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ALICE BACANI

Alice Bacani is originally from Houston, Texas where she studied at the High School for Performing and Visual Arts and with the Houston Metropolitan Dance Youth Company. Alice continued her studies at the Ohio State University where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BFA in Dance and a BA in Journalism. At Ohio State, Alice was invited to tour across China and performed in numerous locations including Beijing Dance Academy, Northeast Normal University, and Shanghai University. After graduation, Alice joined Thodos Dance Chicago where she performed in works by Melissa Thodos, Anne Reinking, and Lucas Crandall. Since moving to New York, she has had the opportunity to perform in works by Sidra Bell, and has also spent summers training with the Northwest Dance Launch program and Joffrey Jazz intensive.

 

 
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DESIREE LOVETT

Desiree’ Lovett, dancer and freelance photographer, graduated from The University of The Arts with a BFA in dance performance and a concentration in photography in May 2016.   Desiree grew up in Maplewood, NJ and started her dance career at the age of three at Newark Community School of the Arts, Newark, NJ.  Her pre-professional training began at Dance Theater of Harlem, Harlem, NY for six years.  At the age of eleven she trained at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in Manhattan, NY in the Pre-Professional and Professional Program in addition to performing in NJ Tap Ensemble under the direction of Deborah Mitchell at Sharon Miller Performing School of the Arts, Montclair, NJ.  Her training at Alvin Ailey included acceptance in the Fellowship program for three years where she gained experience in assisting and teaching young children to dance.  During her time at Alvin Ailey she performed excerpts of Revelations at the Apollo with the Ailey Company and Second Company, Ailey’s signature piece “Cry” on Oprah with Dwana Smallwood (legendary Company member), The Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade for Alvin Ailey’s 50th Anniversary and The World Cup Diski Dance choreographed by Lucus Radebe on CBS Early Morning Show.  She performed pieces choreographed by Franchesca Harper, Earl Mosley and Elenor Scott in Earl Mosley’s Dance against Cancer Winter Repertory Showcase.

 

 
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BROOKE NAYLOR

Brooke Naylor grew up in Jupiter, Florida where she received versatile ballet and contemporary training at A.W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts. She was fortunate to train under teachers such as Jan Hanniford, Maria Konrad, Michele Zehner, Danielle Armstrong, and Jerry Opdenaker. In Florida, Brooke had many opportunities to work with prestigious choreographers like Margo Sappington, Troy Powell, Christopher Huggins, Jennifer Archibald, and Rick McCullough. After graduating high school in 2011, she moved to New York City to attend the Ailey/Fordham B.F.A. program where she graduated Magna Cum Laude in May, 2015. At the Ailey School, she had the honor to work with legendary teachers including Milton Myers, Nancy Turano, and Jacqulyn Buglisi. She also performed works by Martha Graham, Alvin Ailey, Norbert de la Cruz III, Robyn Mineko Williams, Ray Mercer and many more. Brooke has attended many distinguished summer programs including Jacob’s Pillow contemporary program and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago.

In 2014, Brooke apprenticed with Parsons Dance. Brooke was a member of the Steps Repertory Ensemble for the 2015-2016 season in which she performed works by Artistic Director, Bradley Shelver, along with, Lar Lubovitch, Sidra Bell, and Julia Ehrstrand. In July 2016, Brooke joined Cirio Collective which gave her the opportunity to tour Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard, performing the world premiere of Jeffery Cirio’s “Efil Ym Fo Flah (Half of my Life).”

Brooke is so grateful to dance with such inspiring artists as a member of Nimbus Dance Works second company this season.

 

 
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PATRICK O’BRIEN


Patrick O'Brien began his dance training at the age of 18 in Bakersfield, CA before moving to New York to attend The Joffrey Ballet School where he graduated as part of the studio performance company (Joffrey Concert Group). He is absolutely thrilled to be a part of Nimbus 2 this season. Mr. O'Brien has worked with Desmond Richardson, Afrika Guzman, and Earl Mosley. He has also had the immensely enriching experience of working very closely with Gabrielle Lamb, whom has been an integral component to reaching toward his life's fullest potential. Patrick has presented his own choreographic works at MMAC, The Brooklyn Museum, Earl Mosley's Intensive of the Arts and other venues in the New York area. 
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