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Pantos received her BS in Dance Performance and Management from Plymouth State University. At the start of her career Pantos was a touring member with Urbanity Dance Company, (2008-2011) performing at various venues throughout New England, New York, and Texas. Pantos moved into roles including Associate Director, Choreographer, and Summer Intensive Director. As a founding member of Tributary Dance, Pantos joined the Manchester Choral Society in collaboration for, Carmina Burana. In 2014 Pantos founded Pantos Project LLC, a project based professional contemporary dance company in Boston. Pantos’s work with the company has been presented at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, Ailey Citigroup Theater, Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre, Dixon Place, Hanaway Theater, The Actors Fund Arts Center, and more. Plymouth State University featured Pantos as an 'Alumni in the Arts' commissioning Pantos Project to create and perform an evening length show at the Silver Center for the Arts. Pantos has had the pleasure of performing works by Larry Keigwin, Robert Battle, Hani Abaza, Amanda Whitworth, Lorraine Chapman, amongst others. Most recently Pantos became an adjunct faculty member and commissioned choreographer at Salve Regina University. Pantos is a highly sought after contemporary dance educator, well known for inspiring dancers to advance both technically and creatively.
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Carolyn Breton began dance training at Lisa Pilato Dance Center in her hometown of Dracut, MA. She went on to receive her Bachelor of Fine Arts from The Boston Conservatory. Upon graduation, Carolyn became a touring dancer for Urbanity Dance Company. Currently, Breton is Rehearsal Director and touring member of Pantos Project performing in various venues throughout New York and New England. In addition, she performs improv-based work with Once Upon Each Time in Boston. Breton has premiered choreography at the Boston Conservatory Dance Theatre & Boston Contemporary Dance Festival, along with numerous competition works. Holding a Master's Degree from Northeastern University, Carolyn is currently a Performing Arts teacher in Boston Public Schools as well as teaching, choreographing and performing across New England.
Boston based contemporary dance company, Pantos Project is committed to creating and performing the athletic, honest, and innovative work of Artistic Director, Kat Pantos. Founded in 2013, Pantos Project made its premier at the Dance Soiree showcase in New York City at the Ailey Citigroup Theater. Pantos was chosen as one of ten featured women choreographers at the Women in Dance Series for 'She Said, She Said' reviewed as 'satisfying fluidity'. Since its premier, Pantos Project has performed in numerous festivals some of which include Dance for World Community, 8 In Show, NYC10 Dance Initiative, Massachusetts Dance Festival, and Brooklyn Dance Festival among others. Pantos Project has hosted two evening-length shows at Boston University's Dance Theatre, BEHAVIOR & STABILIZE. In 2015, Pantos Project was invited to present BEHAVIOR at the highly acclaimed Inside/Out Series at Jacob's Pillow. Most recently, Pantos Project was chosen to bring site-specific dance work to Boston's culturally expanding Seaport District through Epicenter Experience. The company prides itself on the athletic, technical, and creative capability of its members and a commitment to performance and education. Pantos Project believes in the development of an artist at a young age. Our classes and workshops seek to provide technically driven combinations while promoting vulnerability through movement quality. Respecting each student's abilities and training, Pantos Project provides a welcoming and encouraging environment for students of all ages. As dance educators, we strive to inspire students to develop their own artistic abilities while continuing to advance technically. Pantos Project offers Open Company Class as well as winter and summer intensive programs annually in Boston. Join us in the studio!
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