Dancers

Berit Ahlgren

Native to St. Paul, MN, Berit Ahlgren gained her foundational dance training from Minnesota Dance Theater. She was a founding member of TU Dance under the artistic directorship of Toni Pierce-Sands and Uri Sands, performing with the company between 2006—2016. Receiving Metropolitan Regional Art Council’s Next Step Grant in 2011, Ahlgren had the opportunity to study the Gaga Movement Language in Tel Aviv, and moved to Israel to pursue a teacher certification between 2011-2012. Ahlgren obtained her MFA in Dance from NYU/Tisch School of the Arts in 2016, and has been performing, choreographing, and teaching between the Twin Cities and New York City ever since.

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Kacey Hauk

Kacey graduated from St. Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists in 2008. That year, she received an award for choreography from NFAA’S YoungARTS Program in

Miami. She performed it at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. where she was named a Presidential Scholar in the Arts. Kacey graduated from The Juilliard School in 2012. She was featured on HBO’s Masterclass under mentorship of Bill T. Jones. She’s

choreographed Chuck Mee’s The Four Seasons at the Angel Orensanz Foundation in NYC

and performed with Nai Ni Chen Dance Company until 2013. She is certified in Progressing Ballet Technique. Kacey is thrilled to be performing with Hatch Dance

again and grateful to share her love of movement with as many people as possible.

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Musicians

Seth Conover

Seth Conover is a musician working in Minneapolis. He's the primary songwriter for the band Poolboy, which won City Pages' Best New Band in 2017. This is Seth's second collaboration with Hatch Dance (Isotope) and first collaboration with Micah Patchin.

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Micah Patchin

Micah Patchin is delighted for the opportunity to be collaborating with Seth Conover after many years of discussing how “they should” and is honored to see Helen Hatch choreograph original movement to sound. He is a remodeler by day, and will be moving to the West Coast this summer to pursue a career in experimental sound and design. 

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Tech

Rick Ausland

Rick Ausland is a co-founder of the Minneapolis-based dance and music company Buckets and Tap Shoes (MN Fringe Favorite 2004, 2005, 2007, 2011, 2013, 2014; Minneapolis City Pages “Best Dance Performance 2005”). He was a featured guest on A Prairie Home Companion, was nominated for a 2013 SAGE Award for “Outstanding Performer," and has performed in over 35 of the 50 states and internationally. In the Twin Cities,
Rick has had the honor of performing at the Cowles Center for Performing Arts (Buckets and Tap Shoes’ DREAMS, Twin Cities Tap Festival 2017 and 2018), the Guthrie’s Dowling Studio, the Fitzgerald Theater, the First Avenue Mainroom (2005, 2006, 2007), the Dakota Jazz Club, the Lab Theater, the Minnesota State Fair, and many other venues. Rick has choreographed and
taught dance throughout Minnesota (Lundstrum Performing Arts, Children’s Theatre, Main Street School for Performing Arts, Perpich Center for Arts Education, the St. Paul Conservatory, Zenon) and abroad (Austria, Ecuador, Finland, Malta, and Russia). He is a graduate of Larkin Dance Studio and the Perpich Center for Arts Education (Media Arts Major) and has more than 20 years of experience in sound design and board operation, lighting design, film production, photography, and event management. In the last 5 years, Rick designed sound for more than 300 events throughout Minnesota. Rick serves as the technical director of Sparkle Theatricals, and is the host of the Have Tap Shoes Will Travel podcast.

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Joanna McLarnan

Joanna McLarnan is a freelance lighting designer and electrician based in the Twin Cities. She has
worked at theaters such as Theater Latte Da, the Walker Art Center, the Southern Theater, Off-Leash Art Box, and others. Her recent designs include Animus with E/D, Heist with
Sparkle Theatricals, Isotope with Hatch Dance, The Skriker with
Fortune’s Fool Theater, and WHEN I NOD MY HEAD YOU HIT
IT WITH THE HAMMER.

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