Kelly Donovan

Kelly Donovan is a Co-Founder of De Facto Dance and Co-Artistic Director of Improvisational Arts Ensembles, a nonprofit presenting organization devoted to the development of improvisational choreography. She was a member of the Richard Bull Dance Theatre (RBDT) from 1994-1998.  Her own choreography draws from an eclectic array of sources, producing unpredictable dances. Her movement training […]

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“PHILADANCO’s dancers are a miracle of skill and energy. They work in a range of idioms most companies don’t even try to possess … A company that can do more than just anything …  It can represent the possibilities of human spirit through dance.”  -Dance Magazine The March 24, 2007 Philadanco residency at Alfred University […]

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Sean Curran

Sean Curran, along with company member Cesar, returned to Alfred University to teach an open master class in modern dance. Sean has been busy traveling the world creating new works on other companies and then bringing those pieces back to his company to perform. Curran originally made his mark on the dance world as a […]

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John Giffin

John Giffin has received Choreographic Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts; the Ohio Arts Council and the Greater Columbus Arts Council for his creative work, which includes five full-evening pieces; a commission from Rhythm in Shoes; and a co-production with the Contemporary American Theatre Company in Columbus. He has danced with Les Grands […]

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Lani Fand Weissbach

“Lani…creates works that challenge the psyche and invigorate emotion. [Her] repertoire contains works of quiet introspection, raw power, evocative imagery, and dark themes…Shen and Bones Performance Group is a most welcomed divergence.” -Steve Sucato, dance critic Choreographer Lani Fand Weissbach’s work is based in butoh, a contemporary dance form that emerged in Japan shortly after […]

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“Nicholas Leichter’s choreography is joyfully infectious” –Dance Magazine The Marlin and Ginger Miller Dance Residency Program opened the 2006/07 season with world-class dancing by New York City’s nicholasleichterdance. Nicholas Leichter taught a dynamic, high-energy class that fused popular street dance forms with modern dance and ballet to over forty students. Whether accompanied by Carmina Burana […]

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Robert Bingham

Robert Bingham is a choreographer and performer based in Rochester, NY.  He received his M.F.A. in dance from SUNY Brockport, where he was a Pylyshenko-Strasser Award recipient. Prior to attending graduate school, Robert danced with several New York-based companies and artists including De Facto Dance, Ishmael Houston-Jones, and Jennifer Monson. His own work was presented […]

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