ELYSE ANDERSEN GUTTMANN earned a BFA from the University of Oklahoma where she studied with Austin Hartel, Derrick Minter, and Rebecca Herrin. In her professional life, Elyse has worked with artists Jennifer Archibald, Joseph Mills, Bebe Miller, Gina Patterson, Cecil Slaughter and Nejla Yatkin. Elyse is also a passionate teacher and is on staff in dance studios in the St. Louis area.
BELICIA BECK is a graduate of the University of Missouri - St. Louis with a degree in Dance. In 2012, she served as an apprentice with MADCO and in 2013 became a company member. Working in the studio setting since a young age, Belicia enjoys teaching modern, jazz, ballet, tap and gymnastics to students in the St. Louis area. During her time with the company, she’s worked with Joseph Mills, Lindsay Hawkins, Bebe Miller, Jennifer Archibald, Gina Patterson, Cecil Slaughter and Nejla Yatkin.
CLAIRE HILLEREN (MADCO2 Rehearsal Director) received her BFA in Dance from Webster University. Claire has been a MADCO company member since 2009 and has worked with a range of international choreographers. Claire also has a love for aerial arts. In 2011, she attended the Aerial Dance Festival in Boulder, CO and worked with Danielle Hendricks learning how to dance on bungees. She also had the pleasure of working with Kevin O'Connor on the corde lisse, and incorporating Frey Fausts Axis technique into her repertoire.
DARRELL V. HYCHE II received his BFA in Dance Performance and his BS in Psychology from Missouri State University. While there, he was a member of the university’s touring performance group, The Inertia Dance Company. Darrell has performed with the Springfield Ballet and the Ashleyliane Dance Company. Darrell joined MADCO in 2014 and has worked with Jennifer Archibald, Ronen Koresh, Bebe Miller, Cecil Slaughter, Gina Patterson, RAWdance, and Nejla Yatkin.
JEFF MITCHELL graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with majors in Anthropology and Dance and joined MADCO in 2010. Since then he has worked with a variety of local groups including Leverage Dance, The Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Dawn Karlovsky and Dancers, and The Slaughter Project. He has studied with numerous teachers and while at MADCO has performed the work of Gina Patterson, Jennifer Archibald, Pilobolus, Michael Foley, RAWdance, Cecil Slaughter, Ronen Koresh, Nejla Yatkin, Joseph Mills, and Alcine Wiltz among others.
NATALIE WILLIAMS is a graduate of Lindenwood University with a BFA in dance. Lindenwood exposed Natalie to multiple guest choreographers and professional companies, such as Kegwin + Co, Ali Duffy, Christina Robson, and Joy Davis. Natalie was privileged to attend, learn, and perform at four ACDF Midwest conferences during her college career, where she learned from Giordano Dance Chicago, and Cedar Lake Dance Co, along with many other inspiring artists. She is currently an instructor and choreographer at Dance Incorporated and Rokita Dance Center. Previously, Natalie was a background dancer for local R&B concerts and music videos, as well as modeling for local clothing boutiques.