Shannon Chapman grew up dancing in Westchester County. She then went on to study dance and economics at SUNY Binghamton University. She continued her training at Broadway Dance Center. In 2012 Shannon helped open Connecticut Dance Center in Stamford as Assistant Director. Shannon has recently completed her MA in Dance Education at NYU Steinhardt. She has performed with Aries in Flight, Roza Dance Company, Alternative Arts Association, Rebecca Moore Dance, and Parparium Dancers. Shannon continues to teach creative movement, tap, and ballet in the Tri-State area.
Samantha Giordano has been dancing with DanceKerr & Dancers since the beginning of 2017. Prior to this experience, she was a member of the Staten Island Yankees Pinstripe Patrol. Other dance credentials include Newark Beers Honey Beers dance team, being VIP dancer with Dance Olympus dance competition and performing in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Samnatha is a graduate of the class of 2015 from Hofstra University cum laude with a degree in dance education. With her major, she has performed in various faculty shows in pieces choreographed by artists such as Robin Becker, Anita Feldmen and Amy Marshall. While at college she helped organized a program called Dancers in the Schools which brought Hofstra dancers to schools across NYC and Long Island to provide students with dance workshops. Samantha is so excited to be dancing with this company and looking forward to what the future will bring.
Ashley is so excited to join DanceKerr & Dancers! Born and raised in upstate New York, Ashley began her endeavor as a life-long dancer at the age of 2 ½. She continued her dance studies as an undergraduate at The College at Brockport, SUNY where she earned a BFA in Dance, a BS in Psychology and a minor in Music. After graduation she made the move to the Big Apple to pursue her MA in Dance Education with a PreK-12 Dance Certification from New York University. Ashley continues to perform in NYC, most recently with the company Aries in Flight. Additionally, she keeps up to date on dance research and education by attending and presenting at national conferences and participating in arts outreach and in-reach programs. Currently she is in her seventh year at Poly Prep Country Day School teaching Dance to Middle School students in grades 5 through 8.
Lindsey Jones received her early dance training at O'Connell Dance Studio in Toledo, Ohio and later trained as an apprentice at the Performing Arts Center in Los Angles. Lindsey received her BA in Dance and Performance Studies from UC Berkeley and her MA in Dance Education with a concentration in Teaching in the Professions from NYU Steinhardt. She has performed with Aries in Flight in NYC and was previously involved with the Mandalone Project, Berkeley Dance Project and MixMatch Dance Festival in California. Lindsey was also the recipient of the Mask and Dagger Ward for extraordinary student contribution in Dance and Performance Studies.
Olivia grew up in Stamford Connecticut where she has been studying dance since a young age. Olivia is a Hofstra University graduate where she received a B.S. in Dance Education K-12. She is a dance educator at New Rochelle High School and also teaches ballet, tap, hip-hop, and jazzin a variety of studios in New York and Connecticut. Olivia also works with different studios to create outreach programs to bring movement classes into public schools. Olivia joined DanceKerr & Dancers in 2015 and is excited to continue to grow within the company.
Avery Lincoln is thrilled to be dancing with the DanceKerr & Dancers! She graduated with a degree in Dance from the University of California Davis in 2013. After graduation, she moved to New York and has been dancing in the city ever since. She has performed with Chris Ferris and Dancers, Krissy and the Works, and DC2. Most notably, she performed at the Edinburg Fringe Festival for DC2 in 2018.