Robert Moses' Kin Company Biographies
Jeremy Bannon-Neches was born in Brooklyn, NY and grew up in Augusta, GA where he received his initial training at the Augusta Ballet School. In 2005 he graduated with honors from the North Carolina School of the Arts where he performed leading roles in The Nutcracker, Don Quixote, and Lynn Tailor Corbett’s Lost and Found. Jeremy has spent the last 7 years with Nevada Ballet Theater, performing principle roles in George Balanchine’s Rubies and Serenade, Mathew Neenan’s At the Border, along with works by Gail Gilbert, James Canfield, Thaddeus Davis and Greg Sample. He danced for the National Choreographers Initiative in 2009 and choreographed for the annual Cirque du Soleil/ Nevada Ballet collaboration in 2010 and 2012. Jeremy most recently worked with Yuri Zhukov and Wideman/Davis Dance. This is his first season with Robert Moses’ Kin.
Barthel is a student of movement, studying Japanese martial arts,
healing arts and dance. He maintains a goal of movement fluency in order to best
convey and express that which needs to be put forth. In dance, Brendan has
worked and performed with choreographers throughout the Greater Bay Area,
including Tandy Beal, Mary Carbonara, Todd Courage, Todd Eckert, Janice Garrett,
Richard Gibson, Paco Gomes, Joanna Haigood, Fran Spector-Atkins, and Margaret
Wingrove. Brendan believes in the power and purpose of RMK, which he joined
in the fall of 2007.
View Brendan Barthel in the RMK Video, Words N Motion >>
Crystaldawn Bell was born and raised in Southern California where she began ballet lessons at the age of three. She grew up learning many different forms of dance and later attended California Institute of the Arts (Cal Arts) where she received her B.F.A in dance, composition, and performance. Since relocating to the Bay Area in 2009, she has worked and performed with ODC, Labayen Dance/SF, and Anne Bluethenthal and Dancers. This is Crystaldawn's second season with Robert Moses' Kin and she is very excited and honored to be a part of the team.
Vincent Chavez was born in Albuquerque, NM and received his dance education from Dance Theatre Southwest, Ballet Hispanico, Academy of Nevada Ballet Theatre and the LINES Ballet Training Program. Vincent has had the opportunity to dance with New Mexico Ballet Company, Moving People Dance Theatre and Nevada Ballet Theatre experiencing works by Gail Gilbert, Peter Anastos, Thaddeus Davis, Balanchine and James Canfield. This is Vincent's first season with Robert Moses' Kin.
Norma Fong began her studies at Pacific Ballet
Academy in Mountain View, CA. She also studied classical Chinese folk dance and
was a soloist for the Chinese Performing Artists of America. She graduated from
California Institute of the Arts in May of 2005 with a BFA in dance, performance,
and choreography and went on to dance with Pasadena Dance Theatre. In San
Francisco, she has had the opportunity to work with with Shift>>>
Physical Theater, Margaret Jenkins Dance Company, and the Guangdong Modern Dance
Company. She began her association with RMK as an apprentice in 2006.
View Norma Fong in the RMK Video, Words N Motion >>
Josie Garthwaite Sadan was born in Oakland, CA. She trained on scholarship at Marin Ballet and NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. Josie holds a bachelor's degree in dance and journalism from NYU and a master's in communication from Stanford University. She has performed works by George Balanchine, William Forsythe and Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane. Since returning to the Bay Area in 2007, Josie has enjoyed working with choreographers Manuelito Biag, Amy Foley, Maija Garcia, Stacey Printz and Kat Worthington. This is Josie's second season with Robert Moses' Kin.
Carly Johnson is a native to California and received early training at the age of two. She continued her studies at SOTA, LINES Ballet and went on to completed her B.F.A. from SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Dance. Carly has had the opportunity to perform works by Ja'Malik, Carmen Rozestraten, Nelly Van Bommel of NØA Dance and Andrea Miller of Gallim Dance. This is Carly's first season with Robert Moses' Kin.
Dexandro "D" Montalvo Born and raised in New York, began dancing professionally at 14 and began instructing dance classes one year later. His work has appeared in numerous music videos, television shows, and international venues and he has appeared on the MTV, BET, Telemundo and Fox networks. As a dance educator, D has taught at many schools including SUNY Purchase College, SOTA, LINES Ballet & ODC Dance Commons. After obtaining his BFA in Dance from SUNY Purchase College, he was offered a contract with Liss Fain Dance Company in San Francisco. Since then, "D" has had the pleasure of working with many talented choreographers including: Liss Fain, Robert Moses, Michael Velez, and Kara Davis.
Victor Talledos was born in Mexico City where he started his dance training at Conservatorio de Danza with Guillermo Maldonado. In 2008 Victor received a degree in dance from the Escuela Superior de Musica y Danza in Monterrey, Mexico, and subsequently moved to NYC to study at the the Alvin Ailey School. In 2011 Victor moved to San Francisco to join Labayen Dance SF and Copious Dance Theater. Victor has shown his our choreography at the Ailey Citygroup Theater, DNA Theater for the "Latin Choreographers Festival," at the Garage/artspace for Move(MEN)T 4 festival and he as a guest choreographer for Labayen Dance SF. This is Victor's first season with Robert Moses' Kin.
Katherine Wells grew up in Sunnyvale, CA and began her professional career with Mark Foehringer Dance Project in 1996. She has danced with Colorado Ballet, Oakland Ballet, Amy Seiwert's im-ij're and Lar Lubovitch Dance Company. She has staged several works by Mark Foehringer and taught master classes while on tour with Lar Lubovitch. Katherine joined RMK in 2004.