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Lou Antonini’s career includes work as a profressional dancer, choreographer, teacher, and director. His work has been displayed at several cultural venues throughout the metro area for over two decades including the Adams Morgan Day Festival, Artomatic, Arts on Foot, Church Street Theater, Dance for Life, Dance is the Answer, Dance Project, DCAC, DC International Improvisation Festival, DIFFA, Friday Night Eclectic, Georgetown University, Glen Echo Dance Festival, GW Marvin Center, Joe's Movement Emporium, JOM In Concert, Happennings at the Harman, Monday Night at the National, Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, Space 7:10, The Clark House, The Dinner Party, The National Building Museum, The Strathmore Mansion, The Torpedo Factory Art Center, The US Capital Mall, The Warehouse Theater, and the Washington's Children Museum. His performance experience includes the American Dance Ensemble, the Pennsylvania Opera Company, Michelle Ava & Co, and Public Television. Notable artists he worked with include Margaret Devaney, Susan Gillis, JoAnn Fregalette-Jansen, Kenneth Johnson, Duncan Nobel, Nikolas Petrov, Don Redlich, Douglas Risner, Judith Steele, Ronnald Tassone, Dan Wagoner and Joan Woodbury. Lou has choreographed for college dance programs, including Georgetown University and West Virginia University and was resident choreographer for the Fredericksburg Theater Company where his credits include Cabaret, Mame, Oklahoma, The Fantastiks, and The Music Man. His work has also been showcased by the WV Department of Culture and History. Additionally, he has adjudicated the Maryland Governors School of the Arts Scholarship Program, and through the National Dance Association, performed at national conventions for the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. As a teacher, Lou worked with Allegheny College, Georgetown University, and the Joy of Motion Dance Center, where he has trained amateur and professional dancers performing nationally and abroad for a span of fourteen years. Lou studied at the Point Park College Conservatory of the Performing Arts and received his BA in Dance from West Virginia University under a full performance scholarship.

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May Kesler Breslow began dancing at the Helena Baron School of Ballet in Paramus, NJ. She received a BA in Biology, Psychology, and Dance from Rutgers College. After college, she studied dance in NYC with Twyla Tharp, Merce Cunningham, Peridance, Lar Lubovitch, Finus Jhung, Doug Varone, Jennifer Muller, and Zena Rommett.  While in NYC, she performed in many venues with various companies. She received a MS in Physical Therapy from Columbia University College of Physician and Surgeons 1982 furthering her movement studies with Alexander and Feldenkrais Techniques. She moved to Washington DC in 1993, where she received a MA in Dance from American University. She has choreographed a production of "Fiddler on the Roof" for a local theatre company, and recently directed and produced a multimedia dance production of "Shards of War", her father's story from his book of how he survived the Holocaust. Mary is a certified Floor-Barre Teacher and director of Kesler Physical Massage and Movement Therapy, where she uses her knowledge of the body in motion in her physical therapy work. May has also performed locally with Jane Franklin and the Glade Dance Collective.

 

Pamela Egnew has danced and performed modern, jazz, & ballet for over twentyfive years at various venues in the metro area including The Jack Guidone Theatre, Dance Place, Atlas, Dance Exchange, More2Dance, Create, and AVADance.  She has worked with many artists and her recent performances include works by Michelle Ava, Sylvana Christopher, Danilo Rivera, Jeffrey Straum, and May Kessler. Pam is an experienced dance improvisation artist and loves to dance and engage with the audience when doing improvisation.

 

Anna Lipkin began dancing at Ballet Workshop New England in her hometown of Hopkinton, Massachusetts. She trained with Jessica Wilson at MetroWest Ballet throughout high school and spent summers in intensives with Bodiography Contemporary Ballet, José Mateo Ballet Theatre, Orlando Ballet, and the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet. She continued her studies at Duke University as a Dance and Neuroscience double major, where she had the opportunity to perform the work of Gerald Arpino, Amanda K. Miller, Julie Janus Walters, Tyler Walters, Barbara Dickinson, and Monica Hogan. Anna moved to Washington, DC in 2014 and also dances for MOVEIUS Contemporary Ballet.

 

Louanne Krawczewicz Meyers is a native Washingtonian living in Maryland and has been dancing her entire life.  She has studied nearly every style of dance including Ballroom, Ballet, Pointe, Polish folk and Character dance, Modern, Hip-hop, Contemporary, lyrical, yoga, tap and jazz.  She performed in a traditional Polish folk dance troupe that traveled internationally to Poland to sing and dance. She continued her studies at the Peabody Institute in Baltimore with Thomas Hanner and performed in the Nutcracker.  She studied at the Kirov, Maryland Youth Ballet, Ballet Academy, Joy of Motion, Knock on Wood, Dance Place, Steps, and Broadway Dance Center.  She attended numerous conventions including Tremaine, LA and NYC Dance Alliance. She has performed in works by Derek Brown, Jason Anderson, Tim Roberts, Robert Teri, Douglas E. Yeuell, Alfred Dove, Maverick Lemons, Maurice Johnson, Elana Anderson, Alana Hill, Miya Hisaka, Esperonto Bean, and Kelly Kunst.  Additionally, Louanne has taught and choreographed youth theater productions including The King and I and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat where she also played the role of one of Joseph’s brothers. As an educator, she has incorporated yoga and stretch for kids in grades prekindergarten to 8th grade.  She is passionate about engaging children in moving with dance and swimming and is a Red Cross certified swim coach, water safety instructor, and assistant swim team coach.  Louanne is excited and privileged to continue to follow her passion for dance and firmly believes that dance and all movement builds strong bodies and rewards proficiency in all aspects of life. She also is a workstudy for the Joy of Motion Dance Center production team and works at the Patent and Trademark Office.

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