JACQUELINE BURNETT Jacqueline received classi­cal ballet training in Pocatello, Idaho from Romanian ballet master Marius Zirra, with additional summer training at Bal­let Idaho, Brindusa-Moore Ballet Academy, the Universal (Kirov) Ballet Academy, the Juilliard School and the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance. She graduated magna cum laude with departmental honors from the Ailey School and Fordham University’s joint program in New York City in 2009, while an apprentice with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. She was promoted to the main company in August 2009 and is a 2011–12 Princess Grace Honorarium recipient.

JACQUELINE BURNETT

Jacqueline received classi­cal ballet training in Pocatello, Idaho from Romanian ballet master Marius Zirra, with additional summer training at Bal­let Idaho, Brindusa-Moore Ballet Academy, the Universal (Kirov) Ballet Academy, the Juilliard School and the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance. She graduated magna cum laude with departmental honors from the Ailey School and Fordham University’s joint program in New York City in 2009, while an apprentice with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. She was promoted to the main company in August 2009 and is a 2011–12 Princess Grace Honorarium recipient.

ZACHARY ENQUIST Zachary began training at Summit School of Dance in Plymouth, MN. He holds a BFA in Dance from SUNY–Purchase College in New York, where he performed works by choreographers Doug Varone, Lar Lubovitch, Stephen Petronio, Bill T. Jones and Merce Cunningham. Enquist spent a semester abroad at "Codarts" in Rotterdam, Holland, which collaborated with the Tanz Luzerner Theater.Other training includes summer studies at the Juilliard School, Movement Invention Project and Springboard Danse Montréal, where he performed repertory by William Forsythe, Stijn Celis and Robyn Mineko Williams. Enquist was an apprentice at Mark Morris Dance Group 2013-2014 and a member of Hubbard Street 2 under the management of Terence Marling 2014-2016. Since the season 16/17 he is a permanent member of the ensemble at the Lucerne Theater.

ZACHARY ENQUIST

Zachary began training at Summit School of Dance in Plymouth, MN. He holds a BFA in Dance from SUNY–Purchase College in New York, where he performed works by choreographers Doug Varone, Lar Lubovitch, Stephen Petronio, Bill T. Jones and Merce Cunningham. Enquist spent a semester abroad at "Codarts" in Rotterdam, Holland, which collaborated with the Tanz Luzerner Theater.Other training includes summer studies at the Juilliard School, Movement Invention Project and Springboard Danse Montréal, where he performed repertory by William Forsythe, Stijn Celis and Robyn Mineko Williams. Enquist was an apprentice at Mark Morris Dance Group 2013-2014 and a member of Hubbard Street 2 under the management of Terence Marling 2014-2016. Since the season 16/17 he is a permanent member of the ensemble at the Lucerne Theater.

MICHAEL GROSS Michael Gross, Poughquog, NY, earned a BFA in Dance from the University of Arizona and received much of his early training from Colorado Jazz Dance Company in Colorado Springs, followed by further studies at the American Academy of Ballet and Springboard Danse Montréal. Formerly a member of River North Dance Chicago and Visceral Dance Chicago, Gross has also performed with Elements Contemporary Ballet and in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s holiday production, Welcome Yule! Gross joined Hubbard Street Dance Chicago in August 2014 where he presently dances.  

MICHAEL GROSS

Michael Gross, Poughquog, NY, earned a BFA in Dance from the University of Arizona and received much of his early training from Colorado Jazz Dance Company in Colorado Springs, followed by further studies at the American Academy of Ballet and Springboard Danse Montréal. Formerly a member of River North Dance Chicago and Visceral Dance Chicago, Gross has also performed with Elements Contemporary Ballet and in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s holiday production, Welcome Yule! Gross joined Hubbard Street Dance Chicago in August 2014 where he presently dances.

 

 
 
ELLIOT HAMMANS Elliot Hammans (Santa Fe, NM) began his formal dance training in 2008 with Robert Sher-Machherndl and continued his ballet and modern dance education with Moving People Dance in Santa Fe, NM, under the direction of Curtis Uhlemann. Hammans joined Moving People Dance Company as an apprentice in 2010, trained on full scholarship at the Alonzo King LINES Dance Center in San Francisco, and attended Hubbard Street Dance Chicago’s 2011 and 2012 Summer Intensives. Following studies abroad at Austria’s Tanzzentrum SEAD, Hammans earned his BFA in Dance in 2014 from Tisch School of the Arts at NYU. Hammans joined Hubbard Street 2 in August 2014 and was promoted to Hubbard Street Dance Chicago’s main company in August 2016.

ELLIOT HAMMANS

Elliot Hammans (Santa Fe, NM) began his formal dance training in 2008 with Robert Sher-Machherndl and continued his ballet and modern dance education with Moving People Dance in Santa Fe, NM, under the direction of Curtis Uhlemann. Hammans joined Moving People Dance Company as an apprentice in 2010, trained on full scholarship at the Alonzo King LINES Dance Center in San Francisco, and attended Hubbard Street Dance Chicago’s 2011 and 2012 Summer Intensives. Following studies abroad at Austria’s Tanzzentrum SEAD, Hammans earned his BFA in Dance in 2014 from Tisch School of the Arts at NYU. Hammans joined Hubbard Street 2 in August 2014 and was promoted to Hubbard Street Dance Chicago’s main company in August 2016.

EMILIE LERICHE Emilie Leriche (Santa Fe, NM) began her dance training at the age of eight. In 2007 she began her formal dance training at Walnut Hill School for the Arts, with additional summer study at Joffrey Midwest, Complexions Contemporary Ballet and the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance. Leriche has performed alongside the dancers of zoe | juniper, and at the WestWave Dance Festival as a member of Maurya Kerr’s tinypistol. Leriche joined Hubbard Street 2 in 2011, was promoted to the main company in 2013, was named one of Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch” for 2015, and is the recipient of a 2015 Dance Fellowship from the Princess Grace Foundation–USA. She joined GöteborgsOperans Danskompani in July 2017.  

EMILIE LERICHE

Emilie Leriche (Santa Fe, NM) began her dance training at the age of eight. In 2007 she began her formal dance training at Walnut Hill School for the Arts, with additional summer study at Joffrey Midwest, Complexions Contemporary Ballet and the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance. Leriche has performed alongside the dancers of zoe | juniper, and at the WestWave Dance Festival as a member of Maurya Kerr’s tinypistol. Leriche joined Hubbard Street 2 in 2011, was promoted to the main company in 2013, was named one of Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch” for 2015, and is the recipient of a 2015 Dance Fellowship from the Princess Grace Foundation–USA. She joined GöteborgsOperans Danskompani in July 2017.

 

ADRIENNE LIPSON Adrienne Lipson is a contemporary dancer living and working in Chicago, IL. Born in London, Ontario, Lipson began dancing at the age of six under the tutelage of Jennifer Swan and continued on with her formal studies at Ryerson University. During her time in Toronto, Lipson was a founding member of Rock Bottom Movement, an interdisciplinary performance company spearheaded by Alyssa Martin, and supplemented her training with summers at Hubbard Street, Jacob’s Pillow, and Springboard Dance Montreal, amongst others. Upon her graduation in 2013, Lipson moved to Chicago to passionately pursue a career in dance as an apprentice with Hubbard Street 2, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago’s second company. There she helped create works with emerging choreographers as well as making her own work for Hubbard Street’s Inside/Out choreographic workshop. For the next two years Adrienne continued to dance as a company member for Hubbard Street 2, performing internationally as well as guesting with the main company. In August of 2016, Adrienne joined the main company of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, where she currently dances. Outside of her activity with Hubbard Street, Adrienne has had the pleasure of working with choreographer Penny Saunders in a piece for the company SFDanceworks, and with Robyn Mineko Williams on her development of the Undercover Episodes series.

ADRIENNE LIPSON

Adrienne Lipson is a contemporary dancer living and working in Chicago, IL. Born in London, Ontario, Lipson began dancing at the age of six under the tutelage of Jennifer Swan and continued on with her formal studies at Ryerson University. During her time in Toronto, Lipson was a founding member of Rock Bottom Movement, an interdisciplinary performance company spearheaded by Alyssa Martin, and supplemented her training with summers at Hubbard Street, Jacob’s Pillow, and Springboard Dance Montreal, amongst others. Upon her graduation in 2013, Lipson moved to Chicago to passionately pursue a career in dance as an apprentice with Hubbard Street 2, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago’s second company. There she helped create works with emerging choreographers as well as making her own work for Hubbard Street’s Inside/Out choreographic workshop. For the next two years Adrienne continued to dance as a company member for Hubbard Street 2, performing internationally as well as guesting with the main company. In August of 2016, Adrienne joined the main company of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, where she currently dances. Outside of her activity with Hubbard Street, Adrienne has had the pleasure of working with choreographer Penny Saunders in a piece for the company SFDanceworks, and with Robyn Mineko Williams on her development of the Undercover Episodes series.

 
ANDREW MURDOCK Andrew, St. Albert, AB, is a graduate of the Juilliard School, from which he received a BFA in Dance under the direction of Lawrence Rhodes. Prior to being a regular collaborator with Aszure Barton & Artists, Murdock performed with Gallim Dance and BJM Danse, formerly Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal. Additional collaborators and colleagues include Cherice Barton, Joshua Beamish, Andy Blankenbuehler, Nina Chung, Joe Lanteri, Austin McCormick, Michelle Mola, Abdel Salaam and Edgar Zendejas. He has appeared at the Greenwich Music Festival, with Zack Winokur, and with Geneviève Dorion-Coupal at Just for Laughs and Le 400e Anniversaire de la Ville de Québec. As a rehearsal assistant to Aszure Barton, he has worked with American Ballet Theatre, Canada’s National Ballet School and Ballet BC, New York University, the Steps Ensemble, Arts Umbrella and Springboard Danse Montréal. He is a member of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago which he joined in 2013.

ANDREW MURDOCK

Andrew, St. Albert, AB, is a graduate of the Juilliard School, from which he received a BFA in Dance under the direction of Lawrence Rhodes. Prior to being a regular collaborator with Aszure Barton & Artists, Murdock performed with Gallim Dance and BJM Danse, formerly Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal. Additional collaborators and colleagues include Cherice Barton, Joshua Beamish, Andy Blankenbuehler, Nina Chung, Joe Lanteri, Austin McCormick, Michelle Mola, Abdel Salaam and Edgar Zendejas. He has appeared at the Greenwich Music Festival, with Zack Winokur, and with Geneviève Dorion-Coupal at Just for Laughs and Le 400e Anniversaire de la Ville de Québec. As a rehearsal assistant to Aszure Barton, he has worked with American Ballet Theatre, Canada’s National Ballet School and Ballet BC, New York University, the Steps Ensemble, Arts Umbrella and Springboard Danse Montréal. He is a member of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago which he joined in 2013.

OSCAR RAMOS Oscar Ramos comes from Cidra, Puerto Rico where he began his training at the conservatory of Ballet Concierto de Puerto Rico, later beginning his professional career with the company in 2000. In 2002 Ramos was awarded Ballet Dancer of the Year for his work with the company. In 2003, Ramos moved to New York City to train at the Ailey School Fellowship under Denise Jefferson and Francisco Martinez. From 2004 to 2006, Ramos danced for Hubbard Street 2 under the direction of Julie Nakagawa dancing works by Robert Battle, Edwaard Liang, Christian Spuck, and Alex Ketley. In 2007, Ramos joined Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet in New York City creating original works with internationally acclaimed choreographers such as Benoit-Swan Pouffer, Crystal Pite, Hofesh Schecter, Jacopo Godani, Alexander Ekman, and Stijn Celis. He also appeared with Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet in the 2011 Hollywood Motion Picture The Adjustment Bureau with Matt Damon and Emily Blunt. In 2012, Ramos joined the world renowned Batsheva Dance Company under the direction of Ohad Naharin. Throughout his time with Batsheva, Ramos participated in Naharin's latest original creations The Hole and Last Work. Teaching and choreographing internationally, Ramos pulls from his diverse experiences; culminating in a fusion of styles from ballet and jazz, to gaga, Ohad Naharin's original movement language. Ramos continues to share his movement experiences creating works for schools and companies world wide. In 2016 he worked with Aszure Barton & Artists and Robyn Mineko Williams' Undercover Episodes. At the moment Ramos is a guest artist at the Royal Ballet Flanders in Belgium under the direction of Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui.

OSCAR RAMOS

Oscar Ramos comes from Cidra, Puerto Rico where he began his training at the conservatory of Ballet Concierto de Puerto Rico, later beginning his professional career with the company in 2000. In 2002 Ramos was awarded Ballet Dancer of the Year for his work with the company. In 2003, Ramos moved to New York City to train at the Ailey School Fellowship under Denise Jefferson and Francisco Martinez. From 2004 to 2006, Ramos danced for Hubbard Street 2 under the direction of Julie Nakagawa dancing works by Robert Battle, Edwaard Liang, Christian Spuck, and Alex Ketley. In 2007, Ramos joined Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet in New York City creating original works with internationally acclaimed choreographers such as Benoit-Swan Pouffer, Crystal Pite, Hofesh Schecter, Jacopo Godani, Alexander Ekman, and Stijn Celis. He also appeared with Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet in the 2011 Hollywood Motion Picture The Adjustment Bureau with Matt Damon and Emily Blunt. In 2012, Ramos joined the world renowned Batsheva Dance Company under the direction of Ohad Naharin. Throughout his time with Batsheva, Ramos participated in Naharin's latest original creations The Hole and Last Work. Teaching and choreographing internationally, Ramos pulls from his diverse experiences; culminating in a fusion of styles from ballet and jazz, to gaga, Ohad Naharin's original movement language. Ramos continues to share his movement experiences creating works for schools and companies world wide. In 2016 he worked with Aszure Barton & Artists and Robyn Mineko Williams' Undercover Episodes. At the moment Ramos is a guest artist at the Royal Ballet Flanders in Belgium under the direction of Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui.

ISAAC SPENCER Isaac Spencer (*1982) is a dancer, teacher, and choreographer living in Dresden since 2014. He earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Juilliard School in New York City in 2004. He was a member of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago (2004-2006), Cullberg Ballet in Stockholm (2006-2012), and Göteborgs Operans Danskompani (2013-2014). He created and danced in works by Mats Ek, Johan Inger, Benoit Lachambre, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Crystal Pite, William Forsythe, Richard Siegal, Ohad Naharin, Jiri Kylian and others, touring North and South America, Europe, and Asia. As a freelance artist he collaborates with Rachel Tess (SE/US), Sebastian Matthias (DE), Barbara Schmidt-Rohr (DE), Tino Sehgal (DE), Moritz Ostruschnjak (DE) and others. He has received merit-based funding from the Princess Grace Foundation USA and the Swedish Arts Council. Isaac is a member of the artistic panel of the Milvus Artistic Research Center in Sweden and the Villa Wigman e.V. in Dresden. He is a guest teacher of dance and improvisation in Scandinavia, Germany, Switzerland and the USA.

ISAAC SPENCER

Isaac Spencer (*1982) is a dancer, teacher, and choreographer living in Dresden since 2014. He earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Juilliard School in New York City in 2004. He was a member of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago (2004-2006), Cullberg Ballet in Stockholm (2006-2012), and Göteborgs Operans Danskompani (2013-2014). He created and danced in works by Mats Ek, Johan Inger, Benoit Lachambre, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Crystal Pite, William Forsythe, Richard Siegal, Ohad Naharin, Jiri Kylian and others, touring North and South America, Europe, and Asia. As a freelance artist he collaborates with Rachel Tess (SE/US), Sebastian Matthias (DE), Barbara Schmidt-Rohr (DE), Tino Sehgal (DE), Moritz Ostruschnjak (DE) and others. He has received merit-based funding from the Princess Grace Foundation USA and the Swedish Arts Council. Isaac is a member of the artistic panel of the Milvus Artistic Research Center in Sweden and the Villa Wigman e.V. in Dresden. He is a guest teacher of dance and improvisation in Scandinavia, Germany, Switzerland and the USA.