Kelly received a B.F.A in Dance at The Ohio State University, with a focus in Alternative Medicine/Movement Therapy. She has, since, set roots in Columbus, Ohio as an artist and dancer, where she can be found facilitating modern and improvisational dance in the community, dancing in projects and creating new work. Her attempts to understand and digest the vast form of dance have sent her on international ventures to perform and train in Israel, China, Spain and Denmark; as well as nationally too. Her desire to harmonize holistic health and dance movement have colored her approach to dancing and teaching and put her on the path to bringing improvisation to the forefront as a platform for creating deep, mindful and wholesome experiences for herself and those she teaches. She is thrilled for the future of Sea Bus; eager to delve further into the physical/intellectual/spiritual practice of dance improvisation in the company of such wonderful movers.
More at kelly-hurlburt.com
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 as Columbus, Ohio dance artist, teacher, and improviser. He has been collaborating with Columbus Moving Company for the last three years as a performer, teacher, and choreographer. 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."
More at joshramseyhines.com
Megan Davis Bushway
Megan Davis Bushway is a dance and movement educator based in Columbus, OH. Megan currently teaches for BalletMet, Momentum: Excellence at the Speed of Dance, and the Columbus Modern Dance Company. She regularly offers Pilates Mat and Reformer classes at the Jewish Community Center and Core Poetry. Additionally, Megan is a Teaching Artist for OhioDance and in VSA’s Adaptation, Integration, & the Arts program. Megan currently dances with SeaBus and collaborates on choreographic projects with Athens-based artist Megan Yankee. Past performance credits include works by 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 film and documentation. She has been commissioned by local artists to document work and is the videographer for OhioDance. Megan received an MFA in Dance from The Ohio State University and a BA in Art Therapy and Dance from Springfield College.
More at www.megandavis.org
Eve Hermann studied visual and literary art at Indiana University. She has danced in Columbus, OH, since 2012 in works choreographed by CoCo Loupe, Nicole Garlando, Michael Morris, Christeen Stridsberg, and Jeff Fouch. She was a company member of Columbus Moving Company for the 2014/2015 season. From late 2013 to early 2016, she owned and operated Feverhead, a warehouse rehearsal and performance space in Columbus providing low-cost rentals for the performing arts, including: dance, theater, and music. Her performance work is primarily based in structured improvisation and presence practices influenced by Gaga, Butoh, and body awareness exercises. She is a licensed massage therapist, Craniosacral Therapy Practitioner and Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner in Training.
More at http://evehermann.com/dance/
Hana Newfeld is a dance artist. She was born in New Jersey into a family of yogis that granted her the space to have an open mind and body. Through yoga and other forms of movement practice, she found dance at the age of 14 and quickly became enamored with the endless possibilities of the body. She has a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Dance from The Ohio State University where she has tested the connections between dance and spirituality through improvisational moving meditation. She is also certified in Vinyasa yoga from Thank Yoga of Columbus. She will continue to search and explore these methods through creating dance art.
Chloe Napoletano is a dancer, teacher, art administrator, and community dance practioner. Born in Akron, Ohio, Chloe grew up a block away from Martell School of Dance where, at age five, she began dancing. From 2009-2013, she attended Akron School for the Arts where she studied ballet and modern dance, improvisation, choreography. From 2011-2013, Chloe apprenticed with the Akron based modern company, RED Company real.edge.dance under the direction of Kelli Sanford. She interned at OhioDance in 2014 and The American Dance Festival in 2016. She holds a BFA in dance from The Ohio State University. The focus of Chloe’s dance major was in dance education, specifically for members of a community that are unable to afford or transport themselves to see and experience art. She teaches “In Motion: Dance Classes for Adults Over 50” and dance at Schiller Park Community Center. Chloe also works as the Advanced Team Coordinator for Momentum, an organization that engages children in dance, music, and performance.