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Mary Lynn Babcock      Founder, Artistic Director
Kihyoung Choi              Performer, Choreographer
Cassie Farzan Panah    Performer
Jessica Thomas            Performer
Taryn Thompkins         Performer

Mary Lynn Babcock is choreographer, teacher and movement analyst who holds an MFA in dance and Ph.D in Amerian Studies from Case Western Reserve University. Her work has been presented across the U.S and in Portugal, Jamaica, The Netherlands, Taiwan, and Egypt. Dance professor at the University of North Texas, in Denton, Texas, she teaches Laban Studies, modern dance, improvisation and introduction to composition, and dance and technology where her research has taken her into interactive media and performance. She is founder and artistic director of Satellite-Dance, an interdisciplinary, interarts/intermedia dance collective.

Kihyoung Choi is from Seoul, Korea.  She holds a Ph.D. in dance from Texas Woman’s University where she was a member of Phi Kappa Phi honor society.  Dr. Choi began her professional dance training in Yewon Art Middle School in Seoul, Korea where she rigorously studied ballet, Korean dance, and modern dance.  She has performed as a professional dancer since the age of 12 and performed with the Korean National Ballet Company and Sangmook Chae Traditional Korean Dance Company.

Cassie Farzan Panah earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Dance Performance at the University of North Texas.  She has performed at the American College Dance Festival where here work Gravity of Deception was adjucated. Cassandra performed in a restaging of Blessed by Bebe Miller, under the direction of Sarah Gamble, and UNT faculty. She also performs with Muscle Memory Dance Theatre. She continues to search for avenues of expression through movement.

Jessica Thomas graduated from the University of North Texas with a B.F.A in Dance. She was recipient of the Lucille Murchison Dance Scholarship. While at UNT she performed a reconstruction of José Limón's, "Psalm," which then led her to travel between California and New York studying with the José Limón Company. The humble, transcendent beauty of this technique combined with its organic, technical rigor continues to significantly shape her own movement aesthetic...drawing her deeper to her own sense of being.  Jessica is also moving with Contemporary Dance Fort Worth as well as teaching at TCD Studios.

Taryn Thompkins graduated with a B.A. in Dance from the University of North Texas.  Her choreography was selected for the American College Dance Festival.  She has performed in the reconstructed works of Edmund Giles No More Dry Tears, and Bebe Miller's work, Blessed. 

New Interns 2015 with Satellite-Dance

Reyna Mondragon, a new choreographer, graduates with a BFA in Dance UNT in 2015. Reyna has performed and choreographed at American College Dance Festival, New Choreographers Concert and Dancing for the Image Informal Showing. She is a member of Chi Tau Epsilon Honor Society and acting president of Dance Unit, a student run dance organization at UNT. 

Rebecca Lopez
- BFA graduate UNT in 2015. She was a member of Chi Tau Epsilon Honor Society.  She has collaborated with musicians from the School of Music in choreographing Grown Curious, performed at the Dance-Musician Collaboration Performance in 2014, worked with several Denton choreographers, and choreographer- Pat Graney from Seattle in her dance entitled Orange.
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