Received her early training at the prestigious Washington School of Ballet, North Carolina School of the Arts, and The Pennsylvania Ballet. Professionally, she has danced for such companies as Alabama Ballet Company/Ballet South, The Appalachian Ballet Company, Festival Ballet-Atlanta, and The Ballet Company of Spokane. She has also appeared as a guest artist for many projects including the Spoleto Festival-Charleston, the International Ballet Competition Gala-Jackson, the International Improvisational Festival- Birmingham, Adele Myers and Dancers-New Orleans, Several Dancer's Core- Atlanta, The People's Touring Project-NYC, and Sydney Olympics 2000. Cari received her BA from Birmingham-Southern College and her MFA in dance at Florida State University where she was the recipient of the Suzanne Farrell Fellowship and the School of Visual Arts and Dance Teaching Fellowship. Currently she is Assistant Professor of Dance at Jacksonville University, Florida, where she has choreographed and performed numerous original works.
Christina Teague-Mann is the Artistic Director of 'Backlight' Dance Company, Co-Director of 'The International Centre For The Performing and Physical Arts'. She holds a BFA from Jacksonville University and a Masters in Choreography with Distinction from the Laban Center London, England. Mrs. Teague-Mann has had the honor of having her work presented in Peking, London, Paris, Berlin, Portugal, New York, Chicago, Miami and several other locations in the states and abroad. She had the honor of being the first American adjudicator for "Koolitants": International Dance Festival in Tartu, Estonia. and has been nominated for the 'National Honor Society Professor of the Year'. During her professional dancing career she enjoyed principle and soloist roles with several contemporary and ballet Companies in the United States.
Recently she has had her dance on camera work presented at the 'Pool' film festival in Berlin. Mrs. Teague-Mann has been the Director of 'Dance with Distinction', and 'The Young Artist Program' at Jacksonville University as well as Director of the 'Governor's Program', for the state of Florida, Artist Educator for the city of Chicago, and faculty for the 'American College Dance Festival'. In 2005 she developed and directed Jacksonville University's first study abroad program in dance and 'The First Annual International Contemporary Dance Program' in the Loire Valley, France, in 2007 she developed and directed an international study abroad program in Berlin, Germany. Currently she is working on a Ph.D. in performance studies.
Brian Palmer, a native of Parkersburg, West Virginia, graduated with a Masters of Fine Arts in Dance from Florida State University where he was the recipient of a Suzanne Farrell Fellowship. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance from Radford University. For nine years Mr. Palmer was a member of Richmond Ballet where he performed as a soloist and was responsible for the lecture demonstration series, which was presented throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. Mr. Palmer, most recently, has been a member with Suzanne Farrell Ballet sponsored by the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Dance and Director of Dance Studies at Jacksonville University, and adjunct faculty at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts.
Bill Hill holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Electronic Intermedia from the University of Florida and a Bachelor degree in Communications from the University of North Florida. He is a receiptant of a University Academy of Scholars Grant funded in part by the Jessie Ball duPont Fund. His work has been exhibited at the THAILAND NEW MEDIA ART FESTIVAL in Bangkok, Thailand, the VAD 2003 - FESTIVAL - VALINTERNACIONALDE VIDEO ARTS DIGITALS in Girona, Spain, the V SALON INTERNACIONAL DE A RTE DIGITA Lin La Habana, Cuba, PixxelPoint's international exhibition in Slovenia, Siggraph's Annual International Conference, as well as in galleries and museums throughout the United States. His work has been published in numerous periodicals and newspapers including Computer Arts, Exposure and Leonardo, in addition to the book entitled "Art, Technology, Consciousness: Mind @ Large". Presentations on his work have been given at national and international conferences including Siggraph, the College Art Association, the International Symposium on the Arts in Society, International Conference on Computer, Communication and Control Technologies, and Consciousness Reframed at the Centre for Advanced Inquiry in the Interactive Arts in Newport, Wales.