Dancers and Collaborators

 Amy Love Beasley 

 is an artist whose investigations explore visual and moving mediums. She received a BA in Visual Arts, with a minor in dance, from the College of Charleston in South Carolina, where she also danced with The Robert Ivey Ballet. Beasley has had the good fortune of participating as a performing artist in works by various choreographers including Gerri Houlihan, Niki Juralewicz, BJ Sullivan, Sean Sullivan, Talani Torres, Christina Tsoules Soriano, and Jan Van Dyke, and she is currently a member of John Gamble Dance Theatre. In the spring of 2007, she received her MFA in Choreography from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  She continues to explore her crafts, creating and performing in North Carolina teaching at Wake Forest University. 

  Alona Christman

 Alona was born and raised in Bellingham Washington.  She started dancing at the age of five and graduated from Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle with a BFA in Dance. She has performed for such artists as Paige Barns, Sonia Dawkins, Bill Evans, Kuntz and Company, Wade Madsen, Mary Sheldon-Scott, Deborah Wolf, and others. Alona is a long time member of Dance Gallery, as well as a founding member and dancer for Bellingham Repertory Dance. She manages the Firehouse Performing Arts Center that she and her husband Matt Christman created, as well as teaches at Core Kinetics.  A movement and Pilates studio in Bellingham. Outside of dance Alona enjoys sailing and motorcycle adventures with her husband, as well as yoga, running and a good novel.  

 Hannah Lindberg Andersen

has always been an avid mover. Growing up, she was involved in several styles of dance including ballet, jazz, hip- hop, and competitive Irish-step dancing. This training evolved into a B.F.A in Dance Performance and Choreography from Western Washington University. She has performed in original work by Wade Madsen, Kraig Patterson/bopi, Alan Good, Rick Merrill, Nolan Dennett and Susan Haines. Hannah attended Bates Dance Festival Summer 2009 in Lewiston, Maine where she had the privilege to study intensively under Victoria Marks and Michael Foley, as well as perform in a repertory hip-hop/modern fusion piece under choreographer Jennifer Archibald of Arch Dance Company, N.Y. She currently serves on faculty at Whatcom Community College in the Dance Program teaching all levels of Modern and at Western Washington University. Hannah is a Comprehensive Certified Pilates instructor with BBU, teaching several classes in the Bellingham community. In 2010, Hannah danced with 127th st. dance Company in Seattle, WA and performs with Bellingham Repertory Dance in Bellingham.

  Shannon Tallman 

 is originally from Everett, WA where she attended Everett Dance Theatre and Comerford School of Irish Dance. She has a BFA in Dance from Western Washington University. At WWU she worked with Penny Hutchinson and Kraig Patterson from the Mark Morris Dance Company. Shannon also performed solo work with Pam Kuntz and Nolan Dennett. In 2009-2010, Shannon was a member of the Bellingham Repertory Dance Company and worked with choreographers Pablo Cornejo and Josh Beamish. In the spring of 2010 she was invited to perform in New York at the 92nd street Y's anniversary celebration series under the direction of Molissa Fenley and choreographer Penny Hutchinson. Local performance credits include "12 Minutes Max" and "Interval and Other Dances" at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center in 2013. Shannon teaches Pilates at WWU and Core Kinetics in Bellingham and Mount Vernon,WA.