Core Members

The Mariposa Collective is currently seeking new Core Members!  

Members receive priority casting and rehearsal times for our performances, the invitation to attend all of our classes, workshops, and events for free, as well as the opportunity to help to influence the direction of the organization.
If you are interested in being involved, please fill out this application. 

Alli Jones

Alli is the Artistic Director and Choreographer of Nosilla Dance Project (NDP).  She began dancing at a young age in New York and was fortunate to be exposed to  many different choreographers. At the age of 17, she performed professionally with Tim  Martin in Connecticut, Boston and New York including Mobius Theatre & the 92nd  Street Y. Alli graduated from Ohio University where she received a B.S.S in Therapeutic  Arts with a Concentration in Dance and Choreography. Alli traveled to Asia where she  danced at The Beijing Dance Academy. There, she studied Chinese cultural dance and Tai Chi, as well as studied with choreographers Doug Nielson and Dan Wagoner from the  United States. She studied Balinese Dance in Indonesia, and Thai Massage in Nepal.  Alli has performed for Movement Alliance (MA Dance), Carol McDowell with the Mariposa Collective, Don Atwood, amongst others over her years in Boulder. NDP took a couple of pieces on the road  and has performed in both New York and Los Angeles. Alli is also a mom and a massage and craniosacral therapist.

Jeny Jones

Jeny received a BA in Dance from Washington University in St. Louis in 1997.  She performed with Cara Reeser and Kim Olson and presented her own choreography in several Mariposa Collective events from 1998-2006. Jeny co-founded The Movement Alliance in Boulder, CO in 1999. She produced, choreographed, and performed in 4 evening-length performances and multiple other events with MA between 1999 and 2009. Jeny was a co-founder of Sephiroth Dance, a multi-media performance art troupe that  performed at music and art festivals throughout Colorado and on the east coast from 2003-2010. She also performed with Kim Robards Dance ('97 - '99), Frequent Flyer Producitons ('99-'01), and Nosilla Dance Project ('04). Jeny was a Core Member with Circle Modern Dance in Knoxville, TN from  2015-2021.  In addition to her passion for dance, She is also a Massage Therapist and Postpartum Doula. You can learn more about her services at 

Celia Grannum Perarnaud

Celia completed a B.F.A. in Dance at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, and pursued a career as a freelance dancer, choreographer, actress and teacher in the US, the United Kingdom, Japan, Switzerland, and The Netherlands. She has worked with the likes of Tony award winning choreographer Wayne Cilento and Rafael Bonachela, Director of Sydney Dance Company, and was a founding member of London’s renowned ‘Ballet Black’. Along her dance journey, Celia has also had the pleasure and honor of dancing for Antonia Franceschi, Irek Mukhamedov, Stephen Sheriff, Denzil Bailey, Sheron Wray, Union Dance Company and Kim Brandstrup in the U.K.; Sanne van der Put, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa and Jennifer Hannah in the Netherlands; Nishida Yukio in Japan; and Gus Solomons, Michael Mao, and Monte/ Brown Dance in the US.

Celia was the founder and director of, and choreographed for ‘The Movement Network’ in Amsterdam. Her choreography has also been commissioned for, and performed at, The Place Prize, Resolution!, the Bridewell Theater, National Youth Dance Wales and the HIP Dance Festival, in the U.K.; Biennale de Danse in Martinique; L’Artchipel en Danse in Guadeloupe; the Rode Loper festival, Open Ateliers Jordaan and Podium Mozaïek in the Netherlands; and Boulder Arts Outdoors in Colorado.

As a film maker, Celia’s films have been selected for several festivals, including the local Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema, Boulder Ballet Dance Film Festival and The Nederland International Film Festival. Her films have won awards of Best Choreography at Indiedance Film Festival, Best Short in Bridge Fest and Best Film at the Feedback Romance and Relationships Film Festival.

Betsy Tobin

Betsy Tobin, Artistic Director of the Now Or Never Theatre and has directed and performed original theatre across the United States, in Canada, Guinea, Bali, and throughout Europe where she won awards at festivals and earned an international reputation as a solo puppeteer. Her innovative work integrates puppetry with acting, masks, shadow theatre, and video projection. During the last 15 years, she has experimented with different ways of telling stories using layered imagery in multi-media productions. Shows are often presented in unusual settings with projection on a variety of surfaces as in SHADOWS & JOURNEYS, performed in canyons across the Southwest with shadows on rock walls representing the memories of the land.

Jasper Webb

Jasper trained and performed with the St. Louis Ballet for 3 years. She received a BA in Theater with an emphasis in Dance from Washington University in her hometown of St. Louis, MO, where she performed as a dancer and vocalist in faculty and student-choreographed performances, and also worked behind the scenes as a choreographer, stage manager, and producer. She subsequently obtained a certification in Performing Arts Administration from the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. Utilizing her skills in Arts Administration, Jasper transitioned from performing to administration and has applied her insight and experience in the arts to successfully lead and support dance and dance theater organizations in the Bay Area, Seattle, New York City, and Boulder and its surrounding communities. She has worked in a variety of capacities with emerging companies and artists, as well as such renowned companies as Susan Marshall & Company and Elisa Monte Dance, and the ever-impactful service organization, Dance/NYC. Jasper continues to dance and choreograph informally, as well as sing, most recently with the Boulder Chorale.

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Riley Bartlett

Riley is a non-binary writer and dancer living in Colorado. They received their MFA in Creative Writing from CU Boulder in 2019 and now teach English and writing classes at the University. They are published in Stoneboat Literary Journal and they love performing dances to their own writing. Their dance work has appeared in Convergence, The Avalon Ballroom, CU Boulder and Allegheny College.