Born in Mobile, Alabama, Nikki Hefko trained at Mobile Ballet (Mobile, AL), Ballet Hysell (New Orleans, LA), New Orleans Ballet Ensemble (New Orleans, LA), and the Dance Theatre of Harlem School (New York City). She was a company member with the Dance Theatre of Harlem, under the direction of Arthur Mitchell. While at DTH, she toured the states and abroad dancing a full repertoire of classical, neo-classical, and contemporary ballets. Additionally, Nikki danced with Les Grands Ballet Canadiens, The Metropolitan Opera, and other national companies as a free-lance artist.
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Eryn Renee Young is co-founder and resident choreographer of XAOC Contemporary Ballet, a New York City-based neoclassical ballet company founded in 2010. Her choreographic work has been showcased at The Ailey Citigroup Theater, the Young Choreographer’s Festival at Symphony Space, Boston Contemporary Dance Festival at the Paramount Theater, the White Wave Dumbo Dance Festival, among others.
Alexa Valentine is in her last year at Tisch School of the Arts working on her MFA. She is in the beginning stages of showing work in New York, and is currently am working on a dance film in collaboration with a student filmmaker and composer.
Sheena Annalise, artistic director of Arch Contemporary Ballet, is praised for her ground breaking process for creating new work. Annalise’s repertory is choreographed in silence and is completely set before bringing in a composer to study her work. In collaboration with high caliber composers…
Morgan McEwen, ballerina turned artistic director launched MorDance in January of 2013. MorDance premiered at Manhattan Movement and Arts Center on May 3rd, 2013 and recently had the opportunity to perform at Socrates Sculpture Park as part of Dance at Socrates produced by Norte Maar.
In our final interview in our series Norte Maar talks with Rachel Cohen, founder and artistic director of Racoco Productions about her early beginnings and her upcoming performance at Dance at Socrates (Socrates Sculpture Park, August 31 at 3pm).
Norte Maar talks with Young Choreographer Dani Mullen, about her invitation to work on a new piece for Dance at Socrates.
Norte Maar talks with Lynn Parkerson, founder of Brooklyn Ballet, about her life in the dance world and the upcoming performance at Dance at Socrates (Socrates Sculpture Park, August 10 at 3pm).
Norte Maar’s Sara Christoph catches up with Julia K Gleich for a brief chat about her life in the dance world and her upcoming residency at Dance at Socrates (Socrates Sculpture Park, August 5-10).
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