Dance inspired art for sale at the 3rd annual Wake Forest Dance Festival

The Wake Forest Guild of Artists will once again bring the beauty of dance inspired art to Joyner Park on October 5th, 2019. Artists from the Guild will have a curated exhibit and sale featuring dance related art, sculpture and jewelry. A percentage of sales will be donated to support the Wake Forest Dance Festival. Don’t miss your opportunity to witness the immense talent our community has to offer!

Make sure to stop by their booth to check out all the beautiful art work for sale. So much to choose from!

Here is just a little taste of what our local artists have to offer:

Atlas Dances  by Delphine Peller- Acrylic & spray paint on masonite framed 13"x13" $175

Atlas Dances by Delphine Peller- Acrylic & spray paint on masonite framed 13"x13" $175

Together They Fly by  Delphine Peller - Acrylic & spray paint on masonite framed 7"x 13" $100

Together They Fly by Delphine Peller - Acrylic & spray paint on masonite framed 7"x 13" $100

The Kickline  by Delphine Peller- Palette Paint Peel & Acrylic on 3"x5" canvas w/ easel $35

The Kickline by Delphine Peller- Palette Paint Peel & Acrylic on 3"x5" canvas w/ easel $35

After the Encore  by Delphine Peller- Palette Paint Peel & Acrylic on 5"x3" canvas w/easel $35

After the Encore by Delphine Peller- Palette Paint Peel & Acrylic on 5"x3" canvas w/easel $35

Serenity  by Linsay Narvaez   - 11x11” Mixed Media Collage

Serenity by Linsay Narvaez - 11x11” Mixed Media Collage

Leaf Dance  by Linsay Narvaez   - 12x15” Mixed Media Collage

Leaf Dance by Linsay Narvaez - 12x15” Mixed Media Collage

En Pointe I  by Linsay Narvaez- 9x12” Mixed Media Collage

En Pointe I by Linsay Narvaez- 9x12” Mixed Media Collage

En Pointe II  by Lindsay Narvaez- 9x12” Mixed Media Collage

En Pointe II by Lindsay Narvaez- 9x12” Mixed Media Collage

Color in Motion  by Diana Johnson

Color in Motion by Diana Johnson

One with Motion  by Diana Johnson

One with Motion by Diana Johnson

Practice, Practice, Practice  by Diana Johnson

Practice, Practice, Practice by Diana Johnson

Jewelry by Jeanne Steck

Jewelry by Jeanne Steck

Jewelry by Jeanne Steck

Jewelry by Jeanne Steck


Troy Powell

Ailey II Artistic Director Troy Powell. Photo by Nir Arieli

Ailey II Artistic Director Troy Powell. Photo by Nir Arieli

Troy Powell: On July 1, 2012, Troy Powell became only the second person to lead Ailey II since its inception in 1974. A native New Yorker, Mr. Powell began his dance training at the age of nine as a scholarship student at The Ailey School. Following his graduation from The High School of Performing Arts, he became a member of Ailey II and then joined Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in 1991. He toured throughout the United States, South America, Europe, and South Africa for ten years with the Company before becoming a master teacher at The Ailey School and resident choreographer of Ailey II. Mr. Powell has choreographed ballets for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Ailey II, The Ailey School, Dallas Black Dance Theatre, National Dance Company of the Bahamas, and Alaska Dance Theater, as well as three episodes of “Sesame Street.”

His guest artist credits include performing with companies including Batsheva, Dallas Black Dance Theatre, and Complexions. Mr. Powell has been featured in an American Express commercial with the Ailey company and has also appeared on television in George C. Wolfe’s The Colored Museum, the PBS Great Performances: Dance in America special “A Hymn for Alvin Ailey,” choreographed by Judith Jamison, “America’s Next Top Model,” and most recently the Polish version of “So You Think You Can Dance.”


Grace Bergonzi

Ailey II's Grace Bergonzi. Photo by Kyle Froman

Ailey II's Grace Bergonzi. Photo by Kyle Froman

Grace Bergonzi (Westport, CT) began her dance training at Westport’s Academy of Dance and graduated summa cum laude from the Ailey/Fordham BFA Program in Dance. She has attended summer intensives at Alonzo King LINES Ballet and The School at Jacob’s Pillow. Ms. Bergonzi performed works by choreographers Robert Battle, Stephanie Batten Bland, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Jae Man Joo, Ray Mercer, and Matthew Rushing and appeared in Alvin Ailey’s Memoria during Ailey’s 2016 New York City Center season. In 2017, Ms. Bergonzi was featured in Dance Spirit magazine’s May/June issue. This is her second season with Ailey II.

Kyle H. Martin

Ailey II's Kyle H. Martin. Photo by Kyle Froman

Ailey II's Kyle H. Martin. Photo by Kyle Froman

Kyle H. Martin (Montclair, NJ) began his dance training at Sharron Miller’s Academy for the Performing Arts in New Jersey. He continued his training at The Ailey School where he trained in the Junior Division, and graduated from the Professional Division’s Certificate Program. Mr. Martin performed in Alvin Ailey’s Memoria during Ailey’s 2015 and 2016 New York City Center seasons. He has worked with choreographers Hope Boykin, Christopher L. Huggins, Carlos dos Santos, Amy Hall Garner, Ray Mercer, Freddie Moore, Frederick Earl Mosley, Darrell Grand Moultrie, Pascal Rioult, Pedro Ruiz, Matthew Rushing, Christian von Howard, Bradley Shelver, Winston Dynamite Brown, and Robert Battle. This is his third season with Ailey II.

Alisha Nissenfeld

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Alisha Nissenfeld, LCSWA, RYT-500 began exploring yoga and mindfulness practices around 20 years ago, and in 2001 became a certified teacher through Sonic Yoga in NYC. During that time, Alisha also completed a Masters Degree in Social Work and has worked with individuals in treatment facilities utilizing Behavioral Therapies coupled with Traditional Yoga techniques to help clients reduce stress and anxiety and optimize healthy functioning in order to reach their goals. Known to be a learning enthusiast, Alisha regularly attends Continued Education Workshops with renowned teachers across the world. In May 2014, She and her family moved to North Carolina and is passionate about spreading love and light through her connection to the earth, community building, and mindful- intentional living. In 2018 Alisha completed a RYT-500: Yoga Trauma snd Therapeutics Training, through Asheville Yoga Center. She currently works in private practice with individuals using Somatic Experiencing to heal from physical or emotional trauma. In addition to trauma sensitive work, she tailors the practice to your needs and is available for private sessions, group sessions, workshops, and retreats. Alisha is committed to create a safe and supportive environment -full of love- designed to reduce stress and anxiety, cultivate peace of mind, and enhance Human connection. For more information about alisha, visit her website www.alishanissenfeldyoga.com

Meet the Betty Holding Dancers Fund Scholarship Panel

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Terese Capucilli, a driving force of the Martha Graham Dance Company from 1979 to 2005, as principal dancer, to artistic director and artistic director laureate, is renowned for her performances of Graham’s classic roles with a broad dramatic scope from the Virgin Mary to Medea. Heralded by The New York Times in 1984 as, "...the most powerful dramatic dancer of the decade", Capucilli is one in the last generation of dancers to be coached and directed by Graham herself. Roles created for her include The Chosen One in The Rite of Spring (1984) and Graham's final ballet Maple Leaf Rag (1991). On the Graham stage, she has been partnered by dance stars Mikhail Baryshnikov and Rudolf Nureyev, shared the stage with actresses Claire Bloom and Kathleen Turner and had roles created for her by Lucinda Childs, Robert Wilson and Twyla Tharp.

Since 1990, her collaboration as a associate founder and dance artist with Buglisi Dance Theatre continues to bring numerous works to the stage, including the yearly 9/11 Table of Silence Project at Lincoln Center with over 150 dancers and live-streamed throughout the world. 

Honors include a 2001 Dance Magazine Award, the Presidential Distinguished Alumni Award 2010 from Purchase College (BFA), the Fini Italian International Lifetime Achievement Award (2017) and Alto Jonio Dance Career Award and, as a three-time Princess Grace Foundation-USA award recipient, most recently received a Special Projects Grant for her documentary, Lawrence 'Reed' Hansen: The Sacrosanct Accompanist—a musical journey through Martha Graham's dance technique. (www.sacrosanctaccompanist.com)  In 2017, she was awarded The John Erskine Faculty Prize from The Juilliard School, an award given to one faculty member per year.

On the dance faculty at The Juilliard School, NYC since 1999, she continues to stage Graham's classic work for Juilliard’s Spring Dancers (Appalachian Spring 2008, Dark Meadow 2105, Rite of Spring 2018). 

Capucilli has served on the Arts Advisory Board for the Princess Grace Foundation—USA since 2017 and the Board of Directors of Buglisi Dance Theatre since 1994.


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Born and raised in New York, Louise earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration at the College of New Rochelle. With over 10 years business experience, she became an Assistant Vice President at Guy Carpenter & Company. In 2004 she settled in North Carolina and married Edward Cantrell who joined 3rd Special Forces Group. During her husband’s Special Forces career, Louise gave up her career and became a stay at home mother caring for their two daughters Isabella and Natalia. 

On March 6, 2012 tragedy struck when their home in Hope Mills burned down. Louise survived but her husband Edward and their two daughters perished. Louise wanted to honor and perpetuate the memory of Isabella and Natalia so she created the Dancing Angels Foundation. Louise wants to ensure the memory of Isabella & Natalia continues through dance scholarships awarded to passionate, dedicated dancers. As a Gold Star wife, Louise also works to mentor families of fallen soldiers as well as being involved in other military organizations.


Learn more about the Betty Holding Dancers Fund HERE.

The African American Dance Ensemble

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The African American Dance Ensemble, or most notably called AADE was founded in 1984 by the incomparable and world renowned Dr. Charles “Chuck” Davis. Now a registered 501c3 and exempt nonprofit, the AADE is under the guidance of a 5 Member Board and the leadership Executive Director, Dr. B. Angeloe Burch Sr. and is moving from Greatness to Glory.

We have travelled to Africa and the African Diaspora to learn and hone our craft. Our music, our dance, our songs are authentic and are indigenous to the Gambia, West Africa and parts beyond.

The AADE has celebrated 30 years of dance, music and “EDUTAINING” with Community engagement programs that focus on women 10-20 and males 10-20, offering a step up and a path to a productive future as well as Health and Wellness Classes called MZIMA!

The African American Dance Ensemble’s mission is to preserve and share the finest traditions of African and African American dance and music through research, education and entertainment. With the motto, “Peace, love, respect for everybody,” the Ensemble celebrates traditional African culture, aesthetics and values as resources to encourage interracial cooperation and cross-cultural understanding. Towards this end, the Ensemble develops partnerships and collaborations with community programs and resources, conducts residencies and workshops in diverse settings, and offers apprenticeships with emerging performers to enhance their artistic skills and capacities.

Come Dance With US!! We invite you to be a part of our ongoing celebration!!

AGOO!!” May I have your attention!!”    “AMEE!!” I’m Listening! 

Paul Taylor Modern Dance Masterclass with Laura Halzack

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When: October 3, 2019

Where: Destiny Dance Institute

417 Brooks Street

Wake Forest, NC 27587

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Cost: $20

A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY to study with the Paul Taylor muse and alumna of the Paul Taylor Dance Company, Laura Halzack. Come experience the movement technique of one of the most celebrated and influential choreographers of American Modern Dance!

Laura Halzack grew up in Suffield, Connecticut and began her dance training at the age of four with Brenda Barna. She furthered her training at The School of the Hartford Ballet and studied at the Conservatory of Dance at Purchase College. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in History from the University of New Hampshire in 2003. She then studied at the Hartt School and at The Taylor School before joining the Paul Taylor Dance Company 2006. During her 13 year tenure in the Paul Taylor Dance Company Mr. Taylor created 16 works on Ms. Halzack, and cast her in 67 of his other works, in over 80 different roles. Ms. Halzack has also performed with the Amy Marshall Dance Company, Syren Modern Dance, in Martha Graham’s Diversion of Angels, and in the original works of Larry Keigwin, Doug Elkins, Lila York, Doug Varone, Bryan Arias, Margie Gillis, and Pam Tanowitz. Dance Magazine has highlighted Ms.Halzack in its “On the Rise” and “Behind the Curtain” series, and featured her on its February 2018 cover. Recently retired from PTDC, Ms. Halzack is now a freelance dancer, teacher at the Taylor School, a collaborating artist with @studiothreeny, and a co-founder of the Asbury Park Dance Festival.

PAUL TAYLOR: DANCEMAKER Free Film Screening

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WHEN: September 26, 2019

WHERE: Sugar Magnolia Cafe & Emporium
219 S White Street
Wake Forest, NC 27587

TIME: 6:30pm-9:00pm

COST: Free


The 2019 Wake Forest Dance Festival is honored to present a duet from Roses choreographed in 1985 by one of the most revered choreographers in dance history, Paul Taylor. The work will be performed by two esteemed dance artists and alumni of the Paul Taylor Dance Company, Laura Halzack and Michael Trusnovec.

To celebrate the life and incredible contribution Paul Taylor made to American Modern Dance, we invite you to a FREE screening of Dancemaker to kick-off the 3rd season of the Wake Forest Dance Festival and to gain a deeper understanding of Mr.Taylor's process and work. 

Nominated for an Oscar in 1999, PAUL TAYLOR: DANCEMAKER is a breathtaking journey into the world of preeminent choreographer, Paul Taylor, and his extraordinary creations. The film offers a rare glimpse into the mysteries of creative life, the obsession and talent of Taylor’s dancers, and the mind of an artistic genius.

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Jordan C. Medley is a NC based dancer and choreographer. Jordan received his Bachelors Of Fine Arts in contemporary dance from the University Of North Carolina School of the Arts and has performed in many full scale dance productions which gave him the chance to work with several renowned choreographers. A few of his dance credits include; dancing in Doug Varones’ “Democracy” and "Of the Earth Far Below", “Measuring Blue” by Tom Simons, “Change of Address” by the late Merce Cunningham, and works choreographed by Sean Sullivan, Trish Casey, Ming-Lung Yang, Brenda Daniels, Kira Blazek, Robyn Mineko Williams, Shen Wei Dance Arts, as well as student work showcased in UNCSA’s Emerging Choreographers and SPREE. Jordan C. Medley has set and premiered dance works at High Point University, Dance Project Inc, and several Musical Theater productions in the NC, area.


Paul Taylor

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Paul Taylor, one of the most accomplished artists this nation has ever produced, helped shape and define America’s homegrown art of modern dance from the earliest days of his career as a dancer and choreographer in 1954 until his death in 2018. As artistic director of the Paul Taylor Dance Company he created 147 dances, many of which rank among the greatest ever made. A trailblazer throughout his 64-year career, in 2015 he helped ensure the future of modern dance by establishing Paul Taylor American Modern Dance, which brings to Lincoln Center great modern works of the past, outstanding works by today’s leading choreographers, and commissioned works made on the Paul Taylor Dance Company. 

Mr. Taylor continued to win public and critical acclaim for the vibrancy, relevance and power of his dances into his eighties, offering cogent observations on life’s complexities while tackling some of society’s thorniest issues. While he often propelled his dancers through space for the sheer beauty of it, he more frequently used them to comment on such profound issues as war, piety, spirituality, sexuality, morality and mortality. His repertoire covers a breathtaking range of topics, but recurring themes include the natural world and man’s place within it; love and sexuality in all gender combinations; and iconic moments in American history. His poignant looks at soldiers, those who send them into battle and those they leave behind prompted the New York Times to hail him as “among the great war poets” – high praise indeed for an artist in a wordless medium. While some of his dances have been termed “dark” and others “light,” the majority of his works are dualistic, mixing elements of both extremes. And while his work was largely iconoclastic, he also made some of the most purely romantic, most astonishingly athletic, and downright funniest dances ever put on stage. 

Paul Taylor was born on July 29, 1930 and grew up in and around Washington, DC. He attended Syracuse University on a swimming scholarship in the late 1940s until he discovered dance through books at the University library, and then transferred to The Juilliard School. In 1954 he assembled a small company of dancers and began to choreograph. A commanding performer despite his late start in dance, he joined the Martha Graham Dance Company in 1955 for the first of seven seasons as soloist while continuing to choreograph on his own troupe. In 1959 he was a guest artist with New York City Ballet, where Balanchine created the Episodes solo for him.

Mr. Taylor first gained notoriety as a dance maker in 1957 with Seven New Dances; its study in non-movement famously earned it a blank newspaper review. In 1962, with his first major success – the sunny Aureole – he set his trailblazing modern movement not to contemporary music but to baroque works composed two centuries earlier. Darker, sometimes controversial works followed, including Scudorama, From Sea to Shining Sea and Big Bertha. After retiring as a performer in 1974, Mr. Taylor turned exclusively to choreography, resulting in a flood of creativity that included his signature work, Esplanade. In the ensuing decades he created such iconic dances as Cloven Kingdom, Airs, Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rehearsal), Arden Court, Sunset, Musical Offering, Last Look, Speaking In Tongues, Brandenburgs, Company B, Promethean Fire, and Beloved Renegade

Mr. Taylor shed light on the mysteries of the creative process as few artists have. The documentary film about him, Dancemaker, received an Oscar nomination in 1999 and was hailed by Time as “perhaps the best dance documentary ever.” His autobiography, Private Domain, originally published by Alfred A. Knopf, was nominated by the National Book Critics Circle as the most distinguished biography of 1987.

Mr. Taylor received nearly every important honor given to artists in the United States. In 1992 he was a recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors and received an Emmy Award for Speaking in Tongues, produced by WNET/New York the previous year. He was awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Clinton in 1993. He was the recipient of three Guggenheim Fellowships and eight honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degrees. Awards for lifetime achievement include a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship – often called the “genius award.” Mr. Taylor was awarded France’s highest honor, the Légion d’Honneur, in 2000 for exceptional contributions to French culture.

Mr. Taylor’s final work, Concertiana, made when he was 87, premiered at Lincoln Center in 2018. He died in Manhattan on August 29, 2018, leaving an extraordinary legacy of creativity and vision not only to American modern dance but to the performing arts the world over.


Laura Halzack

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Laura Halzack grew up in Suffield, Connecticut and began her dance training at the age of four with Brenda Barna. She furthered her training at The School of the Hartford Ballet and studied at the Conservatory of Dance at Purchase College. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in History from the University of New Hampshire in 2003. She then studied at the Hartt School and at The Taylor School before joining the Paul Taylor Dance Company 2006. During her 13 year tenure in the Paul Taylor Dance Company Mr. Taylor created 16 works on Ms. Halzack, and cast her in 67 of his other works, in over 80 different roles. Ms. Halzack has also performed with the Amy Marshall Dance Company, Syren Modern Dance, in Martha Graham’s Diversion of Angels, and in the original works of Larry Keigwin, Doug Elkins, Lila York, Doug Varone, Bryan Arias, Margie Gillis, and Pam Tanowitz. Dance Magazine has highlighted Ms.Halzack in its “On the Rise” and “Behind the Curtain” series, and featured her on its February 2018 cover. Recently retired from PTDC, Ms. Halzack is now a freelance dancer, teacher at the Taylor School, a collaborating artist with @studiothreeny, and a co-founder of the Asbury Park Dance Festival.


Michael Trusnovec

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Hailed by the New York Times as “one of the world’s most luminous dancers,” Michael  Trusnovec grew up dancing on Long Island, inspired by his idols Fred Astaire and Gene Kelley.  He graduated from the Long Island High School for the Performing Arts, and earned a BFA in Dance Performance from Southern Methodist University. 

For over two decades, Michael was a principal dancer with the Paul Taylor Dance Company, creating over 25 roles with, and appearing in more than 70 dances by Mr. Taylor. He also premiered new works by Larry Keigwin, Doug Elkins, Doug Varone, Lila York, Margie Gillis and Pam Tanowitz, and was featured in the company’s presentation of Martha Graham’s Diversion of Angels. In addition, Trusnovec was Associate Rehearsal Director, was featured in the 2004 PBS Great Performances: Acts of Ardor and the 2013 Paul Taylor in Paris, and continues to serve as the Director of Worldwide Licensing and as a repetiteur of Mr. Taylor’s dances. 

Among his honors are the 2018 Dance Magazine Award, the “Positano Premia La Danza” Dancer of the Year 2016, a 2006 Bessie Award, and in 1992 he was a YoungArts awardee and Presidential Scholar in the Arts. Michael serves on the Board of Directors of Dance Films Association, as well as Austin, TX based Dancing into Science, and is a 2019 Dance Panelist for the New York State Council on the Arts. He is also a national reviewer, mentor and Alumni Advisory Council member for YoungArts, and is a co-founder of the Asbury Park Dance Festival. 


Claire Fisher

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Claire Fisher earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Dance at The State University of New York the College at Brockport. She has been involved with various restaging’s of Doug Varone’s Strict Love, and Trisha Brown’s Set and Reset. Recently she has worked with Wild Beast Dance and Cassie Burns Dance Project in the Northeast Region. Claire has performed at the Rochester Fringe Festival, along with multiple American College Dance Association Festivals in which she presented her own work. She collaborated and created her first own evening length work that was shown in Brockport, NY. 


Jess Shell

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Jess Shell is a somatic based choreographer, dancer, and teacher. She holds a BA in Dance from Sarah Lawrence College, and an MFA in Choreography from UNCG. Her research includes somatic based choreography, and more recently outer space and astrophysical theories. She is also interested in the intersection of somatics, ritual, and site specific dance.Her work has been performed in North Carolina, New York, and Italy. She is the co-director of Tobacco Road Dance Productions. Jess teaches dance in the Upper School at Carolina Friends School. She is also a licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist and brings her extensive anatomical knowledge to her process. Jess loves the collaborative process and is proud to be on this journey with Lindsay Winthrop.

Will Indermaur

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Will Indermaur is a Swiss-American dancer and teacher based in Durham, North Carolina. A 2015 graduate from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, they hold a BA in Dance Theory & Practice and Women’s & Gender Studies. From 2015 to 2017 they were a dancer with Greensboro Ballet, performing in classical and neoclassical repertoire including Mozartiana, Coppélia, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Nutcracker, and Snow White. In May 2016 Indermaur performed in New York City at the Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance’s Choreographer Showcase. From 2017-2018 they were a cheerleader for the Federal Hockey League’s Carolina Thunderbirds in Winston-Salem. Indermaur has also danced as a guest artist with the Burlington Academy of Dance and Arts in their productions of Cinderella, Unto Us A Son, and The Sound of Music, and with UNCG Opera Theatre in their production of Amahl and the Night Visitors. In April 2019 they performed through the North Carolina Dance Festival at BOOM Charlotte in Lindsay Winthrop’s Protection. Currently, Indermaur is exploring the nature of gender and sexuality in classical and contemporary dance.  


Nancy Macasieb

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Nancy Macasieb is a movement enthusiast and has cultivated a diverse movement background with training in martial arts, Kathak classical Indian dance, aerial arts, and yoga. She holds a BFA in Dance from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a RYT-200 hr certification in vinyasa yoga. Nancy has performed in her home state of North Carolina all the way to Perugia, Italy. Her original choreography was nominated for and performed at the ACDA Mid-Atlantic conference in 2015 at Towson University, Maryland. More recently, she has been commissioned to create soundscapes for Angie Yetzke, dance professor at Hope College in Holland, Michigan and performed for Lindsay Winthrop as part of NC Dance Festival in Charlotte, NC.


Alayjah T. Morrison

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Alayjah T. Morrison is a graduate of the University of North Carolina-Greensboro, where she obtained her bachelor's degree of Dance in December of 2017. Alayjah is 23 years old and from Durham, NC. Alayjah is an inactive member of Bellan Contemporary Dance Theatre in Durham, NC. She had most of her training at Bellan since the age of 13. Through her dance career, she has also studied dance at ADF events and 9th Street Ballet, as well as attended workshops at the Pulse Tour, Young Choreographers Collective, and NC underground dance workshops. Alayjah is currently getting back active in her dance career after the birth of her baby girl. She is currently seeking higher education as she wants to obtain her master's degree.  


Lindsay Winthrop

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Lindsay Winthrop is a local dancer, choreographer, and teacher based in Raleigh, North Carolina. A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, she holds an MFA in choreography and a BFA in dance education from East Carolina University. Lindsay teaches movement at Raleigh Oak Charter School and is co-owner of Tobacco Road Dance Productions. She has presented dance works in local festivals, including Emergence and the North Carolina Dance Festival. Currently excited about experiential and experimental performances, Lindsay enjoys exploring sensory movement through the use of elements. In continual search of choreographic findings, she is invested in studying the transformation of space by utilizing sensory experiences, natural materials, and energies incited by human bodies. 


Brittany Piazza

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Brittany Piazza was born and raised in Syracuse, New York where she trained in classical ballet, jazz, modern, and tap. She is an alumna of NYSSSA School of Dance directed by Carolyn Adams. Brittany graduated magna cum laude from Adelphi University in May of 2015 with a BFA in Dance. While at Adelphi she performed works by; Jacques Cesbron, Martha Graham, Leda Meredith, Orion Duckstein, Takehiro Ueyama, Jiří Kylián, and Paul Taylor. This is Brittany's fifth season with CoreDance Contemporary and she is thrilled to continue her journey with the company.