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Parallel Performance Company

Parallel Performance Company 2022-2023

Parallel is S1D2’s award-winning non-competitive performance company, under the direction of Jessica Gallew and Ashley Lowman. S1D2 students devote their time to rehearse and perform within the community, in New York City, and at various dance conventions. Students audition to become a member or an apprentice within the company.

Step 1 Dance 2 Academy’s amazingly talented performance company has won numerous awards such as Creative Choreography, STUDIO OF THE WEEKEND, student scholarships, STUDIO SELECTION, Standout Performances from Artist Simply Human (ASH) and Broadway Dance Centers, Artist in Motion (AIM), on scholarship with a two-time Technical Excellence Award and Creative Choreography Award, and awards from RADIX. Our dancers have also received individual scholarships and accolades from Revel Dance Convention, RADIX, and ASH.

We strive for these young dancers to understand, master, and be challenged through the art of dance in a nurturing and positive atmosphere. Our goal is for them to become young professional dancers and/or enjoy this passionate art form while performing within the company. We believe in finding ones inner fire and positively pushing those limits endlessly. We are a FAMILY!

Parallel Performance Company 2022-2023

Parallel Events

“Compass” Gala 2022

Compass Gala 2022

“Compass” Gala 2022 celebrating Parallel and Paradigm Performance Company and our graduating seniors. A beautiful and sentimental evening filled with dancing, great food, friends, families, alumni, and FUN!! A fantastic end to our 7th and 4th season.

Performance Videos

I Love the 90’s

Choreographed by Jessica Gallew & Ashley Lowman (“JASH”)

Deepest Lonely

Choreographed by Julie Carter

Daddy Lessons

Choreographed by Cameryn Kelley

BELONG

Choreographed by Jessica Gallew & Ashley Lowman (“JASH”)

SAFE

Choreographed by Cameryn Kelley

Magic In Our Bones

Choreographed by Emily Bufferd

Higher Ground

Choreographed by Zach Bergfelt

Under His Eye

Choreographed by Jessica Gallew & Ashley Lowman (“JASH”)

Bruised

Choreographed by Hayden Frederick

Never Say Never

Choreographed by Brianna Mercado

Swim Low

Choreographed by Cat Cogliandro

Glorious

Choreographed by Jessica Gallew & Ashley Lowman (“JASH”)

Escape

Choreographed by Trevor Sones

Undertow

Choreographed by Michael Susten

Right Now

Choreographed by Skooj CorE-O

Not Without Haste

Choreographed by Ashley Lowman

Parallel Alumni

“The moment of in between why you once were, and who you are becoming now, is where the dance of life truly takes place.”

Summer Salos

Summer Salos

2022

Summer is attending Slippery Rock University as a Dance major while touring as a Pro Reveler Faculty Assistant for the REVEL Dance Convention's 2022-2023 season. She is also a guest choreographer for Paradigm Performance Company.

Tia Hydock

Tia Hydock

2021

Tia is a freelance makeup artist after graduating from the College of Makeup Art & Design Complete Makeup Artist Program in Toronto, Canada. She is also an S1D2 dance instructor, the Company Captain for Parallel and Paradigm's 2022-2023 season, and boutique associate for Shop 1 Dance 2.

Abby Scaggs

Abby Scaggs

2020

Abby is a Dance major attending The University of the Arts and is also a guest choreographer for S1D2.

Bryce Sale

Bryce Sale

2020

Bryce is a guest choreographer for the Kent Island High School dance program.

Emma Trump

Emma Trump

2020

Emma is a Public Relations major and Dance minor attending Messiah University.

Kaleigh Hart

Kaleigh Hart

2020

Kaleigh graduated with an Associates degree for Media Production and is continuing her education at Florida Atlantic University. She was a dance instructor for S1D2 from 2020-2022 and is a guest choreographer for the Kent Island High School dance program.

Cam Kelly

Cam Kelly

2019

Cam graduated from the 2021-2022 inaugural year of the CLI Conservatory Program with Teddy Forance, after attending Point Park University as a Dance major. She is also a guest instructor and choreographer for S1D2 and the Parallel and Paradigm Performance Companies, as well as an Embody Dance Conference Assistant for the 2022-2023 season.

Maisie Daniels

Maisie Daniels

2018

Maisie is a graduate of Stevenson University.

Alex Heyn

Alex Heyn

2018

Alex was a dance instructor for S1D2 from 2018-2021.

Jessi Mortillaro

Jessi Mortillaro

2018

Jessi is a graduate of Towson University with a Bachelor's degree in Dance.

Nikki Blades

Nikki Blades

2017

Nikki graduated from Goucher College with a Bachelor's degree in Dance and Communications and went on to become a member of the Boston Community Dance Project Company and the Pantos Project Dance Ensemble.

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