Company Members

Taylor Bennett (apprentice) is a second year at the College of Charleston from Aiken, SC. She is double majoring in Dance and Early Childhood Education. She performed in college dance concerts Legacy, Journey, and dance, deconstructed. She is choreographing for the college dance concert Finding Place. This is Taylor’s first season with the company.

Brice Flowers (apprentice) is a graduate of the College of Charleston from Sumter, SC. Her major is in Dance, with a concentration in Performance and Choreography. She has performed in and choreographed for many productions at the College. Brice also participated in Annex’s residency with the College in 2018 and 2019. During the 2019 Residency, Brice choreographed a piece for Piccolo Spoleto. Currently, Brice is a Manager at Dance Moves of Charleston as well as a choreographer for the Dance Moves Youth Company

Aimee Gwynne (company member) attended the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where she graduated with a BFA in Dance Choreography and Performance. During her time at the university she taught at numerous High Schools and Independent groups as the Dance Instructor for their colorguard and winterguard. In 2018, Aimee moved to Charleston, SC to become a member of the Annex Dance Company. She has taught as a visiting artist representing Annex at Camp Ballibay for the Fine and Performing Arts, as well as many schools in the Charleston County School District. Aimee is a Manager with Dance Moves of Charleston, as well as a choreographer for the Dance Moves Youth Company. In Fall of 2021 Aimee will be moving to London, England where she will attend the University of Roehampton to obtain her MFA.

Claire Natiez (apprentice) is a student at the College of Charleston from Greenville, SC. She is a double major in Dance with a Performance and Choreography track as well as Arts Management. She performed in the college dance concerts Legacy and Journey. Her choreography was also presented in Journey, and will be presented in Finding Place this Spring Semester. This is Claire’s first season with the company.

Sydni Shaffer (company member) is a graduate of the College of Charleston from Hampton, SC. She majored in Dance and minored 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 third season with the company.

Bethany Willis (company member) is a native of Charleston, SC and graduated from The College of Charleston with a BA in Psychology and Dance with a concentration in Performance and Choreography.  Bethany began her dance training at Metro North Dance where she trained in the Cecchetti method of ballet for 11 years and passed Cecchetti Exams 1-6. She started training at Robert Ivey Ballet Academy in the Vaganova method of ballet in 2013. She had the opportunity to take classes and perform with Annex Dance Company during high school through the company’s collaboration with Robert Ivey Ballet. Bethany has studied to be a ballet and modern teacher under the mentorship of Carroll Thompson, Michael Wise, and Olga Wise. She currently teaches at Robert Ivey Ballet, Summerville Home Education Enriching Programs, and Hanahan Dance Ensemble. She began dancing with Annex Dance Company at the beginning of 2020.