Under Exposed Featuring Micheline Heal, Anna Troester, Lauren Connolly & Marcos Duran

About This Show

Initiated in the early 90s, this series focuses on emerging, up & coming contemporary dance choreographers who are refining/defining their distinctive styles. Curated by Doug Post. 

Featuring Micheline Heal, Anna Troester, Lauren Connolly & Marcos Duran.

About Micheline Heal


Micheline Heal is a featured artist in Fractured Atlas’s Artful.ly campaign. She won a 2011 Young Artist Grantee from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities and has received two residencies at the Firkin Crane in Cork, Ireland. Her choreography and dance films have been shown at venues and festivals in NYC (CoolNY Festival, Dumbo Dance Festival, CPR, Amalgamate Artist Series, Figment Festival, Suite Summer Festival, NYC Dance Arts Festival), Washington DC (Stages of Healing Series, DCWEEK at Arena Stage, Art Soiree at The Washington Club, Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, The Warehouse), MI (RADFest), and NC (Movies by Movers).


About Anna Troester

photo credit: Eric Bandiero

photo credit: Eric Bandiero

Born in Kingston, Jamaica and raised in the Philadelphia area, Anna Troester attended Barnard College (B.A., Urban Studies) and Tisch School of the Arts (M.F.A., Dance). She has worked with the companies of Giada Ferrone, Zvi Gotheiner (apprentice), Errol Grimes, Nicholas Andre, Katy Orthwein and Lori Belilove. Most recently, Anna Troester and Dancers presented work at the Philly Fringe, Painted Bride Art Center, and Midtown and Alchemical Theater Labs. An Adjunct Professor of Dance at Hofstra University, Anna teaches Ballet, Modern and Somatics. She balances her time in the studio with her work as a project manager/administrator for non-profit organizations.

About Lauren Connolly

photo credit: Rich Kowalski 2014

photo credit: Rich Kowalski 2014

Lauren Connolly is a freelance choreographer and dance educator throughout the New Jersey and New York area.  She graduated in 2010 with a BFA in Dance with academic honors from Mason Gross School of the Arts. She is the recipient of the Florence S. Domeshek Award for dedication and creativity in dance and the Dance Express Award for exceptional achievement as a choreographer. She has shown her work at various venues throughout the New York, Philadelphia, and New Jersey area including The Kennedy Center in Washington DC as part of The National College Dance Festival, Rutgers University, New York Live Arts, Dance Teacher Summit, Salvatore Capezio Theater,Your Move, Jersey City’s Modern Dance Showcase, Koresh Artist Showcase and George Street Playhouse. She serves as Co-Director of Dancexpress School of Dance Arts’ Performance Program (NJ) and curator of the Works in Progress Choreographer’s Residency of coLab Arts and Lustig Dance Theatre in New Brunswick NJ.

About Marcos Duran

Photo Credit: Valarie Duran

Photo Credit: Valarie Duran

Marcos Duran has improvised with movement pathways for over 15 years, and his dance related work has been presented throughout California, Philadelphia, and New York City. He studied dance at the University of California- Santa Barbara attaining a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2006. In 2012 he formed Marcos Duran Performance Group has been invited to share New York City performances at 92nd St Y,  14th St Y, Judson Church through Movement Research, Dixon Place, Center for Performance Research, Triskelion, Brooklyn Rooftop Series (now Rove), Hatch, WAX, Greenspace, Cloud City and Mascher Co-Op Space in Philadelphia. He is a 2013/2014 Mellon Resident at Center for Performance Research and continues to create dance theater work while maintaining a private Pilates practice.

Tuesday, October 7, 7:30pm

$12 in advance
$15 at the door
$10 students & seniors

Estimated Runtime
45 minutes

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photo credit:
Celena Sinko for Micheline Heal