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 ninth 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 attended the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where she graduated with a BFA in Dance Performance and Choreography. 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 groups. She was also the dance instructor for independent color guard groups such as Legacy Independent and Carolina Gold Drum & Bugle Corps. Upon graduation Aimee moved to Charleston, SC and started dancing with Annex Dance Company in Summer 2018. With the company, she has taught and choreographed as a visiting artist representing at Camp Ballibay for the Fine and Performing Arts, as well as schools and camps affiliated with Engaging Creative Minds. Aimee is the Manager of the Dance Moves of Charleston at Hanahan, as well as a choreographer for the Dance Moves Youth Company.
Sydni Shaffer (apprentice) is a graduate of the College of Charleston from Hampton, SC. She is majored in Dance and minoring in Psychology. She 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. This is Sydni’s second season with the company.