Lily Conforti (she/her)
Kendall Edstrom (she/they)
Stephanie Flanagan (she/her) grows nostalgic for her hometown, Junction city, Wisconsin. Upon graduating high school she traveled West and received her B.A. from the University of Minnesota's dance program in 2008. Shortly thereafter she performed for Time Track Productions for a season where she flew to the big apple and performed I Love You Tomorrow at the Dance Theater Workshop, NY, NY. Steph has also had the honor of performing in Choreographer's Evening at the Walker with artists Emily Michaels King Wigs and Dresses and Jessica Briggs Long Vanishing Spirals or something of that Nature. She joined AMP in 2013 and has the privilege to continue to work with them another season.
Laura K Johnson (she/her) is a performer, choreographer and instructor based in the Twin Cities. She is originally from Rosemount, MN where she was introduced to modern dance in high school and hasn’t looked back since. Laura is a 2016 graduate from Gustavus Adolphus College, where she received the Distinguished Dance Student Award and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BA in Dance Honors. Laura is extremely passionate about dance because she believes it is essentially the art of being alive. As someone who struggles with being present in daily life, Laura finds herself the most content when she lets her mind and body sync together while dancing. Laura currently teaches modern technique at Ballet Royale Minnesota and Deuxmensions Dance Theatre & School during the school year, and recently produced a fringe show, Chapter 23, with some of her closest friends and fellow Gustavus grads. Laura is excited to see where her passion takes her in life and is absolutely thrilled to be dancing in her first season with AMP!
Zoë Koenig (she/her) is a dancer and choreographer from Madison, WI. She has performed recently at DUMBO Dance Festival (New York City), Queerly Contemporary Festival (New York City), World Dance Alliance Global Summit (St. John’s, Newfoundland), Going Dutch Festival (Elgin, IL), Detroit Dance City Festival (Detroit, MI), and Milwaukee Fringe Festival (Milwaukee, WI). Zoë was a member of the Kanopy Dance Company II in Madison, WI from 2011-2014 before attending Beloit College where she worked with numerous choreographers and was awarded the 2017 Chavey Family Endowed Award in Dance for outstanding performance. She has shown work in Minneapolis at Squirrel Haus Arts, Praxis Gallery, and the Off-Leash Art Box and is a fall of 2019 Generating Room Artist at the Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts.
Rachel Lieberman (she/her)
Jesse Schmitz-Boyd (he/him, Social Media Manager) is a Twin Cities based performer, choreographer and arts educator. This is Jesse's 6th season with Alternative Motion Project. Jesse has also performed locally with Off-Leash Area at the Cowles Center and throughout Minnesota as a part of the company’s Neighborhood Garage Tour. While at the University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point he danced feature roles in Susan Marshall & Company’s Other Stories and Billy Sigenfeld’s God of Dirt. Upon graduation Jesse toured the Midwest with Chicago based RE| Dance Group performing Michael Estanich’s The Lonely Visitors. Jesse’s choreography has been presented at The Minnesota Fringe Festival, Rochester Ensemble of Dance (R.E.D.), Zenon Dance Zone, The Ritz Theatre, and Movement Arts Day (Eau Claire, WI). Last August he presented 35 Different Angles From Which to Hate Yourself at the Minnesota Fringe Festival with his newly formed performance group Rogue & Rabble Dance. The Start Tribune said it was one of the ten must see shows of the 2017 Fringe. Jesse teaches dance and movement to children and adults at Zenon Dance Company & School, Children’s Theater Company, Ballare Teatro, and Allegro School of Dance & Music. When not dancing Jesse can be found enjoying science fiction television, eating gummy worms or playing pinball. Jesse would like to thank his partner David for his support and love.
Addie Smith (they/them) began their dance training in Los Angeles where they attended Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, concentrating in dance. In 2017, Addie graduated University of California, Santa Cruz with a BA in Theater Arts and Dance; collaborating, choreographing, and directing new works both professionally and within the university. Throughout their career, Addie has performed with companies including Shift the Grid Dance Collective, Cid Pearlman Performance Project, and Gerald Casel Dance. Since moving to the Twin Cities in 2017, Addie has performed with Loom Lab and currently dances with Crash Dance Productions. This is their first season with Alternative Motion Project.