CRYSTALDAWN BELL, Rehearsal Director
Crystaldawn Bell is from Somis, California and graduated from California Institute of the Arts with a BFA in Dance, Composition, and Performance. She has danced with Margaret Jenkins Dance Company, ODC, Labayen Dance/SF, Anne Bluethenthal and Dancers, Stranger Lover Dreamer, ahdanco, Paufve Dance, and Todd Eckert. Crystaldawn has been with RMK since 2010.
Edgar Aguirre is originally from Guatemala City, Guatemala, and grew up most of his life in Redwood City, California. He graduated from the University of California, Irvine in 2019 with a BFA in Dance Performance. Edgar is most honored to have danced in Donald McKayle's Étude Ensemble while at UC Irvine and was awarded the Donald McKayle Scholarship in 2019. Post-graduation, Edgar danced with the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble in Denver, Colorado (2019 - 2021). Edgar is now based in California and is currently a guest artist with Los Angeles Contemporary Dance Company and RMK.
Vincent Chavez hails from Albuquerque, NM. He trained at LINES Ballet Training Program, Ballet Hispanico, Academy of Nevada Ballet Theatre, and Dance Theatre Southwest. He has danced with Nevada Ballet Theatre, Oakland Ballet Company, ZiRu Dance, GreeneWorks Project, New Mexico Ballet Company, as well as, National and International touring as an independent Creative. Vincent was hired by RMK in 2012.
Jenelle Gaerlan is from Portland, Oregon and trained under BodyVox's Junior Artist Generator (JAG) program. She has danced for DarVejon Jones Dance Ensemble, Soulskin Dance, and BodyVox Dance Company under Emmy Award-winning choreographers Jamey Hampton and Ashley Roland. Jenelle reps Portland’s street dance community, rooting her style in house dance, waacking and breaking. She joined RMK in 2021.
Originally from Rochester, Minnesota, Emily Hansel received her BFA in Dance from the University of South Florida. Emily has danced with Post:Ballet, Mark Foehringer Dance Project, FACT/SF, Funsch Dance, The Anata Project, Marika Brussel, Alma Esperanza Cunningham, SOULSKIN Dance, and recently performed Cunningham repertory in Signals from the West: Bay Area Artists In Conversation with Merce Cunningham at 100. She has been with RMK since 2018.
ArVejon Jones originates from Los Angeles, CA and graduated from San Francisco State University. He has danced with Copious Dance Theater, ODC Dance/SF, Sean Dorsey Dance, Jean Appolon Expressions, PUSH Dance, SOULSKIN Dance, and Prometheus Dance. ArVejon was hired by RMK in 2019.
Performance artist Javon “Ja’Moon” Jones discovered his love for movement in his hometown of Detroit, MI. Following his graduation from Cass Technical High School he went on to train, traditionally, at The Juilliard School. During his college tenure “Ja’Moon” has performed works by some of the leading names in the concert dance community; Crystal Pite, Jose Limon, Bill T Jones and more. “Ja’Moon” took a leave from his formal studies to join in the thoughtfulness of A.I.M. by Kyle Abraham. He has had the privilege to dance works that have allowed him to move audiences from stages at The Joyce Theater, The Kennedy Center, The Peter J. Sharp, and Ralph Freud Playhouse. “Ja’Moon” is developing his own sacred illustrations as an independent performance artist while also continuing to expand through his ventures as a bi-coastal freelance artist. He is currently a guest artist with RMK.
Marlayna Locklear hails from Milwaukee, WI. She began her training at City Ballet Theatre and went on to graduate from Milwaukee High School of the Arts and University of the Arts In Philadelphia, PA with a BFA in Ballet and Jazz. Marlayna was one of the founding members of The Milwaukee Dance Connection and has gone on to dance with several companies including Dallas Black Dance Theatre II, Deeply Rooted Dance Theatre and Dayton Contemporary Dance Company where she served as the company jazz and contemporary instructor as well as resident choreographer for DCDC II. Marlayna is a freelance artist and teaches and choreographs at Universities and studios around the nation. She is currently a guest artist with RMK.
Jenna Marie is originally from Philadelphia, PA. She graduated from the Creative and Performing Arts high School in Philadelphia, Olga Kresin Ballet school and was a Scholarship student at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Jenna has danced with Ailey II, Nai Ni Chen Dance Company, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, MOMIX, Metropolitan Opera, Ballet Hispanico, and Post:Ballet. She joined RMK in 2020.
Elena Martins grew up in Massachusetts and went on to graduate from SUNY Buffalo with a BA in dance and a minor in speech and hearing science. She has performed with Prometheus Dance (Boston), Lorraine Chapman The Company (Boston), Axis Dance Company, Sarah Berges Dance, RAWdance, CALI&CO dance, and Bellwether Dance Project, among others. Elena joined RMK in 2018.
Samuel Melecio-Zambrano hails from the little town of Niceville, Florida. He graduated from the University of South Florida in 2018 and went on to dance with Tampa City Ballet, Mark Foehringer Dance Project, Kinetech Arts, and Kristin Damrow & Company. Samuel joined RMK in 2019.
Originally from Fresno, CA, Jordan Wanderer trained with Fresno Ballet Theater and then graduated from Mills College with BAs in Dance and Cell and Molecular Biology. She has danced with Molissa Fenley, project agora, and Garrett + Moulton Productions, among others. Jordan joined RMK in 2020.
Juliann Witt was born in Marin and began dancing at a very young age. She received her BFA in Dance Performance from SUNY Purchase and performed briefly in New York City before returning to the Bay Area. Since her return, she has had the pleasure of dancing with many great artists including Bellwether Dance Project, Concept o4, Dexandro “D” Montalvo, Fullstop Dance, Garrett + Moulton Productions, Liv Schaffer, Nol Simonse, and RAWdance. Juliann first performed with RMK in 2015 and rejoined in 2020.
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