Artists

 

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. Matisse dances as the lead, Prudence Crandall, in Whole-Souled Women: The Story of Prudence Crandall and Sarah Harris. She been with Dimensional Dance since 2012.

 

DPGL3586

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.  He was the lead in the hip hop and ballet piece Krump & Swan.  Jus is featured as Prudence Crandall’s nemsis, Andrew Judson, as well as her controlling husband, Calvin Phileo, in Whole-Souled Women: The Story of Prudence Crandall and Sarah Harris. When not performing he the dynamic director of Jus Move Studios. Jus joined the company in 2020.

 

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.   

 

FX1A9456 c

Victoria Jaenson is originally from Kampala, Uganda, and began her formal dance training at the age of seven in Vermont. She later studied at the Rock School in Philadelphia, training with Natasha Ziegler, Mariaelena Ruiz, and Stephanie Spassoff. She also joined the faculty at the Rock School while training. In 2017, Victoria spent a year studying at The Hartt School at University of Hartford. In the fall of 2018, Victoria joined Charlotte Ballet II under the artistic direction of Hope Muir. There, Victoria had the opportunity to perform Alonzo King’s Map, and Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux’s Nutcracker and Peter Pan.  In January 2020, Victoria was awarded 2nd Place in the Senior Classical Division at the Ballet Beyond Borders dance festival in Montana.  Victoria is also a company member at Ballet Theatre Company.  Victoria will be performing as the lead, Sarah Harris, in  Dimensional Dance’s Whole-Souled Women: The Story of Prudence Crandall and Sarah Harris at the University of Saint Joseph. She is very excited to be performing with Dimensional Dance this year!

 

FX1A9821 var 2g

 Gennaro Della Ragione was born in Naples, Italy in 1995 where he began his studies at “Sheherazade” dance school. After graduation he studied at the Palucca Hochschule für Tanz, in Dresden, Germany, where he had the chance to study Kyliàn technique and Mats Ek repertory. He became a dancer with Mytsic Ballet in 2017. In 2019 he returned to Naples, Italy and performed in numerous shows that took place the theaters of Naples: Teatro Mediterraneo, Teatro Politeama, Teatro Caivano Arte. He was also a dancer for the show “Pegu’s world”, a performance based on the story of Cinzia Leo, choreographed by Luigi Fortunato. In 2019 he participated in the video recording of the new single by an italian singer Sergio Sylvestre “Parolacce”. He participated as a dancer and actor in the video. The video was previewed on 09/05/2019 on the “Real Time” TV channel and was officially released on 10/05/2019 on You Tube VEVO and on all social networks.  He is featured as Sarah Harris’ fiance in Whole-Souled Women: The Story of Prudence Crandall and Sarah Harris. Gennaro joined Dimensional Dance in the fall of 2019 and is thrilled to be back working with this spring.

 

DPGL3607 - Copy

Allison Pearsall graduated summa cum laude from Towson University with a BFA in Dance Performance and Education and is certified to teach dance K-12. She lived in Washington, D.C. while dancing professionally with the ClancyWorks Dance Company and performing in theaters across the U.S. and in London, England. She served as Program Coordinator and Lead Teaching Artist for ClancyWorks while growing the company’s education programs in K-12 schools and universities. She also taught for Towson University Community Dance Division and Dance Place in addition to serving on the board of directors for Capital Region of Educators in Dance Organization (CREDO). Allison has also had the pleasure of dancing at the Kennedy Center with VTDance and working with esteemed choreographers including Wayles Haynes, Stephanie Powell, Linda Denise Fisher-Harrell, Nai-Ni Chen, Catherine Horta Hayden, Dennis Price, and Sarah Fazio among others.  The choreography for the lead, Prudence Crandall,  was originally choreographed on Allison when it was originally slated to be performed in the spring of 2020.  Allison was the director of the dance department at Miss Porters School before joining Dimensional Dance in 2016.  After taking a season off, Allison is excited to be back dancing with the company.

 

1 headshot

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.

 

headshot - Copy

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. Alexia is featured as the Minister’s Wife in Whole-Souled Women: The Story of Prudence Crandall and Sarah Harris. She is excited to join Dimensional Dance as a company member for the 2021-2022 season. 

 

1 Fierce Cecilia cropped

Cecilia Davis  began dancing at the age of three, training in ballet and tap and later studying jazz and contemporary. She trained throughout Connecticut and New York along with attending summer workshops  with the Joffrey Ballet School , Radio City Rockettes, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, and the Hartt School. She has competed in dance at the regional and national levels, attending the Youth American Grand Prix finals this past year. Cecilia is so happy to be in her first season with Dimensional Dance.

 

1 Katelin

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 Dimensional Dance, 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.  Katelin has been in the company since 2019.

 

.

 

 

© 2022 Dimensional Dance Headshots: Davis Photo Graphics, Captured by Elijah