ERIKA - Dance Captain

              

Erika was born and raised in Seattle. She has loved dancing since she was a little girl and never stopped. Recently Erika choreographed Hairspray at Stadium high school and performed in Gypsy at Tacoma Little Theatre. She has had an absolute BLAST rehearsing for Molly Hardin’s show Skin Deep and is so excited to share it. Fun Fact: Erika’s favorite musical is Phantom of the Opera and she loves singing the role of Phantom.

 

HAZEL

              

Hazel, (Port Aransas, TX) is currently living and dancing in Seattle, WA. She graduated from Texas Christian University (TCU) in 2016 as an Honors Laureate from the John V. Roach Honors College with a BFA in Modern Dance and a BS in Communication Studies. She has trained in dance styles including modern, improvisation, contact improvisation, ballet, pointe, hip-hop, contemporary, and jazz. 

 

LYDIA   


I'm Lydia, I love dance, art and laughing.  I fell in love with dance at the Galletta School of Dance where I've danced for 7 years.  I've spent summers training at the Debbie Allen Dance Academy, Oregon Ballet Theater and CPYB in Pennsylvania.  I've also had the honor of dancing as "Tinkerbell" in Ron Milton's Peter Pan and as "Jemela" in My Heart is the Drum with the Village Theater.  I currently dance with Just for Kicks and the JMP dance company.  I dance because I love to move and it's a way to express myself.  I think it's important to have a place to get away from everything, every once in a while.  Dance is my place.  A fun fact about me is, I love to braid hair.  

GENIE

              

I’m Genie, I'm from a small town north of Seattle. I dance because through the many years and changes in my life, I’ve found it the one constant I never cease to love. I’ve been dancing since I was three years old, starting with ballet but later taking classes in jazz, hip hop, contemporary, and pointe. Not only do I dance, but I also sing, act, play violin, and illustrate.

RISA 

              

Risa is a 22 year old recent college graduate, from New York. She moved to Seattle in August to work for an environmental advocacy group. But a dancer since she was 4, Risa eagerly seeks out every opportunity she has to dance and perform. She started as a competition dancer, has been trained in Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, and Hip Hop, and was captain of two dance groups in college. 

VERONICA

              

I’m Veronica and I’ve lived in Texas most of my life. The reason I started to dance was simply because it was fun. Now nothing has changed, but I continue to dance because it frees me and I have the power to create something beautiful. As a little girl who stood in front of the TV and admired dancers in The Grammy’s, MTV Awards, and music videos, I grew a love for Hip-Hop and commercial dance, although I’m no stranger to jazz and contemporary dance.

UJ

              

Uj began as a self-taught dancer in high school until he found Westlake Dance Center in 2011. Now trained in multiple disciplines, he has had the opportunity to be a part of several world premiere musicals and other favorites at The Fifth Avenue Theatre. He has also toured with their musical education show throughout Washington and North Oregon. Comercially, Uj has been featured with Macklemore, T-Mobile, and Wowowee (for my Filipinos out there).

 

SOPHIA

              

Sophia is a classical and modern dancer in Seattle WA.  She is currently enrolled in the preparatory dance program at Cornish College of the Arts.  She spent the previous 2 years studying lyrical and ballet and before that she studied ballet at the Pacific Northwest Ballet for 9 years.  Sophia has appeared in multiple performances including the PNB's Nutcracker and annual school performances.  In her spare time Sophia enjoys Yoga, crafts and design.

CHRISTOPHER

              

My name is Christopher and I am 24 years old. I currently attend the University of Washington studying Social Work. I have been dancing off and on for 6 years. My training is in hip hop, ballet, modern, and lyric. 

 

JOSELITO - CHOREOGRAPHER     

Joselito has been creating original work with his company modus dance(formerly SSSCo) since 2002. His shows are diverse, entertaining and moving. Past productions have included bright and lively children’s shows based off of storybooks and favorite 45’s, dark post-apocalyptic stories of fallen angel- like creatures, and deeply personal explorations of his dancers’ lives.  His art aims to reach each and every person in the audience on some level; for each person to recognize themselves somewhere in the work and experience a true connection with what is unfolding in front of them.