Beau Dobson, a Virginia native, graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a B.F.A. in Dance and Choreography. He continues to perform with, teach at, and create work for several prominent companies and performing arts institutions throughout Virginia, including but not limited to: Todd Rosenlieb Dance, Ground Zero Dance, and CM & Artists. His residential base is currently in New York where he works regularly with Alison Chase Performance, Mary Seidman and Dancers, Lisa Kusanagi Dance Expressionist, and Jessie Jeanne and Dancers.
Katherine Ellis, a Virginia native, moved to New York after graduating from Virginia Commonwealth University with a B.F.A in Dance and Choreography. In addition studying at VCU, she also attended and performed at the 2009 Arezzo Festival in Italy, as well as the ‘11 and ‘12 American Dance Festival. On an ADF scholarship, she had the pleasure of working and performing for Reggie Wilson in his premier Akulalutho. Since relocating to NYC, she has been honored to work and perform with If/Then Dance Company under the direction of Samuel Householder, Sharyn Korey, Nicole Sabella, Jessie Stinnett, and Mary Seidman and Dancers. When not dancing, Katherine is a cardio fitness instructor at Uplift Studios in NYC.
Henoch Spinola a native of Cape Verde Islands, began his classical training with Jose Mateo’s Ballet Theatre, graduating from the Young Dancers Program in 2006 to become a full company member in 2007. In 2010, Henoch travelled to Sibiu, Romania to dance with Teatrul de Balet Sibiu for one season. After returning to Boston, Henoch began work with Prometheus Dance from 2011–2012. Soon after, He moved to NYC to dance at the Metropolitan Opera for one season. He is now a master of fine arts candidate within the Dance Professional Practice Pathway at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.
Laura Crema was born in Padova (Italy) where she first started her dance training with Alessandra Pase, and later joined her company for young dancers. She trained in Tilt-Milan, Scenario Pubblico-Catania, Leggere Strutture-Bologna, attending also numerous master classes with international artists such as Diane Madden, Wei Meng, and Briguel Gjoka. She spent her last year in Italy working as freelance dancer (No`hma Theater-Milan, Fabric Europa Festival-Florence), a choreographer for personal projects (Spazio Idra-Brescia), and teaching in different studios in Milan and Padova. Laura is currently teaching yoga, and working as a freelance dancer in London.
Talia Rothstein is a senior at Harvard studying Latin American History and Literature with a secondary concentration in African American Studies. While at Harvard, she has performed with the Harvard Dance Program in works by Jill Johnson, Brian Brooks, Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker, and Karole Armitage. She has also performed in student productions with the Harvard-Radcliffe Modern Dance Company and the Harvard Ballet Company. She has choreographed a range of student theater productions, including her own staging of movement and poetry on the experience of border crossing and immigration. While at Harvard, Talia has also participated in political activism both on and off campus, and is interested in the intersection of political and aesthetic discourses in the creation and practice of art.