Company Members

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Theresa Bautista

Co-Artistic Director
Theresa Bautista has been hailed by the Louisville Courier Journal as “a delight to watch” and by Louisville Arts Review as “mesmerizing” 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 with 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. Theresa is the founder and Co-Artistic Director of Moving Collective, a contemporary dance company in Louisville, KY. As a choreographer, she has created works for Centre College, Moving Collective, the University of Kentucky’s Department of Theatre and Dance, Berea College Modern Dance Troupe, the University of Louisville Dance Theatre, The Center for Women and Families, Empujon, Bluegrass Youth Ballet, and the University of Kentucky Dance Ensemble. Her work Victims, received Gala honors at the Southeast Regional Ballet Festival and her work, Go Round, was showcased at the Regional Alternative Dance Festival in Kalamazoo, MI. Theresa teaches as adjunct faculty at the University of Kentucky’s Department of Theatre and Dance and the University of Louisville’s School of Music in addition to several studios in Louisville, KY. She is currently Chair of the Dance Faculty at the Kentucky Center’s Governor’s School for the Arts.
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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 André

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, the Louisville Ballet School, 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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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.