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, Vox Medusa, Analog Dance Works, Ruby Josephine Dance Theater, Founder of 43x94 Movement Research

Shannon Hartle Dolan

Hometown: Des Moines, IA

Education: BFA in Dance, minor in Communication Studies, Certificate in Entrepreneurship in Performing Arts from the University of Iowa
Training & Professional Experience: Joffrey NYC, Dancers in Company UIowa, American Dance Guild with Jennifer Kayle, Ruby Josephine Dance Theater, eMar&n Dance, and guest appearances with Stark Dance, Ayumi Schaefer, Black Label Movement, and Analog Dance Works.

Nieya Amezquita

Hometown: Decatur, GA

Education: BFA in Dance and BS in Psychology from University of Georgia

Training & Professional Experience: Nieya has danced with Rhythmically Speaking Dance, Alexandra Bodnarchuk Dance Projects, Yuki Tokuda, Off Leash Area and Concerto Dance. She has also choreographed for multiple companies in the Twin Ci&es including Threads Dance Project and Alternative Mo&on Project, and is the founder of Amez Dance.

Sara Karimi

Hometown: Cedarburg, WI

Education: University of Iowa- BFA in Dance, BA in English

Training & Professional Experience: Danceworks Inc., Kayle & Company, The Architects, Borealis Dance Theatre, 10,000 Feet Dance Company, Dance & Other Behaviors, Concerto Dance, Rhythmically Speaking, RJDT, 43x94 Movement Research

Malia Craft

Hometown: Hartwell, GA

Education: University of Georgia: B.A. Dance, Minor in Exercise and Sports Science, Certificate in K-12 Dance Education
Training & Professional Experience: Hot Shots Dance Company; Staibdance; Deeply Rooted Dance Theater; Peace, Love, and Dance Project, Concerto Dance

Brenna Mosser

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.

Devyn Hannon

Hometown: Memphis, TN

Education: University of Georgia: BFA in Dance, BS in Biology

Training & Professional Experience: The Dance Academy of Bartlett, American College Dance Assn., Southern Assn. of Dance Masters, UGA Dance Co., Young Choreographers Series (VP), CORE Contemporary & Aerial Dance Co., and Analog Dance Works

Maddy Woodman

Hometown: Hampton, MN

Education: University of Minnesota – BFA in Dance, Minor in Spanish Studies

Training & Professional Experience:Concerto Dance, Analog Dance Works, University Dance Theater (work by Carl Flink, Herb Johnson III, and Chris Schlichting). Maddy is also a dance teacher at CREO Arts & Dance Conservatory and Intrepid Dance Company.