Juliana Tilbury-Carson - Dancer
Juliana Tilbury-Casron is originally from San Diego, California. She graduated Cum Laude, receiving her BFA in dance from The Boston Conservatory and subsequently danced professionally in New York City for seven years. She has worked with many renowned choreographers including Douglas Dunn, Daniel Charon, Oliver Steele, Leah Cox, Korhan Basaran, Kate Digby and Barbara Mahler. Juliana's work has been presented in New York City, Boston, Charlotte, and San Diego
In 2013 Tilbury founded PLEXUS|dance and launched their first performance in January 2014 with an evening titled, "light, temperature, human touch" with great success. Her works are highly physical and emotionally charged, painting a clear picture of human experience through movement.
Charlotte Duncan - dancer
Charlotte was born in the United Kingdom and moved to the US in 2012. She began her dance training at the age of 2 at her local dance school before winning a scholarship to study full time at Elmhurst Ballet School. After graduating from Elmhurst, Charlotte moved to London to study musical theatre at Millennium Dance where she graduated in 2006. Charlotte has been dancing professionally and teaching ever since. Her career has taken her all over the world. Charlotte has performed in the European Tour of Fame, La Traviata with The Royal Opera House in London and Japan, The Nutcracker and Cendrillon. Charlotte also toured with the company Spirit of The Dance for 5 years, performing many of their shows worldwide. Charlotte has also performed with The Carolina Opry, and more recently with Martha Connerton's company Kinetic Works.
Sarah Ingel - Dancer
Sarah Ingel is a Charlotte based movement maker and dance facilitator. She graduated high school from the North Carolina School of Arts in 2008 then received her B.F.A. from Hollins University in 2012, in partnership with the American Dance Festival. She has had the privilege of working with a multitude of dance artists including Ivy Baldwin, Douglas Becker, Leah Cox, Ishmael Houston-Jones, John Jasperse, Helen Simoneau, and Vanessa Voskuill. Sarah currently dances and makes work in Charlotte, and is co-director of Women's Showcase/LadyFestCLT, which promotes dance and female makers in the North Carolina region. For more info, visit her website: sarahingel.com
Amanda Rentschler - Dancer
Amanda Rentschler is a Charlotte native. She began her performance career as a 5 year old actress with the Children’s Theater of Charlotte, debuting in a duet with a Kermit the frog puppet that was received with rave reviews. Years later, she participated in their ensemble under Jill Bloede and Alan Poindexter. She began basic dance training with Charlotte Ballet in her early teens in hopes of expanding her musical theater abilities, but fell in love with modern dance in the process. She received her high school diploma and BFA in contemporary dance from UNCSA. Since graduating she’s danced in New York City, Baltimore and Portland, OR. Upon returning to Charlotte she’s danced with Caroline Calouche & Co, Plexus Dance, and created her own original works for students. She believes strongly that acting and dance are intertwined and to be an engaging performer in one, you must study the other.
Liz Beres – dancer
Liz Beres is a proud Wisconsinite, earned her BFA in Dance from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Since graduating, she has danced for Elisa Monte Dance, skybetter and associates, Bodel Dance Arts, and Joe Celej, among others. These days she works most closely with ChristinaNoel & The Creature, Naomi Goldberg Haas’s Dances For A Variable Population, Clare Cook Dance Theater, and Catie Cuan. Her own work has been presented in NYC at Joe’s Pub through DanceNOW[NYC]’s Dancemopolitan series, 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center’s Fridays at Noon program, NYU’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, and Columbia University. Liz teaches Mind Body Dancer Yoga to adults and dance to little and big ones alike in the tri-state area.
Melissa Brading – dancer
Melissa Brading is originally from Topeka, KS and holds a bachelor’s degree in dance education from the University of Central Oklahoma. For three years she served as a company member in Ad Deum Dance Company under the direction of Randall Flinn in Houston, TX. Since moving to New York, Melissa has worked with choreographers such as Hope Boykin, Amanda Selwyn, Chris Ferris, Crystal Davis and Nejla Yatkin.
Sarah Brown – dancer
Sarah Bodie is a New York based dancer and choreographer from Dallas, TX by way of Los Angeles. She is currently dancing for Sarah Council Dance Projects while also pursuing her career as a choreographer and artistic director. Sarah was classically trained at the Academy of Dance Arts in Richardson, TX and danced with the Dallas Repertoire Ballet for 6 years. She has served as artistic director on a numbzer of music video projects including Weezer’s AOL sessions video Miss Sweeney and local musician Elaine LaChica’s video Never Fade. In addition, Sarah has performed with the cast of Smokey Joe’s Cafe, Jessica Simpson, and on Disney’s Big Red Boat Cruise. Sarah has also served as a dance instructor at the University of California, Los Angeles, Baylor University, and the HOPE Center in Ballymena, Northern Ireland.
Sarah Pope – dancer
Sarah Pope, dancer, improviser and teacher, is originally from Southern California and holds a BFA in Ballet and Modern Dance from Texas Christian University. Sarah has been a member of Sarah Council Dance Projects since 2006, and is also a member of Mark Lamb Dance. She also currently works with HT Chen & Dancers. Sarah teaches ballet, creative dance, and adult fitness at Spoke the Hub Dancing and the Prospect Park YMCA in Park Slope, Brooklyn.
Aya Wilson – dancer
Aya Wilson, originally from Normal, Illinois, received her B.F.A. in dance from the University of Iowa. She has performed nationally and in Mexico and the Dominican Republic with Jennifer Kayle, Charlotte Adams, and the UI Dancers In Company. Recently, she has also had the pleasure of dancing with Nadia Tykulsker/Spark(edIT) Arts, Anna Adams Stark, Amy Jacobus Dance Projects, and Tara Aisha Willis, among others, and is beginning to present her own choreographic work.