Elizabeth Bailey

Elizabeth Bailey (she/her/hers) is a dancer, choreographer, and teacher from Goldsboro, NC. She graduated from East Carolina University with a BFA in dance with a concentration in choreography and performance as well as a minor in Natural Science Composite. Elizabeth was accepted as a choreographer in Fall for Fall Dance Festival and her piece will premiere in October 2023. She also attended the American Dance Festival where she performed in the Footprints Concert as a cast member of Tatiana Desardouin’s Path to P[e]ace. Elizabeth has also had the opportunity to travel to Nairobi, Kenya where she was a part of a dance exchange with Dance Centre Kenya, Artists for Africa, and Project Elimu. Elizabeth was invited to join as a company member of ShaLeigh Dance Works in 2023. 

“Having the opportunity to work with ShaLeigh Dance Works has not only allowed me to dive deeper into my craft, but also explore the accessibility of our movement practices. I am excited to continue working with this company and the amazing group of individuals we have the privilege to work with.”

Phoebe Crumbine

Phoebe Jordan Crumbine is a dancer, choreographer, and teacher based in North Carolina. Phoebe is of Irish and English heritage and grew up on the North East coast of the US. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Elon University with a BFA in Dance Performance & Choreography and a BA in Psychology, in the spring of 2023. Phoebe is a certified Pilates instructor, in which she studied mat and equipment Pilates. She has learned from and performed works by Elizabeth Parkinson, Ming-Lung Yang, Jasmine Powell, Jiwon Ha, Courtney Liu, Janice Lancaster, Renay Aumiller, Casey Avaunt, Lauren Kearns, Justin Tornow, Jen Guy Metcalf, Etc. She spent the summer of 2022 studying dance in Florence, Italy, under Angelo Egarese. There, she performed in the Florence Dance Festival. She is vocally trained by Gretchen Bruesehoff. She was the artistic director, a choreographer and performer, for “Game Over”, an evening length show produced, performed, and created by the Elon BFA Dance class of 2023. Her choreography has been selected to be presented at several mainstage shows in North Carolina. She was brought in as a guest choreographer at the Governor’s School West during the summer of 2023. She currently is signed as a company member and the marketing director for Shaleigh Dance Works. 

“Authenticity and transparency are values that I hold very close to my heart. This company strives to let authenticity drive the movement which is what draws me in. We are a collective of curious individuals looking to break down the boundaries of dance and create art that is accessible to all, as art imitates life.”



Ciara Coleman

Ciara Coleman is a social worker and dancer from Durham, NC. Ciara graduated from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2022 with her Bachelor’s in Social Work and a minor in Dance and Human Development and Family Studies. She received her Masters of Social Work in 2023 from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro and North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University Joint Masters of Social Work Program. Ciara began dancing at age 6 at Dance Theatre South and has taken classes at Ninth Street Dance and UNCG over the years. Ciara’s had the opportunity to learn and explore various dance styles such as Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Contemporary, Tap, Hip Hop, and Clogging. Ciara studied as an apprentice with ShaLeigh Dance Works in 2023 and was invited to officially join the company in 2024

“I admire how the company uses its platform to empower others and bring awareness to marginalized communities, which is why “Be the beacon of light in someone’s darkness”  by Abraham Maslow is a quote that touches on my excitement.”

 

Jessica Wooten

Jessica Wooten is a dancer and teacher from Raleigh, NC. She graduated from East Carolina University with a BFA in Dance with a concentration in Performance and Choreography, as well as an Entrepreneurship Certificate. Jessica has attended the American Dance Festival summer intensives where she performed in Dark Meadow Suite by Martha Graham, and also had the opportunity to study at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance study abroad summer program. She was a part of Carrie Mae Weems’ outdoor exhibition RESIST COVID / Take 6!, as well as Taryn Griggs and Chris Yon’s piece Pairs in the Park. Jessica studied as an apprentice with ShaLeigh Dance Works in 2021 and was invited to officially join the company in 2022. 

“Having the opportunity to be a part of enVISION: Sensory Beyond Sight has been such an exciting process where I continue to learn and grow from an amazing group of movers. I can’t wait to see where the creative process takes us, and for when we share our project with the community!” 

Davian Robinson

Davian Robinson, born in Hickory, NC, is a dancer, choreographer, Paralympic athlete, and motivational speaker. Currently living in Durham, NC, Davian graduated from UNC Charlotte in 2020 with his Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and a Bachelor of Arts in Dance Performance, Choreography, and Theory. He attended Governor Morehead School for the Blind in Raleigh, NC from 2004 – 2011. While there he found his love and passion for athletics and dance. He later attended Wake Tech Community College from 2011 – 2015 where he obtained his associate’s degree in arts. While attending Wake Tech he started his journey towards becoming a US paracyclist, while at the same time navigating decreased vision. He did not let that moment defeat him, but rather used it to fuel his success as a US paracyclist. 

As a US Paracyclist from 2013-2018, he appeared in 10 national championships. He appeared at the 2016 Rio Paralympic Trials in Charlotte, NC, alone, with two world championship appearances, finishing in the top 3. He has collected 6 national medals, including a national championship Gold medal in 2017 in the 1-kilometer time trial on the track at the Olympic Velodrome in Colorado Springs, CO. 

Davian has performed at Orsolina 28 and The Palace of Venaria in Italy, and in Charlotte, NC in UNC Charlotte Dance Concerts, MOVE Dance Alliance Concerts, Loose Leaves Showcase, and Reactions of Resistance. Davian has performed works by Marcus White, Tamara Williams, Matilde Demarchi, and Lillian Willis. 

Notably, he was selected to perform in Adidas “Impossible is Nothing” spec commercial, produced by Sugar Pop Productions and directed by Meg Gamez in 2018. Davian has been featured in the Charlotte Observer, Inside UNC Charlotte, Charlotte Magazine, and on UNC-TV’s My Home, NC feature, Davian Robinson: Fearless. 

Davian founded and leads Sensory Beyond Sight dance workshops which invite participants to experience movement without the use of their sight. In 2019 Davian was invited to present Sensory Beyond Sight at the Alexander Technique national conference at Columbia University in New York, NY and perform original choreography at the historic Alhambra Ballroom. He also presented a modified version of his workshop Healing Beyond Sight to non-dancers and dancers at a Charlotte Rxse day of healing with a dance-based organization out of Charlotte, North Carolina. 

Currently, Davian is working with Camryn Watson and Inspire Inclusion Dance as a dance teacher. Davian has been a Guest Artist and Collaborator with ShaLeigh Dance Works since 2019 and officially joined the company in 2021. He is co-director of the company’s upcoming premiere of enVISION: Sensory Beyond Sight, an immersive and inclusive performance form which does not solicit the viewer’s sight, but rather all their other senses. 

Davian is also taking steps to pursue his massage therapy license. When he is away from the studio, he enjoys running races and hanging with his wife and close friends, as well as his lovely guide dog of 6-years, Charlie. 

“Dancing for someone who’s blind, that’s unheard of. Not many people know of blind dancers, so for me this is to break through that barrier… to bring inclusiveness into a space that they have not seen before.”

Hannah Nicole Marr

Hannah Nicole Marr is Scotch-Irish and German. She is originally from Raleigh, NC. She graduated in 2017 from the University of North Carolina School of The Arts, where she also attended high school. Hannah is the dance teacher at Jordan-Matthews High School, and guest teaches and choreographs at dance studios around the area. Hannah has been honored to perform works by Doug Varone, Paul Taylor, Martha Graham, Wayne McGregor, Juel D. Lane, Ming- Lung Yang, Netta Yerushalmy, Kira Blazek, and many others. Hannah has a deep passion for choreography and the investigation of connections between emotion and movement. Hannah has been a principle company member with ShaLeigh Dance Works since 2017 and became rehearsal director in 2020.

“I am so beyond thrilled for the direction that we are swiftly moving as a company! We are engaging more with the community, which always brings such joy. We are expanding our movement language, and it is so exciting to share it with others and have them experience what it can do for you as a mover and as a human. The constant investigation of self and others that we go through as a company is something that continuously proves to challenge and impact me. As we dive deeper into our movement language I continue to discover new things that I am able to bring forward into our creations of new work, both individually and as a group.”