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THERESA BAUTISTA

Co-Artistic Director

Trained in Southern Indiana and Louisville, Theresa 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 is a freelance dancer, choreographer and teacher in the Louisville, KY area and has been hailed by the Louisville Courier Journal as “a delight to watch” on stage. She has performed professionally with Anna Sapozhnikov’s MOYAMO DANCE, Gordon Dance Projects, Rachel James, jan street dance theatre, Art! Art! Barking Dog Dance Company and the Susie Thiel Collaborative. Theresa has created works for the University of Kentucky’s Department of Theatre’s Dance Minor Program, Berea College Modern Dance Troupe, U of L Dance Theatre, The Center for Women and Families, Empujon, Bluegrass Youth Ballet, Moving Collective and the University of Kentucky Dance Ensemble and her choreography received Gala honors at the Southeast Regional Ballet Festival. In 2006, she created and continues to co-produce Moving Collective, a venue to promote the works of independent choreographers and bring greater awareness of contemporary dance to the Louisville Region.


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AMANDA BROWNING

Co-Artistic Director

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, M S, 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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AMANDA ROLLINS

Board Treasurer

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 for three seasons with the Lake Erie Ballet in Erie, PA.  After graduating, she danced with Ballet Theater 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.


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NICOLE ANDRE

Board Secretary

Nicole André 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 along with this being her 9th Moving Collective Concert.  Nicole has performed with Moving Collective since 2006 and took on the role of co-producer in 2015.


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AMBER MARQUEZ

Board Member

Amber 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.