Morgan Carlisle actively broadens and diversifies Atlanta's cultural arts scene through her choreography, arts administration, dance education and curation work. Giving back is a passion, inspiring Carlisle to work for dance related nonprofits such as Beyond Our Boundaries (B.O.B), providing free and subsidized dance instruction for children of low income households. In 2014, she joined the board of Eyedrum Art and Music Gallery and created a committee dedicated to performance based art. After three years, she concluded her service with the title of Performance Committee Chair and Board Chair of the organization. Carlisle currently serves as Board Chair for Fly on a Wall (an Idea House that supports and presents innovative performance) and is honored to be one of the first elected members of the MARTA Arts Council.
Carlisle is also active in personal and public projects ranging from performative work in galleries/site specific spaces, an exhibit she created with her husband featuring combat veterans, and dance on film. She is always interested in new and challenging experiences. Last year, she founded Veracity Dance Company; an inclusive dance education and self enlightenment platform for youth in Metro Atlanta.
Through all of her interests, youth dance education is and will always have a joyful place in her heart.
Christina trained with Druid Hills Dance Centre, Rotaru International Children's Ballet, Miami City Ballet and Simply Dancing. She danced on scholarship at EDGE Performing Arts in Los Angeles for 2 years. Professionally, she performed as a lead dancer, singer, cast captain and choreographers assistant at Wild Adventures Theme Park. She performed in various song and dance reviews as well as a large prop magic show. She also traveled with her choreographer, Aurelio Tony Pardon, to assist and set choreography on other projects. Christina also performed as a guest artist with North Georgia Performing Arts Academy. She performed the roles of Odette/Odile in Swan Lake and Aurora in The Sleeping Beauty. She spent 3 years dancing with About Face ATL. A contemporary jazz company based out of Decatur, Georgia. Christina is the owner of Lilburn Dance Academy, which opened in 2013. She lives in Atlanta with her husband and 2 kids.
Kyri Hayes is currently a dance instructor in the Metro-Atlanta area. This is her fifth year training dancers at Cartersville School of Ballet and Woodland High School in jazz and hip-hop. During her four educational years at Woodland High School, she was able to earn her certification upon graduation as a Woodland High School Fine Arts Academy Dance Major in 2013. In the years to follow, she choreographed for Woodland’s C.A.T.S.(Cartersville Artistic Talent Showcase) leads and dance ensemble of Catch Me If you Can, How to Succeed in Business without Trying, In the Heights, and many more mainstream musicals under the direction of Elissa Marks Marele. Her jazz and hip-hop choreography has also been showcased under the direction of Terri Kayser and Karen Grantham in Cartersville School of Ballet’s productions such as Kaleidoscope, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, and various festivals around the supporting Metro-Atlanta areas.
TereLyn received her BFA from Howard University. She joined Garth Fagan Dance Company and toured nationally for two years. Expounding on her skills and talents, She was casted as an aerialist and ensemble dancer in Disney's Tarzan Musical located in Germany. She has also performed lead role as Mary in The Black Nativity for 3 years. TereLyn has made appearances on popular television series such as TV One's One Christmas with Anthony Hamilton and other popular programs on VH1 and Lifetime. She has been commissioned to choreograph for Universities across the country and musicals for various production companies. TereLyn was apart of the premiered Musical Men with Money at the Aurora and will be returning for Children of Eden.
Sarah Stokes is an Atlanta-based choreographer, dancer, and dance educator. She studied contemporary dance performance and composition at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance. Afterwards, Sarah relocated to Atlanta to perform, choreograph, and teach. She has had the great pleasure to perform in works by choreographers such as Shapiro & Smith, Helen Tamiris, Carl Flink, Larry Keigwin, HIJACK, Nadya Zeitlin, Mallory Baxley, and Morgan Carlisle. In 2015, Sarah joined with Britt Whitmoyer Fishel in order to establish Atlanta Dance Collective, a collaborative company of dance artists. Sarah's choreography, described as "ambitious-and effective" by the Twin Cities Daily Planet, has been produced in Asheville, Minneapolis, New York City, and at various venues in and around Atlanta. In addition to choreographing and performing, Sarah enjoys sharing her love for dance with the younger generations. She teaches acrodance, ballet, contemporary, and musical theatre dance styles, and is a certified instructor with Acrobatic Arts. Currently, Sarah teaches at Gwinnett Ballet Theatre, is Dance Director at Bridgepoint Arts, and lead Acro Dance instructor at Dance Theatre!