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Martha Mason (Artistic Director, Dancer) graduated Phi Beta Kappa, Cum Laude from Mount Holyoke College and has been choreographing and teaching internationally for the past 13 years. She has taught, choreographed and performed in Taiwan, Germany, the former Czechoslovakia, France and Russia as well as New York City and presently in Boston, MA. Past commissions include: New Lines, Ping Dong, Taiwan; Éspace Créations, Paris, France; the Lancaster Opera Company; The New Experimental Theater, Magnitogorsk, Russia; and the Philadelphia Fringe Festival. Martha has received two grants from the International Theater Institute, a "New Forms" Award by the New England Foundation for the Arts, and was a 1997 recipient of a Fellowship Award from the Somerville Arts Council. Martha also teaches Modern Dance technique and is a certified instructor of the Pilates ® Method of Body Conditioning with a practice in Cambridge.

Philip Naulot (General Manager) was born in France and left his country in 2001to move to Boston with his wife and their 2 children. After graduating from Business School, Philippe worked in the Performing Arts as a General Manager for more than a decade, most recently at Octobre en Normandie (now Automne en Normandie), one of the most important music and dance festivals in France, with more than 50 performances in 30 different cities over 5 weeks every year. Philippe became Snappy's General Manager in June 2007. .

Andrea Blesso (Dancer) has made a career of pushing the boundaries of dance and individual movement. As part of her exploration, she has performed underwater, through the air, 18 feet above the ground, with animals - most notably her leopard gecko, Lyla, with objects of transportation, with video, and outdoors on various land surfaces. She has been called "daring" (The Boston Herald) and "mesmerizing" (Bay Windows). Andrea received her BA in Dance Performance from Roger Williams University where she supplemented her training in ballet and modern dance with capoiera, acting, mime, hip hop, and wushu. Her choreography has been performed at Roger Williams University , American College Dance Festival Gala Performance, Florida Dance Festival, in her co-produced performance Between the Lines at Green Street Studios, and in various student performances. Andrea has trained and performed with Bennett Dance Company, Turnpike Project, the Moving Laboratory, Falling Flight Project, and EgoArt Inc among others. She also models for artist Judith Larsen. Andrea has been with Snappy since February 2007.

Danielle DiVito(Apprentice) graduated magna cum laude from Roger Williams University with a BA in Dance/Performance Studies and Secondary Education. While at RWU she received the Dance Theatre Performance Scholarship and the Outstanding Achievement in Dance Award. She recently performed with Ellis Wood Dance in NYC and in Island Moving Company's Flight of Steps in Newport, RI. She has presented work for the Emerging Artist Program at Green Street Studios. Currently she teaches dance and tumbling at Broadway Bound Dance Center in Natick, MA. Danielle is happy to have joined Snappy as an apprentice in February 2007.

Bonnie Duncan (Dancer) grew up in South Carolina studying many types of dance--from Appalachian clogging to classical ballet. She has been performing with Snappy since 1999. Some of her other interests include puppetry and costume design. She has created award-winning puppetry with Luna Theatre and serves as the Resident Costume Designer for Rough & Tumble Theatre. She has performed solo puppet-dance pieces at the Puppet Showplace Theatre, Perishable Theatre, and other venues in the greater Boston area. Bonnie holds a Masters Degree in Education and works as an integrated theatre arts teacher in area elementary and middle schools.

Tim Gallagher (Dancer) grew up in tiny Eliot, Maine training and performing with Ballet New England. He continued dancing and began choreographing in high school and then in college where he juggled a degree in English from Tufts University, a degree in photography from the Museum School, a raucous time performing with the improv children's theater Travelling Treasure Trunk, and the beginning of his Snappy career. Luckily he didn't drop anything. In addition to teaching dance and theater, Tim creates dance, puppetry and video performance in Boston; he just completed work on the independent film "Forever Found," and loves to fly in his dreams.

Roger Fernandes (Dancer) Roger Fernandes (dancer) received a degree in acting at Unicamp Universiy and a degree in Physical Education from Fefisa College in Brazil. He has studied dance with Toshi Kobayashi and circus arts and gymnastics at "Galpão do Circo." >From 1997 - 2003 Roger directed and performed in "Acrobatic Dance Fefisa," which toured to Europe twice, representing Brazil in Berlin and in Gothenburg, Sweden. He is happy to have finally discovered Snappy, which he joined in September of 2005.


For touring questions please contact Philippe Naulot, General Manager, at 617.718.2497 or pnaulot@snappydance.com

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