Beth Disharoon has been dancing with Lori Belilove’s Isadora Duncan Dance Company since September 2001. She is from Baltimore, Maryland, where she trained with Patricia Enoch and attended the Baltimore School for the Arts before moving to New York to attend The Juilliard School (BFA ’01). From 2003-2011, Beth was a senior member of Jennifer Muller/The Works, creating and performing signature roles throughout the repertory, as well as teaching and coaching, both within the company and for outside workshops. Other performance credits include Buglisi Dance Theatre, Fly-by-Night Dance Theater, Andrew Jannetti & Dancers, and Nimbus Dance Theater. Beth’s own choreography has been presented in Alice Tully Hall, the Juilliard Theater, the Clark Studio Theater, the Storm Theater on 46th Street, the Hatch presenting series, and the Kate Theater in Old Saybrook, CT.
Faith Kimberling joined The Isadora Duncan Dance Company in 2005. She received a B.A. in English literature from Bucknell University, and after a brief stint working at the Institute for International Economics decided that she wanted to dance with her body, mind, and spirit all the time. She moved to the New York City and danced for WHITE WAVE Young Soon Kim Dance Company for many years, performing in New York, China, and Korea. She has also danced for C.Eule Dance, Linda Diamond, and worked with Anna Sokolow on some of her last works. In addition to teaching young Duncan dancers, Faith teaches little dancers at Steps on Broadway, the White Wave Dance studio and Bridge for Dance. Her choreography has been presented at Bucknell University, University of Maryland, and at various small venues in the city.
Kim D’Agnese was raised in Orange County, New York where she began her training at Marya Kennett Ballet Theater studying tap, ballet, and modern dance. In addition, Kim studied as a summer enrichment student at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and graduated from Montclair State University with a BFA in dance. She has performed works by choreographers such as Robert Battle, Martha Graham, Maxine Steinman, and Murray Louise. She has also performed with modern dance companies ESS/Danceworks in New York City, and Motion Dance in Montclair, New Jersey. Kim received her Pilates certification through LindaFit Pilates and her Prenatal Pilates certification from the Center of Women’s Fitness under the instruction of Carolyn Anthony. Following her apprenticeship with The Isadora Duncan Dance Company, Kim became a full Company member in January 2012.
Emily D’Angelo grew up in Montclair, New Jersey where she started dancing in the public school’s performing arts program. Emily graduated in 2008 with a B.A. in Dance at Barnard College. In addition to majoring in dance, Emily completed the Barnard Elementary Education Program. Emily first performed with The Isadora Duncan Dance Company in August 2010 and, after a year as an apprentice, became a full Company member in January 2012. With the Company Emily has performed at The Ailey Citigroup Theater, Old Westbury Gardens in Long Island, Alice Austen House on Staten Island and on tour in Tennessee, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, and Iowa. With a wonderful propensity for teaching all ages, Emily currently teaches Duncan technique classes for children and adults as part of the Foundation’s class offerings in New York City as well as ballet classes in New Jersey. In the fall of 2014 Emily assisted Lori in setting repertory at Randolph College, Franklin & Marshall College, and The Peabody Preparatory of The Johns Hopkins University. In addition to her work with Lori Belilove, Emily dances with the Mazzini Dance Collective and Gabrielle D’Angelo.
Nikki Poulos grew up in the Chicago area and moved to New York City to study dance at Marymount Manhattan College under the direction of Katie Langan and graduated magna cum laude with a BFA in dance in 2013. She has worked with choreographers Dusan Tynek, Chase Brock, Jeff Shade, and Alessandra Prosperi and performed works by May O’Donnell and Mark Morris. As an apprentice with the Company, Nikki performed at Downtown Dance Festival, Fort Tryon Park, IDDF Salon Series and on tour in Iowa at The Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts. Following her apprenticeship, Nikki became a full Company member in January 2015. Last spring Nikki assisted Lori with a lecture/ demonstration at Marymount Manhattan College.
Hayley Rose Brasher began her dance career at the age of ten with Lori Belilove and Company learning the technique of Isadora Duncan and performing original works. While training with Belilove she traveled with the company to Russia, California, Ohio, and New York performing as young Isadora in Belilove’s creation of Isadora…No Apologies, The Every Woman Series, and From Russia With Love. She attended high school at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts in Jacksonville Florida, where she trained intensely in classical ballet and modern techniques. She is now a graduate from New World School of the Arts in Miami Florida where she attained her BFA in dance. While in Miami she has gotten to work with Robert Battle, Ballet Hispanico, and training under the prestigious faculty of New World which include Gerard Ebitz from Miami City Ballet, Bambi Anderson from Jose Limon Company, Peter London from the Martha Graham company, Lara Murphy and Elaine Wright in classical ballet techniques and Rebecca Cannan in Horton technique.
Emma Pajewski of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, started her dance training with Beth A. Walter before joining Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School under the direction of Marjorie Grundvig and Dennis Marshall. After attending The Ailey School on scholarship for one year, she began her studies at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, where she earned a BFA in Dance. Emma has had the pleasure of performing the works of Selina Chau, Carlos Dos Santos, Lydia Johnson, José Limón, Jeremy McQueen, Erick Montes, Earl Mosley, Kyle Mullins, Jamie Erin Murphy, Alan Obuzor, Vita Osojnik, Pedro Ruiz, and Christian von Howard. In 2015, she performed in Karole Armitage’s On the Nature of Things at the American Museum of Natural History. Emma is currently a company member of Cherylyn Lavagnino Dance.
Mariel Harris began dancing in her hometown of Vancouver, WA. She moved from coast to coast to train at The Joffrey Ballet School and Alonzo King LINES Ballet, before returning to the city to earn her BFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. While in school, she had the great opportunity to study abroad in Austria at SEAD (Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance). Mariel has attended numerous summer intensives including Vienna’s ImpulsTanz, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, The Rock School, and Steps on Broadway. She has performed works by many choreographers, such as Bill T. Jones, Merce Cunningham, Alonzo King, and Seán Curran. Mariel dances with Seán Curran Company and Rovaco Dance Company.
Becky Allen of Hamilton, New Jersey received her BFA in Dance and a minor in Religious Studies from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. Becky is also a graduate and former scholarship recipient at Hunter College for her Masters in Dance Education and currently attends Montclair University for her MFA in Dance. She has performed works by choreographers Doug Elkins, Jeff Friedman, Randy James, Julia Ritter, Pedro Ruiz, and Raegan Wood. Becky has also been a member and done various projects with companies Derling Dance Arts and SwiShwiSh Dance. In 2012, Becky founded LatticeWorks Dance Collective. Her choreography has been the recent recipient of the Lounsbery Award and has been presented by Greenspace, Sans Limites Dance, Your Move, at 100 Grand, Ailey Citigroup, BAX, The Drilling Company, The Hatch Presenting Series, The Secret Theater and in a national Nikon commercial.
Caroline Yamada grew up in Portland, Oregon, and started her dance training at the School of Oregon Ballet Theatre. She also studied at The Portland Ballet and graduated from a performing arts high school. Upon graduating high school she furthered her training at The Ailey School in the Certificate program and had the opportunity to work with and perform works by Matthew Rushing, Renee Robinson, Sylvia Waters, Ellenore Scott, Holly Wright, and many more. Caroline became an apprentice of Lori Belilove’s Isadora Duncan Dance Company in July 2016 and first performed along side the Company at the Alice Austen House in August 2016.