Nazareth College

Nazareth College’s 2012 Dance Festival will include the world renowned Martha Graham Dance Company and two time Bessie Award winner Beth Gill.

Daan Braveman, president of Nazareth College, says this is the first time a Bessie Award winner is performing here in Rochester, “The long term goal is to position our dance festival as one of the major summer dance festivals in the northeast."

The Bessie is the informal name of the New York Dance and Performance Award. It’s named for dance pioneer Bessie Schonberg.