Elliott Vargas is a professional dancer currently based in the metro Detroit area. Born and raised in New Jersey, Elliott has had the privilege of working with various amazing choreographers such as Kevin Iega-Jeff, Lauren Edson, and Rebecca McLindon during their time at Oakland University. They gained their Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 2019 and since then have been performing with many professional dance companies around the state such as ConteXture Dance Detroit, Diversiform Dance Project, and many more. Elliott has also had multiple fulfilling opportunities like studying and performing dance abroad in Berlin, Germany with artist Henrik Kaalund and being involved in collaborative works with the Music Department at Oakland University. Their plans for the near future include obtaining a Master's degree in Dance Movement/Therapy out of state and to continue performing across the country.
Andrew Pankiewicz discovered a love for dance in a dark, abandoned room. Developing technique in Jazz, Hip Hop, Tap, Musical Theatre, Ballet, Congolese, Contemporary, and Modern dance, Andrew received his BFA in dance from Wayne State University. Training with Meg Paul, Dr. Biba Bell, Dr. Ras Mikey Courtney, and the BIARA Mvmnt Phlsphy taught him the importance of authenticity in dance. Studying under Hannah Anderson, Jessica Rajko, Lisa LaMarre, Mary Sherman, and Brandon Koepsell strengthened his understanding of ballet, contemporary, and musicality. Growing in his art, He hungered to create and perform. Andrew has traveled across Michigan and worked as a guest artist. Having taught dance education alongside Toi Banks in the Farmington district, Andrew utilizes dance as the vehicle to reinforce life skills to hundreds of students. Andrew carries his ongoing desire to perform and choreograph to each community he visits.