Company Dancers


 

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Emily D'Angelo grew up in Montclair, NJ where she started dancing in the public school's performing arts program. She also studied at the Montclair Ballet School with Pauline Andrey and at Theatre Arts Dance America where she continued to train and perform until 2010 in productions of Les Sylphides, The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty and Vilvaldi and in contemporary works choreographed by Buddy Balou’ and Elaine Kudo. Emily graduated from Barnard College in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts in Dance. At Barnard she had the opportunity to dance in restagings of Jose Limon’s There is a Time, David Parker’s Nut/Cracked Redux, Twyla Tharp’s, Eight Jelly Rolls and Madame X, a dramatic solo choreographed by Karla Wolfangle, as well as work by Keely Garfield and Gabri Christa. Emily currently dances with the Mazzini Dance Collective and the Linda Diamond Dance Ensemble.In addition to majoring in dance, Emily completed the Barnard Elementary Education Program. Since graduation, Emily has been working as a dance teacher and a private mathematics tutor.Emily first performed with the Isadora Duncan Dance Company at the Alice Austin House in August 2010. She became a full company member in January 2012.

 


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 NYC, and Motion Dance in Montclair, NJ.  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.

 

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Faith Kimberling, Foundation School Faculty, has a BA in English from Bucknell University, graduate credits in Dance Education from SUNY and a DEL teaching certificate from the 92nd Street Y. She has extensive experience performing in regional and off-Broadway theater in addition to concert dance. Favorite roles played include Cassie and Kristine/Judy in A Chorus Line, Tiger Lily in Peter Pan, Maggie in Brigadoon, Lorraine in 42nd Street, Marty in Grease, Geminae in Forum and the Satin doll in Sophisticated Ladies. Faith currently dances with Lori Belilove's Isadora Duncan Dance Company and C. Eule Dance. She has also worked with Young Soon Kim, Anna Sokolow, Molissa Fenley, Edisa Weeks, Linda Diamond and others. She has performed in NYC on stages from the Lincoln Center Rose Theater, Carnegie Hall’s Weil Recital Hall, the Brooklyn Arts Museum, and the Hammerstein Ballroom to small loft studios and Off Broadway venues such as La Mama and the Gene Frankel Theater.

 

 

Morgana Rose Mellett, Basic Certification, began her dance training in Vermont as a private student with Jean Raymond, a former member of Gertrude Bodenwieser's early Modern Dance company in Vienna and Australia.  Morgana performed Raymond's choreography as a soloist in Vermont and West Virginia. Additionally, Morgana studied Ballet and Pilates with Alla Youdina, trainer for Ringling Brothers and Disney on Ice.  On a visit to NYC, Morgana fell in love with the technique and choreography of Isadora Duncan.  The musicality, emotional depth, and beauty of this work inspired Morgana to pursue a career as a Duncan dancer.  Morgana is a Reiki Practitioner and Instructor, as well as a Certified Pilates Instructor.   Following her Apprenticeship with the Isadora Duncan Dance Company, Morgana became a full Company member in January 2012.  She has completed the Basic Teacher Certification Program of the Isadora Duncan Dance Foundation and currently teaches children's classes throughout Manahattan.

 

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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.