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Randy JamesRandy James, Artistic Director of 10 Hairy Legs, has had a significant impact on the field of dance for more than four decades nationally and internationally as a highly regarded dancer, choreographer, teacher, guest lecturer, panelist and staunch advocate of the arts. His mentorship skills are highly sought after by major institutions including NJPAC, DNJ and numerous universities and conservatories. He has served as a Grant Award Panelist for highly distinguished institutions including New Music USA and The Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, among others. In 2010 the The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation cited him as “The Patron Saint of New Jersey dance.” James is Professor Emeritus, Rutgers – The State University of New Jersey. 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."  
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 Artistic 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 New Jersey Performing Arts Center. He was recipient if the 2015 and 2017 Jersey (New) Moves Choreography Fellowship and the 2015 Dance on The Lawn Emerging Choreographer Commission. Robert was a guest artist with Bryn Cohn and Artists, and currently dances with Randy James' 10 Hairy Legs, Megan Williams, Meagan Woods and Company and Lucinda Childs Dance Company. This is Robert's fifth year 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.  
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.  
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.   
Nik Owens Nik Owens, is a New York based performer who was born and raised in Altadena, California where he began his movement experience with gymnastics at age three and continued at a competitive level until he was 18. Nik began to study dance seriously at Wesleyan University, where he graduated with honors, with a BA in Dance and a certificate in Environmental Studies. He has had the pleasure of working with choreographers such as Nicholas Leichter, Tania Isaac, and Kyle Abraham and has performed works by Vanessa Tamburi, The Dance Exchange, Gierre Godley’s Project 44, Mersiha Mesihovic's CircuitDebris, Raja Kelly's thefeath3rtheory, Bryn Cohn + Artists, Helen Simoneau Danse, and Abdul Latif's D2D/T. Nik currently dances with David Dorfman Dance, Tiffany Mills Company, and is ecstatic to now add 10HL to his dance family!  
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.  
Michael Wang Michael Wang, is originally from New Jersey, where he began his dance training at the age of 16. He studied all forms of dance, as well as acting and voice, at Class Act Performing Arts Studio, and furthered his dance studies at New Jersey Dance Theatre Ensemble. He graduated magna cum laude from Marymount Manhattan College, where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Dance, with a concentration in Ballet. Following graduation, Michael performed with Los Angeles based contemporary dance company, BODYTRAFFIC. He has performed in works by Gerald Arpino, Jiri Kylian, Sidra Bell, Stijn Celis, Doug Varone, Larry Keigwin, and Robert Battle, among others. Michael has also continued his training at several intensives including the Nederlands Dans Theater Summer Intensive, Jacob's Pillow Contemporary Program, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and Movement Invention Project. This is his first year with 10 Hairy Legs.  
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