Anna Barker (past collaborator 2011-2013)

hails from Chapel Hill, North Carolina. After attending Durham School of the Arts, along with multiple intensives at North Carolina School of the Arts and the American Dance Festival, she went on to graduate from Temple University’s BFA program in 2009. She also completed a BA in Psychology in 2010. Anna enjoys creating movement specific to her own experiences, and explores the human condition through gesture and idiosyncratic movement. She continues to create and expand upon work to be shown around NYC. When she isn’t dancing, Anna teaches Pilates at Sanctuary Pilates in Manhattan, and sells booze at Crush Wine & Spirits.


Carly Barrett (past collaborator, writer 2010-2013)

is originally from the beautiful state of Utah. She has performed in the works of Stephen Koester, Abby Fiat, Jose Navas, Helen Tamiris, Alwin Nikolais, Glen Tetley, Jennifer Nugent, Paul Matteson, Gesel Mason and Bill Evans. Carly was an assistant professor at the University of Utah Department of Modern Dance from 2007-2009. She received her B.A. in dance from Brigham Young University in 2003 and her M.F.A. in dance from the University of Utah in 2007. Filmmaking has been a recent interest and Carly has shown works in national and international film festivals. Carly has performed and taught all over the world, including India, China, British Columbia, Spain, Singapore, Jamaica, California, New York, Arizona, Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico, and Utah. When she isn’t in the studio, you can often find her walking her two dogs, snowboarding, or backpacking in the wilderness.

Karesia Batan (Collaborator for Sweaty Betty Performance)

has danced for choreographers including Abby Bender/Schmantze Theatre, Nancy Meehan, Anne Zuerner, Jenny Rocha, EmmaGrace Skove-Epes, VESSEL, Craig Hoke Zarah, and Neville Dance, in addition to work with several film and installation artists. She currently dances for Beth Soll & Co. Karesia also creates dance works under her group The Physical Plant, which has been presented at Dixon Place, HERE Arts Center, Northside Townhall, Triskelion Arts, Theaterlab, WAH Center, and The Secret Theater among others. She founded and directs the Queensboro Dance Festival, DANCE SHORTS film series, and produces for National Choreography Month.

Lia Bonfilio (Costume & development collaborator This is No Waltz 2013)

received a BFA in dance from Columbia College Chicago and went on to join both Mordine and Company Dance Theater and Lucky Plush Productions, with whom she danced for three years. She has also performed with Joe Goode Performance Group in San Fransicsco and is currently dancing with Philippa Kaye Company and Daniela Hoff Dance Company. Lia is thrilled to have joined Megan Bascom & Dancers.

Allyssa “Allie” Bruehlman (Past collaborator 2011)

hails from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She received her BA from Emory University in 2010, earning highest honors in dance choreography and performance. Upon graduation, she was awarded the Emory Dance Pioneer Award as well as the Louis Sudler Prize in the Arts. She has performed in the works of José Limón, Jennifer Wood, George Staib, and Tatiana Bagonova and as an apprentice/understudy with David Dorfman Dance. Allie would like to thank her loving family and friends for their endless support and sense of humor.

Tori Casagranda (Collaborator and Understudy 2015-2016)

is originally from Indiana, PA and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Ohio University with a BFA in Dance Performance and Choreography. While studying, she performed the works of many faculty and guest artist including Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, Alex Springer and Xan Burley of The Median Movement as well as toured the work of Zelma Badu-Younge in Toronto, Canada and Storrs, Connecticut. Most recently, Tori has worked with choreographers Sarah Lass, Luisa Martinez, Julie Garber and Krissy Harris, as a member of Krissy and the Works.

Robin Cherof (Past collaborator 2009-2013)

is overjoyed to have worked with Megan from the very beginning. Originally from Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Robin graduated from Vassar College in 2009 with BA’s in Art History and Italian. She has had the pleasure of working with alex|xan: the Median Movement, Alice MacDonald, Kathy Wildberger, Steve Rooks, Take Ueyama, Jill Echo, David Dorfman and Lisa Race, Keith Thompson, and Donald McKayle. She has been the Workshop Coordinator for Doug Varone and Dancers for two years. Robin is also a certified Yoga teacher in the Mind Body Dancer method, designed by TaraMarie Perri specifically for dancers. Thanks to Megan for providing the space to play and dance, my family for spending their weekends in NY seeing me dance when they could be watching Billy Elliot, and to the residents of a little yellow house on Watts Street for their enduring love and inspiration.

Chris Conway (Collaborating composer for STAKE)

At 17, Chris’s passion for music spans his lifetime. While guitar was his first instrument, Chris’ knack for original composition of music and lyrics has become the focal point of his musicianship. He creates and performs music with a variety of different artists and collectives, including hip hop, electronic, jazz and rock. Chris is excited about the upcoming release of his band’s first record in the late Spring of 2012. He is honored for the recent opportunity and challenge to expand his musical expression into the world of dance by working with Megan Bascom & Dancers. Chris currently attends Fairfield College Preparatory School and intends to pursue higher education to advance his musical training and ability.

Emily Craver (Extended cast for SAID.I.MEANT)

hails from the great town of Framingham, Massachusetts and graduated with honors in dance from Skidmore College. In New York, she dances with Megan Bascom & Dancers, stbDance and Trainor Dance and has performed at Joe’s Pub, Riverside Theater, Steel Stacks, and Martha Graham Dance Company Studio Theater. In addition to being a board member for NACHMO, Emily has shown her own work at The Comedy in Dance Festival, WAXworks, and WestFest with her performance group The Little Streams. Additionally, Emily dances with Seattle-based Cabin Fever and frolicks in the world of theater whenever possible.

Larry Daniels (Collaborator)

is originally from Murrieta, California and has been dancing since the age of 10. In his youth he studied Irish step dancing and competed nationally and internationally. Larry went to the University of California Santa Barbara, where he received his BFA in Dance. During his time at UCSB he had the opportunity to perform works by Lar Lubovitch, Jennifer Muller, Austin McCormick, Christopher Pilafian, Nancy Colohan, and Mira Kingsley. Upon graduation from UCSB, Larry moved to New York to pursue his professional career. Larry has had the opportunity to be a member of the White Wave Young Soon Kim Dance Company, and is now working with Mike Esperanza’s BARE Dance Company as well as Megan Bascom & Dancers.

Rosie DeAngelo (Collaborator for kNEW kNOW 2014)

began her dance training in Atlanta before relocating to Tampa, Florida, where she received her BFA from the University of South Florida. Through USF, she performed works by Michael Foley, Jennifer Archibald, Rosie Herrera and Ben Munisteri. She also completed two years at The Florida State University School of Dance. As a scholarship student at the Bates Dance Festival in Lewiston, Maine, Rosie has had the privilege of performing repertory by Doug Varone, Larry Keigwin, and international artists Claudia Lavista and Omar Carrum. She also trained with Colleen Thomas, Daniel Madoff, Wilfred Romani and Maggie Boogart in Paris, where she presented her choreography at Micadanses. Since moving to New York City, Rosie has performed with KEIGWIN + COMPANY, and is currently a member of Dante Brown|Warehouse Dance.

Alessandra Delle Grotti (Extended cast for SAID.I.MEANT)

a New York City resident, graduated from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with a BFA in Modern Dance Performance. Under the direction of Donna Faye Burchfield, she has been awarded “Outstanding Performance in Modern Dance” and has worked with many prestigious artists such as Curt Haworth, Meredith Glisson, Bronwen MacArthur, Sara Procopio, Jesse Zaritt, and many more. While earning her degree, Alessandra accepted the roles of choreographer’s assistant as well as performer for an evening length show to “Carmina Burana” choreographed and directed by Katie Swords-Thurman and Adrienne Westwood. This production included stage settings and projections by Seth Easter and a live orchestra. Most recently and specifically selected, she has performed repertoire and created new work with Jake Bone, Iris Bouche, Yung-Li Chen, Kensaku Shinohara, Helen Simoneau, Sidra Bell, and Netta Yerushalmy. Alessandra has participated in workshops with Deborah Hay, John Jasperse, Doug Varone and Dancers, and others. Alessandra joined Megan Bascom & Dancers in 2015.

Sammy Donahue Roth (Collaborator)

is originally from Louisville, Kentucky, and received her BFA with honors in Dance from Ohio University. In August of 2011 she moved to Brooklyn, NY, and since then has had the joy of being continually inspired by so many innovative artists. Currently, in addition to MB&D, Sammy performs with Brynne Billingsley, DanceTheYard (Martha’s Vineyard), Lauren Camp/MADArt Creative, and white road Dance Media. In the past she has had the pleasure of working with Etch Dance Co., Donna Cicchesi, Teresa Fellion/Bodystories, Carte Blance Performance, and Kiori Kawai. When she isn’t dancing, Sammy acts as MB&D’s development assistant, is an Elsie Management’s intern, and teaches hatha and vinyasa yoga classes throughout the greater NYC area. And on her rare but blessed days off, she fills her time reading and studying dance history. Sammy would like to thank her family and friends for their continued support and Megan for the opportunity to imagine, investigate, move big, and smile with MB&D.

Chelsea Escher (Collaborator for Sweaty Betty Performance)

bio coming soon….

Ava Heller (Collaborator 2015-2016)

is a New York-based artist and teacher investigating the layered and interchangeable dynamics between movement, music, audience, and performers. She is on the faculty at The Ethical Culture Fieldston School, an independent PK-12 school in the Bronx. She holds an M.A. in dance education (New York State Certification, Teaching Dance Grades PreK-12) from New York University and a B.A. from Bennington College. She facilitates the creative ambitions of her students through the exploration and experiential approach of creating their own movement vocabulary, actively engaging in the dance-making process, developing their compositional eye, and strengthening their awareness and coordination of the moving body. She also develops her own work in collaboration with musicians Westbrook Johnson and Matthew Ferry, developing compositional improvisation for dance and percussion. She has studied with and performed in the works of David Appel, koosilja/ danceKUMIKO, Dana Reitz, Susan Sgorbati, Terry Creach, Susan Rethorst, Jennifer Nugent, Paul Matteson, Koosil-Ja/danceKUMIKO, and David Appel. Ava’s work has been presented at Movement Research Open Performance (NYC), Hubbard Hall (Cambridge, NY), the Figment Festival (NYC), The Tank (NYC), and AUNTS. This year she presented two improvisation-based solos as part of Alexandra Beller’s Choreolab at Spoke the Hub. She is currently working with Megan Bascom & Dancers.

Jordan Holland (Extended cast for SAID.I.MEANT)

A Michigander from the suburbs of Detroit (Go Red Wings!), Jordan is excited to be performing with MB&D. Since moving to NYC, he has been working actively with Bryan Strimpel & Shaina Branfman, BOOMERANG Dance and Performance Project, and Heidi Latsky. A Slytherin by nature, he loves to explore all sorts of cuisine; elephants happen to be his favorite animal. Performance credits include Judson Church, 100 Grand, Dixon Place, Three Rivers Arts Festival (Pittsburgh, PA), Roulette, The Music Hall Center for The Performing Arts (Detroit, MI), and with The Stonewall Chorale. A 2012 graduate of Wayne State Univ., Jordan was afforded the opportunity to work with Jeff M. Rebudal, Biba Bell, Larry Keigwin, Ron de Jesus and Julie Bour among other dance artists. Endless thanks to family, friends, and all who have guided along the journey thus far!

John Kasiewicz (Composer for Satiate or Salvage)

received his musical composition training at the University of Miami and Goddard College, where he studied with Vermont atonal swing composer Ernie Stires. He was a founding member and guitarist for Raisinhill, an internationally touring and award-winning groove jazz trio. His ambient/folktronic duo 5turns25 is currently putting together their fifth album. In 2010, John was selected as one of nine emerging film composers to participate in BMI’s “Composing for the Screen: A Film Scoring Mentorship Program,” held at the BMI offices in Manhattan, New York. He has composed the soundtracks for over a dozen films, including “Reach For The Sky”, a feature-length Western that was recently picked up for national distribution.

Andrea Lanzetti (Collaborator for Signature)

began her dance training at an early age in New Jersey. She went on to study dance at DeSales University where she earned her B.A. in May 2010. She had the privilege to train intensely with artists such as Trinette Singleton of the Joffrey Ballet, Tara Madsen, Tim Cowart, and Kristin Fieseler along with many NYC guest artists. She later went on to receive her Pilates mat certification throughLindaFit and apparatus training through Center For Movement. After graduating, Andrea moved to NYC and began dancing professionally for Marie-Christine Giordano Dance. She had the opportunity to perform several works with MCGD including the premiere of “In and Out” which was performed both in NYC as well as in Geneva, Switzerland in 2012. Since then, Andrea has worked with several other companies and choreographers on various projects and evening length works. Andrea is thrilled to have performed with and currently dance for BODYART, bryanstrimpelMOVEMENT, Dante Brown, allendance, and most recently Megan Bascom & Dancers. Andrea continues to be inspired by the incredible artists she is able to surround herself with. Honesty, passion, and support are what continues to drive her through this career of dance. Andrea also teaches Pilates classes in both group and private settings throughout NYC.

Doug LeCours (Collaborator 2015-2016)

is a Brooklyn, NY based performer and artist whose work spans the mediums of dance, performance, writing, and video. His work has been presented at CPR (NYC), Middlebury College (VT), Smith College (MA), Triskelion Arts (NYC), Otion Front Studio (NYC), and at ImPulsTanz (Vienna) through the ATLAS mentorship program. Along with making his own work he collaborates and performs with Sara Gibbons/TALL GIRLS DANCING. He graduated from Middlebury College. In addition to his work with Megan Bascom & Dancers, he has performed works by Paul Matteson, Scotty Hardwig, and Alexandra Beller. Most recently, he performed in the ensemble of Heiner Goebbel’s critically acclaimed opera De Materie at the Park Avenue Armory. This is his first project with MB&D.

Xuexin (Nico) Li (Past collaborator 2010)

was born in Dalian, China and started her training at the Performing Arts College of Chinese People’s Liberation Army in Beijing from 1995 to 2000. At the age of 16, she began dancing professionally and toured with the Company both nationally and overseas. In 2005, Nico received a full scholarship from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in Singapore where she studied with a concentration on contemporary dance and choreography. Nico was the first student to be accepted to join in during her senior year to complete a BFA in Dance in 2009 at Purchase College (SUNY). Since being at Purchase, she has had the opportunity to work with world acclaimed choreographers and teachers.

Mary Madsen (Collaborator 2014-2015)

is a freelance dance artist based in NYC since 2003. She grew up on a dairy farm in Wisconsin and holds a BFA in dance from the University of Milwaukee-WI. Mary is excited to be working with many talented people in NYC: currently she is a performer in Then She Fell by Third Rail Projects, dances for Jody Oberfelder Dance Projects and the Resonance Collective. Past choreographers she has had the pleasure to work with include: Regina Nejman, John J Zullo, Rebollar Dance Theater (D.C.), Kelly Anderson (Chicago), & Simone Ferro (Milwaukee). Mary has also dabbled in solo choreography, film creation, and collaborations with music artists namely The Glass Half & Summer Come Yelling. She co-founded the Indie Rock group Jigsaw Soul (’05-’08) and appeared in their music video Cockroach Hotel. She currently lives in Brooklyn, and is thrilled to join Megan Bascom & Dancers!

Stephanie Mas (Collaborator for kNEW kNOW)

grew up surrounded by the sunny skies of Miami, Florida, and now resides in New York City. She attended Florida State University for Dance and had the pleasure of studying with an incredibly, diverse and renowned group of faculty; Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, Lynda Davis, Gerri Houlihan, and Dan Wagoner are just a few to name among the many influential teachers. In her last semester of school she had the opportunity to apprentice/intern for the Kate Weare Company and spent the semester studying in New York City. Upon graduation she decided to remain in New York and has since worked with many incredible artists/choreographers over the last five years; such as Paloma McGregor, Millicent Johnnie, Megan Kendzior, BODYART, and Kirstin Kapustik. Among the many blessings that have been shared with her over the years, she is also thrilled to currently be working with Urban Bush Women under the direction of Jawole Willa Jo Zollar and Megan Bascom & Dancers.

Sean McVerry (Composer for A Round. 2013)

is a composer and singer-songwriter born in Middlebury, Connecticut. He graduated from SUNY Purchase in 2013 with a degree in Studio Composition. As founding member of the Big Evil Collective, he has written for various dance graduates of Purchase College and is building a body of collaborative work within the collective. His eclectic musical endeavors parallel the nature of his compositions. Apart from the collective, he performs and writes for his band Coyote Campus, for artists on the Dreamville hip-hop roster, and is a pianist at Don’t Tell Mama in the NYC theater district. He draws inspiration from artist such as J.D. Salinger to Brian Wilson, Impressionist composers, as well as Wes Anderson Films. He looks forward to growing as a writer and collaborator.

Michael Parmalee

Michael Parmelee is an avid dancer, improviser, and performance maker. Observing that every moment is a creative and performative act greatly influences his practice. He works to cultivate passionately inquisitive spaces where identities can be created, shaped, and explored in surprising and defiant ways. Pleasure, desire, and sexuality figure at the center of his identity as a performer and this trinity is also critical to his choreographic practices. As a performance maker Michael uses the body in ways that challenge the conventions of dance. His work has been presented in HOT! Festival Dixon Place, at the University of Michigan Museum of Art, Midwest Regional Alternative Dance Festival, Trip the Light 2014, Oakland Dance Festival, and Las Vegas Dance in the Desert Festival. He holds a BA from Hope College and an MFA in Dance Choreography from the University of Michigan, where he performed works by Camille A. Brown and Richard Alston and was a Rackham Merit Fellow and a Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Arts Scholar. Michael came to New York in August 2016 to pursue his career in performance and is happy to be dancing with Megan Bascom.

Jenna Purcell (Extended cast for SAID.I.MEANT)

grew up dancing in the San Francisco Bay Area. She graduated cum laude from UC Santa Cruz, where she had the pleasure of working with Tandy Beal, Mark Franko, and Ted Warburton. She has performed with Tandy Beal & Company, Mare Nostrum Elements, Donofrio Dance Company, Beth Liebowitz & Artists, and ChrisMastersDance. She is thrilled to be collaborating with Megan Bascom & Dancers.

Collin Ranf (Collaborator for SAID.I.MEANT 2015)

is a sixth generation Montanan. His childhood consisted of fly- fishing, lumber-jacking, and exploring the outdoors. He began training in dance at the age of 14 and later studied at The Royal Winnipeg Ballet School. Collin holds a BFA in Dance from the University of Montana and is a 500 hour Registered Yoga Teacher. He has danced in works by Bebe Miller, Susan Marshall, Brian Gerke, Chris Masters and Bryan Strimpel to name a few. He teaches regularly at Studio Anya.

Nicole Salgar (Costume Designer 2010-2014)

is a Brooklyn based Fashion Designer and Muralist. She was born and raised in Miami, FL, where she was privileged to participate in three fashion shows while studying fashion in high school. Nicole moved to NYC and attended the Fashion Institute of Technology to pursue her dreams. Since graduating, she has stayed busy in the world of fashion design, studio art and mural paintings. She has worked designing costumes for feature films, designed for Polo Jeans Ralph Lauren in multiple divisions, styled for private clients, and started her own line Amor Puro in 2009. Most recently she founded NS/CB, a collaborative mural and street art team based out of Brooklyn, NY composed of Nicole Salgar and Chuck Berrett. Stylistically, Nicole is inspired by a vast array of genres and mediums. From victorian design to Indigenous folk art , fantasy and so on…her background has been steeped in art since she was a child, so it is truly her nature. SHE MOVED AND IS DOING AWESOME THINGS: CHECK HER OUT IN MIAMI!

Ali Schechter (Collaborator for A Round. 2013)

is thrilled to be collaborating with Megan Bascom & Dancers. Originally from Great Neck, New York, Ali started dancing at a young age. After years of swimming competitively, she rediscovered dance while studying at Columbia University, where she earned her BA in Dance & English. She has had the good fortune of working with Benn Rassmussen, Stefanie Nelson Dance Group, Tze Chun Dance Company, Scott Lyons and LEVYDance (SF). Her film BIRTHRIGHT embodied was featured in the 2013 Dance On Camera Festival at Lincoln Center. She co-produced the 2013 Global Water Dances-New York campaign ( using movement to raise awareness about local and global water issues. Ali is inspired by the moving body’s capacity to heal and bring us back to who we really are. She is currently pursuing her Master’s in Dance/Movement Therapy from Sarah Lawrence College and creating her own work under alivedanceprojects.

Julie Seal (Collaborator for SAID.I.MEANT and Signature)

is a freelance dance artist based in Brooklyn, NY. She began her training at the American Ballet Studio under the artistic direction of Kathleen Kairns- Scholz. Julie attended Hofstra University where she graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A in dance and a minor in psychology. While attending university, she had the opportunity of working with choreographers including Doug Varone, Nathan Trice, Bebe Miller, Niles Ford, and Giada Ferrone. Upon relocating to “The Big Apple,” Julie has had the opportunity of performing works by Mark Dendy, The MoveShop, Urban Dance Collective, Indah Walsh and Robin Becker. Julie is currently dancing with Suzanne Beahrs Dance, and Erica Essner Performance Co-Op. She is very excited to be collaborating with Megan Bascom & Dancers.

Anthony Shevlin (Collaborator)

hails from the deserts of Arizona. He’s a recent transport to the shimmering skyline of New York City, where he currently resides in Brooklyn. Anthony’s training began after taking a hip hop class for high school P.E. credit (and failed miserably), where he first learned about jazz dance and fell in love. After a year and a half of dancing alone in his garage, Anthony decided it was time to take things up a notch and he became a dance major at Arizona State University. While in school he had the privilege of working and learning with incredible artists such as Mary Fitzgerald, Eileen Standley, Thomas Lehmen, and Ashleigh Leite. Anthony has received scholarships to attend both Bates Dance Festival and The American Dance Festival. Most recently, while at ADF, he had the great joy of dancing for Rosie Herrera Dance Theater and Jesse Zarrit. Anthony is excited to be dancing with Megan Bascom and Dancers this season as he believes strongly in the power of collaboration between artists to create meaningful, passionate, and brilliant ideas that couldn’t exist otherwise.

Megan Sinnwell (Past collaborator 2009-2012)

was born in Des Moines, IA. She received her B.A. in Dance and Communication Studies from the University of Iowa. While living in NY she has had the opportunity to work with Geraldine Cardiel, Sue Bernhard, Alexandra Beller, and Nicole Speletic. She has also worked with Philadelphia based choreographer Erin Foreman-Murray in the Philadelphia Fringe Festival.

Marion Spencer (Extended cast for SAID.I.MEANT)

is a contemporary dance artist, performer, choreographer and educator based in Brooklyn, New York. She graduated from Vassar College in 2009 with a BA in Geography-Anthropology and Dance. She is thrilled to be collaborating with MB&D. In addition to dancing with MB&D, Marion is dancing in projects with Alexandra Beller and Hollis Bartlett, as well as making her own work.

Katy Telfer (Extended cast for SAID.I.MEANT)

originally from Rockford, IL, is a New York-based dance artist. Her most recent work includes performing with Anna Azreali, choreographing/performing with Allie Harris and the Bunker NYC, and creating/performing the Grace Period Blog’s “The SM Caberet.” Katy holds a BFA from the University of Michigan.

Simon Thomas-Train (Collaborator for This is No Waltz and {tissue} 2012-2013)

of Keene Valley, NY took his first dance class as a freshman at Middlebury College, graduating in 2009 with a BA in Dance and Architectural Studies. He has been dancing and creating works of dance for stage and film for the past 6 years. In that time he has had the pleasure of working with Tiffany Rhynard/ Big APE (Middlebury, VT), Satya Roosens/Studio Eclipse (Brussels, BE), Attack Theatre (Pittsburgh, PA), Alexandra Beller/Dances (New York, NY) and Peter Schmitz (New York, NY). His own choreography has been presented at Middlebury College, American College Dance Festival National Gala, Brooklyn Rooftop Festival, Rebound Dance Festival and Bard College. Simon recently completed the creation and presentation an evening length performance project entitled, “The Space We Make”, a work built in creative collaboration with over 100 audience members and a cast of 12 dancers and 5 musicians. The work premiered at The Upper Jay Arts Center in Upper Jay, NY in August 2012. He loves to dance but misses the heck out of the mountains most days. He is tickled pink to be dancing with Megan and all of her beautiful collaborators.

Aaron R. White (Collaborator for kNEW kNOW)

a Chicago, IL native, found dance at the age of 14. His training began in high school with Deidre M. Dawson (former member of Joseph Holmes Dance Theater) and soon intertwined with Pierre Locket of the Joffrey Ballet. White leapt to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to acquire his Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in Dance and was the progenitor of the Outstanding Performance Award, presented by the Department of Dance. He has also performed works by Jennifer Archibald, Germaul Barnes, Sean Curran, Paige Cunningham, Ruben Graciani, Whitney V. Hunter, Bill T. Jones, Renee Redding-Jones, Alex Ketly, Linda Lehovec, Andrea Miller, Rebecca Nettl-Fiol, Cynthia Oliver, Paul Singh and Caitlin Trainor. Immediately upon graduating with his B.F.A., White attended New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts to obtain his Masters of Fine Arts degree in Dance. During his time of study, he discovered the healing power of Reiki. Serendipitously, his path linked with Marilyn Vega to further deepen his energetic studies. White is also a member of the Sean Curran Company. Meanwhile, he continues to practice Reiki on numerous clients. He wishes to be a beacon of Light to support others, illuminate fears, and facilitate healing through Reiki, dance, and teaching.

Ben Wolk (Collaborator for LATCH and other projects 2012-2014)

studied Judo for fifteen years, wrestled in high school, found dance and began pursuing it sophomore year of college. He graduated in 2011 from Bard College with a degree in Dance Performance and Choreography, moved to Brooklyn in December 2011 and has been working with Megan Bascom since then. He loves the company and is grateful to be a part of the work. Additionally, Ben dances for Nicole Philippidis/277danceproject, the feath3r theory/Raja Kelly, Talli Jackson and is the building manager for Joffrey Ballet School. In the past he has worked with ChristinaNoel Reaves and apprenticed with the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company. He would like to thank his mother and father for their undying love and support, and Peggy Florin, Maria Simpson, Leah Cox, Janet Wong, Jennifer Nugent, Paul Matteson, and Kendra Portier, for helping him see, feel, and move with greater sensitivity, specificity, and articulation.

Caitlin Yuhas (Extended cast for SAID.I.MEANT)

is a performer and educator hailing from Springfield, IL. She received her B.A. in dance from Emory University, where she was awarded the 2009 Louis Sudler Prize for Creative Arts. Caitlin has been fortunate to perform the works of Elizabeth Streb, David Dorfman, Jose Limon, Alex|Xan: The Median Movement, and Cori Marquis: The Nines. In addition to her work with MB&D, she currently performs with NYC artists Elizabeth Dishman (Dishman + Co) Sarah Zehnder (zehnderdance) and Hollis Bartlett. Caitlin also works as a personal trainer, and is a competitive Strongman athlete representing Global Strongman Gym.