Meet The Dancers

The dancers of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago display unparalleled versatility and virtuosity. As one of the country's most recognized contemporary dance companies, Hubbard Street encompasses a vast array of techniques and forms, as well as an understanding of abstract artistry and the emotional nuances of movement. Today, the main company is comprised of 18 dancers and the second company, Hubbard Street 2 (HS2), is a respected training ground for young, professional dancers and choreographers, comprised of six dancers between the ages of 18 and 25.

The Artists of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago


  • GARRETT ANDERSON , Tucson , AZ

    Hubbard Street Dancer

    Garrett began his training in Walnut Creek, California under the direction of Richard Cammack and Zola Dishong at the Contra Costa Ballet Centre. He went on to study at San Francisco Ballet school and then in Pacific Northwest Ballet’s professional division. In 2001, Garrett joined San Francisco Ballet as a member of the corps de ballet and in 2005 was promoted to soloist. In 2008 he joined the Royal Ballet of Flanders in Antwerp, Belgium, as a first soloist under the direction of Kathryn Bennets. There he toured extensively throughout Europe and the world. In January of 2011, he returned to the United States to dance with Trey McIntyre Project. Garrett was the recipient of the American Ballet Theatre national dance scholarship and holds a B.A. in dance from St. Mary’s College of California. Garrett joined Hubbard Street Dance Chicago in August 2011.

    GARRETT ANDERSON
    GARRETT ANDERSON

  • JESSE BECHARD , Bolton , MA

    Hubbard Street Dancer

    Jesse began his formal ballet training at 16 and graduated from Walnut Hill School for the Arts. He attended summer programs at Boston Ballet, Alonzo King's Lines Ballet and Ballet Austin. In 2000, having completed his freshman year at the University of Chicago, he returned to dance. After a year with Ballet Austin he joined Richmond Ballet where he danced for eight years, performing works by John Butler, Jessica Lang, Val Caniparoli, William Soleau, Mauricio Wainrot and Colin Conner. Jesse joined Hubbard Street Dance Chicago in August 2010.

    JESSE BECHARD
    JESSE BECHARD

  • JACQUELINE BURNETT , Pocatello , ID

    Hubbard Street Dancer

    Jacqueline received her classical ballet training in Pocatello, Idaho from Romanian Ballet Master Marius Zirra, with additional summer training at Ballet Idaho, Brindusa-Moore Ballet Academy, Universal (Kirov) Ballet Academy, the Juilliard School and the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance. She received a B.F.A. in Dance Performance from The Ailey School/Fordham University joint program in New York City in May, 2009, graduating magna cum laude and with departmental honors. Jacqueline joined Hubbard Street Dance Chicago as a Center Apprentice in January, 2008, while concurrently completing her B.F.A. degree, and became a member of the main company in August 2009.  Jacqueline is also a 2011-12 Princess Grace Honorarium recipient.

    JACQUELINE BURNETT
    JACQUELINE BURNETT

  • ALEJANDRO CERRUDO , Madrid , Spain

    Hubbard Street Dancer

    Born in Madrid, Spain, Cerrudo received his training at the Real Conservatorio Professional de Danza de Madrid. After becoming a professional dancer in 1998 Cerrudo’s dance career has been shaped and enriched by various dance companies including Victor Ullate Ballet, Stuttgart Ballet, Nederlands Dans Theater 2 and, since 2005, by Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. In 2008 Cerrudo was named Hubbard Street Choreographic Fellow and became the company’s first Resident Choreographer in 2009. Cerrudo has created several works for Hubbard Street and for the company’s unique collaborations with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Nederlands Dans Theater. Cerrudo’s works are being performed by dance companies around the U.S. and the world, including Germany, Denmark, The Netherlands and Australia. Always dancing and constantly creating, Cerrudo was honored with an award from The Boomerang Fund for Artists in 2011.

    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. She 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 with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, American Ballet Theatre, the Juilliard School, San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, and Springboard Danse Montréal. A graduate of the Ailey/Fordham BFA Program, Delgadillo has performed works by Sidra Bell, Jennifer Muller and Camille A. Brown, among others. She joined Hubbard Street 2 in August 2011 and was promoted to the main company in April 2014.

    ALICIA DELGADILLO
    ALICIA DELGADILLO

  • 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. She joined Hubbard Street 2 in January 2005 and was promoted to the main company in January 2007.

    KELLIE EPPERHEIMER
    KELLIE EPPERHEIMER

  • JONATHAN FREDRICKSON , Corpus Christi , TX

    Hubbard Street Dancer

    Jonathan studied ballet at the Munro Ballet Studios, home to Corpus Christi Ballet, under teachers Cristina Munro and Kay Boone. He received his BFA for Dance Performance and Choreography from California Institute of the Arts in 2006. Immediately thereafter, he joined the Limon Dance Company where he had the opportunity to perform principle roles. While dancing with Limon, he created two new works on the company. He is a former winner of Hubbard Street's National Choreographic Competition and was named one of Dance Magazine's "25 to Watch" in 2011 for his choreography. Jonathan joined Hubbard Street in February 2011.

    JONATHAN FREDRICKSON
    JONATHAN FREDRICKSON

  • JASON HORTIN , Olympia , WA

    Hubbard Street Dancer

    Jason graduated from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas with a B.F.A. in dance under the direction of Louis Kavouras and has danced with Moving People Dance Theatre, the Erick Hawkins Dance Company and River North Chicago Dance Company. Jason joined HSDC as an Apprentice in August 2007 and was promoted into the main company in July 2008.

    JASON HORTIN
    JASON HORTIN

  • ALICE KLOCK , Whidbey Island , WA

    Hubbard Street Dancer

    Alice began dancing at the age of 11. In 2003, she attended Interlochen Arts Academy, where she achieved artistic and academic high honors upon graduation. In 2007, Alice moved to California to study with Alonzo King in the Lines/Dominican BFA program. She has attended summer programs at the San Francisco Ballet, The National Ballet School of Canada, Miami City Ballet, Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet, San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, Springboard Danse Montreal, and Hubbard Street. She has worked professionally on a number of projects with SF choreographer Gregory Dawson, and had the honor of performing with Alonzo King LINES Ballet in their 2008 home fall season. She joined Hubbard Street 2 in September 2009 and became a main company member 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 and was promoted to the main company in 2013.

    EMILIE LERICHE
    EMILIE LERICHE

  • 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. Ana danced with Joven Ballet Carmen Roche, Compañía Nacional de Danza 2 and Ballet Theater Munich before joining Hubbard Street Dance Chicago in January 2008.

    ANA LOPEZ
    ANA LOPEZ

  • JOHNNY MCMILLAN , Sault Ste. Marie , Ontario

    Hubbard Street Dancer

    Johnny began his training in Sault Ste. Marie, ON at age 12. He graduated from Interlochen Arts Academy receiving the young artists’ award in dance. He has attended summer programs at the San Francisco Conservatory, Bartholin International Ballet Seminar and Hubbard Street. He has worked with Gleich Dances under the direction of Julia Gleich and was awarded 1st place at the 2010 American Ballet Competition in both the classical and contemporary divisions. He has performed roles in ballets such as Arthur Saint-Léon’s Coppelia, August Bournonville's La Sylphide and Frederick Ashton's Les Patineurs; as well as works by Randy Duncan, Patrick Corbin, Kim Robards and Hannah Baumgarten. McMillan joined Hubbard Street 2 as an apprentice in September 2010, became a company member in August 2011, and then joined the main company in May 2012.

    JOHNNY MCMILLAN
    JOHNNY MCMILLAN

  • 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. Murdock joined Hubbard Street’s main company in 2013.

    ANDREW MURDOCK
    ANDREW MURDOCK

  • BRYNA PASCOE , Maple Grove , MN

    Hubbard Street Dancer

    Bryna received her early training from Ballet Arts Minnesota, where she studied with Bonnie Mathis and Lirena Branitski. She attended the Juilliard School, earned her BFA in 2006, and received the Martha Hill Prize for Outstanding Achievement and Leadership in Dance. Her professional career began in Reggio Emilia, Italy, with Compagnia Aterballetto under the direction of Mauro Bigonzetti. In 2009, she joined Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal, where she performed works by master choreographers including Ohad Naharin, Jiří Kylián and Mats Ek, and originated roles in new creations by Stijn Celis, Stephan Thoss, Didy Veldman and others. Pascoe joined Hubbard Street’s main company in 2013.

    BRYNA PASCOE
    BRYNA PASCOE

  • DAVID SCHULTZ , Grand Rapids , MI

    Hubbard Street Dancer

    David began his training in Grand Rapids, MI with the School of Grand Rapids Ballet. Before joining the company for four seasons, David studied with the National Ballet of Canada. He has performed works by Gordon Pierce Schmidt, Peter Sparling and Septime Webre, as well as Prodigal Son by Balanchine.  David has studied the techniques and works of Paul Taylor, George Balanchine, Lester Horton, Martha Graham and Nacho Duato.  He joined HS2 in September 2009 and became a main company member in 2011.

    DAVID SCHULTZ
    DAVID SCHULTZ

  • KEVIN SHANNON , Baltimore , MD

    Hubbard Street Dancer

    Kevin began his formal dancing under the guidance of Lester Holmes. He graduated from the Baltimore School for the Arts, receiving additional summer training at the School of American Ballet, Miami City Ballet, Paul Taylor and David Parsons. He received his B.F.A. in 2007 from the Juilliard School, where he performed works by Susan Marshall, Mark Morris, William Forsythe and Jirí Kylián. He has toured nationally with the Juilliard School Ensemble and performed in the nationally-broadcast special “Live From Lincoln Center, The Juilliard School: Celebrating 100 Years.” He is a co-founder of BØRDERLINE DANCE CIRCLE—a troupe under the choreographic direction of Michelle Mola—for which he danced professionally and developed concepts since 2005. Kevin joined Hubbard Street Dance Chicago 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, Utah under Jan Clark Fugit, as well as at the University of Utah where she danced as a member of Utah Ballet. She also attended the summer programs of American Ballet Theatre, San Francisco Ballet, and Lou Conte Dance Studio, among others. Jessica danced with BalletMet in Columbus, Ohio, Eliot Feld’s Ballet Tech in NYC, and Hubbard Street 2 before joining the main company in January 2007. Jessica was named one of Dance Magazine’s 25 to Watch in 2009.

    JESSICA TONG
    JESSICA TONG

  • QUINN WHARTON , Seattle , WA

    Hubbard Street Dancer

    Born in Seattle, Washington, Quinn Wharton trained at Ewajo Dance Center, North Carolina School of the Arts, Houston Ballet Academy, Pacific Northwest Ballet School, and San Francisco Ballet School. He joined The San Francisco Ballet in 2005 and performed featured roles in a variety of works, including Balanchine’s “Diamonds” and Symphony in C; Caniparoli’s Ibsen’s House; Fokine’s Petrouchka; Forsythe’s Artifact Suite; MacMillan’s Winter Dreams; Morris’ A Garden; Taylor’s Company B; Welch’s Naked; Wheeldon’s Ghosts and Within the Golden Hour; and Zanella’s Underskin. He is also a professional photographer and videographer in his free time.

    QUINN WHARTON
    QUINN WHARTON

The Artists of HS2


  • BRANDON LEE ALLEY , Asheboro , NC

    HS2 Dancer

    Brandon began his dance training at the Eastern Randolph High School in North Carolina and later continued his training with the Greensboro Ballet. He earned his High School diploma from The University of North Carolina School of the Arts in 2012 with a specialization in contemporary dance. He has attended summer intensives with Ballet Austin and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, and has performed works by acclaimed choreographers José Limón, Maurya Kerr, Duane Cyrus and, Grady Bowman. Alley joined Hubbard Street 2 in September 2012.

    BRANDON LEE ALLEY
    BRANDON LEE ALLEY

  • ODBAYAR BATSUURI , Ulaanbaatar , Mongolia

    HS2 Dancer

    Odbayar graduated from the Music and Dance College of Mongolia in 2004 and was a member of the Tumen Ekh National Song and Dance Ensemble, with which he toured to the Seattle International Children’s Festival, Toronto International Children’s Festival and the Alberta International Children Festival, as well as to Korea’s Ulaanbaatar Cultural Day and Japan’s Mask Dance International Festival. Batsuuri then followed his interest in contemporary dance to intensive training during the American Dance Festival’s satellite programs in Mongolia in 2005 and 2006, and in the U.S. with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, the Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago, the Chicago Moving Company, Joel Hall Dancers & Center and the American Dance Festival in Durham, North Carolina. In 2009, he was awarded an Honor Certificate from Mongolia’s Ministry of Education, Science and Culture. Batsuuri became an HS2 Apprentice in August 2013.

    ODBAYAR BATSUURI
    ODBAYAR BATSUURI

  • JULES JOSEPH , Brockton , MA

    HS2 Dancer

    Jules started his dance training at the Gold School in Brockton, Massachusetts under the direction of Rennie Gold. With the Gold School he had the opportunity to perform at the Joyce Theater in New York City as part of a dance-focused anti-bullying program. After training in the Alvin Ailey School’s Certificate Program, Joseph joined Hubbard Street 2 as an apprentice in September 2012 and was promoted in August 2013.

    JULES JOSEPH
    JULES JOSEPH

  • KATIE KOZUL , Medford , MA

    HS2 Dancer

    Katie began her dance training at the Gold School in Brockton, Massachusetts under the direction of Rennie Gold and her mother, Kathy Kozul. She attended the Walnut Hill School for the Performing Arts, where she had the honor of performing George Balanchine’s Serenade. She completed two years at the Ailey/Fordham BFA program, placing on the Dean’s List both years. At Fordham, she had the opportunity to perform works by Francesca Harper, Jennifer Archibald, Alenka Cizmesija, and Malcolm Lowe. Most recently she had the pleasure of performing in the annual “Ailey at the Apollo” event. Kozul joined Hubbard Street 2 as an apprentice in September 2012 and was promoted in August 2013.

    KATIE KOZUL
    KATIE KOZUL

  • 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 the Theatre Dance Award, the Jack and Hedda Rothman Award, and a BFA with honors upon 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 Barak Marshall and Robyn Mineko Williams. Lipson joined Hubbard Street 2 as an apprentice in August 2013.

    ADRIENNE LIPSON
    ADRIENNE LIPSON

  • LISSA SMITH , Miami , FL

    HS2 Dancer

    Lissa graduated from Miami’s New World School of the Arts, attended the Boston Conservatory and attended summer programs at Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, the Juilliard School, Alonzo King LINES Ballet, the Martha Graham Dance Company and the Joffrey Ballet. Choreographers whose works she’s performed include Thang Dao, Gregory Dawson, Tony Fabre, Martha Graham, Judith Jamison, José Limón, Peter London, Ohad Naharin, Alwin Nikolais, Uri Sands, Hofesh Shecter and Didy Veldman. In 2009, Smith won the “Arts for Life!” dance scholarship presented by Florida’s Former First Lady Columba Bush, and received a Young Professional Award from the Martha Hill Dance Fund and Jacob’s Pillow in 2012. Smith joined Hubbard Street 2 as an apprentice in August 2011 and was promoted in August 2012.

    Lissa Smith tweets at @Lissa_HS2. Follow Lissa!

    LISSA SMITH
    LISSA SMITH

  • ANDREA THOMPSON , Maplewood , NJ

    HS2 Dancer

    Andrea trained at the New Jersey School of Ballet, American Ballet Theatre’s Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School and the Ailey School. Thompson has also studied at the Juilliard School, Northwest Professional Dance Project, Springboard Danse Montréal, Nederlands Dans Theater and Batsheva Dance Company, bringing opportunities to perform choreography by Gregory Dolbashian, William Forsythe, Natalia Horecna, Jessica Lang, Marina Mascarell, Idan Sharabi, Robyn Mineko Williams, Paul Lightfoot and Sol León. At the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, under the direction of Summer Lee Rhatigan, she trained with and performed works by Christian Burns, Alex Ketley, Thomas McManus, Robert Moses, Ohad Naharin, Alessio Silvestrin and Bobbi Jene Smith. Thompson joined Hubbard Street 2 in August 2013, following work in San Francisco and New York City with Zhukov Dance Theatre, Chang Yong Sung, LoudHoundMovement, Backwoods Dance Project and the Foundry.

    ANDREA THOMPSON
    ANDREA THOMPSON

  • RICHARD WALTERS , Hilton , NY

    HS2 Dancer

    Richard began his dance training at the age of 7 from the Little Red Dancing School, where he studied various disciplines including tap, jazz, musical theater, ballet and modern. He trained and performed afterward with the Lockport City Ballet under the direction of William A. Gentes. Most recently, Walters attended the University of North Carolina School of the Arts under the direction of Ethan Stiefel and, later, Brenda Daniels. He also completed summer intensive programs with Ballet Austin, Complexions Contemporary Ballet and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. Walters joined Hubbard Street 2 in August 2012.

    RICHARD WALTERS
    RICHARD WALTERS