Faculty

Marisa Bianan:  Company Member & Instructor   Originally from Kenosha, Wisconsin, Marisa Bianan received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Western Michigan University. Through her studies, Marisa had the privilege to work with choreographers including Jeremy Blair, Monique Haley, and Carolyn Pavlik. She also had the pleasure of working with Brendan Duggan, the co-founder and co-director of LoudHoundMovement. She has also studied in various fields related to dance including Laban Movement Analysis, Bartenieff Fundamentals, Lighting and Staging, and Kinesiology. While at Western Michigan University, Marisa also performed with the Western Dance Project, a pre-professional dance company, from the years of 2015-2016 under the direction of Whitney Moncrief. Marisa is very eager for the opportunity to perform with Wellspring/Cori Terry and Dancers for the 2018-2019 season.

Marisa Bianan:
Company Member & Instructor

Originally from Kenosha, Wisconsin, Marisa Bianan received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Western Michigan University. Through her studies, Marisa had the privilege to work with choreographers including Jeremy Blair, Monique Haley, and Carolyn Pavlik. She also had the pleasure of working with Brendan Duggan, the co-founder and co-director of LoudHoundMovement. She has also studied in various fields related to dance including Laban Movement Analysis, Bartenieff Fundamentals, Lighting and Staging, and Kinesiology. While at Western Michigan University, Marisa also performed with the Western Dance Project, a pre-professional dance company, from the years of 2015-2016 under the direction of Whitney Moncrief. Marisa is very eager for the opportunity to perform with Wellspring/Cori Terry and Dancers for the 2018-2019 season.

Jasmine Clark: Instructor   Originally from Franklin, Tennessee, Jasmine is entering her senior year at Western Michigan University where she is in the Lee Honors College and the College of Fine arts where she is working on her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance. Jasmine has worked with choreographers such as David Curwen and Jackie Nowicki in original works, as well as trained at the American Dance Festival. Additionally, Jasmine currently performs with the Western Dance Project, a pre-professional dance company under the direction of Whitney Moncrief. Jasmine is excited to work with our younger students in the fall!

Jasmine Clark: Instructor

Originally from Franklin, Tennessee, Jasmine is entering her senior year at Western Michigan University where she is in the Lee Honors College and the College of Fine arts where she is working on her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance. Jasmine has worked with choreographers such as David Curwen and Jackie Nowicki in original works, as well as trained at the American Dance Festival. Additionally, Jasmine currently performs with the Western Dance Project, a pre-professional dance company under the direction of Whitney Moncrief. Jasmine is excited to work with our younger students in the fall!

James C. Felton: Instructor   James C. Felton II is a Sophomore at Western Michigan University working towards his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Dance. James is originally from Lapeer, Michigan and graduated with high honors from Lapeer High School in 2017. He initially received his dance training under former Broadway gypsy Sandra Brewer in a competitive dance studio, before attending Flint School of Performing of Art’s in high school. At FSPA, James studied American Ballet Theatre, Russian, and Cecchetti methods to classical ballet under the direction of Karen Mills Jennings. James has performed soloist roles as a member of  Flint Youth Ballet  in works choreographed by Darrel Grand Moultrie, Ruth Lenney-Midkiff, and Elizabeth Phillippi. Since graduating high school, James has had the pleasure of performing in numerous guest artist roles for Karen’s School of Dance, Ballet Arts Ensemble, and Ballet Kalamazoo. In his time at Western, James has had the privilege of studying international methods to ballet, men’s, and pointe technique under the tutelage of Sharon Garber, David Curwen, and Seyong Kim, in addition to dancing original works by Curwen and Kim. You can see James in Western Michigan University Dance Department’s annual   Winter Dance Gala,   late January to early February, as well as The Department of Theatre’s production of   Guys and Dolls   in April.

James C. Felton: Instructor

James C. Felton II is a Sophomore at Western Michigan University working towards his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Dance. James is originally from Lapeer, Michigan and graduated with high honors from Lapeer High School in 2017. He initially received his dance training under former Broadway gypsy Sandra Brewer in a competitive dance studio, before attending Flint School of Performing of Art’s in high school. At FSPA, James studied American Ballet Theatre, Russian, and Cecchetti methods to classical ballet under the direction of Karen Mills Jennings. James has performed soloist roles as a member of Flint Youth Ballet in works choreographed by Darrel Grand Moultrie, Ruth Lenney-Midkiff, and Elizabeth Phillippi. Since graduating high school, James has had the pleasure of performing in numerous guest artist roles for Karen’s School of Dance, Ballet Arts Ensemble, and Ballet Kalamazoo. In his time at Western, James has had the privilege of studying international methods to ballet, men’s, and pointe technique under the tutelage of Sharon Garber, David Curwen, and Seyong Kim, in addition to dancing original works by Curwen and Kim. You can see James in Western Michigan University Dance Department’s annual Winter Dance Gala, late January to early February, as well as The Department of Theatre’s production of Guys and Dolls in April.

Remi Harrington: Instructor   The daughter of a retired Air Force officer, Remi has traveled extensively throughout the world. Born in Merced, California, she began performing at the age of three. Having received sporadic formal dance training throughout her life as a result of attending six schools by the time she was 14, Remi has gone on to perform professionally for Sankofa Dance Theater of Virginia State University and Walt Disney World Entertainment. She is a veteran teaching artist and has worked for AGW Conservatory of the Arts, The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Kalamazoo and Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools. Remi is graduate of Western Michigan University and the proud mother of four-year-old daughter Tegan.

Remi Harrington: Instructor

The daughter of a retired Air Force officer, Remi has traveled extensively throughout the world. Born in Merced, California, she began performing at the age of three. Having received sporadic formal dance training throughout her life as a result of attending six schools by the time she was 14, Remi has gone on to perform professionally for Sankofa Dance Theater of Virginia State University and Walt Disney World Entertainment. She is a veteran teaching artist and has worked for AGW Conservatory of the Arts, The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Kalamazoo and Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools. Remi is graduate of Western Michigan University and the proud mother of four-year-old daughter Tegan.

Dasan Mitchell:  Company Member & Instructor   Dasan Mitchell has trained and studied at Wayne State University, receiving his bachelor of science in dance. He has worked with many artists / companies nationally and internationally for over eight years. Some of these include Bakalama Dance of Senegal and Deeply Rooted Dance Company. He is currently studying the philosophy, pedagogy, and theories of Katherine Dunham, and is in the process of receiving the Katherine Dunham certification. Along with dancing with Wellspring, he is a director of a teen dance company, continuously collaborating with Mad Shak (Molly Shanahan) and a teaching artist for EFA (Education for the Arts) in Kalamazoo, MI.

Dasan Mitchell:
Company Member & Instructor

Dasan Mitchell has trained and studied at Wayne State University, receiving his bachelor of science in dance. He has worked with many artists / companies nationally and internationally for over eight years. Some of these include Bakalama Dance of Senegal and Deeply Rooted Dance Company. He is currently studying the philosophy, pedagogy, and theories of Katherine Dunham, and is in the process of receiving the Katherine Dunham certification. Along with dancing with Wellspring, he is a director of a teen dance company, continuously collaborating with Mad Shak (Molly Shanahan) and a teaching artist for EFA (Education for the Arts) in Kalamazoo, MI.

Carolyn Rabbers:  Company Member & Instructor   Carolyn Pampalone-Rabbers joined Wellspring in 2017. She graduated from Western Michigan University with her BFA in Dance, and was awarded Presidential Scholar in 2010. Carolyn’s has worked in New York City, Miami, and Los Angeles, dancing for The Union Project Dance Company, LA Contemporary Dance Company, Clairobscur Dance Company, Vox Lumiere's Phantom of the Opera, LA Unbound, & Nickerson-Rossi Dance Company. Past projects include dancing for music videos including Coldplay and Omi, acting in national commercials for Starbucks, Kaplan University, and Jockey Bra, and dancing for Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises, and Poet Theatricals. Carolyn can been seen dancing and acting as "Abby" in the film  Moondance ( 2018) by Squatchagawea Films. Carolyn has trained at The American Dance Festival and studied under the instruction of Tere O'Connor, Doug Varone, David Dorfman, Randy Duncan, John Lehrer, Jen Nugent, Jessie Zarrit, Pamela Pietro, Jerri Houlihan, Miguel Guiterrez, Theresa Graziano, and Dolores Shearer. Carolyn teaches Yoga, and is an American Ballet Theater National Curriculum Certified Teacher in Pre-Primary through Level V.

Carolyn Rabbers:
Company Member & Instructor

Carolyn Pampalone-Rabbers joined Wellspring in 2017. She graduated from Western Michigan University with her BFA in Dance, and was awarded Presidential Scholar in 2010. Carolyn’s has worked in New York City, Miami, and Los Angeles, dancing for The Union Project Dance Company, LA Contemporary Dance Company, Clairobscur Dance Company, Vox Lumiere's Phantom of the Opera, LA Unbound, & Nickerson-Rossi Dance Company. Past projects include dancing for music videos including Coldplay and Omi, acting in national commercials for Starbucks, Kaplan University, and Jockey Bra, and dancing for Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises, and Poet Theatricals. Carolyn can been seen dancing and acting as "Abby" in the film Moondance (2018) by Squatchagawea Films. Carolyn has trained at The American Dance Festival and studied under the instruction of Tere O'Connor, Doug Varone, David Dorfman, Randy Duncan, John Lehrer, Jen Nugent, Jessie Zarrit, Pamela Pietro, Jerri Houlihan, Miguel Guiterrez, Theresa Graziano, and Dolores Shearer. Carolyn teaches Yoga, and is an American Ballet Theater National Curriculum Certified Teacher in Pre-Primary through Level V.

Jasmine Statzer:  Company Member & Instructor   Jasmine Statzer started dance at a young age studying ballet, modern, jazz and African with Southold Dance Theaters pre-professional training program. After graduating, she started teaching at Southold while furthering her training at Lou Conte in Chicago, Dance Alloy in Pittsburgh, and an intensive with Like Water Drum & Dance of Ann Arbor. In 2006 she traveled with Magbana NY to Guinea, West Africa to train in traditional African drum and dance. Jasmine joined Wellspring in 2009, now dancing and teaching for the company. Recently she toured to New Orleans as part of Jonathan Brown and Rachel Miller's "Love After Love", which was also performed in Kalamazoo.

Jasmine Statzer:
Company Member & Instructor

Jasmine Statzer started dance at a young age studying ballet, modern, jazz and African with Southold Dance Theaters pre-professional training program. After graduating, she started teaching at Southold while furthering her training at Lou Conte in Chicago, Dance Alloy in Pittsburgh, and an intensive with Like Water Drum & Dance of Ann Arbor. In 2006 she traveled with Magbana NY to Guinea, West Africa to train in traditional African drum and dance. Jasmine joined Wellspring in 2009, now dancing and teaching for the company. Recently she toured to New Orleans as part of Jonathan Brown and Rachel Miller's "Love After Love", which was also performed in Kalamazoo.