Meet The Dancers

Hubbard Street’s dancers comprise two of the country’s most celebrated contemporary dance companies, which present new works and masterpieces by living artists drawing from a vast array of forms, techniques and traditions. Under the artistic leadership of Glenn Edgerton since 2009, the main company is comprised of 18 dancers of unparalleled virtuosity and versatility. Hubbard Street 2, directed by Terence Marling, cultivates early-career artists, identifies ascendant choreographers through the International Commissioning Project, and performs domestically and abroad in service of arts education, collaboration, experimentation and audience development.

The Artists of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago


  • JESSE BECHARD , Bolton , MA

    Hubbard Street Dancer

    Jesse began his formal ballet training at age 16, graduated from Walnut Hill School for the Arts, and attended training programs at Boston Ballet, Alonzo King LINES Ballet and Ballet Austin. In 2000, having completed his freshman year at the University of Chicago, he returned to dance, performing for one year with Ballet Austin and for eight with Richmond Ballet. Bechard joined Hubbard Street in August 2010.

    JESSE BECHARD
    JESSE BECHARD

  • JACQUELINE BURNETT , Pocatello , ID

    Hubbard Street Dancer

    Jacqueline received classi­cal ballet training in Pocatello, Idaho from Romanian ballet master Marius Zirra, with additional summer training at Bal­let Idaho, Brindusa-Moore Ballet Academy, the Universal (Kirov) Ballet Academy, the Juilliard School and the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance. She graduated magna cum laude with departmental honors from the Ailey School and Fordham University’s joint program in New York City in 2009, while an apprentice with Hubbard Street. She was promoted to the main company in August 2009 and is a 2011–12 Princess Grace Honorarium recipient.

    JACQUELINE BURNETT
    JACQUELINE BURNETT

  • ALEJANDRO CERRUDO , Madrid , Spain

    Hubbard Street Dancer

    Born in Madrid, Spain and trained at the Real Conservatorio Profesional de Danza de Madrid. His professional career began in 1998 and includes work with Victor Ullate Ballet, Stuttgart Ballet and Nederlands Dans Theater 2. Cerrudo joined Hubbard Street Dance Chicago in 2005, was named Choreographic Fellow in 2008, and became the company’s first Resident Choreographer in 2009. Thirteen works choreographed to date for Hubbard Street include collaborations with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Nederlands Dans Theater. These pieces and additional commissions are in repertory at companies around the U.S. as well as in Australia, Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands; touring engagements have brought his work still further abroad, to audiences in Algeria, Canada, Morocco and Spain. In March 2012, Pacific Northwest Ballet invited Cerrudo to choreograph his first work for the company, Memory Glow, upon receiving the Joyce Theater Foundation’s second Rudolf Nureyev Prize for New Dance. Additional honors include an award from the Boomerang Fund for Artists (2011), and a Prince Prize for Commissioning Original Work from the Prince Charitable Trusts (2012) for his acclaimed, first evening-length work, One Thousand Pieces. Cerrudo is one of four choreographers invited by New York City Ballet principal Wendy Whelan to create and perform original duets for “Restless Creature,” and he was recently announced the 2014 USA Donnelley Fellow by United States Artists.

    ALEJANDRO CERRUDO
    ALEJANDRO CERRUDO

  • ALICIA DELGADILLO , Charlotte , NC

    Hubbard Street Dancer

    Alicia began her classical training at the Susan Hayward School of Dance in San Francisco, California, and continued her studies in North Carolina with Gay Porter and Bridget Porter Young at the Charlotte School of Ballet. In 2004, Delgadillo began studying full time with Daniel and Rebecca Wiley at Piedmont School of Music and Dance. She has attended summer programs at Hubbard Street, the Juilliard School, San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, and Springboard Danse Montréal. Delgadillo graduated with honors from the Ailey School and Fordham University’s joint program in New York City in 2012, while a member of Hubbard Street 2, and was promoted to the main company in April 2014.

    ALICIA DELGADILLO
    ALICIA DELGADILLO

  • JEFFERY DUFFY , Adamsville , GA

    Hubbard Street Dancer

    Jeffery began dancing at age three and attended the Cobb County Center for Excellence in the Performing Arts at Pebblebrook High School in Mableton, Georgia; Talent Unlimited High School; and the Juilliard School in New York City. He has performed with the Juilliard Dance Ensemble at Lincoln Center and the Chicago Dancing Festival, and as a guest artist with Dance Theatre of Harlem. At the McCallum Theatre Institute’s 2013 Choreography Festival, Duffy and Alexander Jones received the Division I Second Place Prize for their original work, Open it to Speak; Duffy is also the recipient of an Alan D. Marks Entrepreneurship Grant, and winner of the Robert and Mercedes Eichholz Arts Entrepreneurship Prize. He joined Hubbard Street in August 2015.

    JEFFERY DUFFY
    JEFFERY DUFFY

  • KELLIE EPPERHEIMER , Los Osos , CA

    Hubbard Street Dancer

    Kellie Epperheimer began her dance training in 1988 at the Academy of Dance and Civic Ballet of San Luis Obispo, and attended training programs at the Joffrey Ballet School and the Juilliard School in New York City. A founding member of Cedar Lake Ensemble (later Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet), she joined Hubbard Street 2 in January 2005, and was promoted to the main company in January 2007.

    KELLIE EPPERHEIMER
    KELLIE EPPERHEIMER

  • MICHAEL GROSS , Poughquag , NY

    Hubbard Street Dancer

    Michael earned a BFA in Dance from the University of Arizona and received much of his early training from Colorado Jazz Dance Company in Colorado Springs, followed by further studies at the American Academy of Ballet and Springboard Danse Montréal. Formerly a member of River North Dance Chicago and Visceral Dance Chicago, Gross has also performed with Elements Contemporary Ballet and in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s holiday production, Welcome Yule! Gross joined Hubbard Street in August 2014 and thanks his friends and family for their love and support.

    MICHAEL GROSS
    MICHAEL GROSS

  • JASON HORTIN , Olympia , WA

    Hubbard Street Dancer

    Jason graduated from the Univer­sity of Nevada, Las Vegas with a BFA in Dance under the direction of Louis Kavouras. His performance career includes work with Moving People Dance Theatre, Erick Hawkins Dance Company and River North Dance Chicago. Hortin joined Hub­bard Street as an apprentice in August 2007 and was promoted to the main company in July 2008.

    JASON HORTIN
    JASON HORTIN

  • ALICE KLOCK , Whidbey Island , WA

    Hubbard Street Dancer

    Alice began dancing at age 11. She trained at Interlochen Arts Academy from 2003–07, and in Alonzo King LINES Ballet and Dominican University of California’s joint BFA program from 2007–09. Klock then joined Hubbard Street 2 in September 2009 and was promoted to the main company in September 2011.

    ALICE KLOCK
    ALICE KLOCK

  • EMILIE LERICHE , Santa Fe , NM

    Hubbard Street Dancer

    Emilie began her dance training at the age of eight. In 2007 she began her formal dance training at Walnut Hill School for the Arts, with additional summer study at Joffrey Midwest, Complexions Contemporary Ballet and the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance. Leriche has performed alongside the dancers of zoe | juniper, and at the WestWave Dance Festival as a member of Maurya Kerr’s tinypistol. Leriche joined Hubbard Street 2 in 2011, was promoted to the main company in 2013, was named one of Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch” for 2015, and is the recipient of a 2015 Dance Fellowship from the Princess Grace Foundation–USA.

    EMILIE LERICHE
    EMILIE LERICHE

  • FLORIAN LOCHNER , Frankenhardt , Germany

    Hubbard Street Dancer

    Florian trained at Ballettschule Malsam in Schwäbisch Hall, Germany, and the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Mannheim, where he was the recipient of its Birgit Keil Dance Foundation scholarship. Lochner earned his master’s degree in the performing arts and joined Gauthier Dance Company in Stuttgart in 2011, performing works by numerous choreographers including Mauro Bigonzetti, Jiří Bubeníček, Alejandro Cerrudo, Alexander Ekman, Itzik Galili, Eric Gauthier, Marco Goeke, Johan Inger, Jiří Kylián, Christian Spuck, Cayetano Soto, Philip Taylor, Stephan Thoss, Paul Lightfoot and Sol León. He received a “Best of the Season” nomination in Germany’s Dance for You! Magazine in September 2013, and joined Hubbard Street in August 2015.

    FLORIAN LOCHNER
    FLORIAN LOCHNER

  • ANA LOPEZ , A Coruña , Spain

    Hubbard Street Dancer

    Ana began her formal training at Conservatorio de Danza Diputacion de A Coruña. Upon graduating Isaac Diaz Pardo High School, she continued her training at Centro Internacional de Danza Carmen Roche. Prior to join­ing Hubbard Street in January 2008, Lopez danced with Joven Ballet Carmen Roche, with Compañía Nacional de Danza 2 in works by Nacho Duato and Tony Fabre, and at Ballet Theater Munich under the directorship of Philip Taylor. She was named one of Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch” for 2012.

    ANA LOPEZ
    ANA LOPEZ

  • ANDREW MURDOCK , St. Albert , AB

    Hubbard Street Dancer

    Andrew is a graduate of the Juilliard School, from which he received a BFA in Dance under the direction of Lawrence Rhodes. Prior to being a regular collaborator with Aszure Barton & Artists, Murdock performed with Gallim Dance and BJM Danse, formerly Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal. Additional collaborators and colleagues include Cherice Barton, Joshua Beamish, Andy Blankenbuehler, Nina Chung, Joe Lanteri, Austin McCormick, Michelle Mola, Abdel Salaam and Edgar Zendejas. He has appeared at the Greenwich Music Festival, with Zack Winokur, and with Geneviève Dorion-Coupal at Just for Laughs and Le 400e Anniversaire de la Ville de Québec. As a rehearsal assistant to Aszure Barton, he has worked with American Ballet Theatre, Canada’s National Ballet School and Ballet BC, New York University, the Steps Ensemble, Arts Umbrella and Springboard Danse Montréal. He joined Hubbard Street in 2013.

    ANDREW MURDOCK
    ANDREW MURDOCK

  • PENNY SAUNDERS , West Palm Beach , FL

    Hubbard Street Dancer

    Penny graduated from the Harid Conservatory in 1995. She then began her professional career with the American Repertory Ballet under the direction of Septime Webre, danced with Ballet Arizona and MOMIX, and was a founding member of Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet (then Cedar Lake Ensemble). In 2004, Saunders joined Hubbard Street, where she began to pursue her choreographic interests, creating for Hubbard Street 2 in 2011 through its International Commissioning Project, and premiering her first work for Hubbard Street’s main company in 2013. She has since choreographed for the Nexus Project, Owen/Cox Dance Group, SFDanceworks, Whim W’Him, Grand Rapids Ballet, and Neos Dance Theatre as a choreographer in residence at the University of Akron. In 2015 Saunders returned to Hubbard Street’s main company and began a three-year choreographic residency with Grand Rapids Ballet. She thanks her lovely husband and beautiful son for all of their support.

    PENNY SAUNDERS
    PENNY SAUNDERS

  • DAVID SCHULTZ , Grand Rapids , MI

    Hubbard Street Dancer

    David began training in Michigan with the School of Grand Rapids Ballet, where he then performed for four seasons with its company, Grand Rapids Ballet. Schultz joined Hubbard Street 2 in September 2009 and was promoted to the main company in August 2011, and he is the recipient of a 2012 Princess Grace Award.

    DAVID SCHULTZ
    DAVID SCHULTZ

  • KEVIN SHANNON , Baltimore , MD

    Hubbard Street Dancer

    Kevin began dancing under the guidance of Lester Holmes. He graduated from the Baltimore School for the Arts with additional training at the School of American Ballet, Miami City Ballet School, Paul Taylor Dance Company and Parsons Dance. He earned his BFA in 2007 at the Juilliard School, toured nationally with the Juilliard Dance Ensemble and appeared in the “Live from Lincoln Center” broadcast television special The Juilliard School: Celebrating 100 Years. Shannon joined Hubbard Street in November 2007.

    KEVIN SHANNON
    KEVIN SHANNON

  • JESSICA TONG , Binghamton , NY

    Hubbard Street Dancer

    Jessica received her formal train­ing at the Ballet School in Salt Lake City under Jan Clark Fugit, as well as at the University of Utah, where she was a member of Utah Ballet. Tong danced with BalletMet in Ohio, Eliot Feld’s Ballet Tech in New York City and with Hubbard Street 2 before joining the main company in January 2007. She was named one of Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch” for 2009, and currently serves on Chicago Dancers United’s Ambassador Committee for Dance for Life Chicago.

    JESSICA TONG
    JESSICA TONG

The Artists of HS2


  • KATLIN MICHAEL BOURGEOIS , Gonzales , LA

    HS2 Dancer

    Katlin began dancing in 2010 at various studios in Louisiana including NOCCA (the New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts) and A Touch of Class Performing Arts. After attending Alonzo King LINES Ballet’s Summer Program in San Francisco in 2012, he accepted a full scholarship to join the Alonzo King LINES Ballet Training Program, from which he graduated in May 2014. Bourgeois has performed in works by numerous choreographers including Andrew Brader, Sandrine Cassini, Lee-Wei Chao, Kara Davis, Gregory Dawson, Maurya Kerr, Nikoloz Makhateli and Uri Sands. He joined Hubbard Street 2 as an apprentice in August 2014 and was promoted to full company member in August 2015.

    KATLIN MICHAEL BOURGEOIS
    KATLIN MICHAEL BOURGEOIS

  • OSCAR CARRILLO , San Jose , Costa Rica

    HS2 Dancer

    Oscar began his artistic studies at the Conservatorio de Castella in Heredia, majoring in visual arts with a minor in dance. Carrillo then enrolled at Point Park University, where he received a BA in ballet and jazz with a minor in business management, and has participated in summer training programs at Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, and Springboard Danse Montréal. Carrillo has worked professionally with Texture Contemporary Ballet in Pittsburgh, RIOULT Dance NY and Chicago Repertory Ballet, performing works by many choreographers including Christopher L. Huggins, Garfield Lemonious, Darrell Grand Moultrie and David Parsons, and joined Hubbard Street 2 as an HS2 Apprentice in August 2015.

    OSCAR CARRILLO
    OSCAR CARRILLO

  • ZACHARY ENQUIST , Plymouth , MN

    HS2 Dancer

    Zachary began training at Summit School of Dance in Plymouth, MN. He holds a BFA in Dance from SUNY–Purchase College in New York, where he performed works by choreographers Doug Varone, Lar Lubovitch, Stephen Petronio, Bill T. Jones and Merce Cunningham. Other training includes summer studies at the Juilliard School, Movement Invention Project and Springboard Danse Montréal, where he performed repertory by William Forsythe, Stijn Celis and Robyn Mineko Williams. Enquist spent a semester abroad at Codarts in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and was an apprentice at Mark Morris Dance Group. Enquist joined Hubbard Street 2 as a full company member in August 2014.

    ZACHARY ENQUIST
    ZACHARY ENQUIST

  • ELLIOT HAMMANS , Santa Fe , NM

    HS2 Dancer

    Elliot began his formal dance training in 2008 with Robert Sher-Machherndl and continued his ballet and modern dance education with Moving People Dance in Santa Fe, NM, under the direction of Curtis Uhlemann. Hammans joined Moving People Dance Company as an apprentice in 2010, trained on full scholarship at the Alonzo King LINES Dance Center in San Francisco, and attended Hubbard Street Dance Chicago’s 2011 and 2012 Summer Intensives. Following one season with Cherylyn Lavagnino Dance and studies abroad at Austria’s Tanzzentrum SEAD (Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance), Hammans earned his BFA in Dance in 2014 from Tisch School of the Arts at NYU. Choreographers whose work he has performed include Sean Curran, Gail Gilbert, Crystal Pite, Kendra Portier and Nathan Trice. Hammans joined Hubbard Street 2 as a full company member in August 2014.

    ELLIOT HAMMANS
    ELLIOT HAMMANS

  • JADE HOOPER , Riverside , CA

    HS2 Dancer

    Jade began training under the direction of Clifford J. Breland and Anthony Jackson at Bre Dance Studio, continuing at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) and Alonzo King LINES Ballet’s Summer Program, where she received its Homer Avila Scholarship Award. She earned her BFA in dance with a minor in math and science from CalArts and joined Hubbard Street 2 as a full company member in August 2015.

    JADE HOOPER
    JADE HOOPER

  • NATALIE LEIBERT , Moorpark , CA

    HS2 Dancer

    Natalie began training at various dance schools in the Los Angeles area including company work with Westside Dance Project in Redondo Beach, and Pacific Festival Ballet in Agoura Hills. She continued training at the Miami City Ballet School and, most recently, completed a year in Alonzo King LINES Ballet’s Training Program. Leibert has attended workshops and programs at the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, the Joffrey Ballet School, the School of American Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet and the Juilliard School, in addition to Nederlands Dans Theater and Batsheva Dance Company. She has performed works by choreographers including Iratxe Ansa, Sandrine Cassini, Jessie Hartley, Will Johnston, Menghan Lou and Carmen Rozestraten. Leibert joined Hubbard Street 2 as an apprentice in August 2014 and was promoted to full company member in August 2015.

    NATALIE LEIBERT
    NATALIE LEIBERT

  • ADRIENNE LIPSON , London , ON

    HS2 Dancer

    Adrienne began her dance training in London, Ontario under the tutelage of Jennifer Swan, and continued her studies at Ryerson University, where she received a BFA with honors upon her graduation in spring 2013. While in Toronto, Lipson performed with Typecast Dance Company and was a founding member of Rock Bottom Movement. Lipson attended the Proarte Danza Summer Intensive and Kenny Pearl’s Emerging Artists Summer Intensive, in addition to training programs at Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, LADMMI (Montréal’s L’École de Danse Contemporaine), the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival and Springboard Danse Montréal, where she performed works by choreographers Aszure Barton, Barak Marshall and Robyn Mineko Williams. Lipson joined Hubbard Street 2 as an apprentice in August 2013 and was promoted to full company member in August 2014.

    ADRIENNE LIPSON
    ADRIENNE LIPSON

  • CHRISTINA VARGAS , Bowie , MD

    HS2 Dancer

    Christina began her early training in the Cecchetti technique of ballet under the guidance of Pamela Moore, and continued her studies at Maryland Youth Ballet followed by two years in Alonzo King LINES Ballet’s Training Program, from which she graduated in May 2015. She also attended summer programs and workshops at the Alonzo King LINES Dance Center, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, and the Peridance Capezio Center. Choreographers whose works Vargas has performed include Iratxe Ansa, Sidra Bell, Sandrine Cassini, Gregory Dawson, Joanna Haigood, Maurya Kerr, Jenny Stulberg and Liu Yi-feng. She joined Hubbard Street 2 as an HS2 Apprentice in August 2015.

    CHRISTINA VARGAS
    CHRISTINA VARGAS