LeeAnn Kozan serves as the overall manager of OMC. She received her BS in International Trade & Finance from Louisiana State University and recently was certified as a Project Management Professional. She has used project management skills throughout her 30+ years career while working on the business side of innovative companies. She firmly believes creativity is 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. Kozan 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. Soon after, she joined the company while working as a sales associate at Target Optical. Cayla was then 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, Heather Day, 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 third season dancing with OMC.
Julian Guillory is a dancer, choreographer, costume designer, project manager, dancer liaison, and the Company Manager for Of Moving Colors Productions. Locally, he has choreographed for Theater Baton Rouge (Guys & Dolls) and had the honor of creating work 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 teachers such as the internationally recognized Debbie Allen and with many organizations such as Of Moving Colors (OMC) and Universal Dance Association (UDA). He is a member of Nyama Contemporary Dance Company under the artistic direction of Roxi Victorian. He has traveled across the U.S. working with high school dance teams at schools such as Dutchtown High School, McKinley High School, Central High School, and the Episcopal School of Baton Rouge. Julian has also instructed at various schools throughout the East Baton Rouge Parish School system. Through OMC’s MGM residency program, Julian has worked with nationally acclaimed choreographers such as Christian Von Howard, Pavel Zustiak, John Allen, Frankie Lee Peterson III, and Lindsey Dietz Marchant. Recently, Julian has wrapped production on his first dance role in a Netflix feature film and began teaching at Revolution Dance Company under the direction of Carrie Webb. This is Julian’s sixth season with OMC.
Emma Granier began her dance career at Jean Leigh Academy of Dance and was part of the Company for seven years. While training with the company, she was able to travel to different states to take class and perform. Additionally, Emma began teaching various styles of dance classes to all age ranges for four years at Jean Leigh. Emma became a student at Louisiana State University in 2019. She is working toward a degree in Mass Communication with a minor in Psychology and is projected to graduate in May 2023. She worked with Dance Marathon, a nonprofit that benefits the Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital, as their Director of Marketing. Shortly after, she volunteered her time to another nonprofit, Rebuilding Together Baton Rouge, as their public relations consultant. Emma is also an Ambassador for her senior college, the Manship School of Mass Communication. After graduation, she plans to pursue a professional career in public relations. Emma began working for Of Moving Colors as an intern this summer, but became a part of the staff shortly after. This is her first year with Of Moving Colors, and she cannot wait to learn and grow with the company!
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Allison Lamar Beard
Fred C. Dent, III