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 began her dance training at the age of 3. She continued on her dance journey through college at Webster University with a BFA in Dance, and Lindenwood University receiving a MFA in movement with an emphasis in theater. She has danced and choreographed across the U.S. and has been working with Dawn Karlovsky since 2004. As a founding member of Karlovsky & Company Dance, Summer has enjoyed the opportunity to tour with the company to France and South Africa. Currently, she teaches dance, creative movement, and yoga at MICDS. Her yoga certificate includes the completion of a 200 hour yoga teacher training with Pam Schulte and a 95 hour children’s yoga teacher training with Lisa Roberts.


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(she/her) grew up in the cornfields of Springfield, IL. She holds a BFA in Dance and a minor in Advertising & Marketing Communications from Webster University, graduating with departmental honors. Tayler spent several years in San Francisco where she was fortunate enough to work with contemporary and dance-theater companies including RAWdance, Alyssandra Katherine Dance, Tim Rubel Human Shakes, KWENTO, REYES Dance, and several independent artists. She has performed in New York, Berlin, St. Louis, and throughout the Bay Area. Tayler is the Co-Founder and Artistic Director of Big Plate Dance, using improvisation to bring spontaneous and joyful works to audiences. She currently works with Karlovsky & Company Dance and lives in St. Louis with her partner and two cats.


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is a dancer, choreographer, and teacher native to St. Louis, Missouri. She holds a BFA from the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance where she was inspired to not only perform professionally, but to collaborate and create with a variety of other artists. Abigail currently serves as the Studio Manager at Central Studio and teaches dance and Pilates for all ages throughout the St. Louis area. She is passionate and excited to continue dancing and participating in community outreach with Karlovsky & Company Dance, Collective Motion, and Ballet 314. This is her fifth season with Karlovsky & Company Dance.


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Liliana is a recent graduate of Lindenwood University with a BFA in Dance. Her experience includes over a decade of training at Dayspring School of the Arts, where she has studied all styles of dance, musical theatre, voice, and drama. Liliana's passion is sharing the gift of movement, and to that end she teaches widely across the St. Louis region. Liliana is thrilled to be in her 2nd season with Karlovsky & Company Dance!


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graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point with a degree in Dance and Arts Administration. She is thrilled to perform in her sixth season with Karlovsky & Company Dance where she’s had the opportunity to work in collaborative dance projects in the US and abroad. Currently, Emilee is the Pilates Coordinator at St. Louis City Fitness. She is a Balanced Body Pilates certified instructor with additional training in Pilates and Dance Specialization with Dr. Suzanne Martin, Reflexive Performance Reset (RPR) with Jeff Bramhall, Immaculate Dissection: Core Concepts with Dr. Kathy Dooley, and McLoughlin Scar Tissue Release (MSTR®) with Cyndi George.


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Elise Harowitz (she/her/hers) holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Modern Dance from Texas Christian University and a Master of Arts degree in Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling from Columbia College Chicago.  Elise is excited to join Karlovsky & Company Dance for her seventh season and is grateful for the opportunities KCD has provided her.  Notably, Elise has enjoyed bringing dance to the community of St. Louis, as well as other regions, including France, Minneapolis MN, Kansas City MN, and Columbia MO through outreach programs, educational series, festivals, and concerts.  Elise has also presented her original choreography at festivals and concerts in St. Louis MO, Fort Worth TX, and Chicago IL.  In addition to dancing and choreographing, Elise works in private practice at Embodied Pathways as a psychotherapist and dance/movement therapist.  Elise looks forward to continuing to dance for herself as well as spreading the psychotherapeutic benefits of movement to others.



began her dance training in Fort Collins, CO studying ballet and contemporary dance.  She dance several years with the Canyon Concert Ballet in Fort Collins prior to moving to St. Louis.  Kenna is thrilled to dance in her first season as an apprentice with Karlovsky & Company Dance.

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Sam Schenkein, a native of Denver, Colorado, began his dance training in 2003 with Irena Brecher and Misha Gabriel. He danced with a variety of studios and companies in and around the Denver area, including Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble and the Colorado Ballet. He decided to continue his dance training and education at Webster University in St Louis, Missouri in 2019, where he has had the pleasure of working with artists including Maggi Dueker, Beckah Reed, Michael Uthoff, Betsy Brandt, Xi Zhao, and Dawn Karlovsky through both class and performances with the Webster University Dance Ensemble. Sam has also had the honor of participating in and performing through residencies with Kurt Douglas from the Limón Dance Company, Rodney Hamilton from Ballet Hispánico, Gregory Dawson, Tyne Shillingford, and Tara Cacciatore. Upon graduation he will receive a BFA in Dance with an emphasis in Modern.

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Emily Gregg is very excited to be joining Karlovsky and Company Dance for her first year as an apprentice company member! She graduated from Southeast Missouri State University in May 2023 with a BA in Dance and a BS in Mass Communications. Emily has been dancing for 15 years in the styles of ballet, jazz, modern, contemporary, tap, musical theatre and hip hop and loves teaching and choreographing.

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