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DANCE PREMIERES – Jazz & Contemporary Dancers – Annual Winter Concert- Joffrey Ballet School February 15, 5:30 p.m. / 7:30 p.m *nyc Ailey Citigroup Theater

Program Highlights

6 Premieres

and 2 Repertory Favorites

from Ryan Daniel Beck, Lauren Cox, Scott Foxx, Tyler Gilstrap, Darrell Grand Moultrie, Matthew Powell, Michael Susten, and Nathan Trice 

Joffrey Ballet School, a world-renowned dance center offering the most versatile and highest quality training, will present the Jazz & Contemporary Program’s annual Winter Concert. The celebrated group of performers will take the stage on Sunday, February 15, 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Ailey Citigroup Theater. The program will feature eight new and restaged works from cutting-edge choreographers Ryan Daniel Beck, Lauren Cox, Tyler Gilstrap, Darrell Grand Moultrie, Matthew Powell, Michael Susten, and Nathan Trice.

“Joffrey Ballet School prepares students to dance for the most competitive ballet, modern and contemporary companies in the world,” says Jazz and Contemporary Program Director Michael Blake. “The opportunity to learn from these fine choreographers, showcases the passion and intensity of these dancers, and their desire to take their education and performance experiences to the next level.”

Joffrey Ballet School’s 1-night program will premiere 6 new works from Scott Foxx, Tyler Gilstrap, Darrell G. Moultrie, Matthew Powell, Lauren Cox and Ryan Daniel Beck. With works ranging from contemporary introspections to light-hearted jazz numbers, all the pieces are grounded in the foundation of technique, strength and stamina.

Michael Susten restages his work Don’t Bring Tomorrow about the human reaction and anxieties that occur during the period of calm before a big storm. Nathan Trice reimagines Sketched, a fusion of movement including martial arts, tai chi, and dance.

TICKETS and PERFORMANCE TIMES
Tickets go on sale February 1, and are $35 for general admission. Tickets will be available for purchase at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/942874/1422802641823

Performance Schedule:
Sunday, February 15, 2014 – 5:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

VENUE INFORMATION
The Ailey Citigroup Theater is located at 405 West 55th Street (at 9th Avenue), New York, NY 10019. The theater can be reached by subways 1, A, B, C, D trains to the 59th Street/Columbus Circle station; N, Q, R trains to the 57th Street-7th Avenue station; C or E trains to the 50th Street station (at 8th Avenue).

REPERTORY DETAILS

 | World Premiere
Choreography: Ryan Daniel Beck and Dancers
Assistant Choreography: Genna Carey
Music Composed by: Charles Spearin and Ferras

The title of the piece refers to the forms of non-verbal communication and the way that people use their bodies to speak with out words. A piece about introspection and appreciation of the senses we are given, this piece asks the audience to discover something propriocepively – with the tiniest nerve endings of the human body. Dancers do this all the time.

Layers | World Premiere
Choreography: Lauren Cox
Music Composed by: Napago (Nathan Goheen) & Nina Simone

With its choreographic style rooted in African and Hip Hop movements, the inspiration for this exploration comes from the observation of others’ pursuits to understand themselves and the world around us. Observing movement within a crowd and catching glimpses of humanity, our focus zooms in or out at any given moment depending on our perception of that moment. The audience is invited to do the same when experiencing this hypnotic harmony of visuals and sound.

Dueling Horns | NY Premiere
Choreography: Scott Foxx
Dance Captain: Zach Rondos
Music Composed by: Eric Miyashiro
Costume Design by: Scott Foxx

This high-speed jazz number takes the audience back to the good old days and is designed purely for the enjoyment of the viewer. Dazzling with its precise movements, synchronization and lifts, it showcases technique and strength.

Turbulent Wake | World Premiere
Choreography: Tyler Gilstrap and Dancers
Music Composed by: Thom Hanreich, Ezio Bosso, and Nina Simone

A picture book on fast-forward, this work is about spiritual resurrection and the turbulent wake that occurs from it. This piece asks the audience to see what often goes unnoticed in our daily lives. An exploration of controlled chaos – testing the limits of time, space, and the human condition – it is inspired by communities and individuals that are seeking change.

Visceral Voices | World Premiere
Choreography by: Darrell G. Moultrie
Music Composed by Rodrigo y Gabriela

Inspired by the dancers, the title of the work is a reflection of the need artists have to say and share their vision with the world. Aimed to share the passion, commitment, and sacrifices that artists make for their voices to be heard, this piece showcases that dedication through physicality, musicality, and stamina.

Live, From the Underground Martini Bunker | World Premiere
Choreography by: Matthew Powell
Music Composed by: Herb Alpert, Lalo Schifrin, Alex Kaeck, Caterina Valente, and Leith Stevens

Based on the music from the Public Radio show, “Retro Cocktail Hour,” this semi-autobiographical and lighthearted romp tells the story of an overworked, single and lovingly geeky soul who escapes the woes of life through her favorite radio show. As she dances around her living room, characters come to life and lift her out of the dumps of reality, and into a world of retro-chic fantasy.

Don’t Bring Tomorrow | Restage from Michael Susten & Company
Choreography by: Michael Susten
Music Composed by: Daughter

This contemporary piece, choreographed as a part of the larger, Fall: Heeding the Warning and Building Shelter to Surrender, is about the calm before the storm. It explores the human condition and how we live and deal with those moments right before the “storm” comes.

Sketched/Sketch | Restage
Choreography by: Nathan Trice
Assistant Choreography by: Damani Pompey
Music Composed by: Keith Jarrett
Costume Design by: Nathan Trice

This fusion of martial arts, modern and contemporary dance, and tai chi, is a challenging articulation of movement through space and time and is in a constant state of being and becoming. It aims to express the realms of the physical world with great enthusiasm and spirit.

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About Joffrey Ballet School
Founded in 1953 by Robert Joffrey and Gerald Arpino, Joffrey Ballet School maintains the vision of its founders to transform passionate dance students into versatile, individualistic artists able to collaborate and evolve fluidly in a fast-changing society. With an accredited dance program that offers two core pieces of study – ballet and jazz/contemporary – Joffrey is known for its diverse curriculum as well as being the largest summer intensive training program in the country. As Joffrey celebrates its 60th anniversary, it remains at the forefront of American dance education, instilling a passion for dance in children, youth, adults, pre-professionals and professionals. Graduates of the School have gone on to dance for major classical ballet, modern and contemporary companies, both in the United States and abroad.

Ryan Daniel Beck:
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Ryan Daniel Beck is a visual art teacher working in the medium of dance. Inspired by a varied background and training, ranging from modern, Classical Ballet, Hip-Hop and Acrobatics.

Ryan has done commercial dance work for ESPN, MTV, Fuse TV, Mini Cooper, Givenchy, Microsoft, ABC, and Onion News Network, and danced commercially for the Mercedes Benz company in Frankfurt, Germany. Recently, he performed in the Danny Ezralow (Across The Universe, 2014 Sochi Olympics) touring show WHY…be extraordinary, when you can be yourself in Italy and Israel, and can be seen in the film Step Up 3D with Rhapsody and Jamal Sims.

Additional credits include working with Beyonce on the C&A Campaign, and the Black Eyed Peas. Ryan was an ensemble dancer with Disney’s Tarzan stage show, and danced back-up for Hard Rock Live Tour and special engagements with YouTube sensation Mila Jam. Ryan has choreographed for Central Florida Ballet and Ballet South of Orlando under the direction of Russell Sultzbach of Joffrey Ballet. Ryan has also worked for Choreographers Ball in Los Angeles and NYC, as well as industrials in Miami, Las Vegas, Paris, New York and Atlanta.

Ryan danced with the Disney Corp for two years in Tokyo, Japan and choreographed for the opening of Insadong MUSE in Seoul, South Korea with the Pussycat Dolls. He toured Spain with MOMIX Dance Company, and has developed special projects for MTV News. Ryan has taught internationally and worked with students at O-School(Singapore), Jacqui Howard’s The Village(Sydney, Australia), Studio B(Tel Aviv, Israel), La Luna Dance Center(Italy), Danzaccion(Mexico), Danza Activa (Panama), Dance Theatre USA National Competition, and Che Force Dance Convention with Chehon Wespi-Tschopp.

In 2010, Ryan began a series of collaborations with Fernando Suels Mendoza of Pina Bausch company. Ryan is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association and a founding member of Ancona Dance Festival in Ancona, Italy. Is also a certified BodyART instructor, working to condition dancers for peak mental and physical performance.

Lauren Cox:
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Lauren Cox is a San Francisco born-New York based dancer, performer, teacher, choreographer and philanthropist. She began her training under the tutelage of Olympic silver medalist, Daniella Simic, and competed nationally as a Rhythmic Gymnast with the aid of ballet and Horton technique. She then turned her sites to the hip hop/street jazz company Culture Shock working with such choreographers as Harry Chum, Nappy Tabs, Jabbawockies and Rhapsody James. Lauren holds 3 bronze metals from Hip Hop International’s US & World Hip Hop Championships. While studying Haitian cultural dances and Sociology at San Francisco State she started the youth street jazz company called Future Shock Marin. Upon graduation she made her way to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil studying Portuguese, Samba and afro-Brazilian dances for 1 year. There she traveled to the Amazon to participate in the World Social Forum, bringing irrigation solutions to the native community. Lauren moved to New York in 2010 and with Clear Talent Group has appeared on Black Girls Rock with Alicia Keys, Saturday Night Live, America’s Got Talent and numerous festivals and showcases with Rhapsody James, Maria Torres, Joanna Numata, Sheila Barker and Jermaine Brown. She has traveled to Edmonton, Alberta Canada to participate in Fringe, to Hong Kong dancing in Joey Yung’s 1314 in Concert at the Hong Kong Coliseum and to Hyderabad, India to perform and teach workshops to adults, dancers, orphanages and shelters. She is also the apprentice to phenomenal Jazz teacher Sheila Barker and teaches at Broadway Dance Center.
Scott Fox:
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Scott Fox is a native of Roanoke, Virginia began his training at the “Roanoke City Magnet School for the Performing Arts. He attended a competition for the “Common Wealth of Virginia “Scholars program. Winning the award sealed his fate, and helped him pursue a new journey with “Peace Child”. Scott toured for 5 months with this children’s touring company visiting Russia, Latvia and Yermala. !!!!!!!!!Scott attended “Interlochen Arts Academy” to continued perfecting his craft. He studied Ballet and Jazz under Joe Orlando and Anne Krapin . He performed original works by Joe Orlando and David Keener (Virginia School of the Arts). Scott performed in the annual “Nutcracker” ballet as Interlochen’s first ethnic Fritz. He performed roles: Trapac, Dolls and Soldier Commander. Interlochen Arts Academy jolted the door for a transfer to “Virginia School of the Arts” with a full Scholarship. He studied under Mark Schnider, David Keener and the late Petrus Bosman. Scott studied at V.S.A. for two years. He performed in the showcase “Evening of Elegance”. That year he performed with Top Dancers Edward Morgan, Jenifer Galfan, and the late Fernando Bujones. !!!!!!!!Scott auditioned for Southwest Virginia Ballet and was add as a new company member under the direction of Terri Post. Scott performed “”Coppllia” and original works for the company !!!!!!In 1991 Scott was accepted into “North Carolina School of the Arts” !as a dance major under the “Deans Scholarship program” from Susan McCullough. Scott continued his training and performed ballets such as “Petruska”, restaged by Marina Eglevsky, “Holburg Suite” (Pas de nufe) restage by Auther Mitchell. “Sinfonietta” restaged by Susan McCullough. After four Years Scott graduated from the school with his degree in dance. !!!!!!!!!His Performing extends to: Kennedy Dancers NJ, Boca Ballet Theater, Carnival Cruise line, Vee Corporation, Roanoke Ballet Theater and Hard Rock Times Square players. He has had the opportunity to work under Director/Choreographer “Maria Torres” in the New York city windows Phone Launch. His duties included Choreography, staging and auditioning. He Currently is working with in the Broadway world with many shows like “lion King”, “Rock of Ages”, “Spider-man turn off the dark” and Radio City’s “Christmas Spectacular” under local 764. !!!!!!His teaching credits include: Arias Dance NYC, Starquest National Competition, Diva Dance Academy, Roanoke City Magnet School, Davie Dance Academy, Radford University, National Ballet of Barbados and many others. Scott is on the faculty of Fancy Feet Dance Studio’s. Where he is teaching Men’s Classes and specialty Jumps and Turns Classes. He has also created and headed a Three week summer intensive for the school. The Summer included Voice with Broadway Star (Damian Norfleet), Ballet with Master teacher Tobin Eason (ABT) , and Scott Foxx.
Tyler Gilstrap:
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Tyler Gilstrap is a native of Danville, Virginia. She earned her BFA in Dance from Southern Methodist University. After graduating, she performed “Midsummer Marriage” with the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, Germany. After relocating to New York, Ms. Gilstrap worked with Morales Dance, Patrick Corbin, and Amy Marshall Dance Company. She was also a guest artist with the Dodge Dance Co., Irish Modern Dance Theater, and New York Theater Ballet. Ms. Gilstrap has been a featured dancer in such films as Across the Universe, directed by Julie Taymor, and The Wackness, directed by Jonathan Levine.

She was also the assistant choreographer for the film, ‘Love And Other Drugs’. she worked on the italian TV show Amici and has been the assistant choreographer for the italian San Remo TV Award show for the past three yrs. She is also the Dance Captain for the touring show of Why be extraordinary, directed by Daniel Ezralow. Ms. Gilstrap has taught contemporary, jazz, and modern dance in Germany, Hungary, Italy, and throughout the USA. Currently, she is on faculty at Montclair State University. She was a founding member and dancer for 10 yrs for the Battleworks Dance Company, under the direction of Robert Battle.

Nathan Trice: 
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Nathan Trice, Artistic Director/Founder of nathantrice/RITUALS project-by-project dance theater based in New York City.

Originally from Detroit, MI Nathan began his training in 1988 under the strict direction of Aulani Chun in San Diego, Ca. at Mesa College. While training, he simultaneously completed his remaining two years of a four and a half year contract with the U. S. Military Naval service. Upon completion of his Naval contract, he was accepted into the Alvin Ailey certificate program in 1991. Since completing the certificate program in 1993 Nathan spent the next six years as a featured artist with MOMIX, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Joseph Holmes Chicago Dance Theater, Kevin Iega Jeff, Donald Byrd/The Group and Forces of Nature Dance Co.  During this six year period Trice would simultaneously develop and present his own choreographic work, and his teaching philosophy.

In 1998 Nathan created nathantrice/RITUALS dance theater as a means to share his own artistic vision. Since its inception the company has toured throughout the United States, Bermuda, Aruba, Japan, Argentina and Hong Kong over the past 15 years.  nathantrice/RITUALS dance theater has been presented in some of the most prestigious festivals and stages in the U.S. such as: Summer Stage, Jacobs Pillow Dance Festival, 92nd st Harkness Dance Festival, City Center Fall For Dance, Lincoln Center Out-OF -Doors, E-Moves Dance Festival, Symphony Space, Judson Memorial Church’s (DADD) series, Danspace Project, (IABD) International Association of Blacks in Dance, DNA’s In The Company OF Men and The Hong Kong Hip Hop Festival.  Over the past 10 years Trice has began exploring alternative performance spaces to present his work as a means for his audience to cultivate a deeper connection to the newer work. The newer work explores possible proximity’s between the artist and audience as a way for an even greater intimate experiential exchange between the two making the audience an integral part of the performance.

As an educator, Trice has taught technique, given master-classes, workshops, lecture demonstrations and choreographed for over 30 universities, colleges and performing arts high schools. He has been on faculty at Long Island University Dance Dept in Brooklyn, NY for 10 years and continues to be one of the most sought after teaching artists in the academic dance world, and the professional dance studio world nationally and internationally for the past 18 years. He was the inaugurating artist for the LaGuardia High School Performing arts dance department guest artist residency, and was in residency there for four consecutive years.  He is the recipient of the Restoration Youth Arts Academy Recognition Award, the Maggie Allesee Copperfoot Award at Wayne State University and has been commission by numerous actors & singers, the Alvin Ailey organization, Dallas Black Dance theater, DNA’s In the Company Of Men, The Hearman LaVern theater group, Burmuda Dance Co., the New School for Social Research, actors & singers.

Darrell G. Moultrie:

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Darrell Grand Moultrie has quickly emerged as one of America’s most sought after choreographers and master teachers.

Not one to be pigeonholed into any particular genre, Moultrie has carved out an impressive career that seamlessly weaves his choreographic talents through multiple genres.

Most recently Grammy Award winning artist Beyonce selected Darrell as one of her choreographers for her Mrs. Carter World Tour and Tony Award winning director Diane Paulus tapped Darrell to choreograph the original musical Witness Uganda at American Repertory Theater that she directed.

A proud recipient of the 2007 Princess Grace Choreography Fellowship Award, Darrell’s work has been performed by Ailey 2, The Juilliard School, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble, Colorado Ballet, Cincinnati Ballet, North Carolina Dance Theatre, BalletMet Columbus, Milwaukee Ballet, Atlanta Ballet, Sacramento Ballet, Rasta Thomas and his Bad Boys of Dance, Tulsa Ballet, Ballet X, Ballet Arkansas, and. Smuin Ballet. This year he will set World Premieres for Dance Theatre of Harlem, Richmond Ballet, The Boston Conservatory, and The Oregon Ballet Theater.

Darrell was approached by Central Park SummerStage’s dance curator to choreograph under his own moniker, inspiring him to form the pick-up company — Dance Grand Moultrie, which premiered in Central Park in July 2011. Dance Magazine’s Wendy Perron raved of the premiere,

The Melting Pot gave further opportunity to see his unique blend of movements: big moves juxtaposed with small, sensual gestures… Going to see dance at SummerStage is always a pleasant way to spend a summer night—and it’s free. When the program is this good, you can’t believe your luck.

Victoria Morgan, Artistic Director of Cincinnati Ballet comments,

What makes Darrell unique as a choreographer is that he knows how to get to the soul of a performer. His work is well-crafted and theatrical and even in abstract pieces, he makes you feel as though you are following a story. With an innate sense of timing he takes his audience on a journey that ends in pure satisfaction.

Darrell has taught and choreographed at many prestigious institutions across the United States, including The Juilliard School, The Ailey School, Dance Theatre of Harlem, CalArts, Point Park Conservatory of Performing Arts, University of Nevada, COCA St. Louis, and Perry Mansfield. He also served as the Director of Musical Theatre at the Harbor Conservatory of the Performing Arts.

As a performer, Darrell was part of the original cast of the hit musical Billy Elliot on Broadway. He has also been seen in West Side Story in Milan, Italy, at the world famous La Scala Opera House, and was a part of the original workshops of the Public Theatre’s Radiant Baby directed by George C. Wolfe, Sweet Charity, and The Color Purple. He was seen on Broadway in the smash hits Hairspray The Musical with Harvey Fierstein, and AIDA where he understudied the role of Mereb, performing opposite Toni Braxton.

Darrell is a proud New Yorker, born and raised in Harlem. A graduate of the esteemed Juilliard School, today he is one of the few choreographers working in the theater, ballet, modern, and commercial dance genres.

 

Matthew Powell:

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Photo Credit: Brian Jamie courtesy of Dance Informa

Matthew Powell received his training on scholarship with the School of American Ballet, the official school of the New York City Ballet. As a professional, he performed with Pacific Northwest Ballet, Kansas City Ballet, the San Francisco Opera, West Side Story International Tour, regional productions of All Shook Up, and Fiddler on the Roof, and has danced principal and soloist roles in over fifty works by renowned choreographers such as George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, Paul Taylor, Merce Cunningham, Twyla Tharp, Lynne Taylor-Corbett, Michael Smuin and more.

As a teacher, Matthew is currently a faculty member with Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, Ballet Tech, and is permanent guest faculty with the Rock School for Dance Education. Guest teachings include the Royal New Zealand Ballet, Trey McIntyre Project, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Morphoses, Marymount Manhattan, Ballet Academy East, Kansas City Ballet School, Brooklyn Ballet, Universities of Iowa and Alabama, Rosie’s Broadway Kids, and the Broadway production of Billy Elliot. Matthew choreographs works across the country, and he was the recipient of a fellowship from the New York Choreographic Institute.

As a director, Matthew is currently ballet master with Brooklyn Ballet, and works as assistant director to famed opera director, Dorothy Danner. He is also currently the on-set choreographer for BLOCH Dancewear’s ad campaigns. Upcoming projects include assistant directing The Daughter of the Regiment for the Fort Worth Opera Festival and teaching for Ballet Hispanico’s summer intensive.

 

Michael Susten:

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Michael was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pa. He grew up dancing at Bobby Gees Motion N’ Dance, as well as Bucks County Dance Center. He spent his summers at the Young Performers Theatre Camp (YPTC.) at the Annenberg Center in Center City. He was accepted into the High School for Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA), where he became a Dance Company member his freshman year. He participated in the New York City Tap FestivalThe Broadway Dance Center Intensive and The Rock School’s Jazz Intensive.

In the summer of 2002, Michael was accepted to enter the JCC Maccabi Games, and traveled to Memphis, Tennessee to represent Philadelphia. He brought home six gold medals that year for the Philadelphia Dance Team. In 2004, he got his first job dancing at Sesame Place in Langhorne, Pa. There Michael got the chance to perform in shows & parades, and brought characters like Big Bird & Cookie Monster to life. That summer he was one of 30 selected out of hundreds to attend the Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Arts in Erie, Pa on full scholarship. He spent five weeks there as a modern major and was selected to choreograph the musical production ofCompany. Later that year he was asked to perform The Four Seasons with The Nest (under the direction of Rachel Grisi).

During his four years at CAPA, Michael got not only to dance, but also to choreograph for ABC’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. He graduated in 2005 as Dance Captain of the CAPA Dance Company and received awards for Jazz Dancer and Choreographer of the Year. He was asked to come back to the Thanksgiving Day Parade, and to also choreograph and dance back-up for American Idol’s LaToya London.

Michael enrolled into the University of the Arts in 2005. As a freshman, he was exposed to new styles and techniques. At the end of the semester, he was offered his dream job as a dancer at the Walt Disney World Resorts in Orlando, Florida. Michael took the year off from school and moved to Florida, where he danced in The Festival of the Lion KingMagic Kingdoms Welcome & Trolley Show and The Family Fun Day Parade. A year later, he moved back to finish school, but continued to remain a Seasonal employee for the next five years. Michael is a graduate of the University of the Arts, where he earned a BFA in Jazz Dance performance. Upon graduation he was awarded the Choreography Prize.

Michael is currently the creator and director of the Xhale Dance Company, and has shown work in the past four Philly Fringe Festivals, the Choreographers Canvas (NY), The Koresh Artist ShowcaseThe Kimmel Center, a performance with the Barre Boys and Synthoseis Dance Project. Michael was one of eleven choreographers selected to showcase their work in the Dance Underneath the Stars Choreography Festival in Palm Springs California. He was also one the 15 finalists in the International Choreography Competition as a part of the Jazz Dance World Congress last summer.

Michael currently lives in NYC and just had his work shown in the APAP Showcase, and Pushing Progress at Peridance.

Michael continues to teach and choreograph throughout the tri-state area, spreading his love and experience of dance.

 

Damani Pompey: 

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Damani Pompey is a native of Brooklyn, NY. He had studied traditional Shotokan karate for ten years before receiving his second degree black belt at age thirteen. He attended Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School for Dance under the direction of Michelle Mathesius and graduated with the Stephanie Silverman Award in 2008. Pompey attended the SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Dance as an Adopt-a-Dancer and graduated Magna Cum Laude in May 2012 with a BFA in Dance, minor in Arts Management, and concentration in lighting design. Pompey has performed repertory by Sarah Mettin, Pedro Ruiz, Nathan Trice, Ronald K. Brown, Fredrick Earl Mosley, Christopher Huggins, Wallie Wolfgruber, and Paul Taylor. He has worked with Trice throughout his dance education and is excited to be apart of the “Strange Love” project. This is Pompey’s first official season with nathantrice/RITUALS.

 Genna Carey

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Genna Carey, originally from Battle Creek, MI, began dancing at the age of 9. She recently graduated Cum Laude from Western Michigan University, where she earned a B.F.A. in Dance. With emphasis on Ballet, Modern, and Jazz dance, she has collaborated with many choreographers of all genres. She has had the pleasure of working with Matthew Powell, Robyn Mineko Williams, Parsons Dance, KT Nelson, and Lauren Edson among others. Chosen for the 2012 ACDFA Nationals, Genna represented her College performing at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. She has also worked with DanceWorks Chicago’s company dancers on a commissioned work choreographed by Nelly Van Bommel, performed at Chicago’s renowned Harris Theater.

Along with performing, Genna has also choreographed throughout her college career, with recent work that premiered at the Symphony Space in New York for Broadway Dance Center’s Professional Semester Showcase. As Genna currently creates and performs all around New York City with various artists, she is also assisting a project with the Joffrey Ballet School and Choreographing for a second season of Professional Semester Students at Broadway Dance Center. She welcomes her second year in the city with open arms and is thrilled to be part of the Infinite Motion Performing Arts Academy Team.

 

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