA
  • Paper Dance Festival - April 2009The Hudson Guild Theater, New York City
  • Wet- Wallis Knot Theater - May 2008 - The New York Conservatory for the Dramatic Arts

Our Directors

Sean Roschman, Founder and Co-Director

Sean Roschman was born in Chicago, IL where he was first introduced to Gymnastics. He began his formal dance training at age 12 in Chicago. Since then he has studied Dance and Directing at NYU, where he received his BFA. He has danced professionally with Damast and Dancers, Linda Diamond and Dancers, The Wallis Knot Performance Group, and Malleable Dance Theater. His work has been presented at the Hudson Guild Theater, The Ailey Citigroup Theater, Marquee Nightclub, The New York Conservatory for the Dramatic Arts, and at New York University.

Katharine Reiner, Co-Director

A native New Yorker, Katharine Reiner has been involved with the performing arts since she was a young child. She is a graduate of the University of Southern California School of Theatre and has directed several works, including Heather McDonald's Dream of a Common Language, and Aeschylus' Agamemnon, The Libation Bearers and The Furies (for which she collaborated on a new translation from the ancient Greek with scholar Emily Shearer.) Katharine has also worked with such respected theatre companies as Director's Lab West, Pacific Stages, Resonance Ensemble, Cirque du Soleil, and others.

Our People

Our Extraordinary Dancers:

Caroyln Barry - Carolyn Barry was born and raised in Chicago where she quickly discovered her passion... more for movement through an activity she referred to as “finding her groove.” Carolyn worked with AMEBA Acrobatic and Aerial Dance from 2004-2006 and then went on to study dance at the University of Illinois. There she studied under such teachers and choreographers as Jan Erkert, Sara Hook, Renée Wadleigh, and Linda Lehovec. After receiving her BFA in 2010 Carolyn relocated to NYC where she hopes to continue her groove finding.

Allison Beler - Originally from Metairie, Louisiana, Allison Beler attended the University of Southern Mississippi where she received her BFA in ... more Dance Performance and Choreography. At USM, she was a member of the Repertory Dance Company and performed in many of the department’s dance concerts. Since moving to NYC, Allison has danced with Barbie Diewald in her sight specific work, every happiness i have wished for, Chris Henry in her production of Broadway meets Jazz, and Vital Theatre Production’s Klezmer Nutcracker. She is currently a member of Mari Meade Dance Collective and has performed at various productions including Fertile Ground at Greenspace, Steps Lab, Wax Works at Triskelion Arts, Bridge for Dance, Movement Workshop Group, and Plump Reverie at the Rover.

Jennifer Chapko - Jennifer was recently a member of the Martha Graham Ensemble ... more and performed major solo roles including Lamentation, Pioneer Women and lead in Cronicle. She has performed with the Opus Dance Theater Company, based in New York, NY, in venues throughout the New York City area. Additionally, she has performed with the company “Labart Dance Theater" based in Naples, Italy.

Jake DuPree - Jake is originally from Newport, Arkansas, and began competing in gymnastics when ... more he was four years old. He attended the Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD) in Savannah, Georgia, majoring in performing arts and minoring in dance. He began training in dance while at college. At SCAD, he performed in many different main stage productions such as original dance shows, The Station, Silence, Broken Window, and The Photographer, all choreographed by Vincent Brosseau. He was an acting apprentice at Williamstown Theatre Festival this past summer where he got to work with choreographer, Sonya Tayeh. Jake is so stoked to be a part of Roschman Dance Company!

Alexandra Mount-Campbell - Alexandra is originally from Columbus, Ohio where ... more she received her dance training from BalletMet Columbus. She has a BFA in dance from Texas Christian University. While in Texas, Alexandra also danced with Ballet Concerto. Since moving to New York, Alexandras danced with several dance companies including: KDNY dance company, Albano Ballet, Bernier Contemporary Dance, Tina Croll and Co., and Kelley Donovan and Dancers. She also had the opportunity to do a project with the Limón Dance Company. Alexandra began dancing with Sean Roschman Dance in early 2009.

Dannie Flanagan - Artistic Associate - One of the founding members of Roschman Dance, Dannie has been involved in every production ... more with the company, and in 2009 was made an Artistic Associate. Both an accomplished dancer and actress, Dannie recently graduated with a degree in Film Acting studies at the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts; having appeared in "Macbeth" and "I Am A Camera".

Maryann Peterson - Maryann Peterson received her beginning Dance, Production, Musical and Dramatic ... more Theatre training in Hawaii from the Baldwin Theatre Guild, Maui Academy of Performing Arts, and at the University of Hawaii at Manoa where she earned a Bachelors in Fine Arts Degree specializing in Dance Theatre. There she worked with Gregg Lizenbery, Betsy Fisher, Peggy Gaither Adams and special guests such as Bebe Miller, Sarah Gamblin, Lance Westergard and more. After graduation, she moved to New York where she has choreographed/performed in Fertile Ground at Dance Entropy, danced in Kristina Donello's Power 2, stage managed at Theatre for New City, choreographed/performed for a charity show called Laughter is the Best Medicine, and appeared in numerous productions with Impetrous Theatre Group at Center Stage and various other venues. As well as dancing for RDC, Maryann is a company member of Wallis Knot, an experimental theatre company run by Eileen Connelly, and volunteers at the Dance Notation Bureau. Maryann is excited to be dancing with Roschman Dance!

Christina Soto - Bio coming soon!

Laura Ashley Winelander - Rehearsal Director - Laura hails from Baltimore, Maryland ... more where her love for movement began at the Peabody Institute. After graduating from Baltimore School for the Arts, she took off to New York City to pursue her passion for dance; teaching and performing dance throughout New York, studying with David Parson, Lori Belilove, and Paul Taylor. Upon completing the Alvin Ailey Fellowship Program in 2006, Laura moved to Florida to join an up and coming dance company, where she was introduced to the world of contemporary choreography; creating two separate Pieces for the companies 2007 season. Then moving on to perform them at the Orlando Ballet Theater and the Fringe festival. Since then she has moved back to the hustle and bustle of NYC where she has continued to perform freelance throughout the city. Laura received her Pilates Certification in 2008 and has been teaching ever since. Laura brings her passion for movement and enthusiasm into every aspect of her life and continues to love, laugh and live in the cultural Mecca of New York City.

Contact Us

For questions or more information about our company, please e-mail us at smr277@nyu.edu