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

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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.

Haley Asbury

Haley Asbury

Caroline Irmscher

Caroline Irmscher

Parker MacIntyre

Parker MacIntyre

Sarah Kay Adams

Sarah Kay Adams

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

Parker MacIntyre

Parker, a junior Dance Performance & Choreography/Dance Science double major, is overjoyed to be performing in his first Elon Fall Dance Concert! He recently performed in the Spring Dance Concert of 2021, as well as the Black History Month Dance Concert both freshman and sophomore year, which he is currently rehearsing for for the third time. - Special thanks to Mum, Dad, and Owen for their endless support!

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 one of the lighting designers and a designer for the first time here at Elon! In her most recent shows, she was assistant stage manager for Heart of Shrapnel and Audio Technician 2 for 42nd Street. She hopes you enjoy watching these amazing dancers!

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

Mackenzie Holub

Mackenzie Holub

Sophie David

Sophie David

Alexandra Strouse

Alexandra Strouse

Olivia Lanter

Olivia Lanter

Anna Iglesias

Anna Iglesias

Pheriby Bryan

Pheriby Bryan

Alicia Varcoe

Alicia Varcoe

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Pheriby Bryan

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

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.

“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!

Maya Simmons

Maya Simmons

Cassidy Perry

Cassidy Perry

Tyler Okunski

Tyler Okunski

Kayla Spalding

Kayla Spalding

Rachel Rightmyer

Rachel Rightmyer

Sarah Parks

Sarah Parks

Eileena Boyce

Eileena Boyce

Alex Nemfakos

Alex Nemfakos

Marina Jansen

Marina Jansen

Kimmy Sessions

Kimmy Sessions

Bre Forbes

Bre Forbes

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.

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.

Tyler Okunski

Tyler Okunski is a senior BFA Music Theatre Major from San Francisco, California. Past dance credits include the BHMDC where he had the privilege of dancing for Gaspard Louis. Other credits in the music theatre department include Violet, Bent, and The Elephant Man. He will also be appearing in the Bridging this spring and he hopes to see you there!

Kayla Spalding

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

Rachel Rightmyer

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

Sarah Parks

Sarah Parks is a native of McLean, Virginia. She is currently a junior at Elon University pursuing a B.F.A in Dance Performance and Choreography. She is delighted to be making her debut at Elon University in the Black History Month Concert and is thankful for the support of her family and friends.

Eileena Boyce

Eileena Boyce is a junior working to obtain a BFA in Dance Performance & Choreography as well as a BA in Strategic Communications. She is a native North Carolinian from Durham. During her time at Elon, she has performed in Dancing in the Landscape (2019), Rites of Seasons: Spring Dance Concert (2020), Redemption for Our Skin: Black History Month Concert (2021), and Dancing in the Landscape (2021) as an understudy. 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”.

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 Cherry Orchard. Additionally, she is one of several lighting designers on the Fall Dance Concert and an assistant lighting designer on 42nd Street.

Marina Jansen

Marina Jansen is a first-year Music Theatre Major who is so excited to be in their first production here at Elon. They love this show and are so excited to bring you live performances again. Thanks to Bre Forbes and all the dancers in the show, enjoy!

Kimmy Sessions

Kimmy Sessions (Swing) is so excited to be working on her first Elon Mainstage. She is a junior from South Florida majoring in Arts Administration with a triple minor in Dance, Theatre Arts, and Business Administration. This past year she studied dance and Italian in Florence, interned and trained in NYC, and will continue her studies in Ghana this January. Favorite roles include Charity (Sweet Charity), Polly (Crazy For You), and Annie (42nd Street) you can also see her in the Fall Dance Concert this month. Thank you to the creative team for this opportunity. Enjoy the show!

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.

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

“Only a Dream” is a contemporary dance piece that reflects on the current confusing world and our struggles to find a final destination. The piece was inspired by Alice in Wonderland and the chaotic world that we’re living in.

Jiwon Ha

Jiwon Ha

Hannah Burnett

Hannah Burnett

Madi Trigilio

Madi Trigilio

Phoebe Crumbine

Phoebe Crumbine

Gabrielle Cataldo

Gabrielle Cataldo

Pheriby Bryan

Pheriby Bryan

Lily Beaver

Lily Beaver

Gia Nguyen

Gia Nguyen

Katey O’Connell

Katey O’Connell

Alicia Varcoe

Alicia Varcoe

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.

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.

Madi Trigilio

Madi Trigilio is a sophomore at Elon University from Georgetown, Massachusetts. She is majoring in Dance Performance and Choreography and Arts Administration. She has performed in Dancing In The Landscape and has understudied Fall Dance Concert and Spring Dance Concert.

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.

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 Performance. 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.

Pheriby Bryan

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

Lily Beaver

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

Gia Nguyen

Gia is a First-Year BFA performance and choreography major with a double major undeclared. She is from Collegeville, PA, and has grown up dancing throughout her whole life. She is experienced in styles including Contemporary, Jazz, Modern, Hip Hop, and many more. She is beyond thrilled to continue her dance career and journey here at Elon University. She will be in Dancing in the Landscapes and Fall Dance Concert this year.

Katey O’Connell

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.

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.

Lauren Weinberg

Lauren Weinberg

Alex Nemfakos

Alex Nemfakos

Lauren Weinberg

Lauren Weinberg is a native San Antonio, Texan and currently a junior at Elon University. She is pursuing a double major with B.F.A in Dance and a B.S in Dance Science, a minor in exercise science, and completing the prerequisites in the hope to go to physical therapy school. She studied at San Antonio Dance Academy for ten years alongside with Connally's Dance Workshop for four years. Lauren performed in Dancing in the Landscape in 2018, 2019, and 2020. The Fall Dance Concert 2019 and 2020. The Spring Dance Concert, 2019, 2020, and 2021, and the Black History Dance Concert in 2019. She has attended summer intensives with American Ballet Theater, The Joffrey Ballet, and Point Park University.

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 Cherry Orchard. Additionally, she is one of several lighting designers on the Fall Dance Concert and an assistant lighting designer on 42nd Street.

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

Tatum Wentworth

Tatum Wentworth

Izzi Piccirilli

Izzi Piccirilli

Ashlyn DeLoughy

Ashlyn DeLoughy

Lia Kelly

Lia Kelly

Madi Trigilio

Madi Trigilio

Jessica Valente

Jessica Valente

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.

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.

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.

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, Spring 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, 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.

Madi Trigilio

Madi Trigilio is a sophomore at Elon University from Georgetown, Massachusetts. She is majoring in Dance Performance and Choreography and Arts Administration. She has performed in Dancing In The Landscape and has understudied Fall Dance Concert and Spring Dance Concert.

Jessica Valente

Jessica Valente is a sophomore Theatrical Design and Technology major from Wyckoff, New Jersey. She is very excited to work on this show with so many amazing and talented people. Jessica’s Elon credits include 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.

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.

Hannah Giessler

Hannah Giessler

Phoebe Crumbine

Phoebe Crumbine

Hannah Elise Brown

Hannah Elise Brown

Lily Beaver

Lily Beaver

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, and many other student pieces. This is her first Fall Dance performance, and she couldn’t be more excited! Hannah would like to thank you for coming to support and welcome you back to live theater!!

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 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.

Lily Beaver

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

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

Caroline Boothe

Caroline Boothe

Tatum Wentworth

Tatum Wentworth

Haley Asbury

Haley Asbury

Lauren Weinberg

Lauren Weinberg

Lauren Jacobbe

Lauren Jacobbe

Olivia Lanter

Olivia Lanter

Gabrielle Cataldo

Gabrielle Cataldo

Meredith Peck

Meredith Peck

Daphne McGarvey

Daphne McGarvey

Alicia Varcoe

Alicia Varcoe

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.

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.

Tatum Wentworth

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

Haley Asbury

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

Lauren Weinberg

Lauren Weinberg is a native San Antonio, Texan and currently a junior at Elon University. She is pursuing a double major with B.F.A in Dance and a B.S in Dance Science, a minor in exercise science, and completing the prerequisites in the hope to go to physical therapy school. She studied at San Antonio Dance Academy for ten years alongside with Connally's Dance Workshop for four years. Lauren performed in Dancing in the Landscape in 2018, 2019, and 2020. The Fall Dance Concert 2019 and 2020. The Spring Dance Concert, 2019, 2020, and 2021, and the Black History Dance Concert in 2019. She has attended summer intensives with American Ballet Theater, The Joffrey Ballet, and Point Park University.

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.

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 Performance. 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.

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.

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 cannot wait to continue her dance journey at Elon!

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.

Company

Casey Avaunt

Casey Avaunt

Jiwon Ha

Jiwon Ha

Hyion Jun

Hyion Jun

Michael Smith

Michael Smith

Caroline Boothe

Caroline Boothe

Tatum Wentworth

Tatum Wentworth

JP Mullican

JP Mullican

Haley Asbury

Haley Asbury

Izzi Piccirilli

Izzi Piccirilli

Hannah Giessler

Hannah Giessler

Mackenzie Holub

Mackenzie Holub

Caroline Irmscher

Caroline Irmscher

Ashlyn DeLoughy

Ashlyn DeLoughy

Maya Simmons

Maya Simmons

Sophie David

Sophie David

Hannah Burnett

Hannah Burnett

Lia Kelly

Lia Kelly

Cassidy Perry

Cassidy Perry

Lauren Weinberg

Lauren Weinberg

Alexandra Strouse

Alexandra Strouse

Tyler Okunski

Tyler Okunski

Madi Trigilio

Madi Trigilio

Kayla Spalding

Kayla Spalding

Lauren Jacobbe

Lauren Jacobbe

Rachel Rightmyer

Rachel Rightmyer

Olivia Lanter

Olivia Lanter

Phoebe Crumbine

Phoebe Crumbine

Sarah Parks

Sarah Parks

Eileena Boyce

Eileena Boyce

Gabrielle Cataldo

Gabrielle Cataldo

Hannah Elise Brown

Hannah Elise Brown

Jessica Valente

Jessica Valente

Brianna Boucher

Brianna Boucher

Alex Nemfakos

Alex Nemfakos

Alyssa Wise

Alyssa Wise

Anna Iglesias

Anna Iglesias

Sarah Rothacker

Sarah Rothacker

Meredith Peck

Meredith Peck

Pheriby Bryan

Pheriby Bryan

Lily Beaver

Lily Beaver

Marina Jansen

Marina Jansen

Riley Campbell

Riley Campbell

Gia Nguyen

Gia Nguyen

Katey O’Connell

Katey O’Connell

Parker MacIntyre

Parker MacIntyre

Sarah Kay Adams

Sarah Kay Adams

Kimmy Sessions

Kimmy Sessions

Daphne McGarvey

Daphne McGarvey

Alicia Varcoe

Alicia Varcoe

Bre Forbes

Bre Forbes

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.

Michael Smith

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.

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.

JP Mullican

JP has served as the Performing Arts Technical Director since Fall 2017. Prior to Elon, he worked as a technical designer, lead craftsperson, and project manager. 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, Amanda.

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.

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.

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, and many other student pieces. This is her first Fall Dance performance, and she couldn’t be more excited! Hannah would like to thank you for coming to support and welcome you back to live 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.

Caroline Irmscher

Caroline Irmscher is a junior from Mississippi. She is pursuing a B.F.A. in Dance Performance and Choreography and a B.A. in Communication Design. She has performed in Dancing in the Landscape, Spring Dance Concert, and is thrilled to have her choreography presented in this year’s Fall Dance Concert. Caroline is grateful for all of the experiences Elon has given her and is excited for what’s to come.

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, Spring 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.

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.

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.

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.

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, 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.

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.

Lauren Weinberg

Lauren Weinberg is a native San Antonio, Texan and currently a junior at Elon University. She is pursuing a double major with B.F.A in Dance and a B.S in Dance Science, a minor in exercise science, and completing the prerequisites in the hope to go to physical therapy school. She studied at San Antonio Dance Academy for ten years alongside with Connally's Dance Workshop for four years. Lauren performed in Dancing in the Landscape in 2018, 2019, and 2020. The Fall Dance Concert 2019 and 2020. The Spring Dance Concert, 2019, 2020, and 2021, and the Black History Dance Concert in 2019. She has attended summer intensives with American Ballet Theater, The Joffrey Ballet, and Point Park University.

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.

Tyler Okunski

Tyler Okunski is a senior BFA Music Theatre Major from San Francisco, California. Past dance credits include the BHMDC where he had the privilege of dancing for Gaspard Louis. Other credits in the music theatre department include Violet, Bent, and The Elephant Man. He will also be appearing in the Bridging this spring and he hopes to see you there!

Madi Trigilio

Madi Trigilio is a sophomore at Elon University from Georgetown, Massachusetts. She is majoring in Dance Performance and Choreography and Arts Administration. She has performed in Dancing In The Landscape and has understudied Fall Dance Concert and Spring Dance Concert.

Kayla Spalding

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

Lauren Jacobbe

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

Rachel Rightmyer

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

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.

Phoebe Crumbine

Phoebe Crumbine is from Beverly, Massachusetts. She is currently in her junior year at Elon University, pursuing a BFA in Dance Performance & Choreography and a BA in Psychology. She has performed in Dancing in the Landscape, Black History Month Concert, and Spring Dance Concert, as well as numerous student productions. She will be presenting her first choreographed piece in this year's production of the Fall Dance Concert. She feels grateful to be surrounded by her peers and faculty while entering this performance season.

Sarah Parks

Sarah Parks is a native of McLean, Virginia. She is currently a junior at Elon University pursuing a B.F.A in Dance Performance and Choreography. She is delighted to be making her debut at Elon University in the Black History Month Concert and is thankful for the support of her family and friends.

Eileena Boyce

Eileena Boyce is a junior working to obtain a BFA in Dance Performance & Choreography as well as a BA in Strategic Communications. She is a native North Carolinian from Durham. During her time at Elon, she has performed in Dancing in the Landscape (2019), Rites of Seasons: Spring Dance Concert (2020), Redemption for Our Skin: Black History Month Concert (2021), and Dancing in the Landscape (2021) as an understudy. 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”.

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 Performance. 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.

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.

Jessica Valente

Jessica Valente is a sophomore Theatrical Design and Technology major from Wyckoff, New Jersey. She is very excited to work on this show with so many amazing and talented people. Jessica’s Elon credits include 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.

Brianna Boucher

Brianna Boucher is a sophomore majoring in Arts Administration and Theatrical Design and Technology, with focuses on stage management and costumes. She currently has the privilege of working with David McGraw as a research assistant for the Stage Manager Survey. In addition to assistant stage managing Fall Dance Concert, Brianna is currently stage managing a student show, and next semester she will be stage managing Elon’s Spring Dance Concert (artistic director, Renay Aumiller). Previous credits include assistant stage manager for Medea directed by Fred Rubeck.

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 Cherry Orchard. Additionally, she is one of several lighting designers on the Fall Dance Concert and an assistant lighting designer on 42nd Street.

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.

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.

Sarah Rothacker

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

Meredith Peck

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

Pheriby Bryan

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

Lily Beaver

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

Marina Jansen

Marina Jansen is a first-year Music Theatre Major who is so excited to be in their first production here at Elon. They love this show and are so excited to bring you live performances again. Thanks to Bre Forbes and all the dancers in the show, enjoy!

Riley Campbell

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

Gia Nguyen

Gia is a First-Year BFA performance and choreography major with a double major undeclared. She is from Collegeville, PA, and has grown up dancing throughout her whole life. She is experienced in styles including Contemporary, Jazz, Modern, Hip Hop, and many more. She is beyond thrilled to continue her dance career and journey here at Elon University. She will be in Dancing in the Landscapes and Fall Dance Concert this year.

Katey O’Connell

Parker MacIntyre

Parker, a junior Dance Performance & Choreography/Dance Science double major, is overjoyed to be performing in his first Elon Fall Dance Concert! He recently performed in the Spring Dance Concert of 2021, as well as the Black History Month Dance Concert both freshman and sophomore year, which he is currently rehearsing for for the third time. - Special thanks to Mum, Dad, and Owen for their endless support!

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 one of the lighting designers and a designer for the first time here at Elon! In her most recent shows, she was assistant stage manager for Heart of Shrapnel and Audio Technician 2 for 42nd Street. She hopes you enjoy watching these amazing dancers!

Kimmy Sessions

Kimmy Sessions (Swing) is so excited to be working on her first Elon Mainstage. She is a junior from South Florida majoring in Arts Administration with a triple minor in Dance, Theatre Arts, and Business Administration. This past year she studied dance and Italian in Florence, interned and trained in NYC, and will continue her studies in Ghana this January. Favorite roles include Charity (Sweet Charity), Polly (Crazy For You), and Annie (42nd Street) you can also see her in the Fall Dance Concert this month. Thank you to the creative team for this opportunity. Enjoy the show!

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 cannot wait to continue her dance journey at Elon!

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.

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.