LeeAnn Kozan serves as the overall manager of OMC. She received her BS in International Trade & Finance from Louisiana State University. She has been working on the business-side of innovative companies for the past 30+ years and sees creativity as a foundational component of any vibrant community. Before working with Of Moving Colors, she spent fifteen years in production, sales, magazine editorial, and marketing for various companies including Jaeger, Conde Nast, Conde Nast International, and Brocato International. She has a strong history of volunteerism in schools, churches, arts organizations, and children’s groups. She previously served as OMC's executive director from 1998 to 2003 and is honored to again share the helm of running the company with her sister Garland.
Garland Goodwin Wilson received her BA in Theatre from LSU and studied locally at 2M's School of Dance. She has also studied modern dance across the world at centers and festivals such as Impulstanz Vienna and the Jose Limon Institute in New York. She has trained under and facilitated residencies with artists such as Ashleigh Leite, Netta Yerushalmy, Irene Rampino and Emily Plauche-Flink and has has toured with Windows Dance Company (Brazil, Asia, Hawaii) and with TNZTT Dance Theatre (Slovakia, Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic). Locally, she has worked for Capitol High, Scotlandville Magnet High, The Runnels School, Playmakers, and the Arts Council of GBR. Garland is Board President of the Louisiana Alliance for Dance and Board Member for Palissimo Dance in NYC. She has served as a grants panelist for the BR Area Foundation and the Arts Councils of GBR, Shreveport and Louisiana, and is also a Louisiana Dance Fellow for Choreography. In 1996, she returned to the state and has served as the Artistic Director of OMC since 1997, creating 37 productions for the company and taking the arts to over 100 venues in the Southern region.
Cayla Cole earned her BS in Business from Louisiana State University with a minor in Dance. She was accepted into the Disney College Program at Walt Disney World, where she worked during fall and winter seasons after graduation. She then returned to her hometown of Monroe where she worked at Centurylink as a financial analyst. Cayla returned to Baton Rouge in the fall of 2019 where she was introduced to Of Moving Colors Productions. She joined the company in October while working as a sales associate at Target Optical. Soon after, Cayla was hired as an Event Assistant at Red Cake Events, where she furthered her business knowledge and communication skills while working closely with the company's founder and clients to coordinate spectacular events. For several years, she has taught various styles of dance to many age groups and currently teaches at Rave Performing Arts Center in Central, LA. Along with dance, she is passionate about efforts to cure pancreatic cancer and is the Social Media Manager for Declare Hope, a nonprofit supporting this endeavor. Currently, Cayla is a staff member and dancer with Of Moving Colors Productions; this is her second season dancing with OMC.
Julian Guillory is a dancer, choreographer, costume designer, project manager, and dancer liaison for Of Moving Colors Productions. Locally, he has choreographed for Theater Baton Rouge (Guys & Dolls) and had the honor of creating material for “A Night On Broadway", featuring Original Dream Girl and Broadway legend Jennifer Holliday. His passion for teaching has led him nationally and locally to work with many organizations such as OMC and Universal Dance Association (UDA). As a UDA staff member, he’s toured the U.S. teaching dozens of high school students & dance teams. He’s the resident choreographer for Dutchtown High School and has coached at McKinley Middle. Julian has also taught at many other local schools and studios such as Tari’s and Powell Moise School of Dance. Through OMC’s guest artist residency program, Julian has worked with nationally known choreographers such as Christian Von Howard, Pavel Zustiak, John Allen, and Lindsey Dietz Marchant in ensemble and solo works. Julian has also performed in several productions for the internationally recognized Debbie Allen. He grew up in Baton Rouge and received training through Tari’s School of Dance, Jeffie Jean Dance Studio, Progressions Dance, and OMC. Currently, he is the interim dance instructor at Episcopal School Baton Rouge, dance instructor at McKinley Middle Magnet School under the direction of Roxi Victorian, & is a member of Nyama Contemporary Dance Company. This is Julian’s fifth season with the company.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Allison Lamar Beard
Fred C. Dent, III