Ava Vacherot (2018-2019)
Ava began training in classical ballet at the age of 9 at The New England Ballet Conservatory under Vanina Wilson. She continued her training for eight years at Vermont Ballet Theater School under Alexander Nagiba. At the Vermont Ballet she danced in two performances yearly; The Nutcracker and The Celebration of Dance. Ava has performed roles of Sugar Plum Fairy, Dew Drop Fairy and Lead Marzipan in The Nutcracker, as well as other classical variations from Paquita, Raymonda and Elite Syncopations. Ava has trained in summer intensives with the Bolshoi Ballet Academy, Ellison Ballet, and Miami City Ballet.
Carleen DelGreco (2018)
Carleen DelGreco began dancing at the age of 3 in her hometown of Pelham, NH.
Under the direction of Judi Demers Bavin of Dance Concepts, she studied tap, jazz, ballet, lyrical/contemporary, hip hop, pointe, and musical theatre. At age 6, Carleen began dancing competitively and has traveled all over the country to compete on both regional and national levels. Her dance training continued in college, where she attended Quinnipiac University and was a member of Dance Fusion, Quinnipiac’s official hip-hop dance team. During this time she also competed with the Dance Fits U All-Star open team and traveled to Orlando, FLA where they competed on the Worlds stage at the US All Star Federation’s International Cheer and Dance competition. She graduated in 2016 with her BS in Health Sciences and a minor in Psychology. She is currently pursuing her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Northeastern University. Carleen feels privileged to have performed in many incredible venues over the years including Radio City Music Hall, Alvin Ailey Theater, TD Garden, Walt Disney World, and more.
She accredits much of her love and passion for the art of dance to the many choreographers and dancers she has worked closely with and been inspired by since a young age.
Charlotte Madeline Rosen (2018-2019)
Charlotte has been a passionate and lifelong learner of dance, performance, teaching, and choreography. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Connecticut College with a BFA in Dance and Psychology in 2012. Since graduating, she has focused on developing and implementing original Dance curriculum at the High School Level. She pioneered
the Dance Program at Rising Tide Charter Public School where she was proud to create
a diverse, robust, and accessible dance pathway for dancers of all ages and abilities. While teaching and choreographing over 40 works, Charlotte also performed with various dance companies in the Boston and Providence area including Belly Beat Dance Company, Troupe De Monte Carlo, and Crocodile River Music. Charlotte is extremely excited to be working with Project 31 for the 2018-2019 season.
Kayla Trutt (2018-2019)
Kayla Trutt began dancing when she was two and a half years old in her hometown of Rockville Centre, New York. She is currently a senior at The Boston Conservatory where she is working towards a BFA in Contemporary Dance with emphases in jazz dance and pedagogy. During her time at the conservatory, she has performed works by Uri Sands, Stephanie Martinez, and many of her conservatory peers. Kayla has also furthered her training at summer dance intensives, most recently with Mark Morris Dance Group and BODYTRAFFIC
Lacey Sasso (2017-2019)
Lacey attended Missouri State University where she earned a B.F.A in Dance Performance with a minor in Psychology. She is the founder and Artistic Director of Sasso & Company, a Boston-based contemporary dance company. She has recently been on faculty at Boston University teaching contemporary jazz. Lacey spent six seasons with Undertoe Dance Project (NYC) where she served not only as the Jazz Captain, but she was also the resident Jazz teaching artist. Her choreography was presented in the annual New York Season, Astoria Dance Festival, and Undertoe Dance Festival. In Boston, Lacey was a member and featured choreographer for Six One Seven Dance Collective for four seasons. In 2015 Lacey graduated from William James College with a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology and Expressive Arts Therapy. Lacey spent two years living in the United Kingdom where she performed Akram Khan’s choreography and trained with Linda Dadd. She has been on staff with the Royal Academy of Dance’s Step into Dance, Montage Theatre Arts, Kew Dance Arts, and SOTO Dance. Since returning to Boston, Lacey has been on the faculty of South Shore Ballet Theatre and Raquelle's Dance Company. Lacey continues her work as Artistic Director of Sasso & Company. She a member of Colleen Roddy & Dancers and is in her second season with Project 31.
Lindsey Renee Orgren (2017-2019)
Lindsey started dancing at the age of seven in Edmond, OK. She has studied in tap, jazz, ballet, modern, contemporary, hip-hop, and lindy-hop. Lindsey attended
Hendrix College in Conway, AR and earned a B.A. in Biochemistry. She was a member of the Hendrix College Dance Ensemble where she performed in many modern and contemporary pieces and choreographed several pieces of her own. During her time at Hendrix, her choreographed piece “Loading…” was selected to be presented at the ACDA South conference in 2015, and she was given the Theater and Dance Department’s Graham-Duncan award for ensemble leadership and excellence in dance. Upon graduating in 2015, she moved to Madison, WI to pursue a Ph.D. in Chemistry at UW-Madison. There she joined Breakthrough Dance Company and performed hip-hop and contemporary pieces, and continued to explore her choreographic style with two contemporary pieces. Lindsey moved to the Boston area in 2017 to continue her graduate education at MIT, and is looking forward to continuing her passion for dance with Project 31.
Lucie Novelline (2017-2019)
Lucie began her dance training at the age of three at Creative Dance Center under the direction of Becky Ford. At age nine, she began training intensively at Raquelle's Dance Studio under the direction of Deb Lumbert studying ballet, tap, jazz, modern, contemporary, and hip hop. At Raquelle's Dance Studio she has trained with Kenzie Finn, Lacey Sasso, Kate McShea, Rachel Buffer, Robert Robinison, Patricia Beagini, Stacey Melvoen, and Deirdre Lewis. Lucie has participated in workshops and Intensives with Tribe, The Dance Company and Project 31. Lucie has performed as a guest artist in Sasso & Company's "Deeply Rooted", Project 31's "Through This Lens", Nozama Dance Collective's "Enough", The Dance for World Community Festival, and several Dance2Save Benefit Concerts. She is looking forward to dancing as an official Project 31 Apprentice this season!