is a choreographer, dance filmmaker, and educator who is interested in the momentum of action. Feminist and deliberately minimal, her work examines the tension between the ordinary and the absurd. Her practice blends cultural critique, improvisation, humor, and political text with movement. She has worked under the moniker of Rosie Trump| With or Without Dance since 2009.
Rosie's choreography and films have been shown widely nationally, as well as internationally. Recently, her work was presented by the San Francisco Dance Film Festival, the American Dance Festival’s Movies by Movers (Durham), Light Moves (IR), Small Plates Honolulu, the Going Dutch Festival (CHI), Extremely Short Shorts at the Aurora Picture Show (HOU), Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema, the Cleveland Dance Festival, the Comedy in Dance Festival (NYC), Sugar Space Foundation (SLC), the Prague Fringe Festival, and Your Move Dance Festival (Jersey City).
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.
Rosie 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 grant, an Atlantic Center for the Arts residency, Project Grants for the Nevada Arts Council, and a jury award from the Constructed Sight Dance Film Festival. Her teaching credits include Mt. San Jacinto College and Rice University. She is an Associate Professor of Dance at the University of Nevada, Reno.
Rosie is the founder and curator of the biannual Third Coast Dance Film Festival.