Aria Roach is a Vermont-raised, NYC-based dance artist. She holds a BFA in Dance & Choreography from Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of the Arts (VCUarts) and Honors College (summa cum laude). As an undergraduate she spent a semester at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance in Israel and received a VCUarts Dean’s International Study Grant to travel to Vienna, Austria. During her time at VCUarts, Aria appeared in works by Martha Curtis, Autumn Waddell, and student works including Kara Robertson’s Amid, presented at American College Dance Association’s National Festival at the Kennedy Center. Upon graduating, Aria joined The Yard as Artist Services Intern, where she had the pleasure of performing with DanceTheYard and presenting her own work. She has since performed work by Eva Dean (Eva Dean Dance), Erin Carlisle Norton (The Moving Architects), Merce Cunningham (Merce Cunningham Trust), Nicoletta Serio, Zoe Walders, and Bethany Logan (Wild She Dances). Her creative work includes appearances in filmmaker James Fotopoulos’s La Belle et la Bête, Dandelot’s Tutu music video, and Target’s All in Motion ad campaign, as well as collaborations with photographers Barbara Shore and Sherrie Nickol, and multi-disciplinary artist gwen charles. She has been honored to present her choreography through VCUDance, Built on Stilts Festival, Southern Vermont Dance Festival, Iona College, and in a recent commission for Dancewave’s Student Company III. Aria is General Manager with Caleb Teicher & Company (CT&Co); Teaching Artist with Dancewave and Mark Morris Dance Group; a Company Dancer with Eva Dean Dance; and working with The Moving Architects since 2018.