ReVision Creative Team
Shannon Quinn, Artistic Director
Shannon Quinn graduated from Winthrop University with a Bachelor of Arts in Dance with K-12 certification. She has taught throughout DC Metropolitan area in DC public schools as well as Knock on Wood Tap Studio, Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, Dance Place and CityDance. For the past eight years, she has served on the faculty at the Catholic University of America where she teaches beginning and intermediate modern dance classes. Shannon is currently the Guest Artist at Montgomery College, Rockville Campus. As the Education Director at Dance Place, Shannon is responsible for the coordination of eight programs, including directly overseeing the Energizers Creative Arts Camp, Kids on the Move, InReach program and OutReach classes and performances.
In 2011, she co-founded ReVision dance company, a resident contemporary company at Dance Place, and currently serves as its Artistic Director. In 2011, ReVision was awarded a highly competitive Sister Cities Grant from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities to travel to Pretoria, South Africa for a week long residency at the Tiqwa School and Tshwane University of Technology. Shannon and ReVision have made a commitment to working with children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, teaching classes at The Arc in many DC and Baltimore locations and River Terrace Education Campus. She has danced with Carla Perlo’s Carla & Company, Next Reflex Dance Collective as well as several other project based artists traveling both locally and nationally.
Elizabeth Zinni, Company Manager and Dancer
Elizabeth Zinni is originally from Fredonia, New York and received her Bachelor of Arts in Dance with a minor in Business Administration from Slippery Rock University. In addition, Elizabeth performed in New York City, Forestville, NY and Buffalo, NY with Eclectic Dance Company and attended the American Dance Festival at Duke University in 2011 as a Tuition Scholarship Student. Elizabeth has had the opportunity to work with artists such as Chad Hall, Jump Rhythm Jazz, Vincent Thomas, darlingdance company & UpRooted Dance. Currently Elizabeth works at Dance Place as the Office Manager and Internship Program Coordinator.
Triana Brown, Company Dancer
Born in Ithaca, NY, Triana trained with Rosalie Bower Amoroso at Ithaca Academy of Dance since the age of four. Under Amoroso direction, she received Dance Educators of America Nationals Awards from 2005–2010 and the Dance Educators of America Ballet Seminar Award in 2008. In 2009, Triana was awarded class scholarships to study at Broadway Dance Center of New York City. Triana went on to pursue her dance education at Franklin & Marshall College, where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and Dance in May of 2014. In college, she received the Greco Summer Travel Award (2013). In addition, Triana was awarded a scholarship to the Florence Summer Dance Program with Alambrado Danza of Italy. She is excited for her first year as part of ReVision dance company.
Brenna Dames, Company Dancer
Brenna Dames is a dancer and arts administrator originally from Ellicott City, MD. She graduated from Elon University in 2015 with a BFA in Dance Performance and Choreography as well as a BA in Political Science and moved to the DC area after graduation.
Along with being an apprentice with Revision Dance Company, Brenna has also performed with alight dance theater for two seasons. She is currently working as an Education Associate at Dance Place.
Olivia Landrum, Company Dancer
Olivia Landrum is from Fairfax, VA and is excited to begin her first year as a company member. She received two Bachelor of Arts degrees in Dance and Corporate Communications from James Madison University. She currently enjoys teaching multiple styles of dance at Flint Hill School and Encore Performers in Virginia. While at Flint Hill School, Olivia has had the opportunity to choreograph “Fiddler on the Roof” as well as many contemporary/modern works for the school’s Arts Jam that is held at George Mason University. She has performed and studied in Richmond, Washington, DC, West Virginia, New York, and London, England, and been in works by Ryan Corriston, Suzanne Miller-Corso, Karen Reedy, Nicolas Johnson, Stephanie Martinez, Xan Burley and Alex Springer, Scott Putman, Eluza Santos, and Roxann Morgan-Rowley. Her choreography was selected to perform with the Trey McIntyre Project at the Route 11 Dance Festival in Lexington, VA. Olivia looks forward to many new adventures with ReVision and impacting the community through her passion for teaching and performing.
Elizabeth Malone, Company Dancer
Elizabeth Malone is from Bellingham, WA where she began to study ballet, modern, flamenco, tap, hip-hop and jazz. In 2004 she completed the Teacher’s Summer Seminar at Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet. Elizabeth holds a BFA in Dance from Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA. There she focused on performance, teaching and choreography of ballet and modern dance techniques.
Elizabeth danced for ARC Dance Company in Seattle, WA for two seasons before moving to the east coast. Elizabeth teaches full time for Joy of Motion Dance Center, along with outreach with ReVision through Dance Place. This is her fifth season with ReVision dance company.
Jillian Peterson, Company Dancer
Jillian Peterson is from Baltimore, MD. Jillian graduated in 2009 from Slippery Rock University with a BA in dance. In her undergraduate studies, Jillian focused on modern dance technique, choreography, and performing in student, faculty, and guest artist works. In the summer of 2008, Jillian traveled to India to study the south Indian dance form Bharatanatyam with master guru, Revathi Ramachandran. As well as performing with ReVision, Jillian performs with the internationally acclaimed Bollywood dance company Mystic India: The World Tour. In 2016, Jillian performed with the YouTube sensation Postmodern Jukebox at Radio City Music Hall. For three years, Jillian was the Modern instructor at American Dance Institute in Rockville, MD. Currently Jillian teaches for Maryland School of Dance and CityDance.
Matina Phillips, Company Dancer
Matina Phillips earned her BFA in Dance Performance & Choreography from Elon University. In addition to ReVision, Matina has worked with other local companies and organizations including alight dance theater, Contradiction Dance, Studio Theatre and Imagination Stage. Matina and her creative partner, Eleni Grove, have produced original work for Anacostia Arts Center, Dance Place, The Baltimore Dance Invitational, Taffety Punk Theatre Company, Joy of Motion’s Dance Project and FUSE Festival. Most recently, Matina was appointed as Artistic Director of alight dance theater. She is currently a dance instructor at Dance Place and Metropolitan Ballet Theatre.
Alison Talvacchio, Company Dancer
Alison Talvacchio is in her 5th season dancing with ReVision. Alison hails from Ellicott City, MD where she trained at Kinetics Dance Theatre and Teelin School of Irish Dance before graduating from Catholic University of America with a BA in Drama.
She now works at Dance Place as their Box Office Manager and in the DC area as a professional actor. She has recently performed with The Highwood Theatre, Pocket Change Theatre Company, Doorway Arts and VF Dance Theatre. This spring she will be performing with Brave Spirits Theatre in rep: ‘Tis Pity.. and A King and No King.
Nkosinathi “Natty” Mncube, Guest Artist
Natty Mncube was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, where he started his dance training at Moving into Dance. In 2005, he received his Master’s Degree in Research & Choreography from the University of Kentbury in England. In 2003 Natty joined Robert Hylton’s dance company based in London, he toured with the company to Mozambique, Cyrpus as well as performed nationally in England. In Amsterdam he worked with Nita Liem Creative Hip-Hop Theatre as a director. He has been collaborating with Crucible Dance Project in Germany from 2005 until present. Since moving to the USA, Natty travels nationally and internationally to teach and create works both collaboratively and as a guest artist. Natty was rehearsal director for Edgeworks Dance Theatre from 2010-2014. He has taught Modern dance at American Dance Institute, Dance Place and Joy of Motion. He currently works for DYRS, a Juvenile Rehabilitation facility that helps At-Risk Youth. As a Youth Development Representative, he facilitates a non-traditional program, which consist of fitness, creative movement, social skills, yoga, meditation and self-awareness.
Header Photo: Jonathan Hsu Photography and Video.