Originating from Millau, France, Diane Auriol (company member) moved to New York at eighteen and became a student at the Martha Graham School and a performer with Graham 2. She has also studied the Gaga technique in both Israel and New York as well as musical theatre. She has worked with choreographers such as Joe Monteleone, Ari Mayzick and Miriam Barbosa. She is now exploring her own choreographic style as well.
Morgan Hurst (company member) is a freelance artist, non-profit administrator and dance teacher. She received her BFA in Dance in 2014 from S.U.N.Y. Purchase, where she graduated with the Bert Terborough Award. Outside of dancing for Susie McHugh and Dancers, Morgan dances with Mari Meade Dance Collective, has done work for SummerStage with Luca Veggetti, collaborations at The New School with Jean-Baptiste Barriere, and has danced for Nimbus Dance Works, Sum Bones, Touche Pas, Doug Varone, Joanna Kotze, Kyle Abraham, Sidra Bell, John Higginbotham, Laura Aris, Shen Wei and has done a number of projects with the Cunningham Trust. She teaches dance in the New York and New Jersey public school system.
Yejin Lee (company member) began training in contemporary dance at the age of 18 in South Korea. In 2009-2015 she studied contemporary dance in Pusan National University.She moved to New York in 2015 to study in Martha Graham School. She was in Graham 2 in 2016-17 as an understudy.
Brittany Posas (company member) is a proud Costa Rican/Honduran American who has been dancing professionally for a decade, both nationally and abroad. Most notably, she has performed works with Kinetic Architecture Dance Theatre, choreography by Daniel Gwirtzman, Mary John Frank, Kristin Sudeikis, Holly Bynum, and many more. She is currently co-creating work with Beau Dobson.
Brittany has a degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Exercise and Sports Science and studied dance at the Ailey School. She is a National Academy of Sports Medicine certified Personal Trainer with an additional 200hr certified Yoga Instructor and a Lagree method instructor at SLT. She is trained in aerial hoop (Lyra), advanced yoga asana, martial arts and acrobatic partnering, acroyoga, and hand balancing. She is very excited to join Susie McHugh+Dancers this year!
Emily Haughton (apprentice) started dancing at an early age and has trained in multiple styles; ballet, jazz, contemporary, and contemporary ballet. In her high school years, she was fortunate to attend summer intensives with Gelsey Kirkland, Alvin Ailey, American Ballet Theatre (NY), School of American Ballet, Suzanne Farrell, Dance Theatre of Harlem, and LINES. She recently completed the Alonzo King LINES 2-year Training Program in the spring of 2019. After completing the program, Emily moved to New York to pursue her dance career where she participated in a 2-week intensive with SpringboardX.
Roza Savelyeva (guest artist) is a Russian native and has been Brooklyn based since 2017. Outside from dancing with Susanne McHugh, she directs The Borcsht Collective, dances with Mari Meade Dance Collective, Touché Pas, and Emily Wolfe. Roza has received a Certificate in Folk Dance from the "Kazan” Dance Ensemble and has received her BFA in Dance from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in 2017.
Isaiah Da'Silva Schmitt (guest artist) is a brooklyn based, brazilian-american dancer and capoeirista. inspired by his heritage and playing close to his roots, he blends movements from capoeira with his foundation in breaking to physically articulate his identity as a dual citizen. Drawing parallels between a hip hop cypher and a capoeira ‘roda’ (portuguese; circle or wheel), Isaiah’s favorite part of dancing is the social exchange of corporal ideas and is especially excited to be dancing with Susie McHugh + Dancers.