Scott Brown is currently on the faculty at Marjorie Jones School of Ballet, Otterbein University, and Columbus Dance Theater. He spent 20 years asa professional dancer performing with BalletMet, Nashville Ballet,Columbus Dance Theatre, and Washington Ballet and as a guest performer with many other companies. He was fortunate to be a part of many WorldPremieres: James Kudelka’s There, below; Peter Pucci’s Suite Mizike; Alonzo King’s Without Wax; John McFall’s Radiant Echoes, Underbelly, Beyond Midnight; Paul Vasterling’s Dracula, Robin Hood, Awaiting Redemption; David Nixon’s Dangerous Liaisons, Sudden Impulse, Tim Veach’s Romeo and Juliet and recently performed in James Kudleks’s masterpiece The Four Seasons. His training started at the very young age of 6 with Ms. Patricia William School of Dance. He then started formal training while attending Memphis State University under the tutelage of Ms. Pat German and Ms. Jane Lewis. While at University, Mr. Brown was part of a class of dancers that started the dance program in the Department of Theater and Dance. From there, he did his finishing school at the Academy of Arts in Champaign Illinois under thedirection of Petrus Bosman, former Principal dancer with the Royal Ballet, and Robert DiCello of the Le Grand Ballet de Canadian. His teachers at the Academy also included Valerie Taylor (Royal Ballet), Christine Henessey(Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo), and Francesca Corkle (Joffrey Ballet). Teaching since the early 1990’s, he has served on the staff of BalletMet under the direction of John McFall, David Nixon and Gerard Charles, Nashville Ballet under the direction of Paul Vasterling, and Columbus Dance Theater under the direction of Tim Veach as well as going through the teacher program at the National Dance Institute of New Mexico. Scott holds a few things special from his time as a dancer: performing for 3 United States’ Presidents and many dignitaries from around the world, being part of the first dance performances in the new Opera House in Cairo Egypt as well as performing in Basel Switzerland with Nashville Ballet
Erika Alloway began her dance training at age 5 in Syracuse, NY. By graduation from Dance Centre North and the Center for Ballet and Dance Arts, she had also studied summers at the American Academy of Ballet in NY, Saratoga Summer Dance Intensive with NYCB, ABT, and BalletMet Columbus. During this time, Erika had the pleasure of performing 9 seasons with the Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker, as well as in principal roles of Carnival of the Animals and The Wizard of Oz with the Syracuse Symphony. Erika is a graduate of BalletMet Columbus’ Pre-Professional and Professional Trainee programs. Erika is thrilled to be returning to CDT for her third season. Erika teaches Contemporary and Jazz in the ITP program.
Seth Wilson started his dance training at the age of 4, under the late Stanley Bates in Queens, New York. A native of Queens, Seth continued his training throughout New York at many institutions such as Alvin Ailey, Dance Theatre of Harlem and Ballet Hispanico. He also trained at LaGaurdia High School for the Performing Arts and later attended Purchase College State University of New York. Seth has toured internationally in Germany, Costa Rica, and Bermuda, as well as within the United States. Seth has performed with Dance Theatre of Harlem’s, Dancing Through Barriers Ensemble, Alvin Ailey, New York Theatre Ballet, Opus Dance Theatre and Viewpointe Dance. Seth has been a guest artist with Fred Benjamin, Creative Outlet with Jamel Gaines, and has danced for Lincoln Center Outdoors under Earl Mosley. Recently Seth has performed with Janusphere Dance Company in the company’s debut in Santa Barbara, California and Brooklyn, New York. This is Seth’s tenth season dancing with CDT. Seth Teaches in the ITP program.