Nola Sporn Smith is a dance and theater artist from Brooklyn, New York. Since returning to NYC after receiving her BFA in Dance from the University of Michigan, Nola has performed with cakeface, Donna Uchizono, Stacy Grossfield, Kensaku Shinohara, Emily Smith/NOT for reTALE and others at venues including Danspace Project, The Queens Museum, Brooklyn Studios for Dance, HERE Arts Center, Center for Performance Research, and Gibney Dance Center. She also works as a coordinator/wrangler/all-around conspirator for various downtown theater directors. She has been creating work with collaborator Molly Ross as MOLLY&NOLA since July 2017.
Elyse is from Westwood, New Jersey and graduated from Manhattanville College with a BA in Dance and Theatre and a concentration in Dance Therapy. While in school, she worked with choreographers such as Peter Pucci, Ara Fitzgerald, Marta Renzi, Ann Marie DeAngelo, and Julio Monge, as well as studying with Doug Varone and Dancers, Pilobolus Dance Company, and Rutgers Dance Conservatory. She has performed professionally for Marta Renzi, Lawrence Goldhuber, Lucy Kerr, and Emily Smith (NotForReTale). While working at Gibney Dance Center she has continued to cultivate her passion to use dance for social change.