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 stage work has been performed at Small Plates Honolulu, the Going Dutch Festival (CHI) the Comedy in Dance Festival (NYC), the the Prague Fringe Festival, and her dance films have been screened by ADF’s Movies by Movers, the Utah Dance Film Festival, San Souci Dance Film Festival, the Regional Alternative Dance Fest, and Dance Film Association’s Long Legs Short Films. 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 Puffin Foundation gratn, an Artist Project and Jackpot grants 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. 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.