Artistic Director Melissa Cameron has danced and choreographed primarily in Philadelphia, PA, Amherst, MA, and Melbourne, Australia. While in Melbourne, she produced a season of emerging works at Dancehouse, providing several talented Australian artists the opportunity to showcase their work. There she discovered a commitment to supporting emerging artistic voices and a belief in the entrepeneurial possibilities of performance art -- an industry in which the goal is not material profit but cultural enlivenment.
Kate Abernethy is a freelance dancer, performer and choreographer. In 2008, after receiving her BA in dance from Mount Holyoke College, Kate moved to Philly and began her dance career as a company member of keila cordova dances. In 2012, she broke out on her own and performed a self-choreographed solo When There's No One, at InHale Performance Series and Etc. Performance Series. This past Spring, Kate performed in Megan Mizanty's MFA thesis project, After Bodies. Kate’s current muses are transforming homes into performance spaces, awkward handshakes, and shuttered sunlight.
Kathleen Kerner is from the Outer Banks of North Carolina. She graduated in May of 2007 from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a BFA degree in Dance Performance and Choreography. Kathleen has traveled nationally and internationally with companies performing and holding workshops, and has also studied dance in Perth, Australia. In 2010 Kathleen went to Poland with Melange Contemporary Dance to perform in an international festival. In 2008 Kathleen worked with TheaterMama to promote Cirque du Soleil's KOOZA, which came to Philadelphia. She is currently a member of ContempraDance Theatre, keila cordova dances, Vada Dance Collective, Merge Dance Company, and Melange Contemporary Dance.
Claire Lutz grew up in Lancaster, PA, and went on to study dance at Bard College. Since moving to Philadelphia, she has performed with keila cordova dances and presented her original choreography in the 2010 Fringe Festival. Claire is also a member of the Philadelphia Women's Slavic Chorus.
CrystalNicole, an emerging artist from Lancaster Pennsylvania, is currently finishing her BFA in dance at Temple University. Upon graduation in Spring of 2014 she aspires to continue performing and indulging in her love for the arts. Interested in composition, movement, film and social change, and fascinated by the power of choreographic thought and intention, her ambition is to develop, and perform in, works which not only move the body but also the soul.
Cory Neale is an architect, bassist/composer, and sound designer from Philadelphia, PA. He works with a variety of artists across the media spectrum, including the Walnut Street Theater, keila cordova dances, Krista DeNio, and Birds on a Wire dance theater among many others. He is resident composer and sound designer for Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers. In 2011, Cory received the American Association of Community Theater Sound Design Award for Bootless Stagework’s production of Martin McDonagh’s The Pillowman. He is a three-time Earthdance E|MERGE Interdisciplinary Arts resident.
As a bassist and composer, his experience includes writing and performing in solo and ensemble settings, live accompaniment to choreography, and music production for dance and film. He is a member of the bass section for the Abington Symphony Orchestra.
His visual art, often done in conjunction with his composition and sound design as a method to explore spatial and narrative relationships, has been featured as part of Carpenter’s Hall 200 Year anniversary show, installations for the Windows Throughout Old City program, and in private collections throughout the U.S.
Molly Woytowicz attended Temple University receiving a BFA in Dance with a concentration in Dance Education. While at Temple, Molly studied with several faculty members and resident choreographers, namely Kyle Abraham of Abraham.In.Motion. She has performed in both the Philadelphia and Rochester Fringe Festivals and has collaborated with many other dance artists since graduating in May 2014. Molly presented her own work at Convergence, a concert celebrating dance through community at Delaware Valley University in Doylestown, Pennsylvania in June.