David Sun, Artistic Director/Founder began SundanceX in 2012, in response to growing requests for his work. David received intensive ballet training as a scholarship student with the late Richard Thomas and Barbara Fallis at the New York School of Ballet, and performed with their group U. S. Terpsichore, after studying on scholarship at the Boston Conservatory. He has performed as a dancer with the Houston Grand Opera; and danced with numerous regional groups including Island Moving Co., and North Atlantic Ballet. He has taught ballet extensively throughout the Northeast region since 1989, including at Boston Ballet under Bruce Marks' and AnnMarie Holmes' administration, Boston College, Boston University, Harvard University, and Southern New Hampshire Dance Theater. He continues to work as a photographer (www.davidsunpictures.com) with a focus on dance.
Rehearsal of "Torsades des Pointes"
Photo by Molly McGivern
Emily Aubrey is a New Hampshire native, & a 2018 summa cum laude graduate with a BFA in dance performance and ballet pedagogy, from the University of Hartford’s Hartt School. During her time at the Hartt School, Ms. Aubrey studied with faculty including Stephen Pier, Hilda Morales, Nina Watt, Miki Orihara, Ralph Perkins, Debra Collins-Ryder, and Elizabeth McMillan. She was awarded the Elena Delvecchio Rusnak Dance Education Scholarship, and performed repertory by many prominent choreographers including George Balanchine, Antony Tudor, Arthur Saint-Leon, Gemma Bond, Norbert de la Cruz III, Debra Collins-Ryder, Katie Stevinson-Nollet, and Manuel Vignoulle.
Emily was selected at age 11 to participate in Boston Ballet School’s Pre-Professional Program, where she studied for 7 years under distinguished faculty including Margaret Tracey, Christopher Hird, Kathleen Mitchell, and Andre Reyes. During her time at Boston Ballet School, Ms. Aubrey was selected to perform in multiple performances with Boston Ballet Company including George Balanchine’s Coppelia, Mikko Nissinen’s The Nutcracker, and the “Night of Stars Gala.” After graduating high school, Ms. Aubrey was selected to participate in Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School’s Graduate Program, where she studied under Marjorie Grundvig, Dennis Marshall, Janet Popeleski, and many others. During her time in Pittsburgh, Ms. Aubrey performed with Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Company in The Nutcracker and Giselle while teaching on Children’s Division faculty under the direction of Kaila Jendrzejewski. Additionally Ms. Aubrey has been selected for summer studies at Chatauqua Institution, Boston Ballet School, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School, and the Blueprint Intensive at Peridance.
She joins SundanceX in the Summer of 2018, dancing in Passagio Serenata & Caprice.
Emily at José Mateo’s Ballet Theatre’s 10th Annual Dance for the World Community. June 9, 2018. Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA.
Aislinn Evans is originally from New Hampshire, & grew up dancing at Southern New Hampshire Dance Theater, studying with Douglas Davis, Patricia Lavoie, & David Sun, amongst other. She graduated with the Alonzo King LINES Ballet BFA program of San Francisco in May of 2018. She specializes in contemporary ballet & harbors a love of diverse styles including jazz, modern, and theater. Aislinn's first choreographic work, Fr(action), recently premiered in February of 2018. She has attended the summer programs of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago (2017 and 2016), Alonzo King LINES Ballet (2013), Joffrey West LA (2012), Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet (2011), and Boston Ballet (2010).
Aislinn is also a freelance model, & has been published in various online publications. Two of her most notable publications are her campaign with the Wearable Technology company, CORE AEGIS, and a styled wedding photoshoot with Party Crush Studios, published in the Wedding Blog 100 Layer Cake. She will also be featured in a mini publication of the magazine Model Society coming this summer.
Aislinn joined SundanceX in the Summer of 2018, & danced in Passagio Serenata.
Aislinn at José Mateo’s Ballet Theatre’s 10th Annual Dance for the World Community. June 9, 2018. Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA.
Katie Judge is a native of Massachusetts , & a 2018 summa cum laude graduate with a BFA in dance performance and ballet pedagogy, from the University of Hartford’s Hartt School, where she studied with Stephen Pier, Hilda Morales, Debra Collins Ryder, Nina Watt, Miki Orihara, and Ralph Perkins. She performed repertory by many prominent choreographers including George Balanchine, Antony Tudor, Arthur Saint-Leon, José Limon, Marius Petipa, Norbert de la Cruz III, Debra Collins-Ryder, & Katie Stevinson-Nollet.
Her earlier pre-professional training was at the Dance Workshop of Hanover, in the RAD syllabus, with Marylou Cunningham, Michele Davis, Noreen MacDonald, Nicole Pavone, and Deirdre Lewis. She joins Tony Williams’ City Ballet of Boston in its inaugural season this fall.
Katie joined SundanceX in the Summer of 2018, dancing in Passagio Serenata & Caprice in the Southern VT Dance Festival.
Katie at José Mateo’s Ballet Theatre’s 10th Annual Dance for the World Community. June 9, 2018. Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA.
Lauren grew up in Hollis, NH and began her training at the age of two under Tanya Bosse and Kathy Blake. She later studied under Douglas Davis, Patricia Lavoie, & David Sun at Southern New Hampshire Dance Theater, where she danced soloist roles in productions of Nutcracker, Giselle, La Bayadere, and works by Ashley Walton, Bafana Matea, Benjamin Briones, Patricia Lavoie, and Douglas Davis. In 2014, she received recognition for her performance in Impetus by Ashley Walton at the Regional Dance America festival in Philadelphia. She then began studying at the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet under Marcia Dale Weary, Darla Hoover, Nicholas Ade, and Amanda Edge. In her three years of study she performed dozens of ballets and works from CPYB’s diverse repertoire, performing soloist roles in George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker, Alan Hineline’s The Sleeping Beauty,Coppélia, Jukebox, Roseland Pictures, and Quindectet, Rex Wheeler’s Memoir, and Jean Williams’ Sunday Afternoon in the Park. Lauren will be a trainee with Cincinnati Ballet starting in August 2018.
Lauren joined SundanceX in the Summer of 2018, performing in Passagio Serenata & Caprice at the Southern VT Dance Festival.
Sudarsna grew up in Needham MA. She studied at the Boston Ballet School, under Tamara King, Christopher Anderson, Christine Busch, Laura Young, and Alla Nikitina, from 2003-2013, gaining high scores on all mid-year and final evaluations. In 2013-2015, she was a residential student at the Bossov Ballet School, Pittsfield, ME, studying under Andrei Bossov and Natalya Getman. She received scores of distinction on mid-year and final ballet exams. From 2015-2016, she trained with Trinidad Vives and Parren Ballard at the Brookline Ballet School, and also studied classical ballet, variations, and contemporary ballet seminars with Viktor Plotnikov. Since 2016, she has had private coaching with Erica Cornejo and Carlos Molina; Alexandra Koltun and Alex Lapshin.
In 2016 she joined American Repertory Ballet as a trainee in Princeton NJ, studying under under Douglas Martin, Mary Barton, Maria Youskevitch, Kathleen Moore, Aymara Cabrera, and Kirk Peterson. While there she performed in Nutcracker, La Bayadere; was chosen by Mary Barton as a soloist in her new choreography Dvorak Intermezzo; Kirk Peterson's Sleeping Beauty, as Canary Fairy, Dryad....; works by Mary Burton; and also performed in Queen of Dryads, Talisman, Satenella, Raymonda Act II, La Vivandiere - lead role, Peasant Pas de Deux from Giselle,; also in Rite of Spring, Carmen, Midsummer Night's Dream. She remained at ARB until 2018.
Sudarsna attended Northeastern University, pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in American Sign Language from May 2017. In Feb. 2018, she became a finalist at the TanzOlymp Berlin, served as a costume intern in 2017 at the American Repertory Ballet costume department. She worked as an assistant and demonstrator for Joy Okoye’s interpretive and modern dance workshop at Integral Yoga Princeton since 2017. In Jan. 2018, she was chosen as a featured soloist and ensemble contemporary dancer for Maria Servellon’s new film Hyphen, produced for Emerson College in Boston, MA. She was a modern/interpretive dancer for Boston-based singer ‘luhx’’s music video, filmed by Arnold Advertising Agency in February 2018.
Sudarsna joined SundanceX in the Summer of 2018, performing in Caprice, in the Southern VT Dance Festival.
Taryn is from New Hampshire, where she received her ballet training at the Londonderry Dance Academy under Barbara Mullen. She attended intensives at the American Academy of Balet, Yorkshire Seminar, & Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet. She was also a recipient of the Pittsburgh Ballet Guild scholarship. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Point Park University's Conservatory of Performing Arts in Pittsburgh, PA, and a M. A. in Movement and Dance Therapy from Lesley University in Cambridge MA.
Taryn has performed various classical & contemporary works. She has performed works by Gianni DiMarco and Tony Williams, and performed in Tony Williams' Urban Nutcracker in 2014, 2016, 2017. She joins his City Ballet of Boston in its inaugural season this fall. She continues her training and coaching with Peter Pawlyshyn. She is also a faculty member of Koltun Ballet Boston. For the past 12 years, she has taught yoga, both in the States, & in Kenya & Tanzania.
Taryn joined SundanceX in 2013, and has performed in Meditation, Solscape, Viatore, Bach to Bach, Bach to Bach II, In Blue Orchids, Elephant Walk, Images,Torsades des Pointes, Etudes, Tango de Caprice, Caprice, and Passagio Serenata.
At José Mateo’s Ballet Theatre’s 10th Annual Dance for the World Community. June 9, 2018. Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA.
Elyssa Bigos began her training at The Robertson's School of Classical Ballet with Larry and Colleen Robertson, then continued studying in the seacoast area with Susan Duffy, Christine Simes, Elisa Gerasin, Edra Toth, and John Ling. She danced with Northeastern Ballet Theatre for two years, and toured in Boston Dance Company’s Nutcracker. She has attended summer intensive programs at Festival Ballet Providence, Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre, and Burklyn Ballet Theatre where she was one of a few chosen to perform in Aladdin at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland. She also spent a summer at Carolina Ballet Theatre under the direction of Hernan Justo, where she became a company trainee. Since returning to New Hampshire, Elyssa has performed with Great Bay Academy of Dance, The International Ballet of Norwell, & Annex Contemporary Dance Company in roles such as The Lilac Fairy from Sleeping Beauty, the lead role in Cinderella, Snow Queen, Clara, Dew Drop Fairy and Sugarplum Fairy from GBAD's An 1836 Portsmouth Nutcracker, & Spartacus Pas de deux.
Elyssa joined SundanceX in the fall of 2015, and has performed in Images, Torsades des Pointes, and Caprice.
Photos by David Sun
Soojin Kang, is originally from South Korea. She won her first piano competition at age 8, sparking a passionate interest in studying music. She graduated from Kyung Nam Arts High School as a top honors student, performing Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.2 with the Kyung Nam Arts High School’s Orchestra, in her junior year, the first student to perform the work. Soojin received an invitation to then perform with the Jinju Philharmonic Orchestra. She received her undergraduate degree from Hanyang University, where her teachers included Hyungkyu-Kim, and studied with Alexander Korsantia and Daniel Epstein when she came to the States. She is currently pursuing a Masters of Music degree at The Boston Conservatory with Jungja-Kim. Her honors include: 1st Prize at the Boston Conservatory Honors Competition 2013; Grand Prix in Gaecheon Arts Festival, the Jinhae Gunhang Festival, and the Kimhae Music Association’s Competition; 1st Prize in Baejae University's Competition, the Haneol Competition, and the Masan Music Association’s Competition; 2nd Prize at the Wooin Art Hall Competition; 3rd Prize at West Virginia Competition 2014; 2nd prize at the Daesin University competition, Changsin University competition, and Wooin Art Hall Competition. Soojin began performing for SundanceX in 2014, playing Alban Berg's Piano Sonata, Op. 1 for "In Blue Orchids", and J. S. Bach's Partita 2 for "Bach to Bach".
Photo by David Sun
Alexandria is a graduate of Duke University. She studied ballet with Judith Koeckhoven in Chelmsford MA, her hometown.
Alexandria joined SundanceX in the spring of 2016, and performed in Images at the Round Table 2016 Dance Festival in New York City and New Jersey.
Photos by David Sun
Audrey trained at the Portsmouth School of Ballet in New Hampshire, with Megan Edmonds and Kirsten Samson. She is currently an undergraduate student at Butler University as a dance major.
Audrey joined SundanceX as an apprentice in Sept. 2015, and became a company member in Feb. 2016. She performed in Images, Etudes, Torsades des Pointes, and Caprice.
"Torsades des Pointes"
Photos by David Sun
Molly is originally from Iowa. She received her BFA in 2016 from the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, after an independent study period. Previously she was at Interlochen Arts Academy, and North Carolina School of the Arts. She also dances with BoSoma Dance Co.; and Tony Williams' Urban Nutcracker & his City Ballet of Boston.
Molly joined SundanceX during the summer of 2015, , and has performed in Images, Torsades des Pointes, Etudes, Tango de Caprice, Caprice, and Passagio Serenata.
at Island Moving Company's 2016 Great Friends Festival, Newport RI, to perform "Etudes".
"Torsades des Pointes"
Photos by David Sun
Jaime & Molly. Round Table Dance Festival 2016. New York City. Photography by Rachel Neville. Courtesy of BBBallet/The Round Table. New York.
Emily McGuire is a fourth year dance student at Boston Conservatory at Berklee. She studied with John White and Margarita de Saa of Pennsylvania Academy of Ballet; Jennifer Lentz and Autumn Dziegrenuk of Contempro Dance Theatre; and with Bojan Spassoff, Stephanie Wolf Spassoff of The Rock School.
Emily joined SundanceX in the fall of 2016 as an apprentice, and performed in Tango de Caprice in Feb. 2017. She danced in Caprice in Green St. Studios Ballet Showcase in April 2017 as a company member, and in Passagio Serenata.
Melissa Reed, from Amherst, New Hampshire, began training at Bedford Dance Center, then attended Southern New Hampshire Dance Theater, where she took class with Doug Davis, Patricia Lavoie, and David Sun. She attended Florida’s Harid Conservatory by invitation and on full scholarship, studying with Svetlana Osiyeva, Victoria Schneider, and Olivier Pardina. She then performed at Charlotte Ballet and Richmond Ballet. She teaches part-time for the Boston Ballet School, and is in her 5th season as a member of the Suzanne Farrell Ballet.
Melissa joined SundanceX in the summer of 2016, and performed in Images in the Round Table Dance Festival, and in Tango de Caprice in Feb. 2017.
Round Table Dance Festival. 2016. NYC
Round Table Dance Festival. 2016. NYC, NY.
Photos by David Sun
Katie Roy, from Wayland, Massachusetts, began her training at New England Ballet. She grew up performing with Boston's Dance Prism, with whom she danced leading roles in Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, and The Nutcracker, and where she also choreographed and led rehearsals. She has attended numerous summer intensives, most recently with former Cunningham dancer Ellen Cornfield in NYC. She graduated summa cum laude from Dickinson College in 2015 with a Bachelor’s in Physics and Mathematics, and performed and choreographed for its Dance Theatre Group. In 2016, Katie returned to Dickinson as a guest artist, creating and setting a work based on the physics behind music and musicality. She currently is studying at Alonzo King's Lines in San Francisco.
Katie joined SundanceX in the fall of 2016, and has performed in Tango de Caprice, Caprice, and Passagio Serenata.
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