ALESSANDRO COTTONE

(Boca Raton, FL) attended Alexander W. Dreyfoos Jr. School of the Arts where he trained with Jeff Satinoff and Jan Hanniford Goetz. There, Mr. Cottone had the opportunity to work with Margo Sappington, Kyra Green, and Troy Powell. He received additional training from Joffrey Jazz and Contemporary, and from University of the Arts. After graduating high school, Mr. Cottone attended Marymount Manhattan College (New York, NY) earning a BFA in modern dance. While at Marymount, Mr. Cottone had the opportunity to work with artists such as Cherice Barton, Emery Lecrone, Lar Lubovitch, and Kate Skarpetowska. Alex has also been an original member of Billy Bell's Lunge Dance Collective since 2010. He has participated in Springboard Danse Montreal where he worked with Aszure Barton and Artists as well as MADBOOTS Dance Co. Mr. Cottone has performed in BC Beat with Reed Luplau and with Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre. He is excited to start working with Nimbus2!

 

TAMARA McCLOSKEY

(NJ) graduated from Point Park University with BFA in dance. She has performed in pieces by Stefanie Batten-Bland, David Norsworthy, and Gregory Dolbashian, to name a few. Ms. McCloskey has been dancing since elementary school, attended a performing arts high school, and enjoys the never-ending lessons dance can teach. Outside of dancing, Tamara enjoys hiking and hanging out with her pug Rosie. This is her first season with Nimbus2.

 

SHAYLA HUTTON

(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 first season with Nimbus2.

 

CASEY HOWES

(Los Angeles, CA)  has trained at The Colburn School Under Leslie Carothers and Glenn Edgerton. During her studies. Ms. Howes performed in works by Martha Graham, Kimberly Bartosik, Shannon Gillen of Vim Vigor, and Ron Amit of Batsheva. Ms. Howes holds her BFA in Dance & Choreography from SUNY Purchase’s Conservatory of Dance. Upon graduation she continued her trained in Europe and has worked with Pilobolus as a guest artist. Ms. Howes is excited to be joining Nimbus Dance Works as a member of  Nimbus2 this season.