The Artists

Karen Christ Aalgaard
Dancer, Production Manager
Hometown: Lakota, IA
Education: BFA Dance from University of Iowa
Training & Professional Experience: Dance Connection by Michelle Clegg, Dance & Other Behaviors

Nieya Amezquita
Hometown: Decatur, GA
Education: DancerMakers of Atlanta, University of GA
Professional experience and training: Nieya was a founding member of CADENCE and Linds&Co, was president of the Young Choreographer’s committee and attended the American Collegiate Dance Association. She is also a Barre fitness instructor.

Malia Craft
Dancer and Facilities & Operations Coordinator
Hometown: Hartwell, GA
Education: University of Georgia: B.A. Dance, Minor in Exercise and Sports Science, Certificate in K-12 Dance Education
Professional experience and training: Hot Shots Dance Company; Staibdance; Deeply Rooted Dance Theater; Peace, Love, and Dance Project

Devyn Hannon
Hometown: Memphis, TN
Education: University of Georgia: BFA in Dance, BS in Biology
Training & Professional Experience: UGA Dance Co., Young Choreographers Series (VP), CORE Contemporary & Aerial Dance Co., ACDA, Southern Assn. of Dance Masters, The Dance Academy of Bartlett, and TN Governor’s School for the Arts

Shannon Hartle Dolan
Hometown: Des Moines, IA
Education: BFA in Dance, minor in Communication Studies, certificate in Entrepreneurship in Performing Arts
Training & Professional Experience: Joffrey NYC, Dancers in Company UIowa, American Dance Guild, American College Dance Association, Stark Dance, Collab Arts Volume III

Sara Karimi
Hometown: Cedarburg, WI
Education: University of Iowa- BFA in Dance, BA in English
Training & Professional Experience: Milwaukee Ballet School, Danceworks Inc, Kayle & Company, 10,000 Feet Dance Theatre, Borealis Dance

Brenna Mosser
Dancer, Company Manager
Hometown: Rochester, MN
Education: Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London, UK, le Centre National de la Danse Contemporaine in Angers, France
Training & Professional Experience: Alternative Motion Project and Bernadette Knaeble. Founder and artistic director of Analog Dance Works.

Lauren Vasilakos
Hometown: St. Paul, MN
Education: University of Iowa- B.A. in Dance; B.A. in Biology
Training & Professional Experience: Joffrey NYC, American College Dance Association, UI Youth Dance Instructor, Martha Graham Univ Collab NYC, Hatch Dance & HoneyWorks

Maddy Woodman
Hometown: Hampton, MN
Education: University of Minnesota – BFA in Dance, Minor in Spanish Studies
Training & Professional Experience: University Dance Theater (work by Carl Flink, Herb Johnson III, and Chris Schlicting), Neighborhood Dances, LC Creations. Maddy is also a youth dance instructor at Intrepid Dance Company and CREO Arts & Dance.