Sonia
Plumb
Dance

Mailing Address: 20 Church Street, Mezzanine, Hartford, CT 06103

Sonia Plumb Dance is a non-profit 501(c)(3)

EIN: 06-1304412

Director@soniaplumbdance.org

860-508-9082

© 2017 by Sonia Plumb Dance Company. Website made possible by an Ignition Grant from the Greater Hartford Arts Council. 

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SU  GÜZEY 

Dancer

Su is from Istanbul, Turkey. Su has performed with AAKASH ODEDRA COMPANY touring throughout Germany, Switzerland and the UK. She was recently awarded a scholarship to Peridance Center in NYC. She teaches numerous contemporary  classes throughout Europe. Sue is joining Sonia Plumb Dance for  Penelope's Odyssey in June.

STACEY HAZEN

Dancer

Stacey is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amherst Dance Department 2019 where she received her BFA in Dance – Cum Laude. While there she danced the works of Paul Dennis and Thomas Vicanti and was very active in the Five College Dance Exchange. She presently teaches at St. Saviours School of Dance in Greenwhich, CT. Stacey  trained with Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Urbanity Dance, Peridance and American Academy of Ballet amongst many others.

MYLES LANGSTON HUNTER

Dancer

Myles Langston Hunter is a native of Los Angeles, California where he attended the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts. Myles is a recipient of the Irene Diamond Scholarship to attend the Juilliard School majoring in Dance. While attending Juilliard, he performed the works of choreographer Katarzyna Skarpetowska. He has also had the honor of performing at the Guggenheim Museum, showcasing the works of choreographer Helen Simoneau. 

Towards the completion his sophomore year at Juilliard, Myles along with four other Juilliard students, were selected to travel to Botswana, South Africa to teach dance and theatre to underserved students interested in the performing arts. He also spent three weeks at Lines Ballet in San Francisco, California training and preparing to return to Juilliard for the beginning of his 2017/2018 junior year. During the summer before his last year at Juilliard, Myles spent time dancing at several program like Perry-Mansfield, Bodytraffic, NDT, and Arts Umbrella. 

In his spare time, Myles builds his skills as a clothing, costume and dance wear designer. He is the creator, founder and seamster of a clothing line called Luxury Langston. Myles is definitely following in the footsteps of dancer, choreographer, designer and teacher Geoffrey Holder

MARALYNA LOCKLEAR

Dancer

Marlayna Locklear hails from Milwaukee, WI. She began her training at the age of 12 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 Eleone Dance Theatre, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble, 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.  She has performed works by Christopher Huggins, Dwight Rhoden, Ron Brown, Donald Byrd, Ronen Koresh, Diane McIntyre and Ray Mercer to name a few. 

Marlayna is a freelance artist and teaches and choreographs at Universities around the nation. She is also the founder and director of Indurance Dance Intensive. She most recently finished filming the James Franco Film "Blood Heist", studying abroad in Italy with VIVO Ballet, working with South African choreographer Fana Tshabalala  on the INDUMBA project In Bulgaria  and dancing with Owen Cox Dance Group.

DANIELLE RATHEY

Dancer

Danielle Rathey has studied dance with emphases on classical ballet and modern for more than thirty years.  She started her training in Massachusetts and continued in Florida where she trained at a local competitive studio and Southern Ballet Theater.  Danielle was accepted to Boston Conservatory and has trained with leaders in the field including Gretchen Ward Warren, former Ballet Mistress of ABT II, and John Parks of Alvin Ailey.  Danielle is a featured dancer on an upcoming Dancio video with Kat Wildish. Danielle currently studies in New York at Peridance, Broadway Dance Center, Gibney, and Alvin Ailey. In addition, she takes classes here in Connecticut with New Haven Ballet and with Jeanne Giroir from the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts. Her most recent performances include Kat Wildish’s Showcase at Peridance and Connecticut Ballet’s Nutcracker.

Danielle holds a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, is a School Psychologist and Adjunct Professor of Applied Psychology at New York University and Southern Connecticut State Universities where she teaches courses oriented toward mental health and wellness, research methods, and counseling methods.  Her work is oriented toward equitable access to resources as well as identifying and breaking down barriers that interfere with progress.  She has launched “Ballet Brushworks” to bring dance back to public schools and has published “Jeté Journal” to help young dancers develop positive and compassionate dance practice.