Breeanne Camille Saxton
After receiving her BFA in modern dance from the University of Utah in 2015, Breeanne has had the pleasure to work and collaborate with a variety of artists and companies on a free lance basis. She was honored to be a guest dancer with Ririe Woodbury Dance Company and perform the works of Doug Varone, Daniel Charon, Adam Barruch, and Alwin Nikolais with Alberto Del Saz of the Murray-Louis Foundation on an international tour to northern France. She has performed in The Merry Widow, AIDA, and Die Fledermaus with The Utah Opera, serving as Dance Captain for the Merry Widow. In 2016, Breeanne was accepted into Springboard Danse Montreal where she worked intimately with Daniél Desnoyers, Jasmine Ellis, and Yael Cibulski. Other artists she has worked with include Nichele Van-Portfleet, Graham Brown, Steve Koester, Kyle Lang, LajaMartin, Brianna Lopez, Eliza Tappan, Nichele Van Portfleet, Molly Heller, Eric Handman, Shaun Boyle, Scott Wells, Yanis Adoniou, and Scotty Hardwig. She joined Ririe Woodbury Dance Company as a company dancer in 2018.
She has spent a great deal of time cultivating her own personal movement practice through various workshops and personal retreats to enrich and inform her choreographic work, the classes she teaches, and the way she exists (survives) in the world. She has taught classes to children and fellow free lance dance artists and through her OCT series continues to deepen her teaching practice while creating a uniquely independent space for artists to practice and research. Through Ririe Woodbury Dance Company's extensive education and outreach programs she continues to teach creative dance to children in addition to master classes to professional dancers throughout the world.
Breeanne believes in performance as a shared lived experience between performer, audience, and the performance space. Using the lived experiences within the body and mind as the material to work with, Breeanne mines through sensations, memories, imagery, and groove to create dances and performances that give back to the performer and audience alike. At this moment in time she is particularly interested in researching how false dichotomies such as pain and pleasure, youth and wisdom, etc. live within our bodies and impact societal relationships. She is working towards producing a large scale immersive and interdisciplinary dance-theater production collaborating with story-tellers, musicians, visual and video artists, and performers that span many generations.
She resides in her stunning hometown of Salt Lake City where she also enjoys the local music scene, the gorgeous Wasatch mountain range, local breweries, snowboarding, and backpacking. Her dog Quorra is her companion and knows how to hold really steady and meaningful eye contact.
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