2021-22 Company Members

Emilie Bishop

Emilie, age 17, began dancing at Cuppett Performing Arts Center in 2007 at age 3. She is presently the Rehearsal Assistant for Legacy Dance Company and was a founding member of Park Performance Dance Company. Emilie has been dancing with Legacy directors Kellie Payne and Andrea Jiles since 2018. She is trained in Ballet (both Cecchetti and Vaganova methods), Pointe, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Modern, and Acro. She has attended Summer intensives with City Dance, the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, and the Mark Morris Dance Company. She was recently featured in Dreamy Magazine and is currently an ambassador for Ally Day Photography.

Peyton Murphy

Peyton is currently a senior at Flint Hill School in Oakton, Virginia. She has 14 years of progressive training and experience in Ballet, Modern, Contemporary, Jazz, and Musical Theater. She is currently training at Flint Hill School and Legacy Dance Institute, where she is also a company member of Legacy Dance Company. In 2019, she danced at the five-week Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet’s (CPYB) Summer intensive. Peyton was also invited to participate in the VA Governor’s School Residential Dance Program which she was accepted by audition for the Summer of 2020. In the Summer of 2021, Peyton attended the NYU Tisch Dance Summer High School Program and the Boston Conservatory at Berklee Musical Theater Dance intensive. Her choreography credits at Flint Hill School include the middle school musical Adams Family and pieces for the Nutcracker, the 2021 Arts Jam, and the 2021 musical. In May of 2021, she got inducted into the National Honor Society for Dance Arts. Ultimately, she plans to pursue a BFA in dance and a career as a performer and choreographer.

Geneva Francisco

Geneva began her dance career in Colorado Springs at age 3. Now living in Vienna, Virginia, she dances with Legacy Dance Institute. Geneva is a member of LDI’s dance company and is also an academy-level student. She continues to pursue excellence and seeks to refine her skills through LDI’s extensive class offerings, special opportunities, and master classes. While she enjoys all dance styles, Geneva views Ballet and Contemporary as her strongest disciplines. Under this tutelage for the upcoming school year, she is eager to perform, enter dance competitions, and explore commercial dance opportunities.

Kayla Schulenburg

Kayla has been dancing for 9 years, honing her skills in the disciplines of Modern, Contemporary, Jazz, Acro, Hip Hop, and Ballet. She has been a Legacy Dance Institute company member since 2020 and was previously a Cuppett Performing Arts Center company member for 3 years. Her combined background as a company member has provided her the opportunity to learn through regular in-house workshops, dance conventions, and intensives such as the NRG dance project and Commercial Dance Intensive (CDI). She has competed in competitions in both team and duo categories. Her performance experience includes several community dance shows, annual Ballet performances, annual dance multidiscipline recitals, and school musicals. She currently dances 15.5 hours a week and is training for upcoming competitions in 2022. She enjoys all dance disciplines, but her favorite styles are Hip Hop, Heels, and Contemporary.

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