Photo by Jose Tutes.
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 Gallim in 2012 collaborating on the creation and performance of new work and setting repertory. She presented her own work at Tangente (Montréal).
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.