Rosie Trump is a choreographer and dance filmmaker with a hybrid practice in performance and video media. Her creative work stems from an interest in representations of femininity, domesticity, and identity. Her work is nostalgic in style, feminist, and deliberately understated. She plays with the tension between the ordinary and the absurd in search of movement that is mutually comedic and political.
Rosie’s choreography and films have been shown nationally, as well as internationally in the UK, France, Germany, and Czech Republic. Recently, her work was presented by the Prague Fringe Festival, the Philadelphia Screendance Festival, the Comedy in Dance Festival (NYC), Motion Captured Film Festival (Houston), the Toothache Duets (London), the MixMatch Dance Festival (LA), and Your Move Dance Festival (Jersey City).
Recent awards include grants from the Nevada Arts Council, a Grants to Artist award from the Sierra Arts Foundation, and a Special Initiatives Grant from the Houston Arts Alliance. Rosie is the founder and curator of the Third Coast Dance Film Festival, which celebrates the intersection of contemporary dance and the moving image with an annual screening and touring series of international dance films.
Rosie Trump received her Bachelor of Arts in Dance from Slippery Rock University and her Master of Fine Arts in Experimental Choreography from the University of California, Riverside. She is an Assistant Professor of Dance at the University of Nevada, Reno.