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Beau Hancock

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Beau Hancock is a freelance dancer, choreographer, and educator. He earned his MFA in Dance from Temple University, where he was a University Fellow and Rose Vernick Choreographic Achievement Award recipient. He also holds a BA in Dance and American Studies from the University of Kansas, and was a founding member of the Bowery Dancers, a Lawrence, Kansas-based movement collective.

As a performer, Beau has had the pleasure to work with Ben Munisteri, Douglas Dunn, Ellen Cornfield, Merian Soto, Nichole Canuso, Bronwen MacArthur, Kun-Yang Lin, subcircle, and fidget. As a choreographer, he frequently collaborates with Eleanor Goudie-Averill as the company Stone Depot, most recently presenting in the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts. His own work has been shown at the Flea Theater (NYC), the Painted Bride Arts Center, Christ Church Neighborhood House as a part of the Point of Departure Series, and the International Dance Day Festival in Byblos, Lebanon. His honors include a nEW Festival Artist Residency, a Dance USA/Philadelphia Polish Exchange Residency, the Ellen Forman Memorial Award from Drexel University, and a Greater Philadelphia Dance and Theater “Rocky” Award.