(Baltimore, MD) began her dance training at the age of four at Flair Dance Studios and continued studying with Elita Pratt in Baltimore. Ms. Cunningham is currently enrolled at Montclair State University seeking a BFA in dance as well as a BS in exercise science. Ms. Cunningham has participated in various intensives including ADF, Alvin Ailey Summer Intensive, Martha Graham, 10 Hairy Legs, Gibney Summer Study, and the Blueprint Intensive. While attending Montclair State University, Ms.Cunningham has had the opportunity to perform works by Camille Brown, Stacey Tookey, Earl Mosely, and Larry Kegwin. She has also performed in Doug Elkins’ premier work O, Round Desire in 2017. Ms. Cunningham is thrilled to be joining Nimbus2 for her first season.
(Lynn, MA) was born in the Dominican Republic and moved to the United States at the age of four. Mr. German began his dance training at the age of eighteen at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, from where he received his B.A in Biology and Dance in 2016. He furthered his dance training at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, receiving an MFA in Dance Performance and Choreography in 2018. Mr. German trained in summer intensives at the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance and Springboard Danse Montreal and has performed works by Paul Taylor, Ohad Naharin, Sharon Eyal, MADBOOTS DANCE, and Kate Wallich. He had the pleasure of performing at the 2016 Fire Island Dance Festival alongside Linda Celeste and Glenn Allen Sims of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, with choreography by Abdul Latif. This is Mr. German’s first season as a dancer with Nimbus2.
(Kelowna, BC, Canada) began her dance training at the age of four with The Canadian School of Ballet. After graduating high school, she moved to New York City to further her dance training at Joffrey Ballet School. There she was asked to join and perform with the Joffrey Ballet Concert Group under the direction of Davis Robertson. Ms. Hutton has frequently performed in cities across the United States and internationally in Italy and Canada. She has worked closely with ballet masters Stacy Caddell, Sam Meredith, Brian McSween, and Nicole Duffy. Ms. Hutton has performed in original works created by choreographers Africa Guzman, Gabrielle Lamb, Gary Chryst, Julie Bour, Jean Emile, Tyler Gilstrap and Davis Robertson. She has also performed signature works by George Balanchine, Gerald Arpino and Donald Byrd. Ms. Hutton graduated from the Joffrey Ballet School in 2017 and is looking forward to starting her second season with Nimbus2.
(Japan) began training in classical ballet when she was five years old and started jazz and hip hop classes at the age of eighteen. She was awarded 3rd prize at Dancing Koshien as a member of Dragon Tribe. After graduating with a degree in Health & Sports Science from Mukogawa Women’s University, Ms. Nishi moved to New York City in 2015. She completed the International Student Program at Peridance Capezio Center in 2017 and has participated in the summer intensive at Conteur in Toronto in 2016 and pro intensive at MET dance in Houston in 2017 on full scholarships. Ms. Nishi has performed works by Julia Ehrstrand, Joe Celej, Kiki Lucas, and Bonnie O’Rouke. She has also danced professionally with JKing Dance Company and Mollét Contemporary Ballet. Ms. Nishi has presented her own choreography for Medecins Sans Frontiers in Syria, at TriskelionArts, Amalgamate Artist Series at New York City Center, and at KoDaFe at Ailey Citigroup Theater. Yurie is thrilled to join Nimbus2.
(Homestead, FL) began dancing at the age of seventeen, taking classes in jazz, ballet, and contemporary. He has attended The American College Dance Festival and both summer and winter intensives at Paul Taylor American Modern Dance. In 2018, Mr. Ruiz graduated with highest honors and received a BFA from New World School of the Arts/University of Florida. There he trained in ballet and various classical modern techniques, including Horton, Taylor, and Graham, and performed in works created by Paul Taylor, Sean Curran, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, and Robert Battle. Mr. Ruiz has also taught and choreographed throughout the Miami area. This will be his first season dancing with Nimbus 2.