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Audiences describe Boehlke's work Sunken Cities:

"ethereal and hypnotic"   "meditative conjuring"   "a private mythos"   "galactic"   "timeless power"

Renee Boehlke is a choreographer and director based in Seattle and originally from Atlanta. Her live works have been presented at diverse venues in Seattle and Chicago, and her films have been screened across the United States and in Bangalore, Bucharest, Mexico City, and Vancouver. She has been awarded residencies including The Bridge Project at Velocity Dance Center and a self-directed residency at Grünewald Guild.

She graduated with a BFA in Dance with honors from Cornish College of the Arts, where she gained a reputation for subterranean leadership and creative interpretation of class requirements. She also trained at American Dance Festival and summer programs internationally. A few influential teachers were Wade Madsen, Corrie Befort, George Staib, T. Lang, and Nalini Jones.

Renee loves to produce performances which she pursued as executive intern for American Dance Festival's 2015 season and rehearsal/production assistant to Jessica Jobaris, in addition to independent endeavors and videography collaborations with Dylan Ward/Sleep Nod. She currently works as an event coordinator at Seattle Art Museum, ACT Theatre, and 10 degrees.

Her movement is lush and nebulous, mysterious yet accessible, and saturated with natural and folkloric imagery. She begins from internal sensation and personal perception, expanding into patterns across space. Themes that inspire her include identity, displacement, cultural dissonance, power dynamics, and coping strategies. She welcomes multiplicity of interpretation. She is known for soft and subtle expression with surprising strength and distinctive presence.


Upcoming Events

Sharp Teeth

Fuselage Film Festival

January 10, 2020

Northwest Film Forum, Seattle, WA

Past Events

Frame by Frame: Dance Film Challenge

Local Sightings Film Festival

September 22,  2019 8pm

Northwest Film Forum, Seattle, WA

Sharp Teeth

Festival of Recorded Movement

September 19-21, 2019

Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, Vancouver, BC

Sharp Teeth

40 NORTH Dance Film Festival

September 26, 2018 7:30pm

Digital Gym Cinema, San Diego, CA

Artist Residency

Grünewald Guild

October 30-November 30, 2017

Leavenworth, WA

Sharp Teeth work in progress


September 29, 2017 7pm

Lou Conte Studio, Chicago, IL

Sunken Cities site specific version

Art on the Fly - Seattle Int'l Dance Festival

June 3, 2017 2:30pm

Denny Park, Seattle, WA

Transient Front

GardenCity International Film Festival

April 6, 2017

Shoonya Centre, Bangalore, India



March 4, 2017 3:30pm and 7:30pm

Skinner Theater, Seattle, WA

Sunken Cities

The Bridge Project

January 26-29, 2017 7:30pm

Velocity Dance Center, Seattle, WA

The Bridge Project Creative Residency

Velocity Dance Center

January 2-29, 2017

Seattle, WA


Next Dance Cinema

December 5, 2016 8:30pm

Northwest Film Forum, Seattle, WA


Mexico City Videodance Festival

December 3, 2016 2:30pm

Centro Cultural del México Contemporáneo

Mexico City

View the Free Online Program


Kate's Agony

October 29, 2016 7pm

PONCHO Concert Hall, Seattle, WA

Echo extended version

Open Studio #25

October 1, 2016 3:30pm

On the Boards, Seattle, WA

Transient Front

Greensboro Dance Film Festival

September 16-17, 2016

Greensboro, NC


JUICY at  Capitol Hill Art Walk

September 8, 2016 8:30pm

Studio Current, Seattle, WA

Echo work in progress

SH*T GOLD: The Deep End

July 17, 2016 6-10pm

Velocity Dance Center, Seattle, WA

Transient Front

Bucharest ShortCut Cinefest

June 25, 2016

Manasia Hub, Bucharest, Romania

Transient Front

Jacksonville Dance Film Festival

April 30, 2016 1-4pm

Sun Ray Cinema, Jacksonville, FL