AARON McGLOIN (Director) was born and raised in Arizona and graduated from Arizona State University with a BFA in Choreography. Over the past decade he has had the privilege of performing with companies throughout Phoenix, Chicago and NYC including CONDER/dance, Arial Dance Chicago, Bryn Cohn + Artists, Christopher Williams, and Project 44.
He formed Aaron McGloin Dance in 2008 with a mission to create honest and ambitious art with an eclectic sensibility. His choreography has been presented in New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Phoenix, and you can catch him teaching classes at Gibney Dance and Broadway Dance Center in NYC.
KATHRYN NUSA LOGAN (Assistant Director) is a multidisciplinary art maker living in Brooklyn. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and a former Lincoln Center Education Fellow. Her work is focused in movement, music, sound-scape, film, performance, and technology. She strives when possible to keep an approach to art making that is not fully focused in a particular discipline. She has collaborated with dance-makers Daniel Clifton, Adrienne Westwood, Celia Rowlson-Hall, Katie Swords, Aaron McGloin, Mari Meade, and many more. She has been creating work as Logan Company with collaborator Katy Gilmore since 2010. Logan Company’s film From Archivist Fields was screened as a part of the New Filmmakers New York film festival in 2015. Kathryn is currently writing her fourth album and performing throughout New York with music project Lanusa, creating a new dance-based solo, editing an abstract movement film, and composing music for dance. She is deeply fascinated by art process and philosophy and is working her way through the writings of the great Art Philosopher Arthur C. Danto.
MIKE ABBATIELLO (Dancer) studied at Ohio State University where he had the opportunity to work with Bebe Miller, Olivier Tarpaga and Dante Brown. After graduating with a BFA focused in Media and Performance with Choreography, Michael moved to New York where he has worked with Dante Brown|Warehouse Dance, The People Movers, Project 44, Bryn Cohn + Artists, Aaron McGloin Dance, and Maya Orchin Dance. Michael currently choreographs and teaches under the moniker lostinflow.
CHRISTOPHER BLOOM (Dancer) is from Middletown, VA where he started training at the Vostrikov Academy of Ballet at the age of 15. Christopher trained as a scholarship student at the Ballet and Contemporary Dance Programs in the School at Jacob’s Pillow under Anna-Marie Holmes and Milton Myers. Since graduating from the Ailey/Fordham B.F.A. Dance program in 2012, he has performed and toured with the Peridance Contemporary Dance Company and Parsons Dance performing masterworks by David Parsons, Igal Perry, and Ohad Naharin across several continents. Christopher joined Ballet Hispanico in 2013 and has since originated roles in works by Edgar Zendejas, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Gustavo Ramirez Sansano, and Eduardo Vilaro.
JARRED BOSCH (Dancer) received his BFA from Marymount Manhattan College. Since graduation, he has danced with Catapult Entertainment's “Amazing Shadows” tour, performing throughout Europe and the United States. He has also performed with the Nikolais-Louis Foundation at the Yang Li Ping International Dance Festival in Beijing, China. While at Marymount, he had the honor of performing the works of Dwight Rhoden, Azsure Barton, Paul Taylor and Emery Lecrone. He has spent his summers training at Nederlands Dans Theater and Springboard Danse Montreal as well as Complexions Contemporary Ballet and American Ballet Theater. Jarred currently performs with NOW Dance Project, LaneCoArts, & Exit12 Dance Company. He is excited to perform his first season with Aaron McGloin Dance!
MAT ELDER (Dancer) is originally from Sparta, Tennessee. He received his undergraduate degree in Theatre/Dance from Middle Tennessee State University and MFA in Choreography from Smith College. He has worked with notable choreographers Alberto Del Saz (Ririe-Woodbury), Sarah Ewing, Christopher K Morgan, Maurice Fraga, T Lang, Sidra Bell (Five Colleges) and Bill T Jones dancers Paul Matteson and Leah Cox. Past residence/teaching credits include CORE Project Chicago Summer Intensive, Heritage Dance Project, Middle Tennessee State, Smith College, American College Dance Festival Northeastern Division, the Williston Northampton School, Howard Community College, and Georgetown University. Elder’s choreographic works have been presented in numerous cities including Washington DC, Nashville, St. Louis, Chicago, New York City, and Baltimore. Two Dance for Video projects were accepted into dance festivals throughout Chicago, IL. In addition to Aaron McGloin Dance he works with Project 44, Christopher K Morgan & Artists and Ekilibre Dance Company.
NEEMA FRAZIER (Dancer) began her dance studies at The School of American Ballet, where she had the privilege to perform Balanchine repertory with New York City Ballet. She then continued her studies at the esteemed LaGuardia Arts High School, and was the recipient of an advanced regents diploma. Furthering her arts education, Neema received her BFA at SUNY Purchase, where she performed works by Bill T. Jones, Aszure Barton, Danielle Agami, Adam Barruch, and Greg Dolbashian. She has attended programs throughout her pre professional career and has performed works by Ohad Naharin, Alonzo King, Hofesh Shecheter, and William Forsythe. Neema is currently residing in New York City, where she is working as a freelance contemporary artist.
2014 Diamond Research Scholars Grant recipient KAILEY McCRUDDEN (Dancer) received a BFA in dance from Temple University in May 2015, Summa Cum Laude. She performed in works by Andrea Miller and Larry Keigwin, and studying under Kun Yang-Lin, Jillian Harris and Merian Soto while there. Now a NYC-based choreographer and dancer, Kailey's work has been commissioned by Nacre Dance Company, Ballet Forte, and Triskelion Arts. In addition to Aaron McGloin Dance, Kailey works with 5th Digit Dance and teaches at Gibney Dance Center.
NIK OWENS (Dancer) is from Altadena, California where he began his movement experience with gymnastics at age three and continued at a competitive level until he was 19. He began dancing at Wesleyan University and graudated with a BA in Dance and a certificate in Environmental Studies. He's worked with Nicholas Leichter, Tania Isaac, Kyle Abraham and has performed works by Vanessa Tamburi ,The Dance Exchange, Gierre Godley’s Project 44, Mersiha Mesihovic’s CircuitDebris, Helen Simoneau Danse, and Abdul Latif's D2D/T. Nik currently dances with Raja Kelly's thefeath3rtheory, Bryn Cohn + Artists, Tiffany Mills Company, and David Dorfman Dance.
A.J. HOPES-PFLUMM (Dancer) graduated from Wichita State University with a BFA in Dance Performance and Choreography. He has performed in numerous works choreographed by Peter Chu, Helen Simoneau, Darrell Grand Moultrie, Janice Garrett, Cheyla Clawson, Rachel Boyajian, Denise Celestin, Sabrina Vasquez, Nick Johnson, Aaron McGloin, and Sam Householder and has toured these works both nationally and internationally. He has been a guest artist/instructor for many Kansas-based companies including Ballet Wichita, Wichita Contemporary Dance Theatre, Mid-America Dance Theatre, Alithea Creations, and Clawson Dances. A.J. has also taught classes at Gibney Dance and through various other NYC studios, as well as guides young students through the creation process. In 2015, he attended Springboard Danse Montreal. In addition to performing, A.J. has created works for WCDT, MADT, American Liberty Ballet, and Ballet Wichita, and works on self-produced material with his husband under CaptiveFlow Dance.
ANDY SANTANA (Dancer) received his BFA in Dance from Rutgers University completing his final semester abroad at The Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance. He currently dances with Lane Gifford (LaneCoArts) and Aaron McGloin Dance. He has also worked with Yoshito Sakuraba (Abarukas) and Lindy Fines (GREYZONE). In Israel, he performed work by Noa Tzuk/Ohad Fishof and Tali Mizrahi. In addition, Andy received his 200-Hour Yoga-Alliance Teacher Certification.