About Bevara Anderson
Bevara Anderson is a professional dance artist from the Maryland coast. Ms.Anderson focuses on the embodied research that lives within Umfundalai, house footwork, Horton, contemporary ballet, improvisation, and many other contemporary movement styles. Anderson is a graduate of The Duke Ellington School of the Performing Arts where she participated in the International Association of Blacks in Dance conference, performed at the Kennedy Center for the Ellington School of the Arts 40th anniversary show with the singer Ledi, participated in Mike Malone’s Black Nativity, and was featured in the first issue of Black Dance Magazine. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Temple University (TU) in 2018. While studying at TU, she presented her first work at the Piazza Del Popolo at the Rome Temple Campus and became the president of the all-styles company D2D: Dare to Dance. She is currently pursuing her Master’s in Fine Arts at the University of Illinois Urbana- Champaign. Anderson is now rendering dance work based in narrative, abstraction, meditation, and continues to consider the experience of joy as a form of resistance in the Black American community. Her first mainstage work premiered in November 2020 at the Tryon Festival Theater and was a clear representation of her perseverance as an artists during the year’s health pandemic. A founding member of the Katherine Smith Dance Ensemble, Anderson performed with Kariamu &Company: Traditions from 2014 to 2019. Bevara is of the final generation of dancers to study under the direct tutelage of Dr. Kariamu Welsh, and holds this feet with pride as she continues to share Dr.Kariamu’s technique Umfundalai.