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A native of Tennessee, Megan Baker began her dance training at age 6 with Van Metre School of Dance, under the direction of Amy Moore Morton. As a senior member of Van Metre’s resident company, Appalachian Ballet Company, she had the opportunity to work with artists such as Helen Star, Allen Hineline and Cary Martin. Megan received her B.A. in Dance from Radford University, where she studied under Frano and Dagmar Jelinsic, Peggy Hunt, danah bella, Margaret Devaney and Inessa Plekhanova. She was a member of the Radford University Ballet Theatre, performing on campus as well as for other regional festivals such as ACDF. Upon graduating, Megan continued to perform, dancing with Momentum Dance Lab, CityDance 2, Ariden Dance and Mich Mash Productions. She also has 12 years of teaching experience, ranging from studio education and community outreach to undergraduate instruction. Additionally, Megan practiced massage for 8 years, integrating her knowledge of functional movement with valuable bodywork. Megan is delighted to be in her 7th season with RADAR Dance, her second family!
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Born and raised in Richmond, Virginia, Kristin began dancing at the early age of two. As an adolescent, she enjoyed the athleticism and artistry that dance offered her. She trained at Jessica Morgan School of Dance in ballet, tap, jazz, and other styles through her elementary and middle school years. At the age of ten, Kristin began dancing with Richmond Ballet’s outreach program, Minds in Motion. The program offered her ample opportunities for performance, such as Richmond Ballet’s The Nutcracker, as well as performances all over the city of Richmond. Confirmed in her love for the art of dance, Kristin continued to train in ballet and contemporary at Marianne Kelley’s School of Dance, and joined the local theater group, Theatre on the James, to enhance her performance repertoire. After high school, she appeared in shows with Fifth Wall Theater and The Lynn Theater, while continuing to study ballet, and perform in Marianne Kelley’s School of Dance’s The Nutcracker. Today, Kristin dances with RADAR, while also teaching technique and repertoire classes at Marianne Kelley’s School of Dance. Kristin is an award winning choreographer with a deep love for dance, and a strong desire to pass on what she has learned to her students in years to come.
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Kathleen has been dancing professionally in Richmond since 2010. She runs a live storytelling event, Secretly Y’all, and enjoys playing in the dirt for fun and by vocation. She has been dancing with Radar since 2018.
Caitlin Espinueva graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Kentucky with her BA in Dance in December 2021. She had the opportunity to work with faculty and choreographers such as Susie Thiel, Theresa Bautista, Christopher K. Morgan, and Sanjay Saverimuttu. Prior to college, she trained at the Louisville Ballet School under the direction of Robert Curran. She moved to Richmond, Virginia at the beginning of 2022 and began dancing with Karar Dance Company and RADAR Dance Company. Caitlin is currently on faculty at St. Catherine's School teaching dance to middle schoolers and high schoolers.
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Pamela R. Gamlin grew up in Springfield, VA where she studied Jazz, Tap and Ballet. She worked in a local studio as an assistant ballet teacher for 4-6 year olds. She pursued her studies, with a focus on Modern, at George Mason University before receiving a B.F.A. in Dance and Choreography and a B.S. in Physical Education from Virginia Commonwealth University. While at VCU, Pam created and performed in several pieces, which were seen at VCU and Grace St. Theater. Currently Pam is certified as a Health Fitness Specialist and a Cancer Exercise Trainer from the American College of Sports Medicine and works part-time as a Personal Trainer at The Country Club of Virginia. She is married and the mother of two sons. Pam joined Z Mullins Dance Company in the spring of 2007, before it became RADAR.
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Rai Anne I. Larkins
Rai Anne I. Larkins began her training at the age of 8 dreaming of becoming a ballerina. Since earning a B.A. in dance (with a focus on modern) from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, her performance career has spanned 24 years dancing with the Jan Van Dyke Dance Group, Starr Foster Dance Project, Z Mullins Dance, and RADAR, among others. Rai Anne has taught dance, drama, yoga, and pilates throughout metro Richmond since moving to the area in 2002. She discovered a passion for integrating the arts into school curriculum through her position as the Education Manager at Virginia Repertory Theatre which led to her earning a M.Ed. in Special Education from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2018. Rai Anne is currently teaching English and Reading at Binford Middle School in Richmond.
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Originally from Annapolis, Maryland, Brittany holds a BA in Musical Theatre and a minor in Dance from Coastal Carolina University. After acting professionally in regional theaters around the country, she settled in Richmond, VA where she got married, had a baby, and traded her tap shoes and jazz hands for bare feet and contractions. She has been dancing with RADAR since 2012.
Brittany owns a digital marketing agency and when she's not working or dancing, she's probably eating pizza or taking a nap.
Julia Pasquale graduated from James Madison University in 2020 with a degree in Dance as well as Religion. In college, she got to work with artists Doug Varone, Dance Works Chicago, A.I.M, Matthew Pardo, and more in both master classes and choreographic work. Since graduating, she has moved to Richmond in hopes to expand her repertoire and embark upon creative practices of her own. She is thrilled to be performing with RADAR this season!
Lisa Perkinson holds a BA in dance from James Madison University and an MFA in dance from Sarah Lawrence College. While in graduate school, Lisa trained extensively with Sara Rudner, Peggy Gould, and Kathy Westwater focusing on teaching methods, writing and research, and choreographic inquiry. Her choreography has been presented at Bennington College, Sarah Lawrence College, James Madison University, Hollins University, and Dogtown Dance Theatre. As a performer, she has had the privilege of working with choreographers Jodi Melnick, Dianne McIntyre, Shannon Hummel, Tara Zaffuto Mullins, and Shane O’Hara among others. Lisa has taught advanced Modern, Ballet, Improvisation and Composition courses at Sarah Lawrence College, Gotta Dance! School of Performing Arts, Inc., and Appomattox Regional Governor’s School for the Arts and Technology. Currently Lisa is the full-time dance teacher for Binford Middle School, an arts-integrated school located in Richmond, VA. She is developing the dance curriculum and collaborating with the core content faculty to implement dance into all areas of learning. Lisa danced with RADAR prior to moving to New York for graduate school and she is excited to be back with the company!