TEACHING ARTISTS

 
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Melissa Moore

Guyanese Brooklyn raised, Miss Moore, is full of light, exuberance, and ambition as art and artistry exemplifies her natural being connecting with people around the globe. Her passion for performance was cultivated by the underground urban dance scene as a freestyle and street dancer; her influences are now spanning the world of dance and the performing arts. Moore continued her passion for dance at Peridance Certification Program, pushing the envelope in training multiple dance styles, acting and singing, all while studying accounting and marketing at the City University, York College. Moore works as a professional dancer, choreographer, instructor, and creative director, and is currently a company member of Kristin Sudeikis Dance and Liberation Dance Theater where she was the assistant choreographer at The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater for NDCL program. Represented by MSA Talent Agency, Miss Moore’s professional credits include Beyoncé, Kelly Roland, Kanye West, Will Smith, Britney Spears, Iggy Izaela Travie McCoy, Bea Miller, Ayo Jay, Wiz Kid, Runtown, Aluna George, Marianas Trench, Red Foo, Ru Paul, Big Freedia, Hayden James, Ester Dean, and More.

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Nicole Kadar

Nicole Kadar , graduated magna cum-laude with a BS in Dance while also studying Early Childhood Education and Business at Skidmore College. Nicole has worked with choreographers Robert Battle, Camille A. Brown, Nicole Corea, Teresa Fellion, Ruben Graciani, Erica Pujic, Jenny Rocha, Tamara Saari, Melissa Riker, and Matthew Westerby as well as directors Samantha Shay of Hopelandic Theatre Co. and Greg Taubman of Extant Arts Co. In addition to performing, Nicole has a passion for teaching. She has been on faculty at Saratoga City Ballet, the National Museum of Dance's School of the Arts, The Ailey School and Ailey's Arts In Education and Community Programs. Under the direction of Kathleen Isaac, Nicole recently completed her M.A. in Dance Education as a scholarship student at the Arnhold Graduate Dance Education Program at Hunter College. Nicole also enjoys creating her own work, which has performed at Triskelion Art's, the Ailey Studios, the Kaye Theater, and Jennifer Muller's Hatch Series.

Manon Bal

Manon Bal is a versatile professional dancer born in Marseille, France. After 11 years of training, at La maison de Réjane lead by Réjane Losno, Manon started her professional training at the Institut de Formation Professionelle de Danse Jazz Rick Odums in Paris. She performed as a soloist in Les Jeunes Ballet Jazz de Rick Odums. After a rigorous audition process in Paris, Manon was accepted at the prestigious The Ailey School. She trained in The Independent Study Program. Manon is a principal dancer in Ephrat Asherie Dance. She has been touring the country with the company with the new creation Odeon. She performed at the Joyce Theater, Guggenheim Museum, Chatham Dance Festival, The Yard, at the prestigious Jacob’s Pillow, etc. She is also a part of International Affair Company, directed by Miki Tuesday, Ladies of Hip hop Company directed by Michele Byrd McPhee and Mozaik Dance. Manon has worked with choreographers as Ronald K Brown, Tweet Boogie, and Janine Micheletti. She was chosen as an urban freestyle dancer to perform for the United Nations Women, in music video for l’ONE, a Russian rapper, for the Farsali Brand Essentials Video, featured in Sephora outlets across the country and for Macy’s Cozy Holiday Dressing commercial. Manon taught hip hop classes in France. She has been invited as a guest teacher across Germany and France for festivals and workshops.

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Arleigh Rothenberg

Arleigh Rothenberg is a member of Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards’ Sophisticated Ladies, where she dances weekly at the world famous Cotton Club. She has had the great honor of working with Derick K. Grant for his shows “Once Upon A Tap”, “Imagine Tap” (Preview), and “Rhythm is Our Business”. Arleigh has performed at many prestigious venues including Apollo Theatre for “A Taste of Broadway”, and Symphony Space for “Puerto Rico We Will Rise” which was choreographed by Maria Torres. Arleigh’s television and film credits are expansive, including an International Adidas Commercial for “Customise miadidas”, Sesame Street, Step Up 3D, Friends With Benefits starring Justin Timberlake and several episodes of Good Morning America. Arleigh is proud to have graduated from Ithaca College with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Television-Radio, and a concentration in Video Production. She recently directed, edited, and choreographed the popular music video “Dreams” by the rapper TruthCity.

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Eva Moore

Eva Bust a' Move is a Guatemalan artist based out of NYC. She is currently a company member of Legendary Omari Mizrahi's company @lesballetafrik. She is honored to be an invited choreographer to celebrate ASAP arts organization 20- year anniversary celebration in June and to begin her 5th year teaching for Joffrey Ballet School's ballet intensive and pre professional contemporary and jazz summer programs as a hip hop instructor. She currently works with recording and broadway artists Erik Altemus.

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Emily Aiken

Emily Aiken holds an MFA in Choreography at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where she also received her BFA in Dance. Intrigued by the intricate relationship of the body and mind, Emily studies Kinetic Awareness® and psychophysical concepts in movement, choreography, performance art, writing, and film. To further combine her interests toward an eventual practice in Expressive Arts Therapy, Emily is working toward her online Mental Clinical Health Counseling degree through NC State. Emily formerly studied movement in Durham NC, where she was a company dancer for Justin Tornow and Company. Emily has traveled nationally and internationally, performing and teaching in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Virginia, Florida, Pennsylvania, Washington D.C., New York, Switzerland, Belgium, France, and Italy. Emily recently relocated to New York and travels to perform with Collapss (COLLective for hAPpy SoundS) of Greensboro, NC. Emily currently trains at Luigi's Jazz Centre NYC, Steps on Broadway, and with the Cunningham Trust at City Center. Emily began working with Dance Entropy in 2017.

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Jarvis Dewayne Griggs

Jarvis Dewayne Griggs is a New York based actor and dancer from Dallas, Texas. He received his B.A in Theatre from Prairie View A&M University and also a graduate from Columbia University's MFA Acting program. He started training as a dancer with the Classic Dance Ensemble Company in the styles of jazz, hip-hop, contemporary, ballet and modern. He has been teach Hip Hop and Theatre for over 3 years and His past credits include: Broadway Bares 3 years; Three Hours by Laura Zlatos; Ware arts theater festival/ Othello;Classic Stage Company/Our Town by Thornton Wilder; Columbia Thesis/Blue Window; Columbia Thesis.