Katie Garcia was born and raised in Miami, Florida. She graduated with a BFA in dance from Julliard in the Spring of 2017. Since graduation, she has danced under the direction of Young Soon Kim for WHITE WAVES and David Parsons for Parsons Dance.
Jessie Levin is a New York City based dancer, performer, choreographer, and certified personal trainer and nutrition coach. She received her BFA in Dance Performance from the University at Buffalo in 2018. Jessie has also travelled the world while performing for Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings in a variety of shows like the famous tribute concert, Legends In Concert.
Sonia Plumb is Artistic Director of Sonia Plumb Dance Company and a free-lance choreographer and dancer. She is CEO and founder of Columns Dance and Wellness Center. Sonia is a three-time recipient of the Connecticut Office of the Arts Fellowship for Artistic Excellence and one of nine artists nationwide to receive a Community Legacy Project Award.
Richard Pye was born in North Norfolk, England. He attended Purchase Conservatory of Dance New York and London Contemporary Dance School graduating with First Class Honours. After graduating he performed The SNOW QUEEN with The London Ballet Company on their UK tour. Richard has also worked with choreographer Adrian Look on his new creation FATHERS AND SONS and with Choreographer James Cousins on his work ROSALIND, performed at The Edinburgh Festival. His most recent projects include CIRCADIAN with Rosemary Lee, TWO with Russell Maliphant Company and COMRADES IN THE DARK with Caitlin Barnett Company.
Joan (JoJo) Rodriguez is originally from La Habana, Cuba. He has had the privilege of working with renowned artists Mary Fitzgerald, Liz Lerman, and Danielle Agami. JoJo has danced with Parsons Dance Company and is interested in continuing his passion for teaching, choreographing, and collaborating.
Andy Santana is a LatinX free-lance dance artist based in New York City. He has worked with Pat Catterson, Merce Cunningham Trust, Shen Wei Dance Arts and White Wave Dance, to name a few. He has a BFA from Rutgers University and has studied abroad at The Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance/Hebrew University.
Mark Willis, a New York City native, began his formal dance training at Montclair State University, where he received his B.F.A. in Dance. At MSU, Mark performed works by José Limón, Earl Mosely, Bill T. Jones, Anna Sokolow, May O’ Donnell and Maxine Steinman. He was also the recipient of the Jeanne Wade Henningburg Scholarship and Spirit of Dance Award given by the Department of Theatre and Dance. In 2008, Mark had the privilege of performing with The Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps in President Barak Obama’s inauguration parade. In 2014, Mark’s solo piece, “Save Me” was selected to be performed at the American College Dance Festival at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C, where it accorded positive reception and praise. He has also had the pleasure of working with Douglas Dunn and Dancers, ARCOS Dance, Christina Noel and The Creature, WHITE WAVE Dance, JOIN Ensemble, among others. Mr. Willis has taught and performed all over the United States, South America, Europe, Africa and Asia. His other interests include choreographing, composing, singing, modeling and playing the trumpet. Mark joined the Limón Dance Company in 2015. Instagram: @_marquillis