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.
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.
Tiana J. Fernandez (Tiana Josee’) is a native Baltimorean performer. She studied dance at G.W. Carver Center for Arts & Technology and earned a B.F.A in Dance Performance from Towson University. Since the age of two, Tiana has been an avid martial artist, and has a black belt in Tae-Kwon Do. She has worked with Linda Denise Fisher-Harrell, Vincent Thomas, Trudy Cobb-Dennard, Runqiao Du, Nancy Romitaa-Wanich, Alia Kache, Stephanie Powell, and countless others through the years. Tiana is enamored of sharing her passion with others and discovering what they are passionate about in return. Quirky to the max and a fan of anime and video games, cosplay has become a niche of performing. Tiana says, “I only wish to become a more fervent performer and humanist; touching one soul to the next through my art.”
Madeline Maxine Gorman is a Maryland native pursuing her B.F.A. in dance and B.S. in mass communications at Towson University. Gorman began formal training at Anne Arundel Community College before transferring to Towson University. In addition to the Towson University Dance Company, she also dances with The Collective, BlueShift Dance, and Mission Works Dance Company. Her dreams include one day working in dance media, starting her own dance company, and pursuing her M.F.A. in dance.
Gorman has worked for Christopher K. Morgan & Artists Dance Company (College Park, MD), Dance Place (Washington, D.C.), and Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival (Becket, MA). She has choreographed over 20 works, including a self-choreographed solo, The Cycle, which was chosen to represent Towson University at the American College Dance Festival in the Adjudicated Concert. In addition, she was the choreographer for Towson University Theatre Department’s fall 2017 production of the broadway play Metamorphosis.
Her choreography has been featured in the Collective Open Marley Night, Inertia Concert, Towson University Dance Major Performance Project, Baltimore Independent Dance Artists Choreographer’s Showcase, SPRINGBOARD Performance Series, and Peabody Dance! Festival. Gorman is currently producing, directing, and choreographing ADDICT, a show about the representation of addicts in American mass media that will premiere at Baltimore Theatre Project in March 2019. All ticket proceeds from ADDICT will benefit Helping Up Mission, a Baltimore city non-profit that provides resources for people experiencing homelessness, poverty, and addiction.
When she’s not dancing or writing, she loves teaching fitness classes, listening to Ted Talks, and attempting to bake.