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Tercell Waters

Tercell Waters is originally from the corn fields of Ohio. He began exploring movement at a very young age, most of the time in jazz shoes. He began his formal ballet training at 17, with Tony Calucci's Dance Extension, which led him to earn a BFA in dance from Western Michigan University. Tercell currently dances with Complexions Contemporary Ballet and when not dancing enjoys finding new music, exploring NYC, and eating peanut butter.

Alexis Convento

Casey Loomis

Alexis Convento is from Philadelphia, PA. She is a freelance dance artist and choreographer based in NYC. In 2008, she graduated with a BFA in Dance from the Ailey School/ Fordham University joint program. Alexis has had the opportunity to present her own work at Peridance Capezio Center, NACHMO!, DanceTeacher Summit, and most recently, at the Wild Project. Alexis is also creator and producer of The Current Sessions. She noticed the constant change in her process in the art form of dance, embraced it, and wanted to make a collaborative show about it. For more info, visit: www.alexisconvento.com

Casey Loomis was born in upstate NY and became enlightened at Skidmore College. Since graduating in 2008, Casey’s dance experience has run the uptown-downtown gamut: from performing with Buglisi Dance Theater at the Joyce to dancing for Faye Driscoll at the Castleton Opera Festival. Casey is currently a member of Compagnie Julie Bour. In 2010, the New York Times wrote in reference to her work with Julie Bour: “Ms. Loomis...lends a luminous presence to the stage." Casey also enjoys dancing and collaborating with ChristinaNoel Reaves, Nicole Wolcott and Raja Kelly, among others. Recently, Casey was a featured dancer in a music video for "Fire to the Ground," a song by The Forms with choreography by Lily Baldwin, has performed with Jenny Rocha and the Pained Ladies, and occasionally dances backup for pop artist Missy Modell. Beyond dance, Casey is a visual artist who tinkers in a hodgepodge of mediums. 

Mark was born and raised in Philly PA. He started dancing at a young age doing hip hop and tap. He furthered his training in high school, the Ailey school and at the University of the Arts, where he graduated with a BFA in 2010. Mark is now a member of Complexions Contemporary Ballet since 2010.

Mark Francis Caserta

Matthew Branham

A native from the Bronx, Anna recently received her BA from Barnard College in European History and Dance. She studied ballet, first at her local Y! with Doina Wexler and then with Deborah Wingert at Studio Maestro. Anna trained in modern techniques with Colleen Thomas, Mary Cochran, and Katie Glasner at Barnard. Anna is thrilled to be dancing with Betheny Merola, The Process Project.  She is also extremely fortunate to have worked with some amazing artists, to name; The Metropolitan Opera, Zoe/Juniper, Aszure Barton and Artists, Reggie Wilson/Fist & Heel Performance Group, Jennifer Muller/The Works, Mark Dendy, Daniel Gwirtzman, The Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company, Malcolm Low, Zvi Gotheiner, Ori Flomin, Gabri Christa, VIA Dance Collaborative, Noa Sagie, Ian Colless, Lonne Morreton and C. Eule Dance. She would also like to thank God, her family, friends, and Kehila back home for their unwavering support.


Anna Schon

   

    Dai Omiya

 

Daisuke Omiya is a New York based dancer, born in Gifu, Japan. He started dancing  tap dancing 7 years ago. After graduating from high school he moved to New York City to a pursue a profession as tap dancer. His mentors were the great tap dancers Derick K Grant, Barbara Duffy, and Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards.  Dai has performed in the New York City Tap Dance Festival ''Tap City'' from 2007-09, Boston Tap Dance Festival, Beantown Tap Fest 2007,  Japan Arts Matsuri/JAM 2007-08, Los Angeles Tap Dance Festival 2009 and was invited to Taipei for the Taiwan Tap Festival. Dai also had the privilege of performing and teaching in Tailei in 2008.

Dai began his studies in contemporary and modern dance in 2009 and  has trained with Max Stone, Nathan Trice, and Karen Gayle. He currently performs with Greg Dolbashian’s DASH ensemble, Maiji Garcia, and collaborates and dances with Ryoji Sasamoto. Dai recently presented a solo dance  for the E-Moves series at Harlem Stage, The Gatehouse.

William Lee Smith hails from sunny south Florida where he had the pleasure of training with, and looking up to, Miss Betheny Merola as a young dancer. He is thrilled to be working with Betheny again after so many years. He has danced for Les Ballets Grandiva, La La La Human Steps, L’Opera National De Paris, The Walt Disney Company, CityDance Ensemble and he is currently touring again with La La La Human Steps in New Creation and loving every minute of it!

William Smith

Cecily Cambell

Cecily Campbell is from Santa Fe, New Mexico, came to New York via NYU Tisch School of the Arts and is a current company member of Shen Wei Dance Arts.

Kendra Isobel Samson is a graduate of The Juilliard School. Beginning her formal dance training at the Cultural Center of the Philippines Dance School, Kendra graduated from the Philippine High School for the Arts as a national government scholar before moving to New York City to receive her BFA on full scholarship from The Juilliard School.

Her dance credits include working with choreographers Lane Gifford, Sidra Bell, Jordan Morley, Harumi Terayama, Esmé Boyce, Ohad Naharin, Lar Lubovitch, Larry Keigwin,, Nicolo Fonte, Susan Marshall, and Janis Brenner. Kendra also participated in summer programs at Springboard Danse Montreal and San Francisco Conservatory of Dance. She is presently a freelance artist in New York City and is honored to be an affiliate artist of Janis Brenner + Dancers and a collaborator with Lane & Co. and with Esmé Boyce Dance.

In 2008, Kendra co-founded Project Philippines – an outreach arts program with the mission of having an open exchange of ideas, information, and ways of life with various communities in the Philippines through interactive classes and open performances in dance and music. Please follow this year’s trip in 2012: http://projectphilippines2012ckmbk.blogspot.com/

“Thank you, Betheny, for this fun and amazing opportunity!”

Kendra Isobel Samson

Victor Rottier is from Arnhem, Netherlands. Like any other boy he wanted to be cool, so naturally he began studying hip-hop dance. He attended Dansacademie Lucia Marthas and performed throughout Holland. Victor has also worked with Symphonica in Rosso and Diana Ross. He is currently studying at The School of the Arts: Artez in Arnhem, The Netherlands. Victor is pursuing a career in Contemporary Dance and enjoys collaborating with other professional dancers on projects and performances.

Victor Rottier