Victoria Fowler (Dancer)
Victoria Fowler is a professional dancer based in New York City. Upon graduating with Hofstra University with a BA in Dance, she was accepted into the prestigious Professional Semester at Broadway Dance Center. During her program, she was able to train under world-renowned faculty. The choreographers she has worked with include, but are not limited to, Richard Hinds, Cat Cogliandro, Derek Mitchell, Ryan Daniel Beck, Jared Jenkins and Neil Schwartz. She has also performed with Robin Becker Dance Company and is an active dancer in Catastrophe!. While working with Catastrophe!, Victoria was given the opportunity to assist Cat Cogliandro at the Pulse on Tour and the Pulse on Tour Annual Teacher Workshop. Victoria has performed across New York in shows such as, NU Dance Festival, TRANLSLATE, Good Afternoon American (featuring Liza Minnelli), Raw Dance Festival, Jared Grimes Feel, NYC Dance Parade, a featured section in ABC’s Columbus Day Parade. She was also a guest performer at the Young Choreographer’s Festival and the Pulse on Tour Showcase. Throughout her career, she has performed at some iconic venues, including the Riverside Church, Symphony Space, the 92nd Street Y, Dixon Place, BB King’s, The Cutting Room NYC, Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theater and Manhattan Movement and Arts Center. Victoria is beyond elated to be working with KaKe Dance Company.
Stephanie Grover (Dancer)
Stephanie Grover, a Boston native, graduated Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Hofstra University, where she earned a B.A. in Dance and minors in both Exercise Science and Forensic Science. While at Hofstra, Grover had the pleasure of working with many talented choreographers including guest artists Sean Curran, Terry Creach, Doug Varone, David Parker, Fritzlyn Hector, and Cathy Young, as well as faculty members Robin Becker, Karla Wolfangle, and Anita Feldman. Moreover, she has also had the pleasure of working with Giada Ferrone, Anna Hillengas-Troester, Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion, and Neshamah performing at venues both nationally and internationally. Since relocating to Brooklyn, Grover performed in a collaborative Opera Lafayette production of Rameau's Les Fetes de l'Hymen et de l'Amour at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. and at the Lincoln Center in NYC with choreography by the New York Baroque Dance Co, Seán Curran Co, and Kalanidhi Dance Co. Most recently, Stephanie is excited to announce she will be performing with David Parker and the Bang Group in a few of their upcoming projects. In addition to performing, Grover has worked as an Arts Administration Intern at the 2014 Bates Dance Festival in Maine, as well as for Manhattan-based modern company, Robin Becker Dance.
Eileen Klugh (Dancer)
Eileen is a performer and creator based out of New York City. Born and raised in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, she received her BA in dance and anthropology from Hofstra University. There, Eileen has had the pleasure of working with artists and companies such as Robin Becker, Karla Wolfangle, Maxine Steinman, Stormy Brandenberger, Kathy Young, and Doug Varone. In more recent years she's toured Vietnam with Robin Becker's Into Sunlight as well as appeared in the documentary by the same name, directed by Ron Hosa, which premiered at the Dance On Camera Festival at Lincoln Center in 2017. Eileen has also performed with Perceptions Dance, The MoveShop, DC2, Vector Dance, as well as the illustrious KAKE Dance under the direction of Katherine Mayo. In addition to dance, Eileen rounds out her movement background by instructing yoga, Antigravity Fitness, and Pilates at Studio Anya.
Emily Larochelle (Dancer)
Emily "Emla" LaRochelle is a Brooklyn-based dancer and performing artist originally from Peabody, MA. She graduated summa cum laude from Connecticut College with BA degrees in Dance and Biological Sciences. At Conn, she had the opportunity to work with many prominent artists, performing in works by David Dorfman, Doug Varone, Abraham.In.Motion, Lisa Race, Ori Flomin, Nicholas Leichter, Heidi Henderson, Shawn Hove, and Shani Collins-Achille. She has shown her own work at American College Dance Festival in Providence, the Art Cafe in Brooklyn, and Gibney Dance in Manhattan. Emily has performed with Mindy Toro and Dancers at Eden's Expressway, Arts on Site, Old First Reformed Church in Brooklyn, and throughout many gardens and parks of Brooklyn. She most recently danced at the Professional Training Program at Bates Dance Festival. She is thrilled to now be working with KAKE Dance.
Shannon Luchs (Dancer)
Shannon Luchs started dancing at the age of three and danced competitively for ten years in ballet, pointe, jazz, tap, hip hop, lyrical, contemporary, and modern. She trained extensively in ballet and pointe with the Pacific Festival Ballet company in Agoura Hills, California and performed lead roles in their productions of The Nutcracker, Peter Pan, Olympiad, and Cinderella. Shannon studied at the American Ballet Theatre’s summer intensives in Orange County, California and Austin, Texas during the summers of 2005 and 2006 respectively and studied at the Alonzo King LINES Ballet intensive during the summer of 2011.
Shannon graduated Magna Cum Laude from Boston University in December of 2012 where she received her BA in Psychology and double minoring in Dance, and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. While an active member in BU’s Dance Theatre Group, her choreography was selected to represent BU at the American Collegiate Dance Festival in February of 2012. Her choreography has also been featured at the Third Life Choreographer’s Series in Somerville, MA three times since 2012. Shannon moved to New York City in 2016 from Boston where she danced for five seasons with BoSoma Dance Company. While working with BoSoma, Shannon also co-directed BoSoma Dance Company’s premiere training company BoSoma2, premiering choreography in 2014 and 2015. Shannon works full time as a social worker doing homeless outreach in New York City’s transit hubs and is a freelance dance artist working with several contemporary companies including iKADA Contemporary Dance Company and Community Dance Project under the direction of 92Y dance director Megan Doyle. Shannon is thrilled to be dancing in her first season with KAKE Dance.
Ayaha Otsuka (Dancer)
Ayaha Otsuka, originally from Nagoya, Japan, started her training in classical ballet at Hiromi Naruse Ballet Studio when she was 5 years old. She has done many performances and been awarded prizes at ballet competitions. At the age of 15 she started training in contemporary and jazz. Upon moving to NYC in 2012, Ayaha joined International Student Program at Peridance Capezio Center where she trained in various styles. She had many opportunities to perform works by Mike Esperanza, Julia Ehrstrand, Angel Kaba, Doubletake Dance and more. Currently you can find her working with VALLETO directed by Valeria Gonzalez, KAKE DANCE directed by KK Mayo, SHINSA directed by Bo Park, the MONARCHY directed by Arturo Lyons and COBU directed by Yako Miyamoto.
Bethany Chang (Understudy/Dancer)
Bethany Chang, a native of Libertyville, IL, received a B.A. in Dance and Film from Hofstra University. At Hofstra, she had the pleasure of performing works by Ellie Kusner, Rachel List, Robin Becker, Adam Barruch, Karla Wolfangle, Doug Varone, and Igal Perry. Bethany has studied with Doug Varone and Dancers, The Cambrians, and Adam Barruch + Loni Landon (HomeGrown NYC). Through Velocity Dance Center (Seattle, WA), she had the opportunity to collaborate with Pat Graney in the creation process of “Girl Gods” (2016 Bessie Award Winner), performing a study of the work-in-progress at Broadway Performance Hall. In 2016, she was accepted to USF’s Dance in Paris summer program. Under the direction of Michael Foley and Colleen Thomas-Young, she had the opportunity to study with international artists such as Kevin Quinao, Julien Desplantez, and Catherine Denecy. Upon graduation, Bethany performed with Neshamah on the National Mall for the Annual Astronomy Festival. She recently relocated to Brooklyn and is excited to be joining KAKE Dance!
Becki Winer (Understudy/Dancer)
Becki Winer graduated from Hofstra University with a B.A. in Dance and minors in Marketing and Sociology. During her time at Hofstra, she had the privilege to perform works by Seán Curran, Jody Sperling, Terry Creach, and Robin Becker, among others. Winer’s choreography was selected for the American College Dance Festival in 2015. She has since performed with kamrDANCE and Vector Dance Company in venues across New York City such as Dixon Place and Peridance Capezio Center. When not dancing, Winer is a pointe shoe fitter and sales associate at Chacott by Freed of London.