Anika Blodgett received intensive training in classical ballet, modern and jazz from a very young age at the Performing Arts School of Worcester, now Ballet Arts Worcester, where she was a member of the Worcester Youth Ballet Company. Anika earned a B.S. from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in both Biochemistry and Humanities and Arts - Drama/Theatre. Anika then received a professional certificate in Musical Theatre performance from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in NYC, during which she studied singing, dancing and acting under the guidance of Broadway performers. During the day, Anika currently works as a clinical technologist in a molecular diagnostics laboratory at Columbia. She is very grateful for the opportunity to keep her passion for performing alive!
Lydia Jackson began dancing at Washington University in St. Louis where she minored in dance. While in college she began working for Consuming Kinetics Dance Company and also choreographed several pieces, presenting work at American College Dance Conference. Shortly, after graduating she moved to New York City to further her dance training and pursue her career. Currently, Lydia is studying at Peridance Capezio Center and is dancing around New York City.
Anna Tan studied public health and dance at Tulane University. She then completed her MPH at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, and she continued her dance training at Barnard College. Her previous dance credits range from stage performance to dance films and music videos, most recently appearing in Taragano Theatre’s short film “No Walls” and Oshwa’s new single “Off You Go”. In addition, Anna danced with Salvatore LaRussa Dance Theatre and performed in guest artist works by NYC-based choreographers Chase Brock, Monstah Black, and Maryland-based artist Adrienne Clancy. In her spare time, Anna also enjoys choreographing.
Trevor Ricardo Spencer Jr. is a graduate of from Hunter College. Trevor has received training in modern technique and philosophies from Alberto Del Saz, David Capps and Maura Donohue as well as Ballet training from Catherine Greene and Nina Goldman. He has had the opportunity to perform Repertory works created by Nia love, Geralde Otte and Marjani Forte. Trevor is still training to expand his knowledge of dance in the hopes of starting his own company in the near future.
Born and raised in the D.C., Maryland, Virginia area, Hailey Kemp started dancing at age 3 with ballet, moving on into a competitive contemporary setting. With an interest in non-traditional and contemporary modern dance, Hailey went to school at Eugene Lang College: The New School for Liberal Arts in New York City. At Lang college she focused on contemporary, somatic and postmodern dance, while learning about the modern traditions and forms, as well as creating her own works. She has danced with Reggie Wilson, Sarah Michelson, Rebecca Stenn, Neil Greenberg. She currently dances with Erin Pryor Dance Theater and makes her own original work.Talk about