JORDAN LIVERMON GLUNT (Rehearsal Assistant/Dancer) began her study of dance in her hometown of Powhatan, VA and continued it through The School of Richmond Ballet. She graduated magna cum laude from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2003 with a BFA in Dance and Choreography. Currently, Jordan serves as Minds In Motion Artistic Assistant/Team XXL Administrator & MIM Teaching Artist for Richmond Ballet. She has been a member of the Minds In Motion faculty since 2007. She has performed with Starr Foster Dance Project since 2004 and continues to enjoy performing with the project’s talented group of dancers.
ERICK HOOTEN (Dancer) was born on an Air Force Base in the Philippines and started dancing fairly late in college. Originally introduced to Ballroom and Latin dancing as an extracurricular club member at the University of Virginia, he then became an Instructor for 6 years for independent studios as well as a certified Arthur Murray Instructor. He later obtained a B. A. from Old Dominion University in Theater and Dance and later an A. A. S. to be a Physical Therapist Assistant. Since moving to Richmond, he continues to be a dance enthusiast learning many styles of dance, working with the human body, and dancing as a member of the Starr Foster Dance Project since 2015
RYAN DAVIS (Dancer), originally form Norfolk, VA., began dancing recreationally at the age of 10 and found his passion for it while he was a dance student at the Governor's School for the Arts. In 2013, Ryan graduated from the Governor's School for the Arts and Maury High School and then continued his studies at VCU's Department of Dance and Choreography. He is currently an accompanist for dance classes at Virginia Commonwealth University and the School of the Richmond Ballet. This is Ryan's fourth season with SFDP.
ANNA BRANCH (Dancer), originally from Richmond, Virginia, began her training at the West End Academy of Dance. She later continued her studies in the trainee program at the Richmond Ballet training under Malcolm Burn, Igor Antonov and many others. In 2015, Anna graduated from Marymount Manhattan College in NYC with a Bachelors in Fine Arts Degree in dance. This is Anna's third year with SFDP.
CAITLIN CUNNINGHAM (Dancer), originally from Norfolk, VA, began her classical ballet training with Virginia Ballet Theatre under Janina Bove, Suzanne Lownsbury, and Patricia Sorrell. She has worked with artists such as Lydia Roberts Coco, Roni Mahler and Duncan Cooper. Ms. Cunningham holds her B.S and M.S in Sociology from Virginia Commonwealth University and began dancing with SFDP in 2014.
Shelby is from Stafford, Virginia and has been dancing for 21 years. She danced at Dance and Gym Expressions for 12 years where she was also a competitive dancer. She graduated from James Madison University in May 2012 with her B.A. in Dance. She was the Vice President for the JMU Dance Theatre, part of the Contemporary Dance Ensemble and spent two years in the Virginia Repertory Dance Company. She was granted scholarships to study with River North Chicago Dance Company, CityDance Ensemble out of Washington D.C. and Eisenhower Dance Ensemble in their Great Lakes Dance Festival. She has had the opportunity to work with choreographers such as Kelly Bartnik, Laurie Eisenhower and Vincent Thomas. She previously performed with Uprooted Dance based in Washington DC for three seasons where she has had the opportunity to work on a variety of site-specific works as well as main stage performances including The Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage and performed in works developed by N.Y choreographer Aaron McGloin and Taiko drummer/performer Mark H. Rooney. She has taught dance classes and workshops in the Washington, DC area as well as taught a number of workshops at James Madison University before and after graduation in 2012. This is Shelby’s first season with Starr Foster Dance.
ANGELA PALMISANO (Dancer), originally from Baltimore, Maryland, has been dancing since the age of two. She has had the pleasure of training at the prestigious George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology in Towson, Maryland for high school and also in the Department of Dance and Choreography at Virginia Commonwealth University. Angela joined SFDP in 2014.
Fran Beaumont, originally from Richmond, Virginia began her training with the School of the Richmond Ballet. After graduating from Appomattox Regional Governor’s School, with a focus on dance, she continued her education in England at The Hammond School where she studied dance and choreography. In 2016, she graduated with a Level 6 Degree from Trinity College in Professional Dance and received her teaching certificate in Pilates. Fran has trained with Jasmine Grace, Starrene Foster, Jane Elliott, David Needham, Anthea Garratt, Alison Hughes, Tara Penick, Arnott Mader, Lee Johnston, Antonia Barron, and Christine Eccleston-Tuohy. She currently works as a stagehand with the Richmond Ballet and choreographs for Appomattox Governors School. Fran joined Starr Foster Dance in 2018.
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