AINSLEY LAWTON

Age 15 || North Andover High School


Favorite subject: Math 

Favorite book: Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan

Favorite style of dance: Jazz or Contemporary

Coffee or tea: Definitely coffee, iced!

Aspiring career: I will definitely be dancing through college and would really love to work with marine life. 

Who/what inspires you: My mom, my teachers, being in an empty studio, a clean room. 

“I am excited to get to know the new MOVERS and gain inspiration from how they dance!”


2021 YOUTH COMPANY

Respecting each dancers training and abilities, Pantos Project provides a comfortable, encouraging environment for all dancers. With an emphasis on inclusion and acceptance, we thank you for considering Pantos Project Dance as a part of your training!

​​The PPD MOVERS program is designed to enrich preteens and teens' dance education experience. After attending our FALL FEST Intensive young dancers with exceptional passion, skill, and desire to dive deeper into their training and artistry have been invited to join this program! PPD will provide the MOVERS with a close knit pre-professional dance community to push dancers to the next level artistically, physically and creatively.

ALEXANDRA STEVENS

Age 15 || Dracut High School


Favorite subject: Science 

Favorite book: milk and honey by rupi kaur 

Favorite dance style: Contemporary 

Coffee or tea: Coffee 

Aspiring Career: Marine biologist 

What inspires you: North Conway, being at the beach...breathing in the beach air, going on hikes in nature...breathing in mountain air, dancing, listening to music. 


LILLY WOOD

Age 15 || North Reading High School


Favorite subject: Chemistry 

Favorite book: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Coffee or tea: Definitely a tea person!

Aspiring career: Dance studio owner or pastry chef

Who inspires you: Paul Hollywood, Autumn Miller, Ella Horan, Dermont Kennedy, Billie Eilish, my mom and dad

“My favorite style of dance has been and will always be contemporary because it allows me to express any feelings I have internally, through the art of dance and its movement.”



KAT PANTOS

founder & Artistic director

Kat Pantos received her B.S. in Dance Performance and Management from Plymouth State University. Upon graduation, Pantos toured nationally with multiple contemporary dance companies. She has worked with artists such as Robert Battle, Roni Koresh, Amanda Whitworth, & Tommy Neblett, among others. In 2012, Pantos moved to New York City with a vision to expand her artistic library and research. She founded Pantos Project Dance (PPD) and moved the professional company to Boston. PSU featured Pantos as an 'Alumni in the Arts' commissioning PPD for an evening length show. Since the inaugural season, PPD has performed in venues across New England & New York, including Jacob’s Pillow Inside/Out stage. Pantos is sought out for her educational classes and choreography. PPD holds annual intensives and a pre-professional youth program. Pantos choreographs commercial work for studios throughout the New England area and most recently, an adjunct faculty member and guest choreographer at University of New Hampshire, Salve Regina University, and Rhode Island College. Pantos strives to inspire students to develop their own artistic abilities while continuing to advance technically and create choreography that is stimulating to the artist and audience alike.


RISSA MONTANO

Age 15 || Nipmuc Regional High School


Favorite subject: English


Favorite book: small great things by Jodi Picoult


Favorite style of dance: Jazz and Contemporary 

Coffee or tea: Iced tea lemonade 

Aspiring career: Private investigator, or marine animal rescue

Who inspires you? My peers, my mom...people who worked hard for what they have, and people who give things up to do what they love. 



KENDALL BUSH

Mover program assistant

Kendall Bush grew up in Lexington, Massachusetts studying at Acton School of Ballet under director Chip Morris. In 2012 she started apprenticing with Urbanity Dance, performing throughout Boston. Through Urbanity she met Marcus Schulkind and began studying with him on scholarship at Green Street Studios. Kendall was accepted into The Boston Conservatory at Berklee, graduating Magna Cum Laude in 2019 with a BFA in Contemporary Dance Performance with an emphasis in ballet. At the conservatory she worked with Darrell Moultrie, Yury Yanowsky, Greg Dawson and Jon Ole Olstad. Kendall began dancing with Pantos Project Dance in 2016 and has had the pleasure of performing with the company throughout the East Coast and assisting Pantos in master classes around New England. 


AVA DOBRO

Age 17 || Arlington High School


Favorite subject: Math

Favorite book: Divergent by Veronica Roth

Favorite style of dance: Contemporary, but also a big fan of hip hop and tap

Coffee or tea: Neither

Aspiring career: Ideally something involving coding; maybe a computer programmer.

Who inspires you: My close friends, my family, the boston dance community, the kids I teach at my home studio.

"All the classes I have taken with the Pantos Project have pushed me outside of my comfort zone, whether it’s my stamina, or switching up the quality of my movement...I’m always challenged and encouraged to be the best dancer I can."


EVAN FAIR

Age 17 || Lynnfield High School


Favorite subject: Forensics

Favorite book: Les Misérables by Victor Hugo  & A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

Favorite style of dance: Modern 

Coffee or tea: Coffee 

Aspiring Career: Business owner or real estate agent 

What inspires you: Watching other dancers in class and how they take choreography and make it their own.


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​​​To be considered for our 2022 youth company,  register to attend our 2021 Summer Fest!

KATELYN COTE

Age 15 || BlackStone Valley Tech-Health Services


Favorite subject: Math

Favorite book: Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

Coffee or tea: Coffee

Aspiring career: Nurse Anesthetist 

"I’m excited to be a MOVER to learn as much as I can from all of the choreographers as well as the other MOVERS. I want to be able to expand upon my dance experience to continually work to become a stronger/confident dancer."


For more information, email company.pantosproject@gmail.com

PANTOS PROJECT DANCE MOVERS

OLIVIA EVANS

Age 17 || TEC Connections Academy


Favorite subject: English and environmental science

Favorite book: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Favorite Dance style: contemporary and ballet

Coffee or tea: Tea, iced!

Who inspires you: Anyone I’ve ever danced with and shared a studio with, including both teachers and peers; my parents and brother; all the events that have happened in the past year including protests, politics, and the pandemic, because as much as it’s been terrifying, it has inspired me to educate myself and understand and appreciate the privileges I experience.

"I’m excited to be a MOVER to expand and diversify the "vocabulary" of my movement...I hope to fully immerse myself in new movement qualities and styles and to push myself out of my comfort zone. I also look forward to having a contemporary outlet to supplement my primarily classical training. And I'm excited to work alongside an inspiring company and a talented group of fellow MOVERS."


AUBRIE GLIDDEN

Age 15 || Plymouth Regional High School


Favorite Subject: Spanish 

Favorite Book: Where She Fell by Kaitlin Ward

Favorite Style of Dance: Contemporary 

Coffee or Tea: Coffee

Aspiring Career: Interior Designer

"I’m excited to be a MOVER to gain more strength in my dancing, more knowledge in working with companies outside my home studio, and being able to create friendships with other dancers."