“vibrant energy, air-born athleticism and
provocative modern dance”
~ The Post-Star



Louisa Barta received her early dance training at the Cache Valley Civic Ballet School and Company of Logan, UT, and the Ballet West Academy in Salt Lake City. A graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts (BFA in Dance, ’13), Louisa has worked with notable teachers and choreographers Kyle Abraham, David Dorfman, Pamela Pietro, James Sutton, and Sean Curran. She has had the additional opportunities to study across the country and abroad with the Walnut Hill Conservatory, North Carolina School of the Arts, LINES Contemporary Ballet, Royal Winnipeg Ballet School, Dance Italia, and most recently San Francisco Conservatory of Dance. Professionally, Louisa has performed with the VashtiDance African Dance Company and CeDan Dance, based in NYC, and has participated in local dance festivals as both dancer and choreographer (“Choreography On the Edge”, 2016, Woodstock, NY, Nacre’s “So You Think You Can Choreograph?” Festival, 2016, Saratoga Springs, NY, and in conjunction with Troy Night Out). Also an aspiring dance educator, Louisa teaches and choreographs for several schools in the Capital Region. Louisa is enjoying her fifth season with ESDC.

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 fifth season with ESDC and is an Arts in Education Coordinator for the company.

Erin Dooley is a native of Saratoga Springs, NY, where she studied at Saratoga City Ballet and attended local summer programs such as Saratoga Summer Dance Intensive (SSDI) and New York State Summer School of the Arts (NYSSSA). She has studied at esteemed schools including Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Joffrey Ballet School, Boston Ballet, and Joffrey Academy of Dance. She is currently completing her degree at SUNY Purchase in the Conservatory of Dance, where she had opportunities to perform, choreograph, and travel. She has been to Guatemala with the non-profit organization, JUNTOS, to teach and perform for underprivileged communities. She studied abroad at CODARTS in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Throughout her travels and various study programs she has had the pleasure of working with many notable choreographers such as Kimberly Bartosik, Stefanie Batten Bland, Earl Mosley, Josie Walsh, Alexei Kremnev, Stephanie Martinez, Abdul Latif, Ronn Stewart, Antonin Comestaz, Pedro Ruiz, and Hannah Garner, among others. She is also a co-founder and Artistic Director for local dance retreat, Getaway Dance Collective, hosted in Saratoga Springs. This is Erin’s first 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. She is currently pursuing an MFA in Choreography at Jacksonville University in Jacksonville, FL. Along with dancing for ESDC Sara has presented her own choreography at The Poets Den in Harlem, Byrdcliffe Theatre in Woodstock, The Art Center of the Capital Region in Troy, The Carrier Theater in Syracuse, and was a finalist in Nacre's "So You Think You Can Choreograph" Showcase in Saratoga Springs. Sara began teaching at Russell Sage College in 2018 as adjunct faculty. She is originally from Schenectady, NY where she studied at Merritt Dance Center under Mara and Marlene Merritt. Sara has been with the Ellen Sinopoli Dance 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, the Chapel and Cultural Center at RPI, the Albany Center Gallery, the Dragon’s Egg in Mystic, CT, and 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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