A native of Milwaukee, WI, Sara began her training with the Milwaukee Ballet School and Company and Kellar Dance Studios. Sara graduated from University of Iowa with a BFA in Dance and continued her training at Joffrey Ballet, Bates Dance Festival and Colorado Dance Festival. She has performed for artists including Valerie Madonia, Caroline Richardson, Jennifer Kayle, Alan Sener and George de la Pena and been a company member touring regionally and nationally with 10,000 Feet Dance Company and Kayle & Co. Upon moving to the Twin Cities, she’s performed in Dance and Other Behaviors, Rhythmically Speaking, and Fringe Festival, among others. She is currently a company member with Threads Dance Project and Borealis Dance.
Mirabai Miller was born and raised in Silverton, Oregon and moved to Minneapolis in 2010 to attend the University of Minnesota's Dance Program. She received her BFA in Dance in 2014. During her time at University, she performed works by Makeda Thomas, Stephen Petronio, Carl Flink, Uri Sans and Nora Chipaumire. Since her graduation, Mirabai spent two years with Afro-brazilian company, Contempo Physical Dance and participated in the 2015 touring season of Black Label Movement. She is also currently a company member with Shapiro & Smith Dance and has been since 2013. This is Mirabai's first time working with Rogue & Rabble Dance.
Erin Ross was born into a family of musicians. She began studying dance at Ballet Arts Minnesota and Minnesota Dance Theater. At age 16, she became an Apprentice with the Minnesota Dance theater, under the direction of Lise Houlton, where she performed Nutcracker Fantasy, Swingin’ Nutcracker, Rite of Spring, Carnival of the Animals and Swan Lake. She spent summers at Interlochen Arts Camp, where she received the Fine Arts Award for Ballet, at ABT and Complexions in New York, Houston Ballet and the Dawson/Wallace Dance Project Professional Workshop in Denver. In 2012 she graduated from the Alonzo King Lines Training Program in San Francisco, and soon after moved to Miami to dance with the Dance Now Ensemble for a season. Since returning to the Twin Cities, Erin has danced at the 2013 Fringe Festival in Helen Hatch’s There is no Myth project, and is also pursuing a singing/ songwriting career. Her vocal work has been heard on ads for Minnesota Lottery, Khols, the Gap and her songs have been featured on MPR The Current. She works as an instructor at the Foss Swim School, dances with Alternative Motion Project, and is thrilled to be a part of Rogue and Rabble Dance for it's first performance!
Lauren received her BA in Dance and Psychology from the University of Iowa in 2014. While at Iowa, Lauren immersed herself in several aspects of dance study: she studied dance history and theory as an Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates Fellow under the guidance of dance scholar Rebekah Kowal, taught the kiddos how to shuffle with the University of Iowa Youth Ballet, and performed across Iowa as a member of Dancers in Company. She has performed in works by Charlotte Adams, Gabriel Anderson, Jennifer Kayle, Alan Sener, Lisa Gonzales, Ester Baker-Tarpaga, and Olivier Tarpaga. Lauren interned with Dance Magazine in the summer of 2013, and her contributions to the magazine appear in several issues from late that year.
Currently, Lauren is dancing for groovy folks like Rogue and Rabble at the Fringe! Lauren spends most of her time busting out some sweet modern dance with Alternative Motion Project, working towards her Masters in Social Work at the U of M, and growing giant beefsteak tomatoes.
Jesse Schmitz-Boyd is a Twin Cities based performer, choreographer and arts educator. Graduating cum laude in 2010 from the University of Wisconsin – Steven Point, where he studied Dance and Anthropology. Jesse has had five seasons dancing with Alternative Motion Project. Last season he choreographed AMP’s Create-a-Dance, using audience input to develop the piece "a whisper, then a flash". 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 UWSP 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). This August he will be presenting work at the Minnesota Fringe Festival with his newly formed performance group Rogue & Rabble Dance.
Jesse teaches dance and movement to children and adults at Zenon Dance Company & School, TU Dance Center, Children’s Theater Company, Ballare Teatro Performing Arts Center, Straightline Dance Fitness, 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.
Ashley E. Stock
Ashley E. Stock is a lighting designer, electrician, stage manager, and stagehand throughout the Twin Cities and nationally — she currently works for Children's Theatre Company, Phipps Center for the Arts, Guthrie Theater, and IATSE Local 13, and previously for The Santa Fe Opera, The Yard on Martha's Vineyard, History Theatre, and Shakespeare & Co. in the Berkshires, to name a few. You can find her this autumn at St. Olaf College as the Dance Department’s new Technical Designer. She is a proud alum of UW-Stevens Point with dual degrees: BFA Design/Technology Theatre and BA German.
When it comes to dance and dance production, Ashley is no novice. She has worked with and danced alongside of movement makers and choreographers Adam Barruch, Camille A. Brown, Luke Murphy, Yin Mei, Jason Samuels Smith, Cori Marquis, The Wondertwins, Skinner|Kirk, and Ragamala Dance, among others. She had the pleasure of designing lights for UWSP choreographers/professors Joan Karlen, Jeannie Hill, and Michael Estanich, as well as re-creating lights for Keigwin & Co.’s piece Air. As a dancer and musician herself, assisting to produce works of dance just makes sense. Ashley is thrilled to be working with Rogue & Rabble Dance, and thanks to her family for continuous support.