Collaborators / Dancer

Albert Galindo

From Barcelona,Spain. Contemporary dancer. In 2000 he began his dance training at the "Oriol martorell" Barcelona, Spain. At the age of 11 he had the opportunity to study for 5 years in a dance conservatory ¨Institut del Teatre¨. A year before to finish his career at the conservatory, when he was 16, he participated in different competitions and in the last one he won the first place and a schoolarship to continue his studies in Peridance Capezio Center in New York City in the Certificate Program. Last year he start to trainee in the Company of the Peridance Capezio Center. Albert also participated in different dance projects the last years and the last summer he had the oportunity to work with ¨Cienfuegos Company¨Valencia, Spain.

Aurelien Peillex

Aurélien Peillex is originally from Saint Jean de Maurienne, France. He holds a Master of Science in Management from EMLyon Business School. While at university he fell in love with dance and started studying at Scene Formation, where he trained in Modern Jazz, and Ballet. He continued his studies at Peridance Capezio Center in New York City, Sceneindgangen in Copenhagen, and Studio Harmonic in Paris.
He has performed with companies and choreographers including LaneCoArts under Lane Gifford, the Next Stage Project under Jana Hicks and Marijke Eliasberg, Baka Gaijin Dance Collective under Julia Ehrstrand, the La Verriere Company under François Huchard, and the Sceneindgangen Company under Jenny Major. He has also worked with Anja Hummel, Hsiao Wei and Hsiao Ting Hsieh, Marlieke Burghouts and was a featured dancer in the music video for Sigrid Flory’s “Elle s’immisce”.

Ayaka Habata

Ayaka Habata started her dance training in Japan when she was 8 years old. She had learned modern dance, contemporary dance and choreography. After she graduated from Japan National University of Tsukuba, she enrolled in Japan National Graduate School to study comprehensive human sciences as a major.
Since 2011 December, she has been studying in New York on a Japanese Government Artist Scholarship. In 2012 January, she received a scholarship of Atzewi Dance Company’s program in Italy.
She received gold awards 6 times in International and National dance competitions in Japan. She believes dance has amazing power for human’s heart.

Caroline Sobottka

Caroline Sobottka from Berlin, Germany received her diploma in contemporary dance in 2005. She has worked with Trisha Brown, is a member of SR & Company and has danced in several opera productions by Christoph Hagel. Since 2010 Caroline studies in NYC and has performed choreographies by Katiti King and Isabel Gotzkowsky.

Eila Vallas Domenech

EILA VALLS was born in Gandia, a city in the Valencian Community in eastern Spain. She started her Ballet training at the age of 7 at a local school. Eila moved to Madrid at the age of 15 and attended the Professional Real Conservatory of Dance Mariemma, where she graduated as Professional in Classic Ballet. She received 1st prize in Classic Ballet from the Community of Madrid and 1st prize in the 2nd International Dance Competition “Ciutat de Barcelona” where she was awarded with a full scholarship for the Certificate Program at Peridance in New York City, NY and The Joffrey Ballet in Chicago, IL. Eila has work with Griselda Hunt as a model/performer for her Release Sequence instructional Dance Fitness Video. She is an apprentice for the Peridance contemporary Dance Company and currently works as a guest performer for DeMa Dance Company and Dance Times Square in New York Eila also dances with choreographer Yesid Lopez in Contemporary Ballet and Latin Ballroom Styles.

Emma Hoette

Emma Hoette took her first class dance class when she was two and half years old in a small beach town in Australia. Since then she has danced in many places from Amsterdam to NYC. She has performed with the Dutch National Opera and Imprint dance Co. but it was her role with The Next Stage Project that first brought her to NYC where she still lives and creates today. After studying at the Alvin Ailey School, DNA and Lang College Emma was certain of the importance of combining dance and design. This led her to the Integrated Design Program at Parsons the New School for Design. Graduating with honors, this program enabled Emma to develop her unique approach: a combination of dance, performance, fine arts and fashion always playfully overlapping. Emma has articulated her fashion/fine arts talents under the inspiring guidance of Pascale Gatzen, Gabi Asfour, Susan Ciancolo, Sarah Stolwijk and Sabine Seymour. Simultaneously she has been honored to study with and perform for renowned Forsythe dancers Jill Johnson and Mario Zambrano, Keely Garfield, Rebecca Stenn, and Alexandra Beller. For Ishmael Houston Jones, Eric Jackson Bradley and TNSP (Jana Hicks and Marijke Elisaberg) she not only performed but also designed costumes. Emma has also created costumes for Yaa Samar Dance Theater and Ashleigh Leite.
Emma can best be described as a captivating storyteller: an artist that uses her body, dance, choreography, design, clothing, and film to tell her stories.

Fanny Nilsson

Fanny grew up in Sweden and started to dance at age 6. She began with jazz, but later on she fell in love with modern dance. Year 2010 she got her BA of Arts in dance pedagogy with specialization in modern dance at the University of Dance & Circus in Stockholm. 2009 she studied one semester at Escola Superior de Dança in Lisbon as an exchange student and got the opportunity to perform interesting choreographies, including works by Teresa Ranieri. She holds a certificate in choreography from Dance New Amsterdam in New York where she is currently an international student in dance since January 2011. She has performed at several events around the city and she is currently doing projects with JoAnna Mendl Shaw's dance company.

Flannery Gregg

Flannery Gregg is a recent graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles and a recipient of the Soo Jin Kim Dancing Scholarship. She began training and performing in San Diego with Jean Isaacs' San Diego Dance Theater and Malashock Dance. While attending UCLA she had the opportunity to perform her own work along with the work of her peers, graduate students, and faculty in the World Arts and Cultures/Dance department. After graduating she danced with a number of companies based throughout Southern California. Flannery is currently a performer in Maria Gillespie's Oni Dance and has toured nationally with the company. In 2011 she attended the American Dance Festival on scholarship and was recently accepted into the Work Study Program at Dance New Amsterdam. Flannery is currently dancing with new friends in NYC and is thrilled to be performing with Akiko!

Megumi Sato

Megumi Sato is from Kumamoto, Japan, where she trained ballet and jazz dance. She joined summer school in London and got a contemporary schorlaship from William Spencer. She is currently training in ballet, contemporary and modern at Peridance Capezio Center in New York.
She has performed with Julie Park Kato, Barbara Fewster, William Spencer, Aaron Francis and Max Stone.

Mei Yamanaka

Mei Yamanaka is a dancer and choreographer from Tokyo, Japan. In 2008, after completing her high school education, Mei came to New York to study modern, contemporary dance. She has been working for Jennifer Archibald, Saul Ulerio, Eunhee Lee, Jenni Hong, Kensaku Shinohara, White Wave Dance Company and among others. Her choreographic work had been presented at Fresh Tracks, New Steps, LITTLE URBAN, Cool New York and more in NYC. Mei was elected for an artist of Dance Theater Workshop Fresh Tracks  in 2010-2011.

Misuzu Hara

Misuzu Hara is from Japan. She started learning classical ballet from the age of three, and modern jazz dance from 15 years old. She pursued her study in dance at Showa Academy of Music where she majored in classial ballet. Upon graduation from the school, she had taught ballet technique to youth  at the same time  she had been active as a dancer and performed in many projects in Japan. In 2009 she moved to New York, then she has gotten chances to perform in pieces by White Wave Dance Company, Jennifer Archibald, Nathan Trice, Lindsey Dietz Marchant, Oliver Steele, Max Stone,and  among others, in United States.

Tina Wang

Tina grew up in Latin America and studied Dance and Psychology at Washington University in St. Louis. She is currently training under the Peridance Capezio Center Certificate Program. She has performed works by Robert Battle, Igal Perry, Marlena Wolfe, Sidra Bell, Francesca Harper, Cecil Slaughter. She wants to thank the people in her life that have allowed her to be here to share this experience with you.

Kashimi Asai

Kashimi Asai is native of Japan. 
She graduated from Showa School of performing Arts, Majoring in Musical Theater
and moved to NY to continue her professional training at DNA till 2009.
Since then has performed as a dancer and singer in NY and internationally. 
She is also a certificated pilates instructor.

Fuyuko Nakamura

Fuyuko Nakamura is from Akita, Japan. She has trained extensively in ballet, jazz, contemporary, theater dance, tap, street jazz, and acting. She moved to New York in 2008 and has worked with various great choreographers and dancers. In 2010, she organized the dance performance "Colors" at Ballet Arts. In 2012, she starred in the short film "LOVE" (directed by Sanae Kusaka) and it was officially selected to screen at "Angel Film Awards - Monaco International Film Festival 2012".

Megumi Monma

Megumi Monma began her dance career at the age of 11. She has graduated from Showa Music College in 2009, and she had performed of the musical “The Sound of Music” following after.
In her career as a professional dancer, she has worked for many productions,  musicals and dance shows, and she has numerous experiences on stage in JAPAN.
She came to the States in 2010,  for developing her dance skills and expanding her career, also discovering a new field of Contemporary and Modern dance. Currently Megumi  is active as a multiple dancer in United States involving in International visa program at Dance New Amsterdam .

Eveline Kleinjans

Eveline graduated from the ArtEZ School of Dance in Arnhem, Netherlands with a Bachelor of Dance Education. While in School she taught Jazz, Modern and Ballet classes, created own work  and danced in several works of different choreographers. Since august 2012 Eveline is in NYC to study dance, especially the Simonson Technique, at Dance New Amsterdam.

Annika Mutila


Diane Tomasi (House Manager)

Kashimi Asai (Stage Manager)