Elon University / Performing Arts / Alumni of Dance

Dancing Elders

Danielle ‘Dani’ Biggs ’15

BFA in Dance and BA in Arts Administration

Director of Development at Dancing Classrooms in New York and Zumba Instructor

Pursue an MA in Educational Policy and Leadership from American University

Abby Williams Menton ’14

BFA in Dance and BA in Arts Administration, Minor in Communications

Performance Credits: The Coincidentals, Jamm ‘n Honey, Heather Carpenter, Sara Tourek and Jason Aryeh

Choreographic credits: Founder and artistic director of Cattywampus Dance; over 15 original works featured at Full Circle Festival, Delve Dance Festival, Bates Dance Festival and Dance Chicago’s New Moves Series

Pursuing her Masters in Dance at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Rachel Perlman Clac ’10

BFA in Dance and Minor in Business Administration

Performance Credits: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (domestic and international tours), West Side Story, 42nd Street, Mary Poppins, A Christmas Carol, Singin’ in the Rain, Prince of Egypt, Matilda, Cinderella, The Aluminum Show (tour International), Royal Caribbean Cruise, Holland America Cruise (Dancing Captain)

Abby Corrigan ’18

BFA in Dance and BA in Arts Administration

Performance credits: Summation Dance Company, Lila Artists, VALLETO Dance

Choreographic credits: Movement Festival, WAXworks Showcase, Dairy Arts Center (commissioned)

Program Coordinator for the Independent Study Program at Peridance Center in Manhattan

Julie Crothers ’14

BFA in dance

Performance credits: AXIS Dance Company, Sarah Bush Dance Project, Tara Pilbrow Dance, Wax Poet(s) and Kickbal

Choreography Credits: Solo works performed on numerous stages in the San Francisco Bay Area, Selected Guest Artist, Artist-in-Residence and Guest Choreographer for a number of dance organizations.

Dance Magazine named her one of “25 to watch” in 2020

Rachel Linsky ’19

BFA in Dance and BA in Arts Administration

Performance credits: Connections Dance Theatre, KAIROS Dance Theater

Choreography Credits: Artist-in-Residence at Chelsea Theater Works, One Night’s Work “Zachor: Honoring WWII Holocaust Survivors Through Dance”

Awards: New England Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, Combined Jewish Philanthropies Fellowship

Educational credits: Urbanity Dance, The Dance Academy of Siagel Productions, Velocity Dance Company, Apollinaire Play Lab

Allie Lochary ’09

BFA in dance

Performance credits: Summation Dance Company, Oliver Steele, In-Sight Dance Company, Time Chester Dance, The Kearns Dance Project, Martha Connerton/Kinetic Works

Choreography credits: North Carolina Dance Alliance, ACDA

Certified Pilates teacher in schools around New York

Lauren Renck Manning’13

BFA in Dance and BA in Strategic Communication

Performance credits: Radio City Music Hall Rockettes, various professional festivals across the country and Europe

Choreography credits: ACDA Adjudication Concert

Advertising Account Manager at Dance Magazine

Annie Marx ’20

BFA in Dance and BA in Strategic Communication

Performance Credits: Mal Ped Dance Collective, Angelo Egarese, Ashley “Robi” Robicheaux, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company, Jason Aryeh, Justin Tornow, Jen Guy Metcalf, Kira Blazik, Lauren Kearns, Matt Pardo, Renay Aumiller

Marketing Assistant at the Joyce Theater in Manhattan

Lucas Melfi ’17

BFA in dance

Performance credits: Gaspard Louis, Summation Dance Company, Trent Williams, Diane Coburn Bruning, TERRANOVA Dance Theatre, The Kearns Dance Project, RAD | Renay Aumiller Danse, The Dance Cure and Gerri Houlihan

Choreographic credits: American Dance Guild Festival, EMERGENCE Festival

Kalie-Ann Nassoura ’21

BFA in Dance and BA in Strategic Communication

Performance Credits: Starring role in Disney Channel Original Series, Shook, The Weeknd, Nike, New Kids on the Block, Sony Music, Paris Fashion Week, Lil Xan

Alyssa Needham ’19

BFA in Dance and Communication Minor

Talent agency: Go2Talent

Performance credits: Helado Negro, Brooke Alexx, Crossrope, Lumin Skincare

Pilates Instructor at Bodyline in Beverly Hills

Alex Pepper ’11

BFA in Dance and Musical Theater

Dance Credits: South Pacific (National Tour), Kennedy Center, Walnut Street, ArtPark, CPCC, Fulton Theater

Acting Credits: SNL, Law & Order: SVU, Independent Films

Directing credits: Doritos Commercial (top 10 2015 Super Bowl finalists)

Director of Photography at Peppermatic Pictures in Atlanta, GA

Helen Phelan ’13

BFA in Dance and BA in Psychology

Performance credits: Celebrity Cruise Line

Founder: Helen Phelan Studio, a Pilates-based studio that promotes positivity, self-care, body appreciation, intuitive exercise, and holistic health

Awards: Women’s Health 2021 Fit Tech Award for “Best Neutral Body Workouts”

Maya sank ’16

BFA in dance

Continuing Education: Studied with Vertigo Dance Company in Jerusalem, Israel

Founder: Maya Moves, offering personalized private dance lessons to adults and children

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