2023 Festival Artists

We are thrilled to welcome 2022 Artists-In-Residence Caili Quan and Roman Mejia, extraordinary dance companies Ephrat Asherie Dance, DanceAspen, Limón Dance Company, and New York City Ballet MOVES, and Festival stars from a range of dance disciplines.

Individual Artists

Ephrat Asherie

Ephrat Asherie

Ephrat Asherie Dance Artistic Director // Ephrat “Bounce” Asherie is a NYC based b-girl, dancer, and choreographer and a 2016 Bessie Award Winner for Innovative ...

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Olivia Bell

Olivia Bell

Born in Fort Worth, Texas, Olivia Bell trained locally before being accepted to the School of American Ballet (SAB) on scholarship at age 14. While ...

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India Bradley

India Bradley

India Bradley is a member of New York City Ballet’s corps de ballet. Born in Detroit, Michigan, she began her dance training locally at the ...

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Lil Buck

Lil Buck

Lil Buck is a movement artist who began jookin at age 13. Named one of Dance Magazine’s 25 to Watch, he gained international notoriety after ...

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Preston Chamblee

Preston Chamblee

Preston Chamblee was born in Wendell, North Carolina and began his dance training at the age of 14 at the Raleigh School of Ballet under ...

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Chun Wai Chan

Chun Wai Chan

Born in Guangdong, China, Chun Wai Chan trained at Guangzhou Art School and joined Houston Ballet in 2012, becoming Principal in 2017, joined as soloist ...

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Herman Cornejo

Herman Cornejo

Herman Cornejo was born in Villa Mercedes, San Luis province, Argentina, and began his ballet studies at the age of eight at Teatro Colón’s Instituto ...

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Patricia Delgado

Patricia Delgado

Patricia Delgado (she/her), first generation Cuban-American, was born in Miami, Florida. She was a principal dancer with the Miami City Ballet where she worked for ...

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Michelle Dorrance

Michelle Dorrance

Michelle Dorrance (Artistic Director, Choreographer, Dancer) is a New York City–based artist. Mentored by Gene Medler (North Carolina Youth Tap Ensemble), she studied under many ...

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Denys Drozdyuk

Denys Drozdyuk

Denys Drozdyuk was born in Chernivtsi, Ukraine where he started dancing at the age of 4. From then on he has been continuously trained in ...

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Philip DuClos

Philip DuClos

Philip Duclos is nineteen years old and will be joining The Royal Danish Ballet as a member of the corps de ballet this upcoming August. ...

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Robbie Fairchild

Robbie Fairchild

Robbie Fairchild was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, and began his dance training at Dance Concepts. His formal ballet training began at the age ...

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Jovani Furlan

Jovani Furlan

Born in Joinville, Brazil, Mr. Furlan started dancing at the age of 11 at The Bolshoi Theater School in Brazil. In 2010 he participated in the ...

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Christopher Grant

Christopher Grant

Christopher Grant was born in Jamaica, Queens. He began his dance training at the School of American Ballet (SAB), the official school of New York ...

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Savannah Green

Savannah Green

Savannah Green grew up in New York City, where she attended LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts as a Dance Major. She attended Manhattan ...

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Kennard Henson

Kennard Henson

Kennard Henson was born in Baltimore, Maryland and began his ballet training at the T.W.I.G.S. after-school program at the Baltimore School of the Arts at ...

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Maria Kochetkova

Maria Kochetkova

Among Kochetkova’s major roles are Giselle; Juliet in Tomasson’s Romeo & Juliet; Odette/Odile in Swan Lake; Kitri in Nureyev’s and Petipa Don Quixote; Aurora in Sleeping Beauty; La ...

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Lauren Lovette

Lauren Lovette

Lauren Lovette is a principal ballerina who danced with the New York City Ballet from 2010-2021 while alsogrowing herself as an independent and acclaimed choreographer. ...

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Sara Mearns

Sara Mearns

Sara Mearns was born in Columbia, South Carolina, and began her dance training at the age of three with Ann Brodie at the Calvert-Brodie School ...

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Roman Mejia // Artist-In-Residence

Roman Mejia // Artist-In-Residence

Roman Mejia was born in Fort Worth, Texas and began studying ballet at age 3 with his mother and father. At age 13, he entered ...

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Miriam Miller

Miriam Miller

Miriam Miller was born in Iowa City, Iowa, and began her dance training in 2001 at University of Iowa Youth Ballet and School of Dance ...

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Mira Nadon

Mira Nadon

Mira Nadon was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and began her ballet training at the age of six at the Inland Pacific Ballet Academy in Montclair, ...

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Dario Natarelli

Dario Natarelli

Dario is a 2016 graduate of Fiorello H. LaGuardia HS of Music & Art and Performing Arts and a 2020 Cum Laude graduate of The ...

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Tiler Peck

Tiler Peck

Tiler Peck has been a Principal Dancer with New York City Ballet since 2009. She made her Broadway debut at age 11 as Gracie Shinn ...

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Unity Phelan

Unity Phelan

Unity Phelan is a Principal Dancer with New York City Ballet. Born in Princeton, NJ, she began her dance training at age 5 at the ...

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Caili Quan // Artist-In-Residence

Caili Quan // Artist-In-Residence

Caili Quan danced with Philadelphia’s BalletX from 2013 to 2020 and is now a prolific and highly sought-after choreographer based in New York City. She ...

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Calvin Royal III

Calvin Royal III

Calvin Royal III began his formal dance training at the Pinellas County Center for the Arts in St. Petersburg, Florida under the direction of Suzanne ...

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Antonina Skobina

Antonina Skobina

Antonina Skobina was born in Mariupol, Ukraine. She is a 3-Time US National Ballroom Dance Champion and a World Championship Bronze Medalist. She is also ...

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Cory Stearns

Cory Stearns

Born on Long Island, New York, Cory Stearns began his classical training at the age of five with Mme. Valia Seiskaya at the Seiskaya Ballet. ...

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Byron Tittle

Byron Tittle

At a young age, Byron Tittle began tap dancing with David Rider and the American Tap Dance Foundation in his hometown of New York. Determined ...

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KJ Takahashi

KJ Takahashi

KJ Takahashi is a member of New York City Ballet’s corps de ballet. He was born in Dallas, Texas, and began his ballet training at ...

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Devon Teuscher

Devon Teuscher

Devon Teuscher began her ballet training at the age of nine under Deanna Doty of the Champaign Urbana Ballet Academy in Champaign, IL.  When her ...

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Melissa Toogood

Melissa Toogood

Melissa Toogood is a New York Dance and Performance Award winning Performer. She is Dancer, Rehearsal Director and Artistic Associate for Pam Tanowitz Dance. Melissa ...

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Matthew “Megawatt” West

Matthew “Megawatt” West

Matthew West (Dancer) started dancing at the age of sixteen in Queens. Megawatt is an active part of NYC’s underground dance community and teaches youth ...

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*Festival Artists are subject to change. 

 

 

FESTIVAL CHOREOGRAPHERS

Ephrat Asherie
Caili Quan
Jodi Melnick
Justin Peck
Tiler Peck
Claudia Schreier
Bobbi Jene Smith
Pam Tanowitz

 

 

FESTIVAL MUSICIANS

Kate Davis
Cameron Grant
Shelbie Rassler
Brooklyn Rider
Caroline Shaw
Chris Thile
Davóne Tines

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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