Rosely Conz

Rosely Conz is a Brazilian dancer, choreographer and dance teacher. She started dancing at the age of six, and ballet was her first language in dance. She has an MFA from the University of Colorado at Boulder, an MA in Performing Arts and BFA in Dance from the University of Campinas -Brazil. For the past 15 years, Rosely has been performing and choreographing professionally for dance companies both in Brazil and in the USA. She had her work funded by grants in Brazil such as FICC (Fund for Cultural Investments) and Capes (Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel), and sponsored by Merge Dance Company at the State University of Texas and by the Atlas Black Box Experimental Studio in Boulder- CO. Collaboration is part of Rosely’s philosophy which led to partnerships with Michelle Ellsworth, Ana Baer, Julia Ziviani, Adam Sekuler, amongst other incredible artists.  
In 2016, Rosely served as Visiting Assistant Professor at the Michigan State University and continued her research on the strategies to integrate somatic methods, especially Ideokinesis and Alexander Technique, to ballet and contemporary dance in higher education. 
Rosely is also interested in how dance and choreography can contribute to the discussions on foreignness, immigration, and otherness. 


Assistant Professor


Theatre & Dance

Educational Background

  • Royal Academy of Dance Certification
  • BFA in Dance - University of Campinas - Brazil
  • MA in Performing Arts - University of Campinas - Brazil
  • MFA in Dance - University of Colorado at Boulder - USA


Assistant Professor

My career at Alma began in


I'm an expert in

Ballet, Contemporary Dance, Somatics, and Choreography

Recent publications:

Conz, Rosely. “Que Corpo É Esse? (What Body Is This?): Grupo Corpo Brazilian Dance Company Under the Lenses of Antropofagia and Transculturation.” Conference of Research in Dance Debut Panel, CORD/SDHS – November 2016, Cambridge University Press, 2017.

Recent presentations:

Conz, Rosely. “Site Specific Dance and the MSU Museum: Interdisciplinarity and Collaboration.” Teaching and Learning Spring Conference, 10 May 2017, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI. Conference Presentation.

Conz, Rosely. “Meet”. American College Dance Association, East-Central Regions Conference, adjudicated concert. Michigan State University (performers). Kent State University, East Lansing, MI. March 25-28, 2017. 

Conz, Rosely. “Tupi or Not Tupi: That is the Question,” Research Panel, ACDA Northwest Conference 2016, University of Wyoming, March 2016. 

Creative work:

Conz, Rosely. “S.O.U.P - An Intermedia Installation”, LookOut! Gallery - Michigan State University, March 14-17, 2017, East Lansing - MI, Art Installation and Performance. 

Conz, Rosely. Choreographer and Movement Coach for “The Tempest by William Shakespeare”, Directed by Deric McNish. Pasant Theatre - Wharton Center, East Lansing, MI. November 10-20, 2016. 

Conz, Rosely. “Liminal Space - S.O.U.P.”, Atlas Black Box Experimental Studio, University of Colorado at Boulder -CO, September 16-17, 2017. 

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