Founder of 4thrightdance, Ashley Suttlar Martin, and co-founder of DMdance, Jamie Drye, have collaborating on a performance series, FRESH, showcasing new works across the east coast.  Valerie Ifill as been invited to join these innovative artists to show works in the FRESH - 2014 series. 

Performances: Philadelphia (May), Charlotte (June), DC (September) and New York (September). Please see the event tap for specifics. 

Jamie Drye beagn his dance training at Western Carolina University and received a BA in Dance Performance from Winthrop University. Drye is a Bokwa Education Specialist Trainer (CT) and a Zumba Fitness Instructor in New York City where he currently resides and works as an independent artist. He is co-producer of FRESH, a performance series that tours major cities along the east coast and co- artistic director of Drye/Marinaro Dance Company (PA). 

Ashley Suttlar Martin  is an Independent Artist, performing and teaching throughout the country. She holds a MFA in Dance from Temple University and a BFA in Dance Performance and Choreography from Virginia Commonwealth University. She has served on faculty at Morehead State University (KY), Queensborough Community College - City University of New York, Central Piedmont Community College (NC) and Coker College (SC). Since Martin's relocation to Charlotte, she participated in the 20th Anniversary North Carolina Dance Festival as a Touring Artist, and served as Coordinator of the 48 Hour Project (Charlotte Dance Festival Board). Martin is co-producer of FRESH, a performance series that tours major cities along the east coast, teaches Bokwa fitness and is the desginer of Embellish, her own line of hancrafted accessories. Currently, Martin serves on dance faculty at Winthrop University and the Governor's School of Arts & Humanities (SC).