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

dancer

Antonio Brown, a native of Cleveland, OH, began his dance training at the Cleveland School of the Arts and received his BFA from The Juilliard School in 2007. Over the years he has performed works by Ohad Naharin, Jiri Kylian, Jose Limon, Nilas Martins, Susan Marshall, Larry Keigwin, Aszure Barton and many others. In addition to being a member of the Company, Mr. Brown also performs with Camille A. Brown & Dancers and Gregory Dolbashin’s “The DASH Ensemble”. 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. While at Purchase, she had the honor of studying 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 had the privilege of dancing in with Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion, David Dorfman Dance, Luna Negra Dance Theater, Mettin Movement Collective, and the salsa dance company Pasos Con Sabor. Ms. Butler is featured in Dance Magazine's March 2013 article 'On the Rise', as well as online fashion site for Refinery29's August 2012 article, 'Month of Working Women'. Rena is very thrilled to be apart of Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, and is looking forward to what the future will bring. She thanks her loved ones and educators for their infinite support.

Talli Jackson

dancer

Talli Jackson, originally from Liberty, NY, first trained with Livia Vanaver at the Vanaver Caravan Dance Institute in New York. With the Vanaver Caravan he performed in venues throughout the U.S. and Europe. Mr. Jackson has performed works by Marianela Boan, David Dorfman, Francesca Harper, Heidi Latsky and Sandy Silva. He received full scholarships from the American Dance Festival in 2006 and 2008, the Bates Dance Festival and the Ailey School. Mr. Jackson joined the Company in 2009.

Shayla-Vie Jenkins

dancer

Shayla-Vie Jenkins, originally from Ewing, NJ, began dance training at Watson Johnson Dance Theater and Mercer County Performing Arts School. In 2004, she graduated with honors from Fordham University. She has performed with The Kevin Wynn Collection, Nathan Trice Rituals, The Francesca Harper Project and Yaa Samar Dance Theater. 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 his 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 in 2008.

Erick Montes

dancer

Erick Montes joined the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company in 2003. He trained at the National School of Classical and Contemporary Dance in Mexico City, and 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. He has presented his choreography in Mexico, Colombia, and Spain. 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.

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 BESSIE 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 is the newest company member having joined in summer 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 with Michel Kouakou’s Daara Dance, Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company, Tania Isaac Dance and Bill Young/Colleen Thomas & Company. She currently tours nationally and internationally as a company member of David Dorfman Dance, Alexandra/ Beller Dances and johannes weiland.

the company

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