Elon University / Performing Arts / Dance Alumni

Dance Alumni

Danielle ‘Dani’ Biggs ’15

BFA in Dance & BA in Arts Administration

Development Director at Dancing Classrooms in NYC and Zumba Instructor

Pursuing Master’s Degree in Education Policy & Leadership from American University


Abby Williams Chin ’14

BFA in Dance & BA in Arts Administration, minor in Communications

Performance Credits: The Coincidentals, Jamm ‘n Honey, Heather Carpenter, Sara Tourek, and Jason Aryeh

Choreography Credits: Founder and Artistic Director of Cattywampus Dance; over 15 original works featured in Full Circle Festival, Delve Dance Festival, Bates Dance Festival, and Dance Chicago’s New Moves Series

Pursuing her MFA in Dance at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Rachel Perlman Clack ’10

BFA in Dance & minor in Business Administration

Performance Credits: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (national and international tours), West Side Story, 42nd Street, Mary Poppins, A Christmas Carol, Singin ‘in the Rain, Prince of Egypt, Matilda, Cinderella, The Aluminum Show (international tour ), Royal Caribbean cruise, Holland America Cruise (Dance Captain)


Abby Corrigan ’18

BFA in Dance & BA in Arts Administration

Performance Credits: Summation Dance Company, Lila Artists, VALLETO Dance

Choreography Credits: Movement Festival, WAXworks Showcase, Dairy Arts Center (commission)

Program Coordinator for the Independent Study Program at Peridance Center in Manhattan


Julie Crothers ’14

BFA in Dance

Performance Credits: AXIS Dance Company, Sarah Bush Dance Project, Tara Pilbrow Dance, Wax Poet (s), and Kickbal

Choreography Credits: Solo works presented on numerous stages across the San Fransisco Bay area, selected guest artist, artist in residence, and guest choreographer for a number of dance organizations.

Dance Magazine named her one of the “25 to Watch” in 2020


Rachel Linsky ’19

BFA in Dance & BA in Arts Administration

Performance Credits: Connections Dance Theater, KAIROS Dance Theater

Choreography Credits: Resident Artist at Chelsea Theater Works, evening-length work “Zachor: Honoring WWII Holocaust Survivors through Dance”

Awards: New England Foundation for the Arts grant, Combined Jewish Philanthropies grant

Teaching Credits: Urbanity Dance, The Dance Academy of Siagel Productions, Velocity Dance Company, Apollinaire Play Lab


Allie Lochary ’09

BFA in Dance

Performance Credits: Summation Dance Company, Oliver Steele, In-Sight Dance Company, Time Chester Dance, The Kearns Dance Project, Martha Connerton / Kinetic Works

Choreography Credits: North Carolina Dance Alliance, ACDA

Certified Pilates teacher at teaches around NYC


Lauren Renck Manning ’13

BFA in Dance & BA in Strategic Communications

Performance Credits: Radio City Music Hall Rockettes, various professional festivals across the country and Europe

Choreography Credits: ACDA Adjudication Concert

Advertising Account Executive at Dance Magazine


Annie Marx ’20

BFA in Dance & BA in Strategic Communications

Performance Credits: Mal Ped Dance Collective, Angelo Egarese, Ashley “Robi” Robicheaux, Bill T. Jones / Arnie Zane Company, Jason Aryeh, Justin Tornow, Jen Guy Metcalf, Kira Blazik, Lauren Kearns, Matt Pardo, Renay Aumiller

Marketing Assistant at The Joyce Theater in Manhattan


Lucas Melfi ’17

BFA in Dance

Performance Credits: Gaspard Louis, Summation Dance Company, Trent Williams, Diane Coburn Bruning, TERRANOVA Dance Theater, The Kearns Dance Project, RAD | Renay Aumiller Dances, The Dance Cure, and Gerri Houlihan

Choreography Credits: American Dance Guild Festival, EMERGENCE Festival


Kalie-Ann Nassoura ’21

BFA in Dance & BA in Strategic Communications

Performance Credits: Principle Role in Disney Channel’s Original Series, Shook, The Weeknd, Nike, New Kids on the Block, Sony Music, Paris Fashion Week, Lil Xan


Alyssa Needham ’19

BFA in Dance & Communications minor

Talent Agency: Go2Talent

Performance Credits: Black Ice Cream, Brooke Alexx, Crossrope, Lumin Skincare

Pilates Instructor at Bodyline in Beverly Hills


Alex Pepper ’11

BFA in Dance & Music Theater

Dance Credits: South Pacific (national tour), Kennedy Center, Walnut Street, ArtPark, CPCC, Fulton Theater

Acting Credits: SNL, Law & Order: SVU, independent films

Directing Credits: Doritos Commercial (top 10 finalists for the 2015 Super Bowl)

Director of Photography at Peppermatic Pictures in Atlanta, GA


Helen Phelan ’13

BFA in Dance & BA in Psychology

Performance Credits: Celebrity Cruise Line

Founder: Helen Phelan Studio, a Pilates-based studio promoting positivity, self-care, body appreciation, intuitive exercise, and holistic health

Awards: Women’s Health 2021 Fit Tech Award for “Best Body Neutral Workouts”


Maya Sank ’16

BFA in Dance

Continuing Education: Studied with Vertigo Dance Company in Jerusalem, Israel

Founder: Maya Moves, providing custom private dance lessons to adults and children

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