Roxane Wallace

Cowles Center Teaching Artist: 2013-Present

First Year on the Cowles Center Roster: 2013
Arts in Education Programs: Workshops, First Moves, Dance Without Barriers, Creations Residency, MovementWise
Style(s): Creative Movement, Modern, Afro-Modern
Teaching Artist Philosophy: “I like to make sure students are challenged at an appropriate level and that they feel respected and are respectful of everyone.  I hope that I facilitate learning by creating an environment where everyone can celebrate our togetherness without disregarding our differences and that the experience is an engaging one that celebrates creativity and self discovery within the structure.  I want everyone to finish my classes and workshops feeling positive about what was accomplished, but about themselves as individuals- humans who have shared an experience involving the body mind and spirit- as well.”

 

Roxane Wallace earned a BA in Philosophy with a minor in Ethnic Studies from the University of California at Berkeley in 1993.  She has been active in the arts ever since as a performer, teacher, dancer, and choreographer.  Constantly engaged in her field, she earned the “Best Dancer” title in the 2004 City Pages “Best of the Twin Cities”, a 2007 Minnesota Sage Award for Outstanding Performer, and the honor of being named a 2008 McKnight Artist Fellow in Dance.  As a creator of original, socially conscious work Mrs. Wallace wrote, choreographed, directed and produced “Evolution of a Soul Sista” in 2006 and was presented by The Red Eye Theater in 2007 with her “REvolutionary Soul Sistas”.She has performed in works by Meredith Monk (Quarry and Mercy), Vincent Mantsoe (Kutu), Marciano Silva Dos Santos (Motiro) and Shawn McConneloug (She Captains) as well as in numerous works by Leah Nelson, Morris Johnson, and Kenna Cottman.  Mrs.Wallace was also seen nationally and internationally as a principal artist with Stuart Pimsler Dance and Theater Company for 15 years.  She has been working with Paula Mann as a member of Time Track Productions for the past five years.