Rosy Simas (Seneca) is a Minneapolis based performer working primarily as a choreographer. Her approach to dance making is multi-faceted: She designs immersive containers for performance using sound, textiles, film, and paper. Simas’ dance work investigates how culture, history, home, and identity are stored in the body and can be expressed in movement. She is a 2016 McKnight Choreography Fellow, a 2016 First People’s Fund Artists in Business Leadership Fellow, a 2015 Guggenheim Fellow, and a 2013 Native Arts and Cultures Foundation Dance Fellow. Her solo We Wait In The Darkness is touring 14 cities in North America with support from the New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) National Dance Project and the Minnesota State Arts Board. Her ongoing project is Skin(s), a dance work that brings together presenting organizations with community and Native artists.