Kellie Harmon is a powerhouse of athleticism paired with the artistic sensibility for nuanced isolations. Her choreography has a unique ability to bring the audience on a emotional, educational, and spiritual journey that causes them to question the boundaries of expression through the body. Kellie has choreographed and taught master classes for Santa Fe College, St Petersburg College, and The University of South Florida St Petersburg campus. Kellie’s experiences outside of Florida have inspired her to bring her signature voice to the local modern dance community by founding Rogue Dance. Beyond her own company, Kellie is also a founding member of the St Petersburg Dance Alliance which seeks to curate professional dance in the Southeast. Kellie has studied in Paris and holds a BFA in Modern Dance from University of South Florida. She has performed works from Jacqulyn Buglisi, Doug Varone, Marina Mascarell Martinez, Paul Selwyn Norton, Rosie Herrera, Stephanie Batten-Bland, and Doug Gillespie.
Carleigh is from Tarpon Springs, FL and began her dance training in hip-hop at age 9. She then went on to expand her training in other techniques, receiving a BFA in Dance Performance with a concentration in modern dance at the University of South Florida in May 2014. During her senior year at USF, she performed in Bliss Kohlmyer’s "Picture in a Frame/let go let go let go", performing it both at USF and in the ACDFA Southeast Conference Gala. She has also performed in works by Jeanne Travers and Ben Munisteri, as well as in excerpts from Rosie Herrera's Pity Party and Ohad Naharin’s Minus 16. In June 2013, Carleigh attended the USF Dance in Paris Program under the direction of Michael Foley and Colleen Thomas, where she choreographed, performed, and trained under artists such as Kevin Quinaou, Jenna Riegel, and Richard Siegal. Her first post-graduate performance was of her original work, "To Deviate", in Moving Current Dance Collective’s NewGrounds 2014. Recently, she performed at The Ritz theater in Ybor City as a part of Tampa Modern Dance Company’s premiere show, "Transitioning Through Loss". She is currently a company dancer with Tampa Modern Dance Company and RogueDance, and a faculty member for The Studio Dance Company in Clearwater, Florida.
Raised in South Florida, Crystal is a graduate of University of South Florida, with a Bachelors in Dance Performance/ Minor in Criminology. She is also a Registered Yoga Teacher, RYT 200 hour from Asheville Yoga Center. Crystal has an extensive background as a competitive gymnast for ten years, and later fell in love with the art of modern dance. Crystal has had the opportunity to perform in multiple ACDFA, FDF, and New Grounds festivals, she has also performed works from Doug Varone, Maurice Causey, Jennifer Salk, Jeanne Travers, George Staib, Andrew Carroll, Andy Scott, Bliss Kohlmyer and Monica Noble to name a few. She has choreographed, and performed while studying abroad in Paris, France. In 2012 Crystal was selected to perform in the International Dance Seminar held in Beijing, China. She is interested in the artistic collaboration process of branching yoga and dance together. She is currently working with Tampa Tableaux' a community based project, and is excited to start her first session as member of RogueDance. Crystal aims to explore nuances of the collaborative process within all art forms, she believes those connections are built through our mind, body, and spirit.
Helen Hansen French, a native of St. Petersburg, Florida received her BFA from The Juilliard School in 2001. Upon graduation she was invited to join Buglisi Dance Theatre. As a dancer with BDT she rose to principal dancer and served as rehearsal director. In addition to BDT’s annual New York City seasons she has toured nationally and internationally performing in such venues as, the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Chautauqua Dance Festival, Vail International Dance Festival, Rishon LeZion International Festival in Israel, and the Oriente Occidente Festival in Rovereto, Italy. Mrs. French has been instrumental in staging BDT’s works at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Pieve International School in Italy, North Carolina Dance Theater, and numerous colleges and universities through out the United States. Mrs. French is also a member of Karen Reedy Dance and has had the pleasure of performing with Nilas Martins’ Dance Company, participating in a residency at White Oak Dance working with choreographer Adam Hougland, and performing in the Guggenheim’s Works/Process program with Brian Reeder and Pam Tanowitz.
As a choreographer/movement maker Mrs. French focuses on collaborations and exploring the relationship between dance and other art forms. In support of these endeavors she has been awarded a 2015, 2016 and 2017 Individual Artist Grant from the City of St. Petersburg and she is also a 2016 Creative Pinellas Artist Fellow. Her work has been shown at The Peter Jay Sharp Theater, Clark Studio Theate, Kaatsbaan, Studio@620, The Palladium and St. Petersburg College. Helen is deeply committed to arts education and developing the next generation of artists as well as contributing to the community in which she lives. She is a founding member of the St. Petersburg Dance Alliance, www.spdancealliance.com, and co-producer of Beacon: a performance series for St. Pete. In addition to teaching dance to all ages Mrs. French is also a certified Alexander Technique teacher. She has served on the dance faculties at George Mason University, The Juilliard School, Flint Hill School (VA), the Neighborhood Playhouse (NYC), John Hopkins Middle School and St. Petersburg College.
Helen Hansen French
Interim Executive Director
Jessica graduated with a BFA in Dance from the University of Florida in 2010. As a dance professional in Florida, Jessica worked with various choreographers including, Neta Pulvermacher, Jennifer Archibald, and Alberto Alonzo where she was featured in a movie about his life in the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo. She has had the privilege of performing the repertoire of Jose Limon, Shapiro and Smith and working on improvisation and site specific collaborations with Kristen O’Neil and Dale Andre. After graduating, Jessica worked for Florida companies such as Moving Ethos and HEMISPHEREdance. Jessica earned her Masters in Science in Tourism and Hospitality in 2012 from the University of Florida. After moving to New York in 2013, Jessica served as a company member with choreographers like Beth Soll and Susan Vencl. Jessica has also performed in various projects around the city with Megan Kendzior, acrobatic extraordinaires Eric Eliacin and Elizabeth Streb. Recently back in Florida, Jessica showed a new work in Tampa with local dancer and HCC faculty Sea Lee for the New Grounds Festival presented by the Tampa based company, Moving Current. She recently performed alongside Helen Hansen-French for Story Days in St. Pete and is thrilled to be the newest company member of Kellie Harmon’s company, RogueDance! Jessica is a RYT Yoga instructor and is certified with Balanced Body Apparatus Pilates, teaching both locally.