Heidi Henderson grew up in Skowhegan, ME and now lives in Rhode Island. Her work has been shown in London, Korea, NYC, at Jacob’s Pillow Inside/Out and in many other places in New England. Heidi danced in the companies of Bebe Miller, Nina Weiner, and Paula Josa-Jones, and with Colleen Thomas, Peter Schmitz and Sondra Loring. She is a sometimes contributing editor at Contact Quarterly: a vehicle for moving ideas. She teaches regularly at the Bates Dance Festival and is on the dance faculty at Connecticut College.
Heidi Henderson
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Karl Rogers completed an MFA in Choreography (2003) and is pursuing a PhD in Dance Studies at the Ohio State University. He has been a member of David Dorfman Dance since 2005 and has danced in projects with Terry Creach, Paul Matteson, Colleen Thomas, Hoi Polloi, and many others. Karl joined the faculty at The College at Brockport in the Fall of 2011, where he teaches critical dance studies, composition, improvisation, and modern dance technique. Karl also co-directs the Young Dancer’s Workshop for pre-professional teens at the Bates Dance Festival.
Karl Rogers
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Molly Lieber grew up in Pittsburgh and graduated from Connecticut College. She has performed in works by Vanessa Anspaugh, Keely Garfield, Juliette Mapp, Melinda Ring, Jen Rosenblit, Eleanor Smith, and Katie Workum. Molly and Eleanor Smith make work together and their newest work recently premiered at The Chocolate Factory.
Molly Lieber
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Pamela Vail is a performer, choreographer, improviser, and teacher. She is a founding member of critically acclaimed New York City-based Yanira Castro | a canary torsi, and a co-founding member of the Architects, a performance improvisation ensemble. Vail has had the pleasure of working with Henderson/elephant JANE dance since 1993, and has also worked with independent choreographers Terry Creach and Peter Schmitz among others. She teaches master classes and performs her own choreography nationally and internationally, and is currently Assistant Professor of Dance at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pa.
Pamela Vail
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Christina Jane Robson is from the small but mighty town of Tewksbury, Massachusetts. She holds a BA in dance from Roger Williams University with Summa Cum Laude and Alpha Chi Honors. She is the recipient of the first ever Kelli Wicke Davis Award. In 2007 Christina trained at the London Contemporary School while completing her core concentration in visual arts. Since relocating to New York City, Christina has collaborated with and performed works by Deganit Shemy, JinJu Song-Begin, Kinodance, Michael and the Go-Getters, and Providence Ballet Theater. She is currently performing with The Sean Curran Company (2009), Monica Bill Barnes and Company (2010), and Kendra Portier/ Band|Portier (2011). She is thrilled to have recently become part of Heidi Henderson’s elephant JANE dance.
Christina
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Edward Rice, originally from the suburbs of Chicago holds a B.S. and an M.F.A in Dance Performance from Illinois State University and the University of Iowa, respectively. His choreography has received honors at American College Dance Festival Association Conferences and has been performed throughout the Mid-West. In New York, his work has been presented at Dixon Place and as part of Synethesia by Electric Pear Productions. He has performed with Jennifer Kayle + Company, The Brian Brooks Moving Company, Stone Depot Dance Lab, Jody Oberfelder Dance Projects, Amber Sloan, Elizabeth Dishman, Laura Peterson Choreography, Benn Rasmussen's Ardent August and Alexandra Beller/Dances. He has taught Technique and Improvisation throughout the Mid-West, as well as Dance New Amsterdam (NYC), the New School, The International Dance Festival in Bytom, Poland and The Open Look Festival in St. Petersburg, Russia. In his other life he is the Programs Manager at Dance New Amsterdam, a Producer of RoofTop Dance and the Company Manager for Alexandra Beller/Dances.
Edward Rice
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