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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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EDGAR AGUIRRE

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 as well as having danced for Donald McKayle in his Étude Ensemble. Edgar is currently based in Los Angeles where he dances with CONTRA-TIEMPO Activist Dance Theater and Los Angeles Contemporary Dance Company. Edgar is also a guest choreographer and teaching artist at California State University, Fullerton. In the past, Edgar has danced for Heidi Duckler Dance, Bernard Brown bbmoves and Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble. Edgar also does guest artist work in San Francisco with David Herrera Performance Company and Robert Moses’ KIN.

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CAMILLE HENROT

Camille Henrot, born and raised in Colorado, is a freelance dancer and design engineer in the Bay Area. She received her early training at the Boulder Ballet School and later trained with Goh Ballet, Joffrey Ballet and Brussels International Ballet. She is currently a company member in Printz Dance Project. Recently, she has had the honor of working with Victor Talledos, Alex Ketley, Javon “Ja’Moon” Jones and Jordan Wanderer, among other fabulous artists. A recent Carmel Dance Festival fellow, Camille has been enjoying engaging with new artistic communities and dance practices in immersive research settings. This is her first project with RMK.

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ALEK HERNANDEZ

Alek Hernandez is a recent SF transplant born and raised in Florida. He graduated from the University of South Florida with a BFA in Dance, Concentration in Modern, and an Integrated Public Relations and Advertising Degree. During his time there he performed with multiple choreographers like Jeanne Travers, Michael Foley, and Stephanie Martinez. Alek now works, dances, and pursues teaching in the Bay Area. This is Alek’s first project with RMK. 

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ABIGAIL HINSON

Abigail Hinson is an impulsive movement explorer based in San Francisco. She believes movement is the pulse of all living things and therefore, dance exists as the crafted, intentional, human expression of life. This is her first project with RMK. 

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CHISA KOBAYASHI

Chisa Kobayashi is a movement artist born in Tokyo, Japan and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. She trained with Romi Beppu, Micki Kolberg, and Charlaine Katsuyoshi among others in classical ballet and contemporary. She is currently a student at USF, pursuing a BA in Performing Arts & Social Justice with a dance concentration. This is her first project with RMK. 

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BETHANY MITCHELL

Bethany Mitchell grew up in Mission Viejo, California and has performed on both coasts with companies such as Liss Fain Dance in San Francisco and Battery Dance in New York City. She has a long history as a dance educator, and completed a Fulbright Specialist Award in 2022 creating a new piece of choreography on the B.F.A. students at the Escuela Profesional de Mazatlan in Mazatlan, Mexico. Bethany also writes and performs her own music, and produces her art salon, ArtPärdē, at venues around San Francisco showcasing local talent. This is her first project with RMK.

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GIOVANA SALES NASCIMENTO DA SILVA (she/her)

Giovana is originally from São Vicente-Brazil. She is a Bay Area-based freelance artist. In addition to training in her country of origin, she created important projects with her sister as a collaborator. In the USA, she took part in the Peridance Summer Intensive and the Alonzo King LINES Ballet Training Program, where she recently graduated. During her career she has worked with Zack Tang, Micaela G. Taylor, Rena Butler, Laura O'Malley, Brett Conway, Chuck Wilt, Kayla Farrish, David Harvey, Moscelyne ParkeHarrison, Mike Tyus, Luca Renzi, Victor Talledos, Daiane Silva and others. This is her first project with RMK.

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GIULIA SALES NASCIMENTO DA SILVA (she/her)

Giulia Sales Nascimento da Silva, originally from São Vicente-Brazil, is a Bay Area-based freelance artist. In addition to training in her country of origin, she created important projects with her sister (Giovana) as a collaborator. In the USA, she took part in the Peridance Summer Intensive and the Alonzo King LINES Ballet Training Program, where she recently graduated. During her career she has worked with Zack Tang, Micaela G. Taylor, Rena Butler, Laura O'Malley, Brett Conway, Chuck Wilt, Kayla Farrish, David Harvey, Keelan Whitmore, Moscelyne ParkeHarrison, Mike Tyus, Luca Renzi, Victor Talledos, Daiane Silva and others. This is her first project with RMK.

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NATALYA SHOAF

Natalya Shoaf is a LA native who now calls the Bay Area her home. She is an alumni of the Alonzo King LINES BFA program. Natalya is currently an educator for Oakland School for the Arts, Shawl-Anderson Dance Center, and a Guest Artist at the Athenian School. This is Natalya’s first project with RMK.

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SUNNY WINN (she/they)

Sunny is a San Francisco-based freelance artist and recent graduate of the Alonzo King LINES Ballet Training Program. She has recently worked with Ballet22 on a film choreographed by Lorris Eichinger and directed by Natasha Adorlee premiering in April 2024 at the San Francisco Dance Film Festival. They have also worked with choreographers Moscelyne ParkeHarrison, Chuck Wilt, and Jay Carlon and have attended intensives with UNA Productions, New Dialect, Houston Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, and American Ballet Theatre. This is Sunny’s first project with RMK. 

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