Farewell and Welcome!

Kelsey Berry and Kristin Schwab in Deep End, 2012.

Our 4th season has been very exciting thus far, but a year of transition as well. Two dancers that had been with us since our first season sadly left the company. Kelsey Berry went off to Harvard to pursue her PhD in Bio-ethics, and Kristin Schwab was promoted to Associate Editor at Dance Magazine – watch out world, Summation women are fierce on and off the stage! We are a tightly-knit group, so we of course miss these two ladies like crazy, but we are happy that they are where they need to be and cultivating their other talents.

The wonderful part about change is that it opens doors for new opportunities! We had an audition last week and saw so many beautiful, talented, and dynamic dancers. Thank you to all who came out and auditioned with us! From this group, we selected two new dancers and an apprentice. It is our great honor to welcome dancers Dani McIntosh, Devin Oshiro, and Allie Harris to Summation.

Danielle McIntosh (dancer) has roots in both Dallas,Texas and the Twin Cities of Minnesota. She graduated with a BFA in Dance from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Danielle also studied at the Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance in Austria and Springboard Danse Montreal in Canada. She has performed works by choreographers such as Jessica Lang, Kanji Segawa, Renee Redding-Jones, Gerald Casel, Kyle Abraham, Doug Varone, Jaclyn K. Walsh, Katie Rose McLaughlin and Nathalie Matychak. She was a member of the Brian Brooks Moving Company from 2010 to 2013. Off the stage, Danielle dabbles in other art forms working for a jewelry designer in Brooklyn and a flower shop in the Lower East Side. She is thrilled to be joining Summation Dance.

DevinDevin Oshiro (dancer) was born and raised in the Los Angeles, CA region. She graduated with a B.A. in Dance from California State University of Fullerton. While attending school, she performed the works of Mike Esperanza and Jiří Kylián and also had the privilege of performing at the Kennedy Center for ACDFA Nationals. Devin was a member of Entity Ultra Contemporary Company and Mosaic’s Urban Poets, which has given her the opportunity to choreograph and perform around the world in Scotland, Germany, Japan and Singapore. Since moving to NYC, Devin is a company member of Bare Dance Company and Delirious Dances. She has performed with CorbinDances, Oui Danse/Brice Mousset, and alex|xan: the median movement. Devin is very excited to join Summation Dance in its fourth season.

AllieAllie Harris (apprentice) hails from Ann Arbor, Michigan where she received her BFA in Dance and BA in Communications from the University of Michigan. At UofM Allie rehearsed and performed in works by Bill T. Jones, Dianne McIntyre, Paul Taylor, Amy Chavasse, Carolyn Dorfman, and faculty. In New York, she has performed in works by Kendra Portier through Dance New Amsterdam’s Summer Intensive and Pilar Castro Kiltz/Dance Ensemble through The Field’s Emerging Artists’ Residency. Allie is stoked to work with Summation Dance.

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