our dancers

 Photo by Matt Karas

Photo by Matt Karas

ALEXIS "TILLY" EVANS-KRUEGER

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Tilly Evans-Krueger was raised in Madison, WI. She found her love for dance at the Kehl’s School of Dance under the direction of Jenny Hiltbrand. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.F.A. in dance from Wright State University. She has toured nationally and internationally with Chuthis and BODYTRAFFIC. Other companies include Sonya Tayeh Dance Inc., Spectrum Dance Theater + Donald Byrd, PrioreDance, Hivewild, Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, and DCDC II. Tilly's theater credits include Ars Nova’s Off Broadway production of “The Lucky Ones” under the direction of Anne Kaufman and Company XIV’s “Nutcracker Rouge” directed and created by Austin McCormick.

ALIA KACHE

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Alia Kache received her early training at Center for Creative Arts and Chattanooga Ballet. A graduate of the Ailey/Fordham B.F.A. program in 2004, she has performed with Ailey II, Nathan Trice/RITUALS, Pilobolus Creative Services, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, CeDeCe (Alcobaça, Portugal), Big League Theatrical’s Aida, and Disney’s The Lion King. Co-founder of Renegade Performance Group and former rehearsal director for Ailey II, Ms. Kache’s work has been seen at Towson University, Middle Tennessee State University, The Ailey School, Bryant Park, and FringeNYC. She will premiere a new ballet with Ballet Memphis this fall!

BEATRICE CAPOTE

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Beatrice Capote is a dancer, choreographer, and teacher. She began her dance training at Amaryllis Dance Academy in West New York, NJ. She attended Professional Performing Arts High school and studied as a scholarship student at Alvin Ailey American Dance Center. At Alvin Ailey, she was featured in the book “Attitude, eight young dancers come of age at the Ailey school” by Katherine Davis Fishman. She then graduated from the University Of North Carolina School of the Arts and at Montclair State University with a Dance Education Degree. Ms. Capote has worked and/ or continues to work with INSPIRIT, a dance company, Mavericks dance company, The Wells Performance Project, Areytos Performance Works, Kyle Abraham/ Abraham. In. Motion, Antonio Brown, Darrell Grand Moultrie, Christal Brown, Frederick Earl Mosley, Matthew Rushing, and Camille A. Brown and Dancers. She is currently faculty at Alvin Ailey American Dance Center, Adjunct Professor at Montclair State University, and Joffrey Ballet School. She joined the company in August 2014.

CATHERINE FOSTER

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From Washington, DC, Catherine received her training from the DC Youth Ensemble (DCYE), Baltimore School for the Arts (BSA) and at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center. She was a finalist and 2nd place winner in the National Arts Recognition, in Miami, Fla. and a recipient of the Astaire Award for Best Broadway Female Ensemble. She has worked with and performed the works of noted choreographers including Kevin “Iega” Jeff, Donald Bryd, Hinton Battle. The Fred Benjamin Dance Company (artistic director Fred Benja¬min),Forces of Nature (artistic director, Abdel Salaam), Darrel grand Moultrie, and Camille A. Brown and dancers ( artistic director, Camille Brown). Catherine made her Broadway debut in the original cast of the hit musical FELA! produced by Jay-Z and Will Smith in 2009 and went on to tour internationally with the production until 2011. Catherine has performed throughout North America to as far as Central and South America, Europe, and Africa. She is a certified dance/fitness instructor and teaches regularly in after school programs. She gives thanks to all of her ancestors and loved ones for her success and guidance.

CHLOE O. DAVIS

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A proud St. Louis native, Chloe O. Davis received her BA from Hampton University and MTHM from Temple University. Currently, she is working with Broadway choreographer Josh Prince (Beautiful) and his Broadway Dance Lab, Cycle 4. During this lab, she has also worked with choreographers, JoAnn Hunter (School of Rock), Lorin Latarro (Waitress), Larry Keigwin (Keigwin + Company), and Al Blackstone (So You Think You Can Dance). Other credits include: Cistamúsica (Alcobaça, Portugal), Cabin In The Sky (Encores); Hello Dolly (Riverside Theatre); Philadanco!; The Addams Family (Tour); Sid The Science Kid Live (Tour). Chloé started a service program called DANCE FOR ALL: Creative Expressions For The Disabled to give people with a range of disabilities the opportunity to experience the joy of dance and artistic expression. Special thanks to her agency Lucille DiCampli Artist Representation for being amazing rock stars!

JUEL D. LANE

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Juel D. Lane has been noted as one of the most gifted dance talents in the country, and his awe-inspiring work today still yields this title. An Atlanta native, he received his early training from Tri-Cities High School and The Youth Ensemble of Atlanta. Lane was recently selected to participate in the 2015-2016 Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation New Directions Choreography Lab, and is a company member of Bessie Award winning Camille A. Brown & Dancers. Prior to that, he was a dancer with Ron K. Brown/EVIDENCE, Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company,Axam DTE, Andrea E. Woods Souloworks & Dancers, and Helen Simoneau Danse. Alliance Theatre Credits: C.A. Lyons Project, I DREAM (Assistant Choreographer). Regional: SPUNK (True Colors Theatre- Choreographer), Rob Jackson’s, Rebirth (The Fox Theater, Atlanta-Choreographer), STAGGER LEE, Dallas Theater Center, Associate-Choreographer) He was featured on the Cover of the May/June 2015 issue of Dance Studio Magazine, and in 2013 was named one of Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch.” In 2012, Lane made history as the first local independent Black choreographer to have his work commissioned by the Atlanta Ballet. A graduate of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, he is heavily involved in dance on film and has released three dance-film projects: “Just Another Day,” “How to Kill a Ghost,” and “When The Beat Drops.” www.jueldlane.com

KENDRA 'VIE BOHEME' DENNARD

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Kendra 'Vie Boheme' Dennard was born in Motown, developed in Pittsburgh and refined in Minneapolis. She is a former dance artist with TU Dance in St. Paul, Minnesota, a founding member of The August Wilson Center Dance Ensemble and a soul, funk, jazz vocalist and choreographer of her own solo dance work. She is also a Vinyasa yoga instructor. Vie was trained at Point Park University's Conservatory of Performing Arts (Pittsburgh, PA) and The Ailey School (NYC). Over the course of her career she performed the works of Kyle Abraham, Camille A. Brown, Dwight Rhoden, Gregory Dolbashian, Uri Sands, Darrell Grand Moultrie and Sidra Bell.

MALEEK WASHINGTON

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Maleek Washington is a native New Yorker from the Bronx. He began his studies at Harlem School of The Arts, Broadway Dance Center and LaGuardia High School for Performing Arts. He received a full scholarship to continue his education at The Boston Conservatory, and soon after he began dancing professionally. First he danced for CityDance Ensemble (Washington DC), where he worked with Paul Taylor, Kate Weare, and Alex Neoral. He's performed in over 10 countries worldwide and performed at notorious national locations including The White House, the John F. Kennedy Center and Jacob's Pillow. Maleek later moved back to New York City to collaborate with McArthur Genius awardee, Kyle Abraham, and his company Abraham.in.Motion (A.I.M.) for four seasons. Presently, Maleek is the first African American male performing in the immersive show Sleep No More. After signing to CESD talent agency, Maleek has performed for musical sensation Sia on Good Morning America, and for Rhianna for an immersive experience for her AntiDiary Campaign. Maleek is proud to be on faculty at the Joffrey Ballet School's Jazz and Contemporary program, and is a guest teacher at Broadway Dance Center, Gibney Dance, Peridance, New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, and CityDance Conservatory (Bethesda, MD). "Dancers are athletes of gods" - Albert Einstein

MAYTE NATALIO

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Mayte Natalio is from Queens, New York. She went to the LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts and SUNY Purchase (BFA). She has performed with the Parsons Dance Company, Nathan Trice Rituals, Roger C. Jeffrey, Darrell Grand Moultrie, Kyle Abraham and Camille A. Brown. She has performed with French pop singer, Mylene Farmer as well as Kanye West. Regional musical theater credits include the Ogunquit Playhouse, Dallas Theater Center and Pregones Theater in New York. New York theater credits include City Center Encores, the original cast of immersive production Queen of the Night and Third Rail Productions, The Grand Paradise.

SARAH PARKER

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Sarah Parker is thrilled and honored to be joining CABD! She was born and raised in Sparta, NJ and graduated with a B.A. in Dance from Hofstra University in 2011. Post-college, she's worked for Stefanie Nelson Dancegroup, Yin Yue Dance, Benoit-Swan Pouffer, Abdur-Rahim Jackson, and Jon Ole Olstad. Sarah took part in Hofesh Shechter's developmental lab for the latest Broadway revival of 'Fiddler on the Roof' in June 2015 and then went on to join the show's company under the direction of Bartlett Sher. She performed FOTR until its closing night, and was part of the cast's performances on the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Late Night with Stephen Colbert, and the Tony Awards. She also recorded the 2016 cast album and was featured in all of the show’s marketing materials Recently, Sarah has danced in industrials for ULTA Beauty, MATRIX/ L'Oreal, and Brooks Brothers. She is also featured in 3 episodes of the hit Amazon TV series 'Mozart in the Jungle'. This past April, Sarah performed in NBC's 'Jesus Christ Superstar LIVE'. She teaches improvisation at dance studios and Broadway camps throughout the area, and is also a nationally certified personal trainer and fitness instructor.

TIMOTHY EDWARDS

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Dancer, Choreographer and Teacher Timothy Edwards, a Hawaii native, began his journey into dance at the age of fourteen when he stepped in his first dance class, African dance. From that day on his teacher, Desiree Kramer, would give him the tools and inspiration to pursue his new found dance dream.

WINSTON DYNAMITE BROWN

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A native of Kansas City Missouri, Winston began his dance journey at The Smith Sisters Dance Studio which lead him to the Missouri State ballet and The University of Missouri Kansas City. As a professional, Dynamite has had the pleasure working with companies such as Wylliams/Henry Contemporary Dance Co., Deeply Rooted Productions, Albany Berkshire Ballet, The Metropolitan Opera, TU Dance ,CorbinDances, Irish modern Dance Theatre, Ben Munisteri Dance projects, Taylor 2, Dance Heginbotham, Owen/Cox Dance Group, Pilobolus, Sean CurranCo., Opera Theater St. Louis, Kyle Abraham/ A.I.M, Stephanie Batten Bland Co. Dynamite has taught for Joffrey Ballet and The Ailey School. Dynamite is grateful for his journey thus far and recognizes he would not be where and who he is without the continued and generous support of Friends and Family. “ Nothing to prove only to share”.

YUSHA-MARIE SORZANO

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Originally from The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Ms. Sorzano received her primary instruction from the Thomas Armour Youth Ballet, The Dance Theater of Harlem, and New World School of the Arts. She went on to receive her BFA from The Ailey School/Fordham University and in her junior year was invited to join Ailey II. She has been a member of Complexions Contemporary Ballet, The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Morphoses, TU Dance and the Los Angeles­ based BODYTRAFFIC. She has performed in principal roles with the Ailey company and in a wide variety of concert works from noted choreographers, including Ulysses Dove, Hofesh Shechter, Mauro Bigonzetti, Kyle Abraham, and Judith Jameson. She has worked with recording artists Wynton Marsalis, Sweet Honey in the Rock, and Rihanna, and was most recently featured in alternative R&B artist Gallant’s “Miyazaki.” Additionally, Ms. Sorzano has been a guest artist on "Dancing with the Stars” and the lead dancer in the indie film "You, Me and The Circus."When not performing, she enjoys teaching nationally and internationally.

CABD ALUMNI

Antonio Brown, Mark Caserta, Julia Eichten, Lisa Einstein, Fana Fraser, Jasmine Forest, Telly Fowler, Kevin Guy, Otis Donovan Herring, Mayte Natalio, Waldean Nelson, David Norsworthy, Francine E. Ott, Mora-Amina Parker, Belen Pereyra, Tiffany Quinn, Willie “Tre” Smith III, Keon Thoulouis, Marlena Wolfe, Clarice Young

 

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Under the artistic direction of Camille A. Brown, Camille A. Brown & Dancers explore personal excavations of ancestral stories, connecting past with present. The accomplished dancers, who are challenged to bring their entire authentic selves to each piece, describe the company as a family. This energy and authenticity contribute to their remarkable performances.