PROGRAM

ESCAPE FROM NIGHTMARELAND

Choreography:

Tikiri Shapiro

& the dancers

Cast

Nightmare Demon: Ty Graynor

 

Sleepwalker Victim: Kanami Timpe

 

Teeth Nightmare: Megan Dollar

 

Trapped Nightmare: Rachel Culver Cox

 

Running Away Nightmare: Tikiri Shapiro

 

Shadows:

Shelby Higley

Paula Lewis

Meghan Healey

Lily Kazanoff

Brooke Mountain

Sofia Aranha

Amelia Bachofen

Hannah Woolridge

Lisa Schreck

Sam Rosas-Mantilla

Hazel Morris

Music

Kai Engel

CORE MEMBERS BIOs

Tikiri Shapiro landed in Austin, TX three years ago and has been loving this city's dance scene ever since. While she's not scheming up her next Sea Legs Dance idea, she runs Austin's dance resource instagram @austindancehub, directs programs at First Street Studio, and dances with Ventana Ballet. She loves almost everything about dance except for long bios, so . . .catch ya later and enjoy the show! 

Rachel Cox Culver is a dance artist based in Austin, TX performing with Sea Legs Dance, Ventana Ballet, NobleMotion Dance and various freelance projects throughout Texas. Formerly, she danced with Nicolay Dance Works and as an apprentice with Bruce Wood Dance. Culver holds a BFA in Dance Performance from Sam Houston State University. While studying at SHSU, Rachel had the pleasure of working with many guest choreographers including Maurice Causey, Gerard Theoret, and Gregory Nuber. She hails from Elida, NM where she studied classical and contemporary ballet and spent her summers studying with the Kirov Academy of Ballet, among others.

Megan Dollar has been dancing around her whole life from studying at the Kirov Academy of Ballet to dancing as a trainee at Joffrey Ballet Chicago. Currently, she performs with Ventana Ballet and is stoked to debut her first show with Sea Legs Dance this weekend. She would have written a longer bio, but she probably got distracted by a dog.

Kanami Timpe: Originally from Tokyo, Kanami started dancing ballet at the age of three. In high school, she enrolled in professional ballet program at Quinte Ballet School of Canada. She then went to UT Austin Dance Department, where she worked with choreographers including Charles O. Anderson, Alex Ketley, Abby Zbikowski, Kate Watson-Wallace and Sidra Bell. Upon graduation, she returned to Japan and performed in projects by choreographers including Pichet Klunchun, Kota Yamazaki, Kazuyuki Futami and also choreographed her own work. Currently, she is back in Austin dancing with Ventana Ballet and Sea Legs Dance.

Sea Legs Dance is a contemporary dance group local to Austin. As the name implies, Sea Legs Dance strives to adapt swiftly to the different places dance can take us through narratives and the celebration of each individual dancer that shapes its work. Follow us on social at @sealegsdance to keep in the know about our next show!