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Madelyn Lalonde

Madelyn LaLonde is originally from Houston, Texas where she started dancing at the age of three at Hintze Dance Center. By the age of thirteen, Madelyn transferred studios to train in classical techniques in Ballet and Modern at Allegro West Academy of Dance in Katy, Texas. Under the direction of Catriona Steel and Lynsey Steel, she participated in Royal Academy of Dance syllabi exams. While maintaining her training at Allegro West, Madelyn also attended the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts where she graduated with the Highest of Honors in Dance. Madelyn has competed in both classical and contemporary styles at Youth America Grand Prix at both the regional and national levels. She was even privileged to have her own choreography be nominated for a Choreography Award at YAGP. After graduating HSVPA, she made the move to New York to attend the State University of New York at Purchase College. Madelyn recently graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Conservatory of Dance at Purchase, with a BFA in Dance and a Minor in Arts Management. During her time at SUNY Purchase, she performed works by Merce Cunningham, Dylan Crossman, Tiffany Rea-Fisher, Norbert De La Cruz III, Brian Enos, Taryn Kaschock Russell, among other acclaimed choreographers. Madelyn is honored and excited to see her dreams unfold, by being offered an apprenticeship for the 2018-2019 season of Elisa Monte Dance, under the direction of Tiffany Rea-Fisher.

 

 
 
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Hannah Gross

Hannah Gross is from Cedar Rapids, Iowa where she grew up training in a variety of techniques at Nolte Academy of Dance; she continued her training at the Alvin Ailey Summer Intensive, Martha Graham Winter Intensive, Cambrians Summer Residency, DanceWorks Summer Residency, and the Open Doors Dance Festival. She furthered her education at the University of Iowa where she performed works by Martha Graham, Dr. Rennie Harris, Autumn Eckman, Jesse Factor, Mindy Myers, Armando Duarte, and many other acclaimed choreographers. During her time at the university she had the honor of dancing and stage managing with the university’s touring company Dancers In Company. Hannah graduated from the University of Iowa with a BFA in Dance and BA in Health and Human Physiology. Her professional experience includes performing with New Territory Dance Company, the Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre, and the Working Group Theater. Hannah has had the privilege of performing at Alvin Ailey’s Citigroup Theater in the American Dance Guild Festival and Martha Graham’s Helios at the Joyce Theatre. She is thrilled to have the opportunity to apprentice with Elisa Monte Dance under the direction of Tiffany Rea-Fisher and cannot wait to see where it takes her.