Lise Brody founded Round the Corner Movers (then called Screech to a Stop) in 2006. She has been presenting her choreography and performance work in the Boston area for almost three decades. She has been on the faculty of the MFA program in Interdisciplinary Arts at Goddard College and has taught in the dance and theater programs at Rhode Island College, and has been a guest artist at Emerson College, Providence College, and Salve Regina University, and a teaching artist with Boston's CitiArts program.
From 2006 - 2010 she worked for The Yard, an artists' colony dedicated to dance and choreography, as Director of Residencies and Associate Artistic Director.
She has been an invited participant and performer in collaborative institutes with the Liz Lerman Dance Exchange and was a long-time member of Back Porch Dance Company.
Lise received an MFA in Dance from California Institute of the Arts and has studied choreography and performance art with Bessie Schönberg, Guillermo Gómez-Peña and Coco Fusco, Celeste Miller, Dan Wagoner and Theresa Chavez.
She taught high school for 11 years, and was a featured teacher in the Coalition of Essential Schools' DVD series, CESEssentialVisions, on effective classroom practice (2005). She returns to high school teaching in fall, 2012 at Innovation Academy Charter School in Tyngsboro, MA..
Ann Brown Allen performed and toured with Dance Collective from 1978 - 2006.
She has danced with the National Center for Afro-American Artists, Danny Sloan, Beth Soll, Miguel Lopez, the Opera Company of Boston and more recently with Peter DiMuro Performance Associates, the Back Porch Dance Company and the Original Roxy Dancers. She has been with the Round the Corner Movers since 2006.
Ann is an instructor of jazz, Pilates and ballet at Boston University. She has a BA in Elementary Education and Psychology from Simmons College and has been teaching children since the inception of the Head Start Program in 1965.
Eleanor Duckworth studied ballet until she was 15, in Halifax, Nova Scotia with Irene Apinee. At the age of 58 she started studying dance again, in a modern dance class created in Cambridge, MA, by Joan Green, for people over age 55. Since then, other dance teachers have included Julie Ince Thompson, Bryan Steele, Cornelius Carter, Danny McCusker, Marcus Schulkind, Risa Steinberg, Liz Lerman, Celeste Miller, Joeritta de Almeida, Diane Arvanites-Noya, Tommy Neblett, and Margie Gillis.
She was a member of Cambridge's intergenerational Back Porch Dance Company for its last six years, and currently is a member of Back Pocket Dancers and Prometheus Elders, in addition to Round the Corner Movers.
She has also performed with Danny McCusker, Brian Crabtree, Joan Green, Prometheus Dance, Ann Carlson and Margie Gillis.
She has been a professor of Education at Harvard University since 1986; has worked in curriculum development, teacher education, and program evaluation in the United States, Europe, Latin America, Africa, Asia, and her native Canada; and is the author of several books, including "The Having of Wonderful Ideas"; and "Other Essays on Teaching and Learning" and ;"Tell Me More: Listening to Learners Explain."
She serves as president of the board of Critical Explorers, a nonprofit organization inspired by her work, that collaborates with teachers in classrooms to design and document explorations that engage students' minds and imaginations. www.criticalexplorers.org
Whitney Hoke earned a BFA in Dance in 2007 from NYU's Tisch School for the Arts, and graduated in 2012 with a MA in Expressive Therapies with a dance/movement concentration from Lesley University.
She has danced and performed with the Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company, Sokolow Now!, Urbanity Dance, and Keigwin + Company.
Whitney resides in Cambridge, MA, where she teaches creative movement and body awareness to toddlers. She served on a panel at the Creative Arts Therapy Summit in New York in 2011, and has been a guest lecturer at the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology.
An educator and maker of stories, Ju-Pong Lin works in video, performance, installation, and community storytelling. She has exhibited her work nationally, including Women in the Director's Chair, the Walker Museum of Art, New York's Mix festival, and the Tacoma Art Museum.
She is a recipient of a Jerome Foundation grant and a Rhode Island Council on the Arts Fellowship Merit Award.
Ju-Pong has taught at The Evergreen State college and the Met High School in Providence. She now teaches in the MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts at Goddard College and will begin doctoral studies in environmental art and education at Antioch University New England this summer.
Jen Schoonover has created dance and theater works for groups in Boston, New York City, and Philadelphia. She has served as artistic director of Cape Dance Theater, a dance-in-community ensemble on Cape Cod, and as codirector, with Kieran Jordan, of Turnstyles Dance Project, an experimental dance group based in Boston fusing modern and traditional dance.
Jen has performed Highland dance at Carnegie Hall, on Good Morning America, at the Kennedy Center in Bonnie Rideout's national touring show A Scottish Christmas, and is featured on the DVD of that show created by BMG. She is a founding member of Highland Dance Boston, and has also performed with Back Porch Dance Company, Peanut Butter and Jelly Dance Company, Joan Green, Susan Creitz, and the Allen|Body Group.
Jen teaches a class in creative dance pedagogy at Bridgewater State University, and has taught dancers of all ages at Boston Percussive Dance, Cape Cod Community College, Pinewoods Camp, and Springstep in Medford. She is a graduate of East Stroudsburg High.
Katrina Sukola has had a lifelong relationship with movement. From a young age, she began dancing ballet and later studied various other dance styles including modern, flamenco and aerial dance. She has studied dance technique at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Carousel Dance Centre and Boston Ballet.
Performances in the Boston area include the Cyber Arts Festival, Green Street Studio's Emerging Artists Concerts, and Shared Choreographers' Concerts, and she has performed choreography by Bryce Dance, Hannah Naiman and Lise Brody.
Katrina successfully completed a 200-hour teacher training with YogaWorks and teaches yoga classes around the Boston area. She has been a member of Screech to a Stop/Around the Corner Movers since 2007 and is excited to be a part of this collaborative experience.
Dorothy Elizabeth Tucker is a native of Winchester, MA. Her most rewarding work was in developing the Community Clinical Nursery School Program for the Department of Mental Retardation. She has been responsible for the development of curricula for preschools, home teaching, teacher training, and diagnostic tools in a preschool setting for mentally challenged children.
Throughout her career, she developed an ongoing interest in exploring movement and dance techniques for self-expression, understanding and communications. She has been a member of Back Porch Dance Company and the Back Pocket Dancers, and she currently dances with the Elders Ensemble of Prometheus Dance.
She was awarded the 2008 Dance Belt Award for service and inspiration to the dance community.
As a member of Zonta International, a business and professional women's organization, Dorothy Elizabeth continues to work toward improving the status of women locally and world-wide. She is on the board of Mystic Valley Elder Services, and is currently involved in projects that preserve the rich history of West Medford, MA, her neighborhood for almost 59 years.