Fräulein cast

Hilary Brown, Performer
a native of Toronto, graduated from Les Ateliers de Danse Moderne de Montreal Inc. with a D.E.C. in Danse-Interpretation. Since this time she has participated in projects in Canada and the United States including the CanAsian Dance Festival (David Hinton Dance Film Workshop), Peggy Baker Dance Projects, Dietz Marchant Performance Projects, and Candice Breitz/PERFORMA 09. She has also had the privilege of performing with RASTRO Dance Company and Kinesis Project dance theatre.


Daniel Charon, Performer
has been in New York City since 1995 where he performed with Doug Varone and Dancers (1999-2009), the Limón Company (1996-1999), and with various other dance, opera, and theatre companies. As a choreographer, he maintains a project-based company that has been presented at many venues and as part of various festivals. Daniel teaches regularly in NYC and at numerous workshops around the world. A graduate of North Carolina School of the Arts, he hails from Moorhead, MN.


Alexander Dones, Performer
is a native of Portland, Oregon, and has been dancing since the day he can remember. He trained and performed internationally with the acclaimed Jefferson Dancers under the direction of Steve Gonzales, as well as many other dance schools in the city. At the age of 18 he relocated to New York with no plan and soon joined MOMIX Dance Theatre under the direction of Moses Pendleton. Since then has danced with many notable companies including Luna Negra Dance Theatre in Chicago (Eduardo Vilaro, Artistic Director) and NorthWest Dance Project in Portland (Sarah Slipper, Artistic Director). He is also a choreographer and teacher in his own right, currently working to establish a new collaborative arts entity known as storytellers.


Carolyn Cryer, Rehearsal Director
graduated with a B.A. in Dance from Wesleyan University and danced with Fraulein Maria from December 2006 to March 2010. Ms. Cryer is also a member of STEELEDANCE (Teri and Oliver Steele) and has performed with Miriam Hess, The FeleciaMaria Project, Silver-Brown Dance, the Hudson Vagabond Puppets, Loco 7, Earl Mosley, and MayDance. Carolyn served as Education Programs Manager/International Student Advisor at Dance New Amsterdam from 2003-2010, and is a Licensed Massage Therapist.


Anne Davison, Dramaturg
is a New York-based freelance dramaturg who also works extensively in TV/film casting. She is an artistic associate of the Obie Award-winning theater company Les Freres Corbusier and has dramaturged several of their productions, most recently Alex Timbers and Michael Friedman’s Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (Public Theater and Broadway). Recent dance dramaturgy includes Jane Comfort’s Beauty. She has an MFA in Dramaturgy & Dramatic Criticism from the Yale School of Drama.


Krista Jansen, Performer
began her training with Ellen Robbins at the age of five and has been dancing and choreographing ever since. She has performed with Levi Gonzalez, Brynn Rosen, Rachel Wynne, Christine Shallenberg, the Fly-by-Night Trapeze Dance Company and others as well as performing her own choreography at Jacob's Pillow, The Fourth Street Arts Festival, and Dance Theater Workshop. She is the Assistant Rehearsal Director for this production.


Barbara Karger, Director
was born and raised in Vienna, Austria and received her MFA in Physical Theater at the renowned Folkwang Hochschule in Essen, Germany. She was a founding member of the theater company, Antagon, which toured throughout Europe. As a performer she has worked with various companies including a world tour with the Swiss Mask Theater Troupe “Mummenschanz.” Since the early 90’s she has been directing productions both in the United States and abroad, including Peter and the Wolf with Doug Elkins and Michael Preston. She is an Associate Professor of Theater and Dance at Trinity College, Hartford.


James Latzel, Lighting Designer
is the Director of Performing Arts Production at Trinity College in Hartford, CT. His recent lighting credits include Spring Awakening, Cloud Nine and Window to the Street (all directed by Barbara Karger and Michael Preston for the Theatre and Dance Department at Trinity College) and The Adventures of Charcoal Boy and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (for the Dreamworks Puppetry Program at HERE Arts Center in New York). His experiences with dance include six seasons as Lighting Supervisor for Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, Production Stage Manager for THARP! and Production Manager for the Stephen Petronio Dance Company.


Deborah Lohse, Performer
is a New York City-based performer, choreographer and video artist. She is the Artistic Director of ad hoc ballet which has performed at Synod House at St. John the Divine, the Clark Theater at Lincoln Center, the 92nd Street Y, West End Theater, and Joe's Pub. As a performer she has worked primarily with Doug Elkins and Monica Bill Barnes. In 2010, she began to work with film while continuing to create live performance work.


Kellie Ann Lynch, Performer
holds a B.A. in dance performance from Rhode Island College and a M.F.A. from Smith College. She currently dances with Adele Myers and Dancers in New York City and Wire Monkey Dance in Massachusetts. Kellie’s recent freelance projects have included dancing for Jennifer Archibald, Kyle Abraham, and Bronwen MacArthur. She is a co-founder of Elm City Dance Collective in New Haven. Her work has been commissioned and performed throughout New England and NYC.


Cori Marquis, Performer
graduated from Stanford University in 2008 with a BA in Psychology and Performing Arts. Professionally, Cori has had the pleasure of dancing with Hope Mohr, Liz Gerring, Kelley Donovan, Stephanie Liapis, Teri and Oliver Steele, Parijat Desai, Anabella Lenzu and Hee Ra Yoo. Cori’s own work has been presented in New York by the Loft, WAX, Movement Research, and the Amalgamate Artist Series, as well as at the Dance Complex in Boston.


Meghan Merrill, Performer
is originally from Moraga, CA, and received her BFA in dance from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts in 2006. She currently dances with the Neta Dance Company, directed by Neta Pulvermacher, with whom she has toured to Albania as well as taught summer intensives at the University of Florida. Meghan has also worked with Noemie LaFrance, Kyle Abraham, John Heginbotham, the Metropolitan Opera, Aimee Rials, and Lauren Hale. She is a certified Pilates instructor.


Donnell Oakley, Performer 
grew up in Raleigh, NC and spent 15 influential years dancing under Lemma and Glenda Mackie at Arts Together. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a BFA in Dance Performance and Choreography in 2001. Since moving to New York in 2002, Donnell has had her work produced by Joyce Soho, Triskelion Arts, Movement Research, and Dance New Amsterdam and had 6 extraordinary years with her collaborative company, everything smaller.


Joshua Palmer, Performer
born and raised in central Maine, began dancing at a local studio in his hometown. He graduated from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts in 2007 with a BFA in dance. Since graduating, he has had the privilege of performing for Hilary Easton & Co., Douglas Dunn, James Martin, T. Lang, and Alethea Adsitt. Josh currently lives in Brooklyn and dances for Gibney Dance, Erica Essner Performance Co-op, and Cherylyn Lavagnino Dance.


Michael Preston, Director
was a member of the Shaliko Company in New York City, founded by Leonardo Shapiro. He also worked with such artists as John Sayles, David Cale, Wynn Handman and Theodora Skipitares. From 1991 until 2000 he toured the world as one of the Flying Karamazov Brothers, which included three different runs on Broadway. With them he collaborated on and performed 9 different shows, ranging from the post-modern tragedy Le Petomane, to an update of Room Service (winner of an L.A. critic's award in 1998). They were nominated for an Olivier award in London for Best Comedy in 1994. He directed their last show, Life: A Guide for the Perplexed. He co-directed Peter and the Wolf, with Barbara Karger, which was choreographed by Doug Elkins, in Amsterdam in 2001. He is currently an Associate Professor of Theater and Dance at Trinity College, Hartford.


Heather Smaha, Lighting Supervisor and PSM
is a 2010 graduate of SUNY Purchase's MFA program in Lighting Design/Technology, and also holds a BA from Wilkes University in Theatre Arts with concentrations in Acting/Directing, Dance, and Theatre Design. Recent New York City lighting design credits include Long Way Go Down, Mad Air, Together This Time, and Lebensraum. In addition to her work on Fräulein Maria, she has toured with Monica Bill Barnes & Co. as Production Manager.


John Sorensen-Jolink, Performer
trained at Oregon’s Jefferson High School and graduated summa cum laude from New York University’s Tisch School (BFA). Upon graduating, he joined American Repertory Ballet before joining the national tour of Twyla Tharp’s Movin’ Out. Since then he has spent his time dancing with Tino Sehgal, Stephen Petronio, RIOULT, Tharp's Come Fly Away and, currently, in the groundbreaking off-Broadway production, Sleep No More. John is based in Brooklyn where he continues to create his own work.



This production came to be through a thousand favors. Former and alternate cast members and guest artists who helped shape the show include: Arthur Aviles, Ephrat ‘Bounce’ Asherie, Madeline Best, Devin Buchanan, Archie Burnett, Cindy Chung Camins, Therman Christopher, Carolyn Cryer, Alberto Denis, David Dorfman, Moe Felican, Kevin Fitzgerald Ferguson, Niles Ford, Keely Garfield, Halley Gerstel, Mark Gindick, Gui Greene, Jeffrey Kazin, Malcolm Low, Scott Lowe, Lindsey Dietz Marchant, Jennifer Miller, Yuriko Miyake, Johnnie Moore, Alexis Murphy, Lisa Niedermeyer, Jennifer Nugent, Alethea Pace, MiRi Park, David Parker, Hunt Parr, Fritha Pengelly, Lisa Race, Christina Reaves, Charemaine Seet, Amber Sloan, Allison Smith, Nicole Marie Smith, Jennifer Sydor, Sharrod Williams, Nicole Wolcott, and Yin Yue.