CURRENT BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
President Mike Phillips
Vice President Matina Phillips
Secretary Camille Kashaka
Treasurer Jennifer Perkinson
Member Eleni Grove
Member Carlos Bustamante
Matina Phillips | Artistic Director
Matina earned her BFA in Dance Performance and Choreography from Elon University. Matina has been a dance instructor in the area for the past several years teaching at various studios and schools. She is currently a Core Faculty Member of Joy of Motion Dance Center, where she teaches wide-ranging ages, levels, and genres of dance.
Matina has also taught with Dance Place and Metropolitan Ballet Theatre. Alongside her work with alight, Matina is a dancer with ReVision dance company, based out of Dance Place.
Eleni Grove | Associate Artistic Director
Eleni Grove studied dance, alongside sociology/anthropology, while at Denison University. She has performed with and choreographed for regional companies including alight dance theater, Contradiction Dance, Taffety Punk Theatre Company, and Astro Pop Events. Eleni started creating dance works with her co-choreographer, Matina Phillips, in 2012. Outside of dancing and choreographing, Eleni is the Greater DC regional manager, and a yoga instructor, for CorePower Yoga.
Angella Foster | Founding Artistic Director
Angella earned her MFA in Dance Choreography at the University of Maryland-College Park and has studied at the Merce Cunningham Dance Studio in New York City. In 2010, Angella was awarded a Local Dance Commissioning Project Award from the Kennedy Center for alight’s debut project Speechless. In 2013, Angella was recognized by
the Prince George’s County Social Innovation Fund for her work with alight and named one of their Forty under 40 for Arts and Humanities. She also serves as the Director of Studio Dance Instruction at the Greenbelt Community Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.