Raised in Vermont, Aria Roach graduated summa cum laude from Virginia Commonwealth University with her BFA in Dance and Choreography. As an undergraduate she spent a semester at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance in Israel and received a 2015 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 several student works including Kara Robertson’s Amid, presented at American College Dance Association’s National Festival at the Kennedy Center. Following graduation, Aria joined The Yard as Artist Services Intern. She has had the pleasure of performing work by Eva Dean, Alison Manning, and Jesse Keller, and has presented her choreography at Built on Stilts Festival, Southern Vermont Dance Festival, Iona College, and The Yard. Aria is the Operations Coordinator at Mark Morris Dance Group, a Coaching Artist with Dancewave, and a Company Member with Eva Dean Dance and The Moving Architects.