Solange Rodrigues

Solange Rodrigues is a graduate of SUNY Purchase College, Class of 2020, with a BFA in dance, and a Concentration in Composition. Born and raised in Rochester, NY, she trained extensively in ballet, jazz, contemporary, hip-hop, tap, and musical theater at Little Red Dance Studio, under the direction of Lisa Allain. At Purchase, alongside choreographing several pieces within the Conservatory of Dance, she also choreographed the Acting Conservatory’s production of Langston Hughes’ Blood Wedding in 2019-2020. Rodrigues was a recipient of the 2022 NYS Choreographers Initiative by the NYS Dance Force, in partnership with the New York State Council on the Arts. She has taught at various schools and studios throughout the city of Rochester, while choreographing and dancing for Frazee Feet Dance under the direction of Zachary Frazee, and BioDance under the direction of Missy Pfohl Smith. At the same time, she was presenting work and performing in NYC alongside The Pocket Fuel Groovers, directed by Nick Alselmo. In 2022-23, Rodrigues choreographed Byron-Bergen High School’s production of Hairspray, and is returning for a second year to choreograph Beauty and The Beast. In the spring of 2023, she moved to Brooklyn, NY to dance more closely with the Pocket Fuel Groovers, as well as to pursue choreography and performance.