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Jamie Arnold is a local dance and yoga educator and performing artist. She currently teaches at the Lincoln School, FestivalBallet, and Chance to Dance and is choreographing Hendricken High Schools spring musical. She is a performing artist in Aerplaye's dance company, as well as with, Betsy Miller and Stephanie Turner's dance works. Jamie received her B.A. in Dance from Rhode Island College in 2011.
Danielle Davidson is a dance artist currently working in Boston, Providence and Montreal. She graduated from L’Ecole Superieure de Ballet du Quebec and later trained in theater at George Brown College. Upon graduation, she was invited to join Le Jeune Ballet, where she danced for three years touring Europe and North America, performing in new pieces by Thierry Malandain, Louis-Martin Charest, Denise Biggi and repertory works by George Balanchine, Roland Petit, Francoise Vaussenat, Jean Louis Morin and Brian Macdonald, among others.As an independent dancer, Danielle has worked in Canada with Ballet West, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, The Banff Festival Company, Opera Ontario, AmpleMan Danse, Ballet Espressivo, Debra Brown and Productions Fila 13/Lina Cruz.
In August 2014, Danielle and her husband moved to Providence, RI. She is now a faculty member at The Boston Conservatory where she teaches modern technique in the BFA program. As a dancer, she is currently working with Prometheus Dance Company, Zoe Dance Company and Lorraine Chapman, The Company all based in Cambridge, MA. She also dances with Ali Kenner Brodsky & Co. and Jessica Howard in Rhode Island.
As a choreographer, Danielle has been commissioned to create works for Compagnie FDanse, SBDC, Danse SainteJulie, Dance Extension/Brown University, Endicott College Dance Ensemble and she will be creating a new work for Providence College this fall. Her choreography has been presented at the fFIDA in Toronto, at Le Festival International de la Danse in Montréal at La Place des Arts and in theatres in Montreal, Providence and Beverly, MA. She is recipient of le 1er Prix du Jury from Le Festival International de Danse Encore.
Her most recent project has been co-founding a duets performance project company Doppelgänger Dance Collective (DDC) with Shura Baryshnikov. In March 2016 they will perform and co-produce their first evening length work, dancing in new duets choreographed by: Heidi Henderson, Sydney Skybetter, BJ Sullivan and Paul Singh. They will also host a symposium featuring masterclasses, panels and a roundtable discussion leading up to the première performance weekend. DDC will also perform excerpts of these duets as guest artists in The New Movement Collaborative Series in Cambridge, The Providence College Blackfriars Concert and at Walnut Hill this coming season.
Amanda Del Prete attended Columbia College in Chicago before graduating from Rhode Island College in 2008 with a degree in dance. While in school, Amanda had the pleasure to work with many choreographers including Jennifer Nugent, Paul Matteson, Bridgman/Packer, and Chris Elam. She has danced with Fusionworks Dance Company and currently dances with Lostwax Mulimedia Dance Theater and Ali Kenner Brodsky. Amanda teaches dance to children and adults in public school and private studio settings and is the artistic director and owner of Inspire Dance Academy in Medway, MA.
Kim Johnson Gardiner is a 2008 graduate of Rhode Island College with a BA in Dance Performance. In 2004 she graduated from the Boston Dance Teachers Training Program. Kim was a recipient of the RIC dance performance Special Talent Scholarship and a 2004 recipient of the Rosemary H. Medeiros Scholarship for the Performing Arts. Throughout her four years at RIC, Kim was a member of the Dance Company. Since 2004, Kim has been a faculty member at Rosemary’s School Dance Education in Warren and Tiverton, Rhode Island where she teaches modern, jazz, tap, ballet and hip-hop. In 2008 Kim attended and received a scholarship to study at the Bates College Dance Festival. She has also participated in the 2009 Frazier Festival. Kim performed in the 2010 Rhode Island College Faculty/Alumni show with choreographer and former RIC faculty member Olase Freeman. Kim has been dancing with Lostwax Dance Company since 2010. With Lostwax she has performed in BLINKING, SEVEN VElLS and PARTICULAR.
Amanda Narciso is a graduate of Salve Regina University where she obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and minored in Dance. She is the reigning Miss Massachusetts 2013 and represented her state at Miss America held this past September in Atlantic City, New Jersey. She teaches dance and pageant preparation at three performing arts schools in New England. Amanda performed in last season's A+B show and is honored to once again work with Ali Kenner Brodsky and her talented dancers.
Emily Sulock is a graduate of Salve Regina University with a BA in English Communications and a double minor in dance and theater. Originally from Haddonfield, NJ, Emily began her training at a young age with Mulford Dance Studio under the direction of Kim Mulford-Farmer and later trained with Donna Tambussi at Tambussi’s Studio. While at Salve she was a member and choreographer for the Extensions Dance Company as well as Public Relations Coordinator of Salve’s largest student run organization, SRU Dance. During her time with Extensions she worked with various choreographers such as Lindsay Guarino, Ali Kenner Brodsky, Jodi Leigh Allen, Joe Celej, and Melissa Gendreau. She also had the opportunity to perform in pieces selected for ACDFA, as well as choreographed pieces selected for the informal shows. Emily currently dances with Urbanity Dance and teaches at Boss Academy of Performing Arts and Newport Academy of Ballet.
Kyle Vincent Terry hails from Chicago Illinois. He formerly served as Artistic Director of Chicago Dance Crash and still works with a bunch of movement miscreants known as TheMASSIVE. He is currently an MFA candidate at Brown/Trinity Rep as an actor. He'll be released upon his own recognizance in 2016. He is excited to be working with AKB for the first time and has a blast!