Photo by Kacie Waters Heflin


Next Reflex Dance Company performs choreography created by the artistic director and collaborating artists each season.





David Deegan (2017)
David Alexander Deegan was born in Washington, DC and grew up in King George, VA. In May of 2015 he received a BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in Dance and Choreography. During his time as an undergraduate student, he performed Democracy by Doug Varone in NYC alongside classmates from VCU Dance. He acquired scholarships from the American Dance Festival in NC. While attending the summer intensive David had the pleasure of performing Cark Flink’s work A Kindness to Ravens and Gregory Maqoma’s Dry Well. David was also given the opportunity to audition for Pliobolus and was considered in the top three for the Apprenticeship program. In 2016 he joined Clancy Works in MD and had the opportunity to perform at Dance Place with the Kitchen Sink Festival in Washington DC and also performed in Brooklyn NR with Left Side Labs’ Shared Ecologies. David most recently began working with Next Reflex Dance Collective performing in Under the Lemon Tree and with Agora Dance Company participating in the 3 Minutes Max performance at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. David is excited to continue performing in his first season with KARAR DANCE COMPANY.

Besides dancing David can play different musical instruments and has training in MMA and Weapons Art as well as being certified in Thai Yoga Body Work.









Maggie Wilder(2016)
Maggie Wilder is a recent college graduate from the University of Mary Washington, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a double major in Theatre. She is currently working as a staff accountant at an accounting firm in Alexandria, Virginia, where she specializes in the field of auditing nonprofit organizations in the Northern Virginia and D.C. areas. Maggie has been performing since the age of three and is trained in acting and numerous dance styles. She enjoys the outlet that performance gives her to escape her daily desk job and connect with her creative side, and she is excited to join NRDC this season.









Edward Yates (2017)