About Me

081I’m Alicia Mosier Chesser. My life in dance began with training in ballet under Moscelyne Larkin and high school years spent learning and performing Ballets Russes classics as an apprentice with Tulsa Ballet. After majoring in English and philosophy at the University of Tulsa, I worked in New York City as a magazine editor, a freelance writer, and a dance critic. My writing about dance over more than a decade has appeared in such publications as the Dance Insider, Dance Teacher, and the Village Voice. I was named a finalist for a 2012 Great Plains Journalism Award for my dance writing in Urban Tulsa Weekly. I am Artistic Director of Tulsa Modern Movement, a member of the Out on a Limb Dance Collective, and frequently collaborate with Bell House Arts. I appeared in Soluna Performing Arts Group’s film “Vision Field,” directed by Geoffrey Hicks, which won the Collaborative Challenge prize at the 2011 Oklahoma Dance Film Festival. I’ve created, performed in, or collaborated on pieces for the XVIII Contemporary Dance New Genre Festival, the Exchange Dance Festival, Soulful Sundown, Mixology in Oklahoma City, the eMerge Dance Festival, the {254} Dance Festival, the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Tulsa Ballet’s Creations in Studio K, Dances Made to Order, and many others. I teach Tulsa Modern Movement’s weekly company class and advanced ballet at Jasinski Academy. I live in Tulsa with my husband and three young children.

Miss Larkin loved to quote a Native American saying, that “dance is the breath of life made visible.” Thank you for stopping by to explore with me the many dimensions of what that means. I look forward to hearing your thoughts here on the blog, on Twitter (@AliciaChesser), or at aliciachesser -at- gmail -dot- com.

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4 thoughts on “About Me”

  1. Hello!

    Thank you for your helpful blog. I was wondering if you had any information about choreography showcases in the Tulsa area?

    Thank you for any insight you may have.

    Maura

  2. Thanks for reading, Maura! Yes, there is the annual Exchange Dance Festival in August, and for Tulsa choreographers there is a partnership with Tulsa Ballet that happens in May. You can read about both here: https://tulsadances.wordpress.com/2012/07/02/come-one-come-all/ There’s also the new eMerge Dance Festival (http://www.emergedancefestival.wordpress.com), a community-based, site-specific project.

    Let me know if you have other questions. And thanks again for visiting!

    Alicia

  3. Thank you! That is just the sort of information I was looking for. I appreciate your help very much.

    Best wishes,

    Maura

  4. You’re so welcome!

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