Erin Prange received her Bachelor of Arts in Dance and Spanish at Colorado State University, where she toured with the CSU Dance Company and choreographed/ produced the concert Movement Occurrences. In 2006 Erin taught dance for the Boston public school district through the Topf Center for Dance Education, and performed for Fusionworks II in Providence, RI under direction of Stephanie Sanford and Deb Meunier.
Since back in St. Louis, Erin holds her Masters of Fine Arts in Arts Management and Leadership from Webster University. She founded the modern dance program at Dance Center of Kirkwood, and worked with Diana Barrios on aTrek Dance Collective’s outreach programs as their Education Program Coordinator. Erin has a great deal of teaching and management experience through her position as head coach of the dance team and colorguard at Webster Groves High School, and as Performing Arts Instructor at the Soulard School. Ms. Prange was a company member, choreographer, and marketing manager for the Slaughter Project, under artistic direction of Cecil Slaughter. She started at The Big Muddy Dance Company both as a dancer and Managing Director until she took on the role of Executive Director in 2012. She currently serves as a volunteer for several charity organizations, including Variety the Children’s Charity, Sign of the Arrow, RISE Women’s Collaborative, RISE Society, and First Congregational Church.
Mr. Enos, originally from San Francisco, CA, began studying ballet at the age of 16. After his training at the Maria Vegh Ballet Centre and The Houston Ballet Academy, he was invited to join Houston Ballet at the age of 18. After several years performing with Houston Ballet, Mr. Enos went on to dance for Hubbard Street Dance Chicago for eight years, before retiring from the stage in 2010. He's danced leading roles in works by choreographers such as Jiri Kylian, William Forsythe, Ohad Naharin, Ben Stevenson, Twyla Tharp, and Christopher Bruce, among others.
Mr. Enos also has a choreographic career spanning 18 years, with over 30 original works, and glowing reviews from both critics and audiences throughout the United States and abroad. Some of the companies on which he's created work include: Houston Ballet, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Ballet Met, Nashville Ballet, Grand Rapids Ballet, DanceWorks Chicago, and many more.
Succeeding the company's founder, Paula Young David, as the artistic leadership behind The Big Muddy Dance Company, Mr. Enos is always seeking to push the artistic and technical level of the company, cultivate diverse and engaging repertoire, and “invigorate life through dance”.
Dustin Crumbaugh (Houston, TX) began his formal dance training at Houston Metropolitan Dance Company's pre-professional second companny, Houston Met Too. Since graduating high school, he spent two years as a dance major at Point Park University where he performed works by renowned choreographers such as Margo Sappington, Robert Battle, and Harrison McEldowney. He completed his traineeship with Ballet Austin, where he performed works by Stephen Mills, Gina Patterson, Septime Weber, and Dwight Rhoden, and trained at LINES Ballet, where he studied under master teachers such as Alonzo King, Maurya Kerr, and Amy Raymond. Dustin joined Houston Metropolitan Dance Company as a professional company member in 2005, and in 2007 joined Luna Negra Dance Theater under the direction of Eduardo Vilaro, performing works by Edgar Zendejas, Alejandro Cervera, and Gustavo Ramirez Sansano. He then danced on scholarship at Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and participated in Springboard Danse Montreal, working with Jose Navas/Cie Flak and Julian Barnett. In 2009, he performed with Cerqua Rivera Dance Theater until joining The Big Muddy Dance Company in 2011, with whom he has performed works by Lauri Stallings, Lou Conte, Paula David, and Harrison McEldowney. As a member of The Big Muddy since 2011, Dustin co-directs the Convergence Trainee Program alongside Brian Enos.
Brandon Fink received his B.F.A. in Dance Performance from the University of Central Oklahoma. His pre-professional experience includes R.A.C.E. Dance Company and UCO Kaleidoscope Dance Company. Upon graduation, Brandon attended the American Dance Festival School where he was selected for the 2011 Past/Forward Gala to perform Twyla Tharp’s “Sweet Fields.” In 2012, he was selected for the River North Dance Chicago Summer Apprenticeship Program under the direction of Frank Chavez. Brandon was a company member with the Modern American Dance Company (2011 - 2016), The Muny – Fiddler On The Roof (2016), Variety Theatre – Wizard Of Oz (2017) & The Little Mermaid (2018). He is also an active member of the Actors’ Equity Association and The American Guild of Musical Artists. Brandon’s choreography has been presented at the Big Muddy Dance Company & The Convergence Trainee Program, the University of Missouri St. Louis, the University of Central Oklahoma, Florida Atlantic University, the American College Dance Festival, the Oklahoma Contemporary Dance Festival, the St. Louis Arts Alliance, the American Dance Troupe, and MADCO. He works with various high school marching band winter guard programs throughout the St. Louis metro area as well as the Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps. Brandon is in his fourth season with the Big Muddy Dance Company.
Originally from Saint Louis, Missouri, Molly attended Webster University where she graduated summa cum laude, earning a BFA in Dance; emphasis in Ballet, and a BA in Business Management. While attending Webster University, Molly performed works by Jose Limon, Monica Newsam, Nejla Yatkin, Alicia Graf-Mack, and Michael Uthoff. She spent her summers working with Kansas City Ballet and Saint Louis Ballet, as well as working for Newsam Aerial Dance in company development. Upon graduating from Webster University in May 2017, Molly joined the Big Muddy Dance Company’s Convergence Trainee Program, where she also worked as the company’s Development Intern. Molly is thrilled to be joining the company as a Company Dancer for the 2019-20 season, as well as continuing in her new role as Office Manager.
Originally from Green Bay, Wisconsin, Carly graduated from the University of Iowa with honors, earning a BFA in Dance, BA in Health and Human Physiology, and Certificate in Arts Entrepreneurship. While pursuing her BFA, Carly performed works by Autumn Eckman, Marc Macaranas, Armando Duarte, Eloy Barragàn, Jesse Factor, and Martha Graham. Carly has trained at intensive programs including Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, DanceWorks Chicago, the Martha Graham School, American Dance Festival, and the Kirov Academy of Ballet. Carly holds certifications from the American Ballet Theatre National Training Curriculum as a ballet teacher, the Yoga Alliance as a 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher, and the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing as a Certified Health Education Specialist. Carly joined The Big Muddy Dance Company’s Convergence Trainee Program for the 2017-2018 season before spending the following season as a company apprentice. Beyond her dancing, Carly works as the company's Communications Coordinator, while continually pursuing freelance photography opportunities. Carly is thrilled for her first season as a company member!