Photo by Kacie Waters Heflin


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




Bethany Alley (2017)












Covenant Babatunde (2015)
Covenant Babatunde is a recent graduate from the University of Mary Washington (UMW). She received a Bachelor of Arts in English with a concentration in Creative writing and graduated Cum Laude. She has choreographed for the University of Mary Washington Dance Company, and has been fortunate enough to take pieces to ACDA conferences Besides dancing and writing she has dabbled in acting, and directing. When asked what she wants to be when she grows up, she often says she wants to be a creator. Her passion for creating a story, whether it is through movement, paper or person, is unbridled. She hopes that as she grows she continues not merely to impress but effect.










David Deegan (2017)















Kristin Hatleberg (2016)
Kristin Hatleberg’s interest in thinking through motion has often led her to work in cross-genre collaborations. She actively dances, choreographs, directs, and teaches around the East Coast and maintains a Pilates practice in Washington DC. She has created five long and thirteen short stage works, four dance-film collaborations, and one read-aloud dance (in postcard length installments) that have been shown throughout the United States, in Canada, and in the Netherlands. She holds a BFA in dance from Rutgers University and studied dance improvisation under Katie Duck as well as at Toronto Dance Theater. Kristin holds a Pilates certification from The Kane School of Core Integration, is a member of the International Somatic Movement Education & Therapy Association, and is currently a practitioner in training at the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute. To learn more about Kristin’s work, visit


Kacie Waters Heflin (2017)












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)