"As Performer... My art unfolds with honestly and presence. A compilation of everything “me” in that moment - my sweat, my focus, my emotion, my precision, my memory and my choices, all unabashedly unfolding as the performance progress. I engage in dance to meet, then push past mental and physical boundaries; to experience fully these challenges and excavate new strengths and securities. Although a personal experience, I intentionally share this unfolding with audiences in hopes for each individual to resonate with something in the experience."
Since returning to Minnesota late 2016, Berit Ahlgren, a St. Paul, MN native, has been working as dance educator, performer, choreographer, and collaborator across the U.S. and abroad, using her relationship with Gaga as a lens to define her artistic process. In 2020, Ahlgren established the organization HoneyWorks to house her creative work. In her early years, Berit trained at Minnesota Dance Theater and was a founding company member of TU Dance, performing between the years of 2006—2016. As a 2011 recipient of the Metropolitan Regional Art Council’s Next Step Grant, Ahlgren studied the Gaga Movement Language in Tel Aviv, Israel and shortly thereafter moved to pursue an intensive, yearlong teacher certification. In 2014, Berit transitioned to New York City to obtain her MFA in Dance from NYU/Tisch School of the Arts, developing ties in the community while teaching Gaga/dancers and Gaga/people classes at both Gibney and Mark Morris Dance Centers.