Company Members

Cathy Cabaniss graduated with a BA in Dance from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania where she had the opportunity to perform the works of Lar Lubovitch, Helanius Wilkins, Teena Custer and Jose Limon. Cathy moved to Charleston in spring 2011, and is now dancing her eighth season with Annex Dance Company. As an educator she has experience teaching all levels, ages and genres of dance. Over the past six years Cathy has taught many times for Annex Dance Company, including Endless Mountains Dance Camp when the company is in-residence during the summer. Cathy is the dance teacher at Alston Middle School in Summerville.

Julie DeLizza Clark is a dance teacher, choreographer and performer currently living in Charleston, South Carolina. She graduated from the College of Charleston with degrees in History and Secondary Education and a minor in Dance. Julie has performed and presented her choreography in concerts and conferences throughout South Carolina. In 2012 she attended the American Dance Festival in Durham, NC and landed auditions to study intensively with dancers from Pilobolus and Bill T. Jones Dance Company and perform in the Hollins University MFA Final Concert. Julie is in her eighth season dancing with Annex Dance Company and has taught in company residencies throughout the Charleston County School District. In 2014 she spoke and performed at TEDx Charleston with Annex Dance Company and students from Memminger Elementary. Julie has taught at Ashley River Creative Arts Elementary School and Wando High School, where she was the co-director of the Wando Dance Company. She also served as a guest artist for Charleston County’s School of the Arts middle school dancers in the Spring of 2015 and again in 2017. Julie teaches all levels and genres of dance at Dance Moves of Charleston where she directs the Dance Moves Youth Company (DMYC), Charleston’s only youth modern dance-based company. Julie’s DMYC piece A Part Smaller won the choreography award at the Charlotte Dance Festival’s Emerging Dance Artist concert in March 2017.

Aimee Gwynne (apprentice) is a graduate from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a BFA in Dance. She studied under Janet Lilly, Duane Cyrus, Elizabeth Sullivan, Robin Gee, Justin Tornow, Clarice Young, Maurice Watson, and many other amazing dancers and choreographers. During her time at the University, she taught at Northwest Guilford High School and Cape Fear High School as the dance instructor for their colorguard and winterguard. She was also the dance instructor for independent groups such as Carolina Gold Drum and Bugle Corps, and Legacy presented by Carolina Gold. She is a dance instructor/choreographer with Creative Edge Dance Center.

Sydni Shaffer (apprentice) is a senior at the College of Charleston from Hampton, SC. She is majoring in Dance and minoring in Psychology. She has performed in the college productions Witness, Safe Harbor, and Chapel Moves 2018, as well as performances for the Piccolo Spoleto Festival’s Stelle di Domani series.