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The Company

Lindsay Castonguay Hany

(Core Collaborator)

Graduating from Suffolk, Lindsay studied dance and was a member of the Suffolk Dance Company. After college, she attended the Jose Limon Institute’s Professional Studies Program in New York where she performed Limon repertory and studied under current and former Limon company members as well as artistic director, Carla Maxwell. Her professional performance experience includes The Next Stage Project in New York City; Peter Pucci Dance in White Plains; and  Works/Laura Glenn in Connecticut.  She spent 5 seasons with Dance Connect where she worked with director, Chloe Carlos.  Most recently, Lindsay was a company member of DancEnlight, under the direction of Lorelei Chang where she taught for the pre-professional company and summer intensives. Her choreography has been performed in festivals around the Northeast including 5x5 Dance Festival, Built on Stilts and Ted Hershey Marathon. She has extensive experience teaching and choreographing for both students and professionals and is a STOTT trained Pilates and Barre instructor. 


Tessa Hailu 

(Core Collaborator)

Tessa Hailu is a dance and theater graduate of Manhattanville College in Purchase, New York. While in college she had the privilege to attend Perry Mansfield Performing Arts Intensive on scholarship in Colorado. Since then, she has acquired a list of diverse performance credits carrying the privilege of dancing with companies and choreographers such as Lorelei Chang (dancEnlight), Peter Pucci Plus Dancers, Laura Glenn WORKS, Antonio Brown (Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane), Doug Elkins, and Keith Saunders. Other professional accomplishments include national and international touring with Fisher Price, Disney, and Milestone Productions, and carrying out a supporting role in Finian’s Rainbow at the Ivoryton Playhouse, CT. She has also achieved choreography credits including: Company, Spamalot, Cabaret, (Broadway World ‘Choreography’ Nominations), Secret Garden (CHSMTA 'Choreography’ Nomination), Matilda, The Little Mermaid, Soar With Reading Magic Tree House National Tour, and The Giggle Bears, Chennai, India. Tessa is currently the Director of Dance at Miss Porter’s School in Farmington, CT and an MFA Candidate at Hollins University, Roanoke, VA.

Meghan McDermott

(Core Collaborator)

A graduate of the Hartford Conservatory with a double major in dance performance and pedagogy, Meghan has extensive experience in dance performance, musical theater and dance education. Currently, she performs and choreographs with IMMIX Dance Project and is one of the four core founders. Previously, she has danced with numerous CT companies including SOMA Dance Company, dancEnlight (Lorelei Chang), Sonia Plumb Dance Company and Justice Dance Performance Project.


For the past 15 years, she has taught dance throughout the state of Connecticut at various workshops, dance schools, intensives, private schools, as well as residency programs in Oklahoma and New York. Meghan served on the Dance faculty at Westminster school from 2015-2022. Further teaching and choreography credits include: The Nutmeg Ballet Conservatory, Kingswood Oxford School, University of St. Joseph, Westminster school, Miss Porters School, Ted Hershey Dance Marathon, 5x5 Dance festival, Built on Stilts Dance Festival in Martha’s Vineyard and West Hartford Community Theater (including a Broadway Review Tour to Ravello Italy). In addition to her dance career, Meghan is a certified barre instructor with STOTT Pilates and teaches for LIFER Fitness studio in West Hartford and ISCC Fitness Center in Simsbury.


Christine Songhurst

(Core Collaborator)

Christine Perry graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Hartt School at the University of Hartford with a BFA in Dance Performance in the Spring of 2009. During this time she also had the privilege to train at the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance on scholarship. She has danced with dancEnlight as a dancer and company teacher and with Judy Dworin Performance Projects as a dancer. Christine Perry has taught in various schools around Connecticut including Dance Express of Tolland, Limelite Dance Center, Eastern Connecticut Ballet, Premier Dance School, Miss Porter’s School and Yale. She is currently on faculty at the CREC Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts Half Day Program. Along with dance she is a professional stage and production manager and has done extensive technical theater work in locations including the Baryshinikov Arts Center in New York City, St. Joseph College, the Garde Arts Center, Charter Oak Cultural Center, Foxwoods and the Wadsworth Atheneum.  


Alida Kendall 

Alida Lamagna Kendell has been teaching numerous styles of dance for ages 3 to adult in the Hartford area since 2010. Her ballet background began at Connecticut Concert Ballet over 20 years ago and continued to expand to modern, jazz and contemporary styles over the years. Alida has had the honor of taking classes with the legendary Frank Hatchett and Master ballet teacher David Howard, she has trained at Burklyn Ballet Theater and Briansky Ballet summer intensives, and attended the American College Dance Association two years in a row. She attended the University of Saint Joseph where she served as President of the Dance Ensemble until graduating in 2015 with her BA in psychology and dance. She has performed professionally with Sallix Productions, ATTAK Dance Company, Sonia Plumb Dance Company and she is currently performing with Moxie Dance Company and the Civic Ballet of Connecticut. Alida’s choreography has been featured at the annual 5x5 Contemporary Dance Festival both as a student in 2014 and 2015 and as a professional in 2017. Alida has also had the honor of teaching at the National Association of Dance and Affiliated Arts (NADAA) Convention in 2018. Alida’s love for dance is evident in her passion for teaching and making dance accessible to as many people as possible.


Shelley Morgigno

Shelley Morgigno is a dance graduate of Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania and has trained and worked with numerous dance companies and choreographers including Tara Madsen, Ursula Payne, Lar Lubovich, Pilobolus, Mary Miller Dance Company, and DancEnlight.  Shelley worked for Arthur Murray Dance Studios in Pittsburgh where she trained in and instructed ballroom dance.  She then moved back to Connecticut in 2015 to take over her childhood dance studio.  Shelley is currently the owner and director of the Creative Dance Center in East Hampton, Connecticut as well as a faculty member of the dance department at Choate Rosemary Hall.  

Juanita Harris

Juanita Harris has been dancing and performing for the past eighteen years. While attending Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts, she received a well-rounded dance education, including performance opportunities set by Jennifer Nugent, former Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane company member and Kate St. Amand of Syren Modern Dance. Juanita has performed professionally with Sonia Plumb Dance Company and is currently performing with IMMIX Dance Project. In recent years she has spent time teaching and choreographing a wide range of classes including ballet, modern, and contemporary at Center Stage Dance Studio. Juanita is very excited about the upcoming performance season with IMMIX and to grow with the company in the future.

Julia Maranzano

Julia, 21, has been dancing since she was two years old. She is a versatile dancer trained in all styles such as jazz, tap, modern (Limón, Horton, and Cunningham) , lyrical, ballet (Royal), pointe, contemporary, and hip hop. Some of her most proud achievements are competing at World Of Dance, being featured in the music video “Meeting You in Hell”, and being a part of the Eblens shoe commercial. Currently Julia is continuing her training with various teachers around New York and Connecticut. She started teaching five years ago of children ages 3 and up. She loves sharing her passion for dance for all ages and all styles. She is thrilled to be joining IMMIX and soaking up all she can from them.

Haley Zdebski Fabrycki

Haley received her BFA in Dance and performance from SUNY, The College at Brockport in 2014. She has performed works by Bill Evans, Mariah Maloney, Claire Porter, Merce Cunningham, Noel St. Jean-Chevalier (The Legible Bodies), Angie Muzzy, Justice Dance Performance Projects, and Lorelei Chang (DancEnlight). Haley has been studying Laban and Bartenieff Fundamentals under the direction of Bill Evans since 2010 and is a Certified Evans Teacher (CET). Haley has had the pleasure of presenting her own choreography throughout the Northeast including at the 5x5 Connecticut Dance Festival, Dixons Place in New York City, The Center for Performance Research in Brooklyn, and the Somatic Dance Conference in upstate NY. Haley is the Director of Production and Operations for Figments Youth Dance Ensemble, a Connecticut based non-profit pre-professional company for youth ages 10-18. She is currently a dance educator at Connecticut Concert Ballet, Stafford Academy of Dance and The Ethel Walker School. 

Michelle Wirkus

Michelle started her dance training at Gloria Jean’s Studio of Dance studying diverse genres of dance throughout her youth. She graduated from Bucknell University with a BS in Biochemistry and a minor in Dance, while performing and choreographing for the Bucknell Dance Company. She had the special honor of performing in Beijing, China her senior year with the company showcasing American tap and jazz dance styles for an international arts festival. After graduating she taught at a local dance studio in Cheshire for 5 years. In 2009 she reconnected with her college dance professor and mentor, performing with Matter Dance Company while studying at various studios throughout Chicago. Professionally Michelle went on to pursue her BSN from UCONN and has been practicing as a Critical Care RN for the past decade. Recently Michelle has been rekindling her passion for dance taking adult classes around the Hartford area and reconnecting with what inspires her to move and perform. Most recently she has performed with the CT Tap Collaborative and with Darlene Zoller in productions of Mama D’s Outrageous Romp. Michelle is honored and humbled at the opportunity to perform with Immix Dance Project and looks forward to continuing to learn and grow alongside these immensely talented dancers!

Deanna St. Germain

Deanna has been dancing for twenty years. At The Griffith Academy, she studied ballet, tap, jazz, pointe, contemporary and was a competitive Irish Step dancer for thirteen years. Deanna graduated from the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts as a dance major. Expanding on her dance education, she graduated from Dean College in 2021 with a Bachelor of Arts in Dance Education. She is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Dance/Movement Therapy at Lesley University. For many years she has been teaching at The Griffith Academy and recently began teaching at Company N’ Tempo. Deanna is excited to be a member of IMMIX dance project and looks forward to the opportunity of continuing to perform.

Alexia Bobrowski

Alexia, originally from Connecticut, moved to New York City to become a Trainee at Joffrey Ballet School. She holds a BFA in Contemporary Dance Performance with a Creative Entrepreneurship Minor from Boston Conservatory at Berklee. You can find her performing with the IMMIX Dance project as well as teaching diverse dance classes at Studio 22 and DanceStep 2022-2023 season.






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