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Andrea Jayne Martin, Artistic Director

Andrea Jayne Martin is an eclectic mover, creator, dance educator, yogi & healing artist currently residing in Boulder, CO.

Andrea established ethereum dance co. in 2017 in conjunction with Seeds of Wellness, Inc. to further her passion for creating socio-political performance art pieces that speaks to the human experience.  Her approach is symbiotic between body and soul- encouraging full immersion in movement through a heightening of the senses.

Andrea is a graduate of Rhode Island College with a B.A. in Dance as well as a B.A. in Performing Arts Management.  She also holds a Certificate in Non-Profit Studies in addition to a Minor in International Non-Governmental Organization Studies and was the recipient of a 2015 Rhode Island College Leadership Award in the category of "Vital Contribution to the Community."  She holds certifications in Kripalu and Stand-Up Paddle Board (SUP) Yoga as well as Intuitive Dao Tantric Chakra Therapy and CPR/ AED.  Andrea is the sole owner of Selah®, her Performance Coaching Practice, and also serves as Founder & President of 501(c)3 nonprofit holistic wellness advocacy organization Seeds of Wellness (SOW), Inc.

Andrea has had the privilege of working with renowned artists/ mentors Heather Ahern (Aereplaye), Rika Alexander- assistant to Twyla Tharp, Nathan Andary, Jennifer Archibald (Arch Dance Company), Winifred R. Harris (WRHBL), Adrienne Hawkins, Ronald Lewis (Low Mountaintop Collective), Melissa Lui of Daniel Phoenix Singh’s Dakshina, Deb Meunier (Fusionworks), Eva Marie Pacheco (Providence Ballet Theatre), Jessica Pearson, Jenny Rocha (Painted Ladies), Kathy Gordon-Smith, Franca Telesio (Contemporary Dance Theatre of London), Bill Wilson, and Angelica Vessella.

 

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Liz Hargett, Assistant to the Director / Guest Artist

Hailing from the Blue Ridge Mountains, Liz Hargett has been a dancer for as long as anyone can remember. Always moving, flitting, and spinning about the house, she began formal dance training with the Charlotte School of Ballet as a way to harness her energy for movement. Her training began in classical ballet but quickly branched out to include any form of honest expression.

After dancing and performing with the Charlotte School of Ballet for almost fifteen years, Liz made the move from central North Carolina to the mountains, the place she considers her true home. She attended Appalachian State University, graduating with a BA in Sustainable Development. For alongside her love of movement, a deep appreciation for the Earth has always been a driving force in her life, a source of endless inspiration. In cultivating her own style of movement, the natural world is her greatest teacher. Always moving and never stagnant, she works to embody the beauty she sees around her.

An urge to move westward brought Liz to Colorado not long ago. Since arriving, she has been exploring the local community of ecstatic dance with great interest. Always striving for authenticity, ecstatic dance offers her a space to let the mind fall aside as movement comes forth.

While the landscapes change, her love of movement is always present. A steady force that resides within her, she turns to movement as the ultimate medicine. She is immensely grateful for the opportunity to move and grow with ethereum dance co. Working together as a creative force, wondrous things are bound to come.


 
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Anna Potter, Dancer / Artistic Collaborator

Anna Potter began dancing as soon as she could walk. She was always scooting her boots to Bluegrass at local festivals in her home of West Virginia, and tapping along to the jazz music she and her dad would listen to. She began her formal training in middle school with a local dance studio, taking all varieties of classes including jazz, hip-hop, modern, and ballet.

Anna continued dancing into her collegiate career, studying at University of Greensboro, as a BFA in Dance Performance. Anna had the opportunity to work under many artists in her time in North Carolina, including Larry Lavender, BJ Sullivan, Elizabeth Johnson, Larry Keigwin and Nicole Wolcott, Sean Curran, and many more. She later transferred to West Virginia University to broaden her training. She had the privilege of studying with many greats in the field, including General Hambrick, Yoav Kaddar, Maureen Mansfield, Angela Dennis, Donald Laney, Adam Barruch, Meredith Dincolo, and Katreena Snyder.

After several years training in West Virginia, Anna chased her dream out to Colorado in order to further immerse herself in the dance community. Her passion in dance has always been modern, and her deep exploration into improvisation has lead her to choreography. Her current focus is site-specific choreography; she thrives in the creation of dance works so engrained in their environment that were you to remove it and put it in a black box theater, it would not be the same piece. Anna’s journey has continued to expand into studying the energetic healing arts. Most recently, she has received her Reiki Certification and Certification in Selah | Healing Arts.  Now, she continues to seek new ways to marry dance and healing. 


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Kathryn Kalamaras, Dancer / Artistic Collaborator

Kathryn Kalamaras (Kat) has been dancing since the young age of two, enjoying the title of "bunhead" in her family and schools.  She has studied many genres of dance including ballet, modern, pointe, contemporary, lyrical, jazz, tap, hip hop, Irish step, highland, improvisation, musical theater, and character.  Some of her favorite roles were Clara in the Nutcracker and Swanhilda in Coppelia.  She has performed many classical variations in her upper years of training that embodied her love of ballet.  Originally from the Chicago suburbs, she attended Alma College in Alma Michigan on scholarship where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Dance Performance.  She studied at Alma College under Crystal Fullmer, Ben Munistrini, Kristen Bennett, Hazel Escalante Sabas, and Rosely Conz.  

Along with her passion for performing, Kat has been teaching and choreographing for several years.  She was the head teacher and choreographer at a dance school in Michigan, where her choreography was portrayed throughout the Michigan Grade school system on bullying.  She was featured every year in the Student Choreographer Concerts with her original choreography.  She has also choreographed a full length production at Alma College portraying a combination of dance and famous artists.  Kat attended ACDA for two years in her college career, and also attended ADF on scholarship in Durham, North Carolina where she centrally studied modern dance, improvisation, and hip hop with Nia Love, Paul Matteson, and Aqua Boogie.  There, she was casted to perform in the International Choreographer's performance.

Kat’s journey of dance has recently brought her to Colorado to perform and teach, and she loves all the new experiences and creativeness she has encountered so far. She hopes her endeavors can be shared with many new people. She is currently a trainee at Kim Robard's Modern Dance Company, and teaches many dance genres. She is currently diving into her passions for yoga, modeling for various dance projects, and many mediums of art. Kat is excited to continue her growth as a performer in her new home of Colorado w/ ethereum dance co.


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Kendall Ruhnow, Dancer/ Artistic Collaborator

Kendall Ruhnow’s journey through dance began with preschool ballet lessons, which only resulted in arguments with her mother over whether or not she had to wear tights for class. For a time, this was a deal breaker. However, after a few years exploring other outlets such as martial arts, violin, and singing, she found her way back to the studio with a hip-hop class at age 10, after reading a flyer at the local rec center. This quickly became a source of community for her, and left her wanting more. In order to follow this path, she extended herself into ballet and jazz to be able to work with more styles, and dance with and learn from more teachers and students. 

After 2 years on her high school dance team, Kendall found her love for choreography. The format gave her a deeply emotional platform with which to tell her stories, that was rooted in her body. Following this realization, she joined a competitive company with Peak Athletics in Littleton, CO, where she quickly became a leader for the group, and reconnected with the healing aspects of dance. In her 2 years with the company, she created a solo piece based on her experiences with anxiety, worked with and performed choreography set by Kristen Sudeikis, and dove deeper into tap, musical theatre, and contemporary- all of which she continues to train in today.

Kendall is currently working towards her Associates Degree in Business at Arapahoe Community College and will follow this with an Associates in Exercise Science to prepare herself for a future as a choreographer who also facilitates anatomical education to give dancers a stronger, healthier career. She is passionate about creating self-awareness in a dancer’s body by studying and teaching the specific kinesiology of dance, as well as how to strengthen and protect a dancer’s muscles and joints. 

Moving into a new experience with dance, Kendall is incredibly excited to have found a space to regularly share creative energy with people who bring in such varied life experience and perspective. It gives her the chance to live in her passion for dance and to focus on the personal and shared experience of movement. She is ready to create, share more stories, and grow as a dancer and person with ethereum dance co.


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Killian Ramey, Dancer/ Artistic Collaborator

Killian Ramey was born in Denver, Colorado. At the age of three, she found her passion for dance by taking Ballet, Tap, and Jazz classes at Little Theatre Cultural Centers. As she grew, her love for the art form grew with her. Before long, her training also encompassed Pointe, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre, and Contemporary Dance. In 2009, Killian began assisting seasoned teachers in technique classes for dancers ranging in age from three to sixteen years old. After four years of dedicated work, she was promoted to an independent teacher instructing ballet, tap, and jazz technique and choreography classes of her own.
            In December 2018, she graduated from the University of Wyoming with a BFA in Dance Performance and a BS in Business Management with an emphasis in Entrepreneurship. During her time at the University, Killian trained in Modern, Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Pointe, and Vertical Dance. She performed the works of Jennifer Deckert, Marsha Knight, Maurice Watson, Margaret Wilson, Aaron Wood, Darrell Grand Moultrie, Tai Jimenez, Charmaine Hunter, Arthur Mitchell, Mark Willis, and many others. In the fall of 2016, she toured Wyoming and South Dakota with Jennifer Deckert’s Dracula—The Legend in Motion performing the principal role of Countess Dracula. In the summer of 2018, she had the unique opportunity to perform Margaret Wilson’s Dancing Between Earth and Sky, a vertical dance show set on the large rock formations of the Vedauwoo Recreation Area. 

          Killian augmented her development as a performer, teacher, and choreographer through additional study both domestically and abroad. During a semester-long residency in the fall of 2017, she trained with Dance Theatre of Harlem. She also has worked with Robert Sher-Machherndl’s Lemon Sponge Cake Contemporary Ballet as well as The Manhattan Dance Project’s choreographers Bill Hotaling, Michael Vernon, and Todd Shanks. Additionally, Killian trained and performed multiple times with the American College Dance Association. During the summers of 2015, 2016, and 2018, Killian studied with Joffrey Ballet, Limón Dance Company, and other talented choreographers from around the world at the Snowy Range Summer Dance Festival. Not only was Killian a head counselor at these intensives, she performed the works of General McArthur Hambrick, Jacob Mora, and Czech Republic’s Jarek Cemerek. Killian also learned under the direction of Edel Quin, Caroline Fermin, Shayla Bott, Pablo Ruvalcaba, Monica Campell, Samantha Campbell, Hannah Khan, Leslie Scott, Broadway’s Thayne Jasperson, and countless others. In 2016, Killian spent four months in London—the theatre capital of the world— studying professional dance at The PlacePineappleDanceWorks, and Studio 68.

            Killian has great passion for reaching out to others. She finds dance to be the perfect avenue for making the world a better place. In 2014, Killian choreographed and produced an evening-length benefit show to raise over $1,500 for a non-profit organization called the B.I.O.N.I.C. Team, a group of students dedicated to saying, “Believe It Or Not I Care” to their surrounding community through a variety of outreach projects. Killian hopes to continually use dance to improve the lives of those around her. She strives to challenge and inspire her audiences, instill confidence and dedication in her students, provide opportunities for expression, and keep dance relevant and accessible to all who wish to benefit from the life it offers.