Alex Karigan Farrior
Rebecca Grace Moore
Sarah Elizabeth Stockman
Cody Berkeleyfrom Plano, TX, began training at age six. At 19, Cody was awarded a full tuition scholarship to the University of the Arts in Philadelphia courtesy of NYCDA Foundation. He has performed the works of Doug Varone, Sharon Eyal & Gai Behar, Aszure Barton, William Forsythe and others. He graduated in 2015 with a B.F.A. in Dance Performance and received the Expressivity Award, in recognition of outstanding performance and leadership excellence. He’s attended workshops with BODYTRAFFIC, NW Dance Project, and Springboard Danse Montreal. This is Cody's first season with DCCD.
Emily Bernetis a native of Dallas, TX. She is a graduate of Southern Methodist University and Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. Emily has performed in works by Martha Graham, Jose Limon, Joost Vrouenraets, Mike Esperanza, Dwight Rhoden, and Larry Keigwin among others, and has attended summer intensives with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, and the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance. Emily is a founding member of DCCD’s United States branch.
Olin Blackmorewas born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska and graduated from Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon with a B.S. in Chemistry and a minor in Dance. Before attending Pacific, he studied dance and theatre at Alaska Dance Theatre and West Anchorage High School. Olin has also spent summers dancing at Oregon Ballet Theatre and Spectrum Dance Theatre. He has had the pleasure of working with choreographers Jennifer Camp, Lauren Edson, Mark Haim, James Healy, and Dylan Ward, among others. This is Olin's first season with DCCD.
Chadi El-Khourya 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.
Alex Karigan Farriorreceived 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.
Sarah Hammondsa native of Dallas, TX, graduated cum laude from Sam Houston State University with a B.F.A. in Dance and a minor in Marketing. Prior to attending SHSU, Sarah studied dance at Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. She has had the privilege of performing in works by James Gregg, IMEE, Gina Swarenson, David Justin, Peter Chu, Jessica Lang and Jennifer Mabus. Sarah has also performed as a guest artist with NobleMotion Dance and assisted director Andy Noble in setting his work. Sarah joined DCCD in the spring of 2014.
Rebecca Grace Mooreis a native of Dallas, Texas where she grew up studying ballet under the direction of Tanju and Patricia Tuzer. Rebecca has performed works by Adam Houghland, Delfos Danza Contemporanea, Robert Dekkers, and John Selya, among others. She has attended summer programs with the Royal Danish Ballet School, the Paris Opera Ballet School, and the Orlando Ballet. She recently graduated SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts with a BFA in Dance Performance and a minor in Journalism. This is Rebecca’s first season with DCCD.
Lena Orengrew 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.
Taylor Rodmanis a Dallas, Texas native where she began her formal training at Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. She recently earned her BFA in contemporary performance at The Boston Conservatory with an emphasis in improvisation and choreography. Taylor has performed works by Andrea Miller, Ohad Naharin, Larry Keigwin, Merce Cunningham, and Margot Gelber among others, and has attended summer workshops including Movement Invention Project, San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, and Gallim Dance. She was also named a 2012 Presidential Scholar in the Arts. This is Taylor’s first season with DCCD.
Sarah Elizabeth Stockmanfrom Houston, TX, began dancing at Houston Ballet Academy and continued her study at Alexandra Ballet in St. Louis, MO. She went on to train at The Rock School for Dance Education, Houston Ballet’s Ben Stevenson Academy, Joffrey Ballet in Chicago, Ballet Austin, and the scholarship program at the Lou Conte Dance Studio. In addition, Sarah spent her summers with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Springboard Danse Montréal, and NWDP’s Launch. Sarah previously danced with BalletMet of Columbus and DanceWorks Chicago. This is her second season with DCCD.
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