By: Steph Frey Anderson, EDT Choreographer I get this question a lot…How do you balance being a mom and having a dance career? And most of the time it’s implied that sacrifices have been made in my dance career. But what many people don’t realize is it all depends on the expectations you have for yourself and discovering what success really means to you as a dancer, teacher, and/or choreographer, and of course what aspirations you have in your family life. I have been teachi
Having dedicated my life to anything creative and travel related. I am completely obsessed with art and movement. Everything I do is one or the other, if not both. I spend half the year traveling with Showbiz National Talent dance competition as a videographer – the online live stream, that’s me! If I’m not traveling with Showbiz, or at rehearsal for Exhalations, you’ll probably find me playing drums, flinging paint around a canvas, or making my own dance films. The new year
Hi everyone! My name is Jake Casey, and I’m a professional dancer, teacher, and choreographer. I am so excited to be choreographing for Exhalations Dance Theatre. This is my first time working with the organization, and I can’t wait to create on these fantastic artists. For the past seven years I have danced with the Cincinnati Ballet, Ballet Idaho, the National Vanemuine Theatre in Estonia, and mostly recently with The Metropolitan Opera. I was featured as a Vegas Finalist o
By: Lea Fosbenner, EDT Artistic Director, Choreographer & Company Dancer My newest work entitled “Currents” is inspired from song lyrics from artist Jon Bellion. “We live in an age where everything is staged, where all we do is fake our feelings, I’ve been scared to put myself so out there.” The piece explores the façade that is projected in our social media conscious driven society today. What I felt was important to express in this piece is how sharing with your media follo
By: Katherine Mann, Founding Director & Choreographer The title of my piece for Exhalation Dance Theatre’s February 2018 production Kinetic Emotion is “Consume.” It is comprised of four movements and is set to the music of violinist Lindsey Stirling. I was inspired to create this piece when I came to the sad conclusion that I had a true addiction to television, and it was affecting my life in a negative way. I can spend hours in front of my favorite shows as a means of escape
By: Alyssa McIntyre, Company Dancer & Choreographer This year, going along with the technology theme for the show, I wanted to portray photography and it’s seemingly limitless opportunities that we are headed to in the near future! I want to take the audience on a journey through the history of photography and how it has changed our lives within the last century.
The first section of my dance focuses on flash photography. I will be using old vintage flash cameras as props a
By: Alyssa McIntyre, choreographer Picture this: You are in the supermarket, it’s a week night after a very long and busy day. You are at the cash register waiting in line for the person in front of you to load all of their items onto the conveyor belt when all of a sudden, your toe starts tapping to the beat. It’s that song you haven’t heard in quite a while but every time you hear it your heart starts beating fast and you recall that funny memory that you and your friend ha