Elise Meiners Schwicht
Elise Meiners Schwicht performed with SALT II, Theatre Ballet, and Utah Valley Civic Ballet, working with artists including Ching Ching Wong, Katie Scherman,and Alex Ketley. She trained at the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, Ballet Chicago, and the Royal Academy of Dance. As adjunct faculty at Brigham Young University, she choreographed for BYU’s Theatre Ballet and Ballet Showcase company. Her work has also been presented at Red Rock Dance Festival, Artist, Interrupted, and Full Tilt.
Vladimir Kremenović is a media coordinator, performer and filmmaker currently based in Seattle, WA. Originally from Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina, he graduated from Middlebury College in 2017 with a joint degree in dance and film. He studied under Christal Brown, Trebien Pollard, Tzveta Kassabova, Scotty Hardwig, Gabriel Forestieri, Katie Martin, Andrea Olsen, and he performed and toured with Dance Company of Middlebury for two seasons. Since moving to Seattle, he danced with Heather Kravas, Melissa Riker, Petra Zanki, Jordan Macintosh-Hougham and Noelle Price, as well as worked on several film projects.
Ben Swenson-Klatt is a dancer, actor, choreographer, and arts organizer from Minneapolis, MN. They graduated from St. Olaf College with a B.A in Theater and Dance and have recently performed and worked with Beth Terwilleger at Velocity Dance Center, The Moving Company at The Guthrie, ARENA Dances at the Fitzgerald Theater, Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater at the Cowles Center, Leyya Mona Tawil at the Soap Factory, Patrick’s Cabaret, and Albatross Theatre Lab. They have presented original work at The Center for Performing Arts, St. Olaf College, ACDA North-Central Conference, Future Interstates, and at Bearnstow in Mount Vernon, ME.
Mary Catherine womack
Mary Catherine Womack grew up in Nashville, TN, beginning her dance training at the age of two. After studying in ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary, and hip-hop at her home studio and Vanderbilt University, she continued her education in dance at Florida State University. She studied there for three years before moving to Seattle, WA to further grow and pursue her career as a dancer. She also loves running, hiking, and making coffee.
Micaela Gonzales comes from a Panamanian/Mexican family that cherishes the arts. She is a recent graduate from Cornish College of the Arts where she was trained by local Seattle natives. She continues to explore performance in modern, contemporary, jazz, improvisational, and burlesque based movement. Micaela is excited to be working with so many wonderful artists for this performance.
Based in Seattle, WA, Maeve Haselton is a freelance dancer with a BFA from Cornish College of the Arts through their Advanced Degree Program. In addition to training on Vashon Island and at Cornish, her experiences at American Dance Festival, San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, and b12 in Berlin, Germany greatly influence Haselton’s dancing. She has performed in the works of artists such as Danielle Agami, Netta Yerushalmy, Beth Terwilleger, and Bruce McCormick among others. She is grateful to be involved in Sea Change Within Us, among incredible artists and movers!
Emma has spent over 13 years in Seattle performing and creating works in collaboration with movement makers such as Stimulate Dance, Michele Miller, Aiko Kinoshita, Hope Goldman, and Nicole Lobuzzetta. Emma has taught movement to students of all ages in Seattle, Boston, Eritrea, and Palestine and in 2009, Emma worked with incarcerated women at the Mission Creek Correctional Center as a member of Pat Graney’s Keeping the Faith Project. Emma is empowered by the beauty and strength of combining art with healing, peace, and justice. She has deeply enjoyed the process of working with KSD and is excited to be a part of Karin’s important new work.
Hazel Morris (Port Aransas, Texas) began formal dance training at the age of three. She graduated from TCU in 2016 as a John V. Roach Honors Laureate with a BFA in Modern Dance and a BS in Communication Studies. In the past 5 years Hazel has performed in dance works by Nina Martin, Alice Gosti, Pat Graney, Laura Aschoff and Markeith Wiley, as the soloist in Loops and Tides (film) by JMWorks, and as the soloist in Laser Dot Productions' "2 Very Ripe Musa Acuminatas" (film), among other pieces and projects. Hazel is passionate about movement, climate change through diet change, and animal rights activism and is honored to be involved in KSD's ongoing water and climate change project!
Robert Moore, from Hamden, CT, began dancing at New England Ballet and continued at Dee Dee’s Dance Center and New Haven Ballet. He is an alumnus of Earl Mosley’s Institute of the Arts, the Ailey Summer Intensive, Cunningham Trust Workshop, Jacob’s Pillow’s Commercial Dance Program, and the Complexions Intensive. He went to Mexico with JUNTOS Collective, and taught with Notes in Motion, Arthur Aviles Typical Theatre, and JD/dansfolk. Robert graduated magna cum laude from the Ailey/Fordham BFA Program and has danced with Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre, The Steps Repertory Ensemble, AATMA Performing Arts, Whidbey Island Dance Theatre, Tacoma Urban Performing Arts Center, Khambatta Dance Company, and Spectrum Dance Theater.
Jasmine Miller was born and raised in Tacoma, Washington where she began training in various dance styles through the former Jo Emery Ballet school. She graduated from Central Washington University in 2018 with a BFA in Dance and BS in Public Health. Jasmine is a former member of CWU’s Orchesis Dance company and has presented three original modern/contemporary pieces at the American College Dance Association Conference. She is thrilled to be working with Karin Stevens for the first time In Sea Change Within Us. She will also be seen in the 2019 Converge Dance Festival.