Ali Lane was born and raised in Oklahoma, and has been living in New York since 2018. She earned a BFA in Modern Dance Performance from the University of Oklahoma in December 2017. While completing her degree, she spent two summers at Jacob’s Pillow working as a house manager and production coordinator. Ali has trained at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Velocity Dance Centre, and Bates Dance Festival in addition to others. She currently works as a freelance theatre technician in New York specializing primarily in lighting and wardrobe.
Marketing and Public Relations
While attending University of Oklahoma Ms. Reed had the opportunity to gain experience in public relations and marketing by immersing herself in projects for coursework including crisis communication, media relations and campaign management. She completed her BFA in ballet performance as well a degree in public relations, and found she was quite interested in intertwining the two. Her primary interests are in rebranding/marketing for the dance world, especially ballet. Reed says, “As I completed my degrees at the University of Oklahoma I became passionate about marketing in the dance world. "How do you target ballet to new audiences?", was the ultimate question and the answer is social media. While I danced professionally with a ballet company I also ran the social media, sent out newsletters, and reached out to new partners and audiences. As my marketing experience in the arts continues to develop, I see media as the ultimate portal for any upcoming brand, whether personal, business, style and/or travel. Throughout life I have maintained a busy yet organized lifestyle, I am excited to join the Oklahoma International Dance Festival team.”
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Aaron Robinson is a Brooklyn-based sound engineer and composer originally from Ada, Oklahoma. His compositions for Austin Hartel, Kira Blazek, Giada Ferrone, Shannon Gillen, and others have been performed at the Florence Dance Festival, California Institute of the Arts, North Carolina School of the Arts, the University of Oklahoma and various venues in NYC. Recent sound design and engineering credits include Patti Smith, Bedlam Theater Company, and national and international tours with bands Bear Hands, Middle Kids, and Cub Sport.
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