Company

Adrienne Clancy Ph.D., M.F.A.  |   Founding Director  |  Contact: Adrienne@ClancyWorks.org

Adrienne is a dance artist and proclaimed “wizard of invention” by the Washington Post. As a “tour de force of unpredictable partnering,” her work explores architecturally informed partnering developed among diverse artists. Simultaneously dynamic and emotionally perceptive, Clancy’s choreography exemplifies an environment of mutual respect and creates images that embrace diversity and foster community awareness.

She is honored to receive awards for her teaching and choreography, the most recent being the NDEO 2013 Outstanding Dance Educator of the Year Award, the 2014 County Executive’s Award for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities, Education Award and the 2014 Individual Artist Award for Choreography from the MD State Arts Council as well as from the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County. READ HER FULL BIO HERE.

  Devon Wallace  |   Guest/Teaching Artist  |  Contact: Devon@ClancyWorks.org

Trained both in the studio and the streets since his teenage years, Devon “Steel Toe” Wallace is a versatile and energetic dancer, choreographer and performing artist who has become an invaluable asset to all whom he has worked with. Originally trained in the basics of jazz, contemporary and commercial choreography, the breadth of his dance knowledge has expanded to include many styles such as African, House, Locking, Hip-Hop Freestyle and Stepping. His talents and versatility have allowed him to work continuously with Professional Baltimore-based Theater Arts Company ArtsCentric, holding principle roles in projects such Alice in Wonderland: A Danc-ical, Snapshots: A Danc-ical, and DreamGirls. He has participated in many showcases and competitions, making a name for himself in the DMV area through his high-energy movements and style. Devon is a founding member of the DMV dance crew Delicious Lawn Gnomes (DLG). He has also trained in Tae Kwon Do with Master Robert C. McDuffie of DC Dragons Training Center, allowing him to maintain a lead role in the dance and martial arts fusion company Dancarate’ run by LaTisha McDuffie. Devon works as a professional flash mob choreographer and coordinator and has credits with many upcoming and established music artists, including Nefertiitii, Devin White, Kim Scott, Chuck Brown, Adnan Sami and Darren “The Soul Entertainer” Smith. Devon teaches in many in-school and after-school programs for the youth, such as the Little Friends for Peace organization and the Barrie School in Silver Spring, MD. He has recently worked very closely with Adrienne Clancy’s ClancyWorks company, furthering his commitment to bringing the benefits of dance to the younger generation. He is a member of two professional DMV-based dance companies: Soul in Motion, an African dance and drumming company led by Micheal Friend, and BMore Houseful, a house dance company led by DMV House legend, Esperonto Bean. Devon is an insatiable student of dance whose mission is to share his infectious energy and talents with as many people as possible, whether it be on the stage, on the dance floor or in the streets.

Chynna Golding  |   Teaching Artist  | Contact: Chynna@ClancyWorks.org

Chynna Golding Graduated from Agnes Scott College with a degree in Public Health and she completed both the dance and music minor programs. Chynna was a performing member of the Agnes Scott College Dance Theater and The Kennesaw State’s Latin Dance Company (ALAS), in addition to performing in multiple music ensembles. While in school Chynna was an Assistant teacher at Decatur City Dance in Georgia and coached a variety of different sports.

Outside of her classical dance training, Chynna has spent the past 7 years studying an array of social dances to include Lindy, Charelston, east and west coast Swing, Dominican Batchata, Tango, merengue, Zouk, Lambada, Samba de Gafiera, Samba no pe, Brazilian Bolero,Forro, Mambo, Casino/Rueda and Salsa on 1 and 2.

  Krystal Leniece Collins​  |   Company Member, Teaching Artist  | Contact: Kystal@ClancyWorks.org

Krystal is a cornfed, midwestern-born dance maker/educator, rising community organizer, serial hobbyist and recent graduate. She holds a BFA in Dance from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) where she performed in many works by UIUC professors, students, and guest artists including: C. Kemal Nance PhD, Renée Wadleigh, Michelle Gibson, Linda Lehovec and Abby Zbikowski. Her artistry is informed by Black womanhood and contemporary/traditional practices of the African diaspora. Krystal’s work has been shown at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts (2016-2018) and recently shown at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts as a part of the National College Dance Festival (2018). She is excited to continue growing as a dancer, choreographer and educator!

Leila Mire Leila Mire  |   Company Member, Teaching Artist  | Leila@ClancyWorks.org

Leila is a native of Knoxville, TN where she trained and toured with the Tennessee Children’s Dance Ensemble in Knoxville, TN. Upon graduating, she attended George Mason and received her BFA in Dance Performance from the Honors College. Throughout her dance career, she has performed, taught, and published works in an array of different mediums. She looks forward to continuing her dance journey with Clancyworks this season.