Alison Cook Beatty Dance presents RAW!








Alison Cook Beatty Dance


AUGUST 5th @ 4pm

Have you ever wondered how choreographers come up with their ideas? What inspires them? How do they work with their dancers? And just what are the dancers thinking as they perform? This is the show that gives you the freedom to find out.

Join us for a beautiful Sunday afternoon. 
See, experience, & discuss the creative process in the raw.




Regular Price: $30
Seniors: $28
Students $15 (must show student id & be 22 or younger


Join Alison Cook Beatty Dance for their “RAW” exhibition: An up close look into the creative process with no costumes or stage lights. In addition to performing selections of compositions currently in the repertoire, the Company will show excerpts of new material they are working on for a NEW WORK premiering this Fall in NYC on November 3rd and 4th.

Enjoy a Meet & Greet with wine tasting after the show!

Dorrie Silver

Dorrie graduated from The Boston Conservatory at Berklee in 2015 with a BFA in Contemporary Dance Performance and had the honor of showcasing two of her pieces of choreography on the main stage. Dorrie was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, where she began her training at Brighton Ballet Theatre studying Russian Ballet. She studied ballet at Manhattan Youth Ballet with a full scholarship and attended LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts. There she was exposed to modern dance under the direction of Michelle Mathesius and graduated on the Honor Roll. Dorrie has had the pleasure of working with and/or performing works by Troy Powell, Zvi Gotheiner, Uri Sands, Robert Battle, Mark Morris and Andrea Miller. She has attended summer intensives including Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Alonzo King LINES Ballet and NYSSSA modern and ballet program on full scholarship. Dorrie is honored to be performing with Alison Cook Beatty Dance.

Vera Paganin

Vera was born in Milan (Italy), where she began her professional training at the Centro Studi Coreografici Teatro Carcano, and she graduated in ballet and modern dance in 2012.

After her graduation, she won a scholarship for the Henny Jurriens Stichting Summer Intensive in Amsterdam, where Miki Orihara gave her a scholarship to study at the Martha Graham School in New York, and she moved in the City in 2013. After a few months, she was asked to join Graham 2. She danced many principal roles in distinguished venues such as the Met Museum, and in 2015 she obtained her Teaching Training Program certification.

She has been dancing with Alison Cook Beatty Dance since summer 2015. Vera returned to Europe for a year in 2017, where she danced with Aconcoli Dance by Elena Albano in Milan, and she collaborated with the pianist Xavier Boot for the Nationale Indiëherdenking in the Netherlands, along with teaching Graham Technique workshops in Milan, Sardinia, Rome and Utrecht.

Since she has been back to the US, Vera has also danced for several independent productions such as “Enter the Luminous” by Miriam Barbosa, experimental projects with Fooju Dance Collaborative by Adam Dickerson, and she just joined H.T Chen & Dancers as an apprentice.

Vera has danced works by Martha Graham, Alison Cook Beatty, Jacqulyn Buglisi, Blanca Li, Lone Larsen, Miriam Barbosa, Kun-Yang Lin, Darshan Singh Bhuller, Christopher Fleming, Elena Albano, Marcela Corbellini Duarte, Adam Robert Dickerson, Luisa Righeto


Carolina Rivera

Carolina was born in Santiago (Chile) were she began her dance training at the school of ballet of Teatro Municipal de Santiago. Continuing her studies, she majored in Dance at the University of Chile with High Honors and the Excellence Award “Isidora Zegers Montenegro”. In Chile, Carolina has performed as a Soloist and as an Ensemble in various operas at the renowned Teatro Municipal de Santiago. Her desire to pursue a career in Dance brought her to New York where she was a scholarship recipient at the Martha Graham School and joined Graham II, performing soloist roles (El Penitente) and chorus in the major pieces of Graham repertory as Chronicle, Ritual to the Sun, Heretic, Appalachian Spring, Rite of Spring and others. She has dance works by Jacqulyn Buglisi, Yung Yung Tsuai Lerner, Blakeley White- McGuire, Lone Larsen, Martin Lofsnes, Edgar Cortes, Alison Cook Beatty, Shawn Rawls and Martha Graham. Carolina is also a Figure 4 Barre Instructor at Pure Yoga.

Alison Cook-Beatty

Alison received her BFA in Dance from the Boston Conservatory of Music at Berklee, receiving the Ruth Sandholm Ambrose Scholarship Award. She has performed with Paul Taylor’s American Modern Dance Company, Taylor 2, and her choreography has been commissioned by companies including Ballet Next, Columbia Ballet Collaborative, Opera Dolce, Carolina Ballet Theater, Infinity Dance Theater, The Joffrey Ballet School, and The Boston Conservatory. In 2012, Ms. Cook-Beatty founded Alison Cook Beatty Dance. The Company has the dual mission of creating original meaningful dance and providing the public with direct access to community-centric art. Ms. Cook-Beatty aspires to advance the performing arts through collaborations with artists. Furthermore, she works to advance the connection between the art world and the public at large through community outreach. She received the 2013 sjDANCEco Award for Artistic Merit & Best Choreography and the 2014 Caroline H. Newhouse Scholarship Award. She was selected for DEVICES 4, a mentorship program led by choreographer Doug Varone and most recently the Barcelona International Dance Exchange (BIDE). Ms. Cook-Beatty holds a certificate from Gibney’s Institute for Community Action and Training and is a member of Alternative Roots, Dance NYC, Dance USA, and the Bessie Members League.

About Alison Cook Beatty Dance:

Alison Cook Beatty Dance, founded in 2012, is a classically-based emerging modern dance company exploring the universal human condition through expansive and emotionally-driven movement grounded in American modern dance.

The healing and transformational power of the arts inspires the company to work with diverse groups within the community, in addition to collaborative efforts with other artists. Ms. Cook-Beatty’s choreography has been commissioned by professional companies and universities such as Ballet Next for its Joyce Theater season, Columbia Ballet Collaborative, and the Boston Conservatory at Berklee to name a few.

The company has toured throughout the United States. Locally, the company has performed at New York Live Arts, Ailey Citigroup Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center, the Salvatore Capezio Theater at Peridance, the 92nd Street Y, the Martha Graham Studio Theater, the Theater at the 14th Street Y, Battery Dance Festival, and Gibney Dance POP Performance Series among others.

Most recently Ms. Cook-Beatty worked within the DEVICES mentorship program under Bessie Award-winning choreographer Doug Varone and was invited to attend the Barcelona International Dance Exchange in Spain.

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