As the founder and artistic director of RAD, Renay Aumiller has been fortunate to present her dance works across the Midwest and Eastern United States in large dance festivals, regional theaters, and found spaces such as old Tobacco Warehouses. She loves any space that will challenge her creative edge, push artistic thresholds, and invite audiences of all aesthetics and interests into a world created specifically for each dance project. She has performed professionally with numerous choreographers and companies including Gerri Houlihan, Renée Wadleigh, Christian Von Howard, Thread meddle Outfit, VECTOR, The Bipeds, and The Kearns Dance Project. Additionally, Aumiller toured Taiwan, Cambodia, and Italy with internationally acclaimed improvisation master, Kirstie Simson.
Aumiller’s education includes earning a BA in Dance Studies from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro and an MFA in Choreography from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is an assistant Professor of Dance at Elon University and is a Level 1 Franklin Method® Educator.
ABOUT THE COMPANY
Founded in 2012, RAD | Renay Aumiller Dances has quickly gained momentum in North Carolina through thought-provoking performances displaying keen wit and fluid physicality. The company is based in Durham, NC and is comprised of professional dancers from the area known for their technical and creative capacities. RAD seeks to highlight the effects of locality, collaboration, and association within a highly formalized and crafted structure in an effort to offer a point of entry into the poignant yet hidden qualities of human frailty. They have performed at the American Dance Festival, Austin Dance Festival, Sans Limites Movement Fest in New York, Boston Contemporary Dance Festival, several regional festivals including the North Carolina Dance Festival, and four self-produced performances in traditional and alternative venues.
Hallee Bernstein is originally from the sunny state of Florida and is now pursuing degrees in both Cinema & Television Arts and Dance Performance & Choreography from Elon University. She has been developing her performance, choreography, and cinema techniques through her experiences in North Carolina, Los Angeles, The Netherlands, Germany, Poland, and Czech Republic. She has performed with RAD in the comedy duet, “The Biggest Fan” and has collaborated with Renay Aumiller on a dance for the camera duet involving aerial work.
Rachel earned her BFA in Dance Performance and Choreography from Elon University in 2015. During her time as a student, she performed repertory by Keigwin + Company, Hedwig Dances, Summation Dance Company, Helen Simoneou Danse, TERRANOVA Dance Theatre, and Michelle Amara Micca. Rachel also performed and trained with the Florence Dance Company in Florence, Italy. While at Elon, Rachel received significant university funding in support of a two-year dance research project that she presented at several conferences, including the 2014 Congress on Research in Dance/Society of Dance History Scholars Conference. Since graduating, Rachel has worked with Renay Aumiller Dances, the Kearns Dance Project, Natalie Marrone and the Dance Cure, Code f.a.d., and the original cast of Raleigh Room Escapes. Rachel also teaches FlyBarre classes at Flywheel Sports in Raleigh.
Lucas currently attends Elon University where he is working towards a B.F.A. in Dance Performance and Choreography. He is expected to graduate in May 2017, Since his move to North Carolina in 2013, Lucas has danced professionally for RAD | Renay Aumiller Dances, The Kearns Dance Project, TERRANOVA Dance Theatre, The Dance Cure, and Allison Dyke. He has also enjoyed working with choreographers Gerri Houlihan, Gaspard & Dancers, and Trent Williams.
Allie is a North Carolina native who relocated back to the state 2 years ago from New York. After receiving her BFA in Dance from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, she was performing and working as an Arts Administrator for 5 years. Her approach to movement is informed by anatomical structures and seeks to extend the limits of what we think we're capable of doing. She has recently been performing for RAD | Renay Aumiller Dances and Gerri Houlihan and is premiering an evening of collaborative choreography with Alyssa Noble as a part of the 2016-17 DIDA season.
Friday, November 16th, 2018 @ 6pm
Foster Street between Corporation St. and Hunt St.
RAW Choreography Showcase
Friday-Sunday, January 11-13, 2018 @ 6pm and 8pm