AK Bayer is a movement artist raised in Atlanta. After falling in love with creative expression and performance at a young age, AK began their training at Atlanta Dance before continuing with Decatur School of Ballet and Decatur City Dance. AK is excited for their first season as a professional dancer with Full Radius Dance. Living with dysautonomia and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, a systemic genetic disorder, AK navigates the intricacies of dancing with a dynamic disability. They enjoy exploring identity through movement and approach dancing as a spiritual and intuitive practice. AK is also a multimedia visual artist and has a passion for baking.
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Vic attributes his e arly love of dance to Little Awesome Wonders, where he danced from age 4 to 13. He began training more rigorously as a soloist with Jazz in Motion. As a student in South Gwinnett High School's South Dance Alliance where he had the honor of working with Blackpush Inc. to perform for Rodney Perry, Xerona Clayton, and Shawn Smith.
He moved on to pre-professional dance training as a scholarship recipient at Lilburn School of Ballet as well as NE Atlanta Ballet where he held the role of senior apprentice and performed in The Little Mermaid and Swan Lake. Currently, he trains at Gwinnett School of Dance as one of the few scholarship recipients and soloists of the company, performing as the Prince in the Nutcracker-inspired winter show in 2021.
Vic is excited to continue his journey as a professional dancer with Full Radius Dance.
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Julianna is a professional dancer living and working in Atlanta. Currently, she is a dance artist with Full Radius Dance and pursues freelance work, as well. She has been lucky enough to work with local choreographers like Douglas Scott, Julio Medina, Patsy Collins, and Nadya Zeitlin of Bautanzt Here, among others.
Julianna 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 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, Jose Limòn, and Martha Graham, to name a few. She has traveled to New York City to perform at the Joyce Theater, Ailey Citigroup Theater, and the Queens Theater. She has also studied in Moncalvo, Italy where she learned William Forsythe and Crystal Pite repertory and choreographic methods.
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A Florida native, Jodie Jernigan received her A.A. with an emphasis in dance from Florida State College at Jacksonville, where she danced with and managed their dance repertory company, danceWORKS. She earned her B.A. in Dance and English from Brenau University, where she conceptualized and directed the annual cross-department dance on film showcase, “Poetry in Motion.” Her choreography has been presented at various events, including the American College Dance Association Southeast Conference. Outside of academia, Jodie served as an intern with Fly on a Wall in Atlanta, Georgia for their 2020-2021 season. In 2021, she was commissioned by Zoetic Dance Ensemble to create an independent dance film for their annual Mixtape Atlanta film festival. She is currently on faculty at N-Step Dance Academy and Decatur School of Ballet. She looks forward to the upcoming season with Full Radius Dance!
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Courtney Michelle McClendon
Courtney McClendon is an Atlanta based dancer and choreographer. She received her BFA in dance from Radford University where she produced, directed, and choreographed research based dance performances.
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. She has performed works by Kyle Abraham, Stuart Pimsler Dance and Theatre, Danah Bella, Inessa Plekhanova, and Amy VanKirk.
Courtney is currently on faculty at Roswell Performing Arts where she teaches dance and acting. She is in her 3rd season as the Assistant Director and Choreographer for Roswell Youth Theatre and has worked on shows such as Annie, Matilda, Willy Wonka, and Into the Woods, and Shrek.
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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, Ms. Ramsey-Borunov’s artistic focus centers on collaboration, community participation and making dance available as a creative practice for all people. Ms. Ramsey-Borunov has shown work, performed or taught in North Carolina, South Carolina, New York, Arizona, Austria, the U.K. and India. Her experience as an educator includes dance and yoga courses at Elon University, Wake Forest University, Winthrop University, and Salem College, and she holds a teacher certification with DanceAbility International. 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 NDEO National Conference, The Fifth Annual Somatic Dance Conference and Performance Festival, and Elon University’s Intersect Diversity and Leadership Conference. Currently working in Atlanta, GA, Ms. Ramsey-Borunov performs with Full Radius Dance and Beacon Dance, and teaches with CORE Dance’s Dynamic X-Change program.
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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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