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February 17-19, 2023


Created by Ashley Deran and Emily Loar


Featuring Stacy DeMorrow, Kathryn Hetrick, Isabella Limosnero, 

Emily Loar, Ali Lorenz, and Sarah Morimoto.


Lighting Design/Stage Management: Smooch Medina

Photography: A.Deran Photography

Video Documentation: Karen Schmitz

Graphic Design: Victor Nunez


Music: Underspreche, Josiah Steinbrick, LCD Soundsystem, Chani Nicholas (CHANI), Le Tigre, The Album Leaf, Sofia Kourtesis


Content Notice: This work contains flashing lights, and some strong language that may be not be suitable for all audiences


through the developmental, inspirational, financial, and emotional support of:

Color Club

Dance In The Parks 

Rooted Space

Hexe Coffee

Bim Bom Studios

Ishti Dance Collective

COMMON Conservatory

As well as our many friends, donors, collaborators, and volunteers,

Especially Jay Cullen and Michael Banducci, Project Bound Dance’s most dedicated volunteers.



Under the direction of Ashley Deran and Emily Loar, Project Bound Dance is a Chicago-based modern dance group rooted in the practice of collaboration. Since its founding in 2013, Bound has created work that is both curious and accessible. Creating both live concert performance and dances for camera, Bound draws from both modern dance and somatic fundamentals. Incorporating vigor, athleticism, and intricate gesture exploration, Deran and Loar weave together the vision of two distinct artistic voices to create richly textured dance performance. 


Stacy DeMorrow (she/her) earned her bachelor’s degree in dance from the University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point.  During her studies there she performed works by Billy Siegenfeld, Susan Marshall, Mary Anthony, as well as spending a month teaching dance in Thailand as part of the Thailand Project, a mission to use higher education as humanitarian aid.  Living in Chicago the last ten years Stacy has performed for Perceptual Motion Dance Company, We Stand Sideways Dance, Mordine and Company Dance Theater, Montom Arts by Monica Thomas, Kelly Anderson Dance Theatre, and RE|dance Group.  Stacy is thrilled to be in her third season with Project Bound! 


Ashley Deran (she/her) is a Chicago-based dancemaker, teaching artist, and photographer who received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in dance from Western Michigan University. In 2013, she founded Project Bound Dance and her work with co-director Emily Loar was selected as one of the "Top 10 Performances of 2019" by SeeChicagoDance. Most recently Ashley’s choreography has been presented by COMMON conservatory, Chicago’s Dance in the Parks, Harvest Contemporary Dance Festival and Death’s Door Dance Festival in Door County. She is also a producer and collaborator with #The1HourProject - a collaborative endeavor that gives Chicago artists 60 minutes to create a 60 second dance film in unique spaces and places. When not in the studio, Ashley is currently on staff at Rise Dance Center and Lake Forest Dance Academy. When she is not in the studio, Ashley can often be found behind a camera photographing the Chicago dance community and beyond. 


Kathryn Hetrick (she/her) is a Chicago based performing artist. Graduating from the dance program at Western Michigan University, she had the opportunity to perform work by noted artists Alonzo King, Lori Eisenhower, John Lehrer, Michael Foely, and Ginger Thatcher. In her nine years living in Chicago, Kathryn has had the distinct pleasure of working with many artists in the area. Past collaborators include Esoteric Dance Project, Salty Lark Dance, and Kelly Anderson Dance Theater. Kathryn is currently working with the contemporary company Niko8, as well as continuing to bring her diverse movement background to the artistic endeavors of Project Bound Dance.


Isabella Limosnero (they/them) grew up on Ohlone land known as Gilroy, CA. They trained at the Alonzo King Lines Training Program under the direction of Karah Abiog from 2018-2020, training in Ballet, Contemporary, Horton, Improv, Composition, and Gyrokinesis/Gyrotonic. During their time at Lines, they performed work by Sidra Bell, Roderick George, Robert Moses, Carmen Rozestranen, Alex Ketley, Christian Burns, and David Harvey. Limosnero also had the pleasure of working with James Graham Dance Theater on their evening length work, The Grass is Sleeping. Since moving to Bodéwadmiakiwen (Potawatomi); Kiikaapoi (Kickapoo); Myaamia; Očhéthi Šakówiŋ; and Peoria land, known as Chicago, IL in 2021, they have presented their own work with LittleFire Artist Collective, and are currently working with Project Bound and House of Dov. 


Emily Loar (she/they) is a dance artist, writer, and improviser living in Chicago, IL. A BFA graduate from Columbia College Chicago, Loar has presented original and commissioned dance work across the Chicagoland area and performed with dancemakers and choreographers including Peter Carpenter, Lydia Feuerhelm, Kasey Foster, Erin Kilmurray, Jonathan Meyer and Julia Rae Antonick of the dance company Khecari, and Ishti Dance Collective.  Loar is a founding member of Project Bound Dance and current Co-Artistic Director alongside collaborator Ashley Deran. Her work with Bound includes organizing and producing #The1HourProject, a collaborative experiment that invites dance and video artists to spend one hour creating a 60-second dance film, and Short Stack: Chicago’s Tiny Dance Film Festival. When not in the studio, Loar is an administrator and works closely with regional and national non-profit organizations to support the development of their fundraising and operational capacity.

Ali Lorenz (she/they) is a cross-disciplinary artist, working and living in the land of the Council of Three Fires known today as Chicago. Holding a BFA in Modern Dance from the University of Utah, Ali has devised work across Salt Lake City and the Chicagoland area. Her independent work has been presented by Short Stack Film Festival, Queer Spectra Arts Festival, Deseret Experimental Opera, and Pink Slip Zine. Recent research/performance projects include working with Lucky Plush Productions, Khecari, COMMON Canvas, and independent collaborations. This is Ali’s first season with Project Bound Dance. 


Sarah Morimoto (she/her) is a Chicago dance artist. She graduated from Northwestern University in 2016 with degrees in dance and chemistry. During her training, Sarah has worked with and performed works by several Chicago artists including Jeff Hancock, Lizzie Leopold, Laura Wade, Maray Gutierrez, and Robyn Mineko Williams. Professionally, Sarah has had the opportunity to work with Joel Hall Dancers, Hanna Brictson and Dancers, and PNG. Sarah has been a member of Project Bound for 5 years and cannot wait to continuing making work.

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