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.



    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.


  • 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.


  • 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.



    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.


  • 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.


  • ELLIOT HAMMANS , Santa Fe , NM

    Hubbard Street Dancer

    Elliot Hammans 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 and was promoted to Hubbard Street’s main company in August 2016.


  • 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.


  • ALICE KLOCK , Whidbey Island , WA

    Hubbard Street Dancer

    Alice Klock 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. Klock creates original works in watercolor, oil paint, and mixed media as a visual artist; as a choreographer, she has contributed to the Nexus Project, Loyola University, and Visceral Dance Chicago, in addition to premiering work through Hubbard Street’s danc(e)volve: New Works Festival, International Commissioning Project, and annual Inside/Out Choreographic Workshop. To learn more visit


  • 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.



    Hubbard Street Dancer

    Adrienne Lipson 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, was promoted to full HS2 company member in August 2014, and joined Hubbard Street’s main company in August 2016.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


The Artists of HS2

  • WILSON S.D. ANDERSON III , Brooklyn , NY

    HS2 Dancer

    Wilson S.D. Anderson III began his professional dance training at age 13, and attended the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music and Art and Performing Arts in Manhattan. He holds a BFA from the Conservatory of Dance at SUNY–Purchase, where he performed works by choreographers including Doug Varone, and Hubbard Street’s International Commissioning Project alumni Loni Landon and Gabrielle Lamb. His training also includes summer studies with Complexions Contemporary Ballet, and the Gaga Intensive in New York City. Anderson joined Hubbard Street 2 as a full company member in August 2016.


  • ISAAC AOKI , Salt Lake City , UT

    HS2 Dancer

    Isaac Aoki (Salt Lake City, UT) began his ballet training at Ballet West Academy. He then studied at Salt Lake Ballet Conservatory, the University of Utah Ballet Department, and the Kirov Academy of Ballet in Washington, D.C. Aoki attended summer courses at the School of American Ballet, Kaatsbaan International Dance Center, Ellison Ballet, Miami City Ballet School and Pacific Northwest Ballet School, where he continued training in its Professional Division on full scholarship. Aoki joined Hubbard Street 2 in August 2016 and appears courtesy of Grand Rapids Ballet, where he has danced professionally since 2013.


  • ALEX CLAUSS , Pittsburgh , PA

    HS2 Dancer

    HS2 Apprentice Alex Clauss (Pittsburgh, PA) attended Interlochen Arts Academy under the direction of Cameron Basden, and earned his BFA in dance and a minor in arts management from Alonzo King LINES Ballet and Dominican University of California’s joint program. He received additional training through the Lou Conte Dance Studio’s scholarship program and Sidra Bell Dance New York’s module2015, as well as Northwest Dance Project’s LAUNCH, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Point Park University and River North Dance Chicago. He performed in Robert Sher-Machherndl’s RUSH at the American College Dance Festival Association’s 2014 National College Dance Festival at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and has danced original works by choreographers Christian Burns, Gregory Dawson, Amanda Miller and Hope Mohr. Clauss joined Hubbard Street 2 as an HS2 Apprentice in September 2016.


  • PARKER FINLEY , West Monroe , LA

    HS2 Dancer

    HS2 Apprentice Parker Finleybegan her classical ballet training under the tutelage of Missy Crain at the Louisiana Delta Ballet in Monroe, Louisiana. She has attended summer programs at, among others, the Joffrey Ballet and the Houston Ballet, and recently graduated from the Houston Ballet Academy, under the direction of Sabrina Lenzi and Sally Rojas. In Houston, Finley performed works by choreographers John Neumeier (Yondering) and Stanton Welch (The Long and Winding Road), and was featured in Procession to the Club by Oliver Halkowich. Making her first foray into contemporary dance, Finley joined Hubbard Street 2 as an HS2 Apprentice in August 2016.


  • NICOLE ISHIMARU , Chino Hills , CA

    HS2 Dancer

    Nicole Ishimaru trained under Dmitri Kulev at the Dmitri Kulev Classical Ballet Academy, and performed with the Orange County Ballet Theatre in multiple works by George Balanchine. At age 14, Ishimaru performed at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion as a grand-prize winner through The Music Center’s Spotlight program, and in 2015 she received the National YoungArts Foundation’s Gold Award. Her performance career includes the Lincoln Center premiere and Montréal tour of Pearl, directed by Daniel Ezralow; Hollow Suit, directed and choreographed by Travis Wall; and Firebird with the Pacific Symphony Orchestra. She was also a member of Westside Dance Project under the mentorship of Jessie Riley. Ishimaru joined Hubbard Street 2 as a full company member in August 2016.


  • ANDY LAWSON , Corona , CA

    HS2 Dancer

    Andy Lawson holds a BFA in Dance from Chapman University in Orange, California, where he was instructed by Jennifer Backhaus, Laurence Rosenberg, Dale Merrill, Sean Greene, Holly Johnston, and Liz Maxwell. His training also includes summer studies through programs at Hubbard Street, American Ballet Theatre, Backhausdance and San Francisco Ballet. Lawson performed with Gallimaufry Performing Arts under the direction of Steve Josephson as part of the 2010 Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland, and has also performed as a guest artist with Anaheim Ballet, BARE Dance Company, Dmitri Kulev Classical Ballet Academy and Maple Conservatory, working with distinguished artists Mike Esperanza, Sean Greene and Mark Haim, among others. He joined Hubbard Street 2 as a full company member in August 2016.


  • NATALIE LEIBERT , Moorpark , CA

    HS2 Dancer

    Natalie Leibert 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.


  • YUE RU MA , Singapore

    HS2 Dancer

    Yue Ru Ma began her formal dance education at School of the Arts Singapore (SOTA) and graduated summa cum laude from The Boston Conservatory, where she earned her BFA in Contemporary Dance Performance and was the recipient of the Anne Cuervo and Philip Pionelli Scholarship. Her training also includes intensive programs at Hubbard Street, Nederlands Dans Theater, BODYTRAFFIC and Northwest Dance Project’s LAUNCH. She has originated roles in works by choreographers including, among others, Kuik Swee Boon, Marco Goecke, Adam Hougland, Loni Landon, Andrea Miller, Daniel Pelzig, Dwight Rhoden and Uri Sands. Yue joined Hubbard Street 2 as a full company member in August 2016.