Annakate Chappell is a native of Los Angeles, CA. Her classical ballet training lead her to dance with companies such as Miami City Ballet, Dance Theater of Harlem, and Pittsburg Ballet Theater. She then went on to graduate Magna Cum Laude from New York University, Tisch School of the Arts and was a recipient of the Founders Award for Academic Achievement. Upon graduation, Annakate began performing as an actor with the Bilingual Actors Repertory Theater in Los Angeles. Her written and visual work has been published in Dark as Day literary magazine, Dance Spirit Magazine, and That’s Alright Mamma Magazine. She wrote, directed, and starred in The Astral Circle’s inaugural short film, Revelations, which premiered at two international film festivals. Her second film, Empty Nest, which she wrote/directed/starred in is premiering in February 2015.
Chase Levy brings to The Astral Circle a 10 year career in
production, boasting Producer credits on countless network & cable
television shows, scripted & unscripted, including, but not limited to,
shows for NBC, VH1, BRAVO, HGTV, FOOD, TLC, CMT, HISTORY & Karmaloop, along
with an assortment of independently produced short films, music videos,
theatrical productions, televised concerts, music records & even fashion
shows. Chase, however, tip-toes along the line that separates producer
and artist, as he is also currently a burgeoning actor in Los Angeles.
His dynamic & multi-dimensional approach to creating content is
uniquely his funky style, which combines a keen artistic sensibility with a
fastidious business practicality. Chase aims to continually explore
interesting new subjects & present them to audiences in both classic &
unfathomable fashions with The Astral Circle. "I take great pride in being
part of this creative movement with my super talented founding partners
& believe our need not for permission to create fresh content in this
crowded industry is unrivaled."
Dani Dwyer grew up on a farm in Georgia, where she discovered her active imagination and pension for creating at an early age. After performing in musical theater throughout childhood, she went to high school in Texas, where she was cast in her first studio feature film at 16. Instead of pursuing a formal college education, she moved to New York City at age 17, living in 4 counties over as many years and gaining invaluable life experience traveling the world. Dani moved to Los Angeles in 2012 and decided to take her acting career into her own hands. Determined and inspired by the motto “work begets work,” Dani sparked the idea for an artist’s group producing their own original ideas, which evolved into The Astral Circle. Now a working actress signed to top-tier theatrical and commercial agencies and management, she enjoys expanding her knowledge and love of entertainment by directing, writing, and of course acting with her partners in The Astral Circle.