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Artistic Director

Caitlin McAfee graduated with Distinction from the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London, England, receiving an MFA in Creative Practice in Dance. She has presented her research on excavation at the 2016 National Dance Education Organization Conference, and at the Symposium for Research [In]Between and Beside Bodies, Movement, and Performance, hosted by York University, in Toronto, Ontario.

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Dancer

Shianne Antoine began her dance training at age 3 at Anna Apicella Dance Studio in Baltimore, MD. She trained at various dance studios in Maryland during her school age years and later studied dance with Gloria Lang at Mercy High School. Antoine graduated from Towson University in 2016 with a BFA in Dance Performance and Choreography with a K-12 Teaching Certification. While at Towson, she had the privilege to study under Vincent Thomas, Runqiao Du, Linda- Denise Fisher- Harrell, Christopher K. Morgan, Alia Kache, and other influential teaching artists. She has taught dance for seven years with one of her roles being the Assistant Director of Dance at Mercy High School for three years. Antoine danced as a company member in Deep Vision Dance Company, a Baltimore based Modern Company. She is currently a teacher with Mission Dance Works, Dance and Bmore, the YMCA and A Step Ahead Dance. Antoine has served as a guest artist for Annapolis High School and the Appell Center. She is currently a company member with Humanistics Dance Company, a project based Contemporary dance company in Brooklyn, NY, as well as BlueShift Dance Company.

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Dancer

Natalie Boegel is a freelance dancer, choreographer, and teacher working in the DMV area. A Maryland native, Natalie received her primary training at Carroll County Dance Center under the direction of Megan Logee. She went on to graduate magna cum laude from Fordham University with a BFA in Dance Performance and Creative Writing. Natalie has performed works by Alvin Ailey, Martha Graham, Adam Barruch, Brice Mousset, Adriane Fang, and Yin Yue, among others. A choreographer in her own right, Natalie’s works have premiered at The Ailey Citigroup Theater and Baltimore Theatre Project. She currently dances with The Collective and BlueShift Dance.

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Dancer

Molly Jean Kirkup Heer graduated in May 2011 with a BA in Dance from the University of Maryland - College Park. She has been a guest choreographer and teacher around the Maryland/DC area for over ten years in studios, public and private schools as well as with professional companies. She has been a registered 500 hour vinyasa yoga instructor since 2013. She has danced with withhart.dance.projects and currently dances and choreographs with The Collective. She is very grateful for the opportunity to be a part of BlueShift Dance.

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Dancer

Adrienne Kraus Latanishen is a professional dancer, choreographer, and dance instructor from Baltimore, Maryland. She began her training at The Community College of Baltimore County, then, transferred to The University of Maryland, College Park where she graduated with honors with her B.A. in Dance. In addition to being a principal dancer for BlueShift Dance, she also dances and choreographs for The Collective. She has danced independently for various companies and independent choreographers including B3W of New York City, Andary Dance, and withhart.dance.projects, of which she is also founding member and assistant director.

*Photo by Zachary Z Handler