Artists

 

10 2021 The company

THE ARTISTS

 

Matisse Madden hails from Kauai and received her early training from Royal Ballet Kauai. She has performed to critical acclaim in both the United States and Europe. She has danced with Ballet West and Connecticut Ballet.  Although Matisse is focusing on performing at present, she has a strong academic background. Matisse received her B.A. in Dance (Ballet emphasis) and B.S in Zoology from Brigham Young University, and her MFA from The University of Utah. Matisse is a visiting professor at Mt. Holyoke College, and is currently teaching the intermediate and advanced Ballet classes at Yale University. Matisse has performed the lead in Dimensional Dance’s Wyeth:Looking Beyond and Peaceable Kingdom about the painting by Edward Hicks. She been with Dimensional Dance since 2012.

 

Savana Jones is a native of Hartford. At age eight she began her studies in dance at The Artist Collective doing African dance under the tutelage of Aca Lee Thompson. In 1995 she received a scholarship with Hartford City Ballet and continued her ballet studies. From that point on, she fell in love with dance and continued studying in many styles of dance including jazz, tap, hip-hop, modern, and social dancing. Graduating as a Dance Major from The Hartford Conservatory in 2009, is now a well-known dance instructor and choreographer in the Greater Hartford district. Savana joined the company in 2018.

 

Pam Glauber began her dance career at age six at the School of the Hartford Ballet. She later trained at Connecticut Dance School and Connecticut Ballet Center before joining the Connecticut Ballet as a company dancer. She has also trained with Kat Wildish at Alvin Ailey’s Extension Program, BalletMet Columbus, and Columbus Dance Theater, as well as summer dance programs with Boston Ballet and the Walnut Hill School. As a professional dancer, she has performed with Connecticut Ballet; Ballet Theater Company; Liane Fisher in Bristol, CT; Ajkun Ballet Theatre in Albany, NY; Staten Island Ballet; Performing in New York showcases at Alvin Ailey; and Xclaim Dance Company in Columbus, Ohio, where she served as a company dancer and marketing manager for three years. She teaches at the Hartt School Community Division. She is also a prize-winning Irish dancer and has competed in the World Irish Dancing Championships. She holds a BA from Cornell University and a certificate in editing from NYU, and has enjoyed a parallel career in publishing. She freelances as a children’s book editor and copy editor while raising two young children when she is not dancing.  Pam has been a member of Dimensional Dance since 2018.   

 

Jus Hues is a versatile dancer and singer from Bloomfield, CT!  He has involved himself in numerous activities in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. At age 10, Jus began pursuing  hip hop.  Self-taught,  Jus has worked his way into becoming a versatile choreographer, hard hitting dancer and energetic performer. While attending Berklee College of Music he worked and toured with a Pharaohe  Monch, Medusa, and Slum village for the “Beats For Peace Tour” and shared the stage with New Edition, Take 6 and Casely. As a choreographer, Jus has created dance for newly signed artists in the industry and performed in front of industry executives from BET.  In addition being an R&B, Soul, and Hip Hop singer, Jus has been able to utilize his talents, electrifying every stage with his versatile performances. When not performing he the dynamic director of Jus Move Studios. This is his first season in the company.

 

Caitlin Quinn is a Graduate from George Mason University’s School of Dance. Originally from Windsor Locks, CT, Caitlin started training at a small recreational school focusing on jazz work before majoring in Dance at the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts. Caitlin then went on to earn her BFA in Dance at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. During her time at Mason’s School of Dance, Caitlin has been a part of 21 student choreographed pieces. She also performed in Robert Battle’s Mass, in the School’s 2017 Dance Gala Concert. During her collegiate career, she has had the opportunity to learn various repertory from, Mark Morris, Lar Lubovitch, Doug Varone, and others. Additionally, she has trained at the Hartt School under the direction of Samantha Dunster, the Ailey School, Bounce! and at the Mark Morris Dance Group.

 

 

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Alexia Bobrowski is originally from Connecticut, moved to New York City to become a jazz and contemporary trainee at Joffrey Ballet School while earning her high school diploma online. She graduated summa cum laude from Boston Conservatory at Berklee with a BFA in Contemporary Dance Performance with a Creative Entrepreneurship Minor.  Alexia has performed works by Mark Morris, José Limon, Catherine Coury, Bradley Shelver, Daniel Pelzig, among many other internationally recognized choreographers. You can find her working with DANCE NOW NYC as the Community Project Coordinator, teaching diverse dance classes at DanceStep, Studio 22 and Grossi Dance Performing Arts Academy. She is excited to join Dimensional Dance as a company member for the 2021-2022 season. 

 

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Mollie Petrizzo was raised in West Hartford, Connecticut where she began dance classes at the age of 3. She trained with Alyce Carella Dance Center, Ballet Theatre Company, then at 17 with Nutmeg Conservatory for the Arts. After graduating from high school, Mollie was accepted as a dance major at Fordham University in New York City and recently graduated in the spring of 2021. While in the Ailey/Fordham BFA program, Mollie performed works by esteemed choreographers such as Anna Sokolow, Earl Mosley, Yoshito Sakuraba, Darshan Bhuller, and Becky Brown.  She danced in director Ruth Lewis’s piece M-Theory: Beyond String Theory in 2011. She  is grateful for the opportunity to be joining as a company member for her first season with Dimensional Dance.

 

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Jakar Hankerson a.k.a. “WizDom” is based in Hartford, CT. Jakar started dancing at age 9 studying at The Artist Collective. His main genre of dancing is hip hop, specifically popping and KRUMP. Jakar found dance as a form of escape from his world. But today dancing and learning other genres of dance is fun and exciting! It’s his way of connecting to the earth, his peers and his roots. This is his first season with Dimensional Dance.

 

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Tatyana Johnson was born in Manchester and raised in Middletown, Connecticut.  She studied at Newington Dance Center with Jane Levin, and School of Ballet Hartford under Susannah Marchese. She is trained in different styles but loves musical theatre and contemporary. In the summer of 2020, Tatyana was accepted to the Broadway Dance Center online program and was excited to be a part of one of the first online training programs for dance. She originated the role of Skelar in The Little Princess Trilogy with Newington Youth Ballet. She is eager to see what the future holds, and hopes to continue to expand her career as a dancer. Tatyana is thrilled to be working with Dimensional Dance.

 

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Katelin Maxwell was born in Thailand but moved to the United States at a young age. She began her dance training at the Limelite Dance Studio in Wethersfield.   When she was eleven, she joined the Hartt Schools Community Division (formerly the School of the Hartford Ballet) where she continued her training in Cecchetti technique under the direction of Susan Brooker and Peter O’Brien, Vaganova technique with Debra Collins Ryder, and later learning Cuban Ballet Technique with Miguel Campaneria.  At the age of 15, she attended the Boston Ballet Summer Program as well as several local summer programs the following years.  After high school, she attended the University of Hartford’s dance division on a partial scholarship her freshman year.  Afterward, she transferred to Central Connecticut State University where graduated with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and a minor in mathematics.  Prior to joining the company, she worked as a mechanical engineer at Parker Hannifin, and automation engineer for the Morris Group, and an applications engineer at Trumpf.  When she is not dancing with the company, she works as a designer and front-end web developer at KTLN Web Designs LLC, a company she started in early 2019.  This is Katelin’s first season with Dimensional Dance.

 

 

PHOTOS FROM OUR LIMITED 2020 SEASON

The following photos were taken by Rich Davis during at fall 2020  performances.

 

Matisse Madden and Jus Hues in Krump & Black Swan

 

Cora Glauber, Emilee Alexander, Rockwell Madden and Cat Quinn in Bee Mercuial

 

Pam Glauber, Matisse Madden and Erica Maillet in Venus

 

Chloe Knopf in Con Brio 

 

Cat Quinn, Pam Glauber, Allison Pearsall and Matisse Madden top photo Sharah Defoe Cat Quinn and Allison Pearsall bottom Photo Rich Davis

 

BE INSPIRED BY OUR PHOTOS FROM OUR PAST SEASONS 

The photos below were taken by our own Elisa Wharton of Elisa Wharton Photography. All of these photos were taken outside on location.

Jasmine McPherson

 

Savage Henry and Matisse Madden

 

Allison Pearsall

 

Savage Henry and Comfort

 

Katelin Maxwell

 

The following photos were taken by Rich Davis of Davis Photo:

Elisa Wharton

 

Savana Jones

 

Tiger

 

Allison Pearsall and Shelley Collock

© [2021] [Dimensional Dance] Headshots: Rich Davis