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R osalie Purvis has directed plays and choreographed dance-theatre performances at the Brick, the Henry Street Settlement, Manhattan Theatre Source, and many other venues in New York City, Philadelphia and Amsterdam. Her most recent projects include productions of Jacob M. Appel's "In The Floodplain" and Lila Rose Kaplan's "Catching Flight at the Manhattan Repertory Theatre, Mya Kagan's "Monotone, Poncho, Spatula" as part of the Estrogenius Festival, and staged readings at the Culture Project, New Dramatists and the Atlantic Theater's Second Stage. Rosalie also recently staged a series of interpretive works based on Shostakovich's fantasies for piano at the Duke Romijn Theater in the Netherlands. Among her other directing credits are Jonathan Levy's "Charlie the Chicken," Brecht's "The Good Person of Setzuan," as well as the world premieres of "Sandsharks on the A-train" and "This is not a Burlesque." She has worked as a movement coach at the White Horse Theatre Company, the Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre, the Prospect Theatre, and elsewhere.

Rosalie is a graduate of Bard College (BA in drama/dance; winner of the Ana Itelman Award for Directing and Choreography) and the MFA program in Theater Directing at Brooklyn College. She has taught most recently at Brooklyn College and the Harbor Conservatory, and assistant taught at the Michael Howard Studio and the Stella Adler Conservatory. She also has considerable experience teaching speech, acting and movement to children, teenagers, older adults and recent immigrants.