Becca Carson is from Athens, GA. She graduated from Athens Technical College with a Cosmetology Degree in 2011. Becca began as a competitive gymnast when she was a teenager and fell in love with the artistry of it. She was Georgia state champion on floor during her final season in 2011 and has performed in multiple musicals, as a dancer and singer through Cornerstone Productions (‘Christmas at the Five and Dime’, ‘Shenandoah’ and ‘All in a Christmas Night’). She started her aerial and dance career with CC&Co. in the Fall 2014. She loves being able to use her skills from gymnastics in a new and fun way and also doing it a little higher up in the air!
Grace Hartford is from Spartanburg, SC. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Arts in Dance Performance and Choreography in 2017. Growing up she trained with Ballet Spartanburg and spent summers at the South Carolina Governors School for the Arts and Humanities. During her time with USC she performed in works such as Balanchine’s Walpurgisnacht, numerous contemporary works and student choreography. Grace is excited to continue dancing and learning new techniques.
Chance LeVan (4th Season) was born in Statesville, North Carolina and studied dance at Tilley’s Dance Academy. While he began has a hip-hop dancer in CC&Co.’s Clara’s Trip’, he is making his third appearance in ‘Rouge’ and expanding into contemporary and tap.
Anthony Oliva is fascinated, overjoyed, and nourished by the communication of bodies in motion with one another. He has danced and climbed all his life, and began training himself in circus arts in 2006 after studying Theatre and Dance at the University of Alaska Anchorage. He has since studied and graduated from the New England Center For Circus Arts’ Professional Training Program (Chinese Pole, Hand to Hand, Hoop Diving), where he was then employed as an acrobatics instructor. In 2011, he began working as a dancer for Pilobolus Dance Theatre. Anthony has trained and worked as a performer, instructor, and rigger across the U.S. and internationally, from Anchorage to Miami, Montreal to Macedonia. Anthony is to be apart of Caroline Calouche & Co. and to continue to merge the worlds of Dance, Theatre, and Circus.
Elizabeth Roach is a native of North Carolina and an alumna of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts where she graduated with honors with a BFA in contemporary dance. She has received scholarships and participated in a variety of dance summer intensives, such as: The American Dance Festival, Limon Summer Workshop, The London Contemporary Dance School, Ad Deum Dance Summer Intensive, ABT Teacher Workshop, and most recently The Limon Dance Workshop for Teachers in Montreal. She has also choreographed with members of the Bill T. Jones Company in a workshop known as “Thinking, Making, Doing Together” at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Elizabeth has had the pleasure of working with Doug Elkins and Company, The Limon Company, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, Au Deum Dance Company and choreographers of The Place of London, Europe. Since Graduation, Elizabeth has been a full-time dance teacher at various dance studios in the Charlotte area; Elizabeth teaches beginning through advanced classes in ballet, modern, jazz, and tap. She has performed with The KYNETIC Works Dance Company of Charlotte, North Carolina, The Wanda Project, Wingspan Dance Company, and The Dance District Agency.
Jake Stainbackis a native of Winston‐Salem, NC. He began his training at the Wake Forest Community Ballet under Brantley Shapiro, and then later went on to attend high school at UNCSA where he studied with esteemed faculty Nina Danilova (Kirov Ballet), Brenda Daniels (The Cunningham Company), Dianne Markham (Nikolais/Louis), and Sean Sullivan (The Limón Company), to name a few. Jake is an alumnus of The Juilliard School, where he was a pupil of Alexandra Wells (Ballet Jazz Montreal), Andra Corvino (New Jersey Dance Theater Ensemble), Terese Capucilli (The Martha Graham Company), and Francisco Martinez (Nacho Duato works). Upon leaving Juilliard, Jake began a pursuit in circus arts and physical theater. He is an alumnus of The Stella Adler Studio of Acting, and of Circus Warehouse, training under former Cirque du Soleil stars Anna Venizelos and Matthew Cusick, and Olympic champion Olga Karmansky. Jake has also attended the National Circus School in Montreal. Jake has performed with Larry Keigwin, Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Mark Dendy and Dancers, and has toured worldwide with MOMIX Dance Theater. He has also performed in new works with circus theater companies Only Child Aerial Theatre and Constellation Moving Company. Jake currently teaches and dances for Winston-Salem Festival Ballet.