Erika Curry-Elrod

Erika Curry-Elrod

grew up dancing in Denver at Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Academy and got a BA from Beloit College in dance and physics. She first performed with Evolving Doors Dance nine years ago before moving to Telluride, CO, where she danced for Telluride Dance Collective, Telluride Theater, and the Telluride AIDS Benefit Fashion Show. While still being an active company member of TDC, going back when she can to be a part of productions, she has recently moved back to the Big City to continue her dance training. She is so excited to be reunited with EDD!

Hanna Ghadessi

was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. She has danced at Fancy Feet Dance Studio and continued her interest in dance to the University of Colorado Boulder. She graduated last May with a BA in dance with dual minors in anthropology and business. Studying these three different areas has allowed her a stronger command of engaging dance as a multifaceted, interdisciplinary experience through the direction of her professors Erika Randall, Gesel Mason, Helanius J. Wilkins, Chrissy Nelson, Larry Southall, and many others. Ghadessi has performed in 11 shows for the dance department while at CU. She was also the scholarship recipient at CU for the Noel and Terry Hefty scholarship program, as well as the Redmond Scholarship. After graduating, she has been focusing on hip-hop dances as well as contemporary and teaching in the Denver area at local dance studios. Ghadessi is also currently training with the prestigious Rennie Harris’ Grassroots Training Group and core member of Moraporvida Dance Company.

Katie Kalamaras

Katie Kalamaras

is new to the Denver area as she has began her journey as a trainee of Kim Robard’s Modern Dance Company. She has been dancing since the age of two and has studied all genres of dance. Originally from Chicago, she attended Alma College in Alma, Michigan on scholarship where she received her B.A in dance performance. Along with her passion for dance, she has been teaching and choreographing all over Colorado for the past year. She has also attended ADF in Durham, North Carolina on scholarship where she centrally studied modern dance, improv and hip hop. Kat currently models for several various dance projects and has been involved in many performances around Colorado including Ethereum, Nosilla, Kim Robard’s Modern Dance Company and Millennium Dance Complex Denver. She is also a current back up dancer for Bonnies on Tap, and a current dance company member of In The Wings, Dream Project, Thrive Ballet Company, and Blink Modern Dance Company.

Gretchen LaBorwit

is an inter-media/dance maker and dancer based in Colorado. She is projected to receive her MFA in Dance from CU Boulder in May 2020. She has a BA in Dance from Point Park University in Pittsburgh under the supervision of Doug Bentz, Judith Leifer-Bentz, and Keisha Llama-White, and as a youth trained at Towson University Children’s Dance Division. She is thrilled to return to Evolving Doors Dance after a three-year hiatus pursuing further studies. She has also danced professionally with Cindy Brandle Dance Company, kNot Dance, and The Pillow Project. In addition to dance she loves photography, live music, hiking, making art, and spending time with her husband Scotty, and dog Thor.

Gretchen LaBorwit
Samantha Lewis

Samantha Lewis

obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Dance from Colorado State University in May 2020. In the Fall of 2019, she had the exciting opportunity to perform with Edgar L. Page: Feel the Movement. Along with performing, Samantha loves exploring her choreographic process. She has adjudicated four pieces; all of which were selected by CSU faculty through the adjudication process to be showcased at various CSU fall and spring dance concerts. Currently, Samantha dances as an apprentice for T2 Dance Company. She is thrilled to be collaborating and performing with Evolving Doors Dance!

Alfred Smith

traveled the unorthodox path of dance education by being thrown to the professional dens of dance wolves without formal training. Alfred was originally possessed by the side aching, and relentless soul moving music of West African drumming. He first trained in Hip Hop/Breaking, moved to colorado to join a modern dance company, which led to connections in ballet training. Alfred identifies as just a dancer who loves to absorb as much as possible in dance. In his choreographic works, Alfred always strived for holding a mirror to the human condition. Alfred is the artistic director of CocooLotus Dance. He also free lances for Evolving Doors Dance, Thrive Ballet, Nu World Danse, and In the Wings Dance.

Victoria Stone

grew up in the foothills of Colorado and followed her aspiration of dance and earned her BFA from Colorado Mesa University. Before graduating, she had the pleasure of working with choreographers such as Ann Sanders, Melonie Buchanan Murray, Megan Glynn Zollinger and many more. She currently works numerous jobs as well as dances for Claire Kendall Creative Projects and other collectives as they arise. Victoria’s passion of studio art along with studying American Sign Language fuels her motto of ‘never stop learning’. Her favorite animal is a sloth and she believes art can lead you on a journey of happiness.