was born in Iligan, Philippines and raised in Los Angeles, California. He received his B.F.A. in Dance from CSU Long Beach and has performed works by Sidra Bell, Doug Varone, Robert Moses, Rebecca Lemme, Luca Signoretti, Micaela Taylor, Malcolm Sutherland, and Eve Ganneau. He has trained at Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, NW Dance Project, River North Dance Chicago, and San Francisco Conservatory of Dance. Orlando’s choreography has been presented at Diavolo Space, ARC Pasadena, Hellada Gallery, and Martha B. Knoebel Dance Theater. This is his first season with DCCD.
was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, and graduated from the University of Arizona with a B.F.A. in Dance. He has performed works by Ohad Naharin, Jose Limon, Frank Chavez, and Miguel Perez, among others, and attended summer workshops with BODYTRAFFIC, River North Dance Chicago, and Movement Invention Project. During his time at the University of Arizona, Tanner received the College of Fine Arts Creative Achievement Award. Tanner has presented his own work with UA Dance Ensemble both nationally and internationally.
grew up in Houston, Texas where she graduated from The High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, and later received her B.F.A. in Contemporary Dance Performance from The Boston Conservatory. She has performed works by Aszure Barton, Brian Brooks, Merce Cunningham, Doug Varone, Johannes Wieland, and Ariel Freedman, among others. Victoria’s summer training adventures include workshops with Doug Varone, BODYTRAFFIC, Eastman, Nuova Officina della Danza, Vim Vigor, and Perry-Mansfield. Victoria is a company member Wilder Project a film company. This is her first season with DCCD.
a native of Beirut, Lebanon, graduated from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, with a B.A. in Theology and Sociology, and a minor in Applied Research Methods. He then pursued a B.F.A. at University of Missouri, Kansas City, Conservatory of Music and Dance. He was a resident artist for Charlotte Street Foundation’s Urban Culture Project in 2013, and has had choreographic residencies with Dark Circles Contemporary Dance, Modern Night at the Folly Festival, AROVA Contemporary Ballet, and Youth America Grand Prix. He joined DCCD in the fall of 2014.
received a B.F.A. from Southern Methodist University and an M.F.A. in Classical & Contemporary Dance and Graduate Certificate in Gender and Women’s Studies from Texas Christian University. Alex has danced professionally with Amy Marshall Dance Company, BODYART, ModArts Dance Collective, and Bruce Wood Dance Project. Alex was featured as the “On the Rise” dancer in the December 2015 issue of Dance Magazine. She is also featured in renowned dance photographer, Lois Greenfield’s calendars and book Lois Greenfield: Moving Still. Alex joined DCCD in the spring of 2014.
from Plano, Texas, graduated in May 2015 from Southern Methodist University with a B.F.A. in Dance Performance and a B.B.A. in Business. Hattie also studied at San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, Bolshoi Academy, and ImpulzTans in Vienna, Austria. Hattie danced with Thodos Dance Chicago for two years and choreographed twice for TDC’s New Dances. She was also selected as the 2017 Emerging Choreographer for METdance in Houston, Texas. This is Hattie’s first season with DCCD. She wants to thank her family, friends and God for their constant support.
originally from Emmaus, Pennsylvania, attended The Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Performing Arts. At sixteen, Nick started his professional career performing at Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom. Later, he attended The Boston Conservatory with a full-tuition scholarship where he recently graduated with a B.F.A. in Contemporary Dance and performed works by Aszure Barton, Doug Varone, Brian Brooks, Sidra Bell, Mark Morris, and Darrell Moultrie. In the summer of 2017, he performed professionally at Cedar Point's Luminosity. Nick is excited to be joining DCCD.
s a native of Hartford, Connecticut where he began breakdancing and hip hop at the age of 10. He received his B.A. in Dance and minor in Education from Texas Woman's University where he was awarded Undergrad Excellence in Performance his first year. He has attended summer workshops with Earl Mosley Institute of the Arts, Noble Motion Dance, and interned for Joffrey Ballet School in New York. He has performed with Noble Motion Dance and Pedestrian Dance Movement. This is his first season with DCCD.
a native of Dallas, Texas, received her B.F.A. in Dance from Southern Methodist University and her M.F.A. in Dance from Sam Houston State University. She has danced professionally for Robert Battle's Battleworks, Amy Marshall Dance, Take Ueyama, Noble Motion Dance, and the Bruce Wood Dance Project, among others. She's taught on the faculties of Sam Houston State University, Booker T Washington HSPVA, and Texas Christian University, and has been presenting work through artist residencies throughout Texas. She proud to be a founding member of Dark Circles Contemporary Dance.
grew up along the coast of Southern California. Graduating from the University of Michigan with a B.F.A. in dance and B.A. in Art History, she received the Earl V. Moore Award in Dance. Her junior year, she studied in Israel at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, training in Gaga under Bat Sheva dancers. She has performed in works by Camille A. Brown, Bosmat Nossan, Alexandra Beller, Peter Sparling, Wanjiru Kamuyu, among others, and has attended summer workshops with BODYTRAFFIC, Ate9, Bat Sheva, and Hubbard Street. This is Lena's first season with DCCD.