Meet the Artists of Frazee Feet Dance
Frazee Feet Dancers
Alex Alletto originally from Rochester, graduated from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia with a BFA in dance under the direction of Donna Faye Burchfield. There she performed in works by Beth Gill, Curt Haworth, Katie Swords, Jesse Zaritt and Sidra Bell. After graduating Alex performed professionally with ClancyWorks Dance Company in Washington DC. After completing her contract Alex attended the American Dance Festival and had the privilege to perform works by Shen Wei Dance Arts. Alex is now back in Rochester performing with BIODANCE, Frazee Feet Dance, electricGrit dance, works by Heather Roffe, Jim Hansen and, Mariko Yamada.
Josh Ambrose is excited to be working with Frazee Feet Dance company for the first time in
Somewhere in between and looking forward to continue working with the company in the future. Originally from the Rochester, NY area, he is glad to be back working as a freelance dancer, choreographer, musician, actor and teacher. He recently graduated with his BFA in Dance from SUNY Fredonia and continuing his education in Athletic Training at Monroe Community College. He would like to thank Zachary Frazee and all the company members for the experience this far.
Zachary Frazee, Owner/Founder/Artistic Director of Frazee Feet Dance, is a Rochester based dancer, choreographer and teacher. He received his BFA in Dance from SUNY Brockport in 2014, but has been dancing and choreographing professionally across the country since 2013 with companies and choreographers such as the New York State Ballet, James Hansen Assemblage Dance, Saratoga City Ballet, electricGRIT Dance, BIODANCE, William Evans, Cheryl Johnson, amongst others. He recently founded Frazee Feet Dance in June of 2018, and since has had the company perform at various festivals and events such as the 2018 Rochester Fringe Festival (Rochester, NY), So You Think You Can Choreograph (Saratoga Springs, NY), unDoing Balance Fundraiser (Buffalo, NY), the NACHMO Studio Series (New York, NY), the Mid-Atlantic Choreographers Showcase (Richmond, VA), BANDchicago (Chicago, IL) and the Small Plates Choreography Festival (Richmond, VA). Frazee also teaches dance at several local dance schools and studios and guest teaches at universities, festivals, and studios in and outside of Rochester.
Murawski (Rochester, NY) has had the pleasure of dancing with Frazee Feet Dance since January 2018. She graduated from of The Department of Dance at The College at Brockport SUNY receiving her BFA in Dance and minor in Political Science May 2018. Laura teaches Pure Barre, Dance and Pilates, and she is pursuing her 200 hour Yoga Certification at Pele Yoga. You can also see Laura perform a new work by James Hansen at Merged 7 in this years Rochester Fringe Festival. In addition to working and touring with Frazee Feet Dance, Laura has performed works by Heather Roffe, Vanessa Van Wormer, Brad Parquette and performed in the Tricia Bown residency at The College at Brockport, SUNY in fall 2017. In her free time you can find Laura cooking, baking and exploring the outdoors with her friends and family.
Erika Ruegemer is a trained dancer from the Twin Cities, Minnesota. She began dancing at the age of 5. Erika received her B.A. in Dance from the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point. After graduating she pursued her passion for professional dance with ARENA Dances, Inc. (Minneapolis, Minnesota), gloATL (Atlanta, Georgia), PUSH Physical Theatre, FuturPointe Dance and Flower City Ballet (Rochester, New York). She has also performed with several local companies including Stilla Dance, Heather Roffe Dance, and Frazee Feet Dance. Erika is the Founding Director of Rochester Dance Theatre. She is a director, choreographer, teacher, but most of all, a performer at heart. Find Ms. Ruegemer on Instagram and Facebook at erikaruegemer or at rochesterdancetheatre.
Zoe Cushman Walders
Zoe Walders is a dancer and choreographer from Rochester, NY with a BA in Dance from SUNY Potsdam. She is thrilled to be performing with Frazee Feet Dance. Other recent performance credits include Hettie Barnhill’s Create a Space NOW, PUSH Physical Theater, and presenting and performing her piece, Sonata for Soloist at Rochester’s Dances at MuCCC Festival.
Margaret Wilsch is a dancer and student originally from Rochester, New York. Having lived and danced in both Syracuse and Rochester, Margaret has trained with Ballet and Dance of Upstate New York, the Draper Center for Dance Education, and with New York State Ballet in their Graduate Program. She has studied techniques all across the dance spectrum including
Cecchetti, Vaganova, Balanchine, Graham, Taylor, Horton, Forsythe, Release, African, and tap. Entering her senior year of high school, Margaret is excited about this opportunity to grow with Frazee Feet Dance, joining the company as an apprentice for this season.
Frazee Feet Collaborators
Reilly Hirst is a poet, philosopher and activist living in ROC. She/xem/amphibian (insert pronoun here) started writing at age 10 and has been published in Bitch Goddess, ImageOutWrite, the Advocate, HIV+ Mag, and Le Mot Juste 2019, as well as writing for the Empty Closet as food columnist. In Reilly’s “spare” time, Reilly gets out, like a lot.
Greg Woodsbie is a wide ranging pianist and percussionist with a highly attuned sense of story and ritual, and backgrounds in jazz, classical, and cuban music, among others. He currently serves as a full time accompanist at SUNY Brockport. For the past decade he has been a sought after freelance dance accompanist and church musician in the Boston/Providence area. He has been a class pianist for the Boston Ballet company, and a ballet and modern accompanist at Dean College. Greg has performed with Bill Evans, Shura Baryshnikov, and Kristina Berger, played masterclasses for Carolyn Adams, Stephen Rooks, Sydney Skybetter, and Heidi Henderson, and composed for choreography by Kristina Berger, Bill Evans, and Julliane O’Brien Pederson. He holds a degree in Piano Performance with a Jazz emphasis from Lawrence University. Primary teachers include Fred Sturm and Stephen Massey. He is married to Ellen, who is an architect, designing innovative schools, and they have two sons, Abel, and Auggie.