Elizabeth Damon

Elizabeth is a Gorham native who danced at the Dance Studio of Maine and is currently pursuing her Masters degree in dance therapy and counseling at Antioch University in Keene, NH. She is excited to bring movement groups and awareness about dance movement therapy to those around her. “Dance therapy is a fairly new field and form of therapy,” Damon says. “Dance therapy has a variety of applications and is a great alternative for trauma victims, children with autism, older adults, and infants.


Nora Fagan

I attended DSOM for 15 years, starting in ballet at age 3 and finishing with many years of tap, ballet, jazz, and hip hop at the age of 18. My time at the dance studio had an enormous impact on my childhood and continued on as I became a young woman. Not only acquiring a passion for dance that remains to this day, the friendships I made with the other dancers and instructors alike are also irreplaceable. After graduating from Falmouth High School & DSOM in 2003, I moved to Halifax, NS to attend Dalhousie University. During this time I started teaching tap and hip hop at a our local YMCA and started attending Dal Dance & Halifax Dance Co, two great dance studios in Halifax. In college I also choreographed, wrote, & directed “For The Health Of It” a theater competition for health professionals, winning in 2005 & 2006. Working now as an RN in Halifax, dance is still an important part of my life. I highly recommend starting dance to anyone who wants to be creative while staying fit & having fun!


Annie

Annie King

Annie King graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2013 where she received a BA in Dance and held a concentration in Health Sciences. At CU, Annie trained extensively with Donna Mejia, Kim Olsen, Gabriel Masson, Kathleen Hermsdorf, Onye Ozuzu, Chris Aiken, Angie Hauser, Erika Randall and Nada Diachenko. She also performed in works by Josselyn Levinson, Lauren Beale, Erinn Leibhard, and Jadd Tank and Mollie Wolf of WolfTank Productions. Annie attended Bates Dance Festival in 2012 where she performed in a repertory piece by Delfos Danza of Mazatlan, Mexico. In the summer of 2013, Annie trained with Keigwin + Company at their summer intensive in NYC and performed a repertory piece titled “Megalopolis.” She also attended Strictly Seattle at Velocity Dance Center in Seattle, WA where she trained with Bennyroyce Royon, Michelle Miller, Louis Gervais, KT Neihoff and Umami Performance. While in Seattle she performed in new works by Marlo Martin at the Strictly Seattle Performance. Annie currently lives, works and pursues her performance career in Denver, CO. One of her positions is at an Alexander Technique private practice where she also continues to study The Alexander Technique. Annie is also a member of Louder Than Words Dance Theater…a dance company in Denver run by Chris Harris.


Petra Masellas

I have danced lyrical, hip hop and jazz with DSM for five years. I discovered DSM after taking a two-year break from dance; where I had previously taken only ballet at a different studio. In 2005 I graduated and attended University of Maine at Orono. At Orono, I continued to dance ballet and modern. I continued to build on my dancing and joined the UMaine Dance Club, took a variety of dance classes and preformed in bi-annual shows and other special performances. Petra now lives and works in Washington State where she continues to take and perform ballet.


Andrew Wojtal

Born and raised in Gorham, Maine dancing under the artistic direction of Trish Moulton, Andrew continued his dance training at the California Institute of the Arts, graduating in 2011. A 2010 recipient of the Princess Grace Dance Scholarship, Andrew has been a member of Shen Wei Dance Arts (New York, NY), ARC Dance Project (Seattle, WA), and Island Moving Company (Newport, RI) and BODYTRAFFIC (Los Angeles, CA).  In the Fall of 2012 Andrew was invited as a guest artist to teach and set work on the B.F.A. students at AMDA’s Los Angeles campus. Commercially he has appeared on NBC’s Parenthood, alongside Taylor Swift at MTV’s VMAs 2012, Sol Tryon’s feature film The Living Wake starring Jesse Eisenberg, as well as performing for Julie Andrew’s as she was honored by the Professional Dancers Society for Lifetime Achievement at the Gypsy Awards held at the Beverly Hilton. Andrew’s choreography has been presented by REDCAT (Los Angeles, CA), Bates Dance Festival (Lewiston, ME), Arts in the One World Conference (Valencia, CA), Ruhrtriennale Festival at Pact Zollverein (Essen, Germany), as well as the Walt Disney Concert Hall (Los Angeles, CA) assisting choreographer Barak Marshall for the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s opening gala performance in September 2012. This winter Andrew will join the cast of the Metropolitan Opera performing in their 2013-2014 season at Lincoln Center.  Andrew is currently a cast member of Fiddler on The Roof on Broadway.