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Six Degrees of Separation: Choreographic Commissions

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Sean Scantlebury

2019 Guest Choreographer

Sean Scantlebury  is a performer and teacher who is equally adept within the styles of modern, ballet and hip-hop.  A native of Barbados, He moved to New York City as a child and at the age of 8 was invited to study at the New York City Public School for Dance. He became a member of Ballet Tech, the Company directed by Eliot Feld, performing in the Company’s Joyce Theater seasons in New York for 10 years.  During his first season with Battery Dance in 2003, he took part in a residency in Kraków, Poland, performing for the European Conference on Tolerance.   Since then he has performed, taught and led Dancing to Connect workshops in Algeria, Australia, Burma, Cambodia, China, Germany, Ghana, Hungary, India, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Morocco, Namibia, Philippines, Poland, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda and Vietnam.  His hip-hop classes have served as a magnet for urban youth everywhere.  

In 2017, Sean was named by as one of 15 black dancers who are changing the world, second only to ABT’s Misty Copeland.


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Madeline Talbot

Editor, Motion by Degrees

Madeline Talbot is a dancer, teacher, and choreographer. She has studied dance since she was a child and trained at the School of Pennsylvania Ballet. She now studies English and Creative Writing at The College of New Jersey and plans to pursue a career in literary editing after receiving her Master’s degree. Madeline has kept dance in her life by co-founding an on-campus club, Dancers of New Jersey. As part of the club, she teaches and choreographs for their annual showcase.

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