Founder & Executive Director
An award-winning writer and filmmaker specializing in movement based films, Nadav has screened his work all around the world. In 2019, he was awarded an artist residency by Subhashok Art Center (Thailand), where he created his solo work, "as.phyx.i.a.tion", later published by Dance Magazine. His most recent dance film, "Old Man at the Corner Store" (2023) won awards in Prague, Portland, Utah, and Los Angeles. Nadav has been a guest artist at UT Austin, Cal Arts, VCU, amongst others, and is currently serving as a judge and board member of the Los Angeles Dance Film Festival.
Sinclair Ogaga Emoghene
Sinclair is a dancer, dance researcher, and assistant professor (tenure-track) at VCU. His work borders performance creation, place situating, cultural studies, experimental practice and dance technology. Amidst this journey, he has created works for the Nollywood audience in Nigeria/Africa, the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., and other prestigious institutions. As professor, he teaches across the dance curriculum in theory, creative research and dance technique. His focus is in African and Contemporary dance practices, multi-racial engagement, and the production of new literature for African dance in world contexts.
Cheryl is a world-renowned dancer, choreographer, photographer, and educator. She’s a former Hubbard Street dancer and Executive Director of Ate9 Dance Company. She currently serves as Assistant Dean of the Dance School at California Institute of the Arts. Founder of Cheryl Mann Productions, where she has traveled the world setting dance works for Ohad Naharin, Toru Shimazaki, Alejandro Cerrudo, & Danny Ezralow. She is also the official photographer for Joffrey Ballet Chicago & Los Angeles Ballet, and has shot for The Royal Ballet, Alvin Ailey, Ballet Hispanico, Visceral Dance Chicago, amongst many more.
Cheryl Mann Del Cuore
Celine S. Kiner is a journalist, designer, & artist whose work is largely informed by lifelong movement research. An alumna of USC Kaufman’s inaugural class, she has performed works by grimes, Forsythe, Cerrudo, Kylián, and more. Currently, you can find her work in digital and print at Nom de Pixel, DIYdancer Magazine, LA Dance Chronicle, and more.
Radia is a freelance writer with articles published in the New York Times and the Art Newspaper. She is a global health specialist who has worked with international and non-profit organizations, as well as an experienced grant writer who has secured a grant from the Ford Foundation for the documentary, Harvest of Empire. She has lived and worked in nearly 70 countries, driving around the world for 7 years. She holds Masters degrees in Public Health (Johns Hopkins), International Studies (University of Denver), and Political Science (University of Paris). She was awarded the Bill & Melinda Gates and Fulbright Scholarships at Johns Hopkins.
Andrea (she/her) is a dance artist and creative from Sierra Vista, Arizona. She graduated from Gonzaga University in 2021 with degrees in Physics and Dance and was a part of the Gonzaga University Repertory Dance Company. She has been living in New York for two years as a freelance dancer, choreographer, and videographer, as well as working with STEM from Dance, a growing science and dance non-profit serving New York students. She aspires to continue creating, performing, and sharing her multi-faceted work with the New York community through the realms of film and live performance.
Hollywood finance exec-turned novelist, Lorraine is the award-winning author of the popular Louise Moscow international banking spy thrillers. After working as an actress, translator, and film producer in Paris, she moved back to the U.S. and earned her Institute of Management Accountants certifications. She went on to serve as a finance exec in Silicon Valley during dot-com-era, and then for various Hollywood film companies, notably as CFO of National Lampoon. Lorraine is an avid contributor to the arts, serving for the past eight years as board member and CFO of the Los Angeles-based Ate9 Dance Company.
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