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MONICA ELLISON

NICHOLAS ROSE

Actor. Dancer. Creative.

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As a passionate, creative professional, I believe in putting my skills and innovation at the forefront of my work. My work and my world is informed by my personal and professional experiences as an Actor, Dancer, Choreographer and Director and is rooted in story telling. The world of storytelling always sparked my imagination. Whether that was within the worlds of Cirque du Soleil, Evidence, A Dance Company, Hairspray, The Movie or the commercial worlds of Target, Dell, or Peloton to name a few. 

Dedrick Lee Anthony is an awarding winning choreographer and international teacher/dancer who resides in Philadelpia, PA.  He is a graduate of The Ailey School, the official school of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre and has 

a BA in Liberal Arts from Saint Mary’s College of California.  Dedrick’s performance and choreography credits have been featured with recognizable bands that include ABC, Adidas, Barclays Center, Caesar’s Palace, Dance Magazine, Google, L’Oreal Paris Professionnel, NFL, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Radio City Music Hall, The Apollo Theatre and Vogue Italia.  Dedrick has served as guest faculty member at Broadway Dance Center, Excel In Motion Dance Convention and Tanzprojekt München. Dedrick is extremely passionate and active in arts education and hopes to aspire the next generation of young artists.

Monica Ellison is a dancer, dance teacher and dance business owner from Baltimore, MD who is married to her friend and business partner Aaron and a mama to their 3 boys. She graduated high school from the Baltimore School for the Arts and earned a BFA in Dance Performance from Southern Methodist University. After performing professionally in New York, Seoul, Korea and Boston, MA she relocated to the Chattanooga area with her husband Aaron “Cherokee” Ellison. They co founded and co own Move N Groove Kidz which is a socially minded business that provides a combo class of creative dance, gymnastics and capoeira to students in preschools and daycares of various socioeconomic backgrounds. She also teaches ballet, modern and jazz at dance studios in the Chattanooga area as well as for her dance brand Monica’s En Pointe Boutique. She is so thankful to her long time friend Lindsay Clipner who she met at an American Dance Festival many years ago for inviting her to teach at such an amazing organization.

Nicholas Rose was born in West Palm Beach, Florida and trained at the Colburn Dance Academy in Los Angeles, California and The HARID Conservatory in Boca Raton, Florida. Mr. Rose danced with Dance Theatre of Harlem before joining The National Ballet of Canada as a member of the Corps de Ballet in 2018.

Mr. Rose’s repertoire includes The Nutcracker, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Anna Karenina, The Merry Widow, The Dream, The Second Detail and Being and Nothingness. His repertoire with Dance Theatre of Harlem includes Who Cares, Agon, Spring Waters, Coming Together, Dialogues and Dancing on the Front Porch of Heaven.

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LINDSAY CLIPNER

Lindsay is the Artistic Director of RISE.

She majored in modern dance/ballet & photography at Grand Valley State University - mentored by Lisa Belrose & Linda Graham, as well at Merce Cunningham Institute in New York, ADF at Duke University, SEAD Experimental Dance in Salzburg, Austria... New York studios include Broadway Dance Center, The Ailey School, Martha Graham Studio, City Center Studios.  She has been selected for intensives & ensembles with some of the greatest... Twyla Tharp, Nicholas Leichter & Kraig Bopi Patterson of Mark Morris Dance Theatre.  She taught at Marin School of the Arts & RoCo Dance in the SF Bay Area.  Lindsay is also a video director, producer & photographer.  She captures for Owen Cox Dance Company in KC and works with stunning dancers from Ailey, Parsons & Julliard.  With a background in fashion & commercial production, she has travelled internationally with Patrick Demarchelier.  She was film production coordinator with Stephane Sednaoui (videos REM, Bjork, U2) as well as choreographed and performed for Vogue Italia.  She has been a part of productions for Vogue, Glamour, RH, Google, GAP, Kodak, ESQUIRE, TARGET, Cover Girl, Vanity Fair, among many others.  She's been on productions with Bono, Susan Sarandon, Giselle, Steven Colbert and other colorful artists.  Lindsay co-produced a comedy pilot with Reggie Watts & Tommy Smith for Turner Broadcast called Zip Kodes.  She was cast in the first SATC movie alongside Demarchelier in the wedding scene.

Lindsay produces for GYPSY Creative.  Above all, she is mama to the sweetest 11-year-old, also actor & dancer!  She is so beyond thrilled to bring these amazing teaching artists together this summer!!

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