Berit Ahlgren

Native to Minneapolis, Berit Ahlgren gained her foundational dance training from Minnesota Dance Theater and received a BFA in Dance from St. Olaf College, where she also studied biomedical studies. Ahlgren was a founding member of TU Dance under the artistic directorship of Toni Pierce-Sands and Uri Sands, and performed with the company between the years of 2006—2015. Receiving Minneapolis Regional Arts Council’s Next Step Grant in 2011, Ahlgren had the opportunity to study the Gaga Movement Language in Tel Aviv, and moved to Israel to pursue a teacher certification between 2011-2012. Upon return to the U.S., she established a Gaga community in the Twin Cities, and began offering Gaga/dancer and Gaga/people classes regularly in both Minneapolis and St. Paul. Ahlgren moved to New York City in 2014 and obtained her MFA in Dance from NYU/Tisch School of the Arts in 2016. During her two years in New York, she taught weekly at both Gibney Dance Center and Mark Morris Dance Center. Returning to Minnesota fall of 2016, Ahlgren is currently on faculty at both the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, performing with Black Label Movement, and freelance choreographing. Alongside her dance career, Ahlgren has been a pilates instructor since 2006, working at various locations in Minnesota and abroad.