Henry Koskoff (He/Him/His)
Henry Koskoff is a Junior studying Creative Writing and Anthropology at Emory University. As a boy he found difficulty in standing still for any expanse of time. His formal training began with Ballet, Jazz and Tap. Over the years, he has experimented with many other forms while concentrating his passion towards Modern. Nowadays, he continues his practice in college coursework, which consists of technique classes, choreography workshops, and membership in performance groups like Emory Dance Company. He is constantly evolving under the remarkable mentorship made available by Emory’s faculty, and is currently exploring the field of criticism as a research assistant. In the past, he has performed on countless stages along with competing in nationwide conventions such as the Youth America Grand Prix. In the future, he hopes to involve dance as yet another vessel of creative perspective and production. Otherwise, he has invested in his dreams of becoming a published poet/scholar.
Kealy Griffin (she/her/hers)
Originally from Pittsburgh, Kealy currently resides in Lexington, Kentucky where she is working towards her Master’s Degree in Performing Arts Leadership and Management at Shenandoah University. Previously, she was a student at the University of Kentucky where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Health Promotion and a Minor in Dance. Kealy has always possessed a deep passion for dance and choreography. She has performed for the Evolve Productions: Continuum Dance Company and has held an apprenticeship with Dance Alloy of Pittsburgh. Throughout college, she danced with the UK Dance Ensemble, choreographed for various on-campus organizations, and has taken classes with the Movement Continuum Dance Company in Lexington. In the future, Kealy hopes to continue choreographing and eventually establish her own dance company with programming focused on how dance, and the arts in general, can be transformative for mental health.
Marideth Read (She/Her/Hers)
Marideth Read is a senior dance major at Brenau University. She grew up in Covington, GA where she began her dance journey at Covington Regional Ballet at a young age. She continued her dance education at Kidz in Step Dance & Gymnastics upon reaching middle school as well as the Dance Academy at Heritage High School. She has trained in the styles of ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, musical theater and modern. During her time at Brenau, Marideth has performed in the shows, “Focus”, “Exhale”, “Virtuosity”, “Panorama”, and “Liminality” and also choreographed for the shows, “Adaptation” and “Hole”. Marideth’s goal is to pursue a career in dance/movement therapy as that is her concentration at Brenau. She hopes to continue her dance journey after graduating college by helping others experience the therapeutic power dance holds.
Nisha Srinivas (She/Her/Hers)
Nisha Srinivas is a junior at the University of Hartford – The Hartt School pursuing her bachelor’s degree in violin performance. She is from Lawrence, New Jersey and was raised in a musical household, starting her violin lessons at the age of seven. In addition, she is an avid Bharatanatyam dancer, an Indian classical dance form that she has learned for 16 years. Nisha is very passionate about the performing arts industry, hoping to further her education and receive her masters in performing arts administration.