GRIDLOCK Dance believes that the layering of production elements provides more outlets for audience members to connect with the work. It is through collaborations with dancers, actors, composers, and designers that each dance comes to life.
Shianne Antoine (she/her) began her relationship with dance at age three in Baltimore, MD. After years of valuable training, she graduated from Towson University in 2016 with a BFA in Dance Performance, Choreography, and 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 nine years at institutions such as Mercy High School, Dance and BMore, Young Audiences’ Summer Arts Learning Academy, Leaders of Tomorrow Youth Center, and various studios. Williams-Brown directed the dance program at William Penn Senior High School in York, PA for two years. She has performed with Deep Vision Dance Company, Humanistics Dance Company, LucidBeings Dance, and for choreographers such as Madeline Maxine Gorman. Antoine is currently a company member of BlueShift Dance, a Wolf Trap Early Learning Teaching Artist, authors dance reviews for her very own Charm City Dance Blog, and is the owner of the dance studio Symmetry Arts.
Natalie Boegel (she/her) graduated magna cum laude from Fordham University with a B.F.A. in both Dance Performance and Creative Writing. Boegel 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, Boegel’s works have premiered at The Ailey Citigroup Theater, Baltimore Theatre Project, Dance Loft on 14th, Charm City Fringe Festival, Baltimore Soundstage, and the Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall. Boegel currently performs with BlueShift Dance and LucidBeings Dance.
Kayla Clancy (she/her) is from Westminster, Maryland. She is currently pursuing her B.F.A. in Dance Performance & Choreography and a minor in Business & Communication for Liberal Arts at Towson University. Clancy has trained at dance studios around the state of Maryland and has performed in Las Vegas, Chicago, and New York City. Most recently, Clancy performed the work “Bitten Tongue” by Madeline Maxine Gorman in the BIDA Choreographer’s Showcase in Baltimore, the SPRINGBOARD Performance Series in Washington, D.C, and the first ever Peabody Dance! Festival. When she is not performing, Clancy is teaching the next generation of dancers in Carroll and Anne Arundel counties.
Destiny Cooke (she/her) grew up in Baltimore, Maryland, where she received her early training at Studio A Dance Company. Cooke will graduate from Towson University in May with a B.F.A. in Dance Performance & Choreography. As a member of the Towson University Dance Company, she has performed works by Peter Pucci, Amy Hall Garner, Malcolm Shute, Lizhu Chen, Linda Denise Fisher-Harrell, Vincent Thomas, and Will B. Bell. She will be a featured dancer in Will B. Bell's “POV [Point of View]” in May 2019. In addition to performing, her choreography was featured in Ken Skrzesz's "We Are More” showcase in 2017. After graduating, Cooke aspires to continue her performance and choreographic journey as a professional artist in a dance company.
Dylan Lambert (he/they) is a DC-based contemporary performer. A graduate from American University in Washington, DC, Dylan studied Business Administration and Dance and, as a member of the American University Dance Company, has performed in works by Michel Kouakou, Zoe Scofield, Erin Foreman Murray, Cynthia Gutierrez Garner, and Meredith Rainey. Professionally, Dylan has danced for Britta Joy Peterson, Ben Levine’s Extreme Lengths Productions, and Terre Dance Collective. Dylan is super pumped to be a part of GRIDLOCK Dance and elated to help bring the company's work to life.