Joan Kilgore Anderson hails from central Pennsylvania where she trained at the Pennsylvania Regional Ballet under the direction of Sandra Carlino. She is a graduate of SUNY Purchase where she earned her BFA in Dance. There, she danced with American Ballet Theater II and Ballet Contemporaneos de Burgos. Upon her graduation, she danced with Cedar Lake Dance Ensemble’s second company. Then Joan continued her career with the Philadelphia Dance Company (Philadanco!). She has had the opportunity to dance many modern and ballet classics as well as new works by renowned choreographers from around the world. She has toured extensively both nationally and internationally.
Joan has served as a ballet, modern, and contemporary teacher, guest instructor and master teacher for schools and companies around the world. She served on the faculty at Skidmore College. Presently, she is the Co-Director of the School of the Arts at the National Museum of Dance in Saratoga Springs.
Anny DeGange Holgate's career has spanned the world of dance, opera and theater. She was a member of The Martha Graham Dance Company upon graduating from Juilliard where she worked with Jose Limon, Anna Sokolow, Antony Tudor and Kazuko Hirabayashi. On Broadway she was an original cast member of Evita, Roza, Raggedy Ann and Les Miserables. In regional theaters she did roles in musicals such as Kismet, Carnival, West Side Story, and Music Man among others. She has sung roles with The New York City Opera, Cleveland Opera, The New Wave Festival, as well as appearing in opera concert versions throughout Europe. Her career highlight was appearing opposite ballerina Carla Fracci in a dance theater piece for the Festivale Maggio Musicale in Florence. Here in the Capital region she appeared with NYSTI doing roles in plays and musicals, as well as choreographing and directing there. She is a founding member of The Creative Place International and was recently seen in their productions of Pinocchio, The Sound of Murder, Saratoga Chips and American Soup. She teaches dance and drama at The School of the Arts at the National Museum of Dance and coaches privately. She is happy to be working with Laurie Zabele Cawley and this wonderful group of women.
Carla DeLong begin dancing at the age of five. She spent her youth taking jazz, tap and ballet classes. Later at Potsdam College she studied modern dance and psychology performing in many student, faculty and guest choreographer concerts. Since Carla has continued to take dance classes in the capital region, most recently at The National Dance Museum's School of the Arts. She is a busy mother of three and works as a Dental Hygienist.
Kristen Douglas is a second grade teacher at Mayfield Elementary School. She is also a mother of two teenagers and teaches modern dance in Clifton Park. She has studied ballet, tap, jazz, and modern since childhood and was involved with the dance program at SUNY Potsdam, studying modern dance. While there, Kristen performed in several student and faculty dance concerts, as well as choreographed student works. Kristen is the founder/creator of the performing arts ensemble STAND (Stand Together Against Name-calling and Discrimination).
Ava DuBoff started dancing at the age of four. She has studied under David Otto, Joan Kilgore Anderson, Laurie Zabele Cawley and Miranda Weese. She has spent her summers dancing at Paul Taylor American Dance program with Constance Dinapoli and Richard Chen See, and Hubbard Street Dance with Katlin Bourgeois and Ethan Kirchenbaum. Ava has had the opportunity to participate in master classes with Momix, Mark Morris Dance Group, Jose Limon Dance Company, Collage Dance Collective, and dance legend Arthur Mitchell. She is thrilled to be dancing with Loose Change Dance Collective.
Lilah DuBoff began studying ballet at age 5 at Saratoga Ballet Academy, and went on to study at The National Museum of Dance, and Orlando Ballet School’s pre-professional program. She has studied at various summer programs including The Rock School, Boston Ballet, and Miami City Ballet. She graduated high school in June 2018 and is very excited to be working with Loose Change during her gap year.
Mary Beth Hampshire studied the Humphrey-Weidman technique with Mary Ann Mee, a former member of Charles Weidman's company. Mary Beth has danced professionally for the Moving Poets (based in Charlotte, North Carolina), Maude Baum and Company (based in Albany, NY) and Nacre Dance Company under the direction of Beth Fecteau in Saratoga Springs, NY. She has participated in residencies and workshops with the Mark Morris Dance Group, Parsons Dance Company, and the Limon Dance Company. Mary Beth currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Hudson Valley Community College. She is thrilled to be performing with Loose Change Dance Collective!
Erin Hogan began studying ballet at the age of three. She continued her ballet training through high school, performing throughout New York State as well as at the United Nations UNICEF Galas in NYC and the National Music Educators Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana. Erin attended SUNY Potsdam where she discovered modern dance and fell in love with the freedom and energy of the movement. She continued to grow as a dancer studying under Diane DeFries, Don Borsh and the late K. Wright Dunkley where the techniques of Jose Limon and Hanya Holm were emphasized. Erin's choreography was featured in the 1995 Potsdam Faculty Dance Concert as well as the 1997 ACDA Festival select concert at Bates College.
Erin has participated in workshops, master classes, and dance intensives with the following; Bebe Miller Company, Bill T Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, Barbara Roan, Doug Varone and Dancers, Heidi Henderson, Mark Haim, Parsons Dance, Peter Pucci Plus Dancers, Second Hand Dance Company, Urban Bush Women, Molly Shanahan, and several ACDA Festivals. Erin earned Bachelors of Arts in Dance and Psychology from SUNY Potsdam and a Masters of Science in Guidance and Counseling from Sage Graduate School.
She has two beautiful children, a wonderful husband, and is a high school counselor.
After a ten year hiatus from dancing, Erin began taking class with Laurie Zabele Cawley at the National Museum of Dance School of the Arts and is so thankful for the opportunity to dance again!
Rachel Johnson received her early dance training with the Feder School of Classical Ballet in Niagara Falls, NY. Rachel performed with the Greater Niagara Ballet Company in the Nutcracker as many roles including Dew Drop Fairy, Alice in Wonderland as Alice, Peter and the Wolf as the Wolf, and many other performances. Rachel received her Advanced I Cecchetti Certificate and recognition as a member of the I.S.T.D (Imperial Society of Teachers in Dance) through the society centered in London, England. It wasn't until attending college at Pennsylvania State University and SUNY Buffalo that Rachel expanded her dance training with Modern technique. Rachel is a mother to two amazing daughters, a Mechanical Engineer with Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory, and always a dancer at heart.
Heather Kettlewell was a soccer player until she began her dance training. At the age of 16, she started taking ballet, modern and jazz classes at the School of the Arts at the National Museum of Dance. She then went on to Vassar College where she continued her training in Modern and Ballet. While there, she danced and performed with the Vassar Repertory Dance Theatre. She graduated with a major in International Studies, a minor in Hispanic Studies, and the pre-med requirements. She is now so happy to be dancing with Loose Change Dance Collective as she applies to medical school.
Maxine Lindig Lautenberg hales from Bandera, Texas. Started dance training at age 14 at the Pointe Summer Theatre, Ingram, Texas with “Betty and Glenn”! She continued her study at Schreiner Jr. College (Kerrville, TX) and then with Susan Conally in San Antonio TX. Maxine graduated with honors from Texas Christian University receiving a BFA with a double major in ballet and modern dance. She attended the American Dance Festival 2 summers and spent 18 months studying with Betty Jones (original Limon company member) in Hawaii before moving to NYC. In NYC her favorite teachers included Janet Pannetta and the late Ernie Pagnano. She danced with numerous independent choreographers and small companies and showed her own work in NYC as well as in Dallas, Fort Worth and San Antonio. She was a founding member of The Field (NYC), a not-for-profit that fosters creative exploration, stewards innovative management skills, and helps dancers and other artists reach their fullest, most rewarding, potentials. After two plus decades away from dance she is very grateful to Cathy for inspiring her to return home to “the dance” and Laurie Zabele Cawley for all her ongoing support as well as following her vision to create this eclectic, emerging dance company.
Isabella Underwood began her dance training at The Dance Center of Queensbury studying under Barbara Tebeau. Here she began her ballet training studying the Cecchetti method, which gave her the tools needed to attend the Cecchetti Council of America’s summer intensive at Hope College in Michigan. As a young dancer she had the opportunity to study with Aura Dixon, former soloist of the New York City Ballet. Further, Isabella attended the New York State Summer School of the Arts for Ballet for two consecutive summers. In 2008, she graduated Summa Cum Laude from Marymount Manhattan College with a B.S. in International Business and Economics and in 2010 graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University at Albany with a Master’s in Health Economics. Isabella has had the chance to continue her dancing as an adult with Maude Baum and Company/eba Dance Theatre and Nacre Dance Company, where she has expanded her modern dance repertoire by learning and helping to preserve the works of Isadora Duncan, Charles Weidman, Ted Shawn, Doris Humphrey and Jose Limon. Currently, Isabella is a Principal Economist with the New York State Assembly, Ways and Means Committee and a part-time lecturer with the University at Albany teaching Introduction to Microeconomics. Isabella is excited and humbled to be joining the Loose Change Dance Collective.
Dr. Tammy Ellis Robinson is a mother of 3 on the Special Education faculty at University at Albany. Passionate about dance since the age of 3 Tammy is thrilled with the opportunity to perform with the LCDC at this stage in her life. She studied dance at Brown University with Julie Strandberg and Michele Bach and performed with Fusion Dance Company there. She has performed locally with Maude Baum and Co. and Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company and taught dance with EBA dance theater and the New York State Theater Institute. She hails from Clifton Park where she lives with her husband, children and assorted pets.
Dr. Deb Rutledge began her dance training under the direction of Barbara Tebeau. She graduated cum laude from Ohio University, with a BFA in Dance in 2001. While in Ohio, she studied under Gladys Balin, Doug Elkins. Mark Haim, Terre O’Connor and others. Her choreography has been presented at universities and community centers in New York and Ohio. Deb began her professional career with the Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company where she created many roles. She went on to become a part of Maude Baum and Company/eba Dance Theatre where she worked as performer, Arts-In-Education curriculum developer and grant writer. She has been a guest artist, as both performer and choreographer, with the Youth Ballet Company and Adirondack Ballet Theatre. She served as a senior faculty member at the eba Center for Dance. Deb has also served on faculty and as guest performer for the School of Arts at the National Museum of Dance. Deb began performing as a soloist with Nacre Dance in 2005 where she has had the opportunity to perform works by Isadora Duncan, Charles Widman, Ted Shawn, Doris Humphrey and Jose Limon to name a few. She is currently on faculty as modern instructor for the RPI Dance Club, Reality Dance Studio and Art In Motion Dance Academy. Deb received her Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2009 and is currently employed at The Center For Disability Services as a neurodevelopmental rehabilitation specialist.
Cathy Stevens loves to dance, loves to move, loves to explore and see what her body can do. Or not do. She participated in modern dance classes in San Francisco while in her twenties, and since then has taken part in a variety of movement modalities, including the Alexander Technique, yoga, Gyrotonics, tai chi, Pilates and more. She’s an active participant in classes at the School of the Arts at the National Museum of Dance, where she currently studies modern dance, ballet and tap. Cathy lives in the Saratoga Springs area and is a wife, mother, librarian and recorder musician.
Laurie Zabele Cawley has an extensive history in both performing, choreographing and teaching. Laurie attended Kent State University as a dance major, then went on to dance professionally for over 20 year dancing with Whitley Setrakian and Dancers-People Dancing, Eisenhower Dance Ensemble, Harbinger Dance Company, Ann Arbor Dance Works, 2 Duet Theater, Tango Fusion as well as numerous independent artists. She has danced with artist from David Parsons, Mark Morris, Bill T. Jones and Martha Graham Dance Company. She has guest taught at various colleges and universities, private schools, ACDFA, summer intensives and was the program coordinator for the dance program at Oakland Community College in Michigan. Her students have gone on to dance professionally, teach in universities and start their own company’s. Laurie has choreographed though out her professional career setting works on dancers throughout the mid-west and east coast. Currently she is the Dance Program Coordinator and instructor at Union College as well as teaching at the National Museum of Dance School of the Arts. She is Level 1 certified in the Franklin Method and recently formed Loose Change Dance Collective in 2013.