Dancers

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Lauren Christie

Lauren Christie grew up in Memphis, Tennessee, where she received her early dance training from the Ballet Memphis School. She graduated from American University in Washington, DC with University Honors with a B.A. in Public Communication and French Language and a minor in Dance. Billed as “fresh and talented” by the Washington Post, Lauren has worked professionally with Christopher K. Morgan & Artists (MD), The Collective (MD), Alight Dance Theater (MD), Bowen McCauley Dance (VA), and Jane Franklin Dance (VA). Lauren is also a 200-hour registered yoga teacher, and just relocated to San Diego from the East Coast.

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Cecily Holcombe

Cecily discovered dance while attending UCSD, where she studied with Jean Isaacs, Margaret Marshall, and Terry Wilson. After graduating, she moved up to San Francisco where she performed with Liss Fain Dance and Kersti Grunditz. Since returning to San Diego, she has danced for Patricia Rincon Dance Collective, Jean Isaacs, Allyson Greene, Terry Wilson, Anne Gehman, Monica Bill Barnes, and Blythe Barton Dan. She has performed in Trolley Dances, YouTurn Contemporary Arts Exhibition, Young Choreographers Showcase, and Voices of San Diego Dance Theater. Huge thanks to Blythe for keeping me moving!

 

*Photo by Bill Hargreaves
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Andrew Homes

Andrew started his dance career when he was 16 at Valley Center High School and went on to SDSU to graduate with a BFA in Dance and the Outstanding Dance Artist Award. He is a current company member with Mojalet Dance Collective and Malashock Dance and has had the opportunity to work with Blythe Barton Dance, Compulsion Dance and Theater, and Two Thirds Sky (London). Andrew has been fortunate to have extensively performed locally, as well as internationally in Switzerland, Germany, and the United Kingdom.

 

Bradley Lundberg

Bradley R. Lundberg began his dance training at USCB with Christopher Pilafian. He danced for 3 seasons with Santa Barbara Dance Theater before moving to New York to join Jennifer Muller/The Works. While in NYC he was also a company member of Steeledance, Creech/Company, and danced for Michael Foley and Ben Munisteri. After a brief time ‘dancing’ on a cruise ship, Bradley returned to California with a move to San Diego. Since his return, he has been a company member of Keith Johnson and dancers, San Diego Dance Theater, McCaleb Dance, Malashock Dance, Blythe Barton Dance, and worked with Yolanda Snaith, Michael Mizerany as well as choreographing and teaching throughout San Diego.

*Photo by Bill Hargreaves
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Cara Steen

Cara received her BFA in Modern Dance from The University of Michigan. After college, she moved to NYC to continue her dance training, while also becoming a certified personal trainer and yoga instructor. She has had the honor to have performed works by Lar Lubovitch, Paul Taylor, Doug Varone, and Peter Sparling. Cara spent two seasons dancing and choreographing for the Michigan Dance Collective, as well as two seasons performing at United Way events. Since moving to San Diego in 2010 Cara has performed new work by John Malashock in their fall show Malashock Raw. She is a founding member of Blythe Barton Dance, performing all over Southern California in its seven years of productions.

*Photo by Bill Hargreaves
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Nicholas Strasburg

Nicholas Strasburg began his dance career training at Cornish College of the Arts. He was fortunate to have the opportunity to perform great works by Martha Graham, Bebe Miller and Bill Evans. At the same time, he performed as a principal dancer with Seattle Jazz Dance Co., and was also a resident member of Interweave Dance Theater in Boulder, CO. With much support and guidance from his professors (which included Pat Hon, Lodi McClellan, and Michele Miller), Nicholas received his B.F.A. in Dance with Summa Cum Laude honors and then relocated to San Diego. Here, he has performed with Jean Isaacs Dance Theater and is currently with Malashock Dance.

*Photo by Bill Hargreaves
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Brittany Taylor

Brittany graduated from Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, WA with a BFA in dance and relocated to San Diego in 2009. In addition to Blythe Barton Dance, Brittany has performed with Joe Alter Dance Group, The Malashock Dance Company, Ion Theatre, [the] movement initiative, Compulsion Dance & Theatre, and other independent artists. She was awarded “Most Compelling Performance by a Single Dancer” at the 2014 Young Choreographers Showcase and Prize performing for Jaime Nixon. Brittany also teaches Pilates throughout San Diego.

*Photo by Bill Hargreaves
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Chelsea Zeffiro

Chelsea Zeffiro is a freelance contemporary dancer based in Southern California. After receiving her BA from USC, she went on to work in contemporary art and film in Paris, France and Los Angeles, California. She is currently a co-founder of Borderland Dance, a dance-media production company which produces and facilitates collaborations between visionary contemporary artists. She directed a documentary web series, Take Your Place, profiling innovative dance companies throughout the US and is co-producer of 40 North Dance Film Fest. She has performed with Del Mar Ballet, Blythe Barton Dance, Los Angeles Contemporary Dance Company, as well as dancing with independent choreographers. 

*Photo by Sam Zauscher