My multicultural upbringing and life as a dancer have led me to dream of capturing movement, time, sound, and memory in clay. While inscribing hieroglyphs, I imagine I am breathing life into a mysterious past and lifting the veil between myself and the original scribes who wrote the same words centuries before. I strive to create a piece where movement, sound, and culture merge into a balanced whole, and ancient knowledge can be reborn through a new vision in the present. Whether the piece ends up with an overt indigenous identity or a simpler essence of motifs, I hope to infuse my work with the mysterious playfulness of my Mayan ancestors.
Born: Komchen, Mexico. Ms. Bolles’ career spanned over 26 years during which she performed as a soloist and principal dancer with many companies such as Feld Ballet, Zvi Dance, Complexions, Elisa Monte Dance, Buglisi/Foreman Dance, Lar Lubovitch Dance Company, and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Broadway credits include: The Red Shoes, The King and I, and The Lion King. Teaching credits include Eliot Feld’s Ballet Tech, Judge and Master Teacher for the Youth American Grand Prix and coach for the New York International Ballet Competition. Her most recent performances were as Sleeping Beauty in Lar Lubovitch’s retelling of the ancient tale entitled The Black Rose, which premiered at the Joyce Theater in NYC in October 2014. She taught locally at the New England Center for Circus Arts, Brattleboro School of Dance, Putney School, and Marlboro College. In 2009 she, her husband and mother opened Three Stones Mayan Mexican Cocina for which she and her husband Chris Makay are James Beard 2017 semifinalists for Best Chef of the Northeast. Ms. Bolles lives in Southern Vermont where works out of Brattleboro Clayworks, and continues her ceramic studies with Richard Foye, Matthew Tell, and Josh Gold. She is a juried member of the Rock River Artists and the NH league of Craftsmen.