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||ChristinaNoel Reaves received her BFA in Music: Voice Performance from Georgia State University and an MFA in Dance from NYU Tisch School of the Arts. She pursues dance performance and instruction, choreography and music composition. In addition to singing Operas and Musicals, she has had the privilege of dancing for David Dorfman, Doug Elkins, Ivy Baldwin, Kurt Haworth, Christopher Williams and others.|
|Christian Coulson, Theatre includes Journey's End in the West End, Ghosts at London's Gate Theatre, the UK national tour of Festin, Romeo and Juliet (Liverpool Playhouse) and Rumble Ghost at PS122. TV includes Gossip Girl, Charles II - the Power and the Passion, Hornblower, Miss Marple & Little Britain. Film includes Four Feathers,The Hours, and the role of Tom Riddle in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Christian has directed several shows in New York at venues including Joe's Pub, Cafe Sabarsky and Don't Tell Mama, and is also a photographer with work published in the New York Times, LA Times, Time Out New York, Elle, and a variety of UK publications.
|Aditi Dhruv is a contemporary and Indian classical dancer in NYC. She received Bharathanatyam training in Houston, Texas and Chennai, India. She also studied Odissi in Mumbai, India. In addition to working with JODP, she has performed with various modern and Indian companies including Parijat Desai Dance Company, Treehouse Shakers, Blacksmith's Daughter, and Thresh Dance Company. Certified through Yoga Union, Aditi teaches yoga at the Yoga Center of Brooklyn, Bend & Bloom and Brooklyn Heights Casino. Aditi is grateful to her family and friends for all their years of love and support.
Edward Rice, originally from the suburbs of Chicago, started dancing as a child and received his early training from The School for Saltcreek Ballet, Lyons Township High School, and Jo's Footwork Studio. He holds a B.S. in Performance from Illinois State University and a M.F.A. in Dance Performance from the University of Iowa, where he was the recipient of the Iowa Arts Fellowship. His choreography has been performed at a number of venues in the Mid-West and most recently at Dixon Place, NYC. He has had the pleasure of dancing with Jennifer Kayle + Company, The Brian Brooks Moving Company, Stone Depot Dance Lab and Jody Oberfelder Dance Projects. He is also the Technical Director at Dance New Amsterdam.
|Rebekah Morin started dancing at age four in Brimfield, MA. At the time, she wanted to become a paleontologist. She now holds a BA in dance from Connecticut College, and a 200 hr certificate from Laughing Lotus Yoga. Rebekah has been working with JODP since 2002. She also works with the Equus Projects and Third Rail Projects. She teaches yoga in the workplace through Relax Already and Balance Integration, and offers private instruction and Thai Yoga Bodywork. She also swings a pretty efficient wrench backstage.|
|.||Carlton Cyrus Ward is a dancer, circus performer and sometimes actor. He graduated from NYU's Tisch School of Arts in 2001 with a degree in drama. After graduating he quit theater and began dancing and circusing. He is a member of Circus Amok, Proto-type Theater Inc., Freefall (ltd), and El Gato Teatro. He has also worked with Alex Bag, Gary Indiana, Maureen Fleming and many others. Carlton also paints and choreographs in his free time.|
|Jessica Weiss was raised in Cheshire, Connecticut, where she studied ballet and Doris Humphrey technique under the direction of Ernestine Stodelle and Gail Corbin. She studied dance at Sarah Lawrence College, the Limon Institute and the Tisch School of the Arts, and holds a BA with Honors in Dance and Dance Writing from the Gallatin School of Individualized Study at NYU. She has performed and toured with several New York companies, including Douglas Dunn & Dancers, Nejla Yatkin/NY2Dance, Shannon Hummel/CORADance, H.T Chen and Dancers and Alan Danielson Dance. Ms. Weiss currently dances for the Liz Gerring Dance Company and Anne Zuerner/RoxanneLolaMovementMachine.|
|Lonnie Poupard, Jr. is from Monroe, MI and received a Bachelor of Arts in Dance at Western Michigan University. Since graduation in Spring 2009, Lonnie has worked with Mark Dendy, Catherine Miller, Mark Morries (Metropolitan Opera's production of "Orfeo ed Eurydice"), Jody Oberfelder, and Neta Pulvemacher. He is currently a dancer for Lucinda Childs and is touring with Robert Wilson/Phillip Glass opera "Einstein on the Beach". Lonnie was distinguished in New Yorker Magazine as one of the “Ten Best Dance Performances of 2009” for his performance at the Fall for Dance Festival at City Center. He was a principal dancer and resident sound designer for Dendy, a featured dancer for the International Motorcycle Show, and played Greg in "A Chorus Line" (Kalamazoo Civic Theatre). Lonnie has been an Artist in Residence at the Yard and Jacob’s Pillow. He also majored in Aviation Flight Science at WMU and holds a private pilot's license.|
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