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Who's Who

Benita Bike, Artistic Director

Choreographer Benita Bike began her dance training in Arizona at the age of three. In college, she studied with Utah Repertory Dance Theatre, the faculty of Bennington College and the faculty of the University of Arizona. In New York, she studied with Robert Christopher, Emmy Devine, Karen Levy, and Ruth Currier.

Benita's dance work has been shown in the U.S. (New England, New York, California, Arizona, Kentucky) and in Europe (France and Poland). Benita is a two time winner of the ARC grant, in 2008 from the Durfee Foundation and in 2011 from the Center for Cultural Innovation. She was a Massachusetts Artists Foundation Choreographic Fellowship recipient and a former Artist-in-residence at Massachusetts College of Art. In Massachusetts, Benita was the Chair of the Boston Dance Alliance and a member of the Boston Cultural Corporation's Curatorial Board.

In Los Angeles, Benita served on the Board of the Dance Resource Center for two years. She has taught dance at her studio in Boston, at Boston Center for Adult Education, Angels Gate Cultural Center in San Pedro and at Whittier College in Whittier, California. Benita was Co-producer of the Fountain Theatre's annual Festival of Solos & Duets in Hollywood between 1995 and 2007. From 2001-2004, she was Coordinator of the annual dance series at the Brand Library & Art Center, Glendale, California.

The Company

Liza Barskaya
Rachele Donofrio
Sarah Gertler
Clare Kiklowicz
Trudy Niess

(For former company members, click here.)

Board of Directors

  • Sandra Spade Abeles
  • Kelly Adrianse
  • Roseann Baker
  • Benita Bike
  • Nancy Kupka
  • Karen Schetina
  • Denise Statland
  • Daphne Trager
  • Loui Tucker

Technical

Shawn Fidler, Lighting Design
Diana MacNeil, Costume Design
Dean Wallraff, Composer in Residence

 

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