Directors and Choreographers
Levi Coy (Repertory 2 Director) is excited to share two original works in the Youth Ensemble's performance of Facets this year. Originally from Indiana, Levi graduated from Ball State University in 2019 with a BFA in Dance. He soon moved to Baltimore to pursue his dreams of dance and has been seen doing work with The Collective Dance Company and Kinetics Dance Theatre. Levi currently teaches and choreographs with the Kinetics Dance family in his second year there. He is thankful for an amazing season and is looking forward to future projects!
Alex J. Krebs (Lead Youth Ensemble Director, Director of Repertory 1 and Apprentice Company) graduated from UMBC in 2011 with a BA in dance and has been a dance educator in Maryland for over a decade. She began working with Kinetics in 2008 as a faculty member, over the years broadening into the roles of Student Company Director, Kinetics Dance Company member and choreographer, and choreographer and co-director of the 2020 Family Concert Series production of "Peter & the Wolf." She currently works as Kinetics Dance Theatre’s Associate Artistic Director, Lead Youth Ensemble Director and Associate Company Director, as well as teaches classes in Modern, Ballet, Improvisation, Contemporary and more.
In addition to her work with Kinetics, Alex has distinguished herself as an artist, innovator, collaborator, and educator across a number of notable appointments in the broader field, including as a choreographer, Assistant Company Director and Senior Adjunct Professor of Dance at Howard Community College. Alex has a broad performance resume including work with Baltimore Dance Project, LucidBeings and Masala Soul Project where she performed in various notable showcases and venues such as Artscape, The Annual Maryland Choreographer’s Showcase and a full-length performance at The Kennedy Center.
Teresa Whittemore (Pre- Repertory Director) graduated Magna Cum Laude with her BA in Dance and Pre-Physical Therapy from University of Maryland, Baltimore County in 2020. She attended her undergraduate program under full scholarship as a member of the Linehan Artist Scholars Program. Teresa instructs students in Ballet, Pointe, Modern, Contemporary, Jazz, and dance conditioning. She has completed the Lisa Howell Teacher Training and is certified in teaching Progressing Ballet Technique, both of which have added to her bank of exercises to aid students in understanding their own anatomy, physiology, and even psychosomatics.
In addition to her focus in education, Teresa has received the honor of presenting her choreographic works When Eve and Eve Bit the Apple and Giving Skin at the American College Dance Association’s Regional Conference. Both works were adjudicated and selected for the ACDA Gala Concert. Her work, Spoon Theory, was also selected for presentation through New York based Arts By the People.
Jennifer Dorsey began her dance training in Ellicott City, MD at Kinetics Dance Theatre. She then attended the Tisch School for the Arts at New York University where she received her B.F.A. in Dance Performance. She also holds an M.F.A. in Dance Performance and Choreography from the University of Maryland at College Park.
While at NYU, Jennifer danced in works by Doug Varone and Sean Curran, and her choreography was presented in Second Avenue Dance Company concerts. She also studied the Pilates Method under Kathy Grant, an original pupil of Joseph Pilates. At UMCP, she performed in works by David Parsons, Ed Tyler, and Doug Varone. Her work, Meeting Falling In, was chosen to represent UMCP in the May 2002 National American College Dance Festival at the Kennedy Center. Ms. Dorsey’s choreography has been commissioned by Carver Center for Arts and Technology, Dickinson College, Kinetics Dance Theatre, UMCP, and BSU.
Jennifer is currently on the faculty in the Fine and Performing Arts Department at Bowie State University and teaches dance and theatre courses such as: Pilates Fitness, Stage Movement, Modern Dance Innovations, Jazz Dance Technique, and Choreography. She has also choreographed for Ain’t Misbehavin, The Wiz, Grease, Platinum, and As You Like It, and has produced the BSU Dance Concerts annually for over ten years.
Jennifer grew up at Kinetics Dance Theatre. She began studying dance at Kinetics at age seven years, joined the Apprentice Company and then the professional company in her senior year of high school. She danced and choreographed for the company for almost 20 years and now is delighted to serve on the Board of Directors for Kinetics Dance Theatre as well as choreograph for the Apprentice Company.
Abigail “Abby” Cassino is a Junior at River Hill High School and has been dancing since the age of 3. Abby started her training at Dancin’ J’s Studio and has trained in various studios throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Maryland. She is currently a member of the Apprentice Company at Kinetics, where she studies various styles of dance. Abby is thrilled to present her new work, Dream On, at this year’s Spectrum. She would like to thank her friends and family for their continuing support, as well as her teachers at Kinetics for their expertise and assistance. She would also like to thank Charlotte Smith for her advice and expertise. Finally, she wants to thank the dancers of Dream On for their hard work and resilience throughout the creation of this piece.