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STAFF

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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.

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

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Associate Director

Hannah Knoff is a performing artist from Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  In May of 2022, she earned her Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Dance from Northwestern State University, where she studied under Kirstin Riehl, Brett Garfinkel, Michael Lomeka, Crystal Lewis, Rebecca Morgan, and Jared Doster. In her four years at Northwestern she performed with the NSU Dance Company, the Demon Dazzlers, and was a founding officer of  the Dance Organization of Students.  Throughout her dance career, Hannah has had opportunities to dance with Bodyart Dance (project specific), Opera Louisiane, the Moscow Ballet (as a student in their productions of the Nutcracker), and the Baton Rouge Symphony. She has participated in choreographic residencies with renowned artists John Allen, Christian Von Howard, and Pavel Zuštiak.  Hannah is excited to continue dancing with OMC, and to be joining the team as Company Manager!

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Pamela Matassa, President

Lisa Emerson

Heather Sewell Day

Gretchen Erickson

Amanda Henkel

Amie Kozan

Melana Lloyd

Starr Long

Barry Milligan

Brent Milligan

Daryl McCreary

Monica Murphy

Rachel Perlis

Jesse Price

ADVISORY BOARD

Cheri Ausberry

Allison Lamar Beard

Ann Connelly

Fred C. Dent, III

Cordell Haymon

Kelly Hurtado

Mary Lilly

Anne Marks

Bettsie Miller

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