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Welcome to the Southern Vermont Dance Festival!  Takes place July 14th - July 17th with 100 classes, 3 Gala performances, Informal performances, Dozens of Community Events, Meet and Greets and Receptions and Dinner at Rudyard Kiplings house and much more.  Purchase your tickets on Eventbrite and have access to your own Vermont Dance Adventure.
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Nicole Dagesse

Murmurations Dance
Artistic Director
Nicole Dagesse is a Vermont native whose rural upbringing in the forests and fields is a direct inspiration for her movement style and choreographic desires. Combining her training in Modern Dance, Contact Improvisation, and Aerial Dance, Nicole is a Site Choreographer who approaches each new site with inquisitive play and rigorous movement research. Nicole earned her BFA in Dance and BS in Environmental Science from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst where she was immersed in the creativity of the local dance scene. Nicole cites Wire Monkey Dance as a major influence in her work. It was while playing on the scaffolding that her 3-dimensional movement patterns began to develop and her love of partnering work took flight. After several years dancing in the Boston area with Bennett Dance Company and BoSoma, Nicole felt it was time to continue her dance education as an artist and teacher and moved to Boulder, CO to pursue an MFA in Site Dance and Somatic Practices. The rugged terrain and the endless blue skies provided the perfect opportunity to hone her voice as a site artist. The grounding and balancing study of the Alexander Technique was a necessary complement to her physically demanding work and Nicole was increasingly interested in the parallels between body and earth. As a member of Frequent Flyers Aerial Dance Company, Nicole was able to refine her aerial techniques and incorporate them into her site work. Since earning her Masters of Fine Arts, Nicole has been teaching and choreographing in North Carolina, where she lives with her incredible husband and darling son. With advanced classes at ADF and guest teaching at local colleges and arts high schools, Nicole is delighted to share her three-dimensional movement patterns with all students. Nicole recently launched her new Site Dance Company, Murmurations Dance with the premiere of Birthing Bodies. This summer Nicole is thrilled to be moving back to Vermont to continue her work as a site artist and teacher. Nicole is also a Yoga Teacher specializing in Vinyasa Flow and Pre/Postnatal Yoga. Find out more at Murmurationsdance.org and Worldtreedance.org.