performers Bill T. Jones / Arnie Zane Dance Company
Antonio Brown

dancer

Antonio Brown, a native of Cleveland, Ohio, began his dance training at the Cleveland School of the Arts and received his B.F.A. from The Juilliard School in 2007 under the direction of Lawrence Rhodes. While there, he performed works by Ohad Naharin, Jose Limon, Jiri Kylian, Eliot Feld, Aszure Barton, Jessica Lang, Susan Marshall and Larry Keigwin, among others. Mr. Brown has also worked with Malcolm Low/Formal Structure, Stephen Pier, Nilas Martins Dance Company, Sidra Bell Dance New York and Camille A. Brown & Dancers. In addition to working with the company, Mr. Brown also performs with Gregory Dolbashian's "The Dash Ensemble" and has choreographed on Verb Ballets, August Wilson Center Dance Ensemble, Perry Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp and various other companies, schools and intensives across the United States. Antonio's work has also been shown at The Juilliard School, Center for Performance Research, NYC Summer Stage, Riverside Church and Hunter College. Mr. Brown joined the company in 2007 and is grateful to share his gifts and talents with the world.

Rena Butler

dancer

Rena Butler is a native of Chicago, IL. She studied under the instruction of Anna Paskevska and Randy Duncan at The Chicago Academy for the Arts high school. Ms. Butler received her B.F.A from SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Dance, and also studied dance abroad at Taipei National University of the Arts in Taiwan. She graduated cum laude and was the recipient of the Bert Terborgh Dance Award. Ms. Butler has also danced for Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion, David Dorfman Dance, Luna Negra Dance Theater, Mettin Movement and salsa dance company Pasos Con Sabor. Ms. Butler is featured in Dance Magazine's March 2013 article 'On the Rise', FORMA collective magazine and online fashion and culture site, 'Refinery29'.

Talli Jackson

dancer

Talli Jackson, was born and raised in Liberty, NY. He received his first training with Livia Vanaver at the Vanaver Caravan Dance Institute in upstate New York. He has been a recipient of full scholarships from the American Dance Festival in '06 and '08, the Bates Dance Festival, and the Ailey School. Since moving to New York City in 2006, Mr. Jackson has had the pleasure of working with Francesca Harper, Paul Matteson and Erick Montes. In 2013, Mr. Jackson was honored with a Princess Grace Award in dance, and was nominated for a Clive Barnes Award. He has been a member of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company since 2009.

Shayla-Vie Jenkins

dancer

Shayla-Vie Jenkins, originally from Ewing, NJ, received her primary dance instruction from Watson Johnson Dance Theater and Mercer County Performing Arts School. In 2004, she graduated with honors from the Ailey/Fordham B.F.A. program. She has performed with The Kevin Wynn Collection, Nathan Trice Rituals, Kazuko Hirabayashi, The Francesca Harper Project, Yaa Samar Dance Theater, and A Canary Torsi. In 2008, she was featured in Dance Magazine's "On The Rise" performers. Ms. Jenkins joined the Company in 2005.

LaMichael Leonard

dancer

LaMichael Leonard, Jr. is from Tallahassee, Florida. He began his professional dance career with Martha Graham Dance Company. He made is international debut in Athens, Greece soon after earning his BFA from New World School of the Arts in Miami, FL. LaMichael choreographs for the NBA's Miami Heat Dance Team. Mr. Leonard has also performed with Buglisi Dance and West Coast Theatre Project. LaMichael has been dancing with Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company since 2007.

I-Ling Liu

dancer

I-Ling Liu, a native of Taiwan, received her BFA from Taipei National University of the Arts in 2005. She has performed with Ku and Dancers, Taipei Crossover Dance Company, Image in Motion Theater Company, Neo-Classic Dance Company, and in works by Trisha Brown, Lin Hwai-Min and Yang Ming- Lung. Ms. Liu joined the Company as an apprentice in 2007 and became a member of the Company in 2008.

Erick Montes Chavero

dancer

Erick Montes originally from Mexico City, trained at the National School of Classical and Contemporary Dance. In 2004 he was featured in Dance Magazine's "25 To Watch". He holds a fellowship in choreography from The New York Foundation for the Arts. In 2009, he was part of the program In the Company of Men at Dance New Amsterdam. He has been part of the River to River Festival in collaboration with DJ Spooky, The Boogie Down Dance Series at Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance, and has been presenting his work in collaboration with the choreographers Bill Young and Colleen Thomas for the Gorillas-Fest and The LIT Festival, The Tank at DCTV, and E- Moves at The Gatehouse/Harlem Stage. In 2010 he worked in collaboration with choreographers Jennifer Nugent and Yin Mey in the creation of a Ballet for the National Dance Academy of Beijing, China. He has presented his choreography in Mexico, Colombia and Spain. Mr. Montes-Chavero joined the company in 2003.

Joseph Poulson

dancer

Joseph Poulson, originally from Philadelphia, PA, received undergraduate and graduate degrees from the U. of Iowa and Bennington College, respectively. From 2000 to 2010 he was a member of Susan Marshall & Company, David Dorfman Dance, Bill Young/Colleen Thomas and Dancers, Creach/Co and Acanarytorsi, receiving a New York Dance and Performance "Bessie" Award in 2009. He has also performed with Elena Demyanenko, Jeanine Durning, Mark Morris Dance Group, Lisa Race, Susan Scorbatti, Peter Schmitz, Will Swanson and Punchdrunk's New York production of 'Sleep No More'. Mr. Poulson joined the company in the summer of 2012.

Jenna Riegel

dancer

Jenna Riegel, a native of Fairfield, IA, has been a New York-based dancer, performer and teacher since 2007. Ms. Riegel holds an M.F.A. in Dance Performance from the University of Iowa and a B.A. in Theatre Arts from Maharishi University of Management. She has performed and toured nationally and internationally as a company member of David Dorfman Dance, Alexandra/Beller Dances, Bill Young/Colleen Thomas & Dancers, johannes weiland and Tania Isaac Dance. Ms. Riegel began working with the Company as a guest artist in 2010 and was ecstatic to join the Company in 2011.

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