Dancer, actress, teacher, and choreographer Stephanie Troyak spent the last 5 years performing and touring the world with acclaimed Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch. While there she was nominated for the prestigious “Faust” prize for “Best Dancer/Actress" and named Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch” for 2019. The National Arts Center of Canada made a feature documentary about Stephanie’s career as an artist called “PORTRAIT: STEPHANIE TROYAK”. Most recently she performed as a soloist in Melanie Laurent & Cartier's opera “Eugenie’s Tears” as Eugenie. She trained at the BTWHSPVA & NYU Tisch before joining the Batsheva Dance Company Ensemble in 2015. While in Tel Aviv she worked as an actress on Netflix Original TV series "Greenhouse Academy.” She is continuing to work in film & TV projects where she currently resides in Los Angeles. Stephanie choreographs, teaches master classes and creates work regularly for companies, studios, intensives, and universities across the globe. Her work has been commissioned for Wayne State University, SoulEscape Dance Company, Wanderlust Dance Project, Young Choreographers Festival NY, and YoungArts Miami which won her a Presidential Scholar nomination in Choreography.
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Born in Dallas, Texas. Todd began his ballet and modern training at Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. He continued to develop his skills and artistry at Dance Industry Performing Arts Center. He has been awarded as a “U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts” as well as a “YoungArts Finalist” in Modern. Todd began training at The Juilliard School in 2017 where he studied a wide variety of modern techniques and improvisation styles. He also enjoyed developing his choreographic voice and composition skills. Over the years, Todd has performed works by Ohad Naharin, Crystal Pite, Hofesh Shechter, Aszure Barton, Dwight Rhoden, Shannon Gillen, Lar Lubovitch, and Martha Graham. He also danced in new creations by Bryan Arias, Loni Landon, Benoit-Swan Pouffer, Matthew Neenan, and Andrea Miller. Todd graduated from Juilliard in June 2021. Since August 2021, he is a member of the Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company.
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Erica Messonnier currently resides in New York City where she continues to train and audition for up and coming projects. She started her dance training at Dance Industry Performing Arts Center in Plano, Tx, then went on to attend Booker T. Washington HSPVA. The high school’s showcase helped encourage Erica to attend Point Park University and finally graduate with her BFA in modern dance. Since moving to New York, Erica has worked on cruises, national tours, regional theater houses, workshops and more! One of the highlights of her career was traveling the country as a Swing and Featured Dancer in the Broadway National Tour of Rodgers
+ Hammerstein’s Cinderella. While on tour, she had the pleasure of teaching master classes in the style of the show to numerous studios across the country. The most recent role she performed was the incredibly fun and over the top character, Lila Dixon, in Holiday Inn at Surflight Theatre. Erica is now an Equity performer, still auditioning, teaching, and choreographing in New York City. She has taught at summer intensives and master classes for studios across the country in a variety of genres, but usually specializing in musical theatre, contemporary, jazz, and ballet. Favorite credits include: Grease the Musical, Seussical the Musical, and Principal Female Dancer with Viking Ocean Cruise Line.
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From Central Florida, Logan first began exploring movement through the underground scene of hip-hop and street culture when he started breakdancing at the age of ten. In 2012, Logan began his formal training with Orlando City Ballet. He then went on to further his classical ballet and modern education at Osceola County School for The Arts. Over the years, Logan has continued to expand his movement research learning from artists such as Ohad Naharin, Jone San Martin, Scott Jennings, and many others. He recently attended Arts Umbrella Post Secondary Program in Vancouver, British Columbia where he learned and performed repertoire by Crystal Pite, Sharon Eyal, Tom Weinberger, Nacho Duato, Jiri Kylian, and Marco Goecke. In 2018, Logan joined MADBOOTS DANCE under the direction of Jonathan Campbell and Austin Diaz. Also in 2018, Logan began working for Abraham in Motion (A.I.M) as an apprentice with the company and has continued to perform and tour as a guest artist ever since. He has accompanied Kyle Abraham as a choreographic assistant for Ballet Nacional de Cuba along with the creation of “Ash” a solo created on American Ballet Theatre’s principal dancer Misty Copeland. Most recently, Logan has premiered several works with A.I.M such as “Fire in the Air of the Earth” in Hamburg, Germany as well as “An Untitled Love” in Chicago, Illinois. In 2021/2022, he will be performing with VIM VIGOR DANCE COMPANY at the University of Michigan and The Power Center for the Arts in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Kiley Dolaway was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA. She studied dance at Philadelphia Dance Theatre and graduated high school from The University of North Carolina School of the Arts under the direction of Susan Jaffe. She graduated Cum Laude with a BFA from the Conservatory of Dance at Purchase College in 2018 where she performed work by Shannon Gillen, Kevin Wynn, Manuel Vignoulle, Sidra Bell, and Merce Cunningham. Additionally, she was invited to dance at Springboard Danse Montreal both in 2017 and 2018 where she performed in the restaging of 'Paper Cuts in an Empty Bag' by Peter Chu and a new creation by Johannes Wieland. In 2018, Kiley performed in Shannon Gillen's 'SUPERBLOOM' at the 92nd Street Y in New York upon joining VIM VIGOR DANCE COMPANY as a company member. Following this, she supported Gillen's creations at L.A. Dance Project, b12 festival in Berlin, Princeton University, Boston Dance Theater, and Booker T. Washington School for the Arts. In 2019, she debuted in VIM VIGOR's evening length work FOREVER in New York City, NY. She later traveled with Gillen to teach, create, and perform at LINK 2019 in Salt Lake City, Perry Mansfield's Summer Program, Springboard Danse Montreal, Springboard X, MOVE NYC, VIM VIGOR's Summer Program in NYC, and the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Through the years, Kiley has taught at The Juilliard School, NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Fordham, Purchase College, Rutgers University, Peridance Capezio Center, Gibney Dance, and the University of Calgary. She is currently in residency at The University of Michigan and will be premiering in THE SIZE OF DARNKESS with VIM VIGOR DANCE COMPANY at The Power Center For the Arts this February.
Joi Ware is a native of Dallas, TX where she began her dance training. At Dance Industry Performing Arts Center under the direction of Christy Ryzman, she got to work with notable choreographers such as Benoit Swan-Pouffer, Jessica Hendricks, and Jon Bond. In high school, she attended the prestigious Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts where she performed works by Robert Battle, Lar Lubovitch, Sidra Bell, and many more. Joi is a graduate of Point Park University where she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance and a Bachelor of Science in Sports, Arts, and Entertainment Management. At Point Park, she had the opportunity to work with choreographers such as Garfield Lemonius, Joshua L. Peugh, Christopher Huggins, and others. Joi has attended summer dance intensives with San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Kyle Abraham’s A.I.M, and Springboard Danse Montreal. In 2019, Joi moved to Nashville to join New Dialect. She has enjoyed being part of Nashville's tight knit yet growing dance scene.
Originally from Plano, Texas, Kaylin Sturtevant grew up training at Dance Industry Performing Arts Center and Booker T Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. She achieved her BFA in Dance in 2020 from the USC Kaufman School of Dance in Los Angeles under the leadership of Jodie Gates and has additionally furthered her training at summer intensives including Nederlands Dans Theater, Jacob’s Pillow, Arts Umbrella, and Alonzo King Lines Ballet. Kaylin is currently dancing as a company member with Ballet BC under the artistic leadership of Medhi Walerski in Vancouver, British Columbia. She has also worked professionally with The DASH Ensemble directed by Gregory Dolbashian, Ishida Dance Company, Traverse City Dance Project, and has been a performer in a Los Angeles Tourism commercial. In 2016, Kaylin was named a U.S. Presidential Scholar of the Arts and National YoungArts Winner in Modern Dance, where she performed at the Kennedy Center in a multi-faceted arts show directed by Debbie Allen. Other performance credits include works by artists William Forsythe, Barak Marshall, Aszure Barton, Jiří Kylián, and George Balanchine, among many others. Beyond her dancing, Kaylin enjoys teaching and choreographing, and she is a certified Pilates instructor through the BASI Comprehensive Program.