Dance Meets Fine Art
as Local Artists paint costumes for
See Art in Motion!
Arte in Movimento (Art in Movement) is a newly launched non profit professional dance company based in northern Shenandoah Valley, and is a center for independent artistic growth of dancers and choreographers. AIM, made possible through Italia Performing Arts Institute – a 501(c)(3) non-profit, is built with talented artists who strive to bring contemporary dance to the forefront in the Shenandoah Valley.
Meet the Dancers
Eve McKennah Stanley started dancing in her hometown of Frederick, Maryland at the age of 2 years old. After training within studios she auditioned for Barbara Ingram School for The Arts (BISFA), where she knew she wanted to dance professionally. At 16 Eve graduated from BISFA and was accepted into Shenandoah Conservatory. At age 20, she graduated with her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Dance and a minor in Entrepreneurship. She gained many dance and leadership achievements while at the conservatory. During her studies, she became certified in Mat Pilates through Health Fitness Education.
Eve has had the great pleasure of performing with professional artists and guest choreographers as well as taking master dance classes/intensives with various companies. Following graduation, Eve continued her journey in her career along the East Coast. Eve is delighted to bring forth her passion for performing arts as the Artistic Director of Italia Performing Arts Institute’s ARTEINMOVIMENTO Dance Company and bring a stronger dance presence to Northern VA.
Becca Hopkins is from Chesapeake, Virginia, where she trained at Danceland II School of Dance and Todd Rosenlieb Dance throughout childhood. Hopkins will graduate with her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance from Shenandoah University in May 2023, and plans to pursue her Master’s of Science in Performing Arts Leadership and Management in 2024. She is proficient in Jazz, Contemporary, Modern, Ballet, and Musical Theatre dance styles, as well as Musical Theatre vocal training. Hopkins has a passion for dance education, and enjoys sharing her knowledge of dance with students of all ages. In June 2023, Becca began dancing professionally with ARTEINMOVIMENTO.
Alaina “Lainey” Griffin is pursuing degrees in Dance, Exercise Science and Athletic Training at Shenandoah University. Her training extends to York County School of the Arts in Yorktown, VA and Dance Works in Newport News, VA where she was also an instructor. She has professional memberships with Alpha Lambda Delta, Sigma Rho Delta Dance Fraternity and Alpha Psi Omega National Theater Honor Society.
Meet the Artists
Pat Light has been living in Virginia for 15 years. She has two children, is a certified nursing assistant and owns a cleaning business. Pat is self-taught and has always had a passion to work as an artist. A woman of faith in God, Pat took a step of faith to start an arts and crafts business in Timberville, Virginia called: Let Your Light Shine Creations with her long-range dream of turning her business into an art gallery. My interests include creating abstract paintings, alcohol ink paintings on canvas, wood, glass, and acrylic pours. Pat has paintings displayed in Trinidad and in different areas of the United States.
Pat Augsburger is an artist, mother and grandmother with studios in Virginia and California. She completed her bachelor’s degree from James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA and her master’s degree from San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA. She considers herself very fortunate to have traveled and exhibited internationally, experiencing our world’s beauty and diversity.
Pat recently exhibited a solo show of her paintings, Time of Wonder, at Gallery Route One, Pt. Reyes Station, CA. She has also recently exhibited at Arts of Pt Richmond, Faces of Pt Richmond, O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, Call and Response, Arts of Pt. Richmond Annual Juried Summer Exhibition 2023, Gallery Route One Annual Juried Exhibition 2022, Pt Reyes Station, CA, Las Laguna Art Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA and Arts Council of the Valley Juried Members Exhibit 2022. Her textile piece, Grateful Sarees, in a permanent installation at the Sentara Center for Women’s Health. Pat has also exhibited internationally in Bangkok,Thailand, Nairobi, Kenya and Geneva, Switzerland.
Pat has worked with multiple non-profits as Board Chair and as a consultant to various Board of Directors. She presently serves as the Board Chair of Black Swan Arts and Media in Oakland, CA and the Artist Member Coordinator for Gallery Route One in Pt. Reyes Station, CA. She has also served as the interim Head of the Fiber Arts Department at James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA.
Pat’s artistic practice previously included textiles, e.g., quilting, weaving, crochet, needlework and photography as her mediums for expression. Recently oil painting has been her main artistic medium. She explores expressionism in both figurative and landscape painting. Pat is presently exhibiting Food Stories of the Shenandoah Valley, a collaboration with Phyllis Ressler.
Britney Mongold, a native to the Shenandoah Valley, has painted theater sets locally and in the greater Washington, DC area. Her most recent projects include Court Square Theater’s ACT ONE sets for “Steel Magnolias” and “Willy Wonka, Jr,” while her heyday in DC was with Rorschach Theater, NextStop Theater, Longacre Lea, and Flying V Theater. She also enjoys painting smaller pieces on canvas and an archive of her works can be found at mumshacklesdesigns.com. Britney is delighted to be a part of this collaboration and see her art in movement.