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Instructor Biography

Dawn Marie Bazemore is a Philadelphia based performer, choreographer and dance educator.  She is currently an Assistant Professor in the department of Theatre and Dance at Rowan University and has served as a Master Lecturer/Artist in Residence at The University of the Arts, Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of North Carolina School for the Arts.  Dawn Marie was a member of Philadanco from 1998-2009 after which she performed featured roles in The Color Purple (First Natl. Tour) and regional productions of Dreamgirls and All Shook Up.  In 2001 she was selected to perform Strange Fruit, choreographed by the late Dr. Pearl Primus, for the Emmy Award winning American Dance Festival documentary Dancing in the Light.  This performance is currently on display at the National Museum of African American History and Culture.  Dawn Marie has received numerous commissions to choreograph for Philadanco, and has presented her solo work at the American Dance Festival.  Her ballet A Movement For Five, addressing the issues surrounding the Central Park Five recently made its NYC premier at the Joyce Theater.   In 2015 her essay, Dance and Activism: The Practice and Impact of Sociopolitical Concert Dance, was published in the inaugural edition of the online journal The Dancer-Citizen.  In May 2018 Dawn Marie presented her first self-produced work, The Browder Project, for her dance collective #dbdanceproject at the Performance Garage.  Since then she has been selected to be a 2018 Jacob’s Pillow Ann & Weston Hicks Choreography Fellow and will serve as the 2018-19 Dance Visions Artist in Residence at the Performance Garage. A native of Brooklyn, NY, Dawn Marie trained at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Ballet Academy East and the Covenant Ballet Theatre of Brooklyn.  She is a graduate of the NYC High School of Performing Arts and has earned a BFA from SUNY Purchase and an MFA from Hollins University.  She was a finalist in the 1994 ARTS Recognition and Talent Search and is a recipient of the Bonnie Pfeifer Evans Educational Scholarship and the Helen Tamiris award for Excellence in Dance. 

Audition Workshop
with Dawn Marie Bazemore


Friday, September, 28 2018

6:30 pm

No Audition Fee

Open call for dancers for #dbdanceproject's 2019 season at The Performance Garage. Dawn Marie Bazemore is looking for male and female dancers to collaborate on the development of her new work for her dance collective #dbdanceproject. As the 2018-19 DanceVisions Artist in Residence at The Performance Garage, Dawn will be presenting this work during her season in April 2019.  


Call Type: Male and Female dancers who are 18 years or older, PA residents and available to rehearse 2-3 times a week. Must have some professional experience. Please bring headshot and resume and come prepared to dance. If you cannot attend the audition, please send your headshot/resume and dance reel to db.danceprojects@gmail.com

For more information contact: 
Dawn Marie Bazemore at