ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Zachary J. Frazee

Zachary J. Frazee is a professional dancer, choreographer, and teacher based in Rochester, NY. He received his BFA in Dance from SUNY Brockport in 2014 and is now the Owner and Artistic Director of Frazee Feet Dance; a contemporary dance company dedicated to creating and performing original works throughout the Rochester area and beyond.

 

Frazee has and continues to dance professionally with companies and choreographers such as the New York State Ballet (2014-2017), Saratoga City Ballet (2018-present), Nacre Dance Group (2018-present), James Hansen Assemblage Dance (2012-2013), Flower City Ballet (2010-2013), electricGrit Dance (2018-present), Project 44 (2019), William Evans (2011-2013), Zoe Cushman Walders (2020), Cheryl Johnson (2014), and BIODANCE (2018-present).

 

His choreographic work has been presented at events such as the Rochester Fringe Festival, Brockport Alumni Dance Choreographer’s Showcase, Contemporary Choreographer’s Showcase at Dance Days of Buffalo, Vision of Sound New Music & Dance Festival, Dance With Utica, SUNY Brockport Graduation Dances, SUNY Fredonia Senior BFA Concert, “So You Think You Can Choreograph” presented by Nacre Dance Group,  the Mid-Atlantic Choreographers Showcase, the NACHMO Studio Showings, BANDchicago, Small Plates Choreography Festival, Youth America Grand Prix, Prix de New York, and other various dance competitions. Alongside creating and presenting his own work, he has been commissioned to create work for the New York State Ballet, MAYHEM//Dance, the Empire State Youth Dance Ensemble, amongst others.

 

When he is not performing and choreographing, Frazee teaches locally at various dance schools, teaches private lessons throughout Rochester, guest teaches and choreographs at various studios, festivals, events and universities, is an Apprentice Pilates Instructor, and is an Adjunct Professor in Dance at Hobart & William Smith Colleges.

COMPANY DANCERS

Alex Alletto

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.

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Josh Ambrose

Josh Ambrose is excited to be working with Frazee Feet Dance company for the first time inSomewhere 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.

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Laura Murawski

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. 

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Erika Ruegemer

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.

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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.

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Margaret Wilsch

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 includingCecchetti, 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.

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Liz Kaltenbach

Liz is from Rochester, NY, and studied dance at the University at Buffalo. While at UB, she performed with the Zodiaque Dance Company under direction of Tom Ralabate and studied at the American Dance Festival, NC. After earning her Master’s degree in Physician Assistant studies, she is excited to be rekindling her professional dance involvement. She is thrilled to be joining Frazee Feet while working as a PA in surgery at Unity Hospital. 

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GUEST PERFORMAERS & COLLABORATORS

Greg Woodsbie

Somewhere In Between (2019)

Composer & Musician

Reilly Hirst

Somewhere In Between (2019)

Poet & Performer

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