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 sophomore BFA Dance Performance and Choreography major from Mount Airy, Maryland who has been dancing since 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. For the Summer of 2022 Maggie was awarded a scholarship for the GUS Giordano College/Professional Summer Intensive. Maggie hopes to continue dancing long into her future and is excited for her next 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 junior working to obtain a BFA in Dance Performance & Choreography as well as a BA in Strategic Communications. She is a native North Carolinian from Durham. During her time at Elon, she has performed in Dancing in the Landscape (2019), Rites of Seasons: Spring Dance Concert (2020), Black History Month Concert (2021, 2022), Fall Dance (2021), and now two pieces in this performance. She has also had the privilege of being apart of two dance films under Keisha Wall called “I Want to Undie You” and “Reclaiming Power: The Black Maternal Crisis”. During summer of 2021, Eileena was able to perform with Shaleigh DanceWorks for the American Dance Festival’s reopening performance. Eileena is so excited to be back performing safely in-person and is excited for all the amazing experiences to come! She hopes you enjoy the performance!

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 is a first year student from Wilmington, North Carolina. She is currently pursuing a B.F.A in Dance and a B.A. in Arts Administration with a minor in Business Administration. She has grown up dancing her whole life at her home studio, training in all styles of dance. This year she has performed in Dancing in Landscape and Spring Dance Concert. Riley is excited to continue to explore all Elon has to offer, to share her love for dance, and perform with her peers.

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 Junior studying Dance Performance and Choreography and Human Service Studies from Western Massachusetts. 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 junior 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 Spring Dance Concert and looks forward to the rest of her time at Elon!

Lia Kelly

Lia Kelly is a Junior Dance Performance & Choreography and Communications Design 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 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 sophomore 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, Fall Dance Concert, Black History Month Dance Concert, and is excited to perform Spring Dance Concert!

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 Junior studying Dance Performance and Choreography and Human Service Studies from Western Massachusetts. 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 sophomore student from St. Louis, Missouri. She is pursuing a double major in Dance Performance and Choreography and Psychology. Olivia has been dancing since the age of two at her home studio, St. Louis Academy of Dance. She has also worked closely with professional companies, primarily The Big Muddy Dance Company, The Ashleyliane Dance Company, and MADCO, through summer intensives and performing opportunities alongside them. Olivia performed in Dancing in The Landscape in a piece choreographed by Casey Avaunt and The Fall Dance Concert in a dance created by guest choreographer, Jasmine Powell.

Emma Morris

Emma Morris is a first year 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. This year she will be performing in Dancing in the Landscape and Bridging: Spring Dance Concert as well as operating the sound board for The Cherry Orchard.

Sarah Rothacker

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

Kayla Spalding

Kayla Spalding is a third-year student at Elon University this fall. She is working to complete her B.F.A in Dance Performance and Choreography and her B.A. in History. During her time at Elon University thus far, she has performed in Dancing In The Landscape (2019, 2o21), Rites of Season Spring Dance Concert (2020), Fall Dance Concert (2020, 2021), Redemption For Our Skin Black History Month Concert (2021), and Spring Dance Concert (2021). Black History Month Dance Concert (2022), Bridging: The Spring Dance Concert (2022). Kayla is so grateful for her experiences with the Elon dance program and looks forward to future performances!

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 currently in her junior year at Elon University, pursuing a BFA in Dance Performance & Choreography and a BA in Psychology. She has performed in Dancing in the Landscape, Black History Month Concert, and Spring Dance Concert, as well as numerous student productions. She will be presenting her first choreographed piece in this year's production of the Fall Dance Concert. She feels grateful to be surrounded by her peers and faculty while entering this performance season.

Maggie Davenport

Maggie Davenport is from Wake Forest, North Carolina and is currently a Junior 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 Business Administration. She has had the opportunity to partake in Redemption for Our Skin: Black History Month Concert (2021) and Black History Month Concert (2022). This is her first live performance at Elon, and she is so excited! Maggie would like to thank everyone for the support as she returns to the stage and she is so grateful for the opportunity to perform live again!

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 first-year student at Elon pursuing a B.S in Dance Science on the Accelerated Pathway to PT. She has been dancing for 15 years, and danced for most of her life at her studio, All American Dance Factory. She performed in Dancing in the Landscape, along with many shows that her studio held such as The Nutcracker. She can't wait to be involved in more shows in her time at Elon.

Caroline Irmscher

Caroline Irmscher is a junior from Mississippi. She is pursuing a B.F.A. in Dance Performance and Choreography and a B.A. in Communication Design. She has performed in Dancing in the Landscape and Spring Dance Concert. She has also had her choreographic work presented in Fall Dance Concert 2021. Caroline is grateful for all of the experiences that Elon and the professors have provided and is excited for what’s to come.

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

Gaby Minionis is a native of Fairfax, Virginia and a sophomore at Elon University working towards her B.F.A. degree in Dance Performance and Choreography, and B.A in Arts Administration. She has trained in Ballet, Modern, Contemporary, Lyrical, Jazz, Tap and Hip-Hop. For seven years she performed The Nutcracker with the Burke Civic Ballet, and has competed nationally over the years winning numerous titles and scholarships. Her favorite is DMI, where she trained with Kathryn McCormick. Her summer intensive with DMI was the turning point when she knew that she wanted to pursue dance in college and professionally.

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

Madi Boyer

Madi Boyer

Daphne McGarvey

Daphne McGarvey

Amy Moore

Amy Moore

Khairi Morrow

Khairi Morrow

Katey O’Connell

Katey O’Connell

Rachel Rightmyer

Rachel Rightmyer

Jasmine Powell

Jasmine Powell, a Durham based dance artist from Hillsborough, NC, attended Oberlin College and Hollins University, MFA. Currently performing with KT Collective, Jasmine has also performed with Philadanco, Dianne McIntyre, Ronald K. Brown, Okwui Okpokwasili and Justin Tornow, to now serves as Assistant Professor of Performing Arts at Elon University. Continuing her own artistry featuring Approximation of a Woman, her body of work travel into performance theaters, local/ international dance and film festivals, and music videos. Jasmine smiles at the opportunity to share her work rooted in conceptual storytelling and is always relating to others through a creative expressionist lens.

Madi Boyer

Madi Boyer is a second-year from Jackson, New Jersey. She began dancing at the age of 4 and danced competitively since she was 8. She studied several dance styles at Freehold Academy of Performing Arts. She is now pursuing a double major with a B.S in Dance Science and a B.S in Exercise Science at Elon University. She has had the pleasure of performing in Dancing In The Landscape and Black History Month Dance Concert. Spring Dance Concert will be her first in person performance and she couldn't be more excited.

Daphne McGarvey

Daphne McGarvey is a First Year 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 is very thankful for the opportunity she has been given to perform in the Fall Dance Concert and is super excited for Spring Dance!

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.

Khairi Morrow

Katey O’Connell

Katey O'Connell is a first-year student at Elon University from Bedford, New Hampshire working to complete her B.F.A. in Dance: Performance and Choreography and B.A. in History. In her short time at Elon thus far, she has been a part of the Dancing in the Landscapes, Fall Dance Concert, and Spring Dance Concert productions and is looking forward to see what the future holds.

Rachel Rightmyer

Rachel is a third year student majoring in Dance Performance and Choreography. Rachel has had the pleasure of performing in the Fall Dance Concert, Spring Dance Concert, and Dancing in the Landscape at Elon! Some of her most memorable experiences have been being able to perform various styles on stage with her closest dance friends. Rachel is so excited to be part of another piece for this semester’s Spring Dance Concert!

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 junior working to obtain a BFA in Dance Performance & Choreography as well as a BA in Strategic Communications. She is a native North Carolinian from Durham. During her time at Elon, she has performed in Dancing in the Landscape (2019), Rites of Seasons: Spring Dance Concert (2020), Black History Month Concert (2021, 2022), Fall Dance (2021), and now two pieces in this performance. She has also had the privilege of being apart of two dance films under Keisha Wall called “I Want to Undie You” and “Reclaiming Power: The Black Maternal Crisis”. During summer of 2021, Eileena was able to perform with Shaleigh DanceWorks for the American Dance Festival’s reopening performance. Eileena is so excited to be back performing safely in-person and is excited for all the amazing experiences to come! She hopes you enjoy the performance!

Pheriby Bryan

Pheriby Bryan is a first-year Dance and Choreography major as well as a Spanish major. She danced at Jami Masters School of Dance since she was 5 and joined the Company in eighth grade. Pheriby has trained in Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Contemporary, Tap, Modern, and Hip Hop. She was a teammate on Charlotte Latin School Varsity Dance Team and served as captain for two years. Pheriby has performed in four high school musical productions and was an actor for Central Piedmont Community College Summer Musical Theater. She has understudied Dancing in the Landscape, Fall Dance Concert, and Spring Dance Concert.

Amanda Cousins

Amanda Cousins is a junior pursuing a B.F.A. in Dance Performance and Choreography and a A.B. in Biology on the pre-med track. She is from Chapel Hill, NC where she trained, competed, and taught at her local dance studio. During her time at Elon, Amanda has performed in various Elon dance concerts and student pieces, while also having the opportunity to understudy and be a rehearsal assistant. Amanda is very grateful for the opportunities she has had at Elon, and is looking forward to performing in The Spring Dance Concert this year.

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 second year Music Theatre Major at Elon University. Previous credits at Elon include 42nd Street (Pat Denning/Ensemble), The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin (Gregory, Keith, Daddy, Lucas U/S), and #Silenced (Actor #4). He is happy and proud to share his artistic endeavors and wants to thank all those who have supported him thus far in his life and career.

Derick Donato

Derick is a First-Year Music Theatre Major from Binghamton, NY, and is super stoked to be performing in his first Grand Night! Derick was last seen in the Spring Dance Concert here at Elon and is super excited to be the Male Swing in Elon Renegade's production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Derick would like to thank Deb and Chris, his amazing family, and his friends for everything they do for him and their constant support!

Hannah Giessler

Hannah Giessler, from Virginia, is a junior 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 Concert, Fall Dance Concert and many other student pieces. This is her first live performance in McCrary, and she couldn’t be more excited! Hannah would like to thank you for all of the support in this return to live theater 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, a Dance Performance & Choreography and Dance Science double major is thrilled to be performing in his second Spring Dance Concert. He recently performed in his third Black History Month Dance Concert, directed by Professor Keshia Wall, as well as this year's Fall Dance Concert in ERROR 404 by Caroline Irmscher, and FORBES20TOUR: PIECING ME TOGETHER by Brianna Forbes. Parker would like to thank his Mum, Dad, and brother for their constant support, as well as his fellow Elon Dance classmates!

Isabella Sessa

Isabella Sessa is a native of Colts Neck, New Jersey. She is currently a sophomore at Elon University pursuing a B.F.A. in Dance Performance & Choreography and a B.S. in Dance Science. 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. At Elon, Isabella has performed in Dancing in the Landscape in 2020.

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. 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 now Bridging: The Spring Dance Concert here at Elon!

Jessica Werfel

Jessica Werfel is a native of Chantilly, Virginia. She is currently a sophomore at Elon University pursuing a B.F.A. in Dance Performance and Choreography and a B.A. in Arts Administration. She trained at the Russell School of Ballet and was a member of the Fairfax Ballet Company and Kista Tucker Insights Modern Dance Company. She has also attended summer intensive programs with Paul Taylor American Modern Dance, Point Park University, the Nutmeg Conservatory, and Ballet Austin. Jessica is excited for all of the performance opportunities at Elon this year!

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

Lilly Beaver

Lilly Beaver

Caroline Boothe

Caroline Boothe

Hannah Burnett

Hannah Burnett

Ashlyn DeLoughy

Ashlyn DeLoughy

Caroline Irmscher

Caroline Irmscher

Mia Johnson

Mia Johnson

Gia Nguyen

Gia Nguyen

Tyler Okunski

Tyler Okunski

Izzi Piccirilli

Izzi 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 sophomore at Elon pursuing a B.F.A in Dance Performance and Choreography, B.A. in Arts Administration, and minors in Business Administration and Communications. Haley’s choreography has been featured at the 92Y in New York City where she received her first choreography award. This year Haley will be performing choreography from various faculty and guest artists in Dancing in the Landscape, Fall Dance Concert, Black History Month, and Spring Dance Concert. She looks forward to continuing her training at Elon, and hopes to study abroad in Florence, Italy next year.

Lilly Beaver

Lilly, a native of Kannapolis, NC is a sophomore at Elon University, double majoring in Dance Performance & Choreography and Psychology. She is passionate about sharing dance with those of all abilities and loves teaching integrative dance at Miss Kim’s in Burlington. Lilly’s performance credits include Elon’s Dancing in the Landscape, Black History Month, Fall Dance Concert, Spring Dance Concert, and Elon Cares. Lilly has enjoyed working with various guest artists such as Gaspard Louis and Ashley Lindsey, as well as faculty and student choreographers throughout her time at Elon.

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.

Hannah Burnett

Hannah Burnett is a sophomore from Beverly, Massachusetts. She is currently pursuing a B.F.A. in Dance Performance & Choreography with a minor in Photography. She trained in all styles of dance for 15 years before going to college and has also had experience teaching younger students. Hannah is grateful to have had the opportunity last year to perform in Dancing in the Landscape and the Spring Dance Concert. She is looking forward to dancing in this years performances with her fellow peers 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 junior from Mississippi. She is pursuing a B.F.A. in Dance Performance and Choreography and a B.A. in Communication Design. She has performed in Dancing in the Landscape and Spring Dance Concert. She has also had her choreographic work presented in Fall Dance Concert 2021. Caroline is grateful for all of the experiences that Elon and the professors have provided and is excited for what’s to come.

Mia Johnson

Mia Johnson is a first-year 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. She is very excited about her time here at Elon and can't wait to grow as an artist in this program.

Gia Nguyen

Gia is a First-Year student pursuing her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Performance and Choreography while also working to earn her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. She is from Collegeville, PA and has grown up dancing throughout her whole life at her home studio, On Edge Movement as a company member. She is experienced in styles including Contemporary, Ballet, Modern, Hip Hop and many more. She is beyond thrilled to continue her dance career and journey here at Elon University. This year, she will be performing in Dancing in the Landscapes, Fall 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.

Izzi Piccirilli

Isabella is a sophomore 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 an officer in the U.S. Army after graduation. Last year she performed in the Fall Dance Concert and Spring Dance Concert. In the fall, she was in the trio choreographed by Leah Wilks, and in the spring was in Casey Avaunt's Summer piece. She is very excited to perform again this year and cannot wait for what the program has in store for her in the future.

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

Renay Aumiller

Renay Aumiller

ShaLeigh Comerford

ShaLeigh Comerford

Ashley Lindsey

Ashley Lindsey

Jen Guy Metcalf

Jen Guy Metcalf

Jasmine Powell

Jasmine Powell

JP Mullican

JP Mullican

Michael Smith

Michael Smith

Keshia Wall

Keshia Wall

Maggie Adams

Maggie Adams

Sol Addison

Sol Addison

Keri Anderson

Keri Anderson

Haley Asbury

Haley Asbury

Sydney Bell

Sydney Bell

Cat Beal

Cat Beal

Lilly Beaver

Lilly Beaver

Caroline Boothe

Caroline Boothe

Caroline Bernardon

Caroline Bernardon

Eileena Boyce

Eileena Boyce

Brianna Boucher

Brianna Boucher

Madi Boyer

Madi Boyer

Pheriby Bryan

Pheriby Bryan

Hannah Burnett

Hannah Burnett

Victoria Cataldo

Victoria Cataldo

Riley Campbell

Riley Campbell

Amanda Cousins

Amanda Cousins

Phoebe Crumbine

Phoebe Crumbine

Maggie Davenport

Maggie Davenport

Sophie David

Sophie David

Ashlyn DeLoughy

Ashlyn DeLoughy

Zeth Dixon

Zeth Dixon

Derick Donato

Derick Donato

Hannah Giessler

Hannah Giessler

Katie Fulks

Katie Fulks

Mackenzie Holub

Mackenzie Holub

Anna Iglesias

Anna Iglesias

Caroline Irmscher

Caroline Irmscher

Lauren Jacobbe

Lauren Jacobbe

Marina Jansen

Marina Jansen

Mia Johnson

Mia Johnson

Kayla Jordan

Kayla Jordan

Makayla Kanerviko

Makayla Kanerviko

Lia Kelly

Lia Kelly

Olivia Lanter

Olivia Lanter

Katie Lorber

Katie Lorber

Isabelle Mao

Isabelle Mao

Parker MacIntyre

Parker MacIntyre

Laura McGuire

Laura McGuire

Daphne McGarvey

Daphne McGarvey

Amy Moore

Amy Moore

Emma Morris

Emma Morris

Gaby Minionis

Gaby Minionis

Jack Morrill

Jack Morrill

Khairi Morrow

Khairi Morrow

Gia Nguyen

Gia Nguyen

Katey O’Connell

Katey O’Connell

Tyler Okunski

Tyler Okunski

Sarah Parks

Sarah Parks

Izzi Piccirilli

Izzi Piccirilli

Rachel Rightmyer

Rachel Rightmyer

Sarah Rothacker

Sarah Rothacker

Isabella Sessa

Isabella Sessa

Kimmy Sessions

Kimmy Sessions

Maya Simmons

Maya Simmons

Alexandra Strouse

Alexandra Strouse

Kayla Spalding

Kayla Spalding

Madi Trigilio

Madi Trigilio

Tatum Wentworth

Tatum Wentworth

Jessica Werfel

Jessica Werfel

Lauren Weinberg

Lauren Weinberg

Erin Woods

Erin Woods

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.

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.

Jasmine Powell

Jasmine Powell, a Durham based dance artist from Hillsborough, NC, attended Oberlin College and Hollins University, MFA. Currently performing with KT Collective, Jasmine has also performed with Philadanco, Dianne McIntyre, Ronald K. Brown, Okwui Okpokwasili and Justin Tornow, to now serves as Assistant Professor of Performing Arts at Elon University. Continuing her own artistry featuring Approximation of a Woman, her body of work travel into performance theaters, local/ international dance and film festivals, and music videos. Jasmine smiles at the opportunity to share her work rooted in conceptual storytelling and is always relating to others through a creative expressionist lens.

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

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.

Maggie Adams

Maggie Adams is a sophomore BFA Dance Performance and Choreography major from Mount Airy, Maryland who has been dancing since 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. For the Summer of 2022 Maggie was awarded a scholarship for the GUS Giordano College/Professional Summer Intensive. Maggie hopes to continue dancing long into her future and is excited for her next two years at Elon!

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.

Keri Anderson

Keri Anderson is a first-year BFA Acting major from Maryland, double majoring in Arts Administration. Favorite past roles include Cecily Cardew in The Importance of Being Ernest, Mary Warren in The Crucible, Lauren in Circle Mirror Transformation, and Hermia in A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Haley Asbury

Haley Asbury is from Morris County, New Jersey. She is a sophomore at Elon pursuing a B.F.A in Dance Performance and Choreography, B.A. in Arts Administration, and minors in Business Administration and Communications. Haley’s choreography has been featured at the 92Y in New York City where she received her first choreography award. This year Haley will be performing choreography from various faculty and guest artists in Dancing in the Landscape, Fall Dance Concert, Black History Month, and Spring Dance Concert. She looks forward to continuing her training at Elon, and hopes to study abroad in Florence, Italy next year.

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.

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.

Lilly Beaver

Lilly, a native of Kannapolis, NC is a sophomore at Elon University, double majoring in Dance Performance & Choreography and Psychology. She is passionate about sharing dance with those of all abilities and loves teaching integrative dance at Miss Kim’s in Burlington. Lilly’s performance credits include Elon’s Dancing in the Landscape, Black History Month, Fall Dance Concert, Spring Dance Concert, and Elon Cares. Lilly has enjoyed working with various guest artists such as Gaspard Louis and Ashley Lindsey, as well as faculty and student choreographers throughout her time at Elon.

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!

Eileena Boyce

Eileena Boyce is a junior working to obtain a BFA in Dance Performance & Choreography as well as a BA in Strategic Communications. She is a native North Carolinian from Durham. During her time at Elon, she has performed in Dancing in the Landscape (2019), Rites of Seasons: Spring Dance Concert (2020), Black History Month Concert (2021, 2022), Fall Dance (2021), and now two pieces in this performance. She has also had the privilege of being apart of two dance films under Keisha Wall called “I Want to Undie You” and “Reclaiming Power: The Black Maternal Crisis”. During summer of 2021, Eileena was able to perform with Shaleigh DanceWorks for the American Dance Festival’s reopening performance. Eileena is so excited to be back performing safely in-person and is excited for all the amazing experiences to come! She hopes you enjoy the performance!

Brianna Boucher

Brianna Boucher is a sophomore majoring in Arts Administration and Theatrical Design and Technology, with a focus on stage management and costumes. She recently had the privilege of working with David McGraw as a research assistant for the Stage Manager Survey. In addition to her work on Movin' On, Brianna is currently stage managing a student show. Previous credits include Bridging: The Spring Dance Concert (SM and Asst. Scenic Designer), Fall Dance Concert (ASM) and Medea (ASM).

Madi Boyer

Madi Boyer is a second-year from Jackson, New Jersey. She began dancing at the age of 4 and danced competitively since she was 8. She studied several dance styles at Freehold Academy of Performing Arts. She is now pursuing a double major with a B.S in Dance Science and a B.S in Exercise Science at Elon University. She has had the pleasure of performing in Dancing In The Landscape and Black History Month Dance Concert. Spring Dance Concert will be her first in person performance and she couldn't be more excited.

Pheriby Bryan

Pheriby Bryan is a first-year Dance and Choreography major as well as a Spanish major. She danced at Jami Masters School of Dance since she was 5 and joined the Company in eighth grade. Pheriby has trained in Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Contemporary, Tap, Modern, and Hip Hop. She was a teammate on Charlotte Latin School Varsity Dance Team and served as captain for two years. Pheriby has performed in four high school musical productions and was an actor for Central Piedmont Community College Summer Musical Theater. She has understudied Dancing in the Landscape, Fall Dance Concert, and Spring Dance Concert.

Hannah Burnett

Hannah Burnett is a sophomore from Beverly, Massachusetts. She is currently pursuing a B.F.A. in Dance Performance & Choreography with a minor in Photography. She trained in all styles of dance for 15 years before going to college and has also had experience teaching younger students. Hannah is grateful to have had the opportunity last year to perform in Dancing in the Landscape and the Spring Dance Concert. She is looking forward to dancing in this years performances with her fellow peers 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 is a first year student from Wilmington, North Carolina. She is currently pursuing a B.F.A in Dance and a B.A. in Arts Administration with a minor in Business Administration. She has grown up dancing her whole life at her home studio, training in all styles of dance. This year she has performed in Dancing in Landscape and Spring Dance Concert. Riley is excited to continue to explore all Elon has to offer, to share her love for dance, and perform with her peers.

Amanda Cousins

Amanda Cousins is a junior pursuing a B.F.A. in Dance Performance and Choreography and a A.B. in Biology on the pre-med track. She is from Chapel Hill, NC where she trained, competed, and taught at her local dance studio. During her time at Elon, Amanda has performed in various Elon dance concerts and student pieces, while also having the opportunity to understudy and be a rehearsal assistant. Amanda is very grateful for the opportunities she has had at Elon, and is looking forward to performing in The Spring Dance Concert this year.

Phoebe Crumbine

Phoebe Crumbine is from Beverly, Massachusetts. She is currently in her junior year at Elon University, pursuing a BFA in Dance Performance & Choreography and a BA in Psychology. She has performed in Dancing in the Landscape, Black History Month Concert, and Spring Dance Concert, as well as numerous student productions. She will be presenting her first choreographed piece in this year's production of the Fall Dance Concert. She feels grateful to be surrounded by her peers and faculty while entering this performance season.

Maggie Davenport

Maggie Davenport is from Wake Forest, North Carolina and is currently a Junior 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 Business Administration. She has had the opportunity to partake in Redemption for Our Skin: Black History Month Concert (2021) and Black History Month Concert (2022). This is her first live performance at Elon, and she is so excited! Maggie would like to thank everyone for the support as she returns to the stage and she is so grateful for the opportunity to perform live again!

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.

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.

Zeth Dixon

Zeth Dixon is a second year Music Theatre Major at Elon University. Previous credits at Elon include 42nd Street (Pat Denning/Ensemble), The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin (Gregory, Keith, Daddy, Lucas U/S), and #Silenced (Actor #4). He is happy and proud to share his artistic endeavors and wants to thank all those who have supported him thus far in his life and career.

Derick Donato

Derick is a First-Year Music Theatre Major from Binghamton, NY, and is super stoked to be performing in his first Grand Night! Derick was last seen in the Spring Dance Concert here at Elon and is super excited to be the Male Swing in Elon Renegade's production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Derick would like to thank Deb and Chris, his amazing family, and his friends for everything they do for him and their constant support!

Hannah Giessler

Hannah Giessler, from Virginia, is a junior 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 Concert, Fall Dance Concert and many other student pieces. This is her first live performance in McCrary, and she couldn’t be more excited! Hannah would like to thank you for all of the support in this return to live theater 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 first-year student at Elon pursuing a B.S in Dance Science on the Accelerated Pathway to PT. She has been dancing for 15 years, and danced for most of her life at her studio, All American Dance Factory. She performed in Dancing in the Landscape, along with many shows that her studio held such as The Nutcracker. She can't wait to be involved in more shows in her time at Elon.

Caroline Irmscher

Caroline Irmscher is a junior from Mississippi. She is pursuing a B.F.A. in Dance Performance and Choreography and a B.A. in Communication Design. She has performed in Dancing in the Landscape and Spring Dance Concert. She has also had her choreographic work presented in Fall Dance Concert 2021. Caroline is grateful for all of the experiences that Elon and the professors have provided and is excited for what’s to come.

Lauren Jacobbe

Lauren Jacobbe is a Junior studying Dance Performance and Choreography and Human Service Studies from Western Massachusetts. 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.

Marina Jansen

Marina Jansen is a first-year Music Theatre major from Maryland. They are so excited to be performing and choreographing in their first Elon Grand Night! Thank you to all everyone for their hard work and enjoy the show!

Mia Johnson

Mia Johnson is a first-year 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. She is very excited about her time here at Elon and can't wait to grow as an artist in this program.

Kayla Jordan

As a first-year TDT student, Kayla is so excited to work as an assistant stage manager for Into the Woods! From Nashville, Tennessee, she has worked with local companies such as StudioTenn and Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre. While at Elon, Kayla was part of the backstage crew for the fall play Heart of Shrapnel and the fly crew for 42nd Street. She is looking forward to many more opportunities through the Elon Performing Arts program!

Makayla Kanerviko

Makayla Kanerviko is a native of Syracuse, New York. She is currently a junior 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 Spring Dance Concert and looks forward to the rest of her time at Elon!

Lia Kelly

Lia Kelly is a Junior Dance Performance & Choreography and Communications Design 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 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 sophomore student from St. Louis, Missouri. She is pursuing a double major in Dance Performance and Choreography and Psychology. Olivia has been dancing since the age of two at her home studio, St. Louis Academy of Dance. She has also worked closely with professional companies, primarily The Big Muddy Dance Company, The Ashleyliane Dance Company, and MADCO, through summer intensives and performing opportunities alongside them. Olivia performed in Dancing in The Landscape in a piece choreographed by Casey Avaunt and The Fall Dance Concert in a dance created by guest choreographer, Jasmine Powell.

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).

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, a Dance Performance & Choreography and Dance Science double major is thrilled to be performing in his second Spring Dance Concert. He recently performed in his third Black History Month Dance Concert, directed by Professor Keshia Wall, as well as this year's Fall Dance Concert in ERROR 404 by Caroline Irmscher, and FORBES20TOUR: PIECING ME TOGETHER by Brianna Forbes. Parker would like to thank his Mum, Dad, and brother for their constant support, as well as his fellow Elon Dance classmates!

Laura McGuire

Laura McGuire is a Junior Arts Administration major from Raleigh, North Carolina. She is excited to be House Manager for this production, a role she has been in since Fall 2021. Previously, she has been the Assistant Stage Manager for The Elephant Man at Elon University and was an Assistant Director at her high school. Instagram: @lauraamcguire

Daphne McGarvey

Daphne McGarvey is a First Year 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 is very thankful for the opportunity she has been given to perform in the Fall Dance Concert and is super excited for Spring Dance!

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.

Emma Morris

Emma Morris is a first year 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. This year she will be performing in Dancing in the Landscape and Bridging: Spring Dance Concert as well as operating the sound board for The Cherry Orchard.

Gaby Minionis

Gaby Minionis is a native of Fairfax, Virginia and a sophomore at Elon University working towards her B.F.A. degree in Dance Performance and Choreography, and B.A in Arts Administration. She has trained in Ballet, Modern, Contemporary, Lyrical, Jazz, Tap and Hip-Hop. For seven years she performed The Nutcracker with the Burke Civic Ballet, and has competed nationally over the years winning numerous titles and scholarships. Her favorite is DMI, where she trained with Kathryn McCormick. Her summer intensive with DMI was the turning point when she knew that she wanted to pursue dance in college and professionally.

Jack Morrill

Jack Morrill is a junior BFA Acting Major/BA Arts Admin Major from San Diego, California. Elon credits include Mr. Bergman in Beast Mode Champion, Polonius U/S in Hamlet, Ross/Lenox U/S in Macbeth, Timmy U/S in Clown Bar, and Beethoven U/S in Dog Sees God. Instagram: @jack.morr

Khairi Morrow

Gia Nguyen

Gia is a First-Year student pursuing her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Performance and Choreography while also working to earn her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. She is from Collegeville, PA and has grown up dancing throughout her whole life at her home studio, On Edge Movement as a company member. She is experienced in styles including Contemporary, Ballet, Modern, Hip Hop and many more. She is beyond thrilled to continue her dance career and journey here at Elon University. This year, she will be performing in Dancing in the Landscapes, Fall Dance Concert and Spring Dance Concert.

Katey O’Connell

Katey O'Connell is a first-year student at Elon University from Bedford, New Hampshire working to complete her B.F.A. in Dance: Performance and Choreography and B.A. in History. In her short time at Elon thus far, she has been a part of the Dancing in the Landscapes, Fall Dance Concert, and Spring Dance Concert productions and is looking forward to see what the future holds.

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.

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.

Izzi Piccirilli

Isabella is a sophomore 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 an officer in the U.S. Army after graduation. Last year she performed in the Fall Dance Concert and Spring Dance Concert. In the fall, she was in the trio choreographed by Leah Wilks, and in the spring was in Casey Avaunt's Summer piece. She is very excited to perform again this year and cannot wait for what the program has in store for her in the future.

Rachel Rightmyer

Rachel is a third year student majoring in Dance Performance and Choreography. Rachel has had the pleasure of performing in the Fall Dance Concert, Spring Dance Concert, and Dancing in the Landscape at Elon! Some of her most memorable experiences have been being able to perform various styles on stage with her closest dance friends. Rachel is so excited to be part of another piece for this semester’s Spring Dance Concert!

Sarah Rothacker

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

Isabella Sessa

Isabella Sessa is a native of Colts Neck, New Jersey. She is currently a sophomore at Elon University pursuing a B.F.A. in Dance Performance & Choreography and a B.S. in Dance Science. 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. At Elon, Isabella has performed in Dancing in the Landscape in 2020.

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. 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 now 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 third-year student at Elon University this fall. She is working to complete her B.F.A in Dance Performance and Choreography and her B.A. in History. During her time at Elon University thus far, she has performed in Dancing In The Landscape (2019, 2o21), Rites of Season Spring Dance Concert (2020), Fall Dance Concert (2020, 2021), Redemption For Our Skin Black History Month Concert (2021), and Spring Dance Concert (2021). Black History Month Dance Concert (2022), Bridging: The Spring Dance Concert (2022). Kayla is so grateful for her experiences with the Elon dance program and looks forward to future performances!

Madi Trigilio

Madi Trigilio is a sophomore 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, Fall Dance Concert, Black History Month Dance Concert, and is excited to perform Spring Dance Concert!

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.

Jessica Werfel

Jessica Werfel is a native of Chantilly, Virginia. She is currently a sophomore at Elon University pursuing a B.F.A. in Dance Performance and Choreography and a B.A. in Arts Administration. She trained at the Russell School of Ballet and was a member of the Fairfax Ballet Company and Kista Tucker Insights Modern Dance Company. She has also attended summer intensive programs with Paul Taylor American Modern Dance, Point Park University, the Nutmeg Conservatory, and Ballet Austin. Jessica is excited for all of the performance opportunities at Elon this year!

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!

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.