Aaron Hooper was born and raised in Roswell where he began his dance training at age 17 at the Studio+. After parting, Aaron received a Bachelor Degree in Dance from the University of New Mexico. His college works landed him his first national tour, followed closely by International teaching and choreography opportunities which included Madonna’s 2015 “Rebel Heart” Tour. Aaron now dances for the international touring company Australia’s Strange Fruit and lives in LA. The Studio + maintains and cherishes its close relationship with Aaron.
Maryl is a founding member and President of Neverland Theatre Company. She received her B.A. in Theatre Performance and History from Lawrence University in Wisconsiin, and went on to earn her J.D. from UNM Law School. Before law school, Maryl worked in film and journalism and practices law in Roswell. Her recent credits as a choreographer include Shrek the Musical(Neverland Theatre Company), Annie(RCLT), Disney’s The Little Mermaidand Tarzan(ENMU-R). Last August, she directed Neverland Theatre’s, Peter and the Starcatcher. Maryl currently lives in New York City and attends Columbia University where she will receive a Master of Fine Arts in Theatre Management and Production.
Kylie attends Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. She will graduate in the spring of 2020 with a BA in Dance with a Civic Engagement Certificate. She has danced for 17 years, 13 of which have been with The Studio+. She has trained in ballet, tap, jazz, modern, and contemporary. She was a member of The Studio+ Performance Company for 8 years and a staff instructor for The Studio+ for 4 years. Kylie currently performs, choreographs, and produces for various shows and groups on campus at Northwestern and she is very grateful for the opportunities provided to her by her family at the Studio +.
Echo Fenner is a recent graduate of UNM’s new BAIA program, in which she focused in theatre and dance history, practice, and application. She now works as an independent contractor in the performing arts industry, and she fancies herself a renaissance-woman-in-training. Her work centers on themes of activism, education, and outreach, and primarily lies within the realm of experimentation. Whether she is working as a theatre technician, dancer, fine arts facilitator, or designer, Echo operates on a clinical study of human connection, and the relationship between the observer and the observed.