DANCERS

Paige Amicon is a dance artist and teacher originally from Glenmoore, Pennsylvania. She graduated from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts under Susan Jaffe with a BFA in Contemporary Dance. She also holds a high school degree from UNCSA with a concentration in ballet. At UNCSA she performed works by Twyla Tharp, José Limón, Trisha Brown, Lucinda Childs, Merce Cunningham, and Helen Simoneau.  

Since moving to Los Angeles, she has had a wonderfully adventurous freelance career. Performance experience includes work by Danielle Agami, Mallory Fabian, Stephanie Zalatel, Merce Cunningham, Sophia Stoller, and opera work by Yuval Sharon. Additionally, Paige is very excited to be in Santa Barbara dancing with the company!

Natalie McCall is a Los Angeles native and received her Vaganova training under the direction of Marat Daukayev and Hasmik Amirian. Following graduation, she attended The Ailey School and completed Alonzo King LINES Ballet’s Training Program in San Francisco in 2015. Natalie has had the opportunity to perform in new works by Sidra Bell, Maurya Kerr, Gregory Dawson, Sandrine Cassini, Marco Goecke, Andrea Schermoly and others. She has attended programs with Sharon Eyal, Nederlands Dans Theater, Gaga/Batsheva and BODYTRAFFIC, as well as the School of Oregon Ballet Theater and Kirov Academy. Natalie previously danced with Clairobscur Dance Company and Micaela Taylor’s TL Collective. This is her second season with Santa Barbara Dance Theater. 

Nicole Powell began her dance training in Carpinteria, CA. She then studied at Idyllwild Arts Academy where she graduated as Senior Class Scholar and was the recipient of the Bella Lewitzky Dance Award. She also trained at San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, Martha Graham School, Czech Republic Ballet, NW Dance Project, and Ate9 summer programs. In 2013 she graduated Magna Cum Laude from Southern Methodist University with a BFA in Dance and a BA in Philosophy. There she performed in works by numerous choreographers including Martha Graham, Shen Wei, and Danny Buraczeski. After graduation she relocated to Melbourne, Australia where she danced in the company Ausdance Victoria and taught outreach workshops for Scotland based Curious Seed Dance Company. In 2015, Nicole returned to California where she danced for LA based Donna Sternberg and Dancers, Weslie Ching Dance and many other freelance projects. She is currently in her 4th season with Santa Barbara Dance Theater. Nicole has also choreographed and performed solo work for Doni Silver Simons Performance Art. She has taught extensively in the US and abroad. 

Lauren Serrano is originally from Orange County where she trained at many local studios including Jimmy Defores, and Edge Performing Arts Studio in Los Angeles. She attended Orange

County High School for the Performing Arts for classical and commercial dance. Lauren graduated from University of California Santa Barbara with a B.F.A. in dance, and later received her Masters in Dance Education from the Arnhold Graduate Dance Education Program at Hunter College in 2015. In New York City Lauren had the opportunity to work with choreographers such as Jennifer Muller, Young Soon Kim, Toni Renee Johnson,  Pedro Ruiz, and Mike Esperanza. Lauren moved back to Santa Barbara to teach and direct the youth competitive teams at Santa Barbara Dance Arts. While pursuing her passion in dance education she was fortunate enough to perform works by Edgar Zendejas and local choreographer Weslie Ching. In fall 2017 she performed as Alice in Nebula Dance Lab’s “Through The Looking Glass”. This is her 3rd season with SBDT.

Sidney Scully is a native of Pasadena, California and a graduate of the Colburn Conservatory in Los Angeles. She was formerly a trainee with The Joffrey Ballet of Chicago before joining De Dutch Don’t Dance Division in The Hague, Netherlands from 2013-2016. There she performed and toured under the direction of Rinus Sprong and Thom Stuart. In 2016, Sidney performed in Aspen Santa Fe Ballet's production of The Nutcracker. In 2017, she worked as an apprentice with Peridance Contemporary Dance Company in New York City before joining the Grand Rapids Ballet where she danced as a company member for the past two seasons. Sidney has attended summer courses at Joffrey Ballet of Chicago, De Dutch Summer Dance in The Netherlands, La Campanyia Summer Dance in Barcelona, Spain, Peridance Contemporary Dance Company, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, and Northwest Dance Project. She is excited to be joining Santa Barbara Dance Theatre this season.

Robin Wilson from Santa Barbara, CA, began her formal training under Diane Knowles and was a performing member of Regional Dance America. Further training includes Walnut Hill School for the Arts, Bates Dance Festival, The Ailey School, The Russian Ballet Seminar with Alla Sizova, Improv Workshop with Amy Seiwert and SummerDance SB. She graduated with a BFA in Dance from California Institute of the Arts where she performed works by Jiri Kylian restaged by Glen Eddy and Fiona Lummis, Martha Graham restaged by Lyndon Branaugh, and Colin Connor. She joined Jose Limon Dance Company, BODYTRAFFIC, Helios Dance Theater, Los Angeles Movement Arts, has performed with Santa Barbara Opera, Ah! Opera under the direction of Mira Kingsley, original works by Jonathan Fredrickson and many collaborative and experimental shows with CalArts alumnus of dance, film, character animation, photography, and theater. Robin has taught extensively throughout Los Angeles and New York City. This is her 4th season with SBDT.