The Beliloveables


In the tradition of Isadora Duncan’s Isadorables, Ms. Belilove has established a young performing company known as The Beliloveables. The Beliloveables offer community outreach performances and lecture demonstrations in the tri-state area. With fresh eyes and hearts, they are giving new life to Isadora’s work, and just as she once did, astonishing audiences with their simplicity and honesty of movement. Through them, the vigor and relevance of Duncan dance is being seen anew.


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Emma Cohen has been dancing with Lori Belilove since 2006. In 2007, she performed in Lori Belilove's The Everywomen Series; The Red Thread at the Ailey Citigroup Theater. Since that time, Emma has been performing the dances of Isadora Duncan as a member of The Beliloveables. She studies ballet with Janet Panetta and modern with members of Doug Varone and Dancers. Emma is a member of the Harkness Repertory Ensemble directed by Julia Burrer. She has performed The Bench Quartet by Doug Varone in addition to works by Shannon Gillen, Martin Lofsnes, Tom Pearson, and Ja' Malik. Emma recently worked with Tamar Rogoff in Summer's Different at La Mama.

 


Lucy Cohen has been studying with Lori Belilove since she was eight years old. She has performed Loriʼs choreography and the work of Isadora Duncan at The Ailey Citigroup Theater, The Judson Memorial Church and various venues throughout the tri-state area since 2007. This past year, Lucy worked with members of Rioult in a collaborative new work at Gina Gibney Studios. She studies ballet with Janet Panetta and is a member of the Harkness Repertory Ensemble directed by Julia Burrer. She recently performed Shannon Gillenʼs Attack/Transition at DanceWave at Long Island University and will be premiering a new work by Tom Pearson of Third Rail Projects next month at the 92nd Street Y.

 


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Ella Crowell Lang has been dancing for nine years. She has taken classes with Lori Belilove and performed with the Beliloveables for seven years. She also studies Horton and Tap. She enjoys singing and acting and played the Mad Hatter in a production of Alice in Wonderland this past fall. Ella has been playing the piano for two years.

 


Tessa Freeman, age 13, began studying Isadora Duncan dance with Faith Kimberling when she was 7, and then with Lori Belilove in 2008 as an original member of the Beliloveables. She has performed in Lori’s The EveryWoman Series: The Red Thread, previous shows with the Company at the Judson Memorial Church, and various events with the Beliloveables. Tessa studies modern dance choreography with Ellen Robbins and ballet at Manhattan Youth Ballet.

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Rachel Herzog has been performing with the Beliloveables since 2004. She is currently earning her BA in Classics from Barnard College, and is a graduate of the Professional Performing Arts School, where she majored in drama. Rachel recently choreographed the Columbia Ancient Drama Group's production of Alcestis.

 


Natalie Perrotta-White has danced with the The Beliloveables and Lori Belilove & The Isadora Duncan Dance Company for the past 7 years. She has performed with the company in many venues including The Ailey Citigroup Theater, Judson Memorial Church, Alice Austen House, and Old Westbury Gardens in Long Island. Natalie has taken workshops with the Sokolow Dance Company and The Rioult Dance Company. She continues to take modern ballet dance classes with Janet Panetta. Natalie's other interests include academics, swim, interior design, and makeup artistry.

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Deychen Volino-Gyetsa started dancing at age four and has been choreographing and performing her own works since age seven. In 2006 she started dancing with the Beliloveables. Productions she has been in include The EveryWoman Series: The Red Thread and Isadora Duncan Birthday events. Deychen studies the violin and viola at Juilliard Pre-College and enjoys acting and singing.

 


Samantha Jo Vicens, 16, has been dancing with Lori Belilove and Cherlyn Smith since 2006. She performed in The Every Woman Series; The Red Thread at the Ailey Citigroup Theatre in 2007. During that time she became a member of The Beliloveables and has been performing with the group at The Judson Memorial Church and at various schools and venues. She also assists company member, Faith Kimberling, in her Duncan classes in Brooklyn. Samantha studied Limon at Adelphi University under the instruction of artistic director, Carla Maxwell. She has also studied Sokolow dance repertoire with Jim May. Recently, Samantha danced with the Barnard - Columbia production of Thyestes, the dance section was choreographed by Beliloveable, Rachel Herzog. She also enjoys playing guitar and swimming in the sea.

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Hayley Rose Brasher, guest dancer, is an exceptionally gifted dancer. She is currently training with the Florida Ballet and attending a performing arts high school, Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, in Jacksonville, Florida. She has taken classes in classical ballet for several years, and trained in African dance. Hayley has attended numerous ten-day intensive workshop with Lori Belilove & The Isadora Duncan Dance Company in New York City and appeared in four presentations of Isadora...No Apologies in Hollywood, Florida, She has toured with the company for residencies at Mills College in Oakland, California and Center for the Arts in Grass Valley California. In 2005 Hayley joined the company for their tour to Russia marking the 100th anniversary of Isadora’s debut performance in Moscow. 
 

She is currently training in classical ballet as well as modern and performing in a variety of performances produced by her high school, the Douglas Anderson School of The Arts. During the summer of 2004, Hayley was given a full scholarship to attend a Dalcroze Institute course in dance movement conducted by Robert M. Abramson at the Juilliard School in New York. Her most recent accomplishment include placing in the top twelve at Youth America Grand Prix in Columbia South Carolina in March of 2012.

 


Amelia Dawe Sanders, began dance lessons at the age of five although she has been dancing all her life. She has been involved with the Beliloveables since 2009 and became an apprentice in 2011. Amelia has performed with the Beliloveables in their benefit performance at Alvin Ailey and at the studios at City Center. In addition to Duncan, she studies Horton, Paul Taylor, ballet, jazz, modern improvisation, composition and has performed original choreography at Dance Theater Workshop and the 92nd Street Y. Amelia also enjoys reading, creative writing, and astronomy.