MG + artists
a project-based dance collective
directed by Mary Grace McNally
ABOUT THE ARTISTS + COLLABORATORS
Rebecca Corrigan, born and raised in a suburb of Detroit, Michigan, moved to New York three years ago to pursue her dancing career. Since that time, she has performed at several venues outside and around the city including New Victory Theater on Broadway, Kimmel Center, Symphony Space, City Center, LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, Highline Ballroom, Judson Church, House of Yes, and Detroit Opera House. She has danced for artists such as Rubblebucket, 3oh3! Nova Zef, and Nickleback, and has been featured twice in Dance Spirit magazine as a “mover and shaker”. For the past two years, Rebecca has been training and performing with Mary Grace McNally + Artists, Nadine Bommer Dance Company, Vessels and Jon Rua’s The Grit. She believes dance is her guardian, that the land is to be kept dear and that red onion is her spirit food (if spirit foods are considered a “thing”).
Haley Sung is originally from South Korea, where she started Korean folk dance and ballet training at the age of eight. She attended the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, where she received the “Promising Artist” Scholarship and earned her BFA in Dance in May 2017. Haley’s drive to widen her vocabulary in dance brought her to The Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp where she continued her studies in contemporary dance. Additionally, she has performed abroad in France, Korea, Italy, and Israel and has performed the works of Ohad Naharin, Agostina D’alessandro, Hofesh Schecter, and Jesse Zaritt, among others. She holds teaching experience at several well-regarded institutions and collectives, including Peridance Capezio Center, Marymount Manhattan University, and Vessels Move. Haley currently resides in Brooklyn, New York and dances for Andrea Miller / Gallim Dance, Netta Yerushalmy, and is thrilled to be working with Mary Grace McNally on her first evening length work.
Madeline - from Toronto, Canada - is a dance graduate of Point Park University, where she completed her BFA degree with high honours. She has attended professional programs such as Springboard Danse Montreal (working with Alexandra Wells, Ami Schulman, Peter Chu, Bobbi Jene Smith and Spenser Theberge), Movement Invention Project, AXIS Connect, and two sessions of Sidra Bell’s SBDNY Module. Madeline's professional and performance experience consists of commercial, concert, and multi-disciplinary venues - collaborating and performing the works of Cindy Salgado, Terrence Marling, Gregory Dolbashian, Sonya Tayeh, Jennifer Freeman and TOES for Dance (Kristen Carcone). Over the past few years she has been working in Toronto as well as New York City. She performed in Sonya Tayeh’s premier production of you’ll still call me by name at New York Live Arts in December 2016 and had the privilege of performing the work again for its commission at Jacob’s Pillow in the Doris Duke Theatre. Most recently Madeline performed with FreeMove Dance for its second run of “...it’s time...” at The 14th Street Y in Manhattan. Madeline is both honoured and full of gratitude to be welcomed so warmly into MG+Artists family.
Catie Leasca is a dance artist currently based in Brooklyn, NY. With roots in Massachusetts, she has traveled and danced abroad in Israel, France, Belgium, and Germany. Catie has presented her work at Gibney Dance as a Work Up 5.0 artist, Brooklyn Arts Exchange as an Upstart artist, Center for Performance Research as a UArts/Chez Bushwick Creative Exchange artist, Movement Research through Judson Church, STUDIO4, Threes Brewing, and Salt Dance Fest. She has worked professionally with Netta Yerushalmy, Helen Simoneau Danse, Jessie Young, Mary Grace McNally and Artists, and Bryn Cohn + Artists. Catie graduated with her B.F.A. in Dance from the University of the Arts in May, 2017.
Originally from North Carolina, Jordyn Santiago is a dancer, teacher and choreographer currently based in New York City. Jordyn grew up training at The Dance Theatre of Jacksonville, under the direction of Debra Baile and Melissa Jackson. She has traveled and trained across the United States and abroad in Israel. Jordyn has studied with artists such as Jiri Pokorny, Tilman O’Donnell, Medhi Walerski, Adi Salant and Jermaine Spivey. She is currently dancing for NYC based companies: Tedted Performance Company directed by Teddy Tedholm, Isodoc Dance directed by Jeffrey Docimo, Mary Grace McNally + Artists, and Freemove Dance directed by Jenn Freeman. Recently, Jordyn has toured as a backup dancer with Los Angeles based band ‘Half Alive’ and has created new works with Bryan Arias, along side of the Arias Company. She just finished dancing with choreographers Dana Wilson, Ebony Williams and Christopher Scott for the new film production of ‘In The Heights’. She is excited to be a part of such an outstanding group of powerfully creative woman that make up MG+artists. Jordyn is hopeful, and ready to push past the boundaries that have been created in the world through the use of her art.
Gabriella Sibeko (Montreal, Canada) studied in both the Scholarship and Certificate Program at The Ailey School, graduating in May of 2016. She has learned and performed works by Alvin Ailey, Nathan Trice, Mike Esperenza, Yoshito Sakaruba, Ellenore Scott, Hope Boykin, Teddy Tedholm, Francesca Harper, Andrea Ward, Jon Rua, Jacqueline Buglisi, Lauren Cox, Emily Greenwell and Dwight Rhoden to name a few. She co-choreographed the international video campaign entitled "Freedom: International Day of the Girl" produced by The Global Goals Campaign, in affiliation with Beyoncé Knowles. Ms. Sibeko has been a guest artist for Abarukas Dance and Cullen&Them and has worked and traveled as an assistant for Nathan Trice, Emily Greenwell and Erica Sobol. She was a principle dancer in the 2018 Capezio ACE Award’s winning piece, Not For Picking. She is currently dancing for NYC-based contemporary dance companies, Hivewild, BARE Dance Company, ELSCO Dance Company, Jon Rua’s TheGrit and DEPTH Dance. Ms. Sibeko is a featured dancer in an upcoming Netflix documentary featuring the Malinche musical set in Ibiza and Madrid, Spain. Gabriella is humbled and overjoyed to continue working with MG + Artists for another season!
Tara Durkin is a freelance artist currently based in New York City. She began her training at a local studio before joining Broadway Dance Center’s Children and Teen program at age 14. During her time there, Tara had the opportunity to work and train as a company member of Arts in Motion (AIM) with artists including Rachelle Rak, Brinda Guha, Justin Conte, Cat Cogliandro, and Stacie Webster. Upon graduation, Tara has continued her work as a freelance artist and had the pleasure of working closely with leading contemporary choreographers such as Erica Sobol, Adi Salant, Tilman O'Donnell, David Harvey, Medhi Walerski, Jermaine Spivey, and Spencer Therburge. Tara has most recently performed the works of Emily Greenwell, Ricky Jinks, Kyle Livsey of Pinkydance and Mary Grace McNally of MG+Artists.
Originally from Calgary, Canada, Jenna Maslechko is a photo, video, and movement artist based in New York City. She is a graduate of New York University at the Tisch School of the Arts with a BFA in Photography & Imaging and a Minor in Digital Design (2017). Her work primarily explores her passion for movement through various digital mediums. Jenna has worked freelance as a photographer and videographer across Canada and the United States for various dancers, choreographers, brands and media agencies. She currently works at Broadway Dance Center as the resident videographer and photographer while continuing to grow her freelance business. Her work has been featured online several times in Dance Spirit Magazine, Dance Informa, DanceOn, DanceTeacher Magazine, and printed in Visual Voice Magazine and Timeout Magazine New York. Her films have been shown New York, LA, Salt Lake City, and Switzerland. Alongside her media work, Jenna continues to explore and grow her knowledge as a movement artist, using her artistry in all realms as a voice of connection with the community.
Dani Scaringe is a dancer and graphic design artist based in Los Angeles, CA. She began her graphic design journey when she decided to combine dance and visual art/animation in 2017. Since then she has animated several music videos and created multiple logos for people including MG Artists.
Becky Nussbaum is a New York City based Lighting Designer with a background in dance and theatre. She has had the incredible opportunity to do what she loves in NYC and Chicago dance worlds since graduating from SUNY Purchase back in May 2017. Some of her recent collaborations include: MG+Artists, Impact Movement Collective, Michelle Thompson Ulerich, Molly Shanahan/Mad Shak, American Academy of Ballet and SassClass NYC where she is their resident Lighting Designer. She is an active freelancer for Bread and Roses Productions (based in Chicago). Other freelancing includes Ballet Hispánico and their second company BHdos. She is currently preparing to spend her summer as the Assistant Lighting Designer for the Vail Dance Festival out in Vail, Colorado, which is giving her the opportunity to work with companies such as ABT, NYCB, Martha Graham, Ballet Hispánico, and many other principle dancers from other companies.