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Encore has intersected my life several times over the past 10 years. A first introduction was made when I was a freshman at the University of Michigan where Danny invited several students to perform along side his company as part of a residency in 2007. Since then, I’ve performed Encore with the company at Nazareth College in Rochester, NY, Jacob’s Pillow in Becket, MA, at Bryant Park in New York City, The Wassaic Project in Wassaic, NY, and other performances from New York City including a live stream from Central Park. The work has proven itself a regular source of performative joy and exuberance. This particular setting of Encore [preparing for a New Jersey engagement, November 2017] has offered the chance for me to perform roles new to my repertoire. Watching the original company members perform these roles over the years has allowed me to learn and grow as an artist. The charisma and technical prowess of Danny’s company has always inspired me. I am thrilled to have the opportunity this year to engage in the complex rhythmic intricacies and robust physicality that is distinctly Encore.”