Native to Minneapolis, Berit Ahlgren gained her foundational dance training from Minnesota Dance Theater and received a BFA in Dance from St. Olaf College, where she also studied biomedical studies. Ahlgren was a founding member of TU Dance under the artistic directorship of Toni Pierce-Sands and Uri Sands, and performed with the company between 2006—2016. Receiving Metropolitan Regional Arts Council’s Next Step Grant in 2011, Ahlgren had the opportunity to study the Gaga Movement Language in Tel Aviv, and moved to Israel to pursue teacher certification between 2011— 2012. Ahlgren earned her MFA in Dance from NYU/Tisch School of the Arts in 2016, and has since been on faculty at the University of Minnesota and Winona State University, performing with independent choreographers between Minneapolis and New York, and choreographing her own growing body of work for both stage and camera. Recent projects include MN Opera’s “La Traviata” and “Elektra”, Ashwini Ramaswamy’s production “Let the Crows Come”, and J.J. Kaiser’s film “Only Dance Can Save Us”. In addition to performance work, Ahlgren teaches classes in the Gaga Movement Language regularly around Twin Cities and New York City, and as a guest in Sweden, Germany, San Francisco and Austin.
Catch Berit Ahlgren at the Festival!
HAPPY HOUR SHOWING – Monday, April 27th 5:30-6:30PM