Greta Campo Associate Artistic Director/Dancer began her dance training in her native Milan at the Carcano Theater, where she was first introduced to Martha Graham’s work. At age 19, she began the Professional Training Program at the Martha Graham School in NYC and, after a couple of months, she joined Graham II, performing in ensemble and solo roles. She performed with the Martha Graham Dance Company in their 2012 New York Season and has also been traveling nationally and internationally with them. She completed the Teacher Training Program at the School. Greta has performed choreographies by Pascal Rioult, Larry Keigwin and has worked with renowned choreographers, such as Eryc Taylor and Nejla Yatkin. She was a founding member of Alison Cook Beatty Dance and she also received the 2016 Rising Star Award from Fini Dance Festival.
Candace Jarvis Dancer, originally from Brampton, Ontario, started her professional training at Bold Dance Company under the direction of Emilio and Stephanie Macri. She continued her training at The Ailey School as a Certificate Student. She has performed works by many choreographers including Amy Hall, Tracy Inman, Carlos Dos Santos and Norbert De La Cruz III. In 2013 Ms. Jarvis performed in Alvin Ailey’s Revelations Cast of 50 at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center and took part in Robert Battle’s New Directions Choreographers Lab at The Ailey School. Ms. Jarvis was a former member of Awaken Dance Theater under the direction of Rebekka Nodhturft. In 2015 she earned her Certificate of Honors from The Ailey School Certificate Program.
Grace Bishop Dancer, Born and raised in South Fl. Grace started her professional dance training at a local dance studio, Dance Explosion, where she trained in ballet under Mariea Motter. She also attended a Magnet High School for the performing arts under the direction of
Cara McManus dancer trained in her native Falmouth, MA before earning a BFA in dance and a BA in Comparative Literature from Fordham University and the Ailey School. She performs with the Martha Graham Dance Company in New York seasons, nationally, and internationally. She has also had the pleasure of working with Joshua Beamish/MOVE the Company, Tadej Brdnik, and Kat Pantos/the Pantos Project. She was recently featured in The White Wolf, a film by visual artist Sue de Beer displayed at the Marianne Boesky Gallery in NYC.
Ethan Gwynn Dancer was born State College Pennsylvania where he began his dance training at the Performing Arts School of Central Pennsylvania under the guidance of Andrea Hill and Lane Grosser. Subsequently, he joined the Staycee Pearl Dance Project. He continued his training at both the Certificate Program of the Alvin Ailey American Dance School and the French Ballet Academy. Ethan has continued to perform with companies such as Project 44, Tanz Theater, Bloodline dance theater, Pennsylvania Dance Workshop, American Liberty Ballet Company, and Mystic Dance. Ethan has also worked with artists such as Matthew Rushing, Nicholas Vilenueve, Staycee Pearl, Andre Kosloski, and Leonie Stein.
Evan Matthew Stewart, originally from Buffalo, NY, began his dance training at Miss Barbara’s School of Dance and at the age of ten continued to advance his training at David deMarie Dance Studio in styles varying from contemporary to tap and ballet to jazz. Evan also attended the Royal Academy of Ballet (Buffalo, NY) under the direction of Beth Waddell and while in college, attended the Joffrey School of Ballet New York City summer intensive to further his skills in ballet. In 2016, Evan graduated from the University of Buffalo with his BFA in dance and minor in counseling. During his time at the University at Buffalo, Evan was a member of the dance program’s pre-professional company Zodiaque under the direction of Thomas Ralabate and Tressa Gorman-Crehan. Since moving to NYC, Evan has had the opportunity to work with Ebony Williams and perform for her at Jacob’s Pillow. Evan is also a dancer in the upcoming film “In the Heights” directed by Jon Chu and choreographed by Chris Scott.
Rio Kikuchi Dancer was born in Tokyo,Japan. At age of 3, Rio began ballet training at Studio Benus in Japan and later she was introduced to Tap and Jazz. She took Summer Intensive at Kirov Academy of Ballet of Washington DC in 2015. She also studied Ballet technic and Point work privately with Luis Villanueva. In 2017, Rio moved to New York and was offered Scholarship to study at The School of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. In addition, she received Scholarship at Alonzo King Lines Ballet Summer Program in 2019. She has worked with Ronni Favors, Darshan Singh Bhuller. She has peformed “Memora” with Alvin Ailey Dance Theater at New York City Center in 2018.
Rashidi Lewis Dancer is a Jamaican- American dancer and choreographer born and raised in Miami, Fl where he earned his BFA in Dance Performance from New World School of the Arts. He has now had the opportunity to present his work in Miami, New York City,
Hayoung Roh was born in Seoul, Korea and grew up in southern California. She attended Orange County High School of the Arts (OCSA) and is an alumna of Westside Dance Project. In her senior year, she was awarded “2014 Artist of the Year for Dance” by the Orange County Register. Hayoung received her BFA degree from NYU Tisch School of the Arts and worked with choreographers such as Loni Landon, Anabel Lopez Ochoa, Robert Moses, Stephanie Batten Bland, Robyn Mineko Williams and Crystal Pite throughout her college career. After graduating, she moved to Macau, China where she danced and puppeteered as part of the original cast of Destiny, choreographed by Travis Payne. Hayoung is now signed with Bloc Talent Agency NYC and is in her first season with Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company. Psalm 30:11 You have turned my mourning into joyful dancing.
Sonny Shiu Dancer, is a Chinese-American who was born in Visalia, California but moved to Miami, Florida when he was 3. He started dancing at the age of 20 when he took interest in breakdancing, then at the age of 21 he was accepted into New World School of the Arts for dance where he graduated with his BFA in dance. Sonny has furthered his ballet training at intensives such as Charlotte Ballet, Alonzo King Lines Ballet, and CuBallet where he received scholarships as well as at Complexions Ballet, San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, and recently the Paul Taylor school. Since he graduated, he has danced with Peter London Global Dance Company and Dance Now! Miami. Sonny has also worked with Dale Andree on the 2018 National Water Dance.
Andrii Strelkivskyi, Dancer was born in Kyiv, Ukraine, in a family of dance and literature. He stepped on the Dancing path at the age of six, starting as a Ukrainian Folk Dancer. At the age of 15 he went to Kyiv Municipal Academy of Circus and Arts with concentration in Dance and graduated in 2013. Soon after graduation he got an offer from Ukrainian Modern dance company – Kyiv modern Ballet, where he began his Dancing career. Later Andrii worked as a Dancer on cruise ships AIDA Cruises. He became the Dance Captain with them in 2016. He also has performed in Circus-Variety show “Alice’s Adventures in a Wonderland” with Circus Theater Elysium (Kyiv, Ukraine), Ukrainian “X-Factor” season 6, Foresight Dance Theater (Kyiv, Ukraine) and among others. The Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company w is leading Andrii’s dance path onto a different journey and challenges.
Yuka Notsuka(Dancer) born in Fukuoka, Japan. She began her Ballet training in her hometown at age four. Later she broadened her training to include Jazz and Tap. She worked as a performer in Universal Studios Japan and Huis Ten Bosch theme park in Nagasaki from 2011-2015. Later Yuka moved to New York City to further pursue her career as a dancer. In 2015 she entered the Ailey School as a scholarship student. She performed in Ailey Spirit Gala Concert at Lincoln Center choreographed by Tracy Inman (Co-Director, The Ailey School) and Robert Battl e(Artistic director of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater). In New York she also has been in training and served as Teaching Assistant at the Luigi Jazz Dance Center under Francis J. Roach.
Jiao Li Dancer, came from HeBei province in China. She started her Dance training at He Bei Professional Art College in 2001 and later went to Beijing Dance Academy received her BA with a major in Chinese Folk Dance. Ms. Li came to the US to pursue her study in Modern Dance and completed her MFA from Temple University in Philadelphia in 2016. She is a certified dance teacher with qualification to teach on Higher Education leveled institution in China. In China, her teaching credit includes The University of Sports in Tianjin, The Youth Academy of Performing Arts and Beijing New Oriental School in Beijing. In the US, she has taught at Berwin Art Education Centre, Pennsylvania Chinese Dance Club, Guang Huang Chinese School. As a choreographer and performer, she has performed her works with Beijing Dance Academy and Temple University in Hong Kong, China, and the US.
Yao Zhong Zhang (Master Teacher and Dancer) in Martial Art Dance came from Shanghai, China, where he graduated from the Shanghai Kunqu Opera School with a major in the male warrior role. Mr. Zhang performed with the Shanghai Kun Opera Theater for ten years before moving to New York, where he also performs with the Tong-Ching Chinese Opera Company. He has been a member of the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company since 2000. With the company, he has been touring the US and abroad extensively as principal dancer and soloist.
Min Zhou Dancer graduated from the dance department at the Hubei Arts Academy. She later joined the Hubei Province Song and Dance Troupe and became a renowned principal performer. Ms. Zhou, an elected member of the Chinese Dancers’ Association, has a wide repertoire that ranges from exquisite Chinese classical dances to gracious and playful folk dances. While in China, she joined several performing arts groups and toured to Switzerland, Japan, Canada, and France. In New York, she danced with the Chinese Cultural Center. She has been a member of the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company since 2004.