Chris is from Middletown, VA where he started training at the Vostrikov's Academy of Ballet at the age of 15. Christopher trained as a scholarship student at the Ballet and Contemporary Dance Programs in the School at Jacob's Pillow under Anna-Marie Holmes and Milton Myers. He holds a B.F.A. from The Ailey/Fordham BFA Dance program where he had the opportunity to perform works by Sidra Bell, Francesca Harper, Camille A. Brown, Jennifer Muller, Paul Taylor and Alvin Ailey. He has performed professionally with 360° Dance Company, Thang Dao Dance Company, VonUssar DanceWorks, Parsons Dance and with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.
Attila Joey Csiki
Attila trained with the National Ballet of Canada Academy. Upon receiving a scholarship to the School of American Ballet, he moved to NY and danced under the direction of Peter Martins. Attila's professional experience transitioned his career to Tokyo, Japan to work with choreographers including Jiri Kylian, Sir Peter Wright, William Forsythe, Nacho Duato, Mauro Bigonzetti, Anthony Tudor and Kenneth McMillan. In Japan Attila performed with such companies as Noism by Kanamori Jo, New National Ballet, K Ballet, Star Dancers Ballet and the Japan Ballet Association. In 2004 Attila joined the Du Capitale ballet of Toulouse France as a soloist. After returning to the U.S., Attila danced as a guest artist with leading American companies such as Ballet Concierto de Puerto Rico, Peoria Ballet Illinois, Dance Form Productions, Thomas/Ortiz Dance, and Rasta Thomas' Bad Boys of Dance. In 2008, Attila joined the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company. Attila continues to guest perform internationally and is a member of Peridance Contemporary Dance Company.
Jason is originally from Defreestville, New York, attended Walnut Hill School for the Arts and recently graduated from The Juilliard School where he earned his BFA. He has also studied at Springboard Danse Montreal and Nederlands Dans Theater's: Maximum Dance Course. Jason has been honored to perform works by Maurice Béjart, Nacho Duato, Eliot Feld, William Forsythe, José Limón, Ohad Naharin, Gustavo Ramírez Sansano, and Pam Tanowitz. In 2012, Jason had the pleasure of performing in New York City Center's: Fall For Dance Festival with Pam Tanowitz and Lincoln Center Festival with Paris Opera Ballet. Jason is thrilled to be a part of Peridance Contemporary Dance Company.
Joanna is originally from Maryland, Joanna is a graduate of the Kirov Academy of Ballet in Washington, DC, training under Alla Sizova. She has worked with various choreographers, among them Debbie Allen, Ray Mercer, Constance Walsh, Stuart Loungway, and Brent Whitney. A member of the Roxey Ballet in New Jersey for three seasons, Joanna spent a summer training with Hubbard Street in Chicago and performed in the Cedar Lake 360 installation in NYC. She is thrilled to be a part of Peridance Contemporary Dance Company.
Stefan Dolbashian (apprentice)
Stefan born and raised in NYC, Stefan began his dance training at the School at Steps and the Alvin Ailey Junior Division on full scholarships. He then furthered his studies by attending and graduating from LaGuardia High School of the Performing Arts in 2008, where he received the "Achievement in the Studio" Award. After attending SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Dance for one year, Stefan joined Florida Dance Theatre beginning as a trainee, and had the opportunity to perform works by Ferdinand De Jesus, Carol Erkes, and Earl Mosley. He then went on to become a soloist, and made his choreographic debut after setting three original works on Florida Dance Theatre after 3 seasons. This is his first season with PCDC and he is very excited to work with such talented artists.
Nikki was born in Honolulu, Hawaii where she received her initial dance training. She continued her studies on scholarship at the North Carolina School of the Arts. Nikki graduated from Canada's National Ballet School, where she also completed the Post Secondary Program. Upon graduation, Nikki joined the National Ballet of Canada under the direction of Karen Kain. Nikki has had the opportunity to perform a wide range of classical and contemporary choreography, including works by Igal Perry, William Forsythe, Jiri Kylian, James Kudelka, and Korhan Basaran.
Youngsil Kim (apprentice)
Youngsil was Born in Okayama City, Japan. She began her ballet training at age 5 at Sugimoto Sonoko Ballet with Sonoko Sugimoto and Svetlana Assaouliak. At age 17, Youngsil moved to NYC to study dance at the Joffrey Ballet School and later at Ellison Ballet professional training program, where she graduated in 2008. She has danced with Configuration Dance Theatre, Eglevsky Ballet, Connecticut Ballet Company, and Ballet Hispanico II. She has had the opportunity to perform works by choreographers including Susan Jaffe, Jiri kylian and William Forsythe, while attending Houston Ballet's Summer Intensive, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago's Summer program and Springboard Montreal in 2012. This is her first year with PCDC.
Leigh is originally from West Chester, Ohio, Leigh trained under Alexei Kremnev, Anna Reznik and the Otto M. Budig Academy of Cincinnati Ballet. After high school, Leigh danced with Cincinnati Ballet where she performed works by Kirk Peterson, George Balanchine, Val Caniparoli, Viktor Kabaniaev, and Twyla Tharp. She continued her education with the University of Cincinnati's College Conservatory of Music. Leigh has danced with Ballet Memphis, the Cincinnati Opera, the Northwest Dance Project launches, and with the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company. She has been recognized by the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts with a merit award in ballet.
Originally from Colombia where he began his dance training in ballet. He received a scholarship from The School at Jacob's Pillow in the jazz program in 2004 and 2006. Yesid has performed in Colombia, UK, Cuba, USA as a dancer and choreographer in latin, jazz and contemporary ballet styles and South Korea as a choreographer-featured dancer with Hanwha Resort in Sokcho City. In 2006, Yesid moved to New York where he received a full scholarship from STEPS on Broadway and was selected to be a member of the Steps Repertory Ensemble 2006-2008. As a choreographer Yesid has performed in different venues in the New York City Area and has received reviews in publications like Attitude The Dancers' Magazine, Ballet-Dance Magazine, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin and Dance Spirit. He has danced with Ballet Hispanico, works as a Ballroom Instructor and choreographer at Dance Times Square and DeMa Dance Company as a Co-Artistic Director and resident choreographer. This is Yesid first season with Peridance Contemporary Dance Company.
Originally from Great Falls, Montana, Madison began her serious dance training in Virginia under the direction of Susan Muterspaugh. At the age of 14, she moved to New York City and trained with the Joffrey Ballet School for two years. Since then, Madison has trained privately with Alexandre Proia. For the past five years Madison has been accepted to and attended many summer intensives, master classes, and workshops including The Nederlands Dans Theater. She has had the opportunity to perform works by choreographers including Alexandre Proia, Jiri Kylian, Alexander Ekman, and Igal Perry. Madison is humbled to have the opportunity to know the amazing people involved with Peridance Contemporary Dance Company and to work alongside of them.
Justin Mock (apprentice)
Justin was born and raised in Butler, Pennsylvania. Justin started his training at 16 at the Lincoln Park Performing Arts School, and then continued his training at Point Park University. Upon graduation Justin joined HS2 in Chicago; dancing and creating works with Alejandro Cerrudo, Maurya Kerr, Clebio Oliveira, and Penny Saunders. He is so very excited to be continuing his journey with such a talented and inspiring group of individuals. This is his first year with PCDC.
Midori is from Japan, where she trained and performed with Ikuko Watanabe Ballet studio. Since moving to New York, she has trained with Peridance Capezio Center, Valentina Kozlova Dance Conservatory, Jennifer Muller/The Works on scholarship, and as a dancer and an assistant of Nina Buisson. She has presented her own work not only in Japan and the USA, but also in Russia. She is honored to be a part of Peridance Contemporary Dance Company.
Jerimy is a native New Yorker, where his roots in various dance styles have made him a versatile performer. Jerimy began training as a gymnast at the age of 7 with goals of reaching the Olympics. At 9 years old, he was accepted into The School of American Ballet and at 13 he had performance opportunities with New York City Ballet. He performed roles in The Royal Ballet's production of 'Cinderella' and The Bolshoi Ballet's 'Pharaoh's Daughter,' while studying musical theatre, jazz, hip-hop, and modern at The School at Steps on Broadway. Jerimy studied for two years at the JKO School of American Ballet under Franco Devita and Raymond Lukens. He trained with Francois Perron, Nadege Hottier, and Marina Stavitskaya at Manhattan Youth Ballet as a member of the junior company, performing in George Balanchine's 'Who Cares', 'Swan Lake' pas de duex, James in 'Les Sylphide', and David Parsons' 'Wolfgang'. He studied at The Ailey School, and continues his training professionally with Francois Perron and Nadege Hottier at The French Academie of Ballet. Most recently, Jerimy toured Europe with the International Tour of West Side Story the musical, and performs as a guest with Oliva Contemporary Dance Project.
Micah began training at the age of 17 in Carlsbad, CA. He has received training from Muriel Maffre, Maurya Kerr, Augusta Moore, and Edouard Kouzmitch and trained at the Edge Performing Arts Center. He was accepted to California Institute of the Arts, where he refined his dancing to focus primarily on modern, contemporary, and ballet styles. He recently graduated from the Alonzo King Lines Ballet Training Program. Micah has performed works by artists including with Greg Dawson, James Wallace, Laura Bernasconi, Carmen Rozestraten, Amanda Miller, LeeWei Chao, Sunny Chen, and Nathan Trice. He is thrilled to find himself working with such amazing artists in the Peridance Contemporary Dance Company.
Aaron Steinberg (apprentice)
Aaron is from Tenafly, NJ. He started his dance training at the age of 17 at NunnBetter Dance Theatre with Leath Nunn. He then spent a year training at the University of Oklahoma with Mary-Margaret Holt, and Clara Cravey. Since then he has been training at the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at American Ballet Theatre with Franco De Vita, Raymond Lukens, Lupe Serrano, Martine van Hamel, Kate Lydon, Jessica Lang, Olga Dvorovenko, and Clarice Marshal. He has also recieved coaching from Alexandre Proia. He has attended summer intensive programs at Pacific Northwest Ballet, Magnus Midwest, and Houston Ballet. He is excited and thrilled to be performing with the Peridance Contemporary Dance Company.
Eila Valls (apprentice)
Eila was born in Gandia, Spain. She started her Ballet training at the age of 7 at a local school and moved to Madrid at the age of 15 to attend the Professional Real Conservatory of Dance Mariemma, where she graduated as Professional in Classic Ballet. She received 1st prize in Classic Ballet from the Community of Madrid and 1st prize in the 2nd International Dance Competition "Ciutat de Barcelona" where she was awarded with a full scholarship for the Certificate Program at Peridance in New York City, NY and The Joffrey Ballet in Chicago, IL. Eila has work with Griselda Hunt as a model/performer for her Release Sequence instructional Dance Fitness Video. She also works as a guest performer for DeMa Dance Company and Dance Times Square and choreographer Yesid Lopez in Contemporary Ballet and Latin Ballroom Styles.