ID Dancers

February 17-19, 2017 at the Louisville Collegiate School Blackbox Theatre

An evening length modern dance performance exploring the many facets of identity.

Press Release | Tickets | Choreographers

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Nicole Andre
graduated in 2002 at Wright State University in Dayton, OH, where she received a BFA in Dance. As a Louisville native, she trained at several different dance schools including Ellen's School of Dance and University of Louisville Dance Academy. Professionally she has performed with Vee Corporation's Sesame Street Live, La Comedia Dinner Theater, and Six Flags KY Kingdom. Nicole has performed with Moving Collective since 2006 and took on the role of co-producer in 2015.

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Theresa Bautista
has been a hailed by the Louisville Courier Journal as “a delight to watch” on stage. A freelance dancer, choreographer and teacher in the Louisville, KY area, she trained in Southern Indiana and Louisville where she gained experience in both dance and musical theatre. While earning her biology degree from Indiana University, she continued her dance studies in a program headed by Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux and Patricia McBride. Theresa has performed professionally with Ila Conoley’s ICONography Dance, the Susie Thiel Collaborative, Anna Sapozhnikov’s MOYAMO DANCE, Gordon Dance Projects, Rachel James, jan street dance theatre, and Art! Art! Barking Dog Dance Company. She is the founder and Artistic Director of Moving Collective, teaching at several studios in Louisville as well as adjunct faculty at the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville.

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Amanda Browning
is originally from Bloomington, IL and received her BFA in Dance from Belhaven University. Amanda has had the opportunity to dance with companies in Houston, TX, Jackson, MS, Denver, CO, and Colorado Springs, CO. Her choreography has been a SERBA Festival Recipient and has been performed by the Mississippi Metropolitan Ballet, Belhaven University’s Dance Ministry Ensemble, High Altitude Dance Ensemble, The Louisville Ballet Youth Ensemble, Vandivier Ford Dance Company and Moving Collective. She is currently teaching for the Louisville Ballet School, Motion Studio, and Louisville Dance Alliance. Amanda lives in Jeffersonville, IN with her husband and two children.

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Lauren Weber Frederick
is a modern dance artist from Effingham, IL. A graduate of Indiana University's Contemporary Dance Program, Lauren has created over twenty original choreographic works and performed with modern dance companies in Indiana, Nebraska, and New Mexico. In addition to performing, Lauren has been teaching for over a decade, recently relocating from Albuquerque, NM where she was dance faculty with Keshet Dance Company.

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Faryn Kelly
is a native of Lexington, KY and graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance from Wright State University (Dayton, OH). Previously she studied dance with Kentucky Ballet Theatre, Dayton Ballet, Nashville Ballet, Milwaukee Ballet, and the University of Kentucky. While at WSU, she also enjoyed the opportunity to choreograph and direct dance works and plans to continue this trajectory in addition to performing. She has a deep interest in many dance styles, forms of media, expressions of art, and perspectives of life. Among her favorite things are travel, instant film, haute couture, space, and chocolate covered espresso beans.

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Courtney Martin
is a Louisville, KY native, began her early dance education at various competition studios. It was not until she started at The Youth Performing Arts School that she found her passion for ballet and concert dancing. She continued to pursue her passion in college while attending Western Kentucky University, graduating with a B.A in Dance and a minor in Performing Arts Administration. Since finishing school, Courtney has had the pleasure of performing works by choreographers of the Bill T. Jones company, Ballet Hispanico, and Alvin Alley Dance Theatre. She has traveled to multiple locations for dance including: Ashland, Oregon with Lisa Long Dance and Italy. In 2014, Courtney relocated to Chicago, IL to dance professionally with the Jayson Tisa Company and Project Bound.

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Amber Marquez
began her dance career in small independent studios at the age of seven, sparking a life-long passion. Amber completed her studies as a dance major at the Youth Performing Arts School followed by training with the University of Louisville Dance Academy and the Louisville Ballet School. Amber enjoys being a part of keeping modern dance alive in Louisville and is thrilled to be a part of this collaboration.

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Meghen L. McKinley
is a modern dancer, choreographer, and educator. Current choreography and performances include; Wreckage – a collaborative Skype choreography with Teal Darkenwald - East Carolina University, Inside These Walls (Solo Premiere) – Champaign Art Salon, Inside These Walls – guest choreography for Zodiaque Dance Company; SUNY Buffalo, Dusk to Dawn; Anderson University, and All Around Us – a multi-regional Dance Film, and choreography presented through Moving Collective and Motus Dance. Along with dance collaborations, she continues to pursue her research interest area of The Relationship Between Media and Dance on the Performance Stage. Her professional credits include performance work with Germaul Barnes’ Dance 4 U Project/Black Bones, 92nd St Y in NYC, Dance Martha Dance! Martha’s Vineyard, Bernier Dance, and DeXdance Contemporary Dance Company, Orlando International Fringe Festival, The Hatch, Greenspace, Dancers Responding to Aids – St. Mark's Church NYC, and many fundraising and charity events. She is Co-Director of Convergence Dance Theatre (CDT) and board member of The Collaborative Dance Foundation (CDF) in Honolulu, Hawaii. Meghen
received her BFA degree in dance performance from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and an MFA in dance performance and choreography at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Meghen is Assistant Professor in Dance at Western Kentucky University.

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Amanda Rollins
is a Louisville native and began her dance training at 15 with the Louisville Ballet School where she had the opportunity to perform with the Louisville Ballet Youth Ensemble. She continued her dance education after high school and holds a B.A. in Dance with a minor in Sociology from Mercyhurst University. While in college, Amanda performed three seasons with the Lake Erie Ballet in Erie, PA. After graduating, she danced with Ballet Theatre of Maryland in Annapolis, MD as an apprentice for the 2009-2010 season. Amanda has performed with Moving Collective since 2010 and took on the role of co-producer in 2011.