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 seventh 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 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 seventh 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. Most recently, Julie is honored to join the dance faculty as an adjunct professor at the College of Charleston.
Margaret Harman (apprentice) is currently a student at the College of Charleston majoring in Dance with a concentration in Performance and Choreography and a Theatre minor. She is originally form Chattanooga, Tennessee, where she grew up training in ballet, modern, and jazz at different studios in the area and within her high school. Margaret has begun to expand her interest in choreographing, and has recently created three pieces for Baylor School’s Dance Concert in Chattanooga. She has spent part of her recent summers in New York and Los Angeles training in other genres of dance; wanting to explore and expand her range of dance. Margaret began working with Annex Dance Company two summers ago and has worked throughout each year with them. She loves dancing with the company and has enjoyed every learning experience.
Lacey Heffernan (apprentice) began her dance training as a child in her hometown of Myrtle Beach, SC. In 2013, Lacey moved to Charleston to further her education. During her college years, Lacey participated in various projects with the College of Charleston’s Dance Department, Annex Dance Company, and Dance Lab’s Entertainment Company. She also had the opportunity to perform for Weird Al Yankovic and Beats Antique on their local tour stops during the summer of 2015. During the summer of 2016, Lacey worked in New York City as an administrative intern for the renowned contemporary dance company, Abraham.In.Motion. While in NYC, Lacey trained with Abraham.In.Motion and at various prestigious dance studios. In 2017, Lacey graduated Cum Laude from College of Charleston, where she earned a BA in Arts Management and Dance with a concentration in Performance and Choreography. Because of her dedication to CofC’s Dance Department, Lacey is a proud member of the National Honor Society for Dance Arts and the recipient of CofC’s School of the Arts Dean’s Excellence Award in Dance. After completing her college education, Lacey attended American Dance Festival’s Six Week School where she studied intensively under several renowned dance artists. During her time at ADF, Lacey performed with Heidi Latsky Dance during their instillation of ON DISPLAY in Durham, NC. Lacey currently is an Apprentice Dancer with Annex Dance Company, an instructor and social media marketing coordinator at Dance Moves of Charleston, and a choreographer for Dance Moves Youth Company. Lacey enjoys choreographing in addition to performing and teaching; her work has been presented at the Piccolo Spoleto Festival, College of Charleston’s Chapel Moves, and various Dance Moves Youth Company performances.