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.
Chloe Goolsby is a 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 Washington 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.
Upon moving to New York, she joined Dzul Dance as a regular company member and freelances as an aerialist and contortionist with Cirque du Nuit and American Circus Theatre. She is also a certified Stott Pilates instructor and teaches both groups and privates in several studios around New York.
Cameron McKinney, choreographer/dancer and Artistic Director of Kizuna Dance, has been commissioned by numerous festivals across the country and abroad. His work has been supported through fellowships from the Alvin Ailey Foundation and the Asian Cultural Council. He’s presented work and taught at prestigious institutions in eleven states and four countries.
Sarah Rose Nordgren is a poet, teacher, and intergenre text artist. Her two books of poetry are Best Bones (2014), winner of the Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize, and Darwin’s Mother (2017), both from University of Pittsburgh Press. Her poems and essays appear widely in periodicals such as Agni, Ploughshares, The Kenyon Review Online, Copper Nickel, and American Poetry Review. Among her awards are two winter fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, an Individual Excellence Award from the Ohio Arts Council, and fellowships and scholarships from the Sewanee and Bread Loaf Conferences, the Vermont Studio Center, and the Virginia Center for Creative Arts. Originally from North Carolina, Nordgren earned her BA from Sarah Lawrence College and her MFA in poetry from University of North Carolina Greensboro. She’s currently at the University of Cincinnati where she is a doctoral candidate in poetry with a certificate in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.
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.
Maddie Schimmel is a multidisciplinary artist living in New York City. She has performed in work by Rashaun Mitchell and Silas Reiner, Jeremy Nelson and Luis Lara Malvacias, Doug LeCours, and Netta Yerushalmy. Her choreographic work has been presented at Triskelion Arts, Dixon Place, ROULETTE Intermedium, Alchemical Studios, Cathy Weis' Sundays on Broadway, and the NYU Tisch Dance Jack Crystal Theatre. She has also designed costumes for Jessie Young, Roxy + Company, and herself.
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 has connected her training in visual art and dance to create her own movement-based performance art in the forms of live, video and photography work. She 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 has worked with choreographers such as: Ronald K. Brown, Sidra Bell, Earl Mosley, Jacquyln Buglisi, Francesca Harper, and Alex Ketley. Mitsuko incorporates her visual and conceptual stories to create MICHIYAYA dialogues.
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.