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Emily Nevins

Emily  grew up training and teaching dance at the Fredericksburg Ballet Centre. She graduated from James Madison University in 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts in Dance. While at JMU, she was a member of the Contemporary Dance Ensemble and the Virginia Repertory Dance Company. As a member of the VRDC she had the opportunity to participate in an international dance exchange program with D@win Dance Company in Winchester, England and also studied abroad in London, England through JMU’s Contemporary Dance and Performance program. During undergrad she performed work by Greg Dolbashian, Sarah Burke, Rubén Graciani, Matt Pardo, Ryan Corriston, Shane O’Hara, John Dixon, and Ting-Yu Chen. Since graduating, Emily has performed with Extreme Lengths Productions and A.J. Collabs, and most recently performed in the Richmond Dance Festival.

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Moira Ragen


Moira Ragen is a dance teacher and performer who started Irish dance at age five and began competing internationally at age fourteen. She expanded her repertoire in high school and later earned a B.A. in Dance and Dance Teacher Licensure from James Madison University. Moira has toured nationally with various Irish dance companies and currently teaches all dance genres. She also assists with choreography for middle and high school musical theatre productions in Fairfax County.

Alex Miegel

Alex Miegel, originally from Fairfax, VA, is a dance instructor at Virginia Ballet Company, C4 Performing Arts, and Rhythm and Arts Center of Virginia. He received his BFA in Dance & Choreography from Virginia Commonwealth University and has performed with Theatre West Virginia and West Virginia Dance Company in Beckley, WV. He has been with DanceArtTheater since September 2015.


Kari Argabright


Kari Argabright is a graduate of Radford University with degrees in Dance and Elementary Education. She is an elementary school reading specialist teacher. Kari has performed in numerous faculty shows, student works, and guest artist residencies while studying at Radford. She has worked with various choreographers and attended the American Dance Festival and the Christopher K. Morgan winter intensive. Kari's professional dance career includes performances with Theater West Virginia, Kista Tucker insights, and dancearttheater.


Stephanie Mberego

Stephanie is A Passionate Dancer and joined DANCEARTTHEATER AS one of the founding members shortly after obtaining her BFA in Dance from George Mason University. With her talent, she has traveled the world, performing with the Mophato Dance Theater and teaching the art form in the DC area and beyond, including Botswana, Russia, and Venezuela.


Gabrielle Calderon

Gab is a professional dancer from Queens, NY, trained in various dance styles. She received her BA in Dance from JMU and continues to improve her skills. Gab performs in shows and competitions, coaches a hip hop team, and teaches at local studios and workshops. She co-founded Project Gabson in 2023 to create unique and thought-provoking dance pieces.

Alysea is a self-taught dancer from the local area and commenced her training in modern, ballet, and jazz styles at Fairfax Academy for the communications and the arts. Over the years, she has attended summer intensives at Old Dominion University and The Governors School of the Arts at Radford. Presently, Alysea is in the process of applying to Georgetown University as a science major and anticipates attending in the upcoming fall semester.

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Emily Green (she/they) studied dance at Connecticut College, where she performed in the works of David Dorfman, Lisa Race, Shawn Hove, Rachael Lieblein-Jurbala, and many other influential artists. She has premiered solo and group choreographic works in Portland, OR and Washington, DC. Emily joined DanceArtTheater in 2023 and is excited to be performing and creating in the DMV area.


Selina Tran is a DC-based dancer and artist born and raised in SLC, Utah. Selina earned her B.A. from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA before moving to the other Washington. Prior to her current stint in DC, Selina lived in Vietnam for two years where she worked as a teacher and founded a community center with friends. She currently works at a legal advocacy nonprofit. Selina has trained in modern, jazz, and contemporary styles and was a former competitive cheerleader. She has recently danced in the DC Summer Dance Showcase and NACHMO DC. In addition to being a member with DanceArt Theater, Selina is currently dancing with Effervescence Collective and will be in a new piece by Rae Grey. When not dancing and working, you can find Selina teaching ceramics at CHAW, sewing, knitting, or on an outdoor adventure.

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Emily Green

Selina Tran

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