A Pennsylvania native, Elle Ciccarone spent her early years dancing at The Ballet Theatre of Central Pennsylvania, under the instruction of Andrea C. Hill. During her time there, she was selected for feature roles such as Marie in "The Nutcracker," Helena in "A Midsummer Night's Dream," and Tiger Lily in "Peter Pan." In the Fall of 2011, Elle was accepted into Belhaven University's dance program, where she earned her BFA in performance and choreography in May, 2015. Since then, she continues to choreograph and perform at events such as the Oxford Fringe Festival, and is excited to be a part of Front Porch Dance. Passionate about dance as a universal art form, Elle plans to embark on many future travels around the world in order to diversify her dance making and eventually direct her own touring dance company.
Brandon Lott began dancing during 2007 in his home state, Arkansas. As a teacher, Brandon wants to help his students mold their own style by manipulating movements outside the box while learning the fundamentals of Hip Hop. He has many years of experience in performing and competiting including: Mississippi Jamskating State Champion, Pinelakes' Chi Alpha, Chicago & New Orleans Tour, “New Kids On Da’ Block," Alabamas’ Fox 40 “So You Think You Can Dance” Competition, Summer Jam Competition, and “Today Was a Good Day” Breaking Workshop. Brandon is the Beginner and Advance Hip Hop Instructor.
Lauren Ashlee Small is originally from Springfield, IL. Her training began at Springfield Dance and the Springfield Ballet Company and continued in college where she completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance. Lauren went on to study in The Ailey School’s professional division in New York City as a recipient of The Oprah Winfrey Foundation Scholarship and to perform with Amalgamate Dance Company and Dance into Deliverance. Her choreography has been featured at The Ailey School, Belhaven University, American College Dance Festival, Undertoe Dance Festival at the 92nd Street Y, the New York Jazz Choreography Project, and in Amalgamate Dance Company’s 7th Annual Artist Series. Flurry in the Canyon, Lauren’s most recent work, was performed at the first annual Oxford Fringe Festival, August 2015, in Oxford, MS in collaboration with Kinetic Etchings Dance Company. She has interned with Free Arts of Arizona and Amalgamate Dance Company and was a guest artist in residence at the 2012 Teen Arts Performance Camp in Washington, DC and Emmanuel Ballet Academy’s 2014 summer intensive in Juarez, Mexico. Lauren is currently pursuing a Master of Fine Arts in Dance at Belhaven University. Lauren teaches Ballet, Tap, and Jazz
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