dancers and artists

Jake Catlett headshot 2014Jake Catlett (dancer) has been studying dance for ten years. He is a junior at Point Park University in Pittsburgh, PA where is has had the pleasure of studying under many distinguished faculty members and teachers. Jake received much of his formative training with Ballet Arkansas, and has attended summer dance intensives at The Joffrey Ballet School, Long Beach Ballet, and Alonzo Kings Lines Ballet. He has recently worked with The Kyle Abraham Company in Pittsburgh, PA. Jake also teaches ballet and jazz at the Albemarle Ballet Theatre in Crozet, VA.

 

 

Ashley Geisler headshot bw 2014Ashley Geisler (dancer) studied with the Old Dominion Ballet Company in Norfolk, Virginia, under the husband and wife team of Istvan and Nelli Ament. She spent her summers training with Nina Sakhnovskaya of St. Petersburg’s Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet. During her tenure at the ODU Ballet, Ms. Geisler performed the key roles of Marzipan, Chinese and Russian in The Nutcracker, and lead roles in performances of Snow White and the Fairy Doll. After completing her undergraduate and graduate work in Russian Language and Literature at the University of Virginia, Ms. Geisler returned to the ballet studio. Two years later, she joined the staff of Albemarle Ballet Theatre in Crozet and has been teaching and choreographing there since 2006.

 

Faith Levine headshot 2014Faith Levine (dancer) began studying modern dance when she was five years old with Trillium Performing Arts Collective in Lewisburg, West Virginia.  After receiving her B.F.A. in modern dance from the University of Utah, Faith taught, choreographed, and performed for several years in Portland, Oregon as a company member of Oslund+Dance/Co, and for her own company. Faith is on faculty at Piedmont Virginia Community College teaching modern dance, and regularly returns to her roots as a guest artist with Trillium. Faith performed in the collaborative performance A Dance Score for The Downtown Mall with concorDance contemporary and The Movement Party in conjunction with Tom Tom Founders Festival.

 

Alanna Mahon photo by Paul GoossensAlanna Mahon (dancer), a Crozet native, is an aspiring young dancer and artist. She received training in ballet and jazz at the Albemarle Ballet Theatre, and completed a dance focused independent study her senior year at Western Albemarle High School. Alanna was a choreographer for the WAHS dance team, and was accepted to the Alvin Ailey Summer Dance Program. Alanna performed a lead role in Live Arts A Chorus Line in 2012, and recently finished performing in their production of Legally Blond: The Musical. Also interested in design, Alanna had a graphic design internship with Ash Lawn Opera in Charlottesville, VA and an interior design internship with 3North design firm in Richmond, VA. Alanna began dancing with concorDance contemporary in it’s first season in the first performance of A Dance Score for The Downtown Mall, a collaboration with The Movement Party in conjunction with Tom Tom Founders Festival.

 

 

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