Charlotte Settle is from Arlington, TX, where she received her early training at the Metropolitan Classical Ballet Academy under the tutelage of Alexander Vetrov, and later at Mejia Ballet International under the instruction of Paul Mejia. She continued her dance training and education at Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Dallas, TX, where she performed works by Dwight Rhoden, Jonathon Campbell, and Adam Hougland as a member of Repertory Dance Company II. Charlotte has also performed works by George Balanchine, Crystal Pite, Karole Armitage, and Paul Mejia in venues ranging from the Majestic Theater in San Antonio, TX to New York City Center in NYC. Throughout her time at Tisch, Charlotte has performed in several faculty and student works in the Tisch Dance Works series and Faculty Performance Workshop, worked with guest choreographer Loni Landon, and choreographed and presented three of her own works in the Jack Crystal Theater. She has had the immense privilege of studying at numerous intensive training programs, including Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Gallim Dance, San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, and the Gaga summer course in Tel Aviv, Israel under Ohad Naharin and Batsheva Dance Company.
Angie Lu was born in California and raised in Taiwan, started her dance training in classical ballet, modern dance, folk dance and traditional Chinese dance at the age of ten in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Ms. Lu received her BFA in dance from New World School of the Arts /University of Florida in 2015. While at NWSA, she has had the opportunity to perform the works of Kyle Abraham, Daniel Lewis, Darshan Singh Bhuller, Peter London, Gerard Ebitz, and Josee Garant. She also performed at the Karen Rifas- Arevalo Gallery for Art Basel Miami, in a work by Dale Andree. She recently studied in Dance MFA Program at NYU/Tisch School of the Arts. During her time at NYU, she’s had the privilege of performing in work by Bobbi Jene Smith. She also performed in Crystal Pite’s Polaris with Kidd Pivot Dance Company at New York City Center as part of Lincoln Center’s White Light Festival.
Xenia Mansour began her formal training at the Academy of Movement and Music in Oak Park, IL under the direction of Stephanie Clemens. There, Mansour performed a variety of classical ballets, historical modern, and contemporary works including those of Randy Duncan, Doris Humphrey, Sarah Cullen Fuller and Ron De Jesús with the resident company, MOMENTA. In May of 2016 Mansour graduated from New York University's Tisch School of the Art's Dance Department receiving her BFA in Dance. While there she had the opportunity to perform works by Giada Ferrone, James Martin, and Netta Yerushalmy, as well as José Limón's Mazurkas at The Joyce Theater in NYC. Mansour has also had additional study at LINES Ballet, The Juilliard School, San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, and NW Dance Project's LAUNCH: 11, where she has performed works by Gregory Dawson, Bret Easterling, Alex Ketley, Ohad Naharin, Anton Rudakov, and Luca Signoretti. Following graduation Mansour has had the opportunity to perform with Rashuan Mitchell + Silas Riener, multidisciplinary artist Qinza Najm, and Lindsey Miller’s LLMoves.
Carly Lepore was born in Massachusetts where she grew up dancing at the Diane Kelley Dance Studio; she returns to teach and choreograph here every year. She graduated summa cum laude from NYU Tisch School of the Arts with a B.F.A. in dance and a minor in French. She has trained outside of NYU at ImPulsTanz, LEON dance, Generation IV, and has participated in Sasha Waltz & Guests' company classes. Lepore has performed in Crystal Pite’s Polaris with Kidd Pivot at New York City Center as part of Lincoln Center’s White Light Festival, as well as in Ori Flomin’s Together, together for Astor Alive, also in a work by Luis Lara Malvacías and Jeremy Nelson for Art in Odd Places, as part of Impressions V at Symphony Space, and in various student and faculty works at Tisch, including her own work. In her final year at Tisch, she had the privilege of working with Diane Madden to learn Trisha Brown’s Set and Reset Reset.
Alex Clauss (Pittsburgh, PA) attended Interlochen Arts Academy under the direction of Cameron Basden, and earned his BFA in Dance with a minor in Arts Management from Alonzo King LINES Ballet at Dominican University of California. He received additional training through the Lou Conte Dance Studio’s Scholarship Program, New Dialect’s Summer Intensive, Sidra Bell Dance New York’s module2015, Northwest Dance Project’s LAUNCH 11, and Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. He performed in Robert Sher-Machherndl’s RUSH at the American College Dance Festival Association’s 2014 National College Dance Festival at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and has danced original works by choreographers Christian Burns, Gregory Dawson, Amanda Miller, Hope Mohr, and Wade Schaaf. Clauss joined Hubbard Street 2 as an Apprentice for their Fall 2016 Season.