MFA Student Presents Work at ACDA

This past March, MFA student Maria Bauman along with fellow Temple BFA and MFA students attended the American College Dance Association. Maria’s work, “The Well,” was presented at the conference at Brockport University.



The music credit and the program note from Audre Lorde are there. Instead of Bethlehem Roberson, though, the singer for ACDA was Chelsea-Ann Jones. She is a freshman music theater major at Temple.


Maria Bauman photo credit David B. Smith

Maria Bauman, from Jacksonville, FL, is a dance artist and community organizer. Her choreography for her company MBDance is based on her sense of physical and emotional power, desire for equity, and fascination with intimacy and relationship. Bauman brings the same tenets to organizing to undo racism in the arts and beyond with ACRE (Artists Co-creating Real Equity), the body she co-founded with Sarita Covington and Nathan Trice. Her MBDance work has been showcased across the country and in Singapore. She has been Associate Artistic Director of Urban Bush Women and danced with that company for many years, and has also danced with Nia Love, Paloma McGregor, jillsigman/thinkdance,  and many others. Check out more of her videos and creative process!