Performing Arts: Music
Mac Bellner is a professional performer of folk music, focusing on traditional style music of Ireland, Scotland, England, and North America. She was born in a two room, tin roofed shack on a cotton farm in Louisiana and grew up in Mississippi and west Texas, cutting her musical teeth on Stamps-Baxter gospel and spiritual music as well as classic juke box country music.
But she discovered her main musical niche in folk music.
In addition to solo work, Mac regularly performs with Hogeye Navvy (www.hogeyenavvy.com) Celtic/North American folk band, with whom she has released 9 albums, and is a Teaching Artist with Arts For Learning of Indiana as part of the May Apple duo. In addition to touring in Ireland and Scotland with Hogeye Navvy, Mac has performed throughout the United States, in England, and South Africa.
Mac also is a teacher/caller for traditional American barn dance, English country dance, and Irish and Scottish ceilidh dance. She has called dances at festivals, for wedding receptions, and for school, public, church, and Scout events. The dances she calls have involved participants from pre-school age to elderly adults, as well as people with physical challenges. Among her favorite people to teach are those who are beginners and have never experienced traditional dancing before. Her repertoire includes traditional squares and circles, play-party dances, and contra/line set dances, all accompanied by live music. Many of the dances have interesting historical and cultural connections, which Mac shares as she introduces each one.
Multi Arts; Performing Arts: Dance, Music; Visual Arts: Jewelry; Instrument repair and creation.
Musician Dianna Davis began her career as a classical pianist and clarinetist but has since expanded into styles such as folk, Eastern European, jazz, and improvisation. After experiencing a gypsy band thrill an audience and move them to dance wildly to music, she knew that that’s the kind of music she wanted to play.
Performing Arts: Actor/Actress, Dance, Music, Radio/Television, Storytelling, Theatre, Vocal; Visual Arts: Crafts, Film, Performance Art, Performers and Writers, Photography
Vandi Enzor recently moved to the Indianapolis area after graduating with a Master of Music in Vocal Performance from The University of Akron. Prior to pursuing a graduate degree with a focus on opera, Vandi attended Shorter College and graduated with a BFA in Musical Theater and minored in theater and piano. Vandi has performed professionally as a classically trained opera singer, in church and sacred music, as a jazz musician, in musical theater and straight theater, and as a stage combatant. She has done some film, and hopes to continue exploring film more in the future. Vandi has narrated over 40 audiobooks and currently teaches private voice and piano lessons at Meridian Music School in Carmel, Indiana. Vandi enjoys working with sound, lighting, hair and makeup design, in PR, stage managing, and many other technical aspects of live theater. She has been Artistic Director for M3 Theater Camp for the past two years and has written 3 plays. Some of Vandi’s favorite roles have been Gretel in Humperdinck’s Hansel und Gretel, Bastienne in Mozart’s Bastien und Bastienne, Gaby in Romberg and Eysler’s The Blue Paradise, Jill in Bradshaw’s The Worst One Ever, and Penelope in the short film Penelope’s Revenge. Vandi also greatly enjoyed performing at the Vianden International Music Festival in Luxembourg in 2016, at the Crittenden Opera Workshop in Washington DC in 2017, and singing in the world premier of the ballet Snow White and the Magic Mirror. Vandi hopes to continue growing as an artist and performer in the future; her greatest passion is a collaboration of all aspects of the arts and sharing something with the world that connects with people and creates a lasting impact.
Performing Arts: Dance
Ronne is a Florida native with a background in dance spanning over 29 years. Her earliest exposure to African dance was at the Orlando School of Cultural Dance. She was also a company member of Kuumba in Tampa, Florida and Adefua Dance Company in Seattle, Washington. She has traveled extensively to study West African dance under the instruction of countless masters in this field. For the past 16 years she has conducted a community dance class to connect to people who shared her love for dance and culture. Ronne has taught several classes for Indiana University and was a lead instructor for the African American Dance workshops at Indiana University in Bloomington for 2 years. She has worked as an instructor and choreographer with the Urban Arts Consortium, Kenyette Dance Company, Assante Childrens Theater, Jewel Christian Academy, Ben Davis Dance team, Central Indiana Dance Academy, Indy Dance Academy, Circle City Dance Productions and Kids Dance Outreach. Under the direction of visiting International Artist Micheal Williams, she was the lead choreographer for Butler Universities’ production of “The Water Carriers” in 2014. She also performed in and was the lead choreographer for the Phoenix Theater production of “Dontrell who kissed the Sea” in 2015. Past performances include opening for national recording artist Raheem Devaughn, the Christel DeHaan annual fundraiser, and Eskenazi health. Ronne obtained a Fine Arts degree from Indiana University in 2010. Her exposure to teaching children over the past 17 years through the Iibada Dance Company has allowed her to develop her own programs currently as a teaching artist with Arts For Learning (formally Young Audiences). She teaches dance as an elective at Ignite Acedemy and she also is an Adjunct Professor at Butler University.
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