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DANCERS

Louisa Barta originally from Salt Lake City, Utah, received her early dance training at the Cache Valley Civic Ballet School of Logan, Utah, and the Ballet West Academy, as well as Walnut Hill Conservatory, North Carolina School of the Arts, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School, LINES Contemporary Ballet, and Dance Italia. A recent graduate with a BFA in Dance from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, Louisa has performed and studied with such notable choreographers as Kyle Abraham, David Dorfman, and Sean Curran. Professionally, Louisa has performed with the VashtiDance African Dance Company, CeDan Dance, and Callie Hatchett & Dancers. An aspiring teacher and choreographer, Louisa is in her fourth season with EDSC.


Maggie Ciambrone is a native of Easton, PA. She received her early dance training at Stage Door Studio of Wilson, PA and then went on to the Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Performing Arts under the direction of Kim Maniscalco. In May 2014, Maggie graduated summa cum laude from the University at Buffalo with a BFA in Dance. While in Buffalo, she performed with Zodiaque Dance Company for three years and did various other projects under the direction of Melanie Aceto. She attended the Alvin Ailey School and the LehrerDance intensive, took workshops at Dance New Amsterdam, and in 2013 received a full scholarship to attend the American Dance Festival in Durham, NC. Maggie is in her fourth season with ESDC and is an Arts in Education Coordinator for the company.

Madeline Morser is originally from Vashon Island, Washington where she received her early dance training at Vashon Allied Arts, under the direction of Christine Juarez. In addition to her hometown training, Madeline studied at San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, Dance Fremont, Idyllwild Arts Academy, and Cornish College of the Arts. She recently graduated magna cum laude from Skidmore College with a BS in Dance and a minor in Exercise Science. While at Skidmore, Madeline received the Departmental Award for Excellence in Performance and Choreography, and co-authored a pilot study, presented at the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science 2015. Throughout her college career, Madeline enjoyed studying with and performing works by Robert Battle, Earl Mosely, Lar Lubovitch, and Doug Varone. She is in her second season with ESDC.


André Robles is a graduate of the Joffrey Ballet School NYC. While a student at JBS he had the opportunity to perform with the Joffrey Ballet in works by noted choreographers Gerald Arpino, Peter Pucci, and Margo Sappington. Prior to his time at JBS he studied at the Ailey School where he danced in works by Dwight Rhoden, Nacho Duato, Troy Powell, Pedro Ruiz, and Judith Jamison. He also studied at Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, Argentina where he danced in works by George Balanchine and Marius Petipa. He hails from Brooklyn, New York. He has presented his own choreography at The Arts Center of the Capital Region as part of Troy Night Out. André joined the company in 2009.


Sara Senecal graduated magna cum laude and phi beta kappa from the University at Buffalo with a BA in Dance and a minor in Education. During her time there she was a dancer in Zodiaque Studio Dance Ensemble and a dancer and choreographer for Emerging Choreographers' Showcase. She has studied with various artists such as Jump Rhythm Jazz Project, Urban Bush Women, and collaborated with visual artist Saya Woolfalk as a dancer and co-choreographer for her performance art exhibit, "No Place: A Ritual of the Empathics", shown in Buffalo, NY and New York City. She has presented her own choreography at The Poets Den in Harlem, Byrdcliffe Theatre in Woodstock, The Art Center of the Capital Region in Troy, and was a finalist in Nacre's "So You Think You Can Choreograph" Showcase in Saratoga Springs. Sara is originally from Schenectady, NY where she studied at Merritt Dance Center under Mara and Marlene Merritt. Sara has been with the company since 2010 and is an Arts in Education Coordinator for the company.

Laura Teeter hails from Minneapolis where she began her early training. She graduated magna cum laude from The Boston Conservatory with a BFA in Dance Performance, where she performed in works by José Limón and Seán Curran. While in Boston she co-produced a concert of her choreography and performed as a guest artist with Zoé Dance. Since joining the company in 2004, she has choreographed for ESDC, and collaborated with fellow ESDC dancers on Obsequi, a multi-media art event held in Albany’s historic St. Joseph’s Church, and as part of Trashion at Revolution Hall in Troy. She has presented work at Choreography on the Edge in Woodstock, NY, at the Chapel and Cultural Center at RPI, and at the Arts Center in Troy as part of Troy Night Out. She serves as the Assistant to the Artistic Director of ESDC and is also on the faculty of Russell Sage College and Siena College.


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