Rebekah was a company member and choreographer with modern and aerial dance company Perpetual Motion/Modern Dance Oklahoma, and on faculty at the Dance Center of Oklahoma City Ballet. She was also a guest performer and trained with the company of the Oklahoma City Ballet. While her principle forms are classical ballet, modern, and aerial dance, Rebekah’s multi-disciplinary training also includes jazz, tap, hip-hop, gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, martial arts, weaponry, stage combat, physical conditioning, drama & mime. In 2009 & 2010 Rebekah's choreography was accepted and presented in the 4th Annual Oklahoma Contemporary Dance Festival, The Exchange Choreography Dance Festival and the 9th Annual Barefoot Brigade Dance Festival. Rebekah previously danced for 2 seasons with Nashville-based modern dance company Epiphany, and is currently in charge of the ballet program at Ann Carroll School of Dance in Franklin. In addition to her work with Company Rose, she is the founder and artistic director of FALL Dance in Nashville, TN
Jessica spent much of her early training focusing on ballet at the School of the Charleston Ballet, where she later performed with as a company member. She studied with David Howard as a regular guest artist at the school. In 2002 she was awarded a scholarship to study ballet at the North Carolina School of the Arts, where she worked with many great teachers, including Melissa Hayden, Duncan Nobel, Fanchon Cordell and Frank Smith. Jessica moved to Tennessee in 2006 to attend Middle Tennessee State University, where she earned a minor in dance and performed MTSU Dance Theatre. During her undergraduate years she had the fortune of working with such artists as Alberto Del Saz, Chung Fu Chang, Zelma Badu-Younge, Ursula Payne, Ivan Pulinkala, and Teena Custer. Jessica has since trained in many dance genres from ballroom to aerial dance and is thrilled to be working with Company Rose. Jessica is pursuing her MFA in Dance and Technology from The Ohio State University.
Audra is a classically trained artist and incessant questioner who accepts nothing as imperative until proven self-evident. Her approach to life is like a scientist with their research, constantly asking “Why?” – “Does it work?” – “What happens if I . . . ?” Though her kitchen might occasionally transform into a laboratory, she primarily explores her curiosities through a variety of artistic disciplines which reflect her multi-disciplinary training, including modern dance, ballet, acting, stage combat, mime, graphic design, painting, poetry, and hanging from the ceiling. Her focus is on discovering unique creative expressions that blur the traditional lines of genre. Audra currently performs with Company Rose and FALL, an aerial and contemporary ballet company. She is the Executive Director of abrasiveMedia, a Nashville based organization formed to invest in the artists of our city, enabling the growth of the artistic community as a whole.
Amy began her dance training at Nashville School of the Arts. She has since performed with Foxwood Contemporary Dance Company, Chinese Arts Alliance of Nashville, Epiphany Dance Theatre, Found Movement Group, and Vanderbilt Dance Theatre, as well as in work by Wendy Allen, Lori Merriman,Teena Marie Custer, T. Lang, Travis Gatling and Angie Simmons. She is currently pursuing her degree in dance studies at Middle Tennessee State University and her certificate in Laban Movement Analysis through the Integrated Movement Studies program at the University of Utah. Amy is excited about her opportunity to work with Company Rose.
Jenna has worked as a performer, choreographer, educator and artist throughout the United States and most recently, China. Prior to joining the faculty of MTSU in the Fall of 2011, Jenna taught and choreographed for Arizona State University (ASU), Glendale Community College, and Missouri Valley College. Throughout her career she has performed with Mary Fitzgerald Dance, CONDER/dance, and the Rochester City Ballet. She earned an undergraduate degree in Studio Art and Dance at New York University and completed her MFA in Dance Performance and Choreography from ASU in 2008. In addition to her dance interests, Jenna continues to make art and enjoys fusing the two fields wheneverpossible (www.jennakosowski.com). Her dance/art collaborations have been shown at ASU and the University of Oregon. Most recently, Jenna's choreography was performed throughout China (May 2012), and she also had the pleasure of teaching at the Beijing Dance Festival (July 2012).
Erin Law (dancer, choreographer) most recently she has completed a yearlong Visiting Assistant Professorship at Denison University in Ohio where she was in residence as sabbatical replacement for Dr. Gill Wright Miller. Previously Erin taught and choreographed at Middle Tennessee State University for the 2011-2012 school year and before that was Director of the co-curricular Vanderbilt Dance Program for two years. Previous performance engagements include Shelter Repertory Dance Theatre and found movement group. Originally from Massachusetts, Law attended Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York from which she graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A. and high honors in dance. She went on to the Integrated Movement Studies program to certify in Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analysis (LMA) through the University of Utah and in the spring of 2011, Erin graduated from the Master of Fine Arts program in dance at Smith College (Massachusetts) with her MFA in choreography and performance. For more information please visit http://erinclaw.wix.com/salt-space.
Ashley holds a BFA in Dance Performance & Choreography from the University of Southern Mississippi. She is RYT-certified in Vinyasa Yoga and has studied with a myriad of great teachers and performers, among them David Dorfman, Jen Nugent, Nancy Stark-Smith, Bebe Miller, Meredith Monk and Mark Haim. Her dance education broadly ranges from aerial dance to butoh. In 2002, she co-founded and directed whiteroad Dance Media in New York City and has presented her work to audiences across the country in many venues, including the Built on Stilts Festival in Martha's Vineyard. Ashley has been performing, creating and teaching dance for over 12 years, focusing on contact improvisation and performance art.
Janelle Bonfour-Mikes (dancer, choreographer) holds a BFA in modern dance performance & choreography and a certificate in Gender Studies from Ohio University. She has studied with Gladys Balin-Stern, Simone Forti, Sean Curran, Ruben Graciani, and Kraig Patterson among others. She was a soloist in the Jean Erdman Suite of Three reconstruction at Ohio University. In 2006 Ms. Bonfour-Mikes had the pleasure of performing at The Kennedy Center for the Arts in Washington D.C. She has taught movement at The Hathaway Brown School, Cleveland OH; ATCO (Adults with physical and mental disabilities), Athens OH; and she was TA for modern, ballet, and pilates at Ohio University, Athens OH. She is also a certified pilates mat instructor. Currently she is interested in 8mm film work and the relationship between the camera, the dancer, and the viewer. Her work is greatly influenced by butoh , german expressionism, and the female psyche.