Robert Kelley has received his Associates of the Arts in Dance Performance from Valencia College in Orlando, Florida and graduated with his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Performance with a concentration in Modern Dance at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida in May of 2016. He has had the opportunity to work and perform the works of many renowned national and international artists including Robert Moses, Alonzo King, Doug Gillespie, Ohad Naharin, Xiao Xiangrong, and many others. His international performances include dancing by invitation in the International COCO Festival in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad as well as participating in the International Creative Dance Seminar in Beijing, China. He has presented his own choreography in various venues. Debut works "Continuum" (July 2013) and "People: The Reason Why?" (July 2014) premiered at Valencia College. Later work, "Made In Chaos" made its debut at the University of South Florida. Mr. Kelley has also been a part of choreographic collaborative efforts including the creation and performance of "Fragmented Memories" with Florida-based artist, Katrina Soricelli, and "Let's Call It" along with Minnesota-based artist, Emily Hansel and Ms. Soricelli. Both projects were part of Dance for Food, put on by Artists for Cause.
Kaylee Guldenpfennig, a Florida native, was brought up under the training of Tonya Guldenpfennig and Kathleen Tolan of Premier Dance Academy. She was recently a dancer in Bally's Las Vegas Show, Jubilee! Prior to her move to Las Vegas, she performed with the ACB Contemporary Dance Company of New York. Kaylee spent more than seven summers attending numerous intensives including Complexions, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, and Pacific Coast Dance Fest. She is currently listed as convention faculty for the Platinum National Dance Competition. She was chosen to travel with the Dance Olympus circuit as an apprentice and demonstrator and has won top honors and scholarships from many other regional and national competitions for both performance and choreography. Kaylee is a recent graduate of Broadway Dance Center's professional Semester in New York and continues to train with many masters such as Sheila Barker, Kourtni Lind, Brice Mousett, Aaron Tolson, Sonya Teyah, and Michelle Dorrance, to name a few. Kaylee enjoys sharing her passion for dance through her teaching and choreography.
Erica Garcia Peek is a graduate of the University of South Florida and alumni of Harrison Center for the Performing Arts dance department. Erica studied dance under the instruction of Lloyd Whitmore, Jennifer Salk and Gloria Haigler at Harrison Center for the Performing Arts. While at USF she studied with John Parks, Jeanne Travers, and Lynne Wimmer, focusing her modern training on the Horton and Limon techniques. She performed with Moving Current, and was a founding artist of the performance company Dance, Music, Design. Erica spent four years dancing as a company dancer with Florida Dance Theatre under the direction of Carol Krajacic Erkes. She also danced with Vital Spark for three years and competed in Spain at the International Dance Grand Pix. In 2015 Erica became a certified member of Florida Dance Masters. She teaches dance at Highland School of Dance in Lakeland and is a new company member with Collective Souls Dance Company.
Audrey Richter is a founding dancer and resident choreographer for Collective Soles Dance Company. She hails from Birmingham, Alabama, where she graduated from the Alabama School of Fine Arts Dance Department. Audrey holds a BFA in Dance Performance from the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida. During her time at USF, Audrey performed in numerous faculty pieces as well as works by guest choreographers, Claudia Lavista and Rick McCullough. Audrey also performed in the USF recreation of Bill T. Jones’ Serenade/ The Proposition, Talley Beatty’s Come and Get the Beauty of it Hot and as “The Chosen One” in Doug Varone’s Sacre du Printemps. She has studied and performed internationally in Paris, France; Tunisia, Africa and Montreal, Canada. Audrey's professional performance credits include DRIP of Orlando, Florida; Adin & Ferguson Dance Theatre, and several other freelance works. She has held many teaching positions including adjunct professor at Southeastern University, and summer intensive faculty at Columbus Dance Theatre. Audrey is currently in her fifth season as an instructor and choreographer for Collective Soles Arts Group, where she is also the director of the Collective Soles Youth Ensemble. She is grateful for another season with Collective Soles Dance Company, and is looking forward to creating visual magnificence with her fellow dancers!
Alex Jones is a graduate of the University of South Florida. In addition to his collegiate training at USF, Alex received his dance training from The Dance Center at Satya Life, Highlands School of Dance, Harrison Arts Center, and LINES Ballet BFA Program. He has had the opportunity to work with Alonzo King, Bill T. Jones in Serenade/The Proposition and Doug Varone in The Rite of Spring. He has performed in Tunisia, Africa with the University of South Florida on behalf of the American Embassy and the Tunisian Dance Federation. He Has performed for Walt Disney World in Dream Along with Mickey, Beauty and the Beast Live Onstage, Hocus Pocus Villain Spectacular, and Lion King: Concert in the Wild as the Spirit of Simba. Alex has presented three evening length works at Studio @620 in St. Petersburg, one of which was funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. Alex is now the new artistic director of Collective Soles Dance Company, and is honored to take the company to new heights and explore and grow in his craft.
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Collective Soles Dance is Tampa Bay's premiere jazz dance company featuring cutting edge dancers, choreography and performances. Collective Soles Dance is a professional dance company committed to providing the community professional dance performances, education and enrichment through the Collective Soles Arts Group organization. Its training facility is the Jansen Dance Project.
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We offer a wide variety of open technique classes to advanced and professional level dancers during our open company classes.
We have annual open auditions at the start of the season in August. If you are interested in a private audition or if you have any questions, you can contact us for more information. We do not accept video auditions. Please also feel free to take our open company classes! Click here for the dates and types of classes that are offered.
Collective Soles Dance Company holds annual auditions for company and apprentice positions during the summer. For questions or additional information about auditioning for CSD, please feel free to contact us. We do not accept video auditions at this time.
Born in Fort Myers, Florida; Sean received his BFA in Modern dance at the University of South Florida. This is his second season with CSD. He is a 2012 Talent Grant recipient and a former Pulse Dance Convention scholarship recipient. At USF, Sean performed works by Jeanne Travers, John Parks, Paula Nunez, and Andrew Carroll. In 2012, Sean trained in Paris under Colleen Thomas, Daniel Madoff, and Prue Lang, where he performed at Micadanses. Sean also had a private lesson with Daniel Madoff, where he learned Totem Ancestor choreographed by Merce Cunningham. Sean has studied under Michael Foley, Andee Scott, Andrew Carroll, Jeanne Travers, and Bliss Kohlmyer. From his time at USF until now, Sean has had the privilege to perform the amazing works of Doug Varone (The Rite of Spring), Rosie Herrera (Pity Party), Andy and Dionne Noble (Spitting Ether) and Colleen Thomas (Du Cour). Sean has performed with Adin & Ferguson Dance Theatre, Shoes At The Door Dance; and Moving Current Dance Collective.
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