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Dancing in the Landscape 2021

Director’s Note

It is my pleasure to welcome an audience to the 2021 Dancing in the Landscape concert. This is our first in-person dance concert in approximately 565 days! Many thanks to students, staff and faculty who did their part to get where we are today. And much appreciation to all the members of Healthy Elon for their ongoing work to keep us informed and safe.

The production consists of nine original choreographic works by students, faculty, and a guest artist. The four pieces choreographed by our students were created during their time in Choreography I and II courses in the fall 2020 semester. The dance faculty selected these pieces so the students may continue to develop their work and adapt it to locations on-campus. The faculty choreographers and our guest artist created work specifically for locations. They considered various aspects of each site (architecture, history, environment, etc.) when generating choreography. The Department of Performing Arts acknowledges that the land currently occupied by Elon University is that of the Adshusheer, Catawba, Eno, Occaneechi, Sappony, Shakori, and Sissipahaw people. We pay respect to the Indigenous caretakers of these lands as a first step in the process of healing the wounds of our shared history.

This academic year, the Dance Program will celebrate the 10th anniversary of our Dance Science degree and the 15th anniversary of our Dance Performance & Choreography degree. We honor Professor Lauren Kearns for being a key creator of both degrees and as a co-architect, with Dr. Joyce Davis, for the Dance Science degree. We also celebrate all majors, minors, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members who have been involved in the Dance Program all these years. Happy anniversary!

Please review the rest of our digital program for information about all individuals involved in this production. There are also many people to thank, and we acknowledge them below. This concert truly takes a village to produce, and it could not be done without many people in our Elon community. A very special thanks to the School of Communications for the support and use of their beautiful space. I hope you enjoy the Dancing in the Landscape concert!

Best Wishes,
Jen Guy Metcalf

Special Thanks

Dean Ford, Bryan Baker, Colin Donohue, Lauren Kearns, Kimberly Rippy, Will Roberson, Michael Smith, David McGraw, Event Technology Support, Casey Avaunt, Renay Aumiller, and the Elon Acting faculty.

Artistic DirectorJen Guy Metcalf
Assistant DirectorLauren Jacobbe
Costume CoordinatorHeidi Jo Schiemer
Concert AttendantsCallie Fabac & John Lee Rudolph
Front-of-House CoordinatorDavid McGraw
House ManagerKeri Anderson
Poster DesignSydney Dye

Pieces

24/7

Choreographer: Ashlyn DeLoughy

Music Credit: “Dream State” (Brighter Night) Instrumental by Son Lux, Audio Clips from CNN News Broadcasts

Costume Design: Ashlyn DeLoughy

Videographer: Alexandra Strouse

Hannah Burnett

Hannah Burnett

Ashlyn DeLoughy

Ashlyn DeLoughy

Alexandra Strouse

Alexandra Strouse

Hannah Burnett

Hannah Burnett is a senior from Beverly, Massachusetts pursuing a B.F.A. in Dance Performance & Choreography with a minor in Photography. While at Elon, she has performed in Dancing in the Landscape (2020, 2021, 2022), Fall Dance Concert (2021, 2022), Spring Dance Concert (2021, 2022), and a multitude of student-choreographed pieces. Hannah is grateful to have studied abroad in Florence, Italy last spring and performed choreography by Angelo Egarese. She also performed work by Brian Brooks at ADF this summer. Hannah is appreciative of all past performance opportunities and looks forward to dancing with her peers for one last year at Elon. 

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.

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.

Clearance

Choreographer: Amy Beasley

Movement Invention: Amy Beasley and the Dancers

Music Credit: “Hemipode” by Amina

Costume Design: Karl Green

Amy Beasley

Amy Beasley

Anna Iglesias

Anna Iglesias

Sabella Volansky

Sabella Volansky

Amy Beasley

Amy Love Beasley is a dance artist and educator. She is currently an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Dance at Elon University and has been on faculty at UNC Greensboro, Wake Forest University, and UNC School of the Arts’ Summer Intensive. Her work has been performed at Elon University, the Greensboro Fringe Festival, UNC Greensboro, FSC-Jacksonville, Wake Forest University, the North Carolina Dance Festival, UNC School of the Arts, Art-o-Matic in Washington, DC and through Waxworks and at the Center for Performance Research, in Brooklyn, NY. She has had the good fortune of performing for many inspiring artists, of being in a community with amazing teachers, students, and colleagues, and of being a mother to her favorite little mover and shaker, Josie.

Anna Iglesias

Anna Iglesias is from Tampa, Florida. She is a third year student pursuing a B.S. in Dance Science on the Accelerated Pathway to PT. She has been dancing for 17 years, and danced for most of her life at her former studio, All American Dance Factory. So far, she has been a part of Dancing in the Landscape, Fall Dance Concert, Spring Dance Concert, DanceWorks shows, and some student-run productions here at Elon. She can't wait to be involved in more shows this year and in the future.

Sabella Volansky

Sabella Volansky is a first year Dance Science major planning to go into physical therapy. She has been dancing for 15 years and has done competition dance since she was about 7. She is super excited for Dancing in the Landscapes and can't wait to give her first performance at Elon!

Kalos + Eidos

Choreographer: Jasmine Powell

Music Credit: “Elizabeth’s Lullaby” by Aaron​

Costume Design: Jasmine Powell

Jasmine Powell

Jasmine Powell

Pheriby Bryan

Pheriby Bryan

Hannah Giessler

Hannah Giessler

Mackenzie Holub

Mackenzie Holub

Gaby Minionis

Gaby Minionis

Tatum Wentworth

Tatum Wentworth

Jasmine Powell

Jasmine Powell, MFA, is a Creative Expressionist from Hillsborough, NC. Her artistry researches untold stories of interrelated sociological and cultural embodiment and serves as an Elon University Performing Arts Professor. Jasmine has danced with Philadanco, Dianne McIntyre, Milton Myers, Ron Brown, Bill T. Jones, Culture Mill and currently performs with KT Dance Collective. Through her various artistic expressions in performance theaters, dance/film festivals, music videos and most recently the 2023 International Detroit Dance City Festival season, she smiles at the opportunity to share her work rooted in conceptual storytelling and is always relating to others through a creative expressionist lens.

Pheriby Bryan

Pheriby Bryan is a junior at Elon University and a North Carolina native. She is getting her BFA in Dance and Choreography with minors in Spanish and Business. She grew up at Jami Masters School of Dance in Charlotte, NC and has danced in Dancing in the Landscape, Black History Month Dance Concert, and Spring Dance Concert at Elon. She has performed at Ash and Elm Dance Company, Central Piedmont Community College’s production of Guys and Dolls, and American Dance Festival’s Footprints where she danced for Abdel R. Salaam. This school year, Pheriby presented her directing and choreography debut entitled Semicolon thanks to the Rhodes Research Grant.

Hannah Giessler

Hannah Giessler, a senior from Virginia, is pursuing a double major with a BFA in Dance Performance and Choreography and a BA in Psychology. She has had the privilege of performing in Dancing In The Landscape, Spring Dance Concert, Black History Month Dance Concert, Fall Dance Concert, and numerous other pieces within and outside of the program. Hannah would like to thank her family, both at home and those she found here, for all of their support. She would also like to thank you for coming to her last mainstage show! Enjoy!

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.

Gaby Minionis

Gaby is a senior at Elon, working towards her BFA in Dance Performance & Choreography, BA in Arts Administration and BS in Sport Management. Originally from Fairfax, VA, she performed with the Burke Civic Ballet for 7 seasons. As a former member of The Movement Studios in Springfield, VA, she traveled and competed nationally and trained with Kathryn McCormick, Dejan Tubic and Kyle Robinson of DMI. While dancing at Elon, Gaby has performed in multiple shows including: Dancing in the Landscape, Fall Dance Concert, Spring Dance Concert and Black History Month Concert. She proudly represented Elon University at the Accademia Europea di Firenze while performing “Catching Light” by Laura Kerns in Florence, Italy. Currently, Gaby is choreographing for studios in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.

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.

Sitting Tight

Choreographer: Renay Aumiller

Movement Invention: Renay Aumiller and the Dancers

Music Credit: “Happy Walking” by Sun Glitters

Costume Design: The Dancers

Renay Aumiller

Renay Aumiller

Riley Campbell

Riley Campbell

Emma Morris

Emma Morris

Meredith Peck

Meredith Peck

Gia Nguyen

Gia Nguyen

Sarah Rothacker

Sarah Rothacker

Renay Aumiller

Renay Aumiller is an Associate Professor of Dance at Elon University, Registered Yoga teacher, and a Franklin Method Educator. She is an artist and scholar specializing in contemporary dance technique and the creative process of dance-making. She has presented her choreography in festivals across United States, Sweden, United Kingdom, Canada, Pakistan, Serbia, Taiwan, and Italy. Her research in teaching pedagogy has been presented in the National Dance Educators Organization conferences, Somatic Dance Educators Conference, the NC Dance Educators Organization conferences, the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Southeast American College Dance Association Conferences, and Northeast Normal University in Changchun, China. 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 University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Riley Campbell

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

Emma Morris

Emma Morris is a junior at Elon pursuing a double major in Dance Performance & Choreography and Dance Science. She is from Lexington, Kentucky and is thrilled to continue on her path of becoming a professional dancer here at Elon. At Elon, she has had multiple opportunities to perform in Dancing In The Landscape, Spring Dance Concert & Black History Month Dance Concert. Emma was given the opportunity to debut her choreography in Dancing in the Landscape earlier this year. She is grateful and excited to perform in Fall Dance for the first time!

Meredith Peck

Meredith Peck is a native of Cincinnati, Ohio and she is a third-year BFA dance performance and choreography major with a second education track in Dance Science (B.A). Peck trained at Premier Studio for Dance in Loveland, Ohio where she was a competitive member of their nationwide travel team. Peck has trained at various renowned studios including Steps on Broadway, Broadway Dance Center, and Alvin Ailey. She has performed with the Elon University Dance Program in Dancing in the Landscape and Fall Dance Concert.

Gia Nguyen

Gia Nguyen is a junior double major in BFA Dance Performance and Choreography and BA Sociology. She is from Collegeville, PA where she began her dance training at On Edge Movement as a competitive company member. She has had the honor to perform in all of the dance shows presented here at Elon such as Dancing in the Landscape, Black History Month Dance Concert as well as both Fall and Spring Dance Concerts. She is thrilled to be back for her third year and is overjoyed to be a part of yet another amazing Elon Dance production. This year, she has the privilege of presenting choreography for the first time in Fall Dance Concert as well as performing in the show as a dancer. She is beyond grateful for this opportunity to showcase her work and hopes that the audience enjoys her narrative through art.

Sarah Rothacker

Sarah Rothacker is a Junior at Elon University majoring in Dance Performance and Choreography (BFA) and Communication Design (BA) from Dublin, OH. While at Elon she has been given the opportunity to perform in Dancing in the LandscapeFall Dance Concert, Black History Month Concert and Spring Dance Concert along with various student works including Semicolon last fall, and The Rhoades Grant Dance Concert later this semester. She has had the opportunity to study dance in Los Angeles this past Summer and plans to dance at the study abroad program in Florence, Italy in Summer 2024.

Inside Out

Choreographer: Jen Guy Metcalf

Music Credit: “White Rabbit” by Jefferson Airplane

Costume Design: Jen Guy Metcalf

Jen Guy Metcalf

Jen Guy Metcalf

Lilly Beaver

Lilly Beaver

Isabelle Mao

Isabelle Mao

Cassidy Perry

Cassidy Perry

Sarah Parks

Sarah Parks

Jessica Werfel

Jessica Werfel

Jen Guy Metcalf

Jen Guy Metcalf is an Associate Professor of Dance at Elon University. She 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. After undergraduate school, she performed professionally with Bodiography Contemporary Ballet 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, Canada, the Netherlands and Bosnia & Herzegovina. She is the founder and artistic director of  TERRANOVA Dance Theatre based in Greensboro, North Carolina

Lilly Beaver

Lilly, a native of Kannapolis, NC is a senior Dance Performance & Choreography and Psychology major. Lilly’s performance credits include Elon’s Dancing in the Landscape, Black History Month, Fall, and Spring Dance Concerts, along with Elon Cares, ADF’s Footprints, NCDF’s Residency Showing, and JOYEMOVEMENT’s Love Notes. She has presented work in the Fall Dance Concert and numerous festivals and is excited to present work in this year’s Dancing in the Landscape. Lilly has enjoyed working with various guest artists, faculty, and student choreographers. She is grateful to be an apprentice with the JOYEMOVEMENT dance company and a teacher at Miss Kim's.

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!

Cassidy Perry

Cassidy Perry is a native of Stone Mountain, Georgia. She is currently a senior at Elon University pursuing a B.F.A in Dance Performance and Choreography and Minors in Entrepreneurship, Business Administration, and Exercise Science. She trained with Phusion Dance Company for 11 years as a pre-professional artist and has attended summer intensives, including Dance Theater of Harlem and Atlanta Dance Experience. At Elon, she has performed in a number of dance concerts. She was also able to dance abroad over Winter Term during which she studied West African dance and culture in Ghana.

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.

Jessica Werfel

Jessica is a senior from Virginia, pursuing a B.F.A. in Dance Performance and Choreography and B.A. in Arts Administration. She studied abroad at the Florence Dance Center in Italy in Spring 2023. She has danced professionally with Krista Tucker Insights Modern Dance Company, DHH Collaborative, and the Fairfax Ballet. Jessica’s choreography “Just Becoming” was selected to be in Elon’s Dancing in the Landscape performance of 2022. She is also conducting undergraduate research on dance improvisation, to be presented Spring 2024 in the Rhoades Grant Dance Concert. She is thrilled to be performing in BHM this year!

Next Year in Jerusalem

Choreographer: Alexandra Strouse

Music Credit: “Run Away” by Lilschnee and text from “Next Year in Jerusalem” from Central Conference of American Rabbis’ “A Passover Haggadah”

Costume Design: Alexandra Strouse

Eileena Boyce

Eileena Boyce

Alexandra Strouse

Alexandra Strouse

Eileena Boyce

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

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.

Within

Choreographer: Lauren Jacobbe

Music Credit: “Wasteland” by Elder Island

Costume Design: Lauren Jacobbe

Lauren Jacobbe

Lauren Jacobbe

Kayla Spalding

Kayla Spalding

Lauren Jacobbe

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

Kayla Spalding

Kayla Spalding is a dancer and choreographer from Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She is a senior at Elon University, majoring in both Dance Performance and Choreography (BFA) and History (AB). During her time at Elon, she has performed in Dancing In The Landscape, Fall Dance Concert, Black History Month Dance Concert, and Spring Dance Concert all four years. Kayla has also presented work during the Dancing In The Landscape and the Fall Dance Concert at Elon. She also performed in both the Richmond Dance Festival and Florence Dance Festival this past year. Kayla is incredibly thankful for all her opportunities throughout her time at Elon!

Hole

Choreographer: Kayla Spalding

Music Credit: “Tomorrow’s Song” by Olafur Arnalds and “Mr. Blue Sky” by Electric Light Orchestra

Costume Design: Kayla Spalding

Makayla Kanerviko

Makayla Kanerviko

Kayla Spalding

Kayla Spalding

Makayla Kanerviko

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

Kayla Spalding

Kayla Spalding is a dancer and choreographer from Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She is a senior at Elon University, majoring in both Dance Performance and Choreography (BFA) and History (AB). During her time at Elon, she has performed in Dancing In The Landscape, Fall Dance Concert, Black History Month Dance Concert, and Spring Dance Concert all four years. Kayla has also presented work during the Dancing In The Landscape and the Fall Dance Concert at Elon. She also performed in both the Richmond Dance Festival and Florence Dance Festival this past year. Kayla is incredibly thankful for all her opportunities throughout her time at Elon!

Serenity

Choreographer: Maurice Watson

Music Credit: “Pompidou” by Portico Quartet

Costume Design: Karl Green

Maurice Watson

Maurice Watson

Haley Asbury

Haley Asbury

Cat Beal

Cat Beal

Caroline Boothe

Caroline Boothe

Caroline Bernardon

Caroline Bernardon

Hannah Burnett

Hannah Burnett

Phoebe Crumbine

Phoebe Crumbine

Caroline Irmscher

Caroline Irmscher

Rachel Rightmyer

Rachel Rightmyer

Isabella Sessa

Isabella Sessa

Maurice Watson

Maurice Watson is a dancer, choreographer, and educator, who holds an MFA in choreography from the University of Iowa and is currently an Assistant Professor of Dance at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. As an artist, he’s performed with Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble, Lula Washington Dance Theatre, JazzAntiqua Dance and Music Ensemble, and the Long Beach Ballet in California. Watson has also worked commercially in productions at Disney, on Holland American Cruise Lines, as well and in television and films.

Haley Asbury

Haley Asbury is a senior from Morris County, NJ earning a dual degree in BFA Dance Performance & Choreography and BA in Arts Administration. During her time at Elon, Haley has had several opportunities to perform works by guest artists in the Fall Dance Concert and Spring Dance Concert. During her spring semester of junior year, she studied abroad at the Florence Dance Center in Florence, Italy. Haley is grateful to be a choreographer in the show this year, and is excited to share what her and her dancers have created.

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!

Hannah Burnett

Hannah Burnett is a senior from Beverly, Massachusetts pursuing a B.F.A. in Dance Performance & Choreography with a minor in Photography. While at Elon, she has performed in Dancing in the Landscape (2020, 2021, 2022), Fall Dance Concert (2021, 2022), Spring Dance Concert (2021, 2022), and a multitude of student-choreographed pieces. Hannah is grateful to have studied abroad in Florence, Italy last spring and performed choreography by Angelo Egarese. She also performed work by Brian Brooks at ADF this summer. Hannah is appreciative of all past performance opportunities and looks forward to dancing with her peers for one last year at Elon. 

Phoebe Crumbine

Phoebe Crumbine (BFA & BA, Elon University) is a multi-faceted artist and performer from Beverly, Massachusetts. She has been selected to perform works by Angelo Egarese, Elizabeth Parkinson, Mary Ann Lamb, Jacob Karr, Cindy Salgado, Kim Wolfe, Maurice Watson, Jiwon Ha, Shaleigh Comerford, Sara Ruth Tourek, and Ming Yung Lang. Her choreography was chosen to be presented at a mainstage production at Elon University. She was selected to study dance and perform in Florence, Italy where she performed in the Florence Dance Festival. She is trained vocally by Gretchen Bruesehoff. She is a candidate for a 500 hour comprehensive Pilates Certification. She is working towards her personal trainer certification. She wants to thank all of her mentors, teachers, family, and friends for supporting her and pushing her past what she thought she was capable of! phoebecrumbine.com IG: phoebecrumbine

Caroline Irmscher

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

Rachel Rightmyer

Rachel Rightmyer is a senior majoring in Dance Performance and Choreography and minoring in Exercise Science. Rachel has been in many works throughout her time at Elon, including works by Yoshito Sakuraba, Maurice Watson, Clarice Young, and Brianna Forbes. She is excited to be completing her last performance on the McCrary stage in the Spring Dance Concert performing works by Ming-Lung Yang and Shaleigh Comerford.

Isabella Sessa

Isabella Sessa was born and raised in Monmouth County, New Jersey. She is currently a senior at Elon University double majoring in Dance Performance & Choreography and Arts Administration with a Business Administration minor. At Elon, Isabella will be performing in Fall Dance Concert, Black History Month Dance Concert, Spring Dance Concert, The Matriarchy: Stories of Womankind, and her senior thesis production this year! This past spring semester, Isabella trained in Florence, Italy at the Florence Dance Center to continue her dance education. She is so excited to be dancing with her peers for one last time!

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