Julianna is a professional dancer previously based in Chicago, Illinois. She began her training at the Academy of Movement and Music in Oak Park, IL and continued her education at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, IA. She graduated in December 2018 with a BFA in Dance and a BBA in Accounting. Julianna has trained extensively in ballet, contemporary, modern, and Graham. She furthered her studies at summer dance programs with AXIS Dance Company, Orsolina28, DanceWorks Chicago, Hubbard Street Dance Company, and San Francisco Conservatory of Dance. Julianna has been honored to perform works by renowned choreographers like Alice Sheppard, Monica Bill Barnes, Rennie Harris, and Martha Graham, to name a few. She has traveled to New York City to perform at the Joyce Theater and Ailey Citigroup Theater. She recently returned from Moncalvo, Italy where she learned William Forsythe and Crystal Pite repertory and choreographic methods.
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Courtney Michelle McClendon
Courtney McClendon is currently in her 3rd season as a professional dancer with Full Radius Dance. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with Bachelors of the Fine Arts degree in dance, and a minor in psychology from Radford University before pursuing dance professionally. During her career Courtney has had the opportunity to perform in international festivals, local dance festivals, corporate events, school educational shows, and formal dance concerts. Courtney has performed works by Kyle Abraham, Stuart Pimsler Dance and Theatre, Danah Bella, Inessa Plekhanova, and Amy VanKirk; as well as many performances as a company member of Mountain Movers Modern Dance Company. Courtney has produced choreography for Full Radius Dance as well as several independent projects like Full Spectrum, Do You See Me, To Hear in Silence, and her latest project Escapism. She is also the choreographer for Roswell Youth Theatre and has choreographed shows such as Annie, Matilda, Willy Wonka, and Into the Woods. Courtney teaches a range of youth to pre-professional classes with Roswell Performing Arts.
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Ashlee Jo Ramsey-Borunov
Grounded in the perspective that dance-making lives in the primal, physical, emotional and spiritual consciousness of all humans, many of Ashlee Ramsey’s productions and projects center on collaboration, community participation and making dance available as a creative practice for all people. Since 2007 Ms. Ramsey has organized and directed several full-length performance projects that invite the participation of multiple choreographers and artists of various disciplines. In addition to her role as artistic director and event producer, Ms. Ramsey has shown work, performed or taught in North Carolina, South Carolina, New York, Arizona, Austria, the U.K., and India. In 2016 Ms. Ramsey became a certified teacher with DanceAbility International and has lead several community dance projects at recreation centers, universities, and libraries in North Carolina and Alabama. Her experience as an educator ranges from municipal community programming to teaching dance and yoga courses at Elon University, Wake Forest University, Winthrop University, and Salem College.
Ms. Ramsey has been published in the international academic periodical, Journal of Dance and Somatic Practices (2011) and has presented work or research at the National Dance Education Organization National Conference, The Fifth Annual Somatic Dance Conference, and Elon University’s Intersect Diversity and Leadership Conference.
As a new resident of Atlanta, Ms. Ramsey teaches at Core Dance and is honored by the opportunity to work as a company member with Full Radius Dance.
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Matthew is a Georgia native, born and raised in Atlanta. He developed a passion for sports at a young age with baseball at 8 years old and continuing until age 18. He also played soccer, track and field, handball, basketball, riflery, tennis, and sled hockey. In 2002 he joined the Shepherd Rifle team and traveled around the country competing in the NRA Beeman Grand Prix, winning National Team Championships in 2004 and 2007, and was ranked 3rd individually in 2007. He has an active career in the entertainment industry as background extra on films and TV shows including National Lampoon's Vacation (2015), Diary of a Wimpy Kid 4 (2017), Sleepy Hollow (2017), and 5th Wave (2016).
His passion for athletics and performance led him to Full Radius Dance, joining in 2017 as an apprentice. With his commitment and enthusiasm for Full Radius Dance, he was honored to return as a full company member in 2019. After spending most of his life in athletics, Matthew is excited to turn his abilities towards the arts.
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Peter L. Trojic
Peter is a disabled dancer, originally from New York City, who began dancing in 2015. In addition to Full Radius Dance, he dances with Heidi Latsky Dance (HLD) and has previously worked with Marked Dance Project (MDP). He also has a passion for acting and performance. Peter works in accessibility and technology as it relates to performance with a focus on the betterment of accessibility practices from both the audience and performer. He works with the belief that if we prioritize accessibility at the beginning, art will be better. He went to Queens College for a B.A. in Urban Planning and Environmental Studies. Peter has performed at the United Nations, the Whitney Museum, The New York City Highline, and the Lincoln Center Atrium.
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Cecilia Rodriguez (Understudy)
Cecilia Rodriguez is a student studying Dance and Mathematics at Agnes Scott College, where
Cecilia has performed with Studio Dance Theatre since 2019 and has served as the Social
Media Chair since 2020. At Agnes Scott, Cecilia has performed original works by Bridget Roosa as well as a historical reconstruction staged from score by Bridget Roosa of Doris Humphrey’s Water Study (1928). In addition to her studies and performances, Cecilia presented her choreography (Beauty of the Bodies) professionally in 2018 at the Road to Recovery performance at Barking Legs Theater in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and in 2017 at the
Tennessee Association of Dance Festival Cathie Ault Kasche Student Choreography Concert. At Agnes Scott, Cecilia presented her choreography, Ceaseless Detachment (2020) and Type 1:4 (2019), at the Spring Annual Research Conference, and most recently her work titled You’re Never Gonna Make It (2021) at the Spring Forward performances. Cecilia has her elementary certification in Labanotation. Cecilia has type 1 diabetes and navigates the physical challenges that type 1 diabetes presents while dancing, including dancing while wearing an insulin pump.