Brenda Lynn Siegel, Director of IBIT Dance Company and Executive/Artistic Director of the Southern Vermont Dance Festival and Director of IBIT Dance Company. Siegel received her bachelor’s degree in dance and composition from Hampshire College. Siegel runs a pre professional training program through her company at IBIT all intermediate and advanced level dancers in addition she has owned and operated Flow Yoga and Dance Programs for 10 years and has taught residencies, classes and workshops at Greenwood School, The Putney School, Brattleboro School of Dance, The dance program at the Windham Regional Career Center, Bellows Falls Middle School, Vermont Academy, Johns Hopkins University and several elementary and middle schools throughout New England. Siegel’s work has been shown at Massachusetts Dance Festival, Southern Vermont Dance Festival, Rhythm Festival, Goddess Rising Festival, The Mentor Cabaret, The Dance Complex, East St. Studios, The Latchis Theater Several Schools throughout New England, Take a Chance and Dance, Baltimore Children’s Theater, Baltimore Public Television, The Putney School and the New England Youth Theater. Siegel’s approach to Modern Dance technique and Composition is a deep exploration of each dancers individual qualities and meticulous attention to breath and body alignment, these qualities combined with a strong grasp on the creative process allow for dancers to explore their full potential in movement.
As a principal dancer with the Martha Graham Dance Company (1977 – 96), Mr. Foreman was directed by Ms. Graham in all her major male roles. As co-founder of Buglisi/Foreman Dance (1993 -2005), he choreographed over 35 dances presenting seasons at the Joyce Theater; Jacob’s Pillow, America Dancing series/Kennedy Center, Melbourne International Festival. He holds numerous honors with critical acclaim for his performing and choreography. As Associate Professor of Professional Practice at Barnard College/Columbia University (1994 – 2010), he published Out of Martha’s House, a book of poetic writing, several articles in dance magazines, and for two years chaired the Dance Panel of New York State Council on the Arts. Mr. Foreman lives in Harrisville, NH, teaches master classes around the countryand with his wife Jennifer Emerson develops dance education and performance projects through their dance organization On Common Ground. Mr. Foreman is presently on staff at the New England Center for Circus Arts, adjunct faculty at Dean College, visiting faculty of Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theater in northern California, teaches at Brattleboro School of Dance and is featured, as one of five artists from the Peterborough, NH area, in a documentary sponsored by Comcast.
Felice Wolfzahn, BFA, Julliard School, MFA Bennington College. Felice has been involved with New Dance investigations since 1983. Her formal dance training led her to further investigations into Contact Improvisation, Release technique and Authentic Movement. Felice has been an adjunct dance professor at Mt. Holyoke and Bennington Colleges since 1998 as well as a guest teacher at Amherst, College, SNDO in the Netherlands and many dance centers and colleges in New England as well as in Europe. Her performance work has included collaborations with several wonderful dancers and choreographers including as Nancy Stark Smith, Danny Lepkoff, and Mimi Garrard. She lives in Western Mass with her husband, and dancing daughter, Ella.