Spencer is a young Canadian artist. He is currently in his third year of The Ailey School BFA program, and is also pursuing a degree in Visual Arts from Fordham University. He has supplemented his training with intensives through Flockworks, The School of Toronto DanceTheatre, and TOES for Dance. Throughout his professional career, he has performed choreography by Helen Simoneau, Yusha Marie Sorzano, Andre Tyson, and Pedro Ruiz. He was also selected to perform with The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in Memoria at NewYork City Center, and recently was chosen to participate in The Worldwide Collaborative DanceProject headed by Edya Stern. In addition to dance, Spencer practices acrobatic arts under thementorship of former Cirque du Soleil member Meaghan Wegg. Spencer is excited to start with Hanna Q Dance Company this Spring 2021.
Nicky Sartori trained at Broadway Dance Center and Steps on Broadway, and during this time he assisted Tom Richardson at some master classes over the summer of 2019. Nick booked his first professional job two months after leaving college with Visions Contemporary Ballet, directed by Ranardo-Domeico Grays and performed in their fall 2019 season. After performing with Visions Contemporary Ballet, Nick was accepted into a second company, Alessandra Corona Performing Works, under the direction of Alessandra Corona. Nick is thrilled to be working with Hanna Q Dance Company under the direction of Johanna LjungQvist-Brinson.
Kristina Bermudez @kristinabertha is a freelance artist based in New York City. She studied ballet at Walnut Hill School of the Arts and earned her B.F.A from the Boston Conservatory. Kristina works in collaborative settings and curates pop-up performances in NYC and Brooklyn, working with diverse artists of all backgrounds on live and video performance-based projects. Most recently, she has shown work at HATCH presenting series at Jennifer Muller, performed with Nick Mauss' "Transmissions” at Whitney Museum, Broadway Developmental Lab of “West Side Story”, "Lazer Eyes" produced by Amanda + James, various artists at NYC Fringe Festival, Emerging Artists Theater, Taino Theater , and TV/film, commercial print, and music video projects. She has had the pleasure of dancing with Hanna Q Dance Company since November,2018.
Maki Kitahara is a professional dancer from Japan who was nominated for “The New Face Award” by The Agency For Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan. She officially started her NY based artist life in 2018 and her first achievement was performing at Whitney Museum. She also has performed lead roles in ballet and contemporary dance works in Japan and internationally.
Maki is thrilled to start with HQDC this season.
"Taylor studied at the Kirov Academy in Washington DC and has gone on to be a dancer with Connecticut Ballet, AjkunBT, Nomad Contemporary, and Ballet for Young Audiences. As a guest artist, Taylor has toured throughout the US, Europe, and Australia. When not dancing, he's either learning flying trapeze or pursuing his sommelier degree."
He is looking forward working with HQDC .
LOVISA LJUNGQVIST BRINSON
Lovisa started dancing at the age of four and has continued dancing and performing with Delaware Dancers School in Dingmans Ferry, PA. She is a student of Johanna LjungQvist-Brinson. Lovisa is one of the founding dancers/member of Hanna Q Dance Company and has been performing with HQ since the very beginning May 2013.
She is currently pursuing her undergraduate degree in Neuroscience at University of Pittsburgh, but will continue dance with HQDC when her time allows her.
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Originally from Connecticut, Joseph Heitman is a graduate of the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts and the University of Hartford, Hartt Dance Division. Joseph graduated from the Hartt School Magna Cum Laude in 2017. Trained in Ballet, Limón, and various Hip Hop styles, Joseph pulls from a large movement vocabulary to create choreography. At the Hartt School Joseph had the opportunity to work with renowned choreographers such as Gregory Dolbashian, Norbert de la Cruz III, Doug Varone, and Stephen Pier. He has performed at prestigious theatres such as the Joyce, The Dixion Place, Actors Fund, Lincoln Jazz, Salvatore Capezio Theater and the Mohegan Sun Arena. Joseph has worked as a guest artist at the Woodbury Ballet and Abarukas Dance. Joseph is a company member at Yu.S.Artistry and a collaborator at Peter & Co. Recently his movement was described as "Animalistic yet graceful" with the ability to highlight "intricate choreography with precision and abandon" (Cecly Placenti - The Dance Enthusiast). Photo credit: Allison Armfield
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Christian De Luna -Zuno
Pepe Serrano Goden
Sofia was born in Rome, Italy. She started dancing when she was 4 years old in her hometown. She trained in ballet, contemporary and modern technique. During her studies, she performed in many competitions and shows all over Italy, getting good results. Between 2016-2017, Sofia won a scholarship for the Italian contemporary company “MOTUS”, in Siena. At the end of 2017 Sofia moved to New York where she is currently living. She is studying in the certificate program of Peridance Capezio Center, under the direction of Igal Perry. Currently Sofia joined the Hanna Q dance company based in New York.
Jose' Miguel Medina Perez
Jose is Dominican, but grew up in Barcelona, Spain. He started his dance training in hip-hop and other commercial styles at 13 years old. He progressed to ballet, contemporary, and jazz at 17 years old. He now has a scholarship for the certification program at Peridance Capecio Center.
Alonso Ojeda is originally from Guadalajara, Mexico where he began his professional career at the age of 21. His persistence and tenacity
have led him to perform in great shows on stages and companies
around many cities from USA, UK, France and Mexico.
He dance Mexican Folkloric Dance, Modern Dance, Alonso also does arials and Yoga.
He has danced with Hanna Q Dance Company on and off when not travelling the world performing as a freelance artist. He can also be seen perform with Calpulli Mexican Folkloric Group.