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Bridging | The Spring Dance Concert

In compliance with the Healthy Elon protocols, all audience members – regardless of vaccination status – must wear masks in indoor campus spaces.

Director’s Notes

Welcome to the Department of Performing Arts’ Bridging | The Spring Dance Concert. Bridging describes places, or periods of time that thematically explore means of connection or transition. As a theme for this concert, it offers a common thread from one dance to another while making room for individuality and the unique aesthetic voices from each of the six choreographers. Elon dance program faculty and our guest choreographer, Ashley Lindsey, present original dances that investigate bridging by means of conceptual ideologies, movement, set design, time, and societal metaphors. After almost two years of dancing alone together, we will celebrate interconnection and togetherness with each other and you, the viewer, in McCrary Theater.

Prof. Renay Aumiller, Artistic Director

Special Thanks

Brianna Boucher, David McGraw, Jen Guy Metcalf, Kimberly Rippy, The Theatrical Design & Technology Faculty and Staff, The Elon College of Arts and Sciences

Dances

Sea Glass & Starfish

Choreographed by Renay Aumiller

Movement invention in collaboration with the dancers.

Music Credit: “The Last Stage of Consumption” by Lowercase Noises

Scenic Designer: Charles Glenn Johnson

Assistant Scenic Designer: Brianna Boucher

Costume Designer: Heidi Jo Schiemer 

Lighting Designer: Bill Webb

Sea glass, weathered glass found on ocean beaches, is regarded as a symbol of transformation and healing as nature turns discarded trash into beautiful gems. Starfish often represents renewal and regeneration since they can grow back their limbs to escape danger. Together, sea glass and starfish are a call to action for how to shift from a life of languish heightened during the pandemic. Like the starfish, we aim for continuous growth as we embrace the inevitable changes in our lives, softening our edges like the colorful alchemy of sea glass.

Dancers: Maggie Adams, Caroline Bernardon, Eileena Boyce, Riley Campbell, Mackenzie Holub, Makayla Kanerviko, Lia Kelly, Lauren Jacobbe, Sarah Parks, Alexandra Strouse, Madi Trigilio, Lauren Weinberg, Emma Zucker

Understudy: Victoria Cataldo

Renay Aumiller

Renay Aumiller

Maggie Adams

Maggie Adams

Caroline Bernardon

Caroline Bernardon

Eileena Boyce

Eileena Boyce

Victoria Cataldo

Victoria Cataldo

Riley Campbell

Riley Campbell

Mackenzie Holub

Mackenzie Holub

Lauren Jacobbe

Lauren Jacobbe

Makayla Kanerviko

Makayla Kanerviko

Lia Kelly

Lia Kelly

Sarah Parks

Sarah Parks

Alexandra Strouse

Alexandra Strouse

Madi Trigilio

Madi Trigilio

Lauren Weinberg

Lauren Weinberg

Emma Zucker

Emma Zucker

Renay Aumiller

Renay Aumiller has presented her choreography in Italy, Cambodia, Taiwan, Sweden, and Pakistan, and across the United States as the artistic director/founder of RAD | Renay Aumiller Dances. She presents her scholarship of dance education at national and international conferences and has published articles on dance education and undergraduate mentorship. Aumiller's education includes earning an MFA in Choreography from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a BA in Dance Studies from the UNC-Greensboro. She is an Associate Professor of Dance at Elon University, a certified Yoga teacher, and a Franklin Method® Educator.

Maggie Adams

Maggie Adams is a Junior BFA Dance Performance and Choreography major from Mount Airy, Maryland who began dancing when she was 3. Prior to Elon, Maggie spent six years as a part of the Mid Maryland Performing Arts Center’s pre-professional company, FX. Through FX she has trained in a variety of styles including Ballet, Jazz, Hip-hop and Modern. Dance has given Maggie many traveling opportunities which include dancing at the In Motion dance studio in Bermuda, Jacob's Pillow in Massachusetts, the Philadelphia Youth Dance Festival, the Hippodrome in Baltimore, and in Ireland and Scotland with Dance Unbound. In 2019 she was a full scholarship attendee at Slippery Rock University’s Summer Dance Intensive, Forge. This past summer she attended the GUS Giordano College/Pro Summer Intensive on scholarship. This year at Elon, Maggie gets to present her choreography in Dancing In The Landscape, serve as a rehearsal assistant for Dancing In The Landscape, perform in the Fall Dance Concert and study abroad in Florence, Italy in the Spring. Maggie hopes to continue dancing long into her future and is excited for her last two years at Elon!

Caroline Bernardon

Caroline Bernardon is a native of Madison, New Jersey and is currently living in Naples, Florida. She is a Senior Dance Performance & Choreography Major with minors in Exercise Science and Biology. In addition to pursuing a career in dance, and as a certified yoga instructor, she will be attending graduate school in the fall for her Masters of Science in Nutrition. Caroline is so thankful for her four years at Elon and is looking forward to her last main stage performance!

Eileena Boyce

Eileena Boyce is a senior working to obtain a BFA in Dance Performance & Choreography and a BA in Strategic Communications. She is a native North Carolinian from Durham. During her time at Elon, she has performed in many of the mainstage Elon dance performances, performed in two dance films under Keisha Wall called “I Want to Undie You” and “Reclaiming Power: The Black Maternal Crisis”, as well as trained in Florence and performed in the Florence Dance Festival for study abroad. She recently presented her work for the first time at Elon in Dancing in the Landscape and is preparing to present undergraduate research in the winter. Boyce is beyond thankful for every opportunity and all the support she has gained over the years. She hopes you enjoy the performances!

Victoria Cataldo

Victoria Cataldo is a dancer from Boston, MA currently completing her B.F.A. in Dance Performance & Choreography and B.A. in Strategic Communications at Elon University. Prior to her time at Elon, she performed internationally as a member of the Northeast Ballet Conservatory, under the Artistic Direction of Denise Cecere and Joseph Jeffries. She has performed in works choreographed and staged by Denise Cecere, Joseph Jeffries, Rhonda Miller, Jeremy Ruth-Howes, Jen Guy-Metcalf, Clarice Young, Alexandra Joye Warren and Renay Aumiller, among others and in Elon’s Dancing In The Landscape, Fall Dance Concert, and Spring Dance Concert.

Riley Campbell

Riley Campbell is a Sophomore BFA Dance Performance and Choreography major from Wilmington, North Carolina. Riley has been dancing since the age of four. Last year, she had the opportunity to perform in both, Dancing In The Landscape, as well as Spring Dance Concert. She is excited to see what this year has to bring and wants to thank her Elon family for the constant support and love.

Mackenzie Holub

Mackenzie Holub is originally from Springfield, VA. She is currently a senior pursuing a B.F.A. in Dance Performance and Choreography and a B.A. in Arts Administration. She has performed in Dancing in the Landscape, Fall Dance Concerts and Spring Dance Concerts. During her time at Elon, she has interned with the Los Angeles Ballet and McDonald Selznick Associates Agency, having most recently completed the Elon in LA program this past summer. She is also currently working on her Pilates mat and reformer certification.

Lauren Jacobbe

Lauren Jacobbe is a Senior studying Dance Performance and Choreography and Human Service Studies from Western Massachusetts. This summer she studied abroad in Florence, Italy and performed in the Florence Dance Festival Summer 2022. She has previously performed and assisted in Elon University's Productions of Dancing in the Landscape, Fall Dance Concert, Black History Month, Spring Dance Concert, as well as student run choreography. She has worked closely with Berkshire Dance Theatre from Massachusetts, as well with Dysfunk Crew opening up for dance companies and performing at Jacob's Pillow "On the Road" events in the summer of 2021.

Makayla Kanerviko

Makayla Kanerviko is a native of Syracuse, New York. She is currently a senior at Elon University pursuing a B.F.A. in Dance Performance & Choreography and a B.S.B.A in Entrepreneurship. During her time at Elon, she has performed in the Fall Dance Concert, Dancing in the Landscape, Black History Month Dance Concert, and various other student works. She is excited to perform in the Fall Dance Concert and looks forward to the rest of her senior season!

Lia Kelly

Lia Kelly is a Senior Dance Performance & Choreography and Communications Design double major from Buffalo, New York. She has performed in and been a part of Dancing In The Landscape, Fall Dance Concert, Black History Month Dance Concert, Spring Dance Concert, and various student works. She spent this past summer studying in Florence, Italy where she furthered her training at Florence Dance Center. Her choreographic work is also being presented in Fall Dance Concert (2022). She is so grateful to be a part of the dance program and looks forward to the rest of her time at Elon.

Sarah Parks

Sarah Parks is a native of McLean, Virginia. She is currently a junior at Elon University pursuing a B.F.A in Dance Performance and Choreography. She is delighted to be making her debut at Elon University in the Black History Month Concert and is thankful for the support of her family and friends.

Alexandra Strouse

Alexandra Love Strouse is a senior at Elon University, pursuing her B.F.A. in Dance Performance and Choreography and B.A. in Strategic Communications. Alexandra has performed as an Apprentice with JOYEMOVEMENT, dance company in Greensboro, North Carolina, under the direction of Alexandra Joye Warren. At Elon, she has performed in Dancing in the Landscape, Fall Dance Concert, Black History Month Concert, College Fellows Concert, Red Circle Showcase, and Spring Dance Concert. At Elon, Alexandra has presented her choreography in Dancing in the Landscape and Red Circle Showcase. Alexandra was recently awarded the Elon Outstanding Senior Dance Performance and Choreography Award. A native of Baltimore, Maryland, Alexandra studied dance with the George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology, the Inertia Dance Company, and The Moving Company Dance Center. Alexandra was awarded the Maryland All-State Dance Award and the Carver Unsung Hero Dance Award. Her training has also included summer intensive programs with The Ailey School and Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet. The past two summers, Alexandra has worked as the Ailey Extension Workshop Coordinator and Intern with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. This summer, she also worked as the Marketing/Public Relations Intern with the Durham Performing Arts Center.

Madi Trigilio

Madi Trigilio is a junior at Elon University from Georgetown, Massachusetts. She is pursuing a B.F.A. in Dance Performance and Choreography and a B.A. Arts Administration with a minor in Business Administration. She has performed in Dancing in the Landscape, Black History Month Dance Concert, Spring Dance Concert, and is excited to perform in Fall Dance Concert again! Recently, Madi presented her choreography at Ash & Elm Dance Company’s, Astronomy, and attended American Dance Festival’s Dance Professional Workshops. Madi is grateful for the opportunities Elon Dance has given her and is looking forward to the coming year of performances!

Lauren Weinberg

Lauren Weinberg is a native of San Antonio, Texas and currently, a senior at Elon University. She is pursuing a double major with a B.F.A in Dance Performance and Choreography and a B.S in Dance Science, along with a minor in Exercise Science. She studied at San Antonio Dance Academy for ten years along with San Antonio Metropolitan Dance Company for four years. She has attended summer intensives with American Ballet Theater, The Joffrey Ballet, and Point Park University. During her undergraduate career, Lauren has performed in Dancing in the Landscape, Fall Dance Concert, Spring Dance Concert, Black History Dance Concert, Student Fellowship Productions and various student works. She has also choreographed in the Red Circle Showcase and her first mainstage choreography piece, Just A Number, was performed in this year’s Fall Dance Concert. Just A Number¸ was selected through an adjudicating process, to be performed and compete in the Richmond Dance Festival in May. Lauren is also a Club Pilates Apprentice and will be fully certified in Pilate’s mat and equipment by graduation!

Emma Zucker

Emma Zucker is from Doylestown PA and is a current sophomore at Elon University pursuing a B.S. in Dance Science with a minor in Psychology. She has been studying several styles of dance since the age of three and is continuing her education into her undergraduate years. She has plans to go to physical therapy school after undergraduate to become a physical therapist for dancers. She is grateful towards the people who have gotten her to where she is today and cannot wait to continue her artistic journey with such incredible and talented artists.

Dear One

Choreographed by Keshia Wall

Movement Invention: In collaboration with performers and Darah Willey Robinson

Music Credit: “Heart Chakra” by Beautiful Chorus, Voice Over by Artis Ray Robinson, “23rd Psalm” by Bobby McFerrin

Costume Designer: Heidi Jo Schiemer

Lighting Designer: Bill Webb

Dear Mothers,
I am one of you. We are one. The Gate Keepers, The Heartbeat Makers, Alchemists, The Light Carriers. I pray for your mercy & grace as I connect, reflect & pray about my children. Whatever your beliefs, I humbly ask you to remove your prejudice & fear & join me in The Humanity of Not Knowing. The purpose here is the humanity— the connection of body & spirit, stardust & breath, sperm & egg.
When I cleanse my house with smoke, be it safe or holy wood, I always take time in the bathroom— make conscious placement of my feet to the floor & eyes on the toilet & helplessly release a prayer of forgiveness.

“God, bless the children.”  

Peace upon you and thank you,

Darah

Dancers: Lauren Jacobbe, Olivia Lanter, Emma Morris, Sarah Rothacker, Kayla Spalding

Keshia Wall

Keshia Wall

Lauren Jacobbe

Lauren Jacobbe

Olivia Lanter

Olivia Lanter

Emma Morris

Emma Morris

Sarah Rothacker

Sarah Rothacker

Kayla Spalding

Kayla Spalding

Keshia Wall

Nekeshia Wall, of Greensboro, NC earned a BA from UNC Greensboro in Dance and African American Studies and an MFA in Dance at Hollins University in collaboration with Kunstlerhavs Mousontvrm and The Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts; with support from The Dresden Frankfort Dance Company. She is also the founder of Matriarch Dance Co. LLC.Wall is currently an Assistant Professor of Dance at Elon University and specializes in Traditional West African and Contemporary Dance. Her current research focus seeks to explore how binary dancing forms such as West African Dance, can be engaged as valued and valid epistemological and ontological domains in scholarship.

Lauren Jacobbe

Lauren Jacobbe is a Senior studying Dance Performance and Choreography and Human Service Studies from Western Massachusetts. This summer she studied abroad in Florence, Italy and performed in the Florence Dance Festival Summer 2022. She has previously performed and assisted in Elon University's Productions of Dancing in the Landscape, Fall Dance Concert, Black History Month, Spring Dance Concert, as well as student run choreography. She has worked closely with Berkshire Dance Theatre from Massachusetts, as well with Dysfunk Crew opening up for dance companies and performing at Jacob's Pillow "On the Road" events in the summer of 2021.

Olivia Lanter

Olivia Lanter is a junior student from St. Louis, Missouri. She is pursuing a double major in Dance Performance & Choreography and Psychology with a minor in Neuroscience. Olivia has performed in Dancing in the Landscape (2020), the 2020 Fall Dance Concert, the 2021 Fall Dance Concert, and the Spring Dance Concert (2022). Notably, she spent this summer abroad in Italy taking class at The Florence Dance Center and performing in the Florence Dance Festival as well as presenting choreography by Lauren Kearns. Additionally, Olivia is excited to be embarking on her neuropsychological dance science undergraduate research this fall. She hopes to better the dance community as a whole with her findings.

Emma Morris

Emma Morris is a sophomore at Elon pursuing a double major in Dance Performance & Choreography and Dance Science. She is from Lexington, Kentucky and is thrilled to continue on her path of becoming a professional dancer here at Elon. At Elon, she has performed in Dancing In The Landscape 2021 & Bridging: The Spring Dance Concert. This year she is so excited to be performing in Dancing In The Landscape.

Sarah Rothacker

Sarah Rothacker is a sophomore Dance Performance and Choreography, and Communication Design double major from Dublin, OH. She has previously trained at Columbus DanceArts Academy and has had the opportunity to perform in Dancing In The Landscape, Black History Month Dance Concert, and Spring Dance Concert last year at Elon. She is so excited to see where her journey takes her and is so grateful for the opportunity to perform in this year’s Dancing In The Landscape!

Kayla Spalding

Kayla Spalding is a senior completing her B.F.A in Dance Performance and Choreography and her A.B. in History at Elon University. During her time at Elon thus far, she has danced in a variety of productions including: Dancing in the Landscape, Fall Dance Concert, Black History Month Dance Concert, and Spring Dance Concert. Over the past two years she has also had the opportunity to present two of her choreographic works at Elon, as well as perform in the Richmond DanceFestival, Hollins University’s Fall Dance Concert, and the Florence Dance Festival. Kayla is so grateful and fortunate for her experiences at Elon and is excited for what is to come.

The Pull of it All

Choreographed by ShaLeigh Comerford

Music Credit: Ethiopia composition & sound design by Sand Pact (courtesy of ShaLeigh Dance Works), Grand Finale (Track 1) by Hofesh Shechter, Shamisen by TN Beats

Costume Designer: Heidi Jo Schiemer

Lighting Designer: Bill Webb

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Dancers: Cat Beal, Caroline Bernardon, Caroline Boothe, Phoebe Crumbine, Maggie Davenport, Ashlyn Deloughy, Katie Fulks, Anna Iglesias, Caroline Irmscher, Katie Lorber, Gaby Minionis, Sarah Parks, Kimmy Sessions, Alexandra Strouse, Lauren Weinberg, Tatum Wentworth, Erin Woods

ShaLeigh Comerford

ShaLeigh Comerford

Cat Beal

Cat Beal

Caroline Boothe

Caroline Boothe

Caroline Bernardon

Caroline Bernardon

Phoebe Crumbine

Phoebe Crumbine

Maggie Davenport

Maggie Davenport

Ashlyn DeLoughy

Ashlyn DeLoughy

Katie Fulks

Katie Fulks

Anna Iglesias

Anna Iglesias

Caroline Irmscher

Caroline Irmscher

Katie Lorber

Katie Lorber

Gaby Minionis

Gaby Minionis

Sarah Parks

Sarah Parks

Kimmy Sessions

Kimmy Sessions

Alexandra Strouse

Alexandra Strouse

Tatum Wentworth

Tatum Wentworth

Lauren Weinberg

Lauren Weinberg

Erin Woods

Erin Woods

ShaLeigh Comerford

ShaLeigh Comerford is an Irish & Native American dancer, choreographer, and artistic director of ShaLeigh Dance Works based in Durham, NC. Her choreography and commissions have been presented throughout the United States and abroad. Her work has received recognition and support from National Endowment for the Arts, MAP Fund, Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, Durham Arts Council, North Carolina Arts Council, Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture, Dance Theatre Workshop, World Ballet Competition International, and Youth American Grand Prix. She is a recipient of the Ella Pratt Fountain Emerging Artist Award and Institute of Contemporary Art and International Cultural Exchange Award.

Cat Beal

Cat Beal is currently a Senior at Elon University pursuing a B.F.A. in Dance and a B.A. in Strategic Communications. She has danced in the Boston Contemporary Dance Festival; Elon's Dancing in the Landscape 2019 - 2022, Rites of Seasons, Elon's Fall Dance; and a restaging of Fosse's Sing Sing Sing at UNCSA. She also took part in Elon B.F.A. Acting's Trojan Barbie and The Wolves, as well as dancing in Elon Cares and AOIBHNESS. She teaches at and has choreographed for Center Stage on Main in Gibsonville, NC, and leads group exercise classes for Cone Health and Campus RecWell.

Caroline Boothe

Caroline Boothe is a native of Chester, New Jersey. She is currently a senior at Elon University pursuing a B.F.A in Dance and a B.S in Accounting. She has performed in Fall Dance Concert, Spring Dance Concert, Dancing in the Landscape, Black History Month, and student choreographed research projects/pieces. She has presented choreography in Fall Dance Concert and will be choreographing for this year's Fall Dance Concert.

Caroline Bernardon

Caroline Bernardon is a native of Madison, New Jersey and is currently living in Naples, Florida. She is a Senior Dance Performance & Choreography Major with minors in Exercise Science and Biology. In addition to pursuing a career in dance, and as a certified yoga instructor, she will be attending graduate school in the fall for her Masters of Science in Nutrition. Caroline is so thankful for her four years at Elon and is looking forward to her last main stage performance!

Phoebe Crumbine

Phoebe Crumbine is from Beverly, Massachusetts. She is now a senior pursuing a BFA in Dance Performance & Choreography and a BA in Psychology. She has performed in Dancing in the Landscape, Fall Dance Concert, Black History Month Concert, and Spring Dance Concert over the course of her college performance career. She presented choreography at the 2021 Fall Dance Concert. She spent this past summer studying dance in Florence, Italy where she performed in the Florence Dance Festival. She wants to thank all of her mentors, teachers, family, and friends who have now become family for supporting her and pushing her past what she thought she was capable of these past 4 years!

Maggie Davenport

Maggie Davenport is from Wake Forest, North Carolina and is currently a Senior at Elon University. She is pursuing a B.F.A in Dance Performance and Choreography and a B.S in Dance Science, as well as minoring in Exercise Science and Business Administration. She has had the opportunity to partake in Redemption for Our Skin: Black History Month Concert (2021), Bridging: Spring Dance Concert (2022), and Black History Month Concert (2022). The summer of 2022 Maggie studied abroad in Florence, Italy, and continued her dance training at the Florence Dance Center while performing in the Florence Dance Festival. She feels grateful to be supported by all her peers and faculty while entering her final performance season.

Ashlyn DeLoughy

Ashlyn DeLoughy is a native of Sandy Hook, Connecticut. She is currently a senior pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Performance & Choreography and a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism. She has previously performed in Dancing In The Landscape, Fall Dance Concert, Black History Month, S,pring Dance Concert and various student works. Most recently, Ashlyn presented work in this year’s Dancing In The Landscape performance. As she approaches her last production season at Elon University, Ashlyn is excited to perform and is grateful for all of the opportunities that she has been given over the last four years.

Katie Fulks

Katie is a proud native of Huntington, West Virginia and senior at Elon University pursuing a B.F.A in Dance Performance & Choreography and a B.A. in Arts Administration. At Elon, she has performed choreography by Christal Brown, Casey Avaunt, Jen Guy Metcalf, and Amy Beasley. Katie had the extreme pleasure to perform in Elon Music Theatre’s production of 42nd Street. This summer, Katie performed in Tarzan the musical, Honey in the Rock, and Romeo and Juliet with Theatre West Virginia. Katie is also a researcher studying the propaganda potential of ballet choreography with a focus on Soviet Union ballets.

Anna Iglesias

Anna Iglesias is from Tampa, Florida. She is a second year student at Elon pursuing a B.S in Dance Science on the Accelerated Pathway to PT. She has been dancing for 16 years, and danced for most of her life at her former studio, All American Dance Factory. So far she has been a part of Dancing in the Landscape, Fall Dance Concert, and Spring Dance Concert here at Elon. She can't wait to be involved in more shows this year and in the future.

Caroline Irmscher

Caroline Irmscher is a senior Dance Performance and Choreography and Communication Design double major from Mississippi. At Elon, she has performed in Dancing In The Landscape, Fall Dance Concert, Spring Dance Concert, and various student works. She has also had her choreographic work presented in Fall Dance Concert (2021). This past summer, Caroline was able to study abroad in Florence, Italy, and continue her dance training at the Florence Dance Center.

Katie Lorber

Katie Lorber, is a senior from Westchester, NY, pursuing a B.F.A. in Dance Performance and Choreography/B.S. in Dance Science. Previously, Katie attended Seven Star School of Performing Arts for 13 years and trained at the NYU Tisch School for the Arts in the summer of 2019. Katie was selected to the United States Tap Team five times competing in the World Tap Dance Championships in Riesa, Germany, both a soloist and group dancer. Previous Elon Performances: Fall Dance Concert (2019), the Black History Month Dance Concert: Communion (2020), Rites of Seasons (2020), and Spring Dance Concert (2021).

Gaby Minionis

A native of Fairfax, Virginia and a Junior at Elon University, Gaby is working towards her B.F.A. in Dance Performance & Choreography and BA in Arts Administration. Trained in Ballet, Modern, Contemporary, Lyrical, Jazz, Tap & Hop-Hop, she began training at the age of 2. As a former member of The Movement Studios in Springfield, VA, she competed nationally and has trained with Kathryn McCormick, Dejan Tubic and Kyle Robinson of DMI. While dancing at Elon, Gaby has performed in Dancing in the Landscape, Spring Dance Concert, Black History Month Concert, and proudly represented Elon University while performing “Catching Light” with Dr. Laura Kerns in Florence Italy (Summer 2022).

Sarah Parks

Sarah Parks is a native of McLean, Virginia. She is currently a junior at Elon University pursuing a B.F.A in Dance Performance and Choreography. She is delighted to be making her debut at Elon University in the Black History Month Concert and is thankful for the support of her family and friends.

Kimmy Sessions

Kimmy Sessions is thrilled to be a part the Spring Dance Concert. She is a junior from South Florida majoring in Arts Administration, minoring in dance, theatre arts and business. Previous Elon credits include Fall Dance Concert and 42nd Street (Swing). During her time here, she has had the opportunity to study dance abroad in Florence and Ghana. Thank you to the creative team for this opportunity. Enjoy the show!

Alexandra Strouse

Alexandra Love Strouse is a senior at Elon University, pursuing her B.F.A. in Dance Performance and Choreography and B.A. in Strategic Communications. Alexandra has performed as an Apprentice with JOYEMOVEMENT, dance company in Greensboro, North Carolina, under the direction of Alexandra Joye Warren. At Elon, she has performed in Dancing in the Landscape, Fall Dance Concert, Black History Month Concert, College Fellows Concert, Red Circle Showcase, and Spring Dance Concert. At Elon, Alexandra has presented her choreography in Dancing in the Landscape and Red Circle Showcase. Alexandra was recently awarded the Elon Outstanding Senior Dance Performance and Choreography Award. A native of Baltimore, Maryland, Alexandra studied dance with the George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology, the Inertia Dance Company, and The Moving Company Dance Center. Alexandra was awarded the Maryland All-State Dance Award and the Carver Unsung Hero Dance Award. Her training has also included summer intensive programs with The Ailey School and Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet. The past two summers, Alexandra has worked as the Ailey Extension Workshop Coordinator and Intern with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. This summer, she also worked as the Marketing/Public Relations Intern with the Durham Performing Arts Center.

Tatum Wentworth

Tatum Wentworth is a native of South Kingstown, Rhode Island. She is currently a senior at Elon University pursuing a B.F.A in Dance Performance & Choreography and a B.A in Arts Administration with a minor in Business Administration. She has performed in Dancing in the Landscape, Fall Dance Concert, Black History Month, Spring Dance Concert, and various student works. Tatum is very excited to perform again this year and is grateful for all of the opportunities that Elon Performing Arts Department provides.

Lauren Weinberg

Lauren Weinberg is a native of San Antonio, Texas and currently, a senior at Elon University. She is pursuing a double major with a B.F.A in Dance Performance and Choreography and a B.S in Dance Science, along with a minor in Exercise Science. She studied at San Antonio Dance Academy for ten years along with San Antonio Metropolitan Dance Company for four years. She has attended summer intensives with American Ballet Theater, The Joffrey Ballet, and Point Park University. During her undergraduate career, Lauren has performed in Dancing in the Landscape, Fall Dance Concert, Spring Dance Concert, Black History Dance Concert, Student Fellowship Productions and various student works. She has also choreographed in the Red Circle Showcase and her first mainstage choreography piece, Just A Number, was performed in this year’s Fall Dance Concert. Just A Number¸ was selected through an adjudicating process, to be performed and compete in the Richmond Dance Festival in May. Lauren is also a Club Pilates Apprentice and will be fully certified in Pilate’s mat and equipment by graduation!

Erin Woods

Erin Woods is a native of Ridgewood, New Jersey. She is currently a junior at Elon University pursuing a B.F.A. in Dance Performance & Choreography and a B.S. in Dance Science. Previously, Erin trained with the Steps on Broadway Conservatory program and Ridgewood Performing Arts Center, and has attended summer intensives with the Pennsylvania Ballet. She completed an internship with Hackensack Meridian Health in the inpatient Physical Therapy unit. Erin has performed in Elon’s Fall Dance Concert (2019 & 2020), the Elon College Fellows Showcase (2019), Dancing in the Landscape (2018), and is excited to perform in this year’s Spring Dance Concert!

Contra.Diction

Choreographed by Jasmine Powell

Music Credit: Sheila Chandra, Bonobo, Seinabo Sey

Set Designer: Charles Glenn Johnson

Costume Designer: Heidi Jo Schiemer

Lighting Designer: Bill Webb

Dancers: Madi Boyer, Daphne McGarvey, Amy Moore (except 3/05 @ 2pm), Khairi Morrow, Rachel Rightmyer

Dancer/Understudy: Ella Gatermann (3/05 @ 2pm)

Understudy/Rehearsal Assistant: Katey O’Connell

Jasmine Powell

Jasmine Powell

Madison Boyer

Madison Boyer

Amy Moore

Amy Moore

Daphne McGarvey

Daphne McGarvey

Khairi Morrow

Khairi Morrow

Katey O’Connell

Katey O’Connell

Rachel Rightmyer

Rachel Rightmyer

Jasmine Powell

Jasmine Powell, MFA, is a creative expressionist from Hillsborough, NC. Her artistry joyfully teaches cultural history, technique, and creative process as an Elon Performing Arts Professor. Jasmine’s career led her to Philadanco!, Dianne McIntyre, Milton Myers, Ron Brown, Okwui Okpokwasili, and consistently performs in Durham with Company and KT Dance Collective alongside her largest choreographic premiere, Approximation of a Woman. Performance theaters, international festivals, music videos and recently the North Carolina Dance Festival 2022-23 season makes her smile at the opportunity to share her work rooted in conceptual storytelling and is always relating to others through a creative expressionist lens.

Madison Boyer

Madi is a third year Dance Science and Exercise Science double major from Jackson, New Jersey. She has performed in Dancing in the Landscape, Black History Month Dance Concert, and Spring Dance Concert. She will also be conducting Dance Science Research for her Honors Thesis, with help of her mentor Professor Kearns. She is so eager to perform in Dancing in the Landscape again and is thankful for the opportunities that the dance program has given her.

Amy Moore

Amy Moore is a Senior from Hillsborough, NC majoring in Applied Mathematics and Biostatistics and minoring in Dance. Amy trained at To The Pointe Dance and Arts Academy from 2004 until she graduated high school in 2018. During her time at Elon, Amy has returned to TTP to teach Ballet and Tap for their Recital-Based Dance program. Amy is also active on campus as President of Elon's student-run dance organization, DanceWorks. Amy is grateful for the opportunity to be a part of The Spring Dance Concert and is excited to return to the dance stage.

Daphne McGarvey

Daphne McGarvey is a Sophomore from Lake Bluff, Illinois. She is pursuing a degree in Marketing and Finance as well as a minor in dance. She trained at Jenny's Dance Centre for 13 years and was on the Company for 8. She is experienced in many styles including Ballet, Contemporary, and Jazz. She performed in both Fall and Spring Dance last year, and is so grateful to be performing again in the Fall Dance Concert this year!

Khairi Morrow

I am a sophomore with a double major in Dance Science and Exercise Science, with a double minor in Biology and African American Studies.

Katey O’Connell

Katey O'Connell is second-year student at Elon, originally from Bedford, New Hampshire, pursuing a BFA in Dance Performance and Choreography and a B.A. in History. So far she has been a part of Dancing in the Landscape, Fall Dance Concert, and Spring Dance Concert here at Elon. She can't wait to be involved in more shows this year, including Fall Dance Concert and the Black History Month Dance Concert, and more in years to come.

Rachel Rightmyer

Rachel is a senior majoring in Dance Performance and Choreography! She is originally from Rochester, NY! Rachel has been a part of countless Elon dance pieces and she is so excited to be dancing in the fall and spring dance concerts this year!

Time Enough

Choreographed by Jen Guy Metcalf

Movement invention in collaboration with the dancers.

Music Credit: “Cocaine Lovin’ Orange County Kids” by Die Elektrischen, “Venter” by Ben Frost, “Dominic’s Nightmare” by Osvaldo Golljov; Edited by Jen Guy Metcalf

Costume Designers: Karl Green and Heidi Jo Schiemer

Lighting Designer: Bill Webb

This work was first performed in 2016. The inspiration came from a hand gesture used in Ancient Rome, pollice verso (with a turned thumb), to signal defeat of a gladiator. The ideas of combat and competition were at the forefront of the work. Movement vocabulary was plucked from sports like rugby, running, boxing, wrestling, tug of war, and swimming. Instead of being in competition with each other, the performers represent the idea of working together as a group to rise against adversity.

Dancers: Sol Addison, Eileena Boyce (3/04 @7:30, 3/05 @ 2pm), Zion Bright, Amanda Cousins (3/05 @7:30; 3/06 @2pm), Sophie David (3/05 @7:30; 3/06 @2pm), Zeth Dixon, Derick Donato, Hannah Giessler (3/05 @7:30; 3/06 @2pm), Hannah Harris (3/04 @7:30, 3/05 @ 2pm), Mackenzie Holub (3/04 @7:30, 3/05 @ 2pm), Parker MacIntyre, Isabella Mao (3/05 @7:30; 3/06 @2pm), Isabella Sessa (3/05 @7:30; 3/06 @2pm), Maya Simmons (3/04 @7:30, 3/05 @ 2pm), Jessica Werfel (3/04 @7:30, 3/05 @ 2pm)

Understudies/Rehearsal Assistants: Pheriby Bryan, Emma Stenger

Jen Guy Metcalf

Jen Guy Metcalf

Sol Addison

Sol Addison

Eileena Boyce

Eileena Boyce

Pheriby Bryan

Pheriby Bryan

Amanda Cousins

Amanda Cousins

Sophie David

Sophie David

Zeth Dixon

Zeth Dixon

Derick Donato

Derick Donato

Hannah Giessler

Hannah Giessler

Mackenzie Holub

Mackenzie Holub

Isabelle Mao

Isabelle Mao

Parker MacIntyre

Parker MacIntyre

Isabella Sessa

Isabella Sessa

Maya Simmons

Maya Simmons

Jessica Werfel

Jessica Werfel

Jen Guy Metcalf

Jen Guy Metcalf earned an M.F.A. in Dance Choreography from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a B.F.A. in Dance with a concentration in Ballet from Point Park University. She performed professionally with Bodiography Contemporary Ballet, The Kearns Dance Project and for many independent choreographers. Metcalf is an award-winning choreographer and filmmaker who presented her work in the US, Ireland, Sweden, France, England, Turkey, Scotland, Brazil, Pakistan, Canada, the Netherlands and Bosnia & Herzegovina. She is the founder and artistic director of TERRANOVA Dance Theatre and an Associate Professor of Dance at Elon University.

Sol Addison

Sol Addison is thrilled to be given this opportunity to participate in his first Elon Performing Arts production. Sol is from Washington D.C. and is a first-year at Elon University. He previously danced with the Maryland Youth Ballet for ten years, where he performed in The Nutcracker, Don Q, Graduation Ball, and a multitude of other Spring Dance Concert pieces. Sol hopes to further his dance education while at Elon and can’t wait for you to watch this year’s Bridging: Spring Dance Concert.

Eileena Boyce

Eileena Boyce is a senior working to obtain a BFA in Dance Performance & Choreography and a BA in Strategic Communications. She is a native North Carolinian from Durham. During her time at Elon, she has performed in many of the mainstage Elon dance performances, performed in two dance films under Keisha Wall called “I Want to Undie You” and “Reclaiming Power: The Black Maternal Crisis”, as well as trained in Florence and performed in the Florence Dance Festival for study abroad. She recently presented her work for the first time at Elon in Dancing in the Landscape and is preparing to present undergraduate research in the winter. Boyce is beyond thankful for every opportunity and all the support she has gained over the years. She hopes you enjoy the performances!

Pheriby Bryan

Pheriby Bryan is a sophomore Dance and Choreography major with a Spanish and Business minor. She danced at Jami Masters School of Dance in Charlotte, NC since she was 5 and joined the Company in eighth grade. She was a teammate on Charlotte Latin School Varsity Dance Team and served as captain for two years. Pheriby has performed for Central Piedmont Community College Summer Stock Musical Theater and has understudied Dancing in the Landscape, Fall Dance Concert, and Spring Dance Concert. She is so excited to be performing in more upcoming shows this year alongside her friends.

Amanda Cousins

Amanda Cousins is a senior double major in Dance Performance & Choreography (BFA) and Biology (BA). She grew up in Chapel Hill, NC where she trained, competed, and taught at her local studio. Amanda has been in various Elon dance shows and student pieces as a performer, rehearsal assistant, and understudy. Over the summer, she had the opportunity to travel to Florence, Italy and performed at the Florence Dance Festival with other Elon Dancers. Amanda is very grateful for the opportunities Elon Dance has given her and is excited to see how the rest of her senior year plays out. 

Sophie David

Sophie David is from Franklin, Massachusettes and has been dancing for 16 years. Some of the shows she has performed in includes Swan Lake, Into the Woods, Dancing in the Landscape, Coppelia, and The Nutcracker. Sophie is so excited to perform in Casey Avaunt's Fall Dance Concert piece and is beyond excited to return to a stage after so long away from the theater.

Zeth Dixon

Zeth Dixon is a 3rd year Music Theatre Major here at Elon University. Some of his favorite credits include Eddie in Mamma Mia (Bigfork Summer Playhouse), Crapshooter/Ensemble in Guys & Dolls (Bigfork Summer Playhouse), Pat Denning/Ensemble in 42nd Street (Elon University), and Man #1 in Songs for a New World (Nashville Children’s Theatre). He is a proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated and also serves in many leadership positions here on campus.

Derick Donato

Derick is a proud member of Elon MT '25 and so excited to be making his Elon MT Mainstage Debut as u/s Dametas/Ensemble in Head Over Heels! He was last seen as the Male Swing in North Carolina Theatre’s production of On YOur Feet! Other Elon credits include Collage, Grand Night, Spring and Black History Month Dance Concerts. He wants to thank the creative team, his family, friends, and a special thanks to this beautiful cast for their work on this show. Enjoy! @derick.donato

Hannah Giessler

Hannah Giessler, from Virginia, is a senior pursuing a double major with a BFA in Dance Performance and Choreography and a BA in Psychology. She has had the opportunity of being in Dancing in the Landscape, Spring Dance Concert, Black History Month Dance Concert, Fall Dance Concert and many other student pieces. Hannah would like to thank you for all of the support at this show and is grateful to be able to share it with you!!

Mackenzie Holub

Mackenzie Holub is originally from Springfield, VA. She is currently a senior pursuing a B.F.A. in Dance Performance and Choreography and a B.A. in Arts Administration. She has performed in Dancing in the Landscape, Fall Dance Concerts and Spring Dance Concerts. During her time at Elon, she has interned with the Los Angeles Ballet and McDonald Selznick Associates Agency, having most recently completed the Elon in LA program this past summer. She is also currently working on her Pilates mat and reformer certification.

Isabelle Mao

Isabelle Mao is a native from Chicago, Illinois. She is currently a sophomore at Elon University pursuing a B.F.A. in Dance Performance and Choreography and minoring in Exercise Science. She has performed in Dancing in the Landscape and Spring Dance Concert. Isabelle is excited to continue her training and to grow as a dancer and performer at Elon this coming year!

Parker MacIntyre

Parker MacIntyre is a senior double major in Dance Performance & Choreography (BFA) and Dance Science (BS) with a minor in Exercise Science. Parker is incredibly thankful to be able to present his work in this production, and thanks Elon Dance for allowing him to do so. He has performed in various Elon Dance productions during his time here and is excited to make the most of his senior year.Parker MacIntyre is a senior BFA Dance Performance & Choreography major, originally from Londonderry, New Hampshire. He is also earning a Bachelor of Science in Dance Science with a minor in Exercise Science. Parker has performed in the Fall Dance Concert, Black History Month Concert, Spring Dance Concert, and most recently presented his own work in this year's Dancing in the Landscape. He is incredibly grateful to be part of his final Fall Dance and is looking forward to the rest of his senior year.

Isabella Sessa

Isabella Sessa is a native of Colts Neck, New Jersey. She is currently a junior at Elon University pursuing a B.F.A. in Dance Performance & Choreography and a B.A. in Arts Administration with a Business Administration minor. She trained at Colts Neck Dance and Performing Arts Academy for 15 years and was a part of The Fine and Performing Arts Center, FPAC, for 4 years. She also has trained at Broadway Dance Center and Steps on Broadway in NYC. At Elon, Isabella has performed in Dancing in the Landscape, Spring Dance Concert, and student works. This spring semester, she will be studying abroad in Florence, Italy at the AEF school, continuing her dance education.

Maya Simmons

From Atlanta, Georgia. Danced at The Studio Atlanta Dance for 4 years before attending the magnet program Cobb County Center for Excellence in the Performing Arts at Pebblebrook High School. Attended summer programs at The Georgia Ballet, Dance Canvas, Dance Theatre of Harlem, and Complexions. Danced in the Florence Dance Festival this summer. Proud to have performed in Dancing In The Landscape, Black History Month Dance Concert: Redemption For Our Skin, Fall Dance Concert 2021, Black History Month Dance Concert 2022, and Bridging: The Spring Dance Concert here at Elon!

Jessica Werfel

Jessica Werfel is a native of Chantilly, Virginia. She is currently a junior pursuing a B.F.A. in Dance Performance and Choreography and a B.A. in Arts Administration. She has performed in Dancing in the Landscape, Black History Month Concert, Spring Dance Concert, and student works. Recently, she had an internship at Dance Place and attended the Paul Taylor American Modern Dance Intensive. This year, Jessica presented her choreography in Dancing in the Landscape and is delighted to be involved in the Fall Dance Concert! In the Spring, she is looking forward to studying abroad in Florence, Italy.

The Gathering

Choreographed by Ashley Lindsey 

Assistant Choreographer: Hannah Marr

Movement Invention in Collaboration with the dancers

Music Credit: “HYbr:ID oval p-dance”, “HYbr:ID oval hadronII” by Alva nota and “The Drift House” by Steve Roach

Costume Designer: Heidi Jo Schiemer

Lighting Designer: Bill Webb

Dancers: Haley Asbury, Lilly Beaver (3/4-3/5), Caroline Boothe, Hannah Burnett, Gabby Cataldo, Ashlyn Deloughy, Caroline Irmscher, Mia Johnson, Tyler Okunski, Isabella Piccirilli, Tatum Wentworth

Dancer/Understudy: Gia Nguyen (3/06)

Ashley Lindsey

Ashley Lindsey

Haley Asbury

Haley Asbury

Caroline Boothe

Caroline Boothe

Lilly Beaver

Lilly Beaver

Hannah Burnett

Hannah Burnett

Ashlyn DeLoughy

Ashlyn DeLoughy

Caroline Irmscher

Caroline Irmscher

Mia Johnson

Mia Johnson

Gia Nguyen

Gia Nguyen

Tyler Okunski

Tyler Okunski

Isabella Piccirilli

Isabella Piccirilli

Tatum Wentworth

Tatum Wentworth

Ashley Lindsey

Ashley Lindsey is an NYC-based choreographer, educator, and creative artist. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. His choreography has been commissioned by The Limon Institute, Houston Met Too Dance Company, University of North Carolina Greensboro, and University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Additionally, his work has been presented at the Reverb International Dance Festival, Capezio ACE Awards, and the White Wave International Dance Festival. Other Choreography credits include Greensboro Opera's Porgy and Bess, the dance films "Drilling Holes Into the Sun," "Pantsuit Power-NC," "Better," and "Triune." Theatrical credits include "Nobody Suspects a butterfly (assistant choreographer) and Hinton Battles Dance Dreams (assistant choreographer). Performing credits include the Limón Dance Company and The Lar Lubovitch Dance Company. Ashley is currently on faculty at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and directors their Summer Dance Intensive and Professional Studies Workshop.

Haley Asbury

Haley Asbury is from Morris County, New Jersey. She is a junior at Elon pursuing a B.F.A in Dance Performance and Choreography, B.A. in Arts Administration, and a minor in Business Administration. This year Haley will be performing choreography from guest artists and students in Dancing In The Landscape and Fall Dance Concert. During her Spring semester, Haley will be studying abroad at the AEF school in Florence, Italy. She looks forward to continuing her training at Elon, and having an internship in NYC this summer.

Caroline Boothe

Caroline Boothe is a native of Chester, New Jersey. She is currently a senior at Elon University pursuing a B.F.A in Dance and a B.S in Accounting. She has performed in Fall Dance Concert, Spring Dance Concert, Dancing in the Landscape, Black History Month, and student choreographed research projects/pieces. She has presented choreography in Fall Dance Concert and will be choreographing for this year's Fall Dance Concert.

Lilly Beaver

Lilly, a native of Kannapolis, NC is a junior at Elon University, double majoring in Dance Performance & Choreography and Psychology. Lilly’s performance credits include Elon’s Dancing in the Landscape, Black History Month, Fall Dance Concert, Spring Dance Concert, and Elon Cares. She will be presenting her first choreographed piece in this year's production of the Fall Dance Concert. Lilly has enjoyed working with various guest artists, faculty, and student choreographers throughout her time at Elon. She is grateful for the doors Elon has already opened for her including an apprenticeship with JOYEMOVEMENT dance company and teaching at Miss Kim's.

Hannah Burnett

Hannah Burnett is a junior from Beverly, Massachusetts. She is currently pursuing a B.F.A. in Dance Performance & Choreography with a minor in Photography. Over the past few years at Elon, she has performed in Dancing in the Landscape (2020, 2021), Fall Dance Concert (2021), Spring Dance Concert (2021, 2022), and several other student pieces. Hannah is grateful to have had these past performance opportunities and is looking forward to another year full of dancing with her fellow peers. She has enjoyed her time thus far and is excited to see what the future holds within the Elon Dance Program.

Ashlyn DeLoughy

Ashlyn DeLoughy is a native of Sandy Hook, Connecticut. She is currently a senior pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Performance & Choreography and a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism. She has previously performed in Dancing In The Landscape, Fall Dance Concert, Black History Month, S,pring Dance Concert and various student works. Most recently, Ashlyn presented work in this year’s Dancing In The Landscape performance. As she approaches her last production season at Elon University, Ashlyn is excited to perform and is grateful for all of the opportunities that she has been given over the last four years.

Caroline Irmscher

Caroline Irmscher is a senior Dance Performance and Choreography and Communication Design double major from Mississippi. At Elon, she has performed in Dancing In The Landscape, Fall Dance Concert, Spring Dance Concert, and various student works. She has also had her choreographic work presented in Fall Dance Concert (2021). This past summer, Caroline was able to study abroad in Florence, Italy, and continue her dance training at the Florence Dance Center.

Mia Johnson

Mia Johnson is a Sophomore BFA dance performance and choreography major double majoring in dance science. She was raised in Atlanta, Georgia, and trained with Georgia Dance Conservatory while being a member of their company Georgia Metro Dance Theatre. Her roles here included Clara, Spanish lead, and Sugar Plum Fairy in the yearly production of the Nutcracker. Along with being cast in Swan Lake and Coppelia. At Elon so far she has been a part of Fall Dance, Black History Month, and The Spring Dance Concert. Mia is excited for this upcoming school year.

Gia Nguyen

Gia Nguyen is a sophomore double major in BFA Dance Performance and Choreography and BA Sociology. She is from Collegeville, PA where she began her dance training at On Edge Movement as a competitive company member. She is experienced in styles such as hip hop, modern, ballet and many more. Gia is overjoyed to be back for her second year and is thrilled to be apart of another amazing Elon show. This year Gia will be in Dancing in the Landscape, Fall Dance Concert, Black History Month Dance Concert, and Spring Dance Concert.

Tyler Okunski

Tyler is a senior music theatre major from California. During March 2020, Tyler was set to play Monty in Elon’s production of Violet so he’s thrilled to have one more opportunity to perform in Roberts Studio Theater in Movin' On. Other theatrical credits include Danny Zuko in Grease and Wadsworth in Clue: On Stage. Much love to family, as always.

Isabella Piccirilli

Isabella is a senior Dance Performance/Choreography and Political Science double major. She is also a contracted cadet in the ROTC program here at Elon, where she will commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army this Spring 2023. She has been fortunate to perform pieces by guest choreographers Leah Wilks, Ashley Lindsay, and Maurice Watson, and pieces by faculty such as Casey Avaunt, Keshia Wall, and Renay Aumiller. She is very excited to perform in her very last Fall Dance Concert and finish her final year here at Elon.

Tatum Wentworth

Tatum Wentworth is a native of South Kingstown, Rhode Island. She is currently a senior at Elon University pursuing a B.F.A in Dance Performance & Choreography and a B.A in Arts Administration with a minor in Business Administration. She has performed in Dancing in the Landscape, Fall Dance Concert, Black History Month, Spring Dance Concert, and various student works. Tatum is very excited to perform again this year and is grateful for all of the opportunities that Elon Performing Arts Department provides.

Production Team

Artistic DirectorRenay Aumiller
Production ManagerBill Webb
Scenic DesignerCharles Glenn Johnson
Costume CoordinatorHeidi Jo Schiemer
Sound DesignerMichael Smith
Lighting DesignerBill Webb
Technical DirectorJ.P. Mullican
Stage ManagerBrianna Boucher
Assistant Stage ManagerMargo Buchanan
Sound AdvisorMichael Smith
Sound Board OpAryanna Vindas
Deck CrewMarina Jansen
Fly OperatorsSydney Bell
Kayla Jordan
Wardrobe Crew Pheriby Bryan
Front-of-House SupervisorDavid McGraw
House ManagersKeri Anderson
Laura McGuire
Jack Morrill
Poster DesignSydney Dye

Bios

ShaLeigh Comerford

Ashley Lindsey

Jen Guy Metcalf

Renay Aumiller

JP Mullican

Michael Smith

Sol Addison

Jasmine Powell

Maggie Adams

Haley Asbury

Sydney Bell

Keshia Wall

Keri Anderson

Cat Beal

Caroline Boothe

Lilly Beaver

Caroline Bernardon

Madison Boyer

Brianna Boucher

Eileena Boyce

Pheriby Bryan

Hannah Burnett

Victoria Cataldo

Riley Campbell

Phoebe Crumbine

Amanda Cousins

Maggie Davenport

Ashlyn DeLoughy

Sophie David

Zeth Dixon

Derick Donato

Hannah Giessler

Katie Fulks

Mackenzie Holub

Anna Iglesias

Marina Jansen

Caroline Irmscher

Lauren Jacobbe

Mia Johnson

Makayla Kanerviko

Lia Kelly

Olivia Lanter

Katie Lorber

Kayla Jordan

Isabelle Mao

Laura McGuire

Parker MacIntyre

Amy Moore

Daphne McGarvey

Emma Morris

Gaby Minionis

Khairi Morrow

Gia Nguyen

Tyler Okunski

Katey O’Connell

Sarah Parks

Isabella Piccirilli

Rachel Rightmyer

Sarah Rothacker

Jack Morrill

Isabella Sessa

Kimmy Sessions

Maya Simmons

Alexandra Strouse

Kayla Spalding

Madi Trigilio

Tatum Wentworth

Lauren Weinberg

Jessica Werfel

Erin Woods

Emma Zucker

ShaLeigh Comerford

ShaLeigh Comerford is an Irish & Native American dancer, choreographer, and artistic director of ShaLeigh Dance Works based in Durham, NC. Her choreography and commissions have been presented throughout the United States and abroad. Her work has received recognition and support from National Endowment for the Arts, MAP Fund, Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, Durham Arts Council, North Carolina Arts Council, Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture, Dance Theatre Workshop, World Ballet Competition International, and Youth American Grand Prix. She is a recipient of the Ella Pratt Fountain Emerging Artist Award and Institute of Contemporary Art and International Cultural Exchange Award.

Ashley Lindsey

Ashley Lindsey is an NYC-based choreographer, educator, and creative artist. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. His choreography has been commissioned by The Limon Institute, Houston Met Too Dance Company, University of North Carolina Greensboro, and University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Additionally, his work has been presented at the Reverb International Dance Festival, Capezio ACE Awards, and the White Wave International Dance Festival. Other Choreography credits include Greensboro Opera's Porgy and Bess, the dance films "Drilling Holes Into the Sun," "Pantsuit Power-NC," "Better," and "Triune." Theatrical credits include "Nobody Suspects a butterfly (assistant choreographer) and Hinton Battles Dance Dreams (assistant choreographer). Performing credits include the Limón Dance Company and The Lar Lubovitch Dance Company. Ashley is currently on faculty at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and directors their Summer Dance Intensive and Professional Studies Workshop.

Jen Guy Metcalf

Jen Guy Metcalf earned an M.F.A. in Dance Choreography from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a B.F.A. in Dance with a concentration in Ballet from Point Park University. She performed professionally with Bodiography Contemporary Ballet, The Kearns Dance Project and for many independent choreographers. Metcalf is an award-winning choreographer and filmmaker who presented her work in the US, Ireland, Sweden, France, England, Turkey, Scotland, Brazil, Pakistan, Canada, the Netherlands and Bosnia & Herzegovina. She is the founder and artistic director of TERRANOVA Dance Theatre and an Associate Professor of Dance at Elon University.

Renay Aumiller

Renay Aumiller has presented her choreography in Italy, Cambodia, Taiwan, Sweden, and Pakistan, and across the United States as the artistic director/founder of RAD | Renay Aumiller Dances. She presents her scholarship of dance education at national and international conferences and has published articles on dance education and undergraduate mentorship. Aumiller's education includes earning an MFA in Choreography from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a BA in Dance Studies from the UNC-Greensboro. She is an Associate Professor of Dance at Elon University, a certified Yoga teacher, and a Franklin Method® Educator.

JP Mullican

JP has served as the Performing Arts Technical Director since Fall 2017. Prior to Elon, he worked as a lead craftsperson and project manager on productions such as Paw Patrol Live. Outside of Elon, he continues work as a freelance technical designer on productions such as the Frozen Australian Tour, The Beauty and the Beast in Shanghai, and The Phantom of the Opera World Tour. In his free time, JP builds custom furniture and runs an ever-increasing number of virtual Dungeons & Dragons campaigns. He couldn’t do any of this without the constant support of his amazing partner.

Michael Smith

Sol Addison

Sol Addison is thrilled to be given this opportunity to participate in his first Elon Performing Arts production. Sol is from Washington D.C. and is a first-year at Elon University. He previously danced with the Maryland Youth Ballet for ten years, where he performed in The Nutcracker, Don Q, Graduation Ball, and a multitude of other Spring Dance Concert pieces. Sol hopes to further his dance education while at Elon and can’t wait for you to watch this year’s Bridging: Spring Dance Concert.

Jasmine Powell

Jasmine Powell, MFA, is a creative expressionist from Hillsborough, NC. Her artistry joyfully teaches cultural history, technique, and creative process as an Elon Performing Arts Professor. Jasmine’s career led her to Philadanco!, Dianne McIntyre, Milton Myers, Ron Brown, Okwui Okpokwasili, and consistently performs in Durham with Company and KT Dance Collective alongside her largest choreographic premiere, Approximation of a Woman. Performance theaters, international festivals, music videos and recently the North Carolina Dance Festival 2022-23 season makes her smile at the opportunity to share her work rooted in conceptual storytelling and is always relating to others through a creative expressionist lens.

Maggie Adams

Maggie Adams is a Junior BFA Dance Performance and Choreography major from Mount Airy, Maryland who began dancing when she was 3. Prior to Elon, Maggie spent six years as a part of the Mid Maryland Performing Arts Center’s pre-professional company, FX. Through FX she has trained in a variety of styles including Ballet, Jazz, Hip-hop and Modern. Dance has given Maggie many traveling opportunities which include dancing at the In Motion dance studio in Bermuda, Jacob's Pillow in Massachusetts, the Philadelphia Youth Dance Festival, the Hippodrome in Baltimore, and in Ireland and Scotland with Dance Unbound. In 2019 she was a full scholarship attendee at Slippery Rock University’s Summer Dance Intensive, Forge. This past summer she attended the GUS Giordano College/Pro Summer Intensive on scholarship. This year at Elon, Maggie gets to present her choreography in Dancing In The Landscape, serve as a rehearsal assistant for Dancing In The Landscape, perform in the Fall Dance Concert and study abroad in Florence, Italy in the Spring. Maggie hopes to continue dancing long into her future and is excited for her last two years at Elon!

Haley Asbury

Haley Asbury is from Morris County, New Jersey. She is a junior at Elon pursuing a B.F.A in Dance Performance and Choreography, B.A. in Arts Administration, and a minor in Business Administration. This year Haley will be performing choreography from guest artists and students in Dancing In The Landscape and Fall Dance Concert. During her Spring semester, Haley will be studying abroad at the AEF school in Florence, Italy. She looks forward to continuing her training at Elon, and having an internship in NYC this summer.

Sydney Bell

Sydney Bell is a senior Theatrical Design and Technology and Arts Administration major from Atlanta, Georgia. She is honored to work with so many talented artists and is overjoyed to close out her Elon career with this beautiful show. Sydney’s notable Elon credits include Beast Mode Champion (Stage Manager), We Will Rock You (Asst. Stage Manager), and Clown Bar(Asst. Stage Manager). Sydney has enjoyed working with this wonderful team and is excited to share this production with everyone! Sydney would like to thank her parents and friends for their love and support.

Keshia Wall

Nekeshia Wall, of Greensboro, NC earned a BA from UNC Greensboro in Dance and African American Studies and an MFA in Dance at Hollins University in collaboration with Kunstlerhavs Mousontvrm and The Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts; with support from The Dresden Frankfort Dance Company. She is also the founder of Matriarch Dance Co. LLC.Wall is currently an Assistant Professor of Dance at Elon University and specializes in Traditional West African and Contemporary Dance. Her current research focus seeks to explore how binary dancing forms such as West African Dance, can be engaged as valued and valid epistemological and ontological domains in scholarship.

Keri Anderson

Keri Anderson is a sophomore BFA Acting and BA Arts Administration double major with a minor in Business Administration from Maryland. Past Elon credits include: Sense and Sensibility (Ms. Dashwood & Margaret u/s ), She Kills Monsters (Renegade Productions).

Cat Beal

Cat Beal is currently a Senior at Elon University pursuing a B.F.A. in Dance and a B.A. in Strategic Communications. She has danced in the Boston Contemporary Dance Festival; Elon's Dancing in the Landscape 2019 - 2022, Rites of Seasons, Elon's Fall Dance; and a restaging of Fosse's Sing Sing Sing at UNCSA. She also took part in Elon B.F.A. Acting's Trojan Barbie and The Wolves, as well as dancing in Elon Cares and AOIBHNESS. She teaches at and has choreographed for Center Stage on Main in Gibsonville, NC, and leads group exercise classes for Cone Health and Campus RecWell.

Caroline Boothe

Caroline Boothe is a native of Chester, New Jersey. She is currently a senior at Elon University pursuing a B.F.A in Dance and a B.S in Accounting. She has performed in Fall Dance Concert, Spring Dance Concert, Dancing in the Landscape, Black History Month, and student choreographed research projects/pieces. She has presented choreography in Fall Dance Concert and will be choreographing for this year's Fall Dance Concert.

Lilly Beaver

Lilly, a native of Kannapolis, NC is a junior at Elon University, double majoring in Dance Performance & Choreography and Psychology. Lilly’s performance credits include Elon’s Dancing in the Landscape, Black History Month, Fall Dance Concert, Spring Dance Concert, and Elon Cares. She will be presenting her first choreographed piece in this year's production of the Fall Dance Concert. Lilly has enjoyed working with various guest artists, faculty, and student choreographers throughout her time at Elon. She is grateful for the doors Elon has already opened for her including an apprenticeship with JOYEMOVEMENT dance company and teaching at Miss Kim's.

Caroline Bernardon

Caroline Bernardon is a native of Madison, New Jersey and is currently living in Naples, Florida. She is a Senior Dance Performance & Choreography Major with minors in Exercise Science and Biology. In addition to pursuing a career in dance, and as a certified yoga instructor, she will be attending graduate school in the fall for her Masters of Science in Nutrition. Caroline is so thankful for her four years at Elon and is looking forward to her last main stage performance!

Madison Boyer

Madi is a third year Dance Science and Exercise Science double major from Jackson, New Jersey. She has performed in Dancing in the Landscape, Black History Month Dance Concert, and Spring Dance Concert. She will also be conducting Dance Science Research for her Honors Thesis, with help of her mentor Professor Kearns. She is so eager to perform in Dancing in the Landscape again and is thankful for the opportunities that the dance program has given her.

Brianna Boucher

Brianna Boucher (She/Her) is a junior pursuing a double major in Arts Administration and Theatrical Design and Technology with focuses in stage management and costumes. Recent Credits Include: Concord Floral (Stage Manager), Bye Bye Birdie (Asst. Costume Designer), Buried Deep (Asst. Costume Designer), Movin' On (Asst. Costume Designer), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Stage Manager), Bridging: The Spring Dance Concert (Stage Manager).

Eileena Boyce

Eileena Boyce is a senior working to obtain a BFA in Dance Performance & Choreography and a BA in Strategic Communications. She is a native North Carolinian from Durham. During her time at Elon, she has performed in many of the mainstage Elon dance performances, performed in two dance films under Keisha Wall called “I Want to Undie You” and “Reclaiming Power: The Black Maternal Crisis”, as well as trained in Florence and performed in the Florence Dance Festival for study abroad. She recently presented her work for the first time at Elon in Dancing in the Landscape and is preparing to present undergraduate research in the winter. Boyce is beyond thankful for every opportunity and all the support she has gained over the years. She hopes you enjoy the performances!

Pheriby Bryan

Pheriby Bryan is a sophomore Dance and Choreography major with a Spanish and Business minor. She danced at Jami Masters School of Dance in Charlotte, NC since she was 5 and joined the Company in eighth grade. She was a teammate on Charlotte Latin School Varsity Dance Team and served as captain for two years. Pheriby has performed for Central Piedmont Community College Summer Stock Musical Theater and has understudied Dancing in the Landscape, Fall Dance Concert, and Spring Dance Concert. She is so excited to be performing in more upcoming shows this year alongside her friends.

Hannah Burnett

Hannah Burnett is a junior from Beverly, Massachusetts. She is currently pursuing a B.F.A. in Dance Performance & Choreography with a minor in Photography. Over the past few years at Elon, she has performed in Dancing in the Landscape (2020, 2021), Fall Dance Concert (2021), Spring Dance Concert (2021, 2022), and several other student pieces. Hannah is grateful to have had these past performance opportunities and is looking forward to another year full of dancing with her fellow peers. She has enjoyed her time thus far and is excited to see what the future holds within the Elon Dance Program.

Victoria Cataldo

Victoria Cataldo is a dancer from Boston, MA currently completing her B.F.A. in Dance Performance & Choreography and B.A. in Strategic Communications at Elon University. Prior to her time at Elon, she performed internationally as a member of the Northeast Ballet Conservatory, under the Artistic Direction of Denise Cecere and Joseph Jeffries. She has performed in works choreographed and staged by Denise Cecere, Joseph Jeffries, Rhonda Miller, Jeremy Ruth-Howes, Jen Guy-Metcalf, Clarice Young, Alexandra Joye Warren and Renay Aumiller, among others and in Elon’s Dancing In The Landscape, Fall Dance Concert, and Spring Dance Concert.

Riley Campbell

Riley Campbell is a Sophomore BFA Dance Performance and Choreography major from Wilmington, North Carolina. Riley has been dancing since the age of four. Last year, she had the opportunity to perform in both, Dancing In The Landscape, as well as Spring Dance Concert. She is excited to see what this year has to bring and wants to thank her Elon family for the constant support and love.

Phoebe Crumbine

Phoebe Crumbine is from Beverly, Massachusetts. She is now a senior pursuing a BFA in Dance Performance & Choreography and a BA in Psychology. She has performed in Dancing in the Landscape, Fall Dance Concert, Black History Month Concert, and Spring Dance Concert over the course of her college performance career. She presented choreography at the 2021 Fall Dance Concert. She spent this past summer studying dance in Florence, Italy where she performed in the Florence Dance Festival. She wants to thank all of her mentors, teachers, family, and friends who have now become family for supporting her and pushing her past what she thought she was capable of these past 4 years!

Amanda Cousins

Amanda Cousins is a senior double major in Dance Performance & Choreography (BFA) and Biology (BA). She grew up in Chapel Hill, NC where she trained, competed, and taught at her local studio. Amanda has been in various Elon dance shows and student pieces as a performer, rehearsal assistant, and understudy. Over the summer, she had the opportunity to travel to Florence, Italy and performed at the Florence Dance Festival with other Elon Dancers. Amanda is very grateful for the opportunities Elon Dance has given her and is excited to see how the rest of her senior year plays out. 

Maggie Davenport

Maggie Davenport is from Wake Forest, North Carolina and is currently a Senior at Elon University. She is pursuing a B.F.A in Dance Performance and Choreography and a B.S in Dance Science, as well as minoring in Exercise Science and Business Administration. She has had the opportunity to partake in Redemption for Our Skin: Black History Month Concert (2021), Bridging: Spring Dance Concert (2022), and Black History Month Concert (2022). The summer of 2022 Maggie studied abroad in Florence, Italy, and continued her dance training at the Florence Dance Center while performing in the Florence Dance Festival. She feels grateful to be supported by all her peers and faculty while entering her final performance season.

Ashlyn DeLoughy

Ashlyn DeLoughy is a native of Sandy Hook, Connecticut. She is currently a senior pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Performance & Choreography and a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism. She has previously performed in Dancing In The Landscape, Fall Dance Concert, Black History Month, S,pring Dance Concert and various student works. Most recently, Ashlyn presented work in this year’s Dancing In The Landscape performance. As she approaches her last production season at Elon University, Ashlyn is excited to perform and is grateful for all of the opportunities that she has been given over the last four years.

Sophie David

Sophie David is from Franklin, Massachusettes and has been dancing for 16 years. Some of the shows she has performed in includes Swan Lake, Into the Woods, Dancing in the Landscape, Coppelia, and The Nutcracker. Sophie is so excited to perform in Casey Avaunt's Fall Dance Concert piece and is beyond excited to return to a stage after so long away from the theater.

Zeth Dixon

Zeth Dixon is a 3rd year Music Theatre Major here at Elon University. Some of his favorite credits include Eddie in Mamma Mia (Bigfork Summer Playhouse), Crapshooter/Ensemble in Guys & Dolls (Bigfork Summer Playhouse), Pat Denning/Ensemble in 42nd Street (Elon University), and Man #1 in Songs for a New World (Nashville Children’s Theatre). He is a proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated and also serves in many leadership positions here on campus.

Derick Donato

Derick is a proud member of Elon MT '25 and so excited to be making his Elon MT Mainstage Debut as u/s Dametas/Ensemble in Head Over Heels! He was last seen as the Male Swing in North Carolina Theatre’s production of On YOur Feet! Other Elon credits include Collage, Grand Night, Spring and Black History Month Dance Concerts. He wants to thank the creative team, his family, friends, and a special thanks to this beautiful cast for their work on this show. Enjoy! @derick.donato

Hannah Giessler

Hannah Giessler, from Virginia, is a senior pursuing a double major with a BFA in Dance Performance and Choreography and a BA in Psychology. She has had the opportunity of being in Dancing in the Landscape, Spring Dance Concert, Black History Month Dance Concert, Fall Dance Concert and many other student pieces. Hannah would like to thank you for all of the support at this show and is grateful to be able to share it with you!!

Katie Fulks

Katie is a proud native of Huntington, West Virginia and senior at Elon University pursuing a B.F.A in Dance Performance & Choreography and a B.A. in Arts Administration. At Elon, she has performed choreography by Christal Brown, Casey Avaunt, Jen Guy Metcalf, and Amy Beasley. Katie had the extreme pleasure to perform in Elon Music Theatre’s production of 42nd Street. This summer, Katie performed in Tarzan the musical, Honey in the Rock, and Romeo and Juliet with Theatre West Virginia. Katie is also a researcher studying the propaganda potential of ballet choreography with a focus on Soviet Union ballets.

Mackenzie Holub

Mackenzie Holub is originally from Springfield, VA. She is currently a senior pursuing a B.F.A. in Dance Performance and Choreography and a B.A. in Arts Administration. She has performed in Dancing in the Landscape, Fall Dance Concerts and Spring Dance Concerts. During her time at Elon, she has interned with the Los Angeles Ballet and McDonald Selznick Associates Agency, having most recently completed the Elon in LA program this past summer. She is also currently working on her Pilates mat and reformer certification.

Anna Iglesias

Anna Iglesias is from Tampa, Florida. She is a second year student at Elon pursuing a B.S in Dance Science on the Accelerated Pathway to PT. She has been dancing for 16 years, and danced for most of her life at her former studio, All American Dance Factory. So far she has been a part of Dancing in the Landscape, Fall Dance Concert, and Spring Dance Concert here at Elon. She can't wait to be involved in more shows this year and in the future.

Marina Jansen

Marina Jansen is a sophomore Music Theatre major from Maryland who has performed professionally both onstage and onscreen for nearly 8 years. They are so excited to be in their first musical here at Elon! They'd like to thank the cast and crew for their incredible work and effort, and their parents for always supporting them no matter what. Enjoy the show - we got the beat!

Caroline Irmscher

Caroline Irmscher is a senior Dance Performance and Choreography and Communication Design double major from Mississippi. At Elon, she has performed in Dancing In The Landscape, Fall Dance Concert, Spring Dance Concert, and various student works. She has also had her choreographic work presented in Fall Dance Concert (2021). This past summer, Caroline was able to study abroad in Florence, Italy, and continue her dance training at the Florence Dance Center.

Lauren Jacobbe

Lauren Jacobbe is a Senior studying Dance Performance and Choreography and Human Service Studies from Western Massachusetts. This summer she studied abroad in Florence, Italy and performed in the Florence Dance Festival Summer 2022. She has previously performed and assisted in Elon University's Productions of Dancing in the Landscape, Fall Dance Concert, Black History Month, Spring Dance Concert, as well as student run choreography. She has worked closely with Berkshire Dance Theatre from Massachusetts, as well with Dysfunk Crew opening up for dance companies and performing at Jacob's Pillow "On the Road" events in the summer of 2021.

Mia Johnson

Mia Johnson is a Sophomore BFA dance performance and choreography major double majoring in dance science. She was raised in Atlanta, Georgia, and trained with Georgia Dance Conservatory while being a member of their company Georgia Metro Dance Theatre. Her roles here included Clara, Spanish lead, and Sugar Plum Fairy in the yearly production of the Nutcracker. Along with being cast in Swan Lake and Coppelia. At Elon so far she has been a part of Fall Dance, Black History Month, and The Spring Dance Concert. Mia is excited for this upcoming school year.

Makayla Kanerviko

Makayla Kanerviko is a native of Syracuse, New York. She is currently a senior at Elon University pursuing a B.F.A. in Dance Performance & Choreography and a B.S.B.A in Entrepreneurship. During her time at Elon, she has performed in the Fall Dance Concert, Dancing in the Landscape, Black History Month Dance Concert, and various other student works. She is excited to perform in the Fall Dance Concert and looks forward to the rest of her senior season!

Lia Kelly

Lia Kelly is a Senior Dance Performance & Choreography and Communications Design double major from Buffalo, New York. She has performed in and been a part of Dancing In The Landscape, Fall Dance Concert, Black History Month Dance Concert, Spring Dance Concert, and various student works. She spent this past summer studying in Florence, Italy where she furthered her training at Florence Dance Center. Her choreographic work is also being presented in Fall Dance Concert (2022). She is so grateful to be a part of the dance program and looks forward to the rest of her time at Elon.

Olivia Lanter

Olivia Lanter is a junior student from St. Louis, Missouri. She is pursuing a double major in Dance Performance & Choreography and Psychology with a minor in Neuroscience. Olivia has performed in Dancing in the Landscape (2020), the 2020 Fall Dance Concert, the 2021 Fall Dance Concert, and the Spring Dance Concert (2022). Notably, she spent this summer abroad in Italy taking class at The Florence Dance Center and performing in the Florence Dance Festival as well as presenting choreography by Lauren Kearns. Additionally, Olivia is excited to be embarking on her neuropsychological dance science undergraduate research this fall. She hopes to better the dance community as a whole with her findings.

Katie Lorber

Katie Lorber, is a senior from Westchester, NY, pursuing a B.F.A. in Dance Performance and Choreography/B.S. in Dance Science. Previously, Katie attended Seven Star School of Performing Arts for 13 years and trained at the NYU Tisch School for the Arts in the summer of 2019. Katie was selected to the United States Tap Team five times competing in the World Tap Dance Championships in Riesa, Germany, both a soloist and group dancer. Previous Elon Performances: Fall Dance Concert (2019), the Black History Month Dance Concert: Communion (2020), Rites of Seasons (2020), and Spring Dance Concert (2021).

Kayla Jordan

Kayla Jordan is a sophomore TDT major from Nashville, Tennessee. Previous Elon credits Into The Woods (Assistant Stage Manager). Previous professional credits: Steel Magnolias (Stage Manager) and Murder On The Orient Express (Stage Manager) at Weathervane Playhouse.

Isabelle Mao

Isabelle Mao is a native from Chicago, Illinois. She is currently a sophomore at Elon University pursuing a B.F.A. in Dance Performance and Choreography and minoring in Exercise Science. She has performed in Dancing in the Landscape and Spring Dance Concert. Isabelle is excited to continue her training and to grow as a dancer and performer at Elon this coming year!

Laura McGuire

Laura is an Arts Administration major and enjoys working as a house manager in Elon's Performing Arts Department. She is currently conducting research through the College Fellows program on paid and unpaid theater internships.

Parker MacIntyre

Parker MacIntyre is a senior double major in Dance Performance & Choreography (BFA) and Dance Science (BS) with a minor in Exercise Science. Parker is incredibly thankful to be able to present his work in this production, and thanks Elon Dance for allowing him to do so. He has performed in various Elon Dance productions during his time here and is excited to make the most of his senior year.Parker MacIntyre is a senior BFA Dance Performance & Choreography major, originally from Londonderry, New Hampshire. He is also earning a Bachelor of Science in Dance Science with a minor in Exercise Science. Parker has performed in the Fall Dance Concert, Black History Month Concert, Spring Dance Concert, and most recently presented his own work in this year's Dancing in the Landscape. He is incredibly grateful to be part of his final Fall Dance and is looking forward to the rest of his senior year.

Amy Moore

Amy Moore is a Senior from Hillsborough, NC majoring in Applied Mathematics and Biostatistics and minoring in Dance. Amy trained at To The Pointe Dance and Arts Academy from 2004 until she graduated high school in 2018. During her time at Elon, Amy has returned to TTP to teach Ballet and Tap for their Recital-Based Dance program. Amy is also active on campus as President of Elon's student-run dance organization, DanceWorks. Amy is grateful for the opportunity to be a part of The Spring Dance Concert and is excited to return to the dance stage.

Daphne McGarvey

Daphne McGarvey is a Sophomore from Lake Bluff, Illinois. She is pursuing a degree in Marketing and Finance as well as a minor in dance. She trained at Jenny's Dance Centre for 13 years and was on the Company for 8. She is experienced in many styles including Ballet, Contemporary, and Jazz. She performed in both Fall and Spring Dance last year, and is so grateful to be performing again in the Fall Dance Concert this year!

Emma Morris

Emma Morris is a sophomore at Elon pursuing a double major in Dance Performance & Choreography and Dance Science. She is from Lexington, Kentucky and is thrilled to continue on her path of becoming a professional dancer here at Elon. At Elon, she has performed in Dancing In The Landscape 2021 & Bridging: The Spring Dance Concert. This year she is so excited to be performing in Dancing In The Landscape.

Gaby Minionis

A native of Fairfax, Virginia and a Junior at Elon University, Gaby is working towards her B.F.A. in Dance Performance & Choreography and BA in Arts Administration. Trained in Ballet, Modern, Contemporary, Lyrical, Jazz, Tap & Hop-Hop, she began training at the age of 2. As a former member of The Movement Studios in Springfield, VA, she competed nationally and has trained with Kathryn McCormick, Dejan Tubic and Kyle Robinson of DMI. While dancing at Elon, Gaby has performed in Dancing in the Landscape, Spring Dance Concert, Black History Month Concert, and proudly represented Elon University while performing “Catching Light” with Dr. Laura Kerns in Florence Italy (Summer 2022).

Khairi Morrow

I am a sophomore with a double major in Dance Science and Exercise Science, with a double minor in Biology and African American Studies.

Gia Nguyen

Gia Nguyen is a sophomore double major in BFA Dance Performance and Choreography and BA Sociology. She is from Collegeville, PA where she began her dance training at On Edge Movement as a competitive company member. She is experienced in styles such as hip hop, modern, ballet and many more. Gia is overjoyed to be back for her second year and is thrilled to be apart of another amazing Elon show. This year Gia will be in Dancing in the Landscape, Fall Dance Concert, Black History Month Dance Concert, and Spring Dance Concert.

Tyler Okunski

Tyler is a senior music theatre major from California. During March 2020, Tyler was set to play Monty in Elon’s production of Violet so he’s thrilled to have one more opportunity to perform in Roberts Studio Theater in Movin' On. Other theatrical credits include Danny Zuko in Grease and Wadsworth in Clue: On Stage. Much love to family, as always.

Katey O’Connell

Katey O'Connell is second-year student at Elon, originally from Bedford, New Hampshire, pursuing a BFA in Dance Performance and Choreography and a B.A. in History. So far she has been a part of Dancing in the Landscape, Fall Dance Concert, and Spring Dance Concert here at Elon. She can't wait to be involved in more shows this year, including Fall Dance Concert and the Black History Month Dance Concert, and more in years to come.

Sarah Parks

Sarah Parks is a native of McLean, Virginia. She is currently a junior at Elon University pursuing a B.F.A in Dance Performance and Choreography. She is delighted to be making her debut at Elon University in the Black History Month Concert and is thankful for the support of her family and friends.

Isabella Piccirilli

Isabella is a senior Dance Performance/Choreography and Political Science double major. She is also a contracted cadet in the ROTC program here at Elon, where she will commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army this Spring 2023. She has been fortunate to perform pieces by guest choreographers Leah Wilks, Ashley Lindsay, and Maurice Watson, and pieces by faculty such as Casey Avaunt, Keshia Wall, and Renay Aumiller. She is very excited to perform in her very last Fall Dance Concert and finish her final year here at Elon.

Rachel Rightmyer

Rachel is a senior majoring in Dance Performance and Choreography! She is originally from Rochester, NY! Rachel has been a part of countless Elon dance pieces and she is so excited to be dancing in the fall and spring dance concerts this year!

Sarah Rothacker

Sarah Rothacker is a sophomore Dance Performance and Choreography, and Communication Design double major from Dublin, OH. She has previously trained at Columbus DanceArts Academy and has had the opportunity to perform in Dancing In The Landscape, Black History Month Dance Concert, and Spring Dance Concert last year at Elon. She is so excited to see where her journey takes her and is so grateful for the opportunity to perform in this year’s Dancing In The Landscape!

Jack Morrill

Jack is a senior BFA Acting and BA Arts Administration double major from San Diego, California. Past Elon credits include: Sense and Sensibility (Mrs. Dashwood/Anne Steele), Beast Mode Champion (Mr. Bergman/Others), and Spelling Bee (William Barfée). Jack is a Lumen Scholar exploring Queer Theory and Arts Administrative Practices. IG: @jack.morr | @queering.the.stage

Isabella Sessa

Isabella Sessa is a native of Colts Neck, New Jersey. She is currently a junior at Elon University pursuing a B.F.A. in Dance Performance & Choreography and a B.A. in Arts Administration with a Business Administration minor. She trained at Colts Neck Dance and Performing Arts Academy for 15 years and was a part of The Fine and Performing Arts Center, FPAC, for 4 years. She also has trained at Broadway Dance Center and Steps on Broadway in NYC. At Elon, Isabella has performed in Dancing in the Landscape, Spring Dance Concert, and student works. This spring semester, she will be studying abroad in Florence, Italy at the AEF school, continuing her dance education.

Kimmy Sessions

Kimmy Sessions is thrilled to be a part the Spring Dance Concert. She is a junior from South Florida majoring in Arts Administration, minoring in dance, theatre arts and business. Previous Elon credits include Fall Dance Concert and 42nd Street (Swing). During her time here, she has had the opportunity to study dance abroad in Florence and Ghana. Thank you to the creative team for this opportunity. Enjoy the show!

Maya Simmons

From Atlanta, Georgia. Danced at The Studio Atlanta Dance for 4 years before attending the magnet program Cobb County Center for Excellence in the Performing Arts at Pebblebrook High School. Attended summer programs at The Georgia Ballet, Dance Canvas, Dance Theatre of Harlem, and Complexions. Danced in the Florence Dance Festival this summer. Proud to have performed in Dancing In The Landscape, Black History Month Dance Concert: Redemption For Our Skin, Fall Dance Concert 2021, Black History Month Dance Concert 2022, and Bridging: The Spring Dance Concert here at Elon!

Alexandra Strouse

Alexandra Love Strouse is a senior at Elon University, pursuing her B.F.A. in Dance Performance and Choreography and B.A. in Strategic Communications. Alexandra has performed as an Apprentice with JOYEMOVEMENT, dance company in Greensboro, North Carolina, under the direction of Alexandra Joye Warren. At Elon, she has performed in Dancing in the Landscape, Fall Dance Concert, Black History Month Concert, College Fellows Concert, Red Circle Showcase, and Spring Dance Concert. At Elon, Alexandra has presented her choreography in Dancing in the Landscape and Red Circle Showcase. Alexandra was recently awarded the Elon Outstanding Senior Dance Performance and Choreography Award. A native of Baltimore, Maryland, Alexandra studied dance with the George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology, the Inertia Dance Company, and The Moving Company Dance Center. Alexandra was awarded the Maryland All-State Dance Award and the Carver Unsung Hero Dance Award. Her training has also included summer intensive programs with The Ailey School and Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet. The past two summers, Alexandra has worked as the Ailey Extension Workshop Coordinator and Intern with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. This summer, she also worked as the Marketing/Public Relations Intern with the Durham Performing Arts Center.

Kayla Spalding

Kayla Spalding is a senior completing her B.F.A in Dance Performance and Choreography and her A.B. in History at Elon University. During her time at Elon thus far, she has danced in a variety of productions including: Dancing in the Landscape, Fall Dance Concert, Black History Month Dance Concert, and Spring Dance Concert. Over the past two years she has also had the opportunity to present two of her choreographic works at Elon, as well as perform in the Richmond DanceFestival, Hollins University’s Fall Dance Concert, and the Florence Dance Festival. Kayla is so grateful and fortunate for her experiences at Elon and is excited for what is to come.

Madi Trigilio

Madi Trigilio is a junior at Elon University from Georgetown, Massachusetts. She is pursuing a B.F.A. in Dance Performance and Choreography and a B.A. Arts Administration with a minor in Business Administration. She has performed in Dancing in the Landscape, Black History Month Dance Concert, Spring Dance Concert, and is excited to perform in Fall Dance Concert again! Recently, Madi presented her choreography at Ash & Elm Dance Company’s, Astronomy, and attended American Dance Festival’s Dance Professional Workshops. Madi is grateful for the opportunities Elon Dance has given her and is looking forward to the coming year of performances!

Tatum Wentworth

Tatum Wentworth is a native of South Kingstown, Rhode Island. She is currently a senior at Elon University pursuing a B.F.A in Dance Performance & Choreography and a B.A in Arts Administration with a minor in Business Administration. She has performed in Dancing in the Landscape, Fall Dance Concert, Black History Month, Spring Dance Concert, and various student works. Tatum is very excited to perform again this year and is grateful for all of the opportunities that Elon Performing Arts Department provides.

Lauren Weinberg

Lauren Weinberg is a native of San Antonio, Texas and currently, a senior at Elon University. She is pursuing a double major with a B.F.A in Dance Performance and Choreography and a B.S in Dance Science, along with a minor in Exercise Science. She studied at San Antonio Dance Academy for ten years along with San Antonio Metropolitan Dance Company for four years. She has attended summer intensives with American Ballet Theater, The Joffrey Ballet, and Point Park University. During her undergraduate career, Lauren has performed in Dancing in the Landscape, Fall Dance Concert, Spring Dance Concert, Black History Dance Concert, Student Fellowship Productions and various student works. She has also choreographed in the Red Circle Showcase and her first mainstage choreography piece, Just A Number, was performed in this year’s Fall Dance Concert. Just A Number¸ was selected through an adjudicating process, to be performed and compete in the Richmond Dance Festival in May. Lauren is also a Club Pilates Apprentice and will be fully certified in Pilate’s mat and equipment by graduation!

Jessica Werfel

Jessica Werfel is a native of Chantilly, Virginia. She is currently a junior pursuing a B.F.A. in Dance Performance and Choreography and a B.A. in Arts Administration. She has performed in Dancing in the Landscape, Black History Month Concert, Spring Dance Concert, and student works. Recently, she had an internship at Dance Place and attended the Paul Taylor American Modern Dance Intensive. This year, Jessica presented her choreography in Dancing in the Landscape and is delighted to be involved in the Fall Dance Concert! In the Spring, she is looking forward to studying abroad in Florence, Italy.

Erin Woods

Erin Woods is a native of Ridgewood, New Jersey. She is currently a junior at Elon University pursuing a B.F.A. in Dance Performance & Choreography and a B.S. in Dance Science. Previously, Erin trained with the Steps on Broadway Conservatory program and Ridgewood Performing Arts Center, and has attended summer intensives with the Pennsylvania Ballet. She completed an internship with Hackensack Meridian Health in the inpatient Physical Therapy unit. Erin has performed in Elon’s Fall Dance Concert (2019 & 2020), the Elon College Fellows Showcase (2019), Dancing in the Landscape (2018), and is excited to perform in this year’s Spring Dance Concert!

Emma Zucker

Emma Zucker is from Doylestown PA and is a current sophomore at Elon University pursuing a B.S. in Dance Science with a minor in Psychology. She has been studying several styles of dance since the age of three and is continuing her education into her undergraduate years. She has plans to go to physical therapy school after undergraduate to become a physical therapist for dancers. She is grateful towards the people who have gotten her to where she is today and cannot wait to continue her artistic journey with such incredible and talented artists.