is a dance choreographer, filmmaker, educator, and the artistic director of Rosie Trump | With or Without Dance, a pick up company with a hybrid practice in dance and video media. Trump's 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.
Trump’s choreography and films have been shown throughout California, Texas, and the Northeastern United States, as well as internationally in Argentina, the UK, France, Germany, and Spain. Recently, her work was presented by the Prague Fringe Festival, the Comedy in Dance Festival (NYC), Motion Captured Film Festival (Houston), the Toothache Duets (London), and Your Move Dance Festival (NJ). As a performer, Trump has danced for Alison Bory, Ann Carlson, Frame Dance Productions, Stephen Koplowitz and April Rhodes, Ursula Payne, Hannah Schwadron, Leslie Scates, and Sue Roginski.
Trump holds a MFA in Experimental Dance Choreography from UC Riverside and a BA in dance from Slippery Rock University. Recent awards include: a Jackpot grant 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. She is a three-time recipient of the Gluck Fellowship of the Arts. Her teaching credits include Mt. San Jacinto College and Rice University. She is an Associate Professor of Dance at the University of Nevada, Reno.
Trump is the founder and curator of the annual Third Coast Dance Film Festival.