Muscle and Marrow, Humanbeast, Muslin, Clean @ AS220 Main Stage
Oct 9 @ 9:00 pm – Oct 10 @ 1:00 am
Saturday Switch Series @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Oct 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:45 am

Saturday Switch Series Masterclasses 10-11:45am, 3 Saturdays per month// $15 per class; $60 for 6 class package

Class Schedule:

September 12: Ballet w/ Ann Ditmars Huyck
September 19: Modern Dance w/ Alison Cook-Beatty
October 3: Modern Dance w/ Lisa Race
October 10: Knowing and Not Knowing w/ Matthew Cumbie
October 17: Modern Dance Technique and Pedagogy w/ Bill Evans
November 7: Modern Dance w/ Rose Pasquarello Beauchamp
November 14: Modern Dance w/ Jessica Pearson
November 21: Modern Dance w/ Valerie Green
December 5: Contemporary Dance w/ ArVejon Jones
December 12: Gaga Movement Language w/ Maree ReMalia
December 19: Modern Dance w/ Cathy Nicoli

Upcoming Class Descriptions:

October 3: Modern Dance w/ Lisa Race
The class will emphasize skills intended to develop a strong body that can be comfortable with any orientation in space, whether upside down or right side up, or somewhere in between. Experiencing movement as a practice that can incorporate our most natural physicality and allowing the body to find freedom within set dance vocabulary will be explored.  Dance phrases will highlight Race’s kinesthetically spherical approach to movement, which utilizes the thrills of momentum and gravity as a means to develop full-bodied, risky dancing, regularly challenging the body to defy preconceived notions of what a body can achieve in dance.
October 10: Knowing and Not Knowing w/ Matthew Cumbie
I am curious about the processes of orientation and organization, and specifically how those can lead us through the known and the unknown. It is in this liminal space where I feel most alive and integrated, knowing that the ways in which we navigate often lead us to places of discovery and meaning making. Together we will work through these spaces using improvised modalities and choreographed structures, pulling on a postmodern sensibility and release-based concepts, and moving into full three-dimensional dancing: we will be rigorous, playful, supportive, and curious. I am the teacher, and so are you. We will explore individually at times and with others at times to expand our range of movement and choice making. All are welcome.
October 17: Modern Dance Technique and Pedagogy w/ William Evans
The Evans Approach to Contemporary Dance Technique is a pedagogical method based on my four-decade investigation of Laban Bartenieff Movement Studies. Its fundamentals are trust, relationship, active learning, validation, differentiation,student empowerment, and teacher regeneration. I will share an introduction to my technique and pedagogy, including improvisation and an extended dance phrase.
November 7: Modern Dance w/ Rose Pasquarello Beauchamp
Grounded in release technique and somatics, this contemporary class will explore the 3-dimensionality of space. Using awareness of weight and flow, students will have the opportunity to dive into the off-vertical, fly with momentum, and understand the sensation of moving with ease and athleticism.
November 14: Modern Dance w/ Jessica Pearson
This class incorporates tenants of the Horton, Limon and Dunham dance techniques to create a unique, rigorous experience of the body. Dancers will be challenged to push their bodies to the extreme while executing proper technique, fluidity, flexibility and dynamics.
November 21: Modern Dance w/ Valerie Green
This class is influenced by the Erick Hawkins modern dance technique; principles emphasized in this class are universally beneficial to dance training and include using the power of the center to initiate, control, and radiate movement, along with pelvis initiation, and the use of under and over curves. Exercises are guided with the safe use of body mechanics and neuromuscular imagery, highlighting movement that follows the logic of the body’s innate spirals and bone rhythms. Class is structured to begin with a series of floor exercises designed to awaken the feet, spine, center and pelvis. Standing center work focuses on technical exercises supported by proper alignment. The class culminates in rhythmical, full-bodied across the floor movement combinations that incorporate the use of turns, jumps, working in and out of the floor, detailed gestures, and diverse dynamics. In addition we work on developing expressive movement with a dramatic purpose, connecting an inner emotional state through physicality.
December 5: Contemporary Dance w/ ArVejon Jones
The class will be a contemporary class, pulling from various forms of dance, requiring the dancer to focus on fluidity, technique, and versatility. Of course, the class will focus on proper placement, strength, musicality, focus, stamina, phrasing, and artistic presence as it pertains to performance. Class will start with a warm up, strength building exercises, stretching, progressions through space, and a fun combination to wrap up your experience. Get ready to sweat!
December 12: Gaga+Rep w/ Maree ReMalia
The Gaga movement language originated from the belief in the healing, dynamic, ever-changing power of movement. Choreographer, Ohad Naharin, developed Gaga over the course of many years and it is now applied in the daily practice of Israel’s Batsheva Dance Company. Maree will lead a 1-hour Gaga/dancer class, followed by learning and playfully interpreting phrase material from Maree ReMalia | merrygogo Circulation Project. Through introspective and expressive investigations students will explore a dynamic range in movement while negotiating impulse and conscious decision-making processes in exploratory, community environment. This class is open to dancers ages 16+ with an interest in movement.
December 19: Modern Dance w/ Cathy Nicoli
Sometimes quiet and internal, sometimes boisterous and group minded, this intermediate/advanced contemporary technique mixes improvisation scores with set exercises and phrase work. Dancers are encouraged to attend to the origin of movements and their resulting pathways. Weight shift, flow, and time are highlighted as ways to diversify phrasing and to explore relationships between momentum and direction. This work is steeped with the floor work of Bartenieff Fundamentals TM and a love for taking up a lot of space. A dialogue between one’s range for controlled subtlety and one’s range for restless abandon becomes apparent – and is a source for some good fun.



AlisonCook-BeattyAlison Cook-Beatty is from Milford, CT. She received her BFA from the Boston Conservatory of Music and was awarded the Ruth Sandholm Ambrose Scholarship Award. Ms. Cook-Beatty is the artistic director of Alison Cook Beatty Dance, a modern dance company based in NYC. Her choreography has been commissioned by companies such as Ballet Next, Columbia Ballet Collaborative, Carolina Ballet Theater, Joffrey Ballet School NYC, Opera Dolce, The Boston Conservatory, and NYU. She was awarded the 2013 sjDANCEco Award for Artistic Merit & Best Choreography, as well as grants from the Milford Fine Arts Council, New Haven Fine Arts Council, the Putney School, and the Caroline H. Newhouse Scholarship Award. As a dancer, she has performed with the Paul Taylor Dance Company, Taylor 2, and many other prominent choreographers and companies. She is currently on faculty at the Joffrey Ballet School in NYC.

unnamedMatthew Cumbie is a dance maker, educator, and collaborator based in Washington, DC, and is a Resident Artist and the Education Coordinator for Dance Exchange. His work explores his interests in activism and improvisation, bringing a poetic lens to a specifically queer experience. He has been commissioned to create and teach throughout the US, and has shown work in places ranging from the non-traditional, like in cars and online symposiums, to the more theatrical, like at Harvard University and major theaters. His interest in collaborative processes has led him to work with artists Keith Thompson, Sarah Gamblin, jhon stronks, Paloma McGregor, Chris Aiken and Angie Hauser, Annie Kloppenberg, among others, and to co-found Big Rig Dance Collective. With Dance Exchange, Matthew collaborates in and out of the studio with a range of artists, activists, community members, environmentalists, and others committed to creative research and embodied scholarship. Outside of the studio, he directs Dance Exchange’s in-house educational programming and manages a number of creative projects. He holds an MFA in dance from Texas Woman’s University.

Ann Ditmars Huyck head shot (2)Ann Ditmars Huyck has taught ballet and choreographed at East Princeton Ballet School, and at L’Academie Americaine de Danse de Paris.  She has worked for New York City Ballet’s Education Department and has taught ballet history for children through adults.  She holds an MFA in Dance from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.  Ann received her early ballet training at Princeton Side Ballet and JUMP! Dance Company in Providence, at Princeton Ballet School and at the Lehigh Valley Ballet in PA, later continuing her training in New York and Paris.

BillEvansWilliam (Bill) Evans is artistic director of the Bill Evans Dance Company. BEDCO has performed extensively in the US and abroad. William founded the Evans Rhythm Tap Ensemble in 1992. He was formerly artistic coordinator, choreographer and dancer for Utah’s Repertory Dance Theatre and artistic director of Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers and its professional training programs.  He has choreographed for more than 60 professional companies throughout the world and been awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship, numerous grants and fellowships from the NEA, and more than 75 other awards from public and private arts agencies in the US and Canada. His most significant life’s work has been as a dance educator. He is professor of dance emeritus at both the University of New Mexico and the SUNY College at Brockport. He is currently a professor of dance and artist in residence at Dean College in Franklin, MA He founded the Bill Evans Summer Institute of Dance in 1977 and has taught thousands of students and teachers in the past 38 years. He created the Evans Method of Teaching Modern Dance Technique, which is passed on through a four-summer certification program. He was awarded Lifetime Achievement Awards from the National Dance Education Organization and Dance Teacher Magazine. He earned BA and MFA degrees from the University of Utah and is a Certified Laban Movement Analyst. He received an Honorary Doctorate from Cornish College of the Arts and the Outstanding Service Award from the National High School Dance Festival.

Right Now_RodneyZaguryValerie Green has been an active dancer, choreographer and teacher in the New York City dance community since 1995. She created her own company, Dance Entropy in 1998, adding a permanent company home called Green Space in 2005. Green Space serves the dance community by providing an affordable and welcoming environment for rehearsals, classes, and performances.   To date, Valerie has created 28 dances and 7 evening-length works. Her choreography has been seen throughout NYC and has also toured to throughout the US. Internationally, she has taught and performed in Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, Austria, France, Italy, Greece, Russia, India, Serbia, Bosnia, Croatia, Albania, Guatamala and Canada. As a guest artist, Valerie has received commissions from Texas State University, BITEF Theater in Belgrade, Serbia, and Theater Alternativa in Tirana, Albania.  She has also taught at the UNLV, Texas State, LaGuardia Community College, University of Nanterre, France, and at the Faculty of Drama & Art in Belgrade, Serbia and Sarajevo, Bosnia. Valerie’s choreographic work and teaching style is influenced by her formative years working with the Erick Hawkins Dance Company, her certification in Body/Mind Fitness and her undergraduate work at University of Wisconsin-Madison.   Please visit

me beach 7ArVejon Jones is from Compton, CA and spent his early years dancing in the Los Angeles area. While living there, he performed for the Make A Wish Foundation, Fox News, and various other televised events. He later attended college at San Francisco State University, where he received a BA in Dance and a minor in Japanese language. He has danced professionally and toured with many major dance companies in San Francisco and the greater Bay Area. He is currently on a 20-city tour with Sean Dorsey Dance, one of the only LGBTQ activist dance companies in the U.S. invested in telling LGBTQ stories and experiences. He comes from a variety of backgrounds including Tap, Ballet, Jazz, Dunham Technique, Afro Haitian, Horton Technique, Limon Technique, Theater, and Improvisation. He has been award various scholarships while training in San Francisco, including Norinna Miller Scholarship to study at Alonzo King LINES Dance Center, Robert Moses Kin Summer Intensive Scholarship, and the Joffrey Ballet Summer Intensive for Contemporary Dance. He has recently relocated to Rhode Island with his partner, who is pursuing a PhD at Brown University.

CathyNicoliCathy Nicoli, Assistant Professor of Dance and Performance Studies at Roger Williams University, received her MFA in Dance at Smith College on a teaching fellowship. She is a Certified Movement Analyst and Bartenieff Fundamentals (TM) teacher, and is trained by the Mark Morris Dance Company to teach dance to Parkinson’s populations. She was Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance at Hampshire College (2005-2008), co-artistic director of Groundwerx Dance Theatre, an original member of elephant JANE dance, and director of Bearnstow’s art and nature camp for children. She is a two-time recipient of both the Rhode Island State Council of the Arts’ Choreography Award and the Rhode Island Foundation’s Joseph Cirino Scholarship for Arts Education. She has performed her choreography at the Kennedy Center, London’s National Theater, and in Ben Folds Five’s MTV video Underground – of which she was assistant choreographer and dancer.

RosePasquarelloRose Pasquarello Beauchamp, (dance artist, somatic educator, filmmaker, activist) holds a BFA in Performing Arts/Dance from Emerson College and an MFA in Choreography from California Institute of the Arts. She is a Certified Laban Movement Analyst (CLMA) which has rooted all of her teaching and artistic work in somatics and body awareness. As the Artistic Director of inFluxdance and Co-Artistic Director of 83 paperbirds, her full-length work has been featured in various cities internationally including Boston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Montreal, Toronto and Mexico.  Rose’s creative interests lie in integrating dance, theater, design, and media while her scholarly interests lie in the area of social change and somatics.  Currently, Rose is serving as Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator for the School of Dance at Dean College where she teaching Compositions, Contemporary Technique, Somatics and Dance Studies.  She is also the new Director of the Movement Exchange in Pawtucket, RI, where she has the opportunity to facilitate innovative work in the Providence Dance/Art Community.

photo-1Jessica T. Pearson is an Assistant Professor of Dance at Rhode Island College. She holds an MFA from the University of Colorado Boulder where she studied dance performance and pedagogy. Prior to graduate school she was a senior member and assistant rehearsal director of the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble in Denver, CO. Preceding Rhode Island College, she was the inaugural recipient of the Raymond C. Morales Fellowship for the College of Fine Arts at the University of Utah in 2012. There she was invited to develop a course in the Ethnic Studies Department and won Utah Regional Ballet’s 2013 Choreography Design Project. She has been invited to teach at Ballet West Summer Intensive, numerous dance studios and taught overseas for two years.

Race 4Lisa Race is an Associate Professor of Dance at Connecticut College, where she has lived since 2004.  She received a Bessie in 1995 as a member of David Dorfman Dance (1989-2000).  In 2013, she and son Samson were guest performers in DDD’s “Come & Back Again” at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.  Her work has been seen at Dance Theater Workshop, Danspace Project, Movement Research at the Judson Church, among other NYC venues.  In more recent years Race and company have performed at The Yard (MA), Wesleyan University, Rhode Island College, Roger Williams University, Connecticut College, the CT Dance Exchange at the Arts & Ideas Festival in New Haven, DancenowNYC and the Construction Co(NYC).  Race was the recipient of a grant from the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism in 2009.  She has given workshops and/or made dances at many destinations around the country and beyond, including ImpulsTanz (Austria), Kalamata Festival (Greece), France, Denmark, England, Hong Kong, Argentina, as well as Bates and ADF Dance Festivals.  Race has collaborated with Shawn Hove on two dance films, Folded and Stone Memory. Folded has been screened at the Sans Souci Festival, Dance For Reel, and Light Moves Festival of Screendance (Ireland).

maree_garret_jones_12Maree ReMalia currently lives between Washington, DC and Middlebury, Vermont. Through her work, she aims to create environments where people from a broad range of identities, abilities, and histories can share their backgrounds and perspectives in a supportive context and make new discoveries in playful and inquisitive ways. In 2014, her interdisciplinary work, The Ubiquitous Mass of Us, was named by The Examiner as one of “Pittsburgh’s Top 10 Contemporary Dance Performances.” Recently, her choreography has been commissioned by Gibney Dance DoublePlus Festival (NY) under the curation of Bebe Miller and has been presented in Cleveland, Denver, New York, Pittsburgh, Tel Aviv, and Daegu. Recent performance credits include Blaine Siegel and Jil Stifel’s Objects for Dance, Staycee Pearl dance project Playground, and appearances in the work of interdisciplinary artist, David Bernabo. She has danced in the work of Bebe Miller, Ohad Naharin, and Noa Zuk. She was previously a member of MegLouise Dance, MorrisonDance, the Richmond Ballet, and Southern Ballet Theatre. As an educator, Maree facilitates classes in Gaga, improvisation, and creative process in academic, conservatory, and community settings. She co-facilitates Soma/Gaga workshops with Mark Taylor and is a visiting teaching artist with Colorado Conservatory of Dance and Dreams of Hope Queer Youth Arts. In 2011, she completed her MFA in Dance at The Ohio State University and went on to earn her certification to teach the Gaga movement language through the first official Gaga Teacher Training program in Tel Aviv, Israel (2011-2012). She received her BA in Education for Social Change and Cultural Studies at Prescott College (AZ) and studied somatic and improvisational practices at Moving on Center School for Participatory Arts (CA). From 2015-2017, Maree has been selected as the Mellon Interdisciplinary Choreographer for Middlebury College Movement Matters Residency.

Bike Swap! @ AS220 Main Stage
Oct 10 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Used Bicycles and parts For Sale
-campus cruiers

Traditional Irish Music Session @ AS220 Bar & FOO(D)
Oct 10 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Hosted by Jimmy and Hannah Devine with Mark Roberts, Andrea Cooper, Teddi Scobi and Friends!

Every Saturday (except for the first Saturday of the month) from 4-7pm at the bar at AS220!

No cover charge!

A full menu of food and beverage will be available, so come in for a pint or make this your regular spot for dinner while enjoying some of the best traditional Irish music around!

Viva Pablo Neruda @ AS220's Blackbox
Oct 10 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Viva Pablo Neruda @ AS220's Blackbox
Viva Pablo Neruda
Arte Latino of New England (ALNE) presents an evening celebrating the life and works of Chilean poet Pablo Neruda. A bilingual presentation with interpretations by local artists Saul Ramos, Maritza Martell, Iris Yinette, Marleny Luna, and many more. The performance will be followed by music from Chilean singer Hugo Gonzalez.  $5-10 sliding scale.


Power Monster (RI), The Vomit Arsonist (RI), Of Earth And Sun (CO,) FRKSE (Boston), @ AS220 Main Stage
Oct 10 @ 9:00 pm – Oct 11 @ 1:00 am


The Vomit Arsonist

Power Monster

Of Earth And Sun

FRKSE/ Divergent Series

Core Workout with Daniel Shea @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Oct 11 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Core Workout with Daniel Shea // Sundays @9-10am //only $5!
A gentle workout that uses floor barre, dance and training techniques to improve core strength, balance and flexibility. Bring a hand towel; dance shoes or bare feet. Open to everyone- no dance experience required.

Daniel Shea is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, a dance and fitness instructor. Since training and fitness are his business ( he is passionate about form & discipline…but it has to be enjoyable and fun. Daniel has been dancing and teaching for over 30 years. He has studied dance at the – Joy of Movement Center (Boston), Pacific Ballet (San Francisco), Joe Tremaine Dance Center (Los Angeles), Stanley Holden School of Ballet (Los Angeles), Debbie Reynolds Studios (Los Angeles), MJDC Dance Studio (Rhode Island).

Beginner Ballet @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Oct 11 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Beginner Ballet with Stephanie Albanese // Sundays @ 10:30-11:30am // $13 per class; $60 for 6 classes

If you’ve always wanted to try ballet, this class is for you. In this fundamentals-based class, students develop basic ballet vocabulary, strength and coordination. Stephanie’s deep knowledge of her craft combines with a warm, good-humored manner to create a comfortable yet challenging learning environment. This is the perfect class for people who have little or no ballet experience.

Stephanie Albanese is a graduate of The School of American Ballet where she studied with teachers Alexandra Danilova, Helen Dudin, Suki Shorer and Stanley Williams. She danced in a repertory company created by former New York City Ballet member Wilhelmina Frankurt. Stephanie has also danced with choreographers Matthew Brokoff, Marcus Galante, Mary Miller and Felice Lesser and also worked in Cabaret, performing at The Lido in Paris and Jubliee in Las Vegas.


Intermediate Ballet w/ Stephanie Albanese @ 95 Empire Dance Studio
Oct 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

Intermediate Ballet with Stephanie Albanese // Sundays @ 12:00-1:45pm // $13 per class; $60 for 6 classes

This ballet class makes classical dance a joy! The class focuses on fundamentals, beginning with a thorough warm up at the barre and progressing to the center for choreographed combinations.  Students build muscle as they refine body alignment and learn weight placement to develop coordination. Stephanie’s deep knowledge of her craft combines with a warm, good-humored manner to create a comfortable yet challenging learning environment. This is the perfect class for people who have some prior ballet experience.

Stephanie Albanese is a graduate of The School of American Ballet where she studied with teachers Alexandra Danilova, Helen Dudin, Suki Shorer and Stanley Williams. She danced in a repertory company created by former New York City Ballet member Wilhelmina Frankurt. Stephanie has also danced with choreographers Matthew Brokoff, Marcus Galante, Mary Miller and Felice Lesser and also worked in Cabaret, performing at The Lido in Paris and Jubliee in Las Vegas.


Free Writer’s Workshop @ Annex Room
Oct 11 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Come join Astrid Drew and a bunch of writerly types in the AS220 gallery.
Open to all writers, all ages, all genres.
Share your writings, your ideas, and maybe get some new ones.

Intermediate/Advanced Modern Dance @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Oct 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Intermediate/Advanced Modern Dance with Betsy Miller // Mondays @6:30-8:00pm // $13 per class; $60 for 6 classes

This is a contemporary release technique with a solid base in ballet. Class begins with a full-bodied warm-up designed to activate the core and connect breath with movement while finding anatomically efficient pathways. Structured improvisations and set exercises explore dynamics, weight shifts, and flow to develop a quick mind and a listening body. Class finishes with a vigorous, high-energy dance phrase.  Students will be encouraged to explore, take risks, and develop as versatile technicians. For intermediate and advanced dancers of all ages.

Stretch & Strength @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Oct 13 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Stretch & Strength with Angie Hartley // Tuesdays @ 5:30-6:30 // $13 drop-in/ $10 class package

This one hour fitness class brings the joy of aerobic dance movement and other somatic practices to athletic training. Using the fundamentals of Pilates, yoga and dance, this class promises a total body workout to build long, lean muscles and increase flexibility. All fitness levels welcome! Leave your sneakers at the door!

Angie Hartley is a dancer, choreographer and teacher.  She received her BA from Keene State College in Theater and Dance and has since showed work and performed at the American Dance Festival, and in Boston, Providence and South Korea. She is certified to teach elementary school in New Hampshire and Rhode Island and recently completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training at the Kripalu School of Yoga.  She is thrilled to share embodied awareness with movers of all abilities and backgrounds.

photo Relja Kojik

photo Relja Kojik

Open Life Drawing @ AS220
Oct 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Open Life Drawing – Drop-in: 6pm-8:30pm – $6
Bring your own drawing materials, we supply seats and model.

We are always looking for new models, please inquire at:

Intermediate Ballet w/ Betsy Miller @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Oct 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Intermediate Ballet with Betsy Miller// Tuesdays @ 7-8:30pm // $13 per class; $60 for 6 classes

Classical ballet with an anatomical approach and an emphasis on the joy of movement! This class is designed to build on ballet basics and introduce more advanced movement vocabulary and complex combinations, while approaching the form through a clear understanding of body mechanics. Come discover how to use your body safely and efficiently to create both clarity and expressivity in your dancing.

Betsy MillerBetsy Miller is a dance artist and educator currently based in Providence, RI. She has trained in the Vaganova, Cecchetti, RAD, and Bournonville styles, and combines elements of each along with a somatic approach to ballet.  Her choreography has been presented in New York, Ohio, Maine, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Texas, and she has received funding from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, the City of Providence Department of Art, Culture + Tourism, The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and The Ohio State University. She has performed with Lostwax Multimedia Dance, Fusionworks Company and shove gently dance, and has recently appeared in works by Kathleen Hermesdorf, Heidi Henderson, Terry Creach, Doug Varone, Pascal Rioult, Rose Pasquarello Beauchamp, Rachel Boggia, Stephanie Turner, and Deb Meunier. Betsy serves as the Dance Coordinator of AS220. She is on faculty at Providence College, Dean College, and AS220, and regularly teaches as a guest artist throughout New England and beyond. Betsy holds an MFA in Dance from The Ohio State University and a BA in Dance from Connecticut College.



Big Time Kill, Young Lincoln, and The Heebies @ AS220 Main Stage
Oct 13 @ 9:30 pm – Oct 14 @ 1:00 am

Young Lincoln is an alternative rock band from South Kingstown, RI.  We’ve recorded a four song EP and two singles which can all be found at  We are currently working on our first full length studio album, which is planned to be released in January.

THE BUG (chi) // FUNERAL CONE // SMILE BAG // +1TBA @ AS220 Main Stage
Oct 13 @ 9:30 pm – Oct 14 @ 1:00 am

bean presents a night to forget:

chicago shredders, dissonant & wild, i’m probably gonna gyrate on the floor. this demo rules, don’t sleep

semi-local ghouls doin punk with a synth. they actually like to have a good time which i know can be off-putting in this frequently soul-sucking, fun-free town but really, you should see these freaks

supergroup plain and simple, ffo: trashcans, utensils, stuffed tigers, vague band descriptions

+1 tba


Vinyasa Yoga with Julie Shore @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Oct 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Lunchtime Vinyasa Yoga with Julie Shore // Wednesdays @ 12-1pm // only $5 per class! A one-hour beginner Vinyasa yoga that focuses on the foundations of classical Vinyasa flow, emphasizing movement and breath as synchronized experience. Attention to fundamental asana (postures) will prepare students for their flow sequence and is designed to help beginners develop their own practice.

Julie Shore is an experienced and dedicated yoga practitioner with a passion for teaching. A California native, she has called Providence home since 2009, moving here after completing her BA at Bard College. She received her training from Eyes of the World Yoga Center and continues to deepen her studies as she builds her teaching practice. Yoga has continued to be a source of strength and insight in Julie’s life. Her classes translate a technical knowledge of vinyasa asana, with underpinnings of yogic philosophy which point to developing mindfulness and compassionate awareness.


Open Level Modern Dance @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Oct 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Open Level Modern Dance with Katie McNamara & Olase Freeman// Wednesdays @ 6:30-8pm // $13 per class; $60 for 6 classes 

This open level class welcomes a wide spectrum of movers who want to explore fundamental physical connections and integrate those within expressive movement. The class begins on the floor in explorations of weight, momentum and range of motion in joints. Moving to a mid-level we will take time to condition the muscles within efficient patterns. In standing we investigate the dynamics of opposition in balance, gesture and weight shift to traverse the space across,  under and around.   All are welcome! 

04_FleetingThoughts_4OlaseJessicaOlase Freeman (BA Wesleyan University 1994, MFA UWM 2011) presently involved in an extended residency called “fatherhood”, lives in Rhode Island with his partner Kathryn McNamara.  A partial list of the companies he has worked with include the Richard Bull Dance Theater, Jane Comfort & Co., Creach/Dance, Marlies Yearby’s Movin’ Spirits Theater, Headlong Dance Theater, and Leah Stein Dance Company.  Olase’s choreographic work has been performed in such diverse venues as The Brooklyn Arts Exchange (BAX), Movement Research at Judson Church, Link’s Hall (Chicago), the Cunningham Studio, Joyce/Soho, Dixon Place, Thelma Hill (Long Island University), the Philadelphia Fringe Festival (2002), as well as RIIPN/Cheek-to-Cheek and American Dance Legacy Institute (Brown University).  As a teacher, in addition to being on faculty of Rhode Island College from 2008-2010, as well as Muhlenberg College in 2011-2012, Olase has conducted residencies and taught classes at the Firkin Crane (Cork City, Ireland), Curitiba and Londrina (Brazil), Congresso Internacional de Danza a nivel Baja California, Mexico, Western Wyoming Community College, the DanceCenter at Columbia College (Chicago), SUNY Brockport, Hobart/William Smith College, Link’s Hall (Chicago), CalState San Marcos, Sushi Performance Inc. (San Diego), Mountlake Terrace Recreation Pavilion, (Seattle, WA), and University of Montana, Missoula.

KatieMcNamara2Katie McNamara is a dance artist, a cook, a mother and a teacher. Along with her husband Olase Freeman, she co-directs their company, BaldSoul, within which they strive to find the locus where art and life coexist.  Their most recent work is parenting a beautiful boy, Kayin Effie. Katie spent her preliminary professional years in Philadelphia where she danced with Group Motion, Scrap Performance Group and Leah Stein Dance Company. She was deeply influenced by the city’s diverse artistic community and the raw spontaneity of it‘s stage.  During this time she also co-founded and directed the Bald Mermaids, named “best new modern dance company” by Philadelphia’s City Paper.  Her work has been shown at the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, Philadelphia’s Painted Bride Art Center, the Carriage House, Galapagos Art Space, the Projekt Theatre (Dresden, Germany) as well as during the Silesian Dance Festival (Bytom, Poland).  Her recent choreographic residencies include Rhode Island College Dance Company, Providence College Dance Company, Roger Williams University and Salve Regina University.  Katie currently teaches Dance Composition at Dean College and has had a fourteen year career as a Pilates teacher-certified through Pilates Method Alliance. She is pursuing a MFA in dance at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Elora, Glass Machines, The Eric Barao Band, and Tiny Diamond @ AS220 Main Stage
Oct 14 @ 9:00 pm – Oct 15 @ 1:00 am
Glass Machines plays intense, rhythm-driven music rooted in Jazz and Funk.  Their songs incorporate deep grooves, wild jams, harmony and humor.


Power Pop/Singer-Songwriter

Eric Barao is a singer-songwriter from Massachusetts. Eric has recorded music for radio and television, and scored film soundtracks including the indie film Turbocharged, and also contributed music for the film Balls of Fury, starring Christopher Walken. Eric’s debut full-length album as a solo artist was released on April 2nd 2013, and features guest musicians from the Boston area and beyond.


TINY DIAMOND (Providence, RI)
Indie/Rock/FolkTiny Diamond are three girl musicians from Providence, RI. Their instrumentation includes cello, electric guitar, mini-korg, drums, and tight vocal harmonies.Website / facebook:



Evening Yoga @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Oct 15 @ 6:15 pm – 7:30 pm
Evening Yoga Yoga with Jamie Arnold // Thursdays @ 6:15-7:30pm // $13 per class; $60 for 6 classes
Class incorporates a seated centering and focus on breath connection which then leads to a gentle warm-up of the spine. After moving the spine in multiple directions, we will easily make our way to being on hands and feet and eventually flow through a simplified series of sun salutations to get the body warm. We will then explore balance postures, twists and back strengthening exercises and eventually make our way back to the floor for more restorative poses leading to savasana. All are welcome!

Jamie Arnold is a local yoga educator and performing artist. She has been teaching a regular gentle flow class at the East Side YMCA for 2.5 years and has taught yoga in some way shape or form through Squam Art Workshops, Now Yoga & Fitness, Fight2Fitness, Om Kids, Rhode Runner, Studio Exhale and AS220. Jamie received her 200 hour yoga teaching certification in the winter of 2012 through the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Stockbridge, MA. For Jamie, yoga has helped her to truly be in the present moment, let go of stress and feel like weight has been lifted from her body.


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Live Arts Venues

Main Stage:
The AS220 Main Stage hosts over ten events a week and is a 200 capacity performance venue and gallery space. The venue contains 4 powered main speakers, three monitors, in house compression and efx, projection / dvd capabilities, and a 6 foot screen. A full inventory can be viewed here.  While the Main Stage hosts a wide array of artistic programming, it primarily is used as a concert venue. It is located at 115 Empire Street.


Black Box:
The Black Box is an extremely versatile 90 capacity performance theatre. It has a surround sound system, Subwoofer, digital projector with 8′ X 12′  screen, and full theatrical lighting. The space focuses on theatrical and dramatic works and encourages users to customize the space to suit the needs of their production. The Black Box is on the first floor of 95 Empire Street.


Dance Studio:
The dance studio hosts regular dance, yoga, and fitness classes and is available for rental for rehearsals and private instruction. The Dimensions of the marley floored room are  28′ X 42′ and it is equipped with mirrors, ballet barres, an easy to operate sound system and sunlight!

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Psychic Readings:
Psychic Readings is an intimate and mysterious multi-purpose room. It has a capacity of 45, but also has an “Annex Room” which moonlights as an art gallery. Psychic Readings is run in conjunction with the AS220 Artists in Residence on the third floor of the Empire Street building.