Alicia White (Dancer) is a Rhode Island Native and graduate of Rhode Island College (’10) where she earned a BA in Dance and a minor in Theater. She has been dancing with ECDC since 2012. Alicia is Founder, Director and Choreographer of Metamorphosis Dance Company based in Pawtucket, RI. She has had the pleasure of performing in works by Eva Marie Pacheco (Providence Ballet Company Member ’10-’14), Wanda Strukus, Michael Bolger, Keith Terry, and Gus Solomons Jr. Alicia is also a teacher/choreographer for studios and arts education programs through out the state of Rhode Island. Her main drive is to share the spiritual, cultural and community building aspects of her art with everyone she encounters. Alicia is grateful for the opportunity to be apart of this production, for the love and support of her family and friends, and the ability to share these moments of joy with all of you.
Nikki Carrara (Dancer) is a dance artist and educator living in Pawtucket, RI. Her choreography has been presented in theaters, studios, art galleries, and fields, produced by Island Moving Company, Frazier Festival, Perishable Theatre, Providence College, and The Dance Complex. Outside of ECDC, she has performed extensively in the works of choreographers Nathan Andary, Daniel McCusker, and Melody Ruffin Ward. For the past 7 years Nikki has developed and implemented RI’s only public, non-charter dance education program in Pawtucket Public Schools. Her students have gone on to major in dance at the Jacqueline M. Walsh High School for the Arts and have stepped into the professional RI dance community as performers and teachers. She is currently working on a new multi-disciplinary work with Providence-based poet and playwright Christopher Johnson. This fall, Nikki will be an MFA candidate and teaching fellow at Smith College. Nikki is also a photographer, and loves to help things grow.
Photography by James Lastowski