Monica Campbell danced nationally and internationally with Diavolo Dance Theater (now called Diavolo –Architecture in Motion) from 1999-2006. Additionally, she acted as the rehearsal director from 2002-2004 and Associate Artistic Director from 2004-2006 with Director Jacques Heim. Education: University of Utah, Dance, M.F.A, where she received a Graduate Teaching Assistantship award and a Graduate Research Fellowship for her choreographic work Tabula Rasa. She is currently an Assistant Professor in Utah Valley University’s (UVU) department of dance, as well as the Modern Dance Program Coordinator. Campbell has shown her choreography both nationally and internationally. Her company, Monica Campbell & Dancers was the winner of the Rocky Mountain Choreography Festival and premiered an evening of her work in 2012. She was an Associate Choreographer for Diavolo’s Fluid Infinities that premiered in Los Angeles at the Hollywood Bowl in September, 2013. In Spring 2016 Campbell completed a sold out run in Salt Lake City of her evening length piece The Final Hours, which investigates ideas of occupation, revolution, community, and the individual intensity and commitment necessary to forge cultural change, set amidst the Hungarian Revolution of 1956. Additionally, her Screendance, Aleppo Agonistes, which is inspired by the Arab Spring, won 2nd place in the pre-professional film-maker division, and an audience choice award at the 2016 Utah Dance Film Festival and was an Official Selection for the 2016 DanceBARN Screendance Festival. In 2017 her Screendance, Triumvirate, was an official selection in the Outlet Dance Film Fesitval, the Tiny Dance Film Festival and the Utah Dance Film Festival where it won an audience choice award. She is currently the Artistic Director of Utah Valley University’s Contemporary Dance Ensemble (CDE), where she continues to choreograph extensively. Her current adventure has been to expand her research from the stage to the classroom by co-creating and teaching a new class at UVU entitled Peacebuilding Through the Arts, with Dr. Michael Minch, Chair of the Peace and Justice Studies Program. In Spring 2017 she was awarded an Ethics Center Faculty Fellowship to accompany UVU’s Peace and Justice Studies Program to Northern Ireland to study the peace process. The resulting research will culminate in the new piece of choreography for CDE, Turas, to premiere in March 2018.
Alicia Trump graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Dance from Weber State University (WSU). While attending WSU, Alicia was awarded the Outstanding Choreographer Award, the Outstanding Graduating Senior in Dance Award, and was the first dance major to receive Departmental Honors in Performing Arts. She is currently on the Board of Directors for the Utah Dance Education Organization as the Professional Development Director. Alicia has performed as a dancer with the Utah Opera in three different productions, and she has performed professionally with Repertory Dance Theatre (RDT), Brine, Rafael Dance, Kairos Dance Company of LA, at Creators Grid and Mudson, and guest performed at the College of Southern Nevada. Alicia has presented her own choreography at the Dance Mission Theatre in San Francisco, California, the College of Southern Nevada, as well as the Rocky Mountain Choreography Festival and Red Rock Dance Festival. “Not Alone”, a duet that she co-choreographed with Carrie Lee Miles, colleague and dear friend, took the 2nd Place Judges Choice Award at the 2015 Rocky Mountain Choreography Festival. Alicia currently teaches at Luv 2 Dance Studio, Inspire Dance Studio, and regularly substitutes at the RDT Dance Center on Broadway. She has also worked as an adjunct dance instructor for Weber State University. Alicia would like to thank Ashley, Sara and Symmer for giving her the opportunity to choreograph for Brine. She is thrilled to be presenting her work alongside other great choreographers.
Gina Terrell has been dancing since she was 3 years old and has loved every minute of it. She has been professionally trained In Modern, Contemporary, Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Tap, Hip-Hop, Cheer/Song Leading, and Tumbling/Acro. This will be Gina's seventh year at Bingham High School teaching; Dance Company, Performance Ballroom Team, Dance 1, 2, and 3, Hip-Hop, and Social Ballroom Dance 1 & 2. She also taught Dance at Albion Middle School for 2 years and coached Cheer and Songleading at Hillcrest High for 4 years. Gina graduated from the University of Utah with a bachelor of fine arts in Modern Dance expanding her skills in Modern, Ballet, Pilates, Folk Dance, African, Music and Choreography, Improvisational Dance, Dance Kinesiology, and Teaching Methods. Gina was also a member of the University of Utah’s dance team Crimson Line performing at many major events including the Fiesta Bowl, NCAA Basketball Tournament, University of Utah Football and Basketball games as well as the Utah Jazz. Gina has been professionally choreographing since 2004 for many High School Dance Companies, Drill Teams, Cheer/Song Squads, and within the University of Utah for her dance degree. Gina’s dream has always been to teach dance in a high school and have her own Dance Company. She has loved being apart of the Bingham High Schools faculty and LOVES teaching at such an amazing school.
LAJAMARTIN is a dance collective founded by Laja Field-Durov & Martin Durov in 2017. The focus of the collective is to present highly physical dance theater with a big part of the aesthetic drawing from traditional Slovakian Folk Dance. Hyper dynamic movement defined by musicality and rhythm is a fundamental aspect of their movement vocabulary. LAJAMARTIN is also equally involved in furthering dance education through teaching classes and workshops in USA and EU.
Laja and Martin are currently based in New York City, they are founding members and co-reherasal directors of VIM VIGOR dance company. They have enjoyed teaching and creating with the company at Lines Ballet Training Program, ODC, San Fransisco Conservatory, University of Michigan, NYU Tisch and Springboard Danse Montréal. With VIM they have premiered in NYC, the Lobero Theater in Santa Baraba with DANCEworks and toured to Prisma Festival in Panama. LajaMartin are excited to premiere their first work with DANCE NOW and thrilled to be guest choreographers for BRINE in Salt Lake City this Fall.