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

Ashlyn DeLoughy

Ashlyn DeLoughy

Hannah Burnett

Hannah Burnett

Alexandra Strouse

Alexandra Strouse

Ashlyn DeLoughy

Ashlyn DeLoughy is a native of Sandy Hook, Connecticut. She is currently a senior in pursuit of a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Performance & Choreography as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism. As she approaches her last production season at Elon University, she is honored to present her work in this year's Dancing in the Landscape performances.

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.

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 is currently 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. 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, where she worked with choreographers Stefanie Batten Bland and Amy Hall Garner. 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 is from Tampa, Florida, and danced 14 years at the All American Dance Factory and Classical Ballet School. She was involved with the competition team and performed in all recitals and The Nutcracker.

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

Tatum Wentworth

Tatum Wentworth

Mackenzie Holub

Mackenzie Holub

Jasmine Powell

Jasmine Powell

Gaby Minionis

Gaby Minionis

Hannah Geissler

Hannah Geissler

Pheriby Bryan

Pheriby Bryan

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.

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.

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.

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. Trained in Ballet, Modern, Contemporary, Lyrical, Jazz, Tap and Hip-Hop, she began training at the age of 2. For seven years she performed The Nutcracker with the Burke Civic Ballet. Competing nationally over the years, Gaby has won 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.

Hannah Geissler

Hannah is a junior from Virginia. She has had the opportunities to perform in Elon Dance mainstage shows Dancing in the Landscape and Spring Dance Concert. She has also performed in a few student pieces outside of the dance program. Hannah is so excited for the show today, and she hopes you enjoy!

Pheriby Bryan

Pheriby Bryan has been dancing since she was 5 at Jami Masters School of Dance. She joined the Company in the eighth grade and has trained in Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Contemporary, Tap, Modern, and Hip Hop at Jami Masters. She was also a teammate on Charlotte Latin School Varsity Dance Team and served as captain for two years. Pheriby has performed in four high school musical theater productions and was an actor for Central Piedmont Community College Summer Musical Theater. Her senior year, she competed for Carolina Dance Masters and won the Ballet Scholarship for the state of North Carolina.

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

Emma Morris

Emma Morris

Sarah Rothacker

Sarah Rothacker

Meredith Peck

Meredith Peck

Riley Campbell

Riley Campbell

Gia Nguyen

Gia Nguyen

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.

Emma Morris

Emma Morris is a first year BFA Dance Performance & Choreography major from Lexington, Kentucky. She has been dancing since the age of 4 and is thrilled to continue on her path of becoming a professional dancer here at Elon. This semester she will be performing in Dancing in the Landscape.

Sarah Rothacker

Sarah Rothacker is a first year Dance Performance and Choreography, and Dance Science major from Columbus Ohio. She has danced at Columbus DanceArts Academy for 12 years, 5 of which being in the company program. At CDA she performed in the year end fairy tale, holiday show, Haunted Hip-Hip, and company showcase each year, as well as taught classes during her time in company. She had taken master classes at Jump, Nuvo, and Excel in Motion, along with taking classes in New York at Broadway Dance Center and Steps on Broadway and attended the Butler Summer Intensive summer 2020.

Meredith Peck

Meredith Peck is a native of Cincinnati, Ohio. She is currently a freshmen at Elon University pursuing a B.F.A. in Dance Performance & Choreography and a B.S. in Exercise Science. She trained at Premier Studio For Dance and traveled the country taking classes at renowned studios such as Alvin Ailey and Millennium.

Riley Campbell

Riley is a first year BFA Dance Performance and Choreography major from Wilmington, NC. She has been dancing since the age of five. She will be performing in Dancing in the Landscape as well as Spring Dance Concert this year. Riley is beyond excited to continue her training and growth here at Elon.

Gia Nguyen

Gia is a first year BFA Dance and Choreography Major with a double major in Sociology and is originally from Collegeville, PA. She has trained and assisted at her home studio for many years and is excited to continue her training at Elon. She will be in Dancing in the Landscapes and Fall Dance Concert this year. Gia is also a part of Elon Dance Works and cannot wait for the rest of her journey at Elon.

Inside Out

Choreographer: Jen Guy Metcalf

Music Credit: “White Rabbit” by Jefferson Airplane

Costume Design: Jen Guy Metcalf

Jen Guy Metcalf

Jen Guy Metcalf

Jessica Werfel

Jessica Werfel

Isabelle Mao

Isabelle Mao

Cassidy Perry

Cassidy Perry

Sarah Parks

Sarah Parks

Lily Beaver

Lily Beaver

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.

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!

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.

Lily 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 and Spring Dance Concert and she is excited to also be performing in the Fall Dance Concert this year. Lilly has enjoyed working with various guest artists such as Gaspard Louis, faculty and student choreographers throughout her time at Elon.

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

Alexandra Strouse

Alexandra Strouse

Eileena Boyce

Eileena Boyce

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 is currently 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. 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, where she worked with choreographers Stefanie Batten Bland and Amy Hall Garner. 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.

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), Redemption For Our Skin: Black History Month Concert (2021), as well as being an understudy for this show. 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!

Within

Choreographer: Lauren Jacobbe

Music Credit: “Wasteland” by Elder Island

Costume Design: Lauren Jacobbe

Kayla Spalding

Kayla Spalding

Lauren Jacobbe

Lauren Jacobbe

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), Rites of Season Spring Dance Concert (2020), Fall Dance Concert (2020), Redemption For Our Skin Black History Month Concert (2021), and Spring Dance Concert (2021). Kayla is so grateful for her experiences with the Elon dance program and looks forward to future performances!

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.

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 sophomore 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, and various other student works. She is looking forward to this upcoming performance season and the rest of her time at Elon!

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), Rites of Season Spring Dance Concert (2020), Fall Dance Concert (2020), Redemption For Our Skin Black History Month Concert (2021), and Spring Dance Concert (2021). Kayla is so grateful for her experiences with the Elon dance program and looks forward to future performances!

Serenity

Choreographer: Maurice Watson

Music Credit: “Pompidou” by Portico Quartet

Costume Design: Karl Green

Maurice Watson

Maurice Watson

Caroline Boothe

Caroline Boothe

Haley Asbury

Haley Asbury

Cat Beal

Cat Beal

Caroline Irmscher

Caroline Irmscher

Isabella Sessa

Isabella Sessa

Hannah Burnett

Hannah Burnett

Caroline Bernardon

Caroline Bernardon

Rachel Rightmyer

Rachel Rightmyer

Phoebe Crumbine

Phoebe Crumbine

Company

Maurice Watson

Maurice Watson

Renay Aumiller

Renay Aumiller

Jen Guy Metcalf

Jen Guy Metcalf

Amy Beasley

Amy Beasley

Caroline Boothe

Caroline Boothe

Makayla Kanerviko

Makayla Kanerviko

Tatum Wentworth

Tatum Wentworth

Haley Asbury

Haley Asbury

Cat Beal

Cat Beal

Mackenzie Holub

Mackenzie Holub

Caroline Irmscher

Caroline Irmscher

Jasmine Powell

Jasmine Powell

Ashlyn DeLoughy

Ashlyn DeLoughy

Jessica Werfel

Jessica Werfel

Gaby Minionis

Gaby Minionis

Isabelle Mao

Isabelle Mao

Isabella Sessa

Isabella Sessa

Hannah Burnett

Hannah Burnett

Caroline Bernardon

Caroline Bernardon

Cassidy Perry

Cassidy Perry

Alexandra Strouse

Alexandra Strouse

Kayla Spalding

Kayla Spalding

Lauren Jacobbe

Lauren Jacobbe

Rachel Rightmyer

Rachel Rightmyer

Phoebe Crumbine

Phoebe Crumbine

Sarah Parks

Sarah Parks

Eileena Boyce

Eileena Boyce

Anna Iglesias

Anna Iglesias

Hannah Geissler

Hannah Geissler

Emma Morris

Emma Morris

Callie Fabac

Callie Fabac

Sabella Volansky

Sabella Volansky

Sarah Rothacker

Sarah Rothacker

Meredith Peck

Meredith Peck

John Lee Rudolph

John Lee Rudolph

Lily Beaver

Lily Beaver

Pheriby Bryan

Pheriby Bryan

Riley Campbell

Riley Campbell

Gia Nguyen

Gia Nguyen

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Makayla Kanerviko

Makayla Kanerviko is a native of Syracuse, New York. She is currently a sophomore 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, and various other student works. She is looking forward to this upcoming performance season and the rest of her time 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.

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.

Cat Beal

Cat Beal is a native of Clemmons, North Carolina. She 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, Aoibhness, and the Red Circle Showcase.

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.

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, Spring Dance Concert, and is thrilled to have her choreography presented in this year’s Fall Dance Concert. Caroline is grateful for all of the experiences Elon has given her and is excited for what’s to come.

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.

Ashlyn DeLoughy

Ashlyn DeLoughy is a native of Sandy Hook, Connecticut. She is currently a senior in pursuit of a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Performance & Choreography as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism. As she approaches her last production season at Elon University, she is honored to present her work in this year's Dancing in the Landscape performances.

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!

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. Trained in Ballet, Modern, Contemporary, Lyrical, Jazz, Tap and Hip-Hop, she began training at the age of 2. For seven years she performed The Nutcracker with the Burke Civic Ballet. Competing nationally over the years, Gaby has won 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.

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!

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.

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.

Caroline Bernardon

Caroline Bernardon is a native of Madison, New Jersey and is currently living in Naples, Florida. She is a junior 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 is also completing her pre-requisites for dietician graduate school. She has performed in Dancing in the Landscape, Fall Dance Concert, Black History Month Concert, Spring Dance Concert, Senior Thesis Show, and various other student works.

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.

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 is currently 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. 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, where she worked with choreographers Stefanie Batten Bland and Amy Hall Garner. 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), Rites of Season Spring Dance Concert (2020), Fall Dance Concert (2020), Redemption For Our Skin Black History Month Concert (2021), and Spring Dance Concert (2021). Kayla is so grateful for her experiences with the Elon dance program and looks forward to future performances!

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.

Rachel Rightmyer

Rachel Rightmyer is a sophomore Dance Performance and Choreography Major and an Exercise Science Minor from Rochester, NY. Rachel has performed in pieces featured in the Fall Dance Concert, Spring Dance Concert, and Dancing in the Landscape at Elon University. Under the instruction of her amazing dance faculty, she is excited to start the new year of performing and choreographing as a member of the Elon Dance Program!

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.

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.

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), Redemption For Our Skin: Black History Month Concert (2021), as well as being an understudy for this show. 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!

Anna Iglesias

Anna is from Tampa, Florida, and danced 14 years at the All American Dance Factory and Classical Ballet School. She was involved with the competition team and performed in all recitals and The Nutcracker.

Hannah Geissler

Hannah is a junior from Virginia. She has had the opportunities to perform in Elon Dance mainstage shows Dancing in the Landscape and Spring Dance Concert. She has also performed in a few student pieces outside of the dance program. Hannah is so excited for the show today, and she hopes you enjoy!

Emma Morris

Emma Morris is a first year BFA Dance Performance & Choreography major from Lexington, Kentucky. She has been dancing since the age of 4 and is thrilled to continue on her path of becoming a professional dancer here at Elon. This semester she will be performing in Dancing in the Landscape.

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

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!

Sarah Rothacker

Sarah Rothacker is a first year Dance Performance and Choreography, and Dance Science major from Columbus Ohio. She has danced at Columbus DanceArts Academy for 12 years, 5 of which being in the company program. At CDA she performed in the year end fairy tale, holiday show, Haunted Hip-Hip, and company showcase each year, as well as taught classes during her time in company. She had taken master classes at Jump, Nuvo, and Excel in Motion, along with taking classes in New York at Broadway Dance Center and Steps on Broadway and attended the Butler Summer Intensive summer 2020.

Meredith Peck

Meredith Peck is a native of Cincinnati, Ohio. She is currently a freshmen at Elon University pursuing a B.F.A. in Dance Performance & Choreography and a B.S. in Exercise Science. She trained at Premier Studio For Dance and traveled the country taking classes at renowned studios such as Alvin Ailey and Millennium.

John Lee Rudolph

John Lee Rudolph is a senior BFA Acting Major from Charlotte, NC and he is thrilled to be a part of the team for Heart of Shrapnel. His previous credits at Elon include Medea (Messenger), Hamlet (Guildenstern U/S), and Arcadia (Jellaby U/S). He is also a proud member of the Performing Arts Departments Improv Team, Instant Laughter! He hopes you enjoy the show!

Lily 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 and Spring Dance Concert and she is excited to also be performing in the Fall Dance Concert this year. Lilly has enjoyed working with various guest artists such as Gaspard Louis, faculty and student choreographers throughout her time at Elon.

Pheriby Bryan

Pheriby Bryan has been dancing since she was 5 at Jami Masters School of Dance. She joined the Company in the eighth grade and has trained in Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Contemporary, Tap, Modern, and Hip Hop at Jami Masters. She was also a teammate on Charlotte Latin School Varsity Dance Team and served as captain for two years. Pheriby has performed in four high school musical theater productions and was an actor for Central Piedmont Community College Summer Musical Theater. Her senior year, she competed for Carolina Dance Masters and won the Ballet Scholarship for the state of North Carolina.

Riley Campbell

Riley is a first year BFA Dance Performance and Choreography major from Wilmington, NC. She has been dancing since the age of five. She will be performing in Dancing in the Landscape as well as Spring Dance Concert this year. Riley is beyond excited to continue her training and growth here at Elon.

Gia Nguyen

Gia is a first year BFA Dance and Choreography Major with a double major in Sociology and is originally from Collegeville, PA. She has trained and assisted at her home studio for many years and is excited to continue her training at Elon. She will be in Dancing in the Landscapes and Fall Dance Concert this year. Gia is also a part of Elon Dance Works and cannot wait for the rest of her journey at Elon.