Tina Christina-Price

Tina Christina-Price trained and performed with The School of American Ballet, Stuttgart Ballet, Les Grands Ballets Canadiennes, Oleg Briansky, George Mager and many other companies. She was the founding artistic director and instructor of Ballet Arts Theatre in Endicott, NY and since 2008 has been on the faculty of SUNY Broome teaching ballet technique, Pilates and Improvisation for Actors. After spending two summers training with differently abled dancers, becoming certified and performing at ImpulsTanz International Dance Festival in Vienna, Austria she authored a college level integrated dance course for people of all abilities. She enjoys traveling to Italy where she teaches classes at Associazione Tecno Studio Dance in Terni, Italy and visits her family.

Elizabeth Livesay

B.A. Theater, Cornell University. Studied dance for 27 years. Has performed and choreographed locally for the Hangar Theater, Kitchen Theatre, Firehouse Theatre and Cornell Savoyards. 20 years teaching experience. Currently on the dance faculty at Ithaca College.

Katharyn Howd Machan

born in Woodbury, Connecticut, in 1952, is the author of 30 published collections, eight of which were selected in national competition, most recently Belly Words: Poems of Dance (Split Oak Press, 2009), When She's Asked to Think of Colors (Palettes & Quills Press, 2009), The Professor Poems (Main Street Rag Publishing Company, 2008), Flags (Pudding House Publications, 2007), Redwing: Voices from 1888 (FootHills Publishing, 2005), Greatest Hits (Pudding House Publications, 2004), and Sleeping with the Dead (Finishing Line Press, 2003). She has lived in Ithaca, New York, since 1975 and since that time has actively coordinated the Ithaca Community Poets’ reading and workshop series while teaching at Tompkins Cortland Community College and then Ithaca College, where she is now a professor in the Department of Writing. In 2002 she was named Tompkins County's first Poet Laureate. More than 1,300 of her poems have appeared in magazines (Yankee, The Writer, Nimrod, Runes, English Journal, The Hollins Critic, etc.) anthologies (Early Ripening: American Women's Poetry Now, The Poets' Grimm, Tribute to Orpheus: Poems about Music and Musicians, etc.) and textbooks (The Bedford Introduction to Literature, Perrine's Sound and Sense, Literature: The Human Experience, Gender Violence: Inter-disciplinary Perspectives, etc.) In 2000 Dana Gioia selected her poem "Tess Clarion: Redwing, 1888" to receive the Ann Stanford Poetry Prize from the University of Southern California, in 2001 she received the ByLine Literary Award for her poem "Les Salles du Gardon," and in 2006 her poem "Gingerbread" was awarded the Luna Negra Poetry Prize from Kent State University. She holds a B.A. in English from the College of Saint Rose, an M.A. in English literature from the University of Iowa, and a Ph.D. in interpretation (performance studies) from Northwestern University. Every March she offers “Writing in the Garden” as artist-in-residence for the Mana Project, Inc. in Key West, FL. As poet and belly dancer (Zajal) she serves year-round on the faculty of the Community School of Music and Arts and, in summers when possible, for the Greek-island holistic Skyros Centre based in Great Britain.

Anupama Mukund

Anupama Mukund studied Bharatanatyam for 18 years with the past 11 years under her guru, Parvatha Chidambaram, direct disciple of world-renowned danseuse, Dr. Padma Subrahmanyam. She received advanced training in abhinaya, or acting, from revered B. Bhanumati of Bangalore, India.

Anu graduated from Bharata School of Indian Dance and Music (completed her arangetram) in October 2006 and has performed in New York State and South India. She has freelanced on several occasions including as the youngest member of the Tejas Luminous 2010 troupe in Queens, NY. She has also choreographed for many years and has taught private, semi-private, and group workshops since 2010. Most recently, as Student Director of Bharata School of Indian Dance and Music in Rochester, NY, she taught over 50 students ranging from 4-28 years of age and choreographed several pieces for a major local production.

This past year, Anu was interviewed and featured with Parvatha in the Democrat & Chronicle for their service to the local Rochester community through their love of dance.

Miranda Strichartz

B.A., Cornell University, MA in English, SUNY Albany. Danced with the Ithaca Concert Dance Company. Studied at Dance Circle. Has taught ballet to children and adults for more than 10 years.