Dylan Crossman grew up in the south of France, training in contemporary dance at the Conservatory of Montpellier and Epsedanse. He graduated from the Laban Center in London and trained in the US at the Burklyn Ballet Theatre in Vermont and the Merce Cunningham Studio in New York. He became a member of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company Repertory Understudy Group in 2007 and joined the Company in 2009, dancing throughout the Legacy World Tour and the Company’s final performances at the Park Avenue Armory. He has also worked with Julia Gleich, Maurice Bejart, Christopher Williams, Sean Curran, Cherylyn Lavagnino, Peter Kyle, Alun Jones and Pam Tanowitz. He received a 2010 New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Award for dancing in Tanowitz’s “Be in the Gray with Me” and is currently on the Faculty of the Merce Cunningham Studio.
Michelle Buckley originally hails from Virginia completing much of her early dance training, in various forms, with the Washington School of Ballet and Richmond Ballet. She then journeyed to London to complete her BA Honours in Theatre Dance at London Studio Centre, specializing in classical ballet and contemporary. Here she first met Julia Gleich in 2005 within her studies and training. In 2007, Michelle had her first opportunity to perform with Gleich Dances and Norte Maar in the States. Still living in London, Michelle has had the opportunity to perform in various dance productions, opera and films as well as for London Fashion Week. When not dancing, Michelle is working on the River Thames and around London as an official Tour Guide. She and Julia are collaborating with other London dancers preparing for the upcoming launch of Aegis Live Arts this May.
Jace Coronado is overjoyed to be a part of this project. He has recently been seen on Broadway in West Side Story and the National Tour of Guys and Dolls. Before his venture on the great white way, he was a soloist with Ballet Memphis, Ballet Austin, Ballet Trockadero, and The Roxey Ballet. He has also toured internationally and been a freelance artist all over the East Coast. He received his training at the School of American Ballet and West Texas A&M University where he obtained a double major in Dance and Vocal Performance. Special thanks to Julia and Jason and my colleagues involved in this project for their faith and dedication. Jace would love to dedicate this and every performance to God and his Family.
Morgan Claire McEwen is a freelance ballerina currently residing in New York City. Morgan was hired by the Metropolitan Opera three seasons ago. Here she has had the opportunity to dance in the several Met premiers including Rossini’s Armida and Offenbach’s Les contes d’Hoffmann; as well as the world premier of Enchanted Island. Ms. McEwen has performed on Broadway at the Shubert Theatre in Brigadoon. Morgan has worked with Syracuse City Ballet where she has performed roles from Dracula’s Mina to the Sugar Plum Fairy. Morgan has also guested with Neglia Ballet, Ballet Yuma, PA Classical Ballet, and Albany Berkshire Ballet. Ms. McEwen spent four seasons with BalletMet in Columbus, Ohio where she danced many soloist roles and was also co-recipient of the Violetta Boft award. She started her career with the Richmond Ballet in 2004. Morgan is thrilled to have been dancing for Gleich Dances and Norte Maar for the past year.
Abbey Roesner was born in Baltimore, Maryland and began her dance training at the Baltimore School for the Arts (BSA) She attended the school’s T.W.I.G.S (To Work In Gaining Skills) then attended the full time high school for grades 9-12. After graduating second in her class, Abbey continued her studies at The Juilliard School where she received her BFA in 2006. Her professional career began at The Metropolitan Opera Ballet where she danced Christopher Wheeldon’s, La Gioconda. In 2007 Abbey joined Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montreal. There she danced works be Ohad Naharin, Stijn Celis, George Balanchine and Fernand Nault. In June of 2008, Abbey moved back to New York to join Armitage Gone Dance where she is currently in her 4th season. She has also had the opportunity to free lance with Francesca Harper at Dance Theater of Harlem, Bennyroyce Dance Productions and Annika Sheaff Dance. This is Abbey’s first performance with Gleich Dances and Norte Maar. She is very excited to be a part of this collaboration and has truly enjoyed building The Brodmann Areas.