Meet the Co-Founders

Kaitlin Pennington graduated from James Madison University in May 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts in Dance. During her time at JMU, she immersed herself in performance and choreography. After graduating, she moved to the DMV area and was involved with various organizations and companies such as Dance Place, Imagination Stage, District Dance Arts, The Washington Ballet, Theater J at the Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center, Jane Franklin Dance, A.J. Collabs, and Extreme Lengths Production teaching, performing, working administratively as well as front of house for performances. Currently, she is living in her hometown of Roanoke, VA where she has been expanding her artistic interests into singing as well as making her choreographic debut with the Virginia Children’s Theatre in their spring production of Mary Poppins Jr!

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Anastasia Johnson is a dance artist, teacher, and choreographer born and raised in Richmond, Virginia. After receiving her B.A in Dance along with a PreK-12 Virginia Teaching Licensure in Dance Arts from James Madison University in 2017, Johnson relocated to Maryland to further her artistry in the DMV area. Currently, she holds the title as Energizers Afterschool Club Manager and Teaching Artist at Dance Place in Washington, DC, as well as, a Dance Teacher at MacArthur Middle School in Anne Arundel County. Since relocating, Johnson has performed with companies and artists such as, Choreographers Collaboration Project, VT Dance Company, Extreme Lengths Production, Rachel Luebbert, Juanita Dance Company, Contra-Tiempo, and Coyaba Dance Company. Recently, Johnson has been developing her own dance company called A.J. Collabs, who has already had the opportunity to perform at the 2019 Small Plates Festival, Works In Progress Showing, Ascending Choreographer’s Festival, and Coalescence: A Visual and Performing Arts Showing.

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Molly Kate Dalton, originally from Oxford, Mississippi, graduated from Southern Methodist University in May 2018 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Performance - Artistic Merit Scholar. In her time at SMU, Molly Kate had the opportunity to train under a wide variety of highly recognized faculty and staff, presenting her own choreographic works, as well as performing student works and master works by choreographers such as Brandi Coleman, Adam Hougland, Delfos Danza Contemoporánea, Robert Dekkers, Moncell Durden, Danny Buraczeski and Zion Dance Project. Since moving to DC in 2018, Molly Kate has performed and worked with various arts companies such as Deviated Theatre, IC Movement Project, Extreme Lengths Productions, SJ Ewing & Dancers, Dance Place, and CityDance. 

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