SARAH BRAVIAK REID began her professional dance training at the Academy for Visual and Performing Arts High School in Denville, NJ. While in school Sarah interned with the Freespace Dance Company and project:Smith making her NYC debut with Freespace 2 in 2011. In 2013, Sarah studied at the Florence University of the Arts in Italy where she had the to choreograph and perform site-specific, solo works alongside the Florence Dance Company. Sarah continued her education at Muhlenberg College double majoring in Dance (Education) and Psychology where she taught modern and jazz classes at the Muhlenberg Community Dance Center, and was a member of DanceMax Moving Company under the direction of Teresa VanDenend Sorge. Sarah has also studied with Pilobolus Dance Theatre taking their summer workshop series in 2014. Sarah has performed in the works of Charlotte Boye-Christensen, Ruth Clark, Karen Dearborn, Olase Freeman, Lynn Grossman, Randy James, Lisa Peluso, Jeffrey Peterson, Donna Scro, Blythe Smith, Nicole Smith, and Meredith Stapleton. Since graduating from Muhlenberg in January 2015, Sarah moved to Philadelphia to pursue her work as a dance artist and teacher. Sarah is on faculty at the Philadelphia Dance Academy and is excited for a fifth season with MFDC.
MEREDITH CLEMONS an Oneonta, NY native, is a Brooklyn-based performing artist interested in exploring interdisciplinary creation. Her training began with Donna Decker at the Decker School of Ballet. She received her B.A. in Dance with a performance concentration from Muhlenberg College and has studied at the American Dance Festival (North Carolina), Impulstanz (Vienna), and Accademia dell'arte (Italy). Meredith has performed repertory by Bill T. Jones, Sidra Bell, Ohad Naharin, Charlotte Boye-Christensen, and Lar Lubovitch. Her original creative collaborations with Meredith Stapleton have been performed in New York, NY and Philadelphia, PA. In New York, Meredith has had the pleasure of working with HiveWild, kaycruddco, Megan Flynn Dance Company, and The Equus Projects.
ANNIE CORRAO is a recent graduate of Muhlenberg College, where she earned her BA in Dance. While at school, Annie had the opportunity to train and perform under Karen Dearborn, Megan Flynn, Jessica Lang, Trinette Singleton, and Hiedi Cruz-Austen. Since graduating Annie has performed with New York based choreographers in Festivals at Arts on Site, Dixon Place, Triskelion Arts, and with Amanda Selwyn Dance Company. Annie currently works in Westchester, NY, where she continues to teach dance and children's theater.
AMELIA ROSE ESTRADA is a Philadelphia based performing artist, educator, and writer. She grew up outside of Boston where she attended the Cambridge School of Weston and had the pleasure of studying dance under Nailah Randell-Bellinger and Martha Armstrong-Gray. She moved to Pennsylvania to attend Swarthmore College where she received an honors B.A. in Dance and Classical Studies. She currently performs with Megan Flynn Dance Company, Timbeque, and Brian Sanders' JUNK. In 2017 she had the opportunity to travel to Cuba and study for two weeks with Danza Contemporanea de Cuba where she was certified to teach Tecnica Cubana. She is a writer for Thinking Dance, a master class/substitute instructor for the Swarthmore College Dance Department, and a teaching artist with BalletX's Dance Exchange.
Marcie Mamura is an artist, educator, and collaborator based in Philadelphia. She earned a BA in Theatre/Dance from Kansas State University and an MFA in Dance from the University of Oregon. Marcie’s work as a teaching artist in Philadelphia communities includes Girard College-Dream Camp, Asian Arts Initiative, CHI Movement Arts Center, Camp Sojourner Girls’ Leadership Camp, Art Sanctuary/Opera Philadelphia, and ArtWell. She is part of the Director’s Team for Camp Sojourner Girls’ Leadership Camp, a year round program focused on activism and youth development for Philadelphia girls. Marcie is currently a Lecturer in Dance at Muhlenberg College and an Education Mentor for the Muhlenberg Community Dance Center (MCDC). She also worked as Adjunct Faculty in Dance at Drexel University where she contributed as Assistant Director for the FreshDance Drexel Dance Ensemble. As a freelance artist, she’s performed works by artists Mina Estrada, Gabrielle Revlock, & Nicole Bindler. Her choreographic work has been presented in IL, MN, NC, and PA. She is a founding member of TRANSForm Dance collective http://transformdancecollective.blogspot.com/. Marcie is wildly curious about community practices, creative language intersections, and artful exchange.
KATRINA JULIETTE MUFFLEY was born in Imperial Beach, California, and received her classical ballet training at the Ballet Conservatory of Chula Vista under the direction of Paz Soriano. In 2012, she graduated with Magna Cum Laude, Latin Honors, and the Claire Trevor School of the Arts Honors Award from the University of California, Irvine obtaining a BFA in Dance (specializing in Performance) and a BA in Psychology and Social Behavior. Since moving to NYC in the fall of 2012, she has had the privilege of dancing for Mike Esperanza & BARE Dance Company, Ashely Stafford, Awakening Movement Dance Company and Philadelphia based choreographer, Megan Flynn. Katrina feels truly blessed to have a loving family who support, motivate, and inspire her life's endeavors.
RANDALL ANTHONY SMITH serves as répétiteur of the late Donald McKayle, having performed for McKayle’s Etude Ensemble for four years. Randall earned his MFA in Dance and BFA in Dance Performance and Choreography from the University of California, Irvine. He maintains a practice of performing, restaging, and interpreting McKayle’s repertory, creating his own dance works, and teaching dance nationally. He has performed in works by: Jodie Gates, Bulareyaung Pagarlava, Shen Wei, zoe|juniper, and in the production of “WOW”, an experimental opera created by Joe Diebes, Christian Hawkey, and Adam Levin. Randall is an Assistant Professor of Dance at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania. He continues to perform with Megan Flynn Dance Company, and previously danced for Armitage Gone! Dance, and Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre.
MEREDITH STAPLETON is a dance artist, scholar and educator, and recently earned her MFA from the University of Iowa. She grew up in Harvard, MA training at the Acton School of Ballet and performing with Commonwealth Ballet Company. In 2013, she graduated from Muhlenberg College as a Dance Major and Women's Studies minor. In Spring 2012, Meredith studied in Arezzo, Italy at Accademia dell’Arte. She has attended many summer workshops, including Burklyn Ballet Theater, Alonzo King Lines School of Ballet, the Boston Conservatory, on scholarship with Summer Stages at Concord Academy, and Doug Varone & Dancers. Meredith has performed works by Corrie Cowart, Trinette Singleton, Meredith Rainey, Sean Curran, Teresa Fellion, The Bang Group, Heidi Cruz-Austin, Charlotte Boye-Christensen, and Jeffrey Peterson. Since moving to Philadelphia, Meredith has worked with DanceSpora, Nora Gibson Contemporary Ballet, Moth Dance Theater, DRIGGProductions, Evalina Carbonell, Sean Thomas Boyt, Kat Sullivan, The Naked Stark, and Antonia & Artists. She rehearses her own stage, site-specific, and film projects out of Headlong Studios and Mascher Space Co-op. Meredith has taught at Happy Feet Dance Studio, Concord Academy, Haddonfield School of Dance, Muhlenberg College, Koresh School of Dance, Philadelphia Dance Academy, and PlayArts.
JENNIFER YACKEL is a Philly-based dance artist whose extensive career has taken her from ballet companies such as the Richmond Ballet and the Ballet Theater of Maryland, to contemporary companies such as Jeanne Ruddy Dance and the Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company. Jennifer is currently working with Dancefuison, Megan Flynn Dance Company, and JCWK Dance Lab, and has enjoyed past projects with Mark Dendy, Adam Weinert, Bowen McCauley Dance, Chisena Danza, Lior Shneior, Invisible River, Victoria Hutchinson, Stone Depot Dance, Meredith Stapleton, and The Naked Stark. She has performed in notable venues such as the Kimmel Center, Jacob’s Pillow, Kaatsbaan International Dance Center, and the Lincoln Center Plaza. Jennifer is coordinator and member of the NADINE Project, a choreographic collective under the direction of Janet Soares and Libby Nye. She has performed her work as a guest artist for the American College Dance Association Festival and at Salisbury University. Her choreography has been presented in several festivals and venues in New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Maryland including YES Dance Invitational and Suite Summer Festival. As an educator, Jennifer has taught master classes at the American College Dance Association Festival and Salisbury University. She is currently a teaching artist for the Rock School for Dance Education and has taught in several conservatories throughout the East Coast.