Beatrice Capote (she/her)
Beatrice Capote is a Cuban American professional contemporary dancer/choreographer/teacher. She trained at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and has performed for prestigious choreographers and companies including Matthew Rushing; Darrell Moultrie; Antonio Brown Dance; INSPIRIT, a dance company; the Wells Performance Project; Areytos Performance Works; and A.I.M by Kyle Abraham. She received her AA degree from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and her BA and MFA from Montclair State University, focusing on Afro-Cuban dance forms. Her choreography uses contemporary and Afro-Cuban folklore dance mediums to define her movement while highlighting orisha narratives. She has developed the solo choreographic works Reyita, The Life of a Black Cuban Woman in the Twentieth Century and her most recent Yemaya: Rebirthing to Existence. She is an associate professor at Indiana University and is in her seventh season with Tony-nominated choreographer Camille A. Brown & Dancers. Capote has served as the choreographer for Citrus, a “choreopoem play” at Northern Stages and The Wedding Band Musical at Montclair State University. She is thrilled to be a part of the creative team as the choreographer for Yemandja! Website: Beatricecapote.com, Instagram: @b_capote.