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Due to weather forecasts related to Hurricane Ian, both performances have been cancelled. An archival video of a dress rehearsal will be made available to the dancers and their families once it has been edited.

Director’s Note

Welcome to Dancing in the Landscape

Opening for the Elon University Performing Arts Production Season, Dancing in the Landscape invites the audience to meet outside Lindner Hall and travel through the Lambert Academic Village to experience Site-Specific dance performances in the beautiful landscape. This free event features original and experimental choreography by Faculty and Student BFA Majors, and we are also excited to highlight our first-year dancers in their debut performance within the Dance Program, supported by the Department of Performing Arts. Come join us during Parent’s weekend on Elon’s campus to enjoy fresh air, good music, and beautiful movers who are ready to perform for you.

~Jasmine Powell

Special Thanks

Will Roberson, Dance Program, Performing Arts Department, Sydney Dye, Alexa Lowey, Cultural Programs, Native American Student Association, Scott Stevens, Steven Whitsitt, Miranda Ferrante, Choreographers, Elon Dance Program Students and Families!

Production Team

Artistic DirectorJasmine Powell
Assistant to Artistic DirectorGaby Cataldo
Costume CoordinatorHeidi Jo Schiemer
Front-of-House CoordinatorDavid McGraw
House ManagerJack Morrill
Poster DesignSydney Dye

Pieces

Special Presentation by Rachel Dietert, President of the Native American Student Association (NASA) – Elon University Student Organization

Forbes20Tour “Walk With Me”

Choreographer: Brianna Forbes

“Walk With Me” is a movement reflection that aims to create a space where individuals can ponder the importance of building a healthy community and its role in loving people back to life. This piece also builds upon my personal passion for the homeless community of Greensboro, NC, their need for visibility and the need for the community to walk with them to love them back to life. This work is a movement response to the questions: Who do we need most in life right now, and what do we need most in life right now to flourish and come back to life? It emphasizes the importance of CHOICE. Choosing to embrace our own weaknesses as well as the strengths of others as they choose to walk with us and build us up in life. This piece also builds on personal reflections of how we should aim to grow in our own focus of becoming someone others can walk with and trust in their times of vulnerability. “Walk With Me” is remembering and acknowledging the value of one’s own weaknesses and strengths, community, healthy relationships, and the slow accumulation of regained strength through unity and visibility to empower each individual within a community, no matter their status to become their best whole self. My hope for everyone reading this is that you receive the strength to begin again however you need, and in whatever area you need, in this life. That you would embrace your weaknesses and allow others in to walk with you in this life. From my heart to yours, know that you are valued, appreciated, and here on this earth for a reason. Sending you love, hope, and strength for your journey to begin again and continue life with strength and hope for the future.

Music Credit: Drum Skat by Marlon D

Costume Design: Brianna Forbes

Dancers: Parker MacIntyre, Gaby Minionis, Khairi Morrow, Katey O’Connell

Understudy: Gia Nguyen

Bre Forbes

Bre Forbes

Parker MacIntyre

Parker MacIntyre

Gaby Minionis

Gaby Minionis

Khairi Morrow

Khairi Morrow

Gia Nguyen

Gia Nguyen

Katey O’Connell

Katey O’Connell

Bre Forbes

Bre Forbes (MFA, BA) grew up loving Street Dance and performing with schools, troupes, and companies. She graduated from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG), receiving her Master of Fine Arts in Choreography along with her K-12 teaching license. Ms.Forbes currently serves as the National Board Advisor of Delta Chi Xi Honorary Dance Fraternity Inc., and is a proud dancer of Dance Now Cry Later. She has performed in many festivals such as “We Are Hip Hop” in Charlotte, NC, and choreographed House dance pieces during her artist residency with “Dance Project” located in Greensboro, NC. Ms.Forbes enjoys teaching and choreographing movement, and hopes to continue impacting communities as an artist/activist.

Parker MacIntyre

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

Gaby Minionis

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

Khairi Morrow

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

Gia Nguyen

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

Katey O’Connell

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

Sonder

Choreographer: Eileena Boyce

Movement Invention: sonder n. the profound feeling of realizing that everyone, including strangers passing in the street, has a life as complex as one’s own, which they are constantly living despite one’s lack of awareness of it.

Music Credit: We all Knew by Labrinth, Imagination by Labrinth

Costume Design: Eileena Boyce

Dancers: Lauren Jacobbe, Emma Morris, Isabella Piccirilli

Eileena Boyce

Eileena Boyce

Lauren Jacobbe

Lauren Jacobbe

Emma Morris

Emma Morris

Isabella Piccirilli

Isabella Piccirilli

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!

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.

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.

Isabella Piccirilli

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

Don’t Go, Come Home

Choreographer: Kate Shugar

Music Credit: Mother by John Lennon​

Costume Design: Kate Shugar

Dancers: Pheriby Bryan, Riley Campbell, Anna Iglesias, Mia Johnson, Sarah Rothacker, Kayla Spalding

Understudy: Maggie Adams

Maggie Adams

Maggie Adams

Pheriby Bryan

Pheriby Bryan

Riley Campbell

Riley Campbell

Anna Iglesias

Anna Iglesias

Mia Johnson

Mia Johnson

Sarah Rothacker

Sarah Rothacker

Kayla Spalding

Kayla Spalding

Kate Shugar

Kate Shugar

Maggie Adams

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

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.

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.

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.

Mia Johnson

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

Sarah Rothacker

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

Kayla Spalding

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

Kate Shugar

Kate Shugar earned her MFA (2019) from Sarah Lawrence College under the direction of John Jasperse and is now based in NC. She has been privileged to teach at Elon University, Hickory Ballet and Performing Arts, and UNCG. She has most enjoyed performing for Vanessa Voskuil, Raja Feather Kelly, and Diane Madden. Kate’s research interests lie in the intersection of spatial theory and the disruption of conventions of spectatorship, which she explored during her Spring 2020 Residency at Dance Project. Education, particularly helping students discover the joy of learning, is at the root of her love for dance.

Stand Your Ground

Choreographer: Maggie Addams

Movement Invention: Collaboration wtih Gabby Cataldo, and Isabella Sessa/ “Stand up for yourself like you would stand up for someone you love”

Music Credit: Easy by Son Lux, and A Moment Apart by ODESZA” by Sun Glitters

Costume Design: Maggie Addams

Dancer: Isabella Sessa

Understudy: Meredith Peck

Maggie Adams

Maggie Adams

Meredith Peck

Meredith Peck

Isabella Sessa

Isabella Sessa

Maggie Adams

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

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.

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.

Alerte aux Splash

Choreographer: Jiwon Ha in collaboration with dancers

Movement Invention: “Alerte aux Splash” is a contemporary dance piece that reflects on our daily emotions and conflicts with one another. This piece was inspired by French Impressionism composer Joseph Maurice Ravel. It’s been a great joy to work with our freshman students, rehearsal assistant Emma Stenger, and Professor Jasmine Powell. I’m thrilled to share this work with our audience.

Music Credit: Ravel: String Quartet In F Major, M.35: 2. Assez vif. Très rythmé by Dover Quartet & Brooklyn Classical

Costume Design: Heidi Jo Schiemer

Dancers: Natalie Dixon, Brooke Goldstein, Elizabeth Kennedy, Camryn Lowry, Amy Palmer, Lilly Sears, Lila Snodgrass

Rehearsal Assistant: Emma Stenger

Jiwon Ha

Jiwon Ha

Amy Palmer

Amy Palmer

Lilly Sears

Lilly Sears

Elizabeth Kennedy

Elizabeth Kennedy

Lila Snograss

Lila Snograss

Brooke Goldstein

Brooke Goldstein

Emma Stenger

Emma Stenger

Jiwon Ha

Born and raised in Busan, South Korea, Jiwon dances and teaches in multiple forms of dance - contemporary, ballet, modern, and Korean folk dance. That passion for dance has allowed her to dance, teach, choreograph, and organize events in the U.S., Canada, and South Korea. Jiwon currently lives in North Carolina where she teaches dance at Elon University.

Amy Palmer

Amy Palmer is a first year pursuing a BFA in Dance Performance & Choreography. She is from Wilmington, North Carolina, and is thrilled to continue her journey with the Elon dance program. Amy has been dancing for twelve years at her home studio, training in all styles of dance. This year she will be performing in Dancing in the Landscape. Amy is so excited about her next four years at Elon and cannot wait to see what the future holds.

Lilly Sears

Lilly Sears is a Freshman who is studying Dance Performance and Choreography. She is from Raleigh, North Carolina where she studied ballet, modern, jazz, and tap under Wendy Naylor at Main Street Dance. She is beyond excited to broaden her knowledge of dance and continue on her path as a dancer at Elon. This year she will be performing in Dancing in the Landscape.

Elizabeth Kennedy

Elizabeth Kennedy is a first-year Dance Performance and Choreography major at Elon. She is from Redding, Connecticut, where she started her dance training at 3 years old. She is very enthusiastic about continuing her professional career over the next four years at Elon University. This year she will be performing in Dancing in the Landscape and working on the tech crew of the spring play, Clue.

Lila Snograss

Lila Snograss is a first year at Elon pursuing a major in Dance Performance & Choreography. She has been dancing for 12 years in her home town of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and is so excited to continue her training here at Elon. This year she will be performing in Dancing in the Landscape, understudying in Black History Month, and she is on tech crew for Clue.

Brooke Goldstein

Brooke Goldstein is a first year Dance Performance and Choreography major. She is from Rockland County, New York and is thrilled to continue on her journey of becoming a professional choreographer and dancer at Elon. This year she will be performing in Dancing in the Landscape and the Black History Month Dance Concert. She is also understudying for Fall Dance Concert and is on the crew for Clue.

Emma Stenger

Emma Stenger is a sophomore student studying Dance Performance and Choreography and Dance Science. She is from San Diego, CA where she trained in ballet, pointe, contemporary, jazz, and tap under the direction of Jill Gibson as a conservatory student at The Ballet Company SD. At Elon, she has participated in Dancing in the Landscape as both a dancer and a rehearsal assistant, performed in student choreography pieces, and understudied for Spring Dance Concert. She is so excited to be performing this semester in Courtney Liu’s Fall Dance Concert piece.

DELTA S

Choreographer: Parker MacIntyre

Music Invention: entropy: lack of order or predictability; gradual decline into disorder

Music Credit: It’s Been a Long, Long Time by Harry James, Enter Sandman by Metallica, IV. Sweatpants by Childish Gambino, I. Crawl by Childish Gambino, Pleasant by SebastiAn and Charlotte GainsbourgA Passover Haggadah”

Costume Design: Alexandra Strouse

Dancers: Haley Asbury, Madi Boyer, Hannah Burnett, Caroline Irmscher, Makayla Kanerviko, Olivia Lanter, Rachel Rightmyer, Maya Simmons

Haley Asbury

Haley Asbury

Madison Boyer

Madison Boyer

Hannah Burnett

Hannah Burnett

Caroline Irmscher

Caroline Irmscher

Makayla Kanerviko

Makayla Kanerviko

Olivia Lanter

Olivia Lanter

Parker MacIntyre

Parker MacIntyre

Rachel Rightmyer

Rachel Rightmyer

Maya Simmons

Maya Simmons

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.

Madison Boyer

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

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.

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.

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!

Olivia Lanter

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

Parker MacIntyre

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

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!

Maya Simmons

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

Just becoming

Choreographer: Jessica Werfel

Music Credit: Imagine by Drehz; Carry You by Novo Amor

Costume Design: Jessica Werfel

Dancer: Gabby Cataldo

Gabrielle Cataldo

Gabrielle Cataldo

Jessica Werfel

Jessica Werfel

Gabrielle Cataldo

Gabrielle Cataldo, a native of Jamison, Pennsylvania, is a junior pursuing two degrees in Dance Performance and Choreography (B.F.A.), Arts Administration (B.A.), and a minor in Business Administration. Last year, she performed in both Fall Dance Concert and Spring Dance Concert. She is excited to have the opportunity to perform again this fall in Dancing In The Landscape and Fall Dance Concert. In the spring, she will be traveling abroad to Florence, Italy to continue her dance studies. Gabrielle wants to thank her family for their constant support and love, without them none of this would be possible.

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.

Enshrined

Choreographer: Jasmine Powell

Movement Invention: “There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done. One is called yesterday and the other is called tomorrow, so today is the right day to love, believe, do and mostly live.” Dalai Lama Dedicated to the First Year BFA Dance Majors.

Music Credit: Poem by David Whyte, Read by George Wilkerson Jr, Hello From Earth by Hyume and Alex Serra

Costume Design: Jasmine Powell

Dancers: Anaya Agard, Lindsey Goldstein, Evelyn Ealey, Aleah Newman, Aleah Newman, Sophie Seitchik

Rehearsal Assistant: Emma Morris

Jasmine Powell

Jasmine Powell

Emma Morris

Emma Morris

Anaya Agard

Anaya Agard

Luella Rick

Luella Rick

Aleah Newman

Aleah Newman

Lindsey Goldstein

Lindsey Goldstein

Evelyn Ealey

Evelyn Ealey

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.

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.

Anaya Agard

Anaya Agard is a first year at Elon pursuing a major in Dance Performance & Choreography. She is from Norwalk, Connecticut and started dancing when she was 5 at the New England Academy of Dance in New Canaan, CT. She has been training in ballet for 13 years and is so excited to explore different styles of dance with the Elon dance program. This year she will be performing in Dancing in the Landscape as well as operating the sound board for Clue.

Luella Rick

Luella Rick is a first year at Elon pursuing a major in Dance Performance and Choreography. She is from Oakton, VA and began dancing when she was 4 at Centreville Dance Academy. She trained there for 14 years in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern, and Contemporary and was on the competition team for 7 years. This year at Elon Luella, will be performing in Dancing in The Landscape.

Aleah Newman

Aleah Newman Is a Freshman BFA Dance Performance and Choreography Major from Chicago Illinois, she has been dancing In various styles since she was 3 years old at Driven2Dance and spent four years part of Inaside Chicago Dance's pre-professional company. She is so excited to continue her study of dance here at Elon. This year she will be performing in Dancing in the Landscape, and will also be performing in The Black History Month Dance Concert.

Lindsey Goldstein

Lindsey Goldstein is a first year Dance Performance & Choreography major. She is originally from Boston, MA, and has been dancing since she was 3 years old. Lindsey is so excited to continue her dance training at Elon! This year, she will be performing in Dancing in the Landscape and the Black History Month Concert, as well as understudying the Fall Dance Concert. She will also be on tech crew for Clue.

Evelyn Ealey

Evelyn Ealey is a first year at Elon pursuing a double major in Dance Performance & Choreography and Communications. She is from Fort Mill, South Carolina and is so excited to be a part of the Elon Performing Arts community. This year, she will be participating in Dancing In The Landscape, the Spring Dance Concert, and the Black History Month Dance Concert.

Company

Bre Forbes

Bre Forbes

Jiwon Ha

Jiwon Ha

Jasmine Powell

Jasmine Powell

Maggie Adams

Maggie Adams

Haley Asbury

Haley Asbury

Madison Boyer

Madison Boyer

Eileena Boyce

Eileena Boyce

Pheriby Bryan

Pheriby Bryan

Hannah Burnett

Hannah Burnett

Riley Campbell

Riley Campbell

Gabrielle Cataldo

Gabrielle Cataldo

Anna Iglesias

Anna Iglesias

Caroline Irmscher

Caroline Irmscher

Lauren Jacobbe

Lauren Jacobbe

Mia Johnson

Mia Johnson

Makayla Kanerviko

Makayla Kanerviko

Olivia Lanter

Olivia Lanter

Parker MacIntyre

Parker MacIntyre

Emma Morris

Emma Morris

Gaby Minionis

Gaby Minionis

Khairi Morrow

Khairi Morrow

Gia Nguyen

Gia Nguyen

Katey O’Connell

Katey O’Connell

Meredith Peck

Meredith Peck

Isabella Piccirilli

Isabella Piccirilli

Rachel Rightmyer

Rachel Rightmyer

Sarah Rothacker

Sarah Rothacker

Isabella Sessa

Isabella Sessa

Maya Simmons

Maya Simmons

Kayla Spalding

Kayla Spalding

Jessica Werfel

Jessica Werfel

Amy Palmer

Amy Palmer

Lilly Sears

Lilly Sears

Anaya Agard

Anaya Agard

Elizabeth Kennedy

Elizabeth Kennedy

Lila Snograss

Lila Snograss

Kate Shugar

Kate Shugar

Luella Rick

Luella Rick

Aleah Newman

Aleah Newman

Brooke Goldstein

Brooke Goldstein

Lindsey Goldstein

Lindsey Goldstein

Evelyn Ealey

Evelyn Ealey

Emma Stenger

Emma Stenger

Bre Forbes

Bre Forbes (MFA, BA) grew up loving Street Dance and performing with schools, troupes, and companies. She graduated from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG), receiving her Master of Fine Arts in Choreography along with her K-12 teaching license. Ms.Forbes currently serves as the National Board Advisor of Delta Chi Xi Honorary Dance Fraternity Inc., and is a proud dancer of Dance Now Cry Later. She has performed in many festivals such as “We Are Hip Hop” in Charlotte, NC, and choreographed House dance pieces during her artist residency with “Dance Project” located in Greensboro, NC. Ms.Forbes enjoys teaching and choreographing movement, and hopes to continue impacting communities as an artist/activist.

Jiwon Ha

Born and raised in Busan, South Korea, Jiwon dances and teaches in multiple forms of dance - contemporary, ballet, modern, and Korean folk dance. That passion for dance has allowed her to dance, teach, choreograph, and organize events in the U.S., Canada, and South Korea. Jiwon currently lives in North Carolina where she teaches dance at Elon University.

Jasmine Powell

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

Maggie Adams

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

Haley Asbury

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

Madison Boyer

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

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.

Gabrielle Cataldo

Gabrielle Cataldo, a native of Jamison, Pennsylvania, is a junior pursuing two degrees in Dance Performance and Choreography (B.F.A.), Arts Administration (B.A.), and a minor in Business Administration. Last year, she performed in both Fall Dance Concert and Spring Dance Concert. She is excited to have the opportunity to perform again this fall in Dancing In The Landscape and Fall Dance Concert. In the spring, she will be traveling abroad to Florence, Italy to continue her dance studies. Gabrielle wants to thank her family for their constant support and love, without them none of this would be possible.

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.

Mia Johnson

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

Makayla Kanerviko

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

Olivia Lanter

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

Parker MacIntyre

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

Emma Morris

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

Gaby Minionis

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

Khairi Morrow

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

Gia Nguyen

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

Katey O’Connell

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

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.

Isabella Piccirilli

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

Rachel Rightmyer

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

Sarah Rothacker

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

Isabella Sessa

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

Maya Simmons

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

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.

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.

Amy Palmer

Amy Palmer is a first year pursuing a BFA in Dance Performance & Choreography. She is from Wilmington, North Carolina, and is thrilled to continue her journey with the Elon dance program. Amy has been dancing for twelve years at her home studio, training in all styles of dance. This year she will be performing in Dancing in the Landscape. Amy is so excited about her next four years at Elon and cannot wait to see what the future holds.

Lilly Sears

Lilly Sears is a Freshman who is studying Dance Performance and Choreography. She is from Raleigh, North Carolina where she studied ballet, modern, jazz, and tap under Wendy Naylor at Main Street Dance. She is beyond excited to broaden her knowledge of dance and continue on her path as a dancer at Elon. This year she will be performing in Dancing in the Landscape.

Anaya Agard

Anaya Agard is a first year at Elon pursuing a major in Dance Performance & Choreography. She is from Norwalk, Connecticut and started dancing when she was 5 at the New England Academy of Dance in New Canaan, CT. She has been training in ballet for 13 years and is so excited to explore different styles of dance with the Elon dance program. This year she will be performing in Dancing in the Landscape as well as operating the sound board for Clue.

Elizabeth Kennedy

Elizabeth Kennedy is a first-year Dance Performance and Choreography major at Elon. She is from Redding, Connecticut, where she started her dance training at 3 years old. She is very enthusiastic about continuing her professional career over the next four years at Elon University. This year she will be performing in Dancing in the Landscape and working on the tech crew of the spring play, Clue.

Lila Snograss

Lila Snograss is a first year at Elon pursuing a major in Dance Performance & Choreography. She has been dancing for 12 years in her home town of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and is so excited to continue her training here at Elon. This year she will be performing in Dancing in the Landscape, understudying in Black History Month, and she is on tech crew for Clue.

Kate Shugar

Kate Shugar earned her MFA (2019) from Sarah Lawrence College under the direction of John Jasperse and is now based in NC. She has been privileged to teach at Elon University, Hickory Ballet and Performing Arts, and UNCG. She has most enjoyed performing for Vanessa Voskuil, Raja Feather Kelly, and Diane Madden. Kate’s research interests lie in the intersection of spatial theory and the disruption of conventions of spectatorship, which she explored during her Spring 2020 Residency at Dance Project. Education, particularly helping students discover the joy of learning, is at the root of her love for dance.

Luella Rick

Luella Rick is a first year at Elon pursuing a major in Dance Performance and Choreography. She is from Oakton, VA and began dancing when she was 4 at Centreville Dance Academy. She trained there for 14 years in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern, and Contemporary and was on the competition team for 7 years. This year at Elon Luella, will be performing in Dancing in The Landscape.

Aleah Newman

Aleah Newman Is a Freshman BFA Dance Performance and Choreography Major from Chicago Illinois, she has been dancing In various styles since she was 3 years old at Driven2Dance and spent four years part of Inaside Chicago Dance's pre-professional company. She is so excited to continue her study of dance here at Elon. This year she will be performing in Dancing in the Landscape, and will also be performing in The Black History Month Dance Concert.

Brooke Goldstein

Brooke Goldstein is a first year Dance Performance and Choreography major. She is from Rockland County, New York and is thrilled to continue on her journey of becoming a professional choreographer and dancer at Elon. This year she will be performing in Dancing in the Landscape and the Black History Month Dance Concert. She is also understudying for Fall Dance Concert and is on the crew for Clue.

Lindsey Goldstein

Lindsey Goldstein is a first year Dance Performance & Choreography major. She is originally from Boston, MA, and has been dancing since she was 3 years old. Lindsey is so excited to continue her dance training at Elon! This year, she will be performing in Dancing in the Landscape and the Black History Month Concert, as well as understudying the Fall Dance Concert. She will also be on tech crew for Clue.

Evelyn Ealey

Evelyn Ealey is a first year at Elon pursuing a double major in Dance Performance & Choreography and Communications. She is from Fort Mill, South Carolina and is so excited to be a part of the Elon Performing Arts community. This year, she will be participating in Dancing In The Landscape, the Spring Dance Concert, and the Black History Month Dance Concert.

Emma Stenger

Emma Stenger is a sophomore student studying Dance Performance and Choreography and Dance Science. She is from San Diego, CA where she trained in ballet, pointe, contemporary, jazz, and tap under the direction of Jill Gibson as a conservatory student at The Ballet Company SD. At Elon, she has participated in Dancing in the Landscape as both a dancer and a rehearsal assistant, performed in student choreography pieces, and understudied for Spring Dance Concert. She is so excited to be performing this semester in Courtney Liu’s Fall Dance Concert piece.