Rosalia Lerner is a dancer and choreographer
Rosalia Lerner is a first year Ph.D. student in Critical Dance Studies at UCR where she is awarded the Dean’s Distinguished Fellowship and is a first-time recipient of the Gluck Fellowship. She knew early on that her drive to dance could not be stopped. She credits movement as an integral part of her survival, something which has sustained her throughout her life. At 18, she trained at the National Moravian-Silesian Theatre Ballet in Europe and then spent two years dancing in New York City. She received her B.A. in Dance and Performance Studies at UC Berkeley and received the prestigious Florence Schwimley Memorial Scholarship and the Mark Goodson Prize. After college, she presented choreography in San Francisco, such as at The Feedback and The LEVYdance Salon, ultimately founding her own company, Unfinished People, a movement based performance group. She received her Master’s Degree at New York University in 2017 and was awarded the Performance Studies Award for academic excellence.