Southern Vermont Dance Festival has ended
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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Brenda Lynn Siegel

Southern Vermont Dance Festival
Cap'n, Mad Scientist, Artistic/Executive Director
Brenda Lynn Siegel is the Artistic Director and Founder of the Southern Vermont Dance Festival.  Siegel founded SVDF as a response to Tropical Storm Irene to create a long term economic driver for the community.  A long time anti poverty activist, business owner and choreographer, Siegel saw the opportunity to merge her work to create a stronger economic impact for all.  

Brenda is a co-founder of IBIT Dance Company. Siegel received her bachelors of science, dance and composition from Hampshire College. She previously owned and operated Flow Yoga and Dance Programs for 10 years. Siegel ran for governor in the democratic primary in Vermont.

She has taught residencies, classes and workshops in dance, civic engagement and politics throughout the area and around the country. Some of these schools include at Greenwood School, The Putney School, Brattleboro School of Dance, The dance program at the Windham Regional Career Center, Bellows Falls Middle School, Vermont Academy, Johns Hopkins University and several elementary and middle schools throughout New England. Siegel’s work has been shown at The Massachusetts Dance Festival, The Rythm Festival, The Goddess Rising Festival, Putney Vaudville, several schools throughout New England, Take a Chance and Dance, Baltimore Children’s Theater, Baltimore Public Television, The Putney School and the New England Youth Theater and more.

Siegel’s approach to building a vibrant community is utilizing the resources that already exist, connecting them to business, arts, agriculture and government to create a cohesive and strong economic impact. Her approach to Modern Dance technique and Composition is a deep exploration of each dancers' individual qualities and meticulous attention to breath and body alignment; these qualities combined with a strong grasp on the creative process allow for dancers to explore their full potential in movement.