Renay Aumiller has presented her danced works across the United States as the Founder/Artistic Director of RAD| Renay Aumiller Dances. She has performed
professionally with numerous choreographers based in Chicago, Florida, New York, and North Carolina. Aumiller’s education includes earning a BA in Dance Studies from the UNC-Greensboro and an MFA in
Choreography from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Dance at Elon University and is a Level 1 Franklin Method Educator.
Ashley McCullough earned her Bachelor of Arts in Dance at Brigham Young University in Provo, UT. She is also a 200-hr Registered Yoga Teacher and enjoys sharing
her love of movement with various levels of movers. She believes everyone is indeed a mover and sometimes that’s all we need to ‘wake up’: a healthy balance of stillness and movement. Ashley
currently resides in Durham, NC with her husband and two beautiful daughters. Ashley’s choreography dares to dive deeper than steps organized to music; her choreography emphasizes stories and
athletic, organic movement.
Lucas Melfi is a North Carolina based dancer and choreographer. He currently dances with RAD | Renay Aumiller Dances, and Natalie Marrone & the Dance Cure.
He has also worked with The Kearns Dance Project and TERRANOVA Dance Theatre. He has appeared in various festivals throughout the country, including the Austin Dance Festival, the Boston Contemporary
Dance Festival, the Greensboro Fringe Festival, The N.C. Triad Choreography Showcase, and the Triangle Dance Project’s Choreography Showcase: Emergence. Lucas began his training at the Franklin
School of Performing Arts in Franklin, MA. He earned a BFA in Dance Performance and Choreography from Elon University in 2017. While a student at Elon, Lucas worked with several guest artists,
including Gaspard Louis, Gerri Houlihan, Summation Dance, Trent Williams, and Diane Coburn Burning. His choreography was selected to be performed at American College Dance Association Conference in
2016, and the Elon Fall Dance Concert in the same year. Most recently, his work “Septa” has been selected for the 2017 American Dance Guild Festival in NYC.
Courtney Owens Muir hails from Toronto, Canada and is a full-time dancer, choreographer and dance educator. Her professional training
included Ryerson University, BFA Dance program and The Conteur Academy, a contemporary conservatory, where she graduated in 2013 under the direction of Eryn Waltman. Courtney has trained with
such notables as Sidra Bell, Alexandra Wells, Gerri Houlihan, Abby Zbikowski, Shannon Gillen and Kate Hutter. Her professional work in the United States began in 2014 with Code F.A.D Dance
Company, The KT Collective and BELLAN Performance Dance Theater. She also performed with a local dance company, Gaspard and Dancers, in both New York City and North Carolina. As a
choreographer, she began producing work in the USA in 2014 at the annual SARUS festival in Wilmington, NC. Courtney will be continuing her choreographic pathway with the debut of her new company
OM grown dancers. In June 2017, the company will premiere its debut work, The EVOL//you//TION inFull at Sonorous Road Productions in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Lindsay Winthrop is a local dancer, choreographer, and teacher based in Raleigh, North Carolina. A recent graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, she holds an MFA in choreography. After receiving a BFA in dance education from East Carolina University, in 2007, she continued to further her pedagogical practices while dancing for Durham-based choreographer Hannah McClure. She deepened her investigation of choreographic practices and nurtured her emergent discoveries in graduate school. Currently excited about experiential and experimental performances, Lindsay and her dancers explore sensory movement through the use of elements. In continual search of choreographic findings, she is invested in studying the transformation of space by utilizing sensory experiences, natural materials, and energies incited by human bodies.
Arlynn Zachary is a graduate from Goucher College with a BA degree in choreography, Magna Cum Laude, and has an AA degree from CPCC. She has danced professionally in the Charlotte area with The Wake Project and Tap Root Ensemble, worked for Echo Contemporary Dance Company as their Assistant Rehearsal Director, Stage Manager, and lighting Designer, was the Stage Manager for Moving Poets Charlotte, Performed for Kim Jones in the re-staging of Martha Graham’s Panorama, was a 2015 Regional Project Artist Grant recipient from the Arts and Science Council and a 2016 RAPG Panelist, was a Choreography Residency artist at JCSU, has worked with the Charlotte Dance Festival as both Board Secretary and Board Chair, and was the Director of Dance for the Charlotte New Music Festival. She is currently attending UNCG for her MFA in Choreography and is the Founder and Artistic Director of The MARK Dance company.