The Team is a growing ensemble of visual and performing artists who collaborate to make original art using the body, sound and objects. Exploring contemporary issues and gender inequality to create humorous fables with a wry wit, The Team offers a raw, live, and thought-provoking experience of performance art.

The Team is committed to producing a new, multi-media live performance every two years and performing it in unusual places. Our first major project, Please Wear Appropriate Attire, premiered in the Eastworks building in Easthampton, MA., on October 16-18, 2015.

Team Members Include:


Michelle Marroquin (founder), is a dancer and choreographer who has studied many movement styles including ballet, contemporary, Mexican Folklorico and Classical Indian dance. She has an MFA in performance and choreography from Smith College and a BA in dance and anthropology from Hampshire College. Her work has been commissioned for 4 consecutive years by Springfield College, and she has been a guest artist at the Williston Northampton School since 2010. Currently a candidate for a Physical Therapy Assistant licence, she has a private practice in movement and bodywork, while teaching ongoing dance and yoga classes to dancers, seniors, and people with disabilities.

Tony_Studio_New_02Tony Silva (composer) founded Chameleon Sound Studio in 1994 to create diverse musical environments for film and the performing arts by combining acoustic and electronic timbres with rich imagination. Silva’s music compositions include over 40 commissions for modern dance, theater, documentaries and live performance. The past three films he scored have won awards at film festivals. Currently, Silva accompanies dance classes at Smith College and performs on Friday and Saturday nights at La Casita Azteca in Easthampton, MA.

IMG_0522 edit nwMarya Moylan (performer) grew up in her mother’s dance studio and later majored in dance at Springfield College. While there, she fell in love with the world of improvisation, and began creating her own works. Co-Artistic director of Dance Dimensions in East Longmeadow, MA, she is committed to dance education as a means of inspiring children to express themselves, and create a strong sense of self. She teaches modern, hip hop, jazz, and lyrical dance and believes that what cannot be said in words can be expressed through movement.

chair spfld kate01Katelyn Cramer (performer) has been dancing for over twenty years. A graduate of Springfield College, she studied Dance and Disability Studies, and now teaches tap and musical theatre at Dance Dimensions in East Longmeadow, MA. She is guided by the belief that dance instills self-confidence and coordination in her young students, and provides an outlet for creative exploration.

Mayumi Doyama (performer) has returned to her first love, dance, after a short hiatus to pursue other interests such as baking and digital video editing. The world of dance opened to her while at the Pioneer Valley Performing Arts high school, under of the direction of Jody Falk and Jen Polins. Mayumi was part of Catalyst Dance, a preprofessional dance company that offers rigorous dance training and performance experience. She went on to pursue a BA in dance and film from the BDIC program at UMASS, Amherst.  She is pleased to be performing with the talented and courageous dancers of The Team.

Danica Arehart (performer) is a dancer, creator and healer. She is a graduate of UMASS Amherst – double major: Dance and Zoology.  She has recently returned (Mendon, MA) after living and dancing in NYC for many years.  Danica is a Ceramic Artist, Herbalist, Flower Essence Practitioner, Reiki Master, and a Certified BodyTalk Practitioner, who works with both humans and their animal companions.

Collaborators on Please Wear Appropriate Attire Include:

Alicia Renadette (sculpture and costumes) manipulates materials with multi-tiered associations. Often using black humor, duality and word-play, she creates theatrical anomalies in which conventional objects become signifiers of complex personal and social issues. Her work reveals a fascination with contradictions in cultural values, and captures moments of transition in flux. Renadette’s creations involve hours of tedious deconstruction and re-contextualization of familiar objects or patterns.  She has a studio in Holyoke, MA.

Katja Fournier (photography) grew up in Springfield, MA in the 80s and 90s. Nestled in the Pioneer Valley, her creativity was nurtured with its vast diversity and eclecticism. The strategy that she uses in creating any of her images is to find the raw essence, the raw humanity, the story, the tradition, and perhaps the esoteric meaning within all of her subject matter, and then to translate it all among her chosen media.

Alisa S. Beaver (cellist) was a member of Caribombo, a group based in the Valley in the ‘80’s that played Nueva Canción from the Caribbean and other parts of Latin America, and she now plays in the Pioneer Valley Symphony. Born in Montreal, Quebec, Alisa grew up in Providence, RI. She studied psychology and music at Yale, and is a family therapist/psychologist.