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THE DANCERS

Jena Wijtman
Jena Wijtman was born and raised in Santa Clara, CA where she began her training. Jena has trained at various institutions including The Joffrey Ballet School and Jacob’s Pillow for dance photography.  In 2017 Jena graduated from Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, WA with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance. She has performed in works by Amy O’Neal, Vivian Little, Paula Peters, Gerard Theoret, and Wade Madsen.

Jenna Wilson 
Jenna Nicole Wilson is a professional contemporary, ambient, and commercial dancer working in the SF/Bay and Los Angeles Areas. She teaches, models, and performs with groups such as RAE Talent Agency, (Vogue) House of Mizrahi, and Caroline Liviakis Dance Company.
In 2017, Wilson graduated from UC Santa Barbara where she focused on ballet, modern, and choreography. In New York she trained in hip hop, street jazz, heels, vogue, and teaching before her recent move to San Francisco.

Sydney Lozier
Sydney works as a performer and educator in modern dance and musical theater.  A recent graduate from University of San Francisco’s Master’s in Education program, Sydney loves to open up the world of performance to new audiences and participants.  Recent credits include South of Market the Musical, v.2 (Dance Captain),  Susmaryosep & co’s mumu, and presentation of her solo work Exploration of the Face at the Yugen Noh space, in addition to her work under choreographers like Brenton Cheng, Amie Dowling, Natalie Greene, Eli Nelson, and Scott Wells.  

Reanne Rasmusson
Reanne Rasmusson is a San Francisco based freelance dancer. Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, she began her dance training at Issaquah Dance Theatre. In 2016 she graduated from the University of Wyoming with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Science. Reanne has had the privilege of working and studying with a number of artists and companies, including Babs Case, Bandaloop, Andre Megerdichian, Ririe-Woobury Dance Company, and Pablo Francisco Ruvalcaba.

Rachel Epling
Rachel Epling completed her BFA in Dance and BA in Biological Anthropology at UC Santa Barbara in 2017. While attending UCSB, she had the opportunity to perform works by Anna Halprin, Yvonne Rainer, José Limón, Andrea Miller, Jacqulyn Buglisi, Lilian Manansala, Gianna Burright, Nancy Colahan, and Valerie Huston.  Rachel was a member of the UCSB touring dance company, and has performed in England, Greece, Cyprus, Italy and NYC as a part of the UCSB Dance Company. Rachel has also had the opportunity to show her own work as a part of Junior’s Concert 2016 “Dictionary of Obscured Realities” and Spring Concert 2017 “FREE|FALL”.

Twyla Malchow-Hay 
Twyla Malchow-Hay was born and raised in Portland, OR where she found her love of dance. In high school, she was a part of two performing companies and toured in nationally and internationally in China. In 2017, she completed her BFA in Dance Performance from Chapman University. Since graduating, Twyla has danced with Jess Harper & Dancers in Los Angeles and has moved to the Bay Area to pursue dance, create her own work, and deepen her passions of movement, writing, and the healing arts.

Nikki Mischke
Nikki recently graduated with her M.F.A. in theater performance-making from the University of Chichester. She has performed in theater and dance works around the Bay Area including at CounterPulse and through AXIS Dance Company.

Ashley Johnson
Ashley began dancing at age three in Virginia in various styles including ballet, jazz, modern, lyrical, hip hop, and tap. She then began taking collegiate level classes in Arizona and continued her professional training after moving to New York at the Broadway Dance Center.  A dental assistant during the day, Ashley spends every free moment taking class and dancing freelance in Bay Area dance companies. 

Audrey Liviakis
Audrey is a producer for the Sacramento NBC affiliate news station KCRA. In such a short time Audrey has received high acolades for her work in journalism including a coveted Arthur Murrow Award. She has been a core company dancer since the company’s inception and also happens to be Caroline’s younger sister!

Katherine Liviakis
Katherine is a professional actress and dancer with a performance background in both theater and film. Some credits include A.C.T.’s “A Christmas Carol” and playing the role of Shira in the feature film “Quitters”. Katherine has been a company dancer since its inception and also happens to be Caroline’s youngest sister!

Korea Venters
Originally from Oakland, California, Korea studied at the University of San Francisco with a concentration in social justice and dance. Now she is a performing artist for See Through Soul Dance Company at Destiny Arts in the East Bay. She hopes to use her art as a platform for healing and social justice in the community.