Meet The Dancers
Meet The Dancers
Sydney Carr is a recent graduate of Winthrop University earning her Bachelors of Arts in 2017. Majoring in dance and minoring in business administration, Sydney has involved herself in multiple performances since her graduation, some of them being the Greensboro Fringe Festival, The Durham Dance Festival, and the International Festival held at Charlotte Ballet. She currently works as a dance teacher for Adagio School of the Performing Arts and is a free lance dancer for the Charlotte community.
Sarah Lanners began her training in Covington, Georgia with the Covington Regional Ballet. She attended Davidson College, where she was an active member of and choreographer for the Dance Ensemble and Gamut Dance Company. Since moving to Charlotte in 2013, Sarah has worked with and performed works by Dr. Alison Bory, Camerin Watson, Salena Mable Stamp, and TAPROOT CLT in addition to ECD. During the day, she is the Director of Annual Giving for Arts+. Sarah is thrilled to be dancing with ECD!
Kimberly Parks is from Clearwater, FL where she began her early dance training. She attended Pinellas County Center for the Arts at Gibbs High School, and then Florida State University, graduating Magna cum Laude with her BFA in Dance. While at FSU, she was a member of Dance Repertory Theatre, touring throughout Florida. Kim spent many summers training at several prestigious schools on scholarship including Boston Ballet, the Martha Graham School, and Dance Theatre of Harlem. Upon graduation, she worked as a professional contemporary ballet dancer with Florida Dance Theatre for five years. During this time, she was an Adjunct Professor at Southeastern University and worked as the Program Interim Director for the Summer Youth Dance Camp at Florida Dance Theatre, overseeing 200+ underprivileged kids each summer. In 2010, Kim and her husband relocated to Charlotte, NC. Since then, Kim has worked as a freelance dancer and performed alongside the Martha Graham Dance Company in the Charlotte Dance Festival Ensemble. She is currently dancing with numerous companies in Charlotte, including Taproot Ensemble, Wingspan Dance, The Wanda Project, Emily Cargill and Dancers, Baran Dance, and Bodiography Charlotte. Kim spends her days working in pediatric physical therapy and is a mother of two beautiful, young daughters.
Amanda Rentschler is a Charlotte native. She earned her BFA from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in 2007 and has since danced in New York City, Baltimore, Portland, Oregon, and back home in Charlotte. She was a founding company member of Caroline Calouche and Co, and has recently performed with Juliana Tilbury in Plexus Dance, Sarah Ingel at Goodyear Arts, Sarah Council Dance Projects, and Emily Cargill and Dancers. When she’s not dancing she keeps obsessively detailed records of her life in journals, reads obscure poetry, and joyfully raises her two children.