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August 19 at 7:00 pm
ThatWhichConnects
Camden Festival of Dance

Rutgers University
Walter K. Gordon Theatre
314 Linden St.
Camden, NJ
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Randy JamesRandy James, founding Artistic Director of 10 Hairy Legs, has significantly impacted the field of dance for more than three decades locally, regionally, nationally and internationally as a highly regarded dancer, choreographer, teacher, guest lecturer, panelist and staunch advocate of the arts. In 2010 The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation cited him as "The Patron Saint of New Jersey dance." As a choreographer, James has created more than 40 works on his own companies and on 16 other professional companies throughout the United States, garnering positive reviews from The New York Times and The Village Voice. The New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State honored him three times with Choreography Fellowships in 1995, 2002 and 2014 in recognition of his artistic excellence and named him "Distinguished Teaching Artist." As an Associate Professor of Dance, James has been a member of the dance faculty at Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, since 1998.  
   
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Rohan BhargavaRohan Bhargava, was born in New Delhi, India and he holds a B.F.A in Dance from Tisch School of the Arts, NYU. He has performed in works by Bill T. Jones, Sean Curran, Deborah Jowitt, Patrick Corbin, and Doug Elkins. Currently, Rohan dances for Kizuna Dance and 10 Hairy Legs in addition to serving as Artistic Director of Rovaco Dance Company. As an emerging choreographer, Rohan has gained widespread acclaim and recognition. He has received commissions from The Moving Beauty Series and Mare Nostrum Elements, won an award for Outstanding Choreography from Tamasha NYC, and he received the title of Artist-in-Residence 2016 from the James Jay Dudley Luce Foundation. In 2017, Rohan is working on a new commission for The Dance Gallery Festival's LevelUP program. He is also scheduled for a 2017-18 CUNY Dance Residency at LaGuardia Community College. (www.rovacodance.com). This is his first season with 10 Hairy Legs.  
 
Alex BiegelsonAlex Biegelson, born and raised in New York City, has been involved in the theater and dance scene since the age of nine. He took a unique route to dance by jumping headfirst into the professional dance world. He started by touring around the tri-state area with Susan Slotnick, Figures in Flight in 1997.  In 2001 he furthered his dance training at the Professional Performing Arts High School in Manhattan, simultaneously studying at the Alvin Ailey School though the PPAS program and as a fellowship student within the Junior Division Program. Alex earned his BFA in Dance from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University in 2009 and while there, appeared as a guest artist with Randy James Dance Works. Since graduation Alex has worked with Freespace Dance during their international tour, Nimbus Dance Works and Project: Smith and Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company.  Alex is a member ZviDance.  Alex is a founding member of 10 Hairy Legs and also serves as its Associate Director.  
 
Robert Mark Burke Robert Mark Burke is a dancer, choreographer, director and teaching artist. Robert has shown his work throughout the United States including the wild project, Dixon Place, Paramount Theater (Boston), Hofstra University, Rutgers University, Rider University, and Dance New Amsterdam. Robert has apprenticed for Doug Elkins, and currently dances with Randy James' 10 Hairy Legs, Megan Williams, and Meagan Woods and Company. This is Robert's fourth year with 10 Hairy Legs.  
 
Alex Davis Clayton Alex Davis Clayton graduated from Stephens College in 2013 graduating with a BFA in Dance Performance and Minor in Visual Arts. While there he studied under Deborah Carr, Carol Estey and Elizabeth Hartwell. He then studied at The Ailey School, working with Marcus Willis, Tracy Inman, Ari Mayzick and Carolyn Adams, and performed at the Park Avenue Armory with Matthew Rushing. He joined Graham 2 in 2014. working with choreographers Blanca Li, Virginie Mecene and Denise Vale, and performed many leading roles in Martha Graham's original works, including the Yellow Man in Diversion of Angels and the Preacher in Appalachian Spring. Alex received full scholarship to attend the Paul Taylor School in 2015, becoming the rehearsal assistant for Lila York as she set a new piece on the main company. Alex has also worked with Jerome Bel, iKADA Contemporary Dance Company, Yoshito Sakuraba from Abarukas, and Curet Performance Project. This is his first season with 10 Hairy Legs.  
 
Derek Crescenti Derek Crescenti, originates from Detroit, Michigan. He received his BFA from the University of Michigan where upon graduation he was awarded the 2011 Earl V. Moore Award in Dance. He danced with Donald Byrd's Spectrum Dance Theater in Seattle, WA from 2011-2014 and has also worked with Nejla Yatkin, Gierre Godley, Keigwin + Company and the Mark Morris Dance Group in The Hard Nut and L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato. He has performed works by Donald Byrd, Olivier Weavers, David Parker, Doug Elkins, Doug Varone, Manuel Vignoulle, Megan Williams and while at the University of Michigan, Rennie Harris, Laura Dean, Paul Taylor and Merce Cunningham (arranged by Jean Freebury). Other training includes San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, Merce Cunningham Studio and the American Dance Festival where he performed a world premiere by Tatiana Baganova. Derek also dances with Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company. This is his third season with 10 Hairy Legs.  
 
Tyner Dumortier Tyner Dumortier has danced with Compagnie Julie Bour, The Bang Group, Freespace Dance, Nimbus Dance Works and Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company. Currently he is a member of Zvi Dance, and a founding member of 10 Hairy Legs. Tyner Dumortier trained at OFF Jazz Centre de Danse in Nice, France, Nashville School of the Arts and earned a BFA in Dance from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University in 2011.  
 
Jared McAboy Jared McAboy is from Kent, Washington, where he trained at Allegro Performing Arts Academy in a wide variety of styles including ballet, contemporary, jazz, tap, and hip-hop. His training also includes attending the Juilliard 2012 Summer Dance Intensive and the LINES 2014 Summer Ballet Program, where he performed the works of Bret Easterling and Dexandro Montalvo. In the summer of 2015, he spent three weeks studying dance in Prague at the many schools and companies that reside there through Tisch Dance's Study Abroad program. He holds a B.F.A. in Dance and a minor in Mathematics from New York University. Since moving to New York in 2013, he has performed works of José Limón, Vita Osojnik, James Martin, and Neil Schwartz. He dances for Natalie Johnson Dance and fellow company member Rohan Bhargava's Rovaco Dance Company. This is his first season with 10 Hairy Legs.  
 
Alex McBride Alex McBride is originally from Lafayette, Louisiana where he began his early dance training at Lafayette Ballet Theater. He went on to receive his BFA from The University of Arizona in Tucson. While in school, he performed works by Jose Limon, George Balanchine, Ohad Naharin, and Larry Keigwin. Additionally, Alex has trained at the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance and River North Dance Company in Chicago and is an apprentice with the Jose Limon Company. This is his first season with 10 Hairy Legs.  
 
Cameron McKinney Cameron McKinney is a dancer, teacher, and author from Memphis, TN. He is the Artistic Director of Kizuna 絆 Dance, through which he creates work centered around the Japanese language and culture. He also currently performs with Dante Brown|Warehouse Dance and Chafin Seymor/seymour::dancecollective. His work has been presented twice by the Let's Dance International Frontiers Festival (UK), Performatica (Mexico), Gibney Dance, The Japan Society, Nazareth College, Movement Research, The Moving Beauty Series, Dixon Place, and Triskelion Arts, among others. He has been commissioned twice by the LDIF Festival, twice by the Joffrey Ballet School, and by the Steffi Nossen School of Dance, The Moving Beauty Series, and SpectorDance Studio. In 2015, he was chosen as one of 10 promising emerging choreographers for Doug Varone's DEVICES Intensive. He created Contemporary Loft Technique, a unique blend of street dance styles and contemporary floor work. He has taught in six states and teaches regularly at Gibney Dance in NYC. He speaks Japanese and has taught internationally in Japan, Mexico, and the UK. He has been on faculty at the Joffrey Ballet School, the Contemporary Dance Experience Intensive, Williamsburg Movement and Arts Center, and The Southern Vermont Dance Festival, among others. This is his first season with 10 Hairy Legs.  
 
Alexander Olivieri Alexander Olivieri, grew up in Newark, Delaware where he began performing in his High School Theatre Department, dancing under the instruction of Tamara Paulino. He is a graduate of Boston College with a BA in Theatre Arts and Philosophy. He eventually relocated to New York City where he furthered his dance training under the direction of Calen Kurka and Chris Hale, the co-founders of Pushing Progress Contemporary Training Program. Since graduating the program, he has had the privilege of working with Chris Masters, Bryn Cohn, Lane Gifford, Shawn T Bible, Calen Kurka, Rachel Hettinger, Erin Dillon, and Bonnie O'Rourke. Alexander currently dances with Mike Esperanza's BARE Dance, Yoshito Sakuraba's Abarukas, Jackie Nowicki's NOW Dance Project, BARKIN/SELISSEN Project, and Robert Mark Dance. Along with performing, Alexander enjoys teaching dance and acrobatics to young dancers in the Tri-State Area. This is Alexander's first season with 10 Hairy Legs, with whom he traveled to Cape Town, South Africa in 2016.   
 
Nicholas Sciscione Nicholas Sciscione has worked with Nimbus Dance Works, Freespace Dance and is currently a member of the Stephen Petronio Company, also serving as its Rehearsal Director. Nick hails from Elizabeth, New Jersey. He graduated magna cum laude with a BFA in Dance from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University in 2011. While at Rutgers he performed works by Danielle Agami, Randy James, Ohad Naharin, Benoit-Swan Pouffer and Xiao-xiong Zhang.  
 
Will Tomaskovic Will Tomaskovic, originally from Flemington, NJ, is a graduate of Rutgers University's Mason Gross School of the Arts with his BFA in dance. Post graduation, Will has apprenticed for Keigwin + Company for their 10th anniversary Joyce season and joined Julia Ritter/Ayrin Ersotz for their site-specific dance theater production of Donmus Ruya/Frozen Dream in Istanbul. Aside from working with 10 Hairy Legs, Will is a member of ZviDance, Michael Susten and Company, and Bryn Cohn + Artists. This is Will's third season with 10 Hairy Legs.  
   
   
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