The Company

 


Company Dancers

Allysen Hooks (Dancer) from Houston, Texas, graduated from the Juilliard School in 2010. She was a founding member of Dance Heginbotham under direction of John Heginbotham (2011-2012). She has performed with Michelle Mola, Carlye Eckert, and Esmé Boyce. Hooks joined GALLIMin 2012 collaborating on the creation and performance of new work and setting repertory. She presented her own work at Tangente (Montréal).

Sean Howe (Dancer) an Ohio native, graduated with a BFA from The Juilliard School in May 2017. He was a YoungArts Modern Dance Winner and Presidential Scholar in the Arts in 2013. He has performed the work of Ohad Naharin, Jiri Kylian, Martha Graham, Zvi Gotheiner, and Loni Landon, among others. While at Juilliard, Sean had his work showcased in multiple Choreographic Honors shows, awarded the Hector Zaraspe Prize for Choreography, and named a Career Advancement Fellow. He attended Sprinboard Danse Montreal in 2015 and 2016, where he danced the work of Fernando Melo and Victor Quijada. Sean is thrilled to be joining GALLIM for his first season.

Zoë McNeil (Dancer) is a native of Chicago, Illinois where she received her training from The Academy of Movement and Music. Zoë graduated from The Juilliard School in 2016 where she had the privilege of performing works by Ohad Naharin, Jiří Kylián, Martha Graham, José Limón and Lar Lubovitch, as well as new creations by Kyle Abraham, Kate Weare, Brian Brooks and Camille A. Brown. After graduation, Zoë performed in Guillaume Tell and Eugene Onegin at The Metropolitan Opera. She joined GALLIM in June of 2017.

Andrew McShea (Dancer) is originally from Leesburg, VA and received his BFA in Dance from Point Park University in 2016. While at school he had the pleasure of learning and growing with an esteemed group of faculty members including Jason McDole, Rubén Graciani, Mark Burrell, and Garfield Lemonious. Before moving to New York in August 2018 he attended Springboard Danse Montreal where he was honored enough to work with the magnificent Robin Mineko Williams on her work entitled “Cloudline”, after having completed a marvelous spring season with Dance Now! Miami (Co-Directed by Hannah Baumgarten and Diego Salterini). Andrew has had the privilege of performing works by Matt Pardo, Michael Getman, Fernando Mello, Doris Humphries, Edward Stierle, MADBOOTS DANCE, and Emery Lecrone.

Gary Reagan (Dancer) Gary is originally from Linfield, PA. He graduated from The University of the Arts with a B.F.A. in dance in 2015 and has received additional international training from schools in France, Belgium, and Israel. He has performed works by Sidra Bell, Helen Simoneau, Netta Yerushalmy, and Sharon Eyal. In 2015 he moved to Los Angeles, California to join Ate9 Dance Company. Aside from company work, his professional career has consisted of teaching, performing in music videos and movies, and presenting original choreography. He joined GALLIM in 2018 for the creation of a new work.

Samantha Connor Speetjens (Dancer) is originally from Greensboro, NC, and graduated from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts as a high school student in 2013. She went on to study at the SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Dance, where she was selected to study abroad at Codarts in Rotterdam, NL. She graduated summa cum laude a semester early with a BFA in Dance Performance. She has performed works by Helen Simoneau, Juel Lane, Emory LeCrone, Twyla Tharp, Sarah Mettin, Iker Arrue, Ohad Naharin, Alexandra Beller, and Bobbi Jene Smith. She joined GALLIM as an apprentice in September of 2016, and has since performed with the company in the United States and abroad in some of Andrea Miller’s most noted works, including Pupil Suite and Whale.

Haley Sung (Dancer) is originally from South Korea, where she started Korean folk dance and ballet training. At the age of 10, she relocated to Austin, TX where she began training in various dance styles under Cheryl Copeland. With a "Promising Artist” Scholarship, she received her B.F.A. from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia in May, 2017. Haley’s drive to widen her vocabulary in dance brought her to The Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp where she studied and performed for a semester.  Additionally, she has performed abroad in France, Korea, Italy, and Israel, as well as performed the works of Netta Yerushalmy, Mark Haim and Jesse Zaritt, among others.

Georgia Usborne (Dancer) completed her professional training at Central School of Ballet, touring with their graduate company Ballet Central. After graduating in 2010 with a first class BA (hons), she joined Bern Ballet under the direction of Cathy Marston, where she danced for three years simultaneously completing an MA in contemporary dance. In Bern, Georgia worked with Andrea Miller for the first time, as well as creating with and dancing existing repertory from choreographers including Orjan Andersson, Alexander Ekman, Adonis Foniadakis, Johan Inger, and Noa Zuk. In 2013 Georgia freelanced with Cathy Marston and David Hughes Dance before moving to Brooklyn in April 2014 to join GALLIM.

Dan Walczak (Project Dancer) is originally from Buffalo, New York where he began dancing at the age of 7. After receiving his BFA in Dance from SUNY Brockport in 2007, he began dancing with Coriolis Dance Inc. as well as Keith A. Thompson’s Dance Tacticts Performance Group. Joining GALLIM in 2008, Daniel has since toured internationally, staged Andrea Miller’s work, and taught for the company at residencies and workshops.

GALLIM Staff

Andrea Miller, Artistic Director
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Andrea Lodico Welshons, Executive Director
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Janessa Clark, Company Manager
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Leisa DeCarlo, Programming & Marketing Manager
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John Hoobyar, Fiscal Consultant
john@gallim.org