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Lauren Adams

Lauren was featured in the original musical, "Falco", in Vienna Austria. She was a member of Dee Caspary's IV Dance Company, and Jason Parsons' Parsons Dance Project, with which she performed in the New York/Seoul International Dance Festival, in Korea. Her choreography was showcased in "Terpsichoreal" in Los Angeles, as well as in Prague, and most recently Tropea, Italy. Lauren's choreography was also recently seen at the 2004 Jazz Dance World Congress performed by Melissa Hough of Boston Ballet. She has worked extensively with Danny Tidwell of American Ballet Theatre who has performed Lauren's choreography for many DRA events, and recently at the Jackson International Ballet Competition's 25th Anniversary Gala. Lauren continues to perform, she was honored to perform a work of Mia Michaels' "Resevoir, That's French" staged for Ash Contemporary Dance Company. Other performances with Ash include the Festival Des Arts in Montreal. In NYC, Lauren has taught at Steps on Broadway, and Broadway Dance Center. Lauren is curently working on the second edition of Moving Still show. She is also one of the Senior editor of the coming magazine, movmnt.

 

David Benaym

 

David Benaym was born in Nice, France and shares his time between the United States and Europe. Based in Manhattan, he covers politics, media and entertainment news as a Press Correspondent for major European magazines such as La Dernière Heure, L’Officiel, Strategies, and L’Optimum.

Introduced to the dance world in 2004, he keeps a candid eye on stage to capture moments of life conveyed by the performers. David likes to approach this major art with enthusiasm and thoughts through its process.

David is currently working on the launch of a new magazine, movmnt, schedule to come out June 2006. (www.movmnt.com)

You can find further information about David's productions on e-maprod's website: www.emaprod.com

 

Danny Tidwell

Danny Tidwell (Virginia Beach, VA) started dancing at Denise Wall’s Dance Energy under the direction of Denise Wall and Vicky Cooke. At 15 he was invited to study classical ballet with Vladimir Djouloukhadze and Anatoli Kucheruk at the Universal Ballet Academy in Washington DC. Meanwhile, Danny got the opportunity to perform principal roles in two original shows created by Debbi Allen, Dreams and Pearl, performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC.

In 2001, Mr. Tidwell won the Second Prize at the International Ballet Competition in Shanghai, China and, in 2002, received the Silver Medal at the Jackson International Ballet Competition.

Soon after, Danny joined American Ballet Theatre’s Studio Company. In May 2003, he was hired as ABT’s Corps de Ballet. He performed many roles in the  classical ballet repertory including Spectre de la Rose and Peasant pas de deux in Giselle.

During this time, Danny Tidwell performed contemporary works by choreographers Nacho Duato, Jiri Killian, William Forsythe, Kirk Peterson and Robert Hill.

In 2005, Mr. Tidwell was featured as Dance Magazine’s 25 to Watch and Pointe Magazine's TOP 10 VIP.

In August 2005, Danny taught in Bermuda's ABT's Summer program. Continuing his works in the education of dance, Danny is now on the faculty of New York City Dance Alliance and has been invited to guest teach at many schools across the country.

Danny is currently performing with Complexions Contemporary Ballet Company, under the direction of Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson.

Danny Tidwell is also the co-founder of a new magazine, movmnt, schedule to be launched in June 2006.

 

Travis Wall

Born and raised in Virginia Beach, VA, Travis Wall started dancing at the age of three at his mother's studio, Denise Wall's Dance Energy. The winner of numerous awards and titles, Travis was featured in a national Dr. Pepper commercial. In the revival of The Music Man on Broadway, Travis played Eddie Mason and understudied Winthrop. When he outgrew those roles he was invited back to play Barney Hix. He has appeared on "The Rosie O'Donnell Show," "The Tony Awards," "The Today Show," MTV, and "Access Hollywood." He is choreographing and teaching across the country, performing with Adrienne Canterna's company, American Dance Artists, and touring with New York City Dance Alliance as a former two time title winner and main assistant.

 

Cindy Welik

Now in her last year at The Juilliard School, Cynthia Welik has performed in pieces choreographed by Dwight Rhoden, Lar Lubovitch, Adam Hougland, Charlotte Griffin, Ethel Winters, Crystal Pite, Josi Limon, Robert Battle, and William Forsythe. She participated with Mia Michaels for the DRA Benefit (Dancers Responding to Aids), and has worked with the Dee Caspary IV Company. In June 2002, Cindy Co-Founded ArtREACH, a community outreach organization which uses art to break down cultural, racial and ethnic barriers. She has taken an active role in teaching, choreographing, and performing for various community projects including an annual arts summer camp in Florida. She was recently a finalist in the Seoul International Dance Competition. In 2004, Cindy was awarded the esteemed Princess Grace Award.

 

Marilee Glazier

 

Marilee Glazier was the National Teen Outstanding Female Dancer at NYCDA's National Convention, July 2003 and toured nationally on their 2004 convention tour.  She attended Juilliard's Summer Dance Intensive, 2004, and was accepted again for 2005.  She has performed various times as a guest soloist with Odyssey Dance Utah. She was recently accepted into the University of Utah's Ballet Program, as a high school student earning college credit.

 

CJ Tyson

CJ Tyson was born in Virginia Beach, VA. He now resides in Brooklyn, NY.  This past year, CJ was seen on the 2004/2005 tour of Sesame Street Live and on the Today Show, when Sesame Street performed their 25th Anniversary at Madison Square Garden.  He has also toured Japan in the smash Broadway hit Smokey Joe's Cafe with The Governor School for performing Arts.  Other stage work includes: How To Succeed..., Scarlet Pimpernel, Bye Bye Birdie, and The Student Prince.  CJ can also be seen on the American Cancer Society's sponsored, Quit Before You Start, educational smoking film campaign for middle schools around the nation.  Currently CJ is on tour around the world with West Side Story, the musical.

 

Jason Parsons

 

Jason Parson has worked with such notable companies as River North, Mia Michaels R.A.W., Dinyos Dance Company (Japan), POZ Dance Theatre (South Korea). His industrial credits include work for Sony, BMW, DaeWoo and General Motors. On television, Jason been seen on Fame L.A. and the Essence Awards with Celine Dion. His choreography has been seen internationally at Gwang Ju Biennale Festival, Minjockchoom Cultural Festival, Seoul Contemporary Jazz Dance Festival, Nokia Awards (Czech Republic), Pugilia Danza and ArteDanza (Italy). As a master teacher, Jason has taught in the U.S., Canada, Japan, South Korea, Czech Republic, England and Italy.

 

Kenneth Easter

Born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Kenneth Easter began his training in 1984 at Palm Beach Center in Florida. He continued his studies at summer programs for Eglevsky Ballet, American Theatre Dance Workshop,
Houston Ballet, The Joffrey Ballet, San Francisco Ballet and Boston Ballet. In 1992, as a senior student at the San Francisco Ballet School, he danced with the San Francisco Ballet. In 1994, he joined Boston Ballet where he performed in The Nutcracker, Coppélia, Giselle and Merce Cunningham’s Breakers. Easter was a soloist with Miami City Ballet from 1995 to 2002. His repertory with the company included Grand Pas Classique,
the Black Swan pas de deux from Swan Lake, George Balanchine’s Theme and Variations and Allegro Brilliante, Paul Taylor’s Company B, Arden Court and Funny Papers, and Edward Villella’s Neighborhood Ballroom and Mambo No. 2:00 A.M. He also performed with Pomofunk,
a contemporary dance company in Miami, from 1999 to 2000. In 2002, he joined Ballet Arizona, where he performed Benvolio in Romeo and Juliet, the Cavalier in The Nutcracker and the world premiere of Ib Anderson’s Suenos. Easter joined American Ballet Theatre as a member of the corps de ballet in 2003. His roles with the Company include leading roles in Sechs Tänze, Within You Without You: A Tribute to George Harrison and workwinthinwork.

 

Alexandre Hammoudi

Born in Paris, France, Alexandre Hammoudi began his training at seven with Max Bozzoni of the Paris Opera Ballet. He continued his training at the Academy of Dance Salle Pleyel in Paris from 1996-1999, received further training at the English National Ballet School in London and, most recently, at the School of American Ballet. Hammoudi has won numerous international competitions, including the Trophee Arabesque and the Biarritz Dance Competition. At 16, Hammoudi became a member of the National Ballet of Cuba and toured South America with that company. Hammoudi joined ABT’s Studio Company in 2002, in April 2003, joined the main company as an apprentice and became a member of the Company’s corps de ballet in April 2004.

 

Jodie Manross

 & Laith Keilany

 

Known as "the little woman with a big voice," Knoxville, TN's Jodie Manross performs original acoustic-based folk rock. She possesses a powerful voice much larger than her size and surprises audiences with her emotional delivery of songs. Jodie also often performs with a talented guitarist and oud player, Laith Keilany. A Knoxville newspaper recently exclaimed, "Jodie's voice demands immediate attention for both its beauty and soulful intensity. Add Laith Keilany, who plays everything from the 11-stringed Middle Eastern oud to acoustic to slide guitar, and the result is nothing short of magic."

www.jodiemanross.com