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CAST RAIYE ADELEYE (Walking with Natasha) is a graduate student currently working with Black Womens’ embodiment knowledge and wellness in the African Diaspora. Her participation in Momentum is one medium through which she is exploring these concepts, sharing her process and enacting her embodied practice of theorizing. After graduating in May 2017 with master’s degrees in Latin American Studies and Information Studies, Adeleye will continue working as a wellness coach for Black Women in the African Diaspora. SOFIA ARANHA (Hand in Heart, Slow Fade to Black, Walking with Natasha) hails from Richardson, Texas where she danced for 17 years before moving to Austin to study dance and economics under the Liberal Arts Honors Program at The University of Texas at Austin. Last spring, she completed her first season with Dance Repertory Theatre. Upon graduation, Aranha plans to attend law school. RAQUEL BARON (Lec/Dem or How Do You Spell Femaphobic, (Re)current Unrest pt. 2: In D’Nile, Second to Khan) began dancing in Dallas, Texas at a young age and attended Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts for dance. After graduating in May 2019 with a B.F.A. in Dance and a minor in Business Foundations, Baron plans to dance professionally and pursue her passion for event planning. VERONICA BOCCARDO ((Re)current Unrest pt. 2: In D’Nile) began performing in Venezuela at age five. Most recently, she performed in Little Women The Broadway Musical (Texas Theatre and Dance, 2016) and choreographed Rippling Essence (Dance Action’s S.E.E.D.). After graduating with a B.F.A. in Dance (Dance Studies Option), she plans to dance professionally and teach. LIZZETTE CHAPA (Bach in Time, black is the new black, Hand in Heart, Second to Khan, Walking with Natasha) began performing in the Rio Grande Valley area at the age of four. Most recently, she performed in Bodies & Souls (Texas Theatre and Dance, 2016) and at the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance. After

graduating in May 2017 with a B.F.A. in Dance, she plans to dance in a contemporary company, choreograph and begin her own company. LEIGH-ALICE CLARK (Hand in Heart) began performing in Dallas, Texas with the Dallas Metropolitan Ballet. Most recently, she performed in Dance Repertory Theatre’s Threshold by Lyn C. Wiltshire (Bodies & Souls, 2016). After graduating in May 2017 with a B.F.A. in Dance she plans to work in arts administration and pursue a graduate degree in dance. CAMILLE COLLINS (Paramodernities #3, (Re) current Unrest pt. 2: In D’Nile, Slow Fade to Black) is a fourth-year B.F.A. in Dance major. She began her dance studies at the Houston Ballet in 2006. In 2009 she was accepted to Houston’s High School for the Performing and Visual Arts (HSPVA). Since then, Collins has performed in works by Troy Powell, Thang Dao, David Curwen, William McClellan, Manuel Vignoulle, Alex Ketley, Christian Von Howard, Sidra Bell, Andrea Beckham and Erica Gionfriddo. Collins plans to graduate in May 2017. EMILY DIFRANCO (A-peeling, Hand in Heart, (Re) current Unrest pt. 2: In D’Nile, Under the Asphalt) began dancing at the age of three in Rowlett, Texas. In 2011 she performed as a member of the Collin Dance Ensemble at Collin College where she began practicing modern concert dance. In 2014, DiFranco transferred to The University of Texas at Austin and plans to graduate in May 2017 with a B.F.A. in Dance. Upon graduating, she plans to move to the Pacific Northwest to continue performing and creating dance. ANDREA DUONG (Hand in Heart, Paramodernities #3, Walking with Natasha) began dancing at the age of five in Des Moines, Iowa. She plans to graduate in 2019 with a B.F.A. in Dance and a B.A. in Urban Studies. LAURA BETH FLETT (Bach in Time, Hand in Heart, (Re)current Unrest pt. 2: In D’Nile, Walking with Natasha) began performing in Louisiana at the age of four. Most recently, she performed in Dance Repertory Theatre’s Bodies & Souls and with Dance

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