Jessica Muise - Artistic Director
Jessica Muise is a dancer, choreographer, dance educator and permaculturalist based in Boston, MA. She is the founder and artistic director of Intimations Dance Company. She has a B.A. from New York University in Dance as Transformative Pedagogy and studied dance education at the graduate level at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban, South Africa. Her choreography has been presented for the JOMBA! International Dance Festival, OnStage Dance Company and the Gallatin Arts Festival among others. Since 2006, she has taught dance for various community based organizations and schools including KZNArts Link, Flatfoot Dance Development Projects, Buckingham Browne & Nichols, Newton Community Education, and Boston's modern/contemporary series Moving Target, and founded several dance development programs that used the arts to educate about the environment, including the Magwa Environment Through the Arts Project. She founded Intimations Dance in 2012 as an outlet to create, perform and share dance with the community. Photo by Nicole Tomaselli | Short Photo Co. © 2014
Caroline Carbo is a Boston-based modern dancer who has performed locally with Intimations Dance Company, Zoe Dance Company, Andary Dance, Echo Contemporary Dance Company, Ana Isabel Keilson, and Heartbeat at the Oberon. She graduated from the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, under the direction of Miguel Lopez and mentorship of Jan Miller, and received her BFA, Magna Cum Laude, in Dance Performance from Purchase College, where she performed works by Robert Battle, Kevin Wynn, Megan Williams, Rosalind Newman, and Rosanna Seravalli. She moved to Boston from New York City where she worked with choreographers Marilyn Danitz, Kelley Donovan, Shandoah Goldman, Darlisa Wajid-Ali, and Jonathan Basla. She is proud to have performed at the ABUNDANCE 2010 Festival in Sweden, the Boston Contemporary Dance Festival, Choreolab at Dance New Amsterdam, the WAXWorks Festival, Artbeat Festival, Chashama Windows, CAVE Art Space, Symphony Space, Queens Museum of Art, and as part of the site-specific performance at the Flatiron Building 23 Skidoo. She has presented choreography at Green Street Studios as part of NACHMO Boston, at the Launchpad in Brooklyn with the Hoover Dam Collective, and at Green Space Studios in Queens as part of the Fertile Ground Series.
Nikki Girroir is a Boston based modern dancer and choreographer originally from North Andover, MA. Nikki is a dancer in Intimations Dance Company and Luminarium Dance Company. She has also previously performed with Echo Dance Company. Nikki is a graduate from The University of the Arts with her BFA in Modern Dance Performance. Within her four years of intense dance study, Nikki studied modern techniques including Horton, Graham, Release Technique and Improvisation. She also studied Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip-hop, Pilates, Yoga and Singing. Learning continued for her at various intensives including Bates Dance Festival and Movement Research; MELT. Nikki has worked with many artists including company members from Shen Wei Dance Company, Parsons Dance Company, Doug Varone and Dancers and Philadanco Dance Company. Through out her high school journey she performed at events, benefits and professionally such as The Dancers for Aids benefit at New York City’s Joyce Theater. Nikki was also a member of the USA World Tap Team and winner of the World Cup at the World Tap Championships in Germany. Nikki is extremely grateful to be working with Intimations Dance again this season and cannot wait for all the exciting projects Intimations Dance has in the future.
MaryRose Blandino hails from Eastern Massachusetts and is a graduate of Hampshire College with a BA in Dance Performance and Choreography. She grew up in the studios of Boston Ballet before joining the Five College Dance Department where she performed in works by Morris, Humphrey, Cunningham, and many more. Back in Boston, she's had the pleasure of working with Callie Chapman's Zoe Dance, Mariah Steele's Quicksilver Dance, and Nathan Andary among others. She wants to thank Jessica Muise and all the members of Intimations Dance for this opportunity to work, collaborate, and perform! When not dancing, MaryRose helps children improve their reading, comprehension, and beyond at Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes.
Emily Evans is a summa cum laude graduate of Connecticut College, where she double majored in Dance and Human Development with a focus on sensory integration. She has performed works by David Dorfman, Adele Myers, Daniel Nagrin, Lisa Race, and Colleen Thomas, among others. Additionally, Emily has studied under company members of Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, Ron K. Brown’s Evidence Dance Company, Paul Taylor Dance Company, and Twyla Tharp Dance. Emily has danced professionally for Luminarium Dance Company and Avid Zeal Dances, both based in Boston. In 2011, Emily was awarded the Tin Man Grant and accompanying performing arts fellowship at MASS MoCA (Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art). Emily is happy to be working with Intimations Dance!
Amanda is a choreographer, dancer, and Certified Personal Trainer. Amanda has earned a BA in Dance Performance and US History from Keene State College. As a student at Keene State College, Amanda's choreography was selected to be presented for adjudication at the American College Dance Festival, and was honored to receive the Alta Lu Townes Memorial Dance Award for Excellence in her craft. She currently dances for Angie Moon Dance Theatre, and Andary Dance.
Shoshana Moyer, a native Bostonian, earned her BFA in dance from University of Wisconsin-Madison. As a dancer, she has performed works by Bill T. Jones, Susan Marshall, Carrie Hanson/The Seldoms, Vertigo Dance Company, Ohad Naharin, Inbal Pinto, Prometheus Dance Company. Kun-Yang Lin, Pamela Pietro, Kate Corby, Li Chiao Ping, and Marlene Skog. Following graduation Shoshana moved to Jerusalem to apprentice for the Vertigo Dance Company. This past fall Shoshana returned to the U.S. She is thrilled to be dancing and choreographing here in Boston. She is currently dancing for Prometheus Dance, Intimations, and is excited to begin work with Chavi Bansal.