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Dance (MFA)

Carolyn Pampalone Rabbers is a dance artist based in Michigan and currently dances with Wellspring/Cori Terry & Dancers, a Hawkins informed company. As an emerging choreographer, she is interested in a sense of universality blended with theatricality and improvisation, and has been featured at RAD Fest. Carolyn has worked in NYC, Miami, and LA dancing and acting both on stage and on camera. She can be seen as lead character “Abby” in Moondance (2019) by Squatchagawea Films and has performed for Coldplay, Omi, Starbucks, Jockey Bra, Kaplan University, Royal Caribbean, Diavolo EdCo, The Union Project, Clairobscur, LACDC, and Vox Lumiere. She has performed in works choreographed by Cori Terry, Erik Hawkins, Yvonne Rainer, Loï e Fuller, Gerald Arpino, Randy Duncan, and John Leher. Carolyn’s time on camera has inspired her to develop her screen dance work, and her screen dance films have been featured at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts and Krasl Art Center. She graduated from Western Michigan University with a BFA in Dance, and was the Presidential Scholar in 2010. Carolyn has trained at The American Dance Festival and studied under the instruction of Tere O'Connor, Doug Varone, David Dorfman, Jennifer Nugent, Jesse Zaritt, Jerri Houlihan, Joy Davis, Kate Hutter, and as work study for Dance New Amsterdam and Steps On Broadway. Carolyn recently studied Countertechnique at One Body One Connection Amsterdam, and is inspired by the overlapping intergenerational pedagogical approaches between Hawkins technique, Countertechnique, and Ballet. She is an American Ballet Theater National Curriculum Certified Teacher in Pre- Primary through Level V, and Reiki and Yoga certified. Carolyn has co-authored “Ready Movers” a mindfulness, movement and literacy program for Kalamazoo County’s Ready

4’s program, and has taught for The Gabriella Foundation in Los Angeles, honored by Michelle Obama as one of the best after school dance programs in 2015.

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