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Megan Baker

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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Kathleen Brady

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.

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Kristina Edwards
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Kristina Ancil Edwards, originally from Pittsburgh, PA, received her formal training from Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School, where she completed both the Schenley High School and Graduate Programs. She has performed with Louisville Ballet, American National Ballet, Chicago Ballet, Albany Berkshire Ballet, Peoria Ballet, Duluth Festival Opera, Ballet Legere, Nomi Dance Company, Chicago Folks Operetta, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, and Winifred Haun & Dancers. In 2015, she relocated to Washington DC, where she was a member of ClancyWorks Dance Company, Ivy Chow Movement Project, and Motion X Dance DC, and guest performer with Company E.

 

Kristina now resides in Richmond with her family, where she teaches and choreographs throughout the area. She has been adjunct faculty at VCU, is currently an artistic associate with Charlottesville Ballet, and faculty with West End Academy of Dance. She is excited to join RADAR for their upcoming season!

Photography by Lindsay Benson Garrett 

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Pamela Gamlin

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 18 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 lead to her earning a M. Ed. in Special Education from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2018. Rai Anne is currently teaching 7th grade math for Richmond Public Schools. 

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Brittany McBean

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.

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Lauren Morris

Lauren Morris is a choreographer, educator, and performer originally from Virginia. She has presented her work throughout Ohio, Michigan, Virginia, West Virginia and San Jose, Costa Rica. She has performed with Amaranth Contemporary Dance, Ann Arbor Dance Works, Gravity Optional, RADAR, and Starr Foster Dance Project and has worked with notable choreographers including Monica Bill Barnes, Tere O’Connor, Thomas DeFrantz, Joe Goode, Gerri Houlihan, Gesel Mason, and Peter Sparling. Morris served as a head instructor for Universal Dance Association and her choreography for high school dance companies won numerous awards at regional and national levels. This opportunity allowed her to teach and perform throughout the United States as well as in Paris, France. 
 

She has also instructed at the American College Dance Association (Grand Valley State University, George Mason University, Towson University), The Concert Ballet of Virginia, The Dance Company, Diggs School of Dance, The University of Michigan, Performing Arts Institute, Oakland Dance Festival, Performing Arts High School in Denver, Colorado, Sun King Adult Dance Camp, Virginia Commonwealth University, and The College of William & Mary. Morris has created work for Amaranth Contemporary Dance, Binford Middle School, Collegiate School, The Dance Company, RADAR, Ohio Wesleyan University, The University of Michigan and The College of William & Mary.
 

Morris’ solo work was the recipient of the Maggie Allesee New Choreography award. She is certified in Elemental Body Alignment System and is a practitioner of Thai Yoga Bodywork. Morris received her BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University and MFA from University of Michigan.

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Julia Pasquale

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!

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Lisa Perkinson

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!

Megan Rivero

Megan Rivero started dancing at an early age. She pursued her studies at Radford University and earned a B.F.A in Contemporary Dance. While at RU, she performed in various concerts, participated at ACDF, studied abroad and performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. Megan also attended multiple festivals including Summer Stages and studied with many artists including David Dorfman and David Parker and the Bang Group. She has danced with

d a n a h b e l l a DanceWorks, Loose Change, Denia Dance, and Natasha Carlitz Dance Ensemble.