Kelly Hurlburt is a dancer, educator and performer with roots in Columbus, Ohio. Since graduating with a B.F.A. in Dance from OSU in 2014, she has performed in a multitude of projects and taught nationally across the US, and internationally in Israel, China, Spain and Denmark. She has led workshops at Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing, Shanghai University, Beijing Dance Academy, Zichri Theater in Kibbutz, Ga’aton and throughout Denmark. She has studied extensively with and performed work by Bebe Miller, Noa Zuk, Abby Zbikowski, Mats Ek, Rami Be'er and Nancy Stark Smith. She is currently a performing artist in FluxFlow Dance Project, a contemporary dance company based in Columbus. Kelly frequently travels to research her craft in places like Earthdance, SFDI and with other artists like Angie Hauser, Chris Aiken, KJ Holmes and Karen Nelson. When she isn't performing, Kelly dedicates time to facilitating class in the Columbus Community and being an advocate for dance in Columbus by participating as a founding member of Columbus Dance Alliance. SeaBus Dance Company is a passion project that she shares with her partner, Josh Hines. Kelly finds her niche in the conversation between form/ structure & fluidity/ instincts. Improvisation and Contact Improvisation and these non-forms of movement are what Kelly finds most enriching in her career as she investigates new potentials.
Josh Hines graduated from The Ohio State University with a BFA in dance improvisation and performance in 2014. Since graduation he has been establishing himself in Columbus, Ohio as a dance artist, teacher, and improviser as well as traveling throughout the country to extensively research and practice dance improvisation and contact improvisation. Josh is the Founder and Co-dIrector of SeaBus Dance Company. He is passionate about growing and strengthening the Columbus Art's scene and is a founding member of Columbus Dance Alliance. Josh finds dance improvisation is paramount for his work: "For me there is nothing more human than curiosity and living in the moment. The sincerity that improvisation generates causes dancers to become more genuine in their movement, more alive and sensitive. The applications of dance improvisation are endless and that is what I love about it so much."
Hana Newfeld is a collaborative dance artist working in Columbus Ohio. Born in New Jersey she was a late bloomer in the dance field, but quickly submerged herself as deeply as she could. Studying under the direction of Cleo Mack, she gained experience in modern dance, improvisation, costume design, lighting design, stage managing, and choreographing. She worked and apprenticed with companies and institutions such as the Cleo Mack Dance Project, Terra Firma, Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company, Kean Dance Theatre, and NYU Tisch School of the Arts. She then attended The Ohio State University, receiving her B.F.A. in Dance with a focus in dance and technology, specifically film. During her time at OSU she had the privilege to work closely with and perform several works by renowned artists and scholars such as Susan Van Pelt Petry, Nora Zuniga-Shaw, Mitchell Rose, Susan Rethorst, Melanie Bales, Eddie Taketa, David Covey, and Bebe Miller. She is now a collaborative member of SeaBus Dance Company, rooted in contact improvisation. She has also choreographed new works that premiered at Ten Tiny Dances, Wexner Center for the Arts, and CDT’s Fisher Theatre. She plans to continue collaborating improvisationally and choreographically with the other dance members of her community. She also plans to one day be a “well-fed artist”.
Megan Davis Bushway
Megan Davis Bushway is a dance and movement educator based in Columbus, OH. Megan is on faculty at BalletMet Academy and Momentum, an organization whose mission is to transform children’s lives through dance, music, and performance. Previous teaching appointments include Wittenberg University, VSA, and the Columbus Modern Dance Company. She is a certified Balanced Body Pilates instructor and regularly offers Pilates Mat and Reformer classes at the Jewish Community Center and Core Poetry. Additionally, Megan is a Teaching Artist for OhioDance, where she shares movement practices in a community setting.
Megan has been dancing with SeaBus since 2016. Past performance credits include collaborations with Megan Yankee and works by Leslie Dworkin, Susan Rethorst, Melanie Bales, Susan Hadley, Fritha Pengelly, Cynthia Nazzaro, and Paige Phillips. In addition to her work as an educator and performer,
Megan also specializes in dance documentation. She has been commissioned by local artists to document work and serves as the videographer and editor for OhioDance and the Virtual Dance Collection. Megan received an MFA in Dance from The Ohio State University and a BA in Art Therapy and Dance from Springfield College.
Chloe Napoletano is a Columbus, Ohio based dancer, teacher, choreographer, art administrator, and community dance practitioner. In 2017, Chloe received her BFA in dance from The Ohio State University. Currently, Chloe teaches two free, community dance classes: In Motion: Movement Classes for Adults Over 50 and Columbus Dance for Parkinson’s. She is the Advanced Team Coordinator and an Assistant Teacher for Momentum-Excellence, a dance outreach organization that uses dance. She teaches in the Children’s Division at BalletMet and is contingent staffing in the Learning Department at The Columbus Museum of Art. Chloe also co-choreographs, co-produces, and performs in original dance pieces with her dance partner Hana Newfeld. Chloe has been collaborating and performing with SeaBus Dance Company since 2017.