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Director’s Note

t is my pleasure to welcome you to the 2022 Fall Dance Concert! This production consists of four original choreographic works by students and four choreographic works by faculty members or visiting faculty guest artists. The running time is approximately 75-minutes with no intermission. Each piece is exquisite and unique, but they all fit together in a cohesive way. I hope you enjoy observing the extraordinary range of our student performers as they are lit by designs created by our students and alumni lighting designer. Congratulations to all who contributed to this production on the stage, behind the scenes, around the costume shop, on Zoom meetings, inside the studios, through administrative work, in the lobby, and all the spaces in between. Many thanks to you all for attending the Fall Dance Concert. Enjoy the show!

Jen Guy Metcalf, Artistic Director

Special Thanks

Kimberly Rippy, David McGraw, Renay Aumiller, Casey Avaunt, Jasmine Powell, Susanne Shawyer, Alicia Varcoe, Gabby Cataldo, Jessica Werfel, House Management team, the Theatrical Design & Technology students/faculty/staff, and everyone involved in this production!

Dances

Crystal Roots

Choreographed by Courtney Liu

Music Credit: “Winter Wonderland” by Hans Johnson, “Winter” by ANBR, “Winter” by Jon Gegelman

Costume Designer: Heidi Jo Schiemer

Lighting Designer: Alicia Varcoe

Dancers: Lilly Beaver, Hannah Burnett, Sophie David, Hannah Giessler, Mia Johnson, Katey O’Connell, Emma Stenger

Understudies: Brooke Goldstein, Camryn Lowry

Inspired by Nordic goddesses of snow and the three Chinese “friends of winter,” Crystal Roots celebrates steadfastness, tenacity, and resilience during the autumnal transition into hibernation. What can we learn from the lore of winter? From the hearty plum, bamboo, and pine? What does it mean to survive, thrive, and transform in the cocoon of winter?

Courtney Liu

Courtney Liu

Lilly Beaver

Lilly Beaver

Hannah Burnett

Hannah Burnett

Sophie David

Sophie David

Hannah Giessler

Hannah Giessler

Mia Johnson

Mia Johnson

Katey O’Connell

Katey O’Connell

Brooke Goldstein

Brooke Goldstein

Emma Stenger

Emma Stenger

Courtney Liu

Courtney Liu (MFA, RYT-200) is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Elon University. Credits include Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake, the Phantom of the Opera (Broadway cast), the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Peridance Contemporary Dance Company, and the Cincinnati Ballet. Courtney has taught dance in university and community settings for 15+ years and her pedagogical research has been presented at the National Dance Educators Organization, the Appearance Matters Conference, the CORPS de ballet International Conference, and the Embodied Learning Summit. Courtney's choreographic research explores her mixed-race heritage and has been commissioned by the Ciompi Quartet, Duke University, and the American Dance Festival.

Lilly Beaver

Lilly, a native of Kannapolis, NC is a junior at Elon University, double majoring in Dance Performance & Choreography and Psychology. Lilly’s performance credits include Elon’s Dancing in the Landscape, Black History Month, Fall Dance Concert, Spring Dance Concert, and Elon Cares. She will be presenting her first choreographed piece in this year's production of the Fall Dance Concert. Lilly has enjoyed working with various guest artists, faculty, and student choreographers throughout her time at Elon. She is grateful for the doors Elon has already opened for her including an apprenticeship with JOYEMOVEMENT dance company and teaching at Miss Kim's.

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.

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 Giessler

Hannah Giessler, from Virginia, is a senior 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 Dance Concert, Fall Dance Concert and many other student pieces. Hannah would like to thank you for all of the support at this show and is grateful to be able to share it with you!!

Mia Johnson

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

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.

Brooke Goldstein

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

Emma Stenger

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

Autopilot

Choreographed by Lia Kelly

Music Credit: “Familiar” by Nils Frahm, “Freaks” by Surf Curse

Costume Designer: Heidi Jo Schiemer and Lia Kelly

Lighting Designer: Allyson Vogel

Dancers: Haley Asbury, Eileena Boyce, Phoebe Crumbine, and Caroline Irmscher

Understudy: Pheriby Bryan

Thank you to my dancers for their dedication and trust in me in creating this piece over the past year. I’m truly grateful to have worked with such an inspiring group of individuals.

Haley Asbury

Haley Asbury

Eileena Boyce

Eileena Boyce

Pheriby Bryan

Pheriby Bryan

Phoebe Crumbine

Phoebe Crumbine

Caroline Irmscher

Caroline Irmscher

Lia Kelly

Lia Kelly

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.

Eileena Boyce

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

Pheriby Bryan

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

Phoebe Crumbine

Phoebe Crumbine is from Beverly, Massachusetts. She is now a senior pursuing a BFA in Dance Performance & Choreography and a BA in Psychology. She has performed in Dancing in the Landscape, Fall Dance Concert, Black History Month Concert, and Spring Dance Concert over the course of her college performance career. She presented choreography at the 2021 Fall Dance Concert. She spent this past summer studying dance in Florence, Italy where she performed in the Florence Dance Festival. She wants to thank all of her mentors, teachers, family, and friends who have now become family for supporting her and pushing her past what she thought she was capable of these past 4 years!

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.

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.

Learning to Lose

Choreographed by Lilly Beaver

Music Credit: “Traveling with My Eyes Closed” by Vetle Nærø, “Morning Thunderstorm” by Rain Sounds

Set Designer: Charles Glenn Johnson

Costume Designer: Heidi Jo Schiemer

Lighting Designer: Jessica Valente

Dancers: Maggie Adams

Understudy: Gabby Cataldo

“Learning to Lose” is meant to transport you through the five stages of grief using my personal narrative of losing my father. I hope the rawness and vulnerability inspires empathy, compassion, acceptance, and peace within your own lives. My wish is this piece makes you feel seen, heard, and understood to know you are not alone in what often seems like the deafening silence. I would love to thank my incredible dancer Maggie, as well as Gabby, for allowing me to trust them with such an intentional piece and truly making the choreography their own.

Maggie Adams

Maggie Adams

Lilly Beaver

Lilly Beaver

Gabrielle Cataldo

Gabrielle Cataldo

Maggie Adams

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

Lilly Beaver

Lilly, a native of Kannapolis, NC is a junior at Elon University, double majoring in Dance Performance & Choreography and Psychology. Lilly’s performance credits include Elon’s Dancing in the Landscape, Black History Month, Fall Dance Concert, Spring Dance Concert, and Elon Cares. She will be presenting her first choreographed piece in this year's production of the Fall Dance Concert. Lilly has enjoyed working with various guest artists, faculty, and student choreographers throughout her time at Elon. She is grateful for the doors Elon has already opened for her including an apprenticeship with JOYEMOVEMENT dance company and teaching at Miss Kim's.

Gabrielle Cataldo

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

Aperture

Choreographed by Alexandra Joye Warren

Music Credit: Nicholas Britell and James Blake

Costume Designers: Heidi Jo Schiemer

Lighting Designer: Hannah Brown

Dancers: Makayla Kanerviko, Daphne McGarvey, Meredith Peck, Kelsi Sheren, Kayla Spalding

Understudies/Rehearsal Assistants: Hannah Harris

Alexandra Joye Warren

Alexandra Joye Warren

Makayla Kanerviko

Makayla Kanerviko

Daphne McGarvey

Daphne McGarvey

Meredith Peck

Meredith Peck

Kayla Spalding

Kayla Spalding

Kelsi Sheren

Kelsi Sheren

Hannah Harris

Hannah Harris

Alexandra Joye Warren

Alexandra Joye Warren is the Founding Artistic Director of JOYEMOVEMENT. Her most recent projects include Head Over Heels (Choreographer), Womanifesto (Performer, choreographed by Amelia Renee Byrd) 42nd Street (Director), A Wicked Silence (Playwright, Director, Choreographer), and Movin On’ (Choreographer) a new work in development by Julio Matos and John Franceschina. She was selected for the 2022-2023 Artist-In-Residence for the North Carolina Dance Festival. Alexandra Joye Warren is currently an Assistant Professor of Performing Arts at Elon University, Director/Choreographer for the Music Theatre program.

Makayla Kanerviko

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

Daphne McGarvey

Daphne McGarvey is a Sophomore 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 performed in both Fall and Spring Dance last year, and is so grateful to be performing again in the Fall Dance Concert this year!

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.

Kayla Spalding

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

Kelsi Sheren

Kelsi Sheren is from Antioch, Illinois. She is a sophomore currently pursuing a degree in Dance Science (B.S.) with minors in Dance and Exercise Science. Sheren has performed in student works on campus, but this is her first performance with Elon University's Dance Program. She is grateful for this performance opportunity and is looking forward to future involvement with the program!

Hannah Harris

Hannah is a sophomore getting her BFA in Dance Performance and Choreography. Along with a degree in Cinema Arts and Television. Hannah is from Greensboro, North Carolina, and grew up dancing at Greensboro Dance Theater. She has also traveled to many dance conventions and has studied under performers like Travis Wall and Nick Lazzarini. Not only did she grow up in dance studios, but she joined a company that partners with Broadway in New York City. There she is mentored by Broadway performers and dances in front of casting agencies and managers. Hannah enjoys choreographing, going to the beach, and being outdoors.

Omniscience (perceptive-perspicuous-pansophical) 

Choreographed by Kayla Spalding

Music Credit: “I Only Have Eyes For You” by the Flamingos, “The Middle of the World” by Nicholas Britell, “Selah” instrumental by Kanye West, “Rush” by Duomo

Costume Designer: Heidi Jo Schiemer

Lighting Designer: Riley Gibson

Dancers: Maggie Adams, Hannah Burnett, Phoebe Crumbine, Caroline Irmscher, Lauren Jacobbe, Rachel Rightmyer, Madi Trigilio

Understudy: Olivia Lanter

This piece was inspired by a series of experiences that I had over the past two years. While working with my dancers, my piece continued to progress to explore perception and being perceived, and the disorienting experience of it all. It has been such a lovely experience working over this past year with my wonderful cast and with this story. I hope you enjoy!

Maggie Adams

Maggie Adams

Hannah Burnett

Hannah Burnett

Phoebe Crumbine

Phoebe Crumbine

Caroline Irmscher

Caroline Irmscher

Lauren Jacobbe

Lauren Jacobbe

Olivia Lanter

Olivia Lanter

Rachel Rightmyer

Rachel Rightmyer

Kayla Spalding

Kayla Spalding

Madi Trigilio

Madi Trigilio

Jessica Werfel

Jessica Werfel

Maggie Adams

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

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.

Phoebe Crumbine

Phoebe Crumbine is from Beverly, Massachusetts. She is now a senior pursuing a BFA in Dance Performance & Choreography and a BA in Psychology. She has performed in Dancing in the Landscape, Fall Dance Concert, Black History Month Concert, and Spring Dance Concert over the course of her college performance career. She presented choreography at the 2021 Fall Dance Concert. She spent this past summer studying dance in Florence, Italy where she performed in the Florence Dance Festival. She wants to thank all of her mentors, teachers, family, and friends who have now become family for supporting her and pushing her past what she thought she was capable of these past 4 years!

Caroline Irmscher

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

Lauren Jacobbe

Lauren Jacobbe is a Senior studying Dance Performance and Choreography and Human Service Studies from Western Massachusetts. This summer she studied abroad in Florence, Italy and performed in the Florence Dance Festival Summer 2022. She has previously performed and assisted in Elon University's Productions of Dancing in the Landscape, Fall Dance Concert, Black History Month, Spring Dance Concert, as well as student run choreography. She has worked closely with Berkshire Dance Theatre from Massachusetts, as well with Dysfunk Crew opening up for dance companies and performing at Jacob's Pillow "On the Road" events in the summer of 2021.

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.

Rachel Rightmyer

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

Kayla Spalding

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

Madi Trigilio

Madi Trigilio is a junior 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, Black History Month Dance Concert, Spring Dance Concert, and is excited to perform in Fall Dance Concert again! Recently, Madi presented her choreography at Ash & Elm Dance Company’s, Astronomy, and attended American Dance Festival’s Dance Professional Workshops. Madi is grateful for the opportunities Elon Dance has given her and is looking forward to the coming year of performances!

Jessica Werfel

Jessica Werfel is a native of Chantilly, Virginia. She is currently a junior pursuing a B.F.A. in Dance Performance and Choreography and a B.A. in Arts Administration. She has performed in Dancing in the Landscape, Black History Month Concert, Spring Dance Concert, and student works. Recently, she had an internship at Dance Place and attended the Paul Taylor American Modern Dance Intensive. This year, Jessica presented her choreography in Dancing in the Landscape and is delighted to be involved in the Fall Dance Concert! In the Spring, she is looking forward to studying abroad in Florence, Italy.

con – nect

Choreographed by Maya Simmons 

Music Credit: “The Year After” by French 79, “The Path” by Zoe Keating, “Escape Artist” by Zoe Keating

Costume Designer: Heidi Jo Schiemer and Maya Simmons

Lighting Designer: Sophia Walper

Dancers: Lilly Beaver, Hannah Burnett

Understudy/Rehearsal Assistant: Jessica Werfel

I would like to thank my beautiful dancers, Lilly Beaver and Hannah Burnett, for the amazing work they’ve done this semester in helping me bring this piece back to life. I would also like to thank and commend my understudy, Jessica Werfel, for all the hard work and commitment she put into this process. Finally, I would like to thank and express my gratitude to Jen Guy Metcalf for giving me this opportunity to present this piece and highlight my dancers and their hard work!

Lilly Beaver

Lilly Beaver

Hannah Burnett

Hannah Burnett

Maya Simmons

Maya Simmons

Lilly Beaver

Lilly, a native of Kannapolis, NC is a junior at Elon University, double majoring in Dance Performance & Choreography and Psychology. Lilly’s performance credits include Elon’s Dancing in the Landscape, Black History Month, Fall Dance Concert, Spring Dance Concert, and Elon Cares. She will be presenting her first choreographed piece in this year's production of the Fall Dance Concert. Lilly has enjoyed working with various guest artists, faculty, and student choreographers throughout her time at Elon. She is grateful for the doors Elon has already opened for her including an apprenticeship with JOYEMOVEMENT dance company and teaching at Miss Kim's.

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.

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!

and then…?

Choreographed by Sara Ruth Tourek

Music Credit: Composition by Consolation, Tracy Chapman, James Blackshaw and edited by Phoebe Crumbine

Costume Designer: Heidi Jo Schiemer

Lighting Designer: Sarah Adams

Dancers: Amanda Cousins, Phoebe Crumbine, Hannah Giessler, Lia Kelly, Isabella Piccirilli

Understudies: Maggie Davenport, Meredith Peck

Rehearsal Assistant: Meredith Peck

Phoebe Crumbine

Phoebe Crumbine

Amanda Cousins

Amanda Cousins

Maggie Davenport

Maggie Davenport

Hannah Giessler

Hannah Giessler

Lia Kelly

Lia Kelly

Meredith Peck

Meredith Peck

Isabella Piccirilli

Isabella Piccirilli

Phoebe Crumbine

Phoebe Crumbine is from Beverly, Massachusetts. She is now a senior pursuing a BFA in Dance Performance & Choreography and a BA in Psychology. She has performed in Dancing in the Landscape, Fall Dance Concert, Black History Month Concert, and Spring Dance Concert over the course of her college performance career. She presented choreography at the 2021 Fall Dance Concert. She spent this past summer studying dance in Florence, Italy where she performed in the Florence Dance Festival. She wants to thank all of her mentors, teachers, family, and friends who have now become family for supporting her and pushing her past what she thought she was capable of these past 4 years!

Amanda Cousins

Amanda Cousins is a senior double major in Dance Performance & Choreography (BFA) and Biology (BA). She grew up in Chapel Hill, NC where she trained, competed, and taught at her local studio. Amanda has been in various Elon dance shows and student pieces as a performer, rehearsal assistant, and understudy. Over the summer, she had the opportunity to travel to Florence, Italy and performed at the Florence Dance Festival with other Elon Dancers. Amanda is very grateful for the opportunities Elon Dance has given her and is excited to see how the rest of her senior year plays out. 

Maggie Davenport

Maggie Davenport is from Wake Forest, North Carolina and is currently a Senior at Elon University. She is pursuing a B.F.A in Dance Performance and Choreography and a B.S in Dance Science, as well as minoring in Exercise Science and Business Administration. She has had the opportunity to partake in Redemption for Our Skin: Black History Month Concert (2021), Bridging: Spring Dance Concert (2022), and Black History Month Concert (2022). The summer of 2022 Maggie studied abroad in Florence, Italy, and continued her dance training at the Florence Dance Center while performing in the Florence Dance Festival. She feels grateful to be supported by all her peers and faculty while entering her final performance season.

Hannah Giessler

Hannah Giessler, from Virginia, is a senior 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 Dance Concert, Fall Dance Concert and many other student pieces. Hannah would like to thank you for all of the support at this show and is grateful to be able to share it with you!!

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.

Meredith Peck

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

Isabella Piccirilli

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

Chasing the (1)=One

Choreographed by Maurice Watson

Assistant Choreographer: Grayson Kelsh

Music Credit: Composition by Gil Scott Heron, _BY.ALEXANDER, Juls & Sango, Bonobo

Costume Designer: Heidi Jo Schiemer

Lighting Designer: Alicia Varcoe

Dancers: Haley Asbury, Eileena Boyce, Gabby Cataldo, Lindsey Goldstein, Lauren Jacobbe, Parker MacIntyre, Khairi Morrow, Gia Nguyen, Kayla Spalding

Understudy: Evelyn Ealey

Maurice Watson

Maurice Watson

Haley Asbury

Haley Asbury

Eileena Boyce

Eileena Boyce

Gabrielle Cataldo

Gabrielle Cataldo

Lauren Jacobbe

Lauren Jacobbe

Parker MacIntyre

Parker MacIntyre

Khairi Morrow

Khairi Morrow

Gia Nguyen

Gia Nguyen

Kayla Spalding

Kayla Spalding

Lindsey Goldstein

Lindsey Goldstein

Evelyn Ealey

Evelyn Ealey

Maurice Watson

Maurice Watson is a dancer, choreographer, and educator, who holds an MFA in choreography from the University of Iowa and is currently an Assistant Professor of Dance at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. As an artist, he’s performed with Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble, Lula Washington Dance Theatre, JazzAntiqua Dance and Music Ensemble, and the Long Beach Ballet in California. Watson has also worked commercially in productions at Disney, on Holland American Cruise Lines, as well and in television and films.

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.

Eileena Boyce

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

Gabrielle Cataldo

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

Lauren Jacobbe

Lauren Jacobbe is a Senior studying Dance Performance and Choreography and Human Service Studies from Western Massachusetts. This summer she studied abroad in Florence, Italy and performed in the Florence Dance Festival Summer 2022. She has previously performed and assisted in Elon University's Productions of Dancing in the Landscape, Fall Dance Concert, Black History Month, Spring Dance Concert, as well as student run choreography. She has worked closely with Berkshire Dance Theatre from Massachusetts, as well with Dysfunk Crew opening up for dance companies and performing at Jacob's Pillow "On the Road" events in the summer of 2021.

Parker MacIntyre

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

Khairi Morrow

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

Gia Nguyen

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

Kayla Spalding

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

Lindsey Goldstein

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

Evelyn Ealey

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

Production Team

Artistic DirectorJen Guy Metcalf
Assistant to the DirectorJessica Werfel
Production ManagerBill Webb
Costume CoordinatorHeidi Jo Schiemer
Sound DesignerMichael Smith
Lead Lighting DesignerAlicia Varcoe
Technical DirectorJoshua Bothwell
Stage ManagerMaria Angelos
Asstistant Stage ManagerTalia Scheckman
Light Board OperatorBen Shacter
Sound Board OpDeborah Han
Deck CrewBraeden Romer
Isabella Shaffer
Wardrobe Crew Anabelle Sumera-Decoret
Front-of-House SupervisorDavid J. McGraw
House ManagersKeri Anderson
Ella Huestis
Laura McGuire
Jack Morrill
Poster DesignSydney Dye

Bios

Courtney Liu

Courtney Liu

Alexandra Joye Warren

Alexandra Joye Warren

Maurice Watson

Maurice Watson

Maggie Adams

Maggie Adams

Haley Asbury

Haley Asbury

Lilly Beaver

Lilly Beaver

Eileena Boyce

Eileena Boyce

Pheriby Bryan

Pheriby Bryan

Hannah Burnett

Hannah Burnett

Gabrielle Cataldo

Gabrielle Cataldo

Phoebe Crumbine

Phoebe Crumbine

Amanda Cousins

Amanda Cousins

Maggie Davenport

Maggie Davenport

Sophie David

Sophie David

Hannah Giessler

Hannah Giessler

Caroline Irmscher

Caroline Irmscher

Lauren Jacobbe

Lauren Jacobbe

Mia Johnson

Mia Johnson

Makayla Kanerviko

Makayla Kanerviko

Lia Kelly

Lia Kelly

Olivia Lanter

Olivia Lanter

Parker MacIntyre

Parker MacIntyre

Daphne McGarvey

Daphne McGarvey

Khairi Morrow

Khairi Morrow

Gia Nguyen

Gia Nguyen

Katey O’Connell

Katey O’Connell

Meredith Peck

Meredith Peck

Isabella Piccirilli

Isabella Piccirilli

Rachel Rightmyer

Rachel Rightmyer

Maya Simmons

Maya Simmons

Kayla Spalding

Kayla Spalding

Madi Trigilio

Madi Trigilio

Jessica Werfel

Jessica Werfel

Brooke Goldstein

Brooke Goldstein

Lindsey Goldstein

Lindsey Goldstein

Evelyn Ealey

Evelyn Ealey

Emma Stenger

Emma Stenger

Kelsi Sheren

Kelsi Sheren

Hannah Harris

Hannah Harris

Courtney Liu

Courtney Liu (MFA, RYT-200) is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Elon University. Credits include Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake, the Phantom of the Opera (Broadway cast), the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Peridance Contemporary Dance Company, and the Cincinnati Ballet. Courtney has taught dance in university and community settings for 15+ years and her pedagogical research has been presented at the National Dance Educators Organization, the Appearance Matters Conference, the CORPS de ballet International Conference, and the Embodied Learning Summit. Courtney's choreographic research explores her mixed-race heritage and has been commissioned by the Ciompi Quartet, Duke University, and the American Dance Festival.

Alexandra Joye Warren

Alexandra Joye Warren is the Founding Artistic Director of JOYEMOVEMENT. Her most recent projects include Head Over Heels (Choreographer), Womanifesto (Performer, choreographed by Amelia Renee Byrd) 42nd Street (Director), A Wicked Silence (Playwright, Director, Choreographer), and Movin On’ (Choreographer) a new work in development by Julio Matos and John Franceschina. She was selected for the 2022-2023 Artist-In-Residence for the North Carolina Dance Festival. Alexandra Joye Warren is currently an Assistant Professor of Performing Arts at Elon University, Director/Choreographer for the Music Theatre program.

Maurice Watson

Maurice Watson is a dancer, choreographer, and educator, who holds an MFA in choreography from the University of Iowa and is currently an Assistant Professor of Dance at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. As an artist, he’s performed with Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble, Lula Washington Dance Theatre, JazzAntiqua Dance and Music Ensemble, and the Long Beach Ballet in California. Watson has also worked commercially in productions at Disney, on Holland American Cruise Lines, as well and in television and films.

Maggie Adams

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

Haley Asbury

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

Lilly Beaver

Lilly, a native of Kannapolis, NC is a junior at Elon University, double majoring in Dance Performance & Choreography and Psychology. Lilly’s performance credits include Elon’s Dancing in the Landscape, Black History Month, Fall Dance Concert, Spring Dance Concert, and Elon Cares. She will be presenting her first choreographed piece in this year's production of the Fall Dance Concert. Lilly has enjoyed working with various guest artists, faculty, and student choreographers throughout her time at Elon. She is grateful for the doors Elon has already opened for her including an apprenticeship with JOYEMOVEMENT dance company and teaching at Miss Kim's.

Eileena Boyce

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

Pheriby Bryan

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

Hannah Burnett

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

Gabrielle Cataldo

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

Phoebe Crumbine

Phoebe Crumbine is from Beverly, Massachusetts. She is now a senior pursuing a BFA in Dance Performance & Choreography and a BA in Psychology. She has performed in Dancing in the Landscape, Fall Dance Concert, Black History Month Concert, and Spring Dance Concert over the course of her college performance career. She presented choreography at the 2021 Fall Dance Concert. She spent this past summer studying dance in Florence, Italy where she performed in the Florence Dance Festival. She wants to thank all of her mentors, teachers, family, and friends who have now become family for supporting her and pushing her past what she thought she was capable of these past 4 years!

Amanda Cousins

Amanda Cousins is a senior double major in Dance Performance & Choreography (BFA) and Biology (BA). She grew up in Chapel Hill, NC where she trained, competed, and taught at her local studio. Amanda has been in various Elon dance shows and student pieces as a performer, rehearsal assistant, and understudy. Over the summer, she had the opportunity to travel to Florence, Italy and performed at the Florence Dance Festival with other Elon Dancers. Amanda is very grateful for the opportunities Elon Dance has given her and is excited to see how the rest of her senior year plays out. 

Maggie Davenport

Maggie Davenport is from Wake Forest, North Carolina and is currently a Senior at Elon University. She is pursuing a B.F.A in Dance Performance and Choreography and a B.S in Dance Science, as well as minoring in Exercise Science and Business Administration. She has had the opportunity to partake in Redemption for Our Skin: Black History Month Concert (2021), Bridging: Spring Dance Concert (2022), and Black History Month Concert (2022). The summer of 2022 Maggie studied abroad in Florence, Italy, and continued her dance training at the Florence Dance Center while performing in the Florence Dance Festival. She feels grateful to be supported by all her peers and faculty while entering her final 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.

Hannah Giessler

Hannah Giessler, from Virginia, is a senior 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 Dance Concert, Fall Dance Concert and many other student pieces. Hannah would like to thank you for all of the support at this show and is grateful to be able to share it with you!!

Caroline Irmscher

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

Lauren Jacobbe

Lauren Jacobbe is a Senior studying Dance Performance and Choreography and Human Service Studies from Western Massachusetts. This summer she studied abroad in Florence, Italy and performed in the Florence Dance Festival Summer 2022. She has previously performed and assisted in Elon University's Productions of Dancing in the Landscape, Fall Dance Concert, Black History Month, Spring Dance Concert, as well as student run choreography. She has worked closely with Berkshire Dance Theatre from Massachusetts, as well with Dysfunk Crew opening up for dance companies and performing at Jacob's Pillow "On the Road" events in the summer of 2021.

Mia Johnson

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

Makayla Kanerviko

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

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.Parker MacIntyre is a senior BFA Dance Performance & Choreography major, originally from Londonderry, New Hampshire. He is also earning a Bachelor of Science in Dance Science with a minor in Exercise Science. Parker has performed in the Fall Dance Concert, Black History Month Concert, Spring Dance Concert, and most recently presented his own work in this year's Dancing in the Landscape. He is incredibly grateful to be part of his final Fall Dance and is looking forward to the rest of his senior year.

Daphne McGarvey

Daphne McGarvey is a Sophomore 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 performed in both Fall and Spring Dance last year, and is so grateful to be performing again in the Fall Dance Concert this year!

Khairi Morrow

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

Gia Nguyen

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

Katey O’Connell

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

Meredith Peck

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

Isabella Piccirilli

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

Rachel Rightmyer

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

Maya Simmons

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

Kayla Spalding

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

Madi Trigilio

Madi Trigilio is a junior 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, Black History Month Dance Concert, Spring Dance Concert, and is excited to perform in Fall Dance Concert again! Recently, Madi presented her choreography at Ash & Elm Dance Company’s, Astronomy, and attended American Dance Festival’s Dance Professional Workshops. Madi is grateful for the opportunities Elon Dance has given her and is looking forward to the coming year of performances!

Jessica Werfel

Jessica Werfel is a native of Chantilly, Virginia. She is currently a junior pursuing a B.F.A. in Dance Performance and Choreography and a B.A. in Arts Administration. She has performed in Dancing in the Landscape, Black History Month Concert, Spring Dance Concert, and student works. Recently, she had an internship at Dance Place and attended the Paul Taylor American Modern Dance Intensive. This year, Jessica presented her choreography in Dancing in the Landscape and is delighted to be involved in the Fall Dance Concert! In the Spring, she is looking forward to studying abroad in Florence, Italy.

Brooke Goldstein

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

Lindsey Goldstein

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

Evelyn Ealey

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

Emma Stenger

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

Kelsi Sheren

Kelsi Sheren is from Antioch, Illinois. She is a sophomore currently pursuing a degree in Dance Science (B.S.) with minors in Dance and Exercise Science. Sheren has performed in student works on campus, but this is her first performance with Elon University's Dance Program. She is grateful for this performance opportunity and is looking forward to future involvement with the program!

Hannah Harris

Hannah is a sophomore getting her BFA in Dance Performance and Choreography. Along with a degree in Cinema Arts and Television. Hannah is from Greensboro, North Carolina, and grew up dancing at Greensboro Dance Theater. She has also traveled to many dance conventions and has studied under performers like Travis Wall and Nick Lazzarini. Not only did she grow up in dance studios, but she joined a company that partners with Broadway in New York City. There she is mentored by Broadway performers and dances in front of casting agencies and managers. Hannah enjoys choreographing, going to the beach, and being outdoors.