Native to St. Paul, MN, Berit Ahlgren trained at Minnesota Dance Theater with both Loyce and Lise Houlton. A founding member of TU Dance under the artistic directorship of Toni Pierce-Sands and Uri Sands, Ahlgren performed with the company 2006—2016. Receiving Metropolitan Regional Art 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 a year-long Gaga teacher certification. Returning to the U.S. in 2012, Ahlgren established Gaga classes in the Twin Cities, while guest teaching across the U.S. and abroad. Ahlgren obtained her MFA in Dance from NYU/Tisch School of the Arts in 2016, where she expanded her interests to film and technology, actively collaborating with NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP). Since then, Ahlgren has diversified her work through freelance projects, performing works by Jerome Bel, Merce Cunningham, Ashwini Ramaswamy, Carl Flink, Anna Rose, Helen Hatch, Elena Hollenhorst, as well as collaborating with film makers Katie Sadler, J.J. Kaiser and Robert Uehlin, and theater directors Nathan Keepers, Randy Reyes, and Luverne Seiffert. Ahlgren established HoneyWorks in 2019, a dance organization to house interdisciplinary work.
Catch HoneyWorks at the Festival!
HAPPY HOUR SHOWING – Wednesday, July 14 5:30-6:30pm