Fall Dance Concert 2021

Director’s Note

Welcome to the 2021 Fall Dance Concert. We are thrilled to be performing in person this year and look forward to connecting with you in the theatre. Our show includes pieces by student choreographers, Elon dance faculty members, and our artist-in-residence, Hyoin Jun. Thank you for joining us as we celebrate the joys of live performance.

Prof. Casey Avaunt, Artistic Director

Special Thanks

Renay Aumiller, Hannah Brown, Lauren Kearns, David McGraw, Jen Guy Metcalf, Kimberly Rippy, Keshia Wall, Maurice Watson.

Production Team

Artistic DirectorCasey Avaunt
Production ManagerBill Webb
Costume CoordinatorHeidi Jo Schiemer
Sound DesignerMichael Smith
Technical DirectorJP Mullican
Stage ManagerHannah Brown
Assistant Stage ManagerBrianna Boucher
Light Board OperatorGraham Cole
Sound Board OperatorKelli Geiger
Deck CrewSarah Rothacke, Emma Stenger, Kelli Geiger
Wardrobe CrewRiley Campbell, Alyssa Wise
Front-of-House CoordinatorDavid McGraw
House ManagerKeri Anderson, Ella Huestis
Poster DesignSydney Dye

Pieces

Error 404

Choreographer: Caroline Irmscher

Music Credit: “Blemtrails” by Yamaneko, “Typewriter” by Youtoogle Effects

Costume Design: Heidi Jo Schiemer and Caroline Irmscher

Lighting Design: Sarah Adams

Dancer: Parker MacIntyre

Understudy: Haley Asbury

I would like to thank my wonderful dancer, Parker MacIntyre, for his dedication to my piece throughout the past year. I would also like to thank my understudy, Haley Asbury, for all of the wonderful insight and hard work she has put into this piece. This piece wouldn’t be what it is without these two. I am so grateful for the opportunity to be apart of this production and for the faculty who have guided me along the way.

Sarah Kay Adams

Sarah Kay Adams

Haley Asbury

Haley Asbury

Caroline Irmscher

Caroline Irmscher

Parker MacIntyre

Parker MacIntyre

Sarah Kay Adams

Sarah is a sophomore double major in theatre design and technology with a focus in lighting and sound as well as arts administration. She is so happy to be an assistant lighting designer for Movin' On and is excited for the next! In her most recent shows, she was the sound designer/A1 for Into the Woods and one of the lighting designers for the Fall Dance Concert. She’d also like to give a thank you to all faculty, staff, friends and family that have supported her throughout this process!

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.

Caroline Irmscher

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

Parker MacIntyre

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

Halfway There

Choreographer: Casey Avaunt

Music Credit: “Wurlitzer” by Lushlife Project. Edited by Michael Smith.​

Costume Design: Heidi Jo Schiemer

Lighting Design: Alicia Varcoe

Dancers: Sophie David, Mackenzie Holub, Anna Iglesias, Olivia Lanter, Mia Johnson, Allie Strouse

Understudies: Pheriby Bryan, Lila Hoffman Byer

Thank you to the dancers and understudies who worked so hard to bring this piece to life.

Casey Avaunt

Casey Avaunt

Alicia Varcoe

Alicia Varcoe

Pheriby Bryan

Pheriby Bryan

Sophie David

Sophie David

Mackenzie Holub

Mackenzie Holub

Anna Iglesias

Anna Iglesias

Olivia Lanter

Olivia Lanter

Alexandra Strouse

Alexandra Strouse

Casey Avaunt

Casey Avaunt is a contemporary dance maker committed to creating innovative choreography projects. Her work has toured to a number of national and international venues including the Sheung Wan Civic Center, Hong Kong; Dance Theater Workshop, New York City; The National Experimental Theater, Taiwan; and Meridian Gallery, San Francisco. Casey has received a Mellon Foundation award, a Pike's Peak Arts Award, and three Maxwell H. Gluck Arts Fellowships. Casey’s recent work has been performed at the Dance Bridges Festival in Kolkata, India (2019), Untitled Space in Zhujiajiao, China (2019), and the Boston Contemporary Dance Festival (2020).

Alicia Varcoe

Alicia Varcoe is a multi-hyphenate artist and administrator, and a proud graduate of Elon University (TDT & Music). She is thrilled to return after guest designing in the 2019 Fall Dance Concert. Favorite lighting designs include Pride and Prejudice (Warehouse Theatre), The Old Man and the Old Moon (Theatre in the Park), Constellations (Mill Mountain Theatre), Fugitive Songs (Elon) and Next To Normal (Elon). Upcoming: World Premiere of The Lotus Paradox by Dorothy Fortenberry at the Warehouse Theatre. By day, Alicia serves as a frontline fundraiser for the Duke University Parents Program.

Pheriby Bryan

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

Sophie David

Sophie David is from Franklin, Massachusettes and has been dancing for 16 years. Some of the shows she has performed in includes Swan Lake, Into the Woods, Dancing in the Landscape, Coppelia, and The Nutcracker. Sophie is so excited to perform in Casey Avaunt's Fall Dance Concert piece and is beyond excited to return to a stage after so long away from the theater.

Mackenzie Holub

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

Anna Iglesias

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

Olivia Lanter

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

Alexandra Strouse

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

“Forbes20Tour: Piecing Me Together”

Choreographer: Bre Forbes

Music Credit: “A Conversation with Myself: I Will Rest (Spoken Word” by Gloria Umanah, “Destino” by Shimza, “Give Yourself Time to Heal” by Montell Fish, “Trigger Protection Mantra” by Jhené Aiko, “Finding Comfort” by Miles Carter, “Jesus Creates the Sound” by Marlon D

Costume Design: Heidi Jo Schiemer

Lighting Designer: Alex Nemfakos

Dancers: Eileena Boyce, Marina Jansen, Khairi Morrows, Tyler Okunski, Parker McIntyre, Sarah Parks, Cassidy Perry, Rachel Rightmeyer, Kimberly Sessions, Maya Simmons, Kayla Spalding

“F2T: Piecing MeTogether” aims to create a space where we can normalize, celebrating the process of beginning again with the bare bones of one’s self, the art of vulnerability, and highlighting the significance of the role of community in one’s healing process. This piece emphasizes the importance of receiving guidance and making the choice to actively participate in partnerships to help one find a path to work through piecing themselves together as they explore questions such as “What harms have happened to me that caused me to be the way that I am? How do I address something I don’t really know I’m hurting from? What needs do I have spiritually, emotionally, and physically because of these harms? Who will help me during my journey to piecing myself together and becoming my best whole self? The process can be long, and there is much work to be done, just not to be done alone.

“F2T: Piecing Me Together” builds upon the pillars of Restorative Justice, Vulnerability, Asset Mapping, and Community to make the work come alive. These concepts influence one’s approach to their process of beginning again. Their position in life, mental state, or physical environment are all “places” from which they are able to piece themselves together from. This piece is remembering and acknowledging the value of process, bareness, community, healthy relationships, and the slow accumulation of regained strength to become one’s 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. 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.

Special thanks to Lillie & Odell Hill, Teresa Heiland, Abdoulaye Koita, Cassandra Reid, Tarayjah Hoey-Gordon, and many others who are very important for all of your love and support!

Eileena Boyce

Eileena Boyce

Bre Forbes

Bre Forbes

Marina Jansen

Marina Jansen

Alex Nemfakos

Alex Nemfakos

Tyler Okunski

Tyler Okunski

Cassidy Perry

Cassidy Perry

Sarah Parks

Sarah Parks

Rachel Rightmyer

Rachel Rightmyer

Kimmy Sessions

Kimmy Sessions

Maya Simmons

Maya Simmons

Kayla Spalding

Kayla Spalding

Eileena Boyce

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

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.

Marina Jansen

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

Alex Nemfakos

Alex is a Senior TDT major with a concentration in lighting and stage management. This year she is the lighting designer on Heart of Shrapnel, Sense and Sensibilities, and The Cherry Orchard. Additionally, she is one of several lighting designers on the Fall Dance Concert and an assistant lighting designer on 42nd Street.

Tyler Okunski

Tyler is a senior music theatre major from California. During March 2020, Tyler was set to play Monty in Elon’s production of Violet so he’s thrilled to have one more opportunity to perform in Roberts Studio Theater in Movin' On. Other theatrical credits include Danny Zuko in Grease and Wadsworth in Clue: On Stage. Much love to family, as always.

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.

Rachel Rightmyer

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

Kimmy Sessions

Kimmy Sessions is thrilled to be a part the Spring Dance Concert. She is a junior from South Florida majoring in Arts Administration, minoring in dance, theatre arts and business. Previous Elon credits include Fall Dance Concert and 42nd Street (Swing). During her time here, she has had the opportunity to study dance abroad in Florence and Ghana. Thank you to the creative team for this opportunity. Enjoy the show!

Maya Simmons

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

Kayla Spalding

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

Only a Dream

Choreographer: Jiwon Ha

Music Credit: “Vessel Full of Dreams” by Justin Eberhart, “Circling the Drain” by Anchorwind, Voice Credit: Emily Stober

Costume Design: Heidi Jo Schiemer

Lighting Design: Alicia Varco

Dancers: Lilly Beaver, Hannah Burnett, Gabby Cataldo, Phoebe Crumbine, Gia Nguyen, Madi Trigilio, Aryanna Vindas

Understudies: Pheriby Bryan, Katey O’Connell

In my senior year of high school, I spent one week in Poland and one week in Israel on a program called March of The Living. We had the opportunity to visit four concentration camps. I was able to experience the absolute highs and lows of being a part of the Jewish religion within these two weeks. This dance is created off of my personal experience. I would like to thank my understudy, Lila Hoffman-Byer, for all her hard work. I would also like to thank Renay Aumiller for guiding me in the process of creating this dance, and Casey Avaunt for giving me the opportunity to develop this piece and to share it with all of you.

Eileena Boyce

Eileena Boyce

Bre Forbes

Bre Forbes

Marina Jansen

Marina Jansen

Alex Nemfakos

Alex Nemfakos

Tyler Okunski

Tyler Okunski

Cassidy Perry

Cassidy Perry

Sarah Parks

Sarah Parks

Rachel Rightmyer

Rachel Rightmyer

Kimmy Sessions

Kimmy Sessions

Maya Simmons

Maya Simmons

Kayla Spalding

Kayla Spalding

Eileena Boyce

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

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.

Marina Jansen

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

Alex Nemfakos

Alex is a Senior TDT major with a concentration in lighting and stage management. This year she is the lighting designer on Heart of Shrapnel, Sense and Sensibilities, and The Cherry Orchard. Additionally, she is one of several lighting designers on the Fall Dance Concert and an assistant lighting designer on 42nd Street.

Tyler Okunski

Tyler is a senior music theatre major from California. During March 2020, Tyler was set to play Monty in Elon’s production of Violet so he’s thrilled to have one more opportunity to perform in Roberts Studio Theater in Movin' On. Other theatrical credits include Danny Zuko in Grease and Wadsworth in Clue: On Stage. Much love to family, as always.

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.

Rachel Rightmyer

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

Kimmy Sessions

Kimmy Sessions is thrilled to be a part the Spring Dance Concert. She is a junior from South Florida majoring in Arts Administration, minoring in dance, theatre arts and business. Previous Elon credits include Fall Dance Concert and 42nd Street (Swing). During her time here, she has had the opportunity to study dance abroad in Florence and Ghana. Thank you to the creative team for this opportunity. Enjoy the show!

Maya Simmons

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

Kayla Spalding

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

Just a Number

Choreographer: Lauren Weinberg

Music Credit: “Sullen Sonata” by A Winged Victory For The Sullen, and two quotes by Ellie Wiesel

Costume Design: Heidi Jo Schiemer

Lighting Designer: Alex Nemfakos

Dancer: Lauren Weinberg

Understudy: Lila Hoffman-Byer

In my senior year of high school, I spent one week in Poland and one week in Israel on a program called March of The Living. We had the opportunity to visit four concentration camps. I was able to experience the absolute highs and lows of being a part of the Jewish religion within these two weeks. This dance is created off of my personal experience. I would like to thank my understudy, Lila Hoffman-Byer, for all her hard work. I would also like to thank Renay Aumiller for guiding me in the process of creating this dance, and Casey Avaunt for giving me the opportunity to develop this piece and to share it with all of you.

Alex Nemfakos

Alex Nemfakos

Lauren Weinberg

Lauren Weinberg

Alex Nemfakos

Alex is a Senior TDT major with a concentration in lighting and stage management. This year she is the lighting designer on Heart of Shrapnel, Sense and Sensibilities, and The Cherry Orchard. Additionally, she is one of several lighting designers on the Fall Dance Concert and an assistant lighting designer on 42nd Street.

Lauren Weinberg

Lauren Weinberg is a native of San Antonio, Texas and currently, a senior at Elon University. She is pursuing a double major with a B.F.A in Dance Performance and Choreography and a B.S in Dance Science, along with a minor in Exercise Science. She studied at San Antonio Dance Academy for ten years along with San Antonio Metropolitan Dance Company for four years. She has attended summer intensives with American Ballet Theater, The Joffrey Ballet, and Point Park University. During her undergraduate career, Lauren has performed in Dancing in the Landscape, Fall Dance Concert, Spring Dance Concert, Black History Dance Concert, Student Fellowship Productions and various student works. She has also choreographed in the Red Circle Showcase and her first mainstage choreography piece, Just A Number, was performed in this year’s Fall Dance Concert. Just A Number¸ was selected through an adjudicating process, to be performed and compete in the Richmond Dance Festival in May. Lauren is also a Club Pilates Apprentice and will be fully certified in Pilate’s mat and equipment by graduation!

unfazed

Choreographer: Caroline Boothe in collaboration with dancers

Music Credit: “Paradis Perdus” by Christine and the Queens, “Heartless” by Kayne West, edited by Caroline Boothe

Costume Design: Heidi Jo Schiemer

Lighting Design: Jessica Valente

Dancers: Ashlyn DeLoughy, Lia Kelly, Izzi Piccirilli, Tatum Wentworth

Understudy: Madi Trigilio

Caroline Boothe

Caroline Boothe

Ashlyn DeLoughy

Ashlyn DeLoughy

Lia Kelly

Lia Kelly

Izzi Piccirilli

Izzi Piccirilli

Madi Trigilio

Madi Trigilio

Jessica Valente

Jessica Valente

Tatum Wentworth

Tatum Wentworth

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.

Ashlyn DeLoughy

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

Lia Kelly

Lia Kelly is a Junior Dance Performance & Choreography and Communications Design major from Buffalo, New York. She has performed in and been a part of Dancing in the Landscape, Fall Dance Concert, Black History Month Dance Concert, Spring Dance Concert, and various student works. She is so grateful to be a part of the dance program and looks forward to the rest of her time at Elon.

Izzi Piccirilli

Isabella is a sophomore Dance Performance/Choreography and Political Science double major. She is also a contracted cadet in the ROTC program here at Elon, where she will commission as an officer in the U.S. Army after graduation. Last year she performed in the Fall Dance Concert and Spring Dance Concert. In the fall, she was in the trio choreographed by Leah Wilks, and in the spring was in Casey Avaunt's Summer piece. She is very excited to perform again this year and cannot wait for what the program has in store for her in the future.

Madi Trigilio

Madi Trigilio is a sophomore at Elon University from Georgetown, Massachusetts. She is pursuing a B.F.A. in Dance Performance and Choreography and a B.A. Arts Administration with a minor in Business Administration. She has performed in Dancing in the Landscape, Fall Dance Concert, Black History Month Dance Concert, and is excited to perform Spring Dance Concert!

Jessica Valente

Jessica Valente is a Junior Theatrical Design and Technology major from Wyckoff, New Jersey. She is very excited that Movin' On will be her stage-managing debut here at Elon. Some of Jessica’s past Elon credits include Fall Dance Concert (Lighting Designer), Heart of Shrapnel (Asst. Lighting Designer), Fugitive Songs (Asst. Stage Manager), Beast Mode Champion (Asst. Stage Manager) and The Wolves (Asst. Stage Manager). Jessica has enjoyed working on this production and can’t wait for everyone to see it! Jessica would also like to thank her family and friends for all their support.

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.

Mind and House

Choreographer: Phoebe Crumbine

Music Credit: “A Cold Freezin’ Night” by The Books, “Clair de Lune, L. 32” by Claude Debussy, Martin Jones. Edited by Phoebe Crumbine

Costume Design: Heidi Jo Schiemer and Phoebe Crumbine

Lighting Design: Hannah Brown

Dancer: Hannah Giessler

Understudy: Lilly Beaver

Thank you so much to my dancer, Hannah, for working so hard and putting her all into this piece. It would not be successful without her willingness and dedication to being open and pushing boundaries. I would also like to thank Lilly, my understudy, for her incredible work ethic and curiosity for something new. I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to work with such talented, dedicated individuals.

Lilly Beaver

Lilly Beaver

Hannah Elise Brown

Hannah Elise Brown

Phoebe Crumbine

Phoebe Crumbine

Hannah Giessler

Hannah Giessler

Lilly Beaver

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

Hannah Elise Brown

Hannah Elise Brown is a sophomore Theatrical Design and Technology major from Raleigh, North Carolina. Hannah Elise is beyond excited to be working with all of the talented individuals of this program! Hannah Elise’s notable Elon credits include Beast Mode Champion (Asst. Stage Manager), Dog Sees God (Asst. Lighting Designer), and Elephant Man (Stage Manager). Hannah is thankful for the opportunity to work with this wonderful team and hopes everyone enjoys this production! Hannah would like to thank her family and friends for their love and support.

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.

Hannah Giessler

Hannah Giessler, from Virginia, is a junior pursuing a double major with a BFA in Dance Performance and Choreography and a BA in Psychology. She has had the opportunity of being in Dancing in the Landscape, Spring Dance Concert, Black History Month Concert, Fall Dance Concert and many other student pieces. This is her first live performance in McCrary, and she couldn’t be more excited! Hannah would like to thank you for all of the support in this return to live theater and is grateful to be able to share it with you!!

Nomad

Choreographer: Hyoin Jun in collaboration with dancers

Music Credit: “Nomad” by Hyoin Jun

Lighting Design: Alicia Varcoe

Dancers: Haley Asbury, Caroline Boothe, Gabby Cataldo, Lauren Jacobbe, Gabriel Logan, Daphne McGarvey, Meredith Peck, Lauren Weinberg, Tatum Wentworth

Understudy: Olivia Lanter

The piece, Nomad, expresses an imaginary nomadic tribe traveling and arriving to the stage, ceremonies, celebrates, lives, and exits the stage to travel to a different space. They speak with their own movement language, live in their own system, pray in their own way, and travel in their own method. Overall, the piece shares aesthetics and artistic images of imaginative nomadic life.

Hyion Jun

Hyion Jun

Alicia Varcoe

Alicia Varcoe

Haley Asbury

Haley Asbury

Caroline Boothe

Caroline Boothe

Gabrielle Cataldo

Gabrielle Cataldo

Lauren Jacobbe

Lauren Jacobbe

Olivia Lanter

Olivia Lanter

Daphne McGarvey

Daphne McGarvey

Meredith Peck

Meredith Peck

Tatum Wentworth

Tatum Wentworth

Lauren Weinberg

Lauren Weinberg

Hyion Jun

Hyoin Jun is a co-artistic director of Goblin Party, dance performing group, and actively working as a dancer, choreographer, and dance instructor. Jun has finished the Experimental Choreography program (MFA) at University of California, Riverside (UCR), and also received an M.A. degree in Physical Education and a B.A. degree in Dance from Chung-Ang University (CAU), Korea. Jun has actively attended and won in international dance competitions, including Gold Medal, Berlin International Dance Competition TANZOLYMP. Furthermore, Jun has been choreographing and performing on both international and local stages actively at: Los Angeles, New York, Seoul, Bilbao and etc.

Alicia Varcoe

Alicia Varcoe is a multi-hyphenate artist and administrator, and a proud graduate of Elon University (TDT & Music). She is thrilled to return after guest designing in the 2019 Fall Dance Concert. Favorite lighting designs include Pride and Prejudice (Warehouse Theatre), The Old Man and the Old Moon (Theatre in the Park), Constellations (Mill Mountain Theatre), Fugitive Songs (Elon) and Next To Normal (Elon). Upcoming: World Premiere of The Lotus Paradox by Dorothy Fortenberry at the Warehouse Theatre. By day, Alicia serves as a frontline fundraiser for the Duke University Parents Program.

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.

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.

Gabrielle Cataldo

Gabrielle Cataldo, a native from Jamison, Pennsylvania, is a sophomore pursuing two degrees in Dance Performance and Choreography (B.F.A.), Arts Administration (B.A.), and a minor in Business Administration. Gabrielle has been dancing since the age of two. Last year, she performed in both Dancing In The Landscape and the Black History Month performances. She is excited to have the opportunity to perform in both Fall Dance Concert and Spring Dance Concert this year. Gabrielle wants to thank her Elon family for the constant support and love.

Lauren Jacobbe

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

Olivia Lanter

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

Daphne McGarvey

Daphne McGarvey is a First Year from Lake Bluff, Illinois. She is pursuing a degree in Marketing and Finance as well as a minor in dance. She trained at Jenny's Dance Centre for 13 years and was on the Company for 8. She is experienced in many styles including Ballet, Contemporary, and Jazz. She is very thankful for the opportunity she has been given to perform in the Fall Dance Concert and is super excited for Spring Dance!

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.

Tatum Wentworth

Tatum Wentworth is a native of South Kingstown, Rhode Island. She is currently a senior at Elon University pursuing a B.F.A in Dance Performance & Choreography and a B.A in Arts Administration with a minor in Business Administration. She has performed in Dancing in the Landscape, Fall Dance Concert, Black History Month, Spring Dance Concert, and various student works. Tatum is very excited to perform again this year and is grateful for all of the opportunities that Elon Performing Arts Department provides.

Lauren Weinberg

Lauren Weinberg is a native of San Antonio, Texas and currently, a senior at Elon University. She is pursuing a double major with a B.F.A in Dance Performance and Choreography and a B.S in Dance Science, along with a minor in Exercise Science. She studied at San Antonio Dance Academy for ten years along with San Antonio Metropolitan Dance Company for four years. She has attended summer intensives with American Ballet Theater, The Joffrey Ballet, and Point Park University. During her undergraduate career, Lauren has performed in Dancing in the Landscape, Fall Dance Concert, Spring Dance Concert, Black History Dance Concert, Student Fellowship Productions and various student works. She has also choreographed in the Red Circle Showcase and her first mainstage choreography piece, Just A Number, was performed in this year’s Fall Dance Concert. Just A Number¸ was selected through an adjudicating process, to be performed and compete in the Richmond Dance Festival in May. Lauren is also a Club Pilates Apprentice and will be fully certified in Pilate’s mat and equipment by graduation!

Company

Casey Avaunt

Casey Avaunt

Jiwon Ha

Jiwon Ha

Hyion Jun

Hyion Jun

JP Mullican

JP Mullican

Alicia Varcoe

Alicia Varcoe

Michael Smith

Michael Smith

Sarah Kay Adams

Sarah Kay Adams

Haley Asbury

Haley Asbury

Lilly Beaver

Lilly Beaver

Caroline Boothe

Caroline Boothe

Eileena Boyce

Eileena Boyce

Brianna Boucher

Brianna Boucher

Hannah Elise Brown

Hannah Elise Brown

Pheriby Bryan

Pheriby Bryan

Hannah Burnett

Hannah Burnett

Gabrielle Cataldo

Gabrielle Cataldo

Riley Campbell

Riley Campbell

Phoebe Crumbine

Phoebe Crumbine

Sophie David

Sophie David

Ashlyn DeLoughy

Ashlyn DeLoughy

Bre Forbes

Bre Forbes

Hannah Giessler

Hannah Giessler

Mackenzie Holub

Mackenzie Holub

Anna Iglesias

Anna Iglesias

Caroline Irmscher

Caroline Irmscher

Lauren Jacobbe

Lauren Jacobbe

Marina Jansen

Marina Jansen

Lia Kelly

Lia Kelly

Olivia Lanter

Olivia Lanter

Parker MacIntyre

Parker MacIntyre

Daphne McGarvey

Daphne McGarvey

Alex Nemfakos

Alex Nemfakos

Gia Nguyen

Gia Nguyen

Katey O’Connell

Katey O’Connell

Tyler Okunski

Tyler Okunski

Meredith Peck

Meredith Peck

Cassidy Perry

Cassidy Perry

Sarah Parks

Sarah Parks

Izzi Piccirilli

Izzi Piccirilli

Rachel Rightmyer

Rachel Rightmyer

Sarah Rothacker

Sarah Rothacker

Kimmy Sessions

Kimmy Sessions

Maya Simmons

Maya Simmons

Alexandra Strouse

Alexandra Strouse

Kayla Spalding

Kayla Spalding

Madi Trigilio

Madi Trigilio

Jessica Valente

Jessica Valente

Tatum Wentworth

Tatum Wentworth

Lauren Weinberg

Lauren Weinberg

Alyssa Wise

Alyssa Wise

Casey Avaunt

Casey Avaunt is a contemporary dance maker committed to creating innovative choreography projects. Her work has toured to a number of national and international venues including the Sheung Wan Civic Center, Hong Kong; Dance Theater Workshop, New York City; The National Experimental Theater, Taiwan; and Meridian Gallery, San Francisco. Casey has received a Mellon Foundation award, a Pike's Peak Arts Award, and three Maxwell H. Gluck Arts Fellowships. Casey’s recent work has been performed at the Dance Bridges Festival in Kolkata, India (2019), Untitled Space in Zhujiajiao, China (2019), and the Boston Contemporary Dance Festival (2020).

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.

Hyion Jun

Hyoin Jun is a co-artistic director of Goblin Party, dance performing group, and actively working as a dancer, choreographer, and dance instructor. Jun has finished the Experimental Choreography program (MFA) at University of California, Riverside (UCR), and also received an M.A. degree in Physical Education and a B.A. degree in Dance from Chung-Ang University (CAU), Korea. Jun has actively attended and won in international dance competitions, including Gold Medal, Berlin International Dance Competition TANZOLYMP. Furthermore, Jun has been choreographing and performing on both international and local stages actively at: Los Angeles, New York, Seoul, Bilbao and etc.

JP Mullican

JP has served as the Performing Arts Technical Director since Fall 2017. Prior to Elon, he worked as a lead craftsperson and project manager on productions such as Paw Patrol Live. Outside of Elon, he continues work as a freelance technical designer on productions such as the Frozen Australian Tour, The Beauty and the Beast in Shanghai, and The Phantom of the Opera World Tour. In his free time, JP builds custom furniture and runs an ever-increasing number of virtual Dungeons & Dragons campaigns. He couldn’t do any of this without the constant support of his amazing partner.

Alicia Varcoe

Alicia Varcoe is a multi-hyphenate artist and administrator, and a proud graduate of Elon University (TDT & Music). She is thrilled to return after guest designing in the 2019 Fall Dance Concert. Favorite lighting designs include Pride and Prejudice (Warehouse Theatre), The Old Man and the Old Moon (Theatre in the Park), Constellations (Mill Mountain Theatre), Fugitive Songs (Elon) and Next To Normal (Elon). Upcoming: World Premiere of The Lotus Paradox by Dorothy Fortenberry at the Warehouse Theatre. By day, Alicia serves as a frontline fundraiser for the Duke University Parents Program.

Michael Smith

Sarah Kay Adams

Sarah is a sophomore double major in theatre design and technology with a focus in lighting and sound as well as arts administration. She is so happy to be an assistant lighting designer for Movin' On and is excited for the next! In her most recent shows, she was the sound designer/A1 for Into the Woods and one of the lighting designers for the Fall Dance Concert. She’d also like to give a thank you to all faculty, staff, friends and family that have supported her throughout this process!

Haley Asbury

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

Lilly Beaver

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

Caroline Boothe

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

Eileena Boyce

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

Brianna Boucher

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

Hannah Elise Brown

Hannah Elise Brown is a sophomore Theatrical Design and Technology major from Raleigh, North Carolina. Hannah Elise is beyond excited to be working with all of the talented individuals of this program! Hannah Elise’s notable Elon credits include Beast Mode Champion (Asst. Stage Manager), Dog Sees God (Asst. Lighting Designer), and Elephant Man (Stage Manager). Hannah is thankful for the opportunity to work with this wonderful team and hopes everyone enjoys this production! Hannah would like to thank her family and friends for their love and support.

Pheriby Bryan

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

Hannah Burnett

Hannah Burnett is a sophomore from Beverly, Massachusetts. She is currently pursuing a B.F.A. in Dance Performance & Choreography with a minor in Photography. She trained in all styles of dance for 15 years before going to college and has also had experience teaching younger students. Hannah is grateful to have had the opportunity last year to perform in Dancing in the Landscape and the Spring Dance Concert. She is looking forward to dancing in this years performances with her fellow peers and is excited to see what the future holds within the Elon Dance Program.

Gabrielle Cataldo

Gabrielle Cataldo, a native from Jamison, Pennsylvania, is a sophomore pursuing two degrees in Dance Performance and Choreography (B.F.A.), Arts Administration (B.A.), and a minor in Business Administration. Gabrielle has been dancing since the age of two. Last year, she performed in both Dancing In The Landscape and the Black History Month performances. She is excited to have the opportunity to perform in both Fall Dance Concert and Spring Dance Concert this year. Gabrielle wants to thank her Elon family for the constant support and love.

Riley Campbell

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

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.

Sophie David

Sophie David is from Franklin, Massachusettes and has been dancing for 16 years. Some of the shows she has performed in includes Swan Lake, Into the Woods, Dancing in the Landscape, Coppelia, and The Nutcracker. Sophie is so excited to perform in Casey Avaunt's Fall Dance Concert piece and is beyond excited to return to a stage after so long away from the theater.

Ashlyn DeLoughy

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

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.

Hannah Giessler

Hannah Giessler, from Virginia, is a junior pursuing a double major with a BFA in Dance Performance and Choreography and a BA in Psychology. She has had the opportunity of being in Dancing in the Landscape, Spring Dance Concert, Black History Month Concert, Fall Dance Concert and many other student pieces. This is her first live performance in McCrary, and she couldn’t be more excited! Hannah would like to thank you for all of the support in this return to live theater and is grateful to be able to share it with you!!

Mackenzie Holub

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

Anna Iglesias

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

Caroline Irmscher

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

Lauren Jacobbe

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

Marina Jansen

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

Lia Kelly

Lia Kelly is a Junior Dance Performance & Choreography and Communications Design major from Buffalo, New York. She has performed in and been a part of Dancing in the Landscape, Fall Dance Concert, Black History Month Dance Concert, Spring Dance Concert, and various student works. She is so grateful to be a part of the dance program and looks forward to the rest of her time at Elon.

Olivia Lanter

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

Parker MacIntyre

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

Daphne McGarvey

Daphne McGarvey is a First Year from Lake Bluff, Illinois. She is pursuing a degree in Marketing and Finance as well as a minor in dance. She trained at Jenny's Dance Centre for 13 years and was on the Company for 8. She is experienced in many styles including Ballet, Contemporary, and Jazz. She is very thankful for the opportunity she has been given to perform in the Fall Dance Concert and is super excited for Spring Dance!

Alex Nemfakos

Alex is a Senior TDT major with a concentration in lighting and stage management. This year she is the lighting designer on Heart of Shrapnel, Sense and Sensibilities, and The Cherry Orchard. Additionally, she is one of several lighting designers on the Fall Dance Concert and an assistant lighting designer on 42nd Street.

Gia Nguyen

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

Katey O’Connell

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

Tyler Okunski

Tyler is a senior music theatre major from California. During March 2020, Tyler was set to play Monty in Elon’s production of Violet so he’s thrilled to have one more opportunity to perform in Roberts Studio Theater in Movin' On. Other theatrical credits include Danny Zuko in Grease and Wadsworth in Clue: On Stage. Much love to family, as always.

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.

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.

Izzi Piccirilli

Isabella is a sophomore Dance Performance/Choreography and Political Science double major. She is also a contracted cadet in the ROTC program here at Elon, where she will commission as an officer in the U.S. Army after graduation. Last year she performed in the Fall Dance Concert and Spring Dance Concert. In the fall, she was in the trio choreographed by Leah Wilks, and in the spring was in Casey Avaunt's Summer piece. She is very excited to perform again this year and cannot wait for what the program has in store for her in the future.

Rachel Rightmyer

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

Sarah Rothacker

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

Kimmy Sessions

Kimmy Sessions is thrilled to be a part the Spring Dance Concert. She is a junior from South Florida majoring in Arts Administration, minoring in dance, theatre arts and business. Previous Elon credits include Fall Dance Concert and 42nd Street (Swing). During her time here, she has had the opportunity to study dance abroad in Florence and Ghana. Thank you to the creative team for this opportunity. Enjoy the show!

Maya Simmons

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

Alexandra Strouse

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

Kayla Spalding

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

Madi Trigilio

Madi Trigilio is a sophomore at Elon University from Georgetown, Massachusetts. She is pursuing a B.F.A. in Dance Performance and Choreography and a B.A. Arts Administration with a minor in Business Administration. She has performed in Dancing in the Landscape, Fall Dance Concert, Black History Month Dance Concert, and is excited to perform Spring Dance Concert!

Jessica Valente

Jessica Valente is a Junior Theatrical Design and Technology major from Wyckoff, New Jersey. She is very excited that Movin' On will be her stage-managing debut here at Elon. Some of Jessica’s past Elon credits include Fall Dance Concert (Lighting Designer), Heart of Shrapnel (Asst. Lighting Designer), Fugitive Songs (Asst. Stage Manager), Beast Mode Champion (Asst. Stage Manager) and The Wolves (Asst. Stage Manager). Jessica has enjoyed working on this production and can’t wait for everyone to see it! Jessica would also like to thank her family and friends for all their support.

Tatum Wentworth

Tatum Wentworth is a native of South Kingstown, Rhode Island. She is currently a senior at Elon University pursuing a B.F.A in Dance Performance & Choreography and a B.A in Arts Administration with a minor in Business Administration. She has performed in Dancing in the Landscape, Fall Dance Concert, Black History Month, Spring Dance Concert, and various student works. Tatum is very excited to perform again this year and is grateful for all of the opportunities that Elon Performing Arts Department provides.

Lauren Weinberg

Lauren Weinberg is a native of San Antonio, Texas and currently, a senior at Elon University. She is pursuing a double major with a B.F.A in Dance Performance and Choreography and a B.S in Dance Science, along with a minor in Exercise Science. She studied at San Antonio Dance Academy for ten years along with San Antonio Metropolitan Dance Company for four years. She has attended summer intensives with American Ballet Theater, The Joffrey Ballet, and Point Park University. During her undergraduate career, Lauren has performed in Dancing in the Landscape, Fall Dance Concert, Spring Dance Concert, Black History Dance Concert, Student Fellowship Productions and various student works. She has also choreographed in the Red Circle Showcase and her first mainstage choreography piece, Just A Number, was performed in this year’s Fall Dance Concert. Just A Number¸ was selected through an adjudicating process, to be performed and compete in the Richmond Dance Festival in May. Lauren is also a Club Pilates Apprentice and will be fully certified in Pilate’s mat and equipment by graduation!

Alyssa Wise

Alyssa Wise is a BFA Acting freshman at Elon University. She has been involved in theatre since she was nine years old and has performed in school productions and several community theatre groups including the Garner Towne Players and the Justice Theater Project. Her most memorable role was "Emmie Understudy" in the Justice Theatre Project's production of Caroline, or Change. She was a student in the Pre-Professional Training Program at the North Carolina Theatre Conservatory and has taken virtual classes with the Stella Adler Academy in New York. Alyssa is very excited to be cast in her first Elon production.