Xan Burley, a native of Youngstown, OH and a graduate of the University of Michigan (BDA Dance; BA English), is an active performer, creator, teacher and arts administrator. She has had the great pleasure of working with artists such as Nancy Bannon, Daniel Charon, DOORKNOB Company and Leyya Tawil/Dance Elixir, among others. She enjoys continued work with Elizabeth Dishman/Coriolis, Shannon Gillen and Guests, Shannon Hummel/Cora Dance, and Donnell Oakley. Xan also acts as producer of WAXworks, in residency at Triskelion Arts. She has held teaching positions at Cora School for Dance, PAVE Academy Charter School and Poly Prep Performing Arts Camp and is currently on faculty at BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange and 92nd Street Y. She occasionally teaches technique for professionals at Dance New Amsterdam, Triskelion Arts and the Playground. She joined Doug Varone and Dancers in 2012.