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Artistic Director & Company   |   Current Dancers

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Karena Birk is the Director of Dance Fremont. She received her MFA in Dance from The Ohio State University (OSU). Her professional performance experience includes Colorado Ballet, Lehua Dance Theatre, ARC Dance, Catherine Cabeen/Hyphen, Redd Legg Dance, Seattle Dance Project, and works by Trisha Brown, Anna Sokolow, Antony Tudor, George Balanchine, Wade Madsen, Deborah Wolf, and Hannah Wiley. She has taught at Bainbridge Dance Center, UW Bothell, Cornish Preparatory Dance, Interlochen, and OSU.

Sylvain Boulet began his dance training in Yelm, WA. He joined the Evergreen City Ballet soon thereafter where he performed for one season before accepting an apprenticeship at Spectrum Dance Theater. He was a member of Coriolis Dance for several seasons and has been a featured guest artist with many regional ballet and contemporary dance companies. He has danced with Alana O. Rogers Dance Company since 2011. Sylvain performs regularly in the burlesque world under the alias Paris Original.

Marissa Quimby began her professional training in Connecticut at the School of
 Performing Arts and FineLine Theatre Arts. Locally, she danced with Spectrum Dance Theater for three seasons and is currently a dancer with House of Verlaine, Alana O. Rogers Dance Company, and Coriolis Dance. She has also been seen at The Triple Door, NW New Works at OtB, Chop Shop, the Can Can, MOVE! Tacoma, Next Fest NW, the 5th Avenue Theatre, Seattle Opera, and more.

Sean O’Bryan is a Seattle-based mover, where he obtained a double degree in Public Health and Dance from the UW. He has performed for the American Dance Guild festival in NY, Men in Dance, Spotlight on Contemporary Ballet, Seattle International Dance Festival, Chamber Dance Company, Stephanie Liapis Dance, The Solo(s) Project by Molly Scott, Khambatta Dance Company, JoBdance., and a site-specific work at the Tadao Ando Art Centre at Chateau La Coste in France for Jennifer Salk.

Thomas Phelan is from Fort Collins, Colorado where he recieved his BA in Performing Arts from Colorado State University. He is a performer with Coriolis Dance, Alana O. Rogers Dance Company, and House of Verlaine. He teaches throughout the Seattle area and has performed with Whim W'him, Alaska Dance Theater, Khambatta Dance Company, The Can Can, Ballet Bellevue, Olympic Ballet Theatre, International Ballet Theatre, and The Robbie Turner Revue.

Alicia Pugh’s formal dance education started at the age of 6, when her mom and dad decided it was time to put all that energy twirling around the kitchen into a dance studio. Pursuing this training took her all over the country, but she is currently honored to be working in Seattle with artists: Beth Terwilleger, Stephanie Liapis, Jo Blake, Cameo Lethem, and most recently Alana O. Rogers.

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