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Kristen Jeppsen Groves, choreographer, dancer, and educator, received an M.F.A. in choreography from the Ohio State University and a B.A. in Dance Education from Brigham Young University. As a choreographer, Jeppsen Groves' work is physically challenging and complex and focuses on socially relevant, political themes. She has presented her choreographic works along with teaching residencies in Ohio, Utah, Las Vegas, New York, New Mexico, and recently abroad in Senegal, Mail, and Morocco. Her work, The People's Evolution, received the Phi Kappa Phi artist award in 2008.

As a dancer, Jeppsen Groves has performed in works by Bebe Miller, Susan Hadley, Baker & Tarpaga Dance Project, and PropelHer Dance Collective, Marilyn Berrett, and Pat Debenham. As a former member of the Baker-Tarpaga Dance project, Groves worked as research collaborator for Shifting Traces Dance Project with OSU faculty member, Esther Baker-Tarpaga. In 2010, they toured a collaborative work in various venues throughout West Africa with funding from the BETHA grant award.

Groves has taught dance for ten years in collegiate dance programs, most recently at the Ohio State University and Brigham Young University, as well as K-12 programs, and private dance studios. She received OSU's prestigious Teaching Award in 2010 and was awarded outstanding teacher at Brigham Young University. She is co-founder and co-director of Artist, Interrupted, a women's art collective, which organizes workshops and performances in Washington D.C., Ohio, and Utah. Currently, she is working as an independent dance artist and choreographer in Vicenza, Italy.



Jason Parsons grew up in Rochester, NY. Since arriving in NYC, Jason has trained with some of the best master teachers and choreographers. He has performed with companies such as River North Dance Company, Mia Michaels R.A.W, Dinyos Dance Company (Japan), and the POZ Dance Theater (South Korea). His Industrial credits include Sony, BMW, DaeWoo, and General Motors. He has danced with recording artist Diana King, SWV, and Celine Dion. His television credits include Fame L.A, Star Search, and The Essence Awards.

Jason has created work for Rasta Thomas's Bad Boys of Dance, Odyssey, HoustonMet, and the Evolution Dance Company. Internationally, his work has been performed at the Gwang Ju Biennale Festival (South Korea), Baudelaire (Japan), Artedanza (Italy), Nokia Awards (Czech Rep.), Minjockchoom Cultural Festival (South Korea), Puglia Danza (Italy), and the Seoul Contemporary Jazz Dance Festival (South Korea). He has graced the cover of Dance Magazine in South Korea and Italy, and has also appeared in the book Moving Still. In May of 2007, Jason collaborated with Italian Artist Elena Parisi to create a moving installation for her premiere exhibition in Milan, Italy. In February 2008, Jason formed his own company called Jason Parsons Company. His company has performed in New York City at the Joyce Soho, Dixon Place, Manhattan Movement and Art Center, Alvin Ailey, and for APAP at Carnegie Hall. In January 2010, Jason premiered a new solo work at the "Dance From the Heart Event" at the Cedar Lake Theater.

He has taught all over the U.S., Canada, England, Japan, South Korea, Cypress, and the Czech Republic.



Ashley Lindsey is a New York City based dancer, teacher and choreographer. He is a 2007 graduate of the University North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) under the direction of Susan McCullough. During his time at UNCSA he performed works by David Parsons, Jose Limon, Murray Lewis, Brenda Daniels, Teri and Oliver Steele, and BJ Sullivan.

After graduating, Ashley was invited to join the Limon Dance Company. He has since performed through out the United States, Japan, Switzerland, China, Italy, Hungary and Mexico. In addition, Ashley was a guest performer with the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company, Helen Simoneau Danse, VIA Dance Collaborative, The Wes Veldink Movement, and Jessica Gaynor Dance Company

Ashley's other professional achievements include performing at Jacob's Pillow, the Joyce Theater's Evening of the Stars, and DRA's Summer Solstice in Time Square. Ashley appeared in the feature film "Bolden" which was choreographed by four time Tony award winner Hinton Battle. He performed in commercials for Target, ESPN for Miller Lite and Dental works. He also danced in music videos for Scott Matthews' "I Wanna Dance with Somebody" and Asgier's "King and Cross".

Ashley's choreography includes both concert and commercial dance projects. He created works for the University of the North Carolina School of the Arts, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, American Youth Grand Prix, and Plumb Performing Arts Center. His choreography can be seen in Proctor and Gamble's product commercials that featured Miranda Kerr. In 2013 the Capezio Ace Awards selected him as a finalist in their choreography competition. His company performed in numerous dance festivals including the Reverb Dance Festival and the Pushing Progress Showcase Series.

His teaching credits include: guest faculty member at the University of the North Carolina School of the Arts as well as master classes at Duke University, Elon University, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Jose Limon Dance Workshop, NYCDA Summer Dance Intensive, Adrenaline Remix, workshops in Tokyo and Italy, and numerous studios and intensives both domestically and abroad.



   
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