Chelsea Ainsworth is a graduate of the Dance Department of The Juilliard School. After graduating, she worked with Johannes Wieland/StaadtstheaterKassel in Germany. Currently she is dancing with David Parker and The Bang Group, as well as ZviDance. She is on the modern dance faculty at Cap21 musical theater school and Ballet Faculty of the Chen Dance Center / H.T. Chen & Dancers. She recently founded and is a Director at Arts On Site.
Kristy Dai grew up in Fremont, CA, ands earned her BFA in Dance Performance at the University of California, Irvine where she was a member of esteemed modern choreographer Donald McKayle's Etude Ensemble. She is a company member of Re:borN Dance Interactive and has trained with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and Northwest Dance Project. Kristy has worked with the talents of Erica Sobol, Tilman O'Donnell, Jermaine Spivey, and Spencer Myles through the Gypsy Project: LA. She currently lives in Los Angeles where she is represented by Go 2 Talent Agency and is an instructor at Club Pilates.
Nico Gonzales, originally from Denver, Colorado, received his early training at Denver School of the Arts and under Brian Young. He graduated from the Tisch School of the Arts in 2015 where he danced in works by Pamela Pietro, Merce Cunningham + Bill T. Jones. He has performed in On Display, a movement installation with Heidy Latsky Dance in multiple venues throughout NYC and is a collaborator in a series of interdisciplinary performances entitled Nourishment. Nico is part of Check All That Apply, a project about mixed-race identity, with e r a dance collective and dances with Rovaco Dance Company and Bryn Cohn + Artists.
Adrian, born and raised in Cambridge, graduated from The Ailey School/Fordham University, with a BFA in Dance and double minor in Philosophy/Math, while also pioneering a study abroad exchange with Israel’s Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company. He is currently a company member of Whim W'Him under the direction of Olivier Wevers in Seattle, WA and has been a guest dancer with Alvin Ailey and BODYTRAFFIC. Adrian danced in music videos for Poo Bear (Ft. Justin Beiber), Julia Michaels, Katy Perry, and has freelanced on stage and film. He also regularly performs with Invertigo Dance Theater and Luminario Ballet in Los Angeles.
Nik Owens was born and raised in Altadena, California where he began his movement experience with gymnastics at age three and continued at a competitive level until he was 17. Nik graduated with honors from Wesleyan University with a BA in dance and a certificate in Environmental Studies. He has had the pleasure of working with David Dorfman, Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion, Nicholas Leichter and Tania Isaac, and has performed works by Vanessa Tamburi, The Dance Exchange, Gierre Godley’s Project 44, Mersiha Mesihovic’s CircuitDebris, and Tiffany Mills Company. He currently dances for David Dorfman Dance, Abdul Rasheed’s DSquared Dance Theater, Raja Kelly/The Feath3r Theory, and Bryn Cohn + Artists.
A New Jersey native, Jessica began her professional training at Goucher College in Baltimore before relocating to New York to train with the Pushing Progress Contemporary Training Program. Under the program, she has trained with Calen Kurka, Chris Hale, Loni Landon, Bryn Cohn, Manuel Vignouelle, and Gregory Dolbashian among others. She has performed in The REVERB Dance Festival, NYC10, and Peridance Presents in works by Calen Kurka, Trebien Pollard, Bryn Cohn and Kathy VanDereedt. While studying at Rutgers University, Jessica is currently working as a freelance artist in NY.
Yuliya Romanskaya is originally from the Ukraine, and grew up in Los Angeles where she received her BFA from California Institute of the Arts. She was one of two students chosen to study abroad at the London Contemporary Dance School. Yuliya has performed works by Barak Marshall, Reggie Wilson, Rosanna Gamson and Pam Gonzales. In addition to dancing and teaching with Bryn Cohn + Artists, Yuliya choreographs and performs with collaborator Ashley Handel, most recently at Triskelion Arts and Movement Research. She has studied at The Acting Studio under the direction of James Price.
Will Tomaskovic, originally from Flemington, New Jersey, is a NYC based artist. While attending Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts where he graduated with a BFA in dance, he had the opportunity to work with Brian Brooks, Jennifer Muller/The Works, Julie Bour, Stefanie Batten-Bland, Doug Elkins, and Banu Ogan. Will apprenticed for Keigwin + Company’s 10th anniversary Joyce Season, and travelled to Istanbul for an immersive dance-theater collaborative experience with Julia Ritter Performance Group. In addition to Bryn Cohn + Artists, Will is a current member of 10 Hairy Legs and ZviDance as well as a teaching artist with Man in Motion, Inc.
Kevin Keller (Composer)
Keller’s first work for string quartet, Three Bagatelle, premiered by the Kronos Quartet at the 1986 Festival of New American Music. During the 1990’s, Keller worked as Principal Composer for San Francisco’s Morrison Planetarium. He has been He has been commissioned by Dwight Rhoden, Amy Marshall, Elisa Monte, Mariana Bekerman, Kathleen Dyer, Suzanne Kenney, Amy Seiwert, Ray Sullivan, and Nicolo Fonte among others.
Tim Cryan (Lighting Designer)
Tim Cryan has had the opportunity to collaborate with a variety of artists through organizations such as the Berkshire Fringe, Danspace Project, FlicFEST, LaMaMa etc, and Summer Stages Dance at Concord Academy. He is an adjunct faculty member of the Dance Department at Long Island University (Brooklyn Campus) and the resident lighting designer for Fusionworks Dance Company (Deb Meunier Artistic Director) as well as Fiasco Theatre. MFA: NYU Tisch School of the Arts. Portfolio: http://timcryan.net
Sebastian Arango (Costume Designer)
Sebastian has danced for Rhetoracle Dance Company and BARE Dance Company under the direction of Mike Esperanza, and performed and designed the costumes for Bryn Cohn’s Into the Dark. Sebastian’s fashion designs are influenced by architecture and origami, and creates his pieces by deconstructing and repurposing garments.
Dancer photos by Jaqlin Medlock (except for Nico Gonzales. Photo by Katinka Neuhof)