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Jane Franklin

Received a MFA from The Ohio State University as a University Fellow and certification from the Laban/Bartenieff Institute for Movement Studies. Jane Franklin’s choreography has been presented at multiple venues

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Kelsey Rohr

Kelsey Rohr (Assistant Artistic Director) started studying dance at Richmond Ballet through their public outreach program. She later graduated from Southern Methodist University in Dallas with a BFA in Dance

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Philip Baraoidan

Native of Arlington County, Va, is alumni of Virginia Commonwealth University. Performance Credits include Company E, Priore Dance, Sinclair Dance, and Clancyworks. Performance venue highlights include The Lincoln Center, The

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Ryan Carlough

Ryan Carlough is a native of North Potomac, Maryland. Mr. Carlough began his dance training with CityDance where he had the opportunity to work closely with and perform works by the

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Michala Conroy

Michala Conroy first started out as a competitive gymnast before studying dance at Pittsburgh CAPA. Michala joined the pre-professional company, Reed Dance II, in Pittsburgh, PA where she worked with

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Domenique Ross

Domenique Ross is a graduate of Howard University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Arts. During her time at Howard, she has performed at the International Association of

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Jameel Salahuddin

Alabama born and Texas raised, Jameel started dancing at the late tender age of 30. Although he considered himself a dancer all his life, his first technique class would take

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Amy Scaringe

She graduated with a BFA from Towson University in 2008. Since then she has had the pleasure if working with Misako Ballet Company, Dissonance Dance Theatre, Wayles Haynes, alight dance

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Kevin White

He began dancing at age 14 at the Putney Summer Arts Program and trained at the Dance Institute of Washington throughout high school. He is trained in various dance styles

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Shruti Carr

Whimsical, fluid, and creative, Shruti’s cross-cultural movement style has developed over three decades. Her formal training includes Kathak, one of many classical Indian dance forms, college coursework in contemporary/modern and

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Emily Crews

She has been a professional dancer, choreographer, and dance educator since 1991 when she moved to the DC area after graduating from the College of William and Mary. Since the

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Andie de Vaulx

She earned an A.A. in dance from Montgomery College, and her B.A. in English from the University of Maryland. Andie has studied for 24 years with many artists including Chuck

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 Lauren DeVera

In 2010, she received her Bachelor of Arts from the dance program at Old Dominion University. Since then, she has made incredible strides in her career as a performer, choreographer

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Brianne Barrow Little

Brianne was a member of JFD from 2003-2011;  she has been teaching Pilates since 2006 and recently embarked on learning a brain-based motor control movement method through The Neuro Studio.

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Elisa Kosarin, Chair

Elisa Kosarin is a resident of Falls Church and a longtime member of the JFD Forty Plus Project. She recently retired as a consultant in volunteer engagement, working primarily with

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Katie Davis, Secretary

A Northern Virginia native, joined the JFD Board in September 2015. She grew up performing in a variety of classical dance styles, including ballet, jazz, and lyrical, and continues to

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Supriya Raman, Treasurer

As resident of DC, Supriya is interested in contributing to the community in the DMV area. Dance has been a part of her life – from learning and performing Indian

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Daniel Boccio

Daniel Boccio is originally from Douglaston, NY. After high school, he earned a BA in Global Politics at Washington & Lee University (W&L), and an MIA from Columbia University’s School

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Bennie Herron

Herron was born in San Diego, CA to a blue-collar family. He describes his upbringing as a challenging but fulfilling childhood rooted in unconditional love. The memories of his youth

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Jeramy Olmack

Jeramy brings a rich and multifaceted background to their endeavors. As a queer individual, Jeramy embraces the use of he/they/any pronouns, reflecting their inclusive and open-minded approach to life. As an

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