This installment of reSET features new dance pieces choreographed by Moscato Sky and Hannah Simmons + Alethea Alexander performed on the set of SCRAMBLING THE GOOSE.

Choreographers and dancers don’t often have opportunities to utilize complex or fully-realized sets. With this in mind, Washington Ensemble Theatre provides opportunities for dancers to make and perform pieces on the elaborate theatrical sets of its mainstage productions. Curated by Mark Haim, Babette Pendleton, and Alice Gosti, the first reSET was performed on the set of The Tall Girls in 2015 and has been happening at least once a year ever since.

“…reSET [showcases] a range of artists, talents, and experiences, and importantly, [offers] Seattle dancers a place to play, adventure, and perform.” – SeattleDances




The Them Fatale of Burlesque, Moscato Sky is a latinx, trans-femme, non-binary classically trained dancer, educator, and award winning choreographer based out of Seattle, WA. This tempting tart is one fourth of world renowned burlesque sensation and award winning troupe Mod Carousel. Moscato was the first trans femme competitor in the Miss Exotic World Category at the Burlesque Hall of Fame and is the reigning Princess of Burlesque two years running. She was also crowned The Noire Pageant 2020 Duchess of Burlesque.This genderqueer goddex was voted on the 21st Century Burlesque Top 50 List of most influential burlesque figures in the world since 2020 and is currently ranked at #16.

Hannah Simmons is a multi-disciplinary performer, creator, and educator based in Seattle. She holds a B.A. from Bennington College in dance and mathematics. Her choreographies and installations are centered around queering forms and hybridizing reality and fiction, in service of giving viewers a dynamic and unusual perspective on their own bodies. Her recent generative work has been supported by Velocity Dance Center, NWFF’s Collective Power Fund, 4Culture, Seattle’s Office of Arts and Culture, and the Freeway Park Association. Recent stage productions include performances with Seattle Symphony, Seattle Opera, Verlaine & McCann, and YellaCatt. She is passionate about communal care, collaboration, and building sustainable and reciprocal systems of support for artists.

Alethea Alexander is a Seattle-based dance artist and educator. Community, sensuality, care, effort, subversion and collaboration are central tenets of her creative work with dance partners human, object, site and sonic. She is co-founder and teaching artist with Ballet Rituals offering queered ballet technique for Seattle dancers, in addition to hosting local and touring contemporary dance research practices. She also teaches with Dance Undercurrent, University of Washington, Cornish College, and Dance Church. Born in Washington State, Alethea grew up in the little northwest corner city of Bellingham.