Sarah Ingel (co-director) is a Charlotte based dance artist, and performance maker. Utilizing improvisation, choreography, theatre and design to make works for both site specific installation and the stage, her work cultivates intimate and meditative spaces for audiences to engage with their own experiences of authenticity, vulnerability and humanity. Sarah graduated high school from the North Carolina School of Arts then received her B.F.A. from Hollins University in partnership with the American Dance Festival. She has had the privilege of working with artists including Sidra Bell, Ivy Baldwin, Douglas Becker, Leah Cox, Ishmael Houston-Jones, John Jasperse, Helen Simoneau, Vanessa Voskuill, and Jesse Zaritt. Sarah works behind the scenes at Charlotte Ballet, as the Assistant Stage Manager, Shoe Manager, and as a Costume Technician. She has been an artist in residence at Goodyear Arts since 2015, and has been with the collective through all three locations (Stonewall, College, and Camp North End). Sarah is co-director of repCLT, a North Carolina non-profit organization advocating research and exchange in performance. She also is co-founder/co-producer of ladyfestCLT, which promotes dance and female makers in the Southeast region.
Megan Payne (co-director) is a movement based artist living in Charlotte, NC. She received a MFA in Dance from Hollins University in partnership with the American Dance Festival and a BFA in Choreography and Performance from Ohio University. Her choreography and films have been presented throughout the United States, including works at the American College Dance Association, American Dance Festival, North Carolina Dance Festival and Detroit Dance City Festival. Megan has also had the privilege of working with artists including Camille Brown, Joy Davis, Jesse Zarrit, Gladys Bailin-Stern, Ronald K. Brown, and Mariah Maloney.
Megan creates and presents work in the Queen City, is Company Director at Dance Davidson Studio (Davidson, NC), and travels, teaching and presenting work as a independent artist. She recently finished a year long, guest artist position in the dance department at the University of North Carolina Charlotte, and created a new work for the Tobacco Road Dance Productions 2019 residency season (Durham, NC).
Megan is the co-director of repCLT, a North Carolina non-profit advocating research and exchange in performance, and co-producer of ladyfestCLT, promoting dance and female movement makers in the southeast region. Megan is also a contributing member of the Goodyear Arts collective (Charlotte, NC) and has been an artist in residence since its inception in 2015. When Megan isn’t dancing she’s spending time with her husband, daughter Rooney, and her two dog sons.