Blog Archives

Amelia Bolyard

Amelia has been at Cornish for the better part of 34 years. She arrived at age 10, to pursue her dance training in the preparatory dance program, where she studied modern, jazz, musical theater, character, and R.A.D. ballet. She also trained in Hop hop, Samba, Afro-Brazilian, and her all time favorite, freestyle House dancing (at […]

Margaret Hotchkiss

Born in Bangkok, Thailand and adopted while a toddler, Margaret’s love of dance began in Bainbridge Island, WA when she was two years old. Now a Seattle-based performer and teaching artist, her work is informed by the eternal balance of joy and sorrow, and her discovery of identity as a transnational adoptee. She is grateful […]

Christina Kennedy

Christina Kennedy’s early training began in Maryland with Sally Tierney, studying the Cecchetti Method of Ballet. She received scholarships from the East Coast Cecchetti Committee and was named a Maryland Distinguished Scholar of the Arts.  In her teens she performed at the Kennedy Center with the Dance Institute of Washington, under the Artistic Director Fabian […]

Jenna Spinei

Jenna Spinei is a performer, educator, choreographer and movement therapist, who has worked between Ireland, England and the United States for over ten years. Jenna held a teaching artist fellowship for Youth Arts Alliance, facilitating dance and movement workshops in juvenile detention settings throughout Southeast Michigan. She also held a teaching artist position for the […]

Vanesa Wylie

Vanesa Wylie has worked and performed with many local choreographers including Kristina Dillard, Pat Graney, Michele Miller, Jessica Jobaris, Lynn Simonson, and the Big Red Dance Company.  In 1998, Vanesa and her husband formed The Bleeding Hearts Theatrical Dance Ensemble where they directed, choreographed, and self-produced their own shows. Vanesa’s choreography has also been seen […]