As a native of Colorado, Stacey Temple began her dance training with Al Brooks and Maxine Munt at the Changing Scene Theater in Denver. After receiving a BA from Tufts University in Boston, MA and an MFA from the Five College Dance Program housed at Smith College, she went on to design the academic dance program at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio. Her next move was to New York City for a one-year experiment, which turned into a 35 year urban exploration that included performing in a number of dance companies and presenting her choreography at a variety of NY spaces including the Schimmel Center at Pace University. In addition, she ran large scale outdoor special events for the Brooklyn Borough President’s Office including New York City’s first beer festival, held in the now coveted DUMBO area of Brooklyn. The last part of her NY career took her to St. Joseph’s College in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn where, in addition to curating the visual art gallery, she created both an academic dance program and performing ensemble. After recently returning to Denver, she found it difficult to imagine a life without dance being a part of it, so she created this concert.
VICTORIA GRAY is originally from Richmond, Virginia. She obtained her B.F.A. in Dance with a minor in Psychology in May of 2017 from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. She graduated high school from Appomattox Regional Governor’s School for the Arts and Technology in Petersburg, Virginia with a concentration in Dance. While at George Mason University, Victoria had the privilege of being cast in Andrea Miller’s “Pupil Suite” and performing in numerous student works, including Taylor Pasquale’s “I” which was showcased on the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage in Washington, D.C. Outside of her concert dance training, Victoria has studied Cuban style salsa, bachata, and casino, as well as counter technique, flying low, and gaga in Italy. She has also completed a month-long workshop in Thailand focusing solely on David Zambrano’s flying low and passing through techniques. She uses all of these influences, and more, to inform her own movement style as she creates to not only express inner thought, but also to captivate and challenge her audience.
HENRY MAXIMILIAN MCCALL, appearing courtesy of Wonderbound, was born and raised as the youngest of four boys in St. Louis MO, where he started dancing at COCA. He studied at a series of schools, including the Ailey School Junior Division and Manhattan Youth Ballet, before graduating from Walnut Hill School for the Arts under Michael Owen. This was followed by a move across the country to work and study at the Pacific Northwest Ballet in their Professional Division Program under Peter Boal. While there he performed in Balanchine’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Kent Stowell’s Nutcracker, as well as working with choreographers such as Crystal Pite. Since then he moved back across the country to study in and graduate from the Ailey/Fordham BFA program in the class of 2018. While in New York City he spent time freelancing with various artists and companies including working as an apprentice with Ailey II. He has been with Wonderbound since 2018 and has enjoyed leading roles in Wicked Bayou, Boomtown, Serenade for Strings, and Sandman.