Originally from Austin, Texas, Natalee began dancing at a young age. She continued her passion for dance throughout university and now as one of the founding members of Code f.a.d. Company. Natalee received her M.S. in textiles and technology management from North Carolina State University where she also earned her B.S. in textile and apparel management. She danced with the NCSU Dance Company under the direction of Robin Harris and assistant director Autumn Mist Belk. As a company member, she worked with guest artists Carol Kyles Finely, Megan Marvel, and Jack Arnold. During her college career, Natalee had the opportunity to perform at four Regional American Dance Festivals as well as the University of North Carolina Festival of the Arts, the Triangle Dance Festival for AIDS, the Raleigh Medal of Arts Ceremony, and has toured with the North Carolina Dance Festival. Natalee is excited to continue dancing with Code f.a.d Company. She also serves on the Board of Directors as the Secretary and as the Member Representative for the company.
Maggie Moore Conti
Maggie Conti has a BFA in dance and minor in management from George Mason University. After ten years of teaching a variety of dance styles to students of all ages, she decided to obtain her Elementary Education Teaching Certification from UNCW. While she grew up dancing and competing in ballet, jazz, and hip-hop, Maggie found her niche in contemporary dance. Originally from Roanoke, VA, she has also lived and danced in Florida, Maine, and Wilmington. She lived in Wilmington for 5 years where she became involved in the local dance community and became a core member of Forward Motion Dance Company. In Wilmington, her choreography was performed in the North Carolina Dance Festival in 2010. Performance experience includes FMD Company Shows, Dancelorus, and the NC Dance Festival. Maggie and her family relocated to the Raleigh area in July of 2014. She continues to teach elementary school in the public school system and is thrilled to have been invited to be a member of Code f.a.d. for the 2014-2015 season.
Brianna holds a B.F.A. in dance performance from East Carolina University. During her time at ECU she was given the opportunity to perform in several faculty works and student choreographed pieces, at multiple ACDFA events, and was fortunate enough to train and perform with several guest artists including Dayton Contemporary Dance Company and Madeline Reber. After graduating in 2011, she spent the summer dancing and performing at the American Dance Festival. For the past two years, she has also had the privilege to dance and work with very talented artists from the United States, Canada, and Europe through La Bella Vita Arts, which hosts the Tuscan Summer Dance Intensive in Livorno, Italy, each year. Brianna has also been teaching and choreographing for competitive, pre-professional, and recreational students all of ages for several years now. In addition to teaching a variety of classes year round for Megan’s Academy of Dance in Wilson, NC, she has had the opportunity to teach contemporary and jazz master classes, workshops, and intensives at studios throughout North Carolina. When she is not teaching dance, she is busy working as an ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor, Pilates Mat, and Zumba instructor in the Raleigh area and is very excited to be a new member dancing with Code f.a.d. Company this season!
Jill Bradley Hall
Jill holds a B.A. in theatre and dance from James Madison University, where she received the Dance Faculty Award. While a student, she was a member of the Associate Dance Ensemble, the Contemporary Dance Ensemble and the Virginia Repertory Company, a pre-professional touring company. As a company member, Jill worked with guest artists Lisa Race, Shannon Hummel, Ric Rose and Fin. She also served as the technical director of the dance department at JMU. During her college career, Jill had the opportunity to perform at two Regional American College Dance Festivals. The first was hosted by Slippery Rock University, and the second by James Madison University where they were selected to also perform at the National American College Dance Festival hosted by the University of Maryland. Jill spent two summers training and working at the American Dance Festival as a stagecraft apprentice and then as a production intern under the direction of Bessie Award winner David Ferri. While at ADF, she had the honor to work with Bill T. Jones, Twyla Tharp, Paul Taylor, Lisa Race, Mark Haim, and others. Since graduation Jill has performed professionally with The West Virginia Dance Company under the direction of Toneta Akers-Toler, (WV Governor’s Arts Award winner for Excellence in the Arts), Theatre West Virginia (directed by Marina Hunley), and Kitchen Sink Dance Company (directed by Michael McGowan and Absolute Dance Company), where she remains a guest performer and choreographer. She has had guest performances with David Dorfman Dance in the world premiere of Undergroundand Deborah Riley Dance Projects. Jill has been working with Autumn Mist Belk since 2006 and serves on the Board of Directors for Code f.a.d. Company. Additionally, Jill has taught and choreographed extensively throughout the east coast. Her work has been shown in New York, West Virginia, Mississippi and Virginia. Jill is also a graduate of Blue Cliff College as a certified massage therapist where she was the valedictorian.
Kristina is a 2011 graduate of Meredith College where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Dance and Communication. While at Meredith, Kristina had the privilege to be a member of the pre-professional dance companies Meredith Dance Theatre and the Meredith Jazz and Tap Company. During her years at Meredith, Kristina became a cheerleading coach with the Wake County School System having led the West Lake Wildcats to second place at the 2009 Sweetheart Classic Competition held in Greensboro. She was also able to earn the Dillard Drive Dragons place third out of eight teams in their division at the 2010 Wake County Cheer Competition with her own choreography and music. Since graduation, Kristina has been busy starting her own cheer and dance company, Xtreme Challenge All Stars in the city of Angier, NC. She had led the XCAS 2009-2010 dance team to win first and second place titles locally, regionally and nationally with her choreography before transitioning to becoming the new owner. Kristina continues to teach, coach and choreograph dance and cheerleading while being one of the newest members of the Code f.a.d. Company.
Rachel earned her B.F.A. in Dance Performance and Choreography from Elon University in 2015. During her time as a student, she performed repertory by Keigwin + Company, Hedwig Dances, Summation Dance Company, Helen Simoneou Danse, TERRANOVA Dance Theatre, Natalie Marrone, Lauren Kearns, Renay Aumiller, and Jason Aryeh. Rachel performed student works at the Southeast Regional American College Dance Festival and the North Carolina Dance Alliance Student Concert, served as Artistic Director for her senior cohort’s collaborative capstone concert, and presented her own choreography in Elon University mainstage concerts. While studying in Florence, Italy, for three months, she also performed and trained with the Florence Dance Company. Rachel received a North Carolina Dance Alliance Scholarship, the Elon University Outstanding Senior Dance Award, and Elon’s Lumen Prize in support of a two-year dance research project that was presented in 2014 at the Congress on Research in Dance/Society of Dance History Scholars Conference. After graduating, she had the opportunity to travel to Cork, Ireland, with Elon alumnae and faculty to present at a conference on the scholarship of teaching and learning. Rachel has very recently moved to the Raleigh area, where she will be teaching fitness classes and tutoring elementary school students in addition to dancing. Rachel is excited to join Code f.a.d. Company this season!
A native of South Florida, Gerren began studying dance at the age of three, becoming a very serious young dancer in ballet, tap, jazz, modern, lyrical, hip-hop, and acrobatics. He trained at Southern Dance Theater in Boynton Beach, Florida, and was a student in the dance department at Palm Beach County School of the Arts. In 1996, he moved to North Carolina and continued training intensely at Cary Ballet Conservatory where he is now a faculty member and choreographer for the 3D Project which has been hailed nationally among concert jazz professionals and dancers as a premier pre-professional jazz company for dancers six and up. Gerren is a graduate of North Carolina State University’s College of Management and, while in school, was a member of the NCSU Dance Company for two years. Gerren has choreographed for the NC State Dance Program, and he has performed at the American College Dance Festival’s Gala and as a guest artist for Megan Marvel’s graduate thesis concert. He is ecstatic to be dancing with Code f.a.d. Company!
Originally from Ohio, Kelley earned a B.F.A. in modern dance and choreography from Ohio University in 2002, as well as a minor in studio art. While in College, she performed with The Ohio Dance Festival, Regional & National American College Dance Festivals in Detroit and D.C., Ohio University & Kent State Dance Concerts, as well as being a Dance Masters of America Scholarship Recipient and a member of The Movement Dance Organization. In 2003, Kelley studied at The Alvin Ailey Summer Intensive Program in NYC. While there she was chosen to perform in The Ailey Repertory Concert.Since graduation, she has been a member of several professional modern dance companies including: The Dance Cure and Anatomical Scenario in Columbus, Ohio, as well as Nickwalk Dance Project in North Carolina. Kelley currently dances with Code f.a.d. Company as well as The Dance Cure both in Raleigh. She has been a part of the North Carolina Dance Festival’s annual tour for four years as well as The NC Annual Dance Performances and The Charlotte Dance Festival. Kelley has been a performer in The Houston Fringe Festival in 2010 and The Seattle Dance Festival in 2011 with Code f.a.d. Company as well as several performances in NYC and Washington D.C. Aside from performing, Kelley pursues her passion for photography by owning a freelance photography business based in the Triangle area as well as teaching dance locally.