Jordan Norton began her dancing career at the age of three in Little Falls, New Jersey at her local dance studio “For Dancers Only” where she studied dance under the direction of Kelly Allen and teachers including Jamie Salmon, Ray Leeper, and Al Blackstone. She was lucky enough to also work with countless guest teachers both at her local dance studio and take additional classes in New York City at Joffrey Ballet School, Broadway Dance Center, and Peridance. While dancing competitively and winning two national titles in 2004 and 2005, Jordan also had the pleasure of being a part of Jamie Salmon Hoctor’s instructional video “Sleeping Beauty” as well as “Broadway’s Leading Men” national tour, where she performed with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. Throughout her high school career at Wayne Hills High School, Jordan was head of the school’s Dance Team and Student Dance Association programs. She then moved to Purchase, New York where she graduated with honors at State University of New York at Purchase College with a Bachelor of the Fine Arts Degree in Dance while working closely with her mentor and choreographer Nelly van Bommel. Jordan is currently a dancer for Asha Dance Company, NØA Dance, Move DiPr, Moonwater Dance Project as well as Harper Continuum Dance Theater.
Amy Perkinson received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance and Choreography and a Bachelor of Science in International Business from Virginia Commonwealth University. She also studied at the Consorzio Universitario Mediterraneo Orientale A R.L in Siracusa, Italy, with VCU Associate Professor Melanie Richards. She has continued her dance training by attending the American Dance Festival Winter Intensive, Doug Varone and Dancers Winter Intensive, Joe Goode: Movement for Humans Workshop, and the Inaugural ODC Next Moves Summer Intensive in San Francisco, California. She has had the privilege of working with VCU Guest Artist Kate Weare, and VCU faculty Martha Curtis, Robbie Kinter, Autumn Proctor, and Christian von Howard. She also performed at New York City's Lincoln Center in Mark Dendy’s world premiere of “Ritual Cyclical.” Her work has been presented at the American College Dance Festival Mid- Atlantic Conference, and she recently performed in the 2016 Dancing with the Williamsburg Stars. She is currently co-owner of Pure Barre- Williamsburg, VA.
has performed with a dance company throughout high school in Colorado Springs, CO, Kemper Dance Academy, learning many different types of dance from a wide variety of professional dancers and choreographers. Also, he has performed for the UNLV Dance Department in Las Vegas for the past four years and has recently graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts as well as being Outstanding Graduating Senior. He has also traveled to perform an Erick Hawkins piece “Plains Daybreak” in Texas at the University of Texas, as well as performing a two Victoria Dale pieces in the International Associations for Blacks in Dance in Denver, Colorado and Los Angeles, CA. In the past years, he has traveled to the islands of Turks and Caicos to perform for and teach underprivileged children on the islands, traveled to New York to perform in Coalesce as well as perform it in Las Vegas, and went on a school trip to Seoul, Korea to learn from professors at Korea’s National Sports University and dance and interact with the students that attend that college.
In the past year, he has choreographed for UNLV and performed in multiple faculty and student concerts including being Romeo in UNLV’s remake of “Romeo and Juliet.” He has traveled to Kiel, Germany to perform and learn from teachers and professors from around the world as well as traveling to the University of Arizona to dance and assist in the “Jazz in AZ” showcase. He is currently working with SampleDance, getting ready to perform and take his own choreography to Kiel, Germany to perform and showcase, and learning choreography from Cathy Allen to take to New York.
His past experiences have been amazing, and he is grateful for everything that UNLV as provided for him and he is aspiring to be a better choreographer, dancer, and person in the years to come. He eventually wants to teach children and open a studio of his own after he has made a name for himself. For now, he wants to keep working on his technique and knowledge of dance, so that he can be the best me for himself and his future students.
Dakota Jean Miller was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. She started performing at age 5 with Sign Design Theatre. Dakota quickly realized at this young age performing and dancing was her calling. Sign Design Theatre was only a beginning however it provided Dakota the opportunity to perform at Disneyland’s Magic Music Days celebrations. Dakota attended K O Knutson Academy of Creative Arts and Technology followed by acceptance to Las Vegas Academy of the Arts for high school. Dakota excelled in the dance curriculum and was selected for the Senior Choreography program. During this time Dakota also was a member of the Rock Center for Dance Company were she participated in many performances and achieved numerous awards. She continues her affiliation with The Rock Center for Dance teaching dance classes. Dakota represented her school in dance intensives in FL and AZ. She also was selected to dance in a choreography showcase in Utah.
Dakota auditioned and was accepted into the dance program at University of Las Vegas NV (UNLV). UNLV has provided Dakota amazing opportunities to continue her craft. She participated in a UNLV production “Time Lapse” a joint live performance with Weston College in the UK utilizing telecommunications to give the illusion of dancing together. Dakota has also participated in numerous dance performances representing UNLV most notably in Colorado with the International Association of Blacks in Dance, New York at the Harper Continuum Dance Theatre with special performances in Central Park, and South Korea in a joint production with students from the Korean National Sports University. Most recently Dakota has choreographed for UNLV dance concerts and the Rock Center for Dance Company in addition to pursuing a certificate in Pilates.
Cosette Richardson is a dancer from Las Vegas, Nevada where she recently graduated with a bachelors of fine arts in dance. In her time at UNLV, she traveled to Turks and Caicos, South Korea, and Copenhagen, and New York City performing classical ballet and modern works.
STACEY PERKINSON Originally from Virginia, Perkinson's dance training began at Richmond Ballet located in Richmond, VA. Perkinson continued to train through high school attending Appomattox Regional Governors School for the Arts in Petersburg, VA. While attending high school, Perkinson took 3 months leave to perform "Footloose" with the North Carolina Theatre. During Perkinson's Senior year she created, choreographed, and directed an evening of dance titled Reflections. Upon graduating high school, Perkinson attended and graduated from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA with a Bachelor of Arts degree in dance. While attending college, Perkinson taught dance at Fairfax Ballet. Upon Graduating, Perkinson relocated to New York to pursue a dance performance career. Perkinson has worked with BEings Dance Company and STREB. Performances include Laura Dean's "Skylight," 60X60 World Financial, Steps Lab, Rodger Belman "Trace," Richmond Ballet "Nutcracker," Moscow Ballet "Swan Lake," Training also includes Broadway Dance Center's Shelia Barker, Michelle Barber and L.A Contemporary. Caheely has danced with Harper Continuum Dance Theatre since their debut in 2010. Her performances include The High Project, Intrinsic Amusement and Bound & Determined. She most recently reprised her original role in The High Project during The First Annual Artist Showcase at The Barns of Kanak in Virginia, while being added to the cast for Striking Figures...A Collection of Dances about Women.
Allison Podolsky performed with HCDT during the New York City premiere and continues to be a part of Harper Continuum Dance Theatre’s work. Allison began her dance training under the direction of Melanie Hodges in New York. Through Hodges, she had the opportunity to perform work at Lincoln Center in New York City and at the DUMBO Dance Festival. She recently graduated from George Mason University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance and a Minor in Business. While at George Mason University, she had the privilege of performing in pieces by Susan Shields, Linda Miller, Jim Lepore and her talented peers. She has studied and worked with various companies such as Parsons Dance, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Mark Morris Dance Group, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Broadway Dance Center, and Steps on Broadway. Additionally, Allison has choreographed various works which have premiered at Harris Theatre in Fairfax, Virginia. Allison is also currently a dancer with Asha Dance Company.
Marisa Post was born in Salisbury, MD, where she began her early ballet and contemporary training under the direction of Elena Manakhova-Amy and Christina Ennis at Salisbury Dance Academy and the Eastern Shore Ballet Theatre. She continued her studies at George Mason University’s School of Dance in Fairfax, VA. While at Mason, Marisa was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to perform in guest artist pieces including the works of Ulysses Dove, Mark Morris, and Camille A Brown. She was also involved in the creation of some faculty works, by Jim Lepore and Karen Reedy, and in countless student projects. In addition, Marisa choreographed two of her own pieces for the stage through Mason Dance Company, of which she was Co-President for her senior year. Marisa graduated with honors from the Honors College at GMU with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Dance. Since relocating to New York City, she has worked with Nathan Trice/RITUALS Dance Theater in his annual Recognizing Women Project and has continued her training around the city. She is delighted and grateful to join Harper Continuum Dance Theatre for their upcoming performances.