PTA Artists: Colleen Byrne & Mindy Nagel
Colleen Byrne received her Bachelor of Arts in Dance from The University of Akron, where she was the recipient of multiple scholarship awards and studied Modern, Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Tap, and dance composition. She was a member of MamLuft&Co. Dance from 2009-2013 and is currently a faculty member at Contemporary Dance Theater in Cincinnati, OH. Colleen has also taught in MamLuft&Co. Dance’s educational outreach programs and was a teacher with Webby Dance Company for four years. She has performed stagings of David Parsons’ and Petipa works, as well as works by Hernando Cortez of Verb Ballets and Amy Querin of Fresno Dance Collective. Colleen has also studied with Doug Varone and Dancers. Her choreography has been adjudicated at the American College Dance Festival. She has also presented work at The Area Choreographers Festival (Cincinnati, OH), The Moving Collective, Dance Cincinnati, and Performance and Time Arts (Cincinnati, OH). Colleen is currently pursuing her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at the University of Cincinnati.
Mindy Nagel is a Cincinnati-based dancer and choreographer. A company dancer and assistant choreographer for Ballet Reflect, she also performed for three years with MamLuft&Co. Dance. She trained in ballet, modern, jazz, character and other styles at the University of Akron Dance Institute, Northeast Ohio Dance Academy, and Otterbein College. Mindy has taught ballet, modern, and jazz for several Ohio studios. She holds a BA from Otterbein College, a Master of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Cincinnati and a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Alabama State University. She works as a physical therapist at Mt. Lookout Chiropractic & Sports Injury Center and as an adjunct instructor of anatomy and dance injury prevention at the University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music.
Title of piece: Reflections on Time
Description of piece: This duet explores the passage of time and how time can be the shortest and the longest distance between two places.