Madelyn Hjertmannis a founding member and current Board Member of Verge Dance Collective. Madelyn has a BA in dance with a concentration in Dancemaking from Columbia College in Chicago, and recently received her MBA from Duke University. She is most interested in aerial arts, specifically the flying trapeze. In addition to being a dedicated mover with a love for modern dance and improvisation, Madelyn is the owner of Valle Crucis Lavender House and Program Director at Ascent Business Network.
Hope Brawley is a founding member and current Board Memeber of Verge Dance Collective. She loves dance as much as her children!
Miriam Martincic is a visual artist making narrative and figurative work who loves to connect with others through movement.
Liz McCracken is a founding member of Verge Dance Collective. She has been dancing her entire life, and plans on dancing a whole lot longer. She has a Master of Arts in Dance Education from UNCG and is an adjunct professor in ASU's Department of Theater and Dance. She dances with the company G. Alex Smith and the Movement as well.
Phillip is a senior Dance Studies and Recreation Management double-major at Appalachian State University. He has danced and choreographed for the Appalachian Dance Ensemble, Momentum Dance Club, and the 2017 24-Hour Arts Festival. Other performances include dancing with SG Ballet and in various independent projects. As a future dance professional, he aims to bring dance opportunities to the general public, regardless of means.
Amanda Sherrin lives and works in Boone at Samaritan's Purse.
From the first time she watched the Nutcracker, Amanda dreamed of dancing. Starting with ballet and tap at 7 or 8 years old, her dream came true and she has danced for a majority of her life since.
Amanda has studied classical ballet under Karen Fitzgerald, Laurie Marshall, Hallie Cullen and Jamie Robtison and has also enjoyed learning tap, jazz, modern, hip-hop and various styles of ballroom dancing. She was a company member of Griffin Ballet Theatre and danced with Dayton Christian from 2004-2009.
Amanda received her B.S. in Musial Theatre from Bryan College and has enjoyed many opportunities to perform there as student, and later teach and choreograph as an adjunct faculty member. Highlights were as a lead dancer in the Music Man, choreographing a majority of the musical Annie Get Your Gun, directing and choreographing for student showcases and sharing her love of dance in the classroom with college students.
Other dance experience for Amanda includes dancing as a guest artist in South Korea, studying contemporary dance in South Korea under Jane Park, teaching at Dayton Christian Ballet , learning Lindy Hop, and dancing with SG Dance Theatre.
Jamille Wallick has a dual concentration BA in Dance Studies and Anthropology and a Masters of Education in New Media & Global Education from Appalachian State University. She loves the places where media can be mixed with other arts, including performance and visual. She enjoys making and participating in art that encourages empathy, understanding, and paying attention. She likes exploring this in all sorts of forms and play from performance dance and exploratory video, to dancing in the kitchen with her husband and painting with her son. She has choreographed and performed for Appalachian Dance Ensemble, and has created several of her own dance films, often in collaboration with other musicians, choreographers, and performers. She is a current board member of Verge Dance Collective.
Rebecca Miller White
Rebecca Miller White trained classically in Ballet, Modern, Jazz, and Lyrical at Greensboro Christian Arts Academy. Post highschool she danced professionally with the Bristol Ballet Company, Morning Star Classic Biblical Theater, and Barter Theater. She began teaching and substituting for classes at the age of 15 and has continued in various capacities ever since as well as guest performing and lecturing/teaching with various companies and schools. She created and directed the student based performing arts company SHINE and produced and choreographed the original works In The Beginning, For His Envy, and The Great Day along with many other individual works performed in the community. Most recently, Rebecca has been pursuing a second undergrad degree in dance from Appalachian University and was a member of SG Ballet.
Alex Smith is a mover, a groover, a lover of life.