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

Ashlyn DeLoughy

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

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

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

Pheriby Bryan

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

Hannah Giessler

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

Mackenzie Holub

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

Gaby Minionis

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

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

Gia Nguyen

Gia Nguyen

Meredith Peck

Meredith Peck

Sarah Rothacker

Sarah Rothacker

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.

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

Gia Nguyen

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

Meredith Peck

Meredith Peck is a native of Cincinnati, Ohio and she is a second-year BFA dance performance and choreography major. She trained at Premier Studio for Dance, while participating in a nation-wide 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.

Sarah Rothacker

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

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 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.

Lilly Beaver

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

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

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

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

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

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

Phoebe Crumbine

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

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

Isabella Sessa

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

Company

Amy Beasley

Jen Guy Metcalf

Renay Aumiller

Maurice Watson

Jasmine Powell

Haley Asbury

Cat Beal

Caroline Boothe

Lilly Beaver

Caroline Bernardon

Eileena Boyce

Pheriby Bryan

Hannah Burnett

Riley Campbell

Phoebe Crumbine

Ashlyn DeLoughy

Callie Fabac

Hannah Giessler

Mackenzie Holub

Anna Iglesias

Caroline Irmscher

Lauren Jacobbe

Makayla Kanerviko

Isabelle Mao

Emma Morris

Gaby Minionis

Gia Nguyen

Cassidy Perry

Sarah Parks

Meredith Peck

Rachel Rightmyer

Sarah Rothacker

John Lee Rudolph

Isabella Sessa

Alexandra Strouse

Kayla Spalding

Sabella Volansky

Tatum Wentworth

Jessica Werfel

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.

Jen Guy Metcalf

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

Renay Aumiller

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

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.

Jasmine Powell

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

Haley Asbury

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

Cat Beal

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

Caroline Boothe

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

Lilly Beaver

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

Caroline Bernardon

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

Eileena Boyce

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

Pheriby Bryan

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

Hannah Burnett

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

Riley Campbell

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

Phoebe Crumbine

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

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.

Callie Fabac

Callie is so excited to perform in this show as she embarks on her senior year at Elon University. Previously, she played The Attendant in Medea and Popo in Clown Bar. Outside of Elon, Callie has performed in The Wizard of Oz with TheatreLeague and Nine with Spinning Tree Theatre. She also interned with MICHA this past summer during their workshop series and she has served as literary intern for Unicorn Theatre. Finally, Callie is proud to have participated in film projects both in and out of school (Bresee, Commuters, etc.). She is excited for what the future holds! @callie_fabac

Hannah Giessler

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

Mackenzie Holub

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

Anna Iglesias

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

Caroline Irmscher

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

Lauren Jacobbe

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

Makayla Kanerviko

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

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!

Emma Morris

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

Gaby Minionis

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

Gia Nguyen

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

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.

Meredith Peck

Meredith Peck is a native of Cincinnati, Ohio and she is a second-year BFA dance performance and choreography major. She trained at Premier Studio for Dance, while participating in a nation-wide 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.

Rachel Rightmyer

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

Sarah Rothacker

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

John Lee Rudolph

John Lee Rudolph is a senior BFA Acting major here at Elon and he is so excited to be a part of this incredible production. His past credits include Heart of Shrapnel (X/Y), Medea (Messenger), Hamlet (Guildenstern U/S), and Arcadia (Jellaby U/S). John Lee is also a proud member of the Department of Performing Arts improv team, Instant Laughter. He would like to sincerely thank the entire team for their artistry and their role in making this such a joyful experience. He hopes you enjoy the show!

Isabella Sessa

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

Alexandra Strouse

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

Kayla Spalding

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

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!

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