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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.

Sarah Kay Adams

Sarah Kay Adams

Haley Asbury

Haley Asbury

Caroline Irmscher

Caroline Irmscher

Parker MacIntyre

Parker MacIntyre

Sarah Kay Adams

Sarah is a junior now, here at Elon, majoring in Theatre Design/Technology and Arts Administration. In her most recent shows, she was the Sound Designer and Audio Technician 1 at the Bigfork Summer Playhouse for Guys & Dolls, Mamma Mia!, Freaky Friday, and The Full Monty. Sarah has done a multitude of sound design, but Concord Floral may be one of Sarah’s favorites for a while. She had so much fun creating with the cast and designers. Sarah hopes you are just as excited as she is for everyone to see this show and hopes you enjoy the show!

Haley Asbury

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

Caroline Irmscher

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

Parker MacIntyre

Parker MacIntyre is a senior double major in Dance Performance & Choreography (BFA) and Dance Science (BS) with a minor in Exercise Science. Parker is incredibly thankful to be able to present his work in this production, and thanks Elon Dance for allowing him to do so. He has performed in various Elon Dance productions during his time here and is excited to make the most of his senior year.

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

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

Olivia Lanter

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

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!

Bre Forbes

Bre Forbes

Eileena Boyce

Eileena Boyce

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

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.

Eileena Boyce

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

Marina Jansen

Marina Jansen is a sophomore Music Theatre major from Maryland, who has worked professionally both onstage and onscreen. They are so excited to be in this production! They'd like to thank the production team, crew, and of course the amazingly talented cast. 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. Danced in the Florence Dance Festival this summer. Proud to have performed in Dancing In The Landscape, Black History Month Dance Concert: Redemption For Our Skin, Fall Dance Concert 2021, Black History Month Dance Concert 2022, and Bridging: The Spring Dance Concert here at Elon!

Kayla Spalding

Kayla Spalding is a 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.

Bre Forbes

Bre Forbes

Eileena Boyce

Eileena Boyce

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

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.

Eileena Boyce

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

Marina Jansen

Marina Jansen is a sophomore Music Theatre major from Maryland, who has worked professionally both onstage and onscreen. They are so excited to be in this production! They'd like to thank the production team, crew, and of course the amazingly talented cast. 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. Danced in the Florence Dance Festival this summer. Proud to have performed in Dancing In The Landscape, Black History Month Dance Concert: Redemption For Our Skin, Fall Dance Concert 2021, Black History Month Dance Concert 2022, and Bridging: The Spring Dance Concert here at Elon!

Kayla Spalding

Kayla Spalding is a 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 Senior Dance Performance & Choreography and Communications Design double 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 spent this past summer studying in Florence, Italy where she furthered her training at Florence Dance Center. Her choreographic work is also being presented in Fall Dance Concert (2022). 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 senior with majors in Arts Administration and Theatrical Design and Technology, with concentrations in stage management and lighting design and a minor in Business Administration. She is so excited to be able to be the lighting designer for both Concord Floral and Inferior Sex along with the stage manager for Clue! Some of her past credits at Elon include Movin' On (Lighting Designer) and Fall Dance Concert 2021 (Stage Manager/Lighting Designer). She would like to thank her family and friends, as she would not be able to do this without them!

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

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

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

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 and she is a second-year BFA dance performance and choreography major. She trained at Premier Studio for Dance, while participating in a nation-wide travel team. Peck has trained at various renowned studios including Steps on Broadway, Broadway Dance Center, and Alvin Ailey. She has performed with the Elon University Dance Program in Dancing in the Landscape and Fall Dance Concert.

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

Bre Forbes

Jiwon Ha

Hyion Jun

Casey Avaunt

JP Mullican

Alicia Varcoe

Michael Smith

Sarah Kay Adams

Haley Asbury

Lilly Beaver

Caroline Boothe

Eileena Boyce

Brianna Boucher

Hannah Elise Brown

Pheriby Bryan

Hannah Burnett

Gabrielle Cataldo

Riley Campbell

Phoebe Crumbine

Sophie David

Ashlyn DeLoughy

Hannah Giessler

Mackenzie Holub

Anna Iglesias

Caroline Irmscher

Lauren Jacobbe

Marina Jansen

Lia Kelly

Olivia Lanter

Parker MacIntyre

Daphne McGarvey

Alex Nemfakos

Gia Nguyen

Katey O’Connell

Tyler Okunski

Meredith Peck

Cassidy Perry

Sarah Parks

Izzi Piccirilli

Rachel Rightmyer

Sarah Rothacker

Kimmy Sessions

Maya Simmons

Alexandra Strouse

Kayla Spalding

Madi Trigilio

Jessica Valente

Tatum Wentworth

Lauren Weinberg

Alyssa Wise

Bre Forbes

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

Jiwon Ha

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

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.

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).

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 junior now, here at Elon, majoring in Theatre Design/Technology and Arts Administration. In her most recent shows, she was the Sound Designer and Audio Technician 1 at the Bigfork Summer Playhouse for Guys & Dolls, Mamma Mia!, Freaky Friday, and The Full Monty. Sarah has done a multitude of sound design, but Concord Floral may be one of Sarah’s favorites for a while. She had so much fun creating with the cast and designers. Sarah hopes you are just as excited as she is for everyone to see this show and hopes you enjoy the show!

Haley Asbury

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

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

Brianna Boucher

Brianna Boucher (She/Her) is a Junior pursuing a double major in Arts Administration and Theatrical Design and Technology with focuses in stage management and costumes. She has had so much fun rehearsing Concord Floral, and can’t wait to share it with you all. Recent Credits Include: Bye Bye Birdie (Asst. Costume Designer), Buried Deep (Asst. Costume Designer), Movin' On (Asst. Costume Designer), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Stage Manager), Bridging: The Spring Dance Concert (Stage Manager).

Hannah Elise Brown

Hannah Elise Brown is a senior with majors in Arts Administration and Theatrical Design and Technology, with concentrations in stage management and lighting design and a minor in Business Administration. She is so excited to be able to be the lighting designer for both Concord Floral and Inferior Sex along with the stage manager for Clue! Some of her past credits at Elon include Movin' On (Lighting Designer) and Fall Dance Concert 2021 (Stage Manager/Lighting Designer). She would like to thank her family and friends, as she would not be able to do this without them!

Pheriby Bryan

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

Hannah Burnett

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

Gabrielle Cataldo

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

Riley Campbell

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

Phoebe Crumbine

Phoebe Crumbine is from Beverly, Massachusetts. She is 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.

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

Caroline Irmscher

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

Lauren Jacobbe

Lauren Jacobbe is a 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 sophomore Music Theatre major from Maryland, who has worked professionally both onstage and onscreen. They are so excited to be in this production! They'd like to thank the production team, crew, and of course the amazingly talented cast. Enjoy the show!

Lia Kelly

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

Parker MacIntyre

Parker MacIntyre is a senior double major in Dance Performance & Choreography (BFA) and Dance Science (BS) with a minor in Exercise Science. Parker is incredibly thankful to be able to present his work in this production, and thanks Elon Dance for allowing him to do so. He has performed in various Elon Dance productions during his time here and is excited to make the most of his senior year.

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

Katey O’Connell

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

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 and she is a second-year BFA dance performance and choreography major. She trained at Premier Studio for Dance, while participating in a nation-wide travel team. Peck has trained at various renowned studios including Steps on Broadway, Broadway Dance Center, and Alvin Ailey. She has performed with the Elon University Dance Program in Dancing in the Landscape and Fall Dance Concert.

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

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. Danced in the Florence Dance Festival this summer. Proud to have performed in Dancing In The Landscape, Black History Month Dance Concert: Redemption For Our Skin, Fall Dance Concert 2021, Black History Month Dance Concert 2022, and Bridging: The Spring Dance Concert here at Elon!

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.