Clymene Baugher, MA, LMHC (NY, NY) originally from Jacksonville, Florida, graduated with a BFA in Dance and with an Honors Award for Distinction in Choreography from The Ailey School/Fordham University in 2002. During her time at The Ailey School, under the direction of Denise Jefferson and Ana-Marie Forsythe, she performed for numerous acclaimed choreographers and apprenticed with Sean Curran Company. Clymene then spent several years as dance faculty, teaching and choreographing for Douglas Anderson School of the Arts in Jacksonville, Florida, and is currently on faculty as a guest artist. Ms. Baugher graduated with a MA in Mental Health Counseling from Rollins College in 2006, and worked as a Specialist in Student Counseling at the University of Central Florida Counseling Center until her move back to NY in 2009. She is currently a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the State of New York in private practice: Artist Within, Psychotherapy for Artists & Creative Professionals since 2009. Clymene celebrated her eighth year dancing with Elisa Monte Dance this year. Elisa Monte Dance is a critically acclaimed modern dance company in New York City that tours domestically and internationally. Ms. Baugher performed as Principal Dancer in the company for the last seven years until her retirement in June 2017. One of her favorite performances was her first professional tour to Italy and Luxembourg in 2010, where she performed for the Duke and Duchess of Luxembourg/Royal Family. Mary Clymene acknowledges Elisa Monte as a lifelong mentor, and assists her in teaching and setting choreography all over the world. In her time with the company, she performed 20 of Elisa Monte's choreographic works. Clymene set Monte's 'Pigs and Fishes' at CalArts this past year and teaches and performs in Thailand and China. She is the Founder and Artistic Director of Clymene & Company, which is her modern dance company in its inaugural year. Clymene is also Co-CEO of ClyJo Publishing Inc. and is co-creator and co-author of a comic book series for ClyJo Comics.