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THE COMPANY

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CORA CLIBURN, Acting Rehearsal Director (she/her)

Cora Cliburn is a dance artist working in San Francisco and Chicago. Originally from New Mexico, Cora trained at the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance and the Alonzo King LINES Ballet Training Program. In 2016, she was recognized as one of DANCE Magazine's "25 to Watch.” Cora has worked with ODC/Dance, PARA.MAR Dance Theatre, Post:ballet, Lil Buck and Jon Boogz, GERALDCASELDANCE, and ARCOS Dance, among others. In 2019, she earned a BA with honors in Environmental Anthropology from Stanford University. An advocate for sustainability, Cora is also the Outreach Director of Artists' Climate Collective. She has performed with RMK since 2016.

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VINCENT CHAVEZ

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 San Francisco Opera, Nevada Ballet Theatre, Oakland Ballet Company, New Mexico Ballet Company, as well as, National and International touring as an independent Dance Creative. Vincent joined RMK in 2012.

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IVA DIXSON

Iva Dixson originates from San Francisco, CA. She trained at the Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of The Arts with Elvia Marta and Andrea Hinman, as well as the Rome International Dance Academy, directed by Andrea Palombi and Sara Lourenco. Iva has danced with Vangelis Dance Company. She joined RMK in 2023.

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JENELLE GAERLAN (they/she)

Jenelle Gaerlan is a multi-disciplined movement artist hailing from Portland, OR. They trained with Tracey Durbin (Luigi’s apprentice) as well as BodyVox's Junior Artist Generator (JAG) program. Jenelle has danced for BodyVox Dance Company under Emmy Award-winning choreographers Jamey Hampton and Ashley Roland, DarVejon Jones Dance Ensemble, Nike Inc., SOULSKIN Dance, CandyBomber Productions at Stanford LIVE, and Concept o4. Along with her concert dance experiences, Jenelle proudly represents Assassins Crew, an international hip-hop collective dedicated to shedding light on community, loyalty and solidarity. Jenelle joined RMK in 2021.

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Z JACKSON (they/them/theirs)

Zaria Jackson, native to Hoover, Alabama, started their Classical Ballet training at Alabama Dance Academy. After attending the Alonzo King LINES Ballet | Training Program, Z joined SALT2, in Salt Lake City, Utah, where they performed works by Amy Gunter-Lolofie and Ching Ching Wong. They worked closely with Sidra Bell as a Fellow in her Summer MODULE; inspiring deep gratitude for movement, play, and composition. They hope to continue exploring this art form and breaking down societal expectations and stigmas that affect black - trans humans in dance. Z joined RMK in 2022.

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ELENA MARTINS

Elena Martins grew up in Massachusetts and received her early training at Donna Miceli Dance Center and The Academy of Ballet Arts. She went on to graduate from SUNY Buffalo with a BA in dance and a minor in speech and hearing science. She has performed extensively with companies on the east and west coast, including Prometheus Dance, Lorraine Chapman The Company, Axis Dance Company, RAWdance, CALI&CO dance, Bellwether Dance Project, and West Edge Opera among others. Elena Joined RMK in 2018.

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Robert Moses' Kin celebrates over two decades of presenting dance as community service, engagement and inclusion, meeting our mission to hold humanity at its core. We use race, class, culture, and beliefs as mediums for focused expression. Please help us raise funds to support our artists.

 

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