Brit Falcon, born in Massachusetts, grew up in Rochester, NY. As a BFA graduate of The College at Brockport, Britney was the recipient of The Rose L. Strasser Dance Award, the Friars Foundation Award for summer study, and attended the Bates Dance Festival on Scholarship. During her senior year she was nominated for the School of Arts and Performance Outstanding Undergraduate Student Award 2009. Since graduating Britney has been named The Muse Brooklyn’s Presenting Artist in Residence, the NYU Gallatin DCA spring semester Artist in Residence, and the New Dance Collective 2017 guest artist. She was also recently awarded a three-week Emerging Choreographer's Residency at the 2017 Bates Dance Festival. As a performer, Brit has had the pleasure of working with William Evans, Kista Tucker Dance, Inc., TrioDance Collective, Bryan Strimpel, Donnell Oakley, Keigwin + Company, and David Dorfman Dance. Her choreography has been shown throughout the Northeast, and in venues such as 92nd St.Y, Dixon Place, Triskelions Arts, BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Green Space, Rochester Fringe Festival, Alchemical Theatre Laboratory and The Center for Performance Research. Brit teaches at Gibney Dance Center, Mark Morris Dance Center, and works as a movement therapist at Dynamic Alignment Training Center.
Emily Diers (Rehearsal Director) is a native to the Chicagoland area, where she began her dance training at Denise Sabala Dance Studio and Giordano Dance Center. After a semester abroad at Studio Harmonique in Paris, Emily graduated summa cum laude from Point Park University with a B.A. in dance. She started her dance career in Chicago with NoMi LaMad Dance, Inc. and has since danced with Jessica Gaynor Dance, VonUssar Danceworks, and Valerie Green/Dance Entropy in NYC. Additionally, Emily is Training Director of NW Method, founded by Nicole Winhoffer. She is very excited to be a part of Falcon Dance.
Hailing from the Bronx in NYC, Amadi Washington began dancing at age nine. Early on he was exposed to African dance, and that foundation has deeply influenced his passion for exploring the range of dynamic physicality embedded in all forms of movement. As a student at the College of Wooster Amadi graduated with Honors, a B.A. in Theatre and Dance, and was the 2013 recipient of the Urlene F. Brown scholarship for the performing arts. Upon graduating he moved back to the Bronx and immediately began teaching dance and coaching sports teams at The Dalton School. He is a performer, choreographer, and educator.
Caroline Nelson (Marketing Director) is a founding member of Treeline Dance Works, while freelancing for various other dance companies within NYC. Performance credits include venues throughout Scandanavia, New York, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Connecticut, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia, as well as numerous colleges and universities. Nelson has toured with the James Hansen Dance Ensemble (Ophelia's Reclamation, Shaken With a Twist) and Melinda Planey (Sepia Enduring) throughout the East coast. Nelson holds a BFA from SUNY the College at Brockport, Magna cum Laude, where she performed in works by Keigwin and Company and David Dorfman Dance. Since receiving her BFA, Nelson has risen to become a staple in the NYC nightlife and hospitality management industry.
Jake Ely grew up an avid sportser in Scottsdale, Arizona. He started his dance training in college, where he graduated with a degree in International Relations with minors in dance and Spanish. Since moving to New York, he has been fortunate to perform with Bryan Strimpel, Karl Rogers//RedDirt Dance, and ThirdRailProjects. He is currently a member of B.S. Movement and happy to be a member of Falcon Dance.
Kala Seidenberg received her early training at Academy of Dance Arts and Columbia City Jazz Company in Columbia, South Carolina. She earned degrees from Emory University in Dance and Movement Studies as well as Educational Studies. At Emory she had opportunities to work with guest artists such as Blake Beckham, T. Lang, and Kyle Abraham. After graduation, she started her professional career dancing for Staibdance, Catellier Dance Projects, and Emily Christianson in Atlanta, Georgia, while also teaching dance for the arts non-profit, Moving in the Spirit. Her choreographic work has been presented by Dance Truck (in a truck!), Spelman College (on a stage!), Emory University, and Waxworks. She is also an early childhood dance educator, and loves moving and creating with the smallest of dancers at the JCC Manhattan as well as in various public schools with New York City Ballet’s in-school residency program. She is thrilled to perform as a member of Falcon Dance.