Jennifer Campbell is a freelance dancer from Pompton Plains, NJ. She is a Montclair State University alumna where she received her BFA in Dance. Jennifer has performed in works by Fredrick Earl Mosley, Kathleen Kelley, Pat Graney, Martha Graham, and José Limón. While attending Montclair, she has presented her own choreographic works in the Dance Collage student concert series. She has received the Dance Outstanding Performance award from the faculty at County College of Morris, as well as Choreographic Excellence award from the College of the Arts at Montclair.
Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Anya Clarke received her BFA in Dance from Long Island University. She is the Co-Founder and Co-Artistic Director of MICHIYAYA Dance Company, Inc., an all-women contemporary dance theater company based in New York City. Through her career Anya has worked with artists such as Matthew Rushing, Alenka Cizmesija, Sidra Bell, Earl Mosley, Ronald K Brown, among others. With MICHIYAYA Dance, Anya received first prize for "Choreographic Excellence" in the 11th Annual International REVERBDance Festival. Anya has shown her work at the Brooklyn Museum, Dixon Place, Manhattan Movement & Arts Center, the American College Dance Association, and many more. She is also a Guest Teacher and Choreographer at Earl Mosley’s Institute of the Arts.
Jasmine Dyer trained in hip-hop, tap, and African dance before attending the Boston Arts Academy, where she trained in ballet and modern. She is a graduate from Montclair State University with a BFA in Dance and has worked with choreographers Fredrick Earl Mosley, Ronald K. Brown, Tai Jimenez, Sheryl Pollard-Thomas, and more.
Chloe Goolsby is a recent transplant from the Pacific Northwest, having began dancing and tumbling at age three. She has gone on to train in ballet, modern, various aerial apparatuses, contortion, and gymnastics. After graduating from the University of Wasthington in dance and molecular biology, she went on to work with numerous Seattle choreographers such as K.T. Niehoff, Eva Stone, and Xaviera Vandermay. She was also a principal artist in the cirque company The Cabiri, directed by John Murphy. Since Moving to New York., she has been dancing with Kelley Donovan and Dancers and Dzul Dance, and she currently trains at the Circus Warehouse in their professional intensive program specializing in rope, lyra, and contortion.
Sarah Rose Nordgren is the author of Best Bones (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2014), winner of the Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize. Her poems and essays appear widely in journals such as Agni, Ploughshares, The Kenyon Review, Copper Nickel, and American Poetry Review. Among her awards are fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, the Vermont Studio Center, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, scholarships from the Bread Loaf Writers Conference, a Walter E. Dakin Fellowship from the Sewanee Writers Conference, and an Individual Excellence Award from the Ohio Arts Council. Native to North Carolina, Nordgren is currently a doctoral student in poetry at the University of Cincinnati and Associate Editor at 32 Poems.
Angie Pittman is a New York based performer and choreographer. Angie has had the pleasure of dancing in work by Tere O'Connor, Jennifer Monson, C. Kemal Nance, Johanna Meyer, Rachel Thorne Germond and others. She earned a MFA in Dance and Choreography at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a graduate minor in African American Studies and a BA in Dance from Old Dominion University. Angie most recently presented her own work, A Ballad, at The BlakTinX Performance Series at BAAD! and Movement Research at Judson Church.
Sanda Saveanu is a dance artist residing in Brooklyn, NY. After recently graduating from the University of Illinois with a BFA in Dance, she has created and performed with dance makers Jennifer Monson, Renee Wadleigh, and Nico Brown. In 2014 she studied with Lucy Guerin, Inc. through the Secondments Program in Melbourne, Australia, and for the past two years Saveanu has been part of ongoing projects with Kathleen Kelley and more recently with downtown choreographer Cathy Weis.
Mitsuko Verdery is a New York bred performance, dance and visual artist. She received her BFA in Visual Art from Carnegie Mellon University along with a completion of the Independent Study program at the Alvin Ailey Dance School. Mitsuko is the Co-Founder and Co-Artistic Director of MICHIYAYA Dance Company, Inc., an all-women contemporary dance theater company based in New York City. With MICHIYAYA Dance Mitsuko creates visual, conceptual, and performative elements for the work to live and breathe.
Mitsuko has shown her visual and performance work at the Brooklyn Museum, Andy Warhol Museum, Miller Gallery, BRIC Arts Media Gallery, Heath Gallery, among others. Mitsuko worked with choreographers and artists such as Ronald K. Brown, Sidra Bell, Earl Mosley, Jacquyln Buglisi, Francesca Harper, Alex Ketley, Kathleen Kelley and slowdanger. Mitsuko is a National Silver Medal Winner in “Excellence in Photography” from the Scholastic Art & Writing Competition. She is also a recipient of Carnegie Mellon’s Emily Phyllis Howard and Wilfred Readio Awards.
Lauren Vermilion is a dancer living and working in New York, originally from Chicago. She has worked with Tere O’Connor, Nico Brown, Renée Archibald, Renée Wadleigh, and Sahar Azimi. She has spent multiple seasons working for the American Dance Festival, and she holds a BFA in Dance with a minor in Mathematics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.