Wavelength Winds is the fourth resident fellowship wind quintet at the University of Maryland. In addition to being seasoned performers and pedagogues, Wavelength’s members are accomplished in disciplines ranging from business to international politics. Our mission is to present diverse, stimulating works and innovative collaborations that resonate with music lovers of all kinds.
Wavelength is also working with local artist Konshens the MC in an ongoing project called “Classically Dope,” a fusion of hip-hop and classical music. This collaboration was recently featured in a live interview and performance with Circa media and an hour-long broadcast at One Love Massive in downtown D.C.
The ensemble is co-commissioning a quintet by John Steinmetz, for which we will be mentioned on the printed music and will receive exclusive performing rights for one year. Two more commissions from Leigha Amick and Ben Stevenson are in progress.
Dawn Gierling Milatin was born and raised in Melbourne, Florida. She began her training at Erika’s School of Dance, and from 2001-2009 she trained with Space Coast Ballet Academy. She then danced with the Senior Company of Florida Arts and Dance Company, apprenticed with Cornerstone Dance Company, toured with Arrows International, and performed with Ajkun Ballet Theatre. Afterwards, she continued her training on scholarship at The Harid Conservatory before moving to NYC in 2011 to join Gelsey Kirkland Ballet. Some highlighted roles while with GKB include; Venus in the world premiere of Stealing Time, Kitri in Don Quixote, Aurora in Sleeping Beauty, Maria in Petipa’s Cavalry Halt, Anthony Tudor’s The Leaves are Fading Pas de Deux, Marie in The Nutracker, and Columbine in Petipa’s Harlequinade. In 2017 Dawn joined the New York Theatre Ballet and has completed her first season with the company.
Raeman Kilfoil is a New York City native and was trained by Francois Perron. He has danced with New Jersey Ballet, and Festival Ballet of Providence, Rhode Island, where he was a Principal Dancer. Prior to that, he performed with North Carolina Dance Theatre, St Louis Ballet, and Long Island Ballet. In addition to Francois Perron’s training, Raeman received his training from School of American Ballet and Indiana University. He has also studied under Violette Verdy, Patricia McBride, and Edward Villella. Raeman has performed Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux, Blue Bird in Sleeping Beauty, the Cavalier in Nutcracker, and the Prince in Swan Lake, among many others.
Paige Bodnar is a trained dance artist from Milford Pennsylvania. Paige has worked with various artists such as Mignon Furman, Deborah Lohse, David Parsons, and the Barton Sisters. She also devotes her time to the JUNTOS Collective, bringing and teaching dance to children in underdeveloped countries. Currently, Paige is entering her senior year at the Conservatory of Dance at SUNY Purchase, where she is earning her BFA and will graduate in 2019.