Profile Type: Artist
Alana Rancourt Phinney

Hello Community! A little background - I earned an MFA from Smith College, a BA from Keene State College, and a diploma in dance studies from London's Trinity Laban Conservatoire. After graduate school, I left New England for New York City, navigated the modern dance scene, fronted a few bands, met my partner and had a baby! After years of swirling around NYC, our little family moved to Ardmore, a suburb of Philadelphia. While pushing the stroller in my new neighborhood, I discovered an idyllic, one-acre park and "park dancing" was born! I began facilitating community dance events inspired by Fluxus art and using tools of performance improvisation that took root and continued for over three years. Alas, we desired a more rural setting for our son's upbringing. My husband, son, shih-tzu and I decided on making Montpelier our home, and we're officially three years in. I look forward to crossing paths with you. 

Additional Links: 
"Keep Going" - Spoken Word & Movement
Hannah Dennison's The Quarry Project - Teaser Clip
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Contact Information

First Name: 
Alana Rancourt
Job Title/Position: 
Performing Artist
Physical Address: 
Montpelier, VT 05602
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Primary Discipline: 
Dance - Modern / Contemporary
Additional Disciplines: 
Dance - Modern / Contemporary
Media - Film
Institution/Business Type: 
Artist (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Community Arts
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Performance / Concert / Reading
Public Art Projects (In Free, Public Spaces)
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
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