As a choreographer, performer, and educator, I am deeply curious about how the body experiences and expresses emotional narrative, and how each of us engages with our bodies to tell the stories we want to tell.

TEACHING - I have been invited to teach barre á terre classes at Peridance Capezio Center in New York City (New York), dance theater workshops at the University of Michigan’s Ann Arbor Campus (Michigan), and choreography workshops with dance companies in Guatemala City (Guatemala) and San Diego (California). I have also facilitated dance and community engagement curricula at Melissa Network in Athens (Greece), George Washington University’s Cyprus Summer Youth Institute (Washington, DC), as a guest lecturer at Dickinson College (Pennsylvania), and in elementary schools across Washington DC with organization Move This World.

CHOREOGRAPHY & PERFORMANCE - 

My dance theater work, Two Women, One Map, premièred in 2017 (Philadelphia), with additional performances in New York, NY. I have worked as an associate choreographer on Paul Peers' and Matt Marks' opera, Mata Hari (New York January 2017). Other choreographic works include Atom Skin I (California 2017), Kaffeezeit (New York 2016), Keeping Up Appearances (New York 2015), Cable Table (Washington, DC 2013), and Communidemonation (Washington, DC 2012). In 2014, I received the Maida Withers Dance Construction Company Innovation Award for "daring to walk the tightrope between originality and risk in performance art and the formality of the theater stage" (Washington, DC). Additional performance credits include Qataghani dance at the 21st International Anti-Racist Festival (Athens, Greece 2018), a reconstruction of Maida Withers' Stall (1981) at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and Blind Whino SW Arts Club (Washington, DC 2014), Maida Withers' “Trans Action” (Maryland 2014), and additional works by Susan Rethorst, Tish Carter, Nancy Havlik, Alexandra Pinel, Jessica Smith, and others. 

Qataghani
Qataghani

Performance by Hamed and Angela Schöpke at the 21st Antiracist Festival in Athens, Greece. June 2018. Photo credit belongs to Rahmat Ahmadi.

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Qataghani
Qataghani

Performance by Hamed and Angela Schöpke at the 21st Antiracist Festival in Athens, Greece. June 2018. Photo by Rahmat Ahmadi

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Qataghani
Qataghani

Performance by Hamed and Angela Schöpke at the 21st Antiracist Festival in Athens, Greece. June 2018. Photo credit belongs to Rahmat Ahmadi.

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Qataghani
Qataghani

Performance by Hamed and Angela Schöpke at the 21st Antiracist Festival in Athens, Greece. June 2018. Photo credit belongs to Rahmat Ahmadi.

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Mata Hari
Mata Hari

Tina Thurman and Daniel Neer in opera "Mata Hari" directed by Paul Peers and with composition by Matt Marks. January 2017. Photo credit Paula Court.

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Mata Hari
Mata Hari

Tina Thurman and Mary Mackenzie in opera "Mata Hari" directed by Paul Peers and with composition by Matt Marks. January 2017. Photo credit Paula Court.

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Mata Hari
Mata Hari

Tina Thurman, Mary Mackenzie, and Tomás Cruz in opera "Mata Hari" directed by Paul Peers and with composition by Matt Marks. January 2017. Photo credit Paula Court.

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Mata Hari
Mata Hari

Tina Thurman and Daniel Neer in opera "Mata Hari" directed by Paul Peers and with composition by Matt Marks. January 2017. Photo credit Paula Court.

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Class with Compañía de Danza Chevah
Class with Compañía de Danza Chevah

Guatemala City, Guatemala - June 2019

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Class with Compañía de Danza Chevah
Class with Compañía de Danza Chevah

Guatemala City, Guatemala - June 2019

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Dance Theater Workshop
Dance Theater Workshop

University of Michigan - December 2018

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Class with Compañía de Danza Chevah
Class with Compañía de Danza Chevah

Guatemala City, Guatemala - June 2019

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Two Women, One Map
Two Women, One Map

Performance at: Koresh Artist Showcase Philadelphia, Pennsylvania April 2017

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Two Women, One Map
Two Women, One Map

Performance at: Koresh Artist Showcase Philadelphia, Pennsylvania April 2017

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Two Women, One Map
Two Women, One Map

Performance at: Koresh Artist Showcase Philadelphia, Pennsylvania April 2017

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Two Women, One Map
Two Women, One Map

Performance at: Koresh Artist Showcase Philadelphia, Pennsylvania April 2017

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Commun i demo n ation
Commun i demo n ation

Choreography by Angela Schöpke, 2013. Photo credit belongs to Audrey Alexander.

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Commun i demo n ation
Commun i demo n ation

Choreography by Angela Schöpke, 2013. Photo credit belongs to Audrey Alexander.

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Commun i demo n ation
Commun i demo n ation

Choreography by Angela Schöpke, 2013. Photo credit belongs to Angela Schöpke. Poster design by Angela Schöpke.

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Commun i demo n ation
Commun i demo n ation

Choreography by Angela Schöpke, 2013. Photo credit belongs to Audrey Alexander.

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CableTable
CableTable

Choreography by Angela Schöpke, 2013. Photo credit belongs to Michelle Wolzinger Photography.

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CableTable
CableTable

Choreography by Angela Schöpke, 2013. Photo credit belongs to Michelle Wolzinger Photography.

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CableTable
CableTable

Choreography by Angela Schöpke, 2013. Photo credit belongs to Michelle Wolzinger Photography.

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CableTable
CableTable

Choreography by Angela Schöpke, 2013. Photo credit belongs to Michelle Wolzinger Photography.

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Trans Action
Trans Action

Choreography by Maida Withers, 2014. Photo credit belongs to Maida Withers Dance Construction Company.

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Trans Action
Trans Action

Choreography by Maida Withers, 2014. Photo credit belongs to Maida Withers Dance Construction Company.

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Trans Action
Trans Action

Choreography by Maida Withers, 2014. Photo credit belongs to Maida Withers Dance Construction Company.

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Trans Action
Trans Action

Choreography by Maida Withers, 2014. Photo credit belongs to Maida Withers Dance Construction Company.

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Memory Maze
Memory Maze

Choreography by Tish Carter, 2014. Photo credit belongs to Shannon Elizabeth O'Brien.

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Memory Maze
Memory Maze

Choreography by Tish Carter, 2014. Photo credit belongs to Shannon Elizabeth O'Brien.

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Memory Maze
Memory Maze

Choreography by Tish Carter, 2014. Photo credit belongs to Shannon Elizabeth O'Brien.

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Memory Maze
Memory Maze

Choreography by Tish Carter, 2014. Photo credit belongs to Shannon Elizabeth O'Brien.

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Atom Skin I
Atom Skin I

Choreography by Angela Schöpke. La Jolla, California, March 9-11. Dancers: Gabe Garon, Davina Dou Photo: Courtesy of The Bishop's School

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Atom Skin I
Atom Skin I

Choreography by Angela Schöpke. La Jolla, California, March 9-11. Dancers: Gabe Garon, Davina Dou Photo: Courtesy of The Bishop's School

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Atom Skin I
Atom Skin I

Choreography by Angela Schöpke. La Jolla, California, March 9-11. Dancers: Gabe Garon, Davina Dou Photo: Courtesy of The Bishop's School

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Atom Skin I
Atom Skin I

Choreography by Angela Schöpke. La Jolla, California, March 9-11. Dancers: Gabe Garon, Davina Dou Photo: Courtesy of The Bishop's School

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