AGD Alumni

 

Sierra FrenchSIERRA FRENCH is from Cardiff, California where she began her dance training at the Performing Arts Workshop. She then went on to train with Ballet West, LINES Ballet and the Joffrey Ballet School in New York. She has performed a wide variety of repertoire, including choreography by Dwight Rhoden with Complexions Contemporary Ballet and principal roles in both George Balanchine and Gerald Arpino woriks. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with the Saint Mary’s LEAP Program for professional dancers. French joined Armitage Gone! Dance in 2017.

 

ALONSO GUZMANALONSO GUZMAN is a native Puerto Rican. As a child, Alonso dedicated eight years to martial arts study, and at age 14 he began his dance training. At 17, with the support of scholarships from the Oprah Winfrey Foundation Scholarship and the Olive Tree Foundation, he moved to NYC to study at The Ailey School. Alonso later worked as dance demonstrator for Mr. Milton Myers at The Juilliard School, The Ailey School and at Steps Dance Studio. He has performed for internationally acclaimed organizations such as Ballet Hispanico I and II, The Metropolitan Opera House and at the Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival. Alonso has a profound interest in Latin Dance, specifically in Argentine Tango. He teaches Tango with Tango Master, and partner in life, Dardo Galletto. He joined Armitage Gone! Dance in 2017.

 

Isaac Kerr Headshot thumbnailISAAC KERR was raised in Ontario, Canada. He began his formal training at age 14 studying with Audra Grierson and continued his studies at the Joanne Chapman School of Dance, Quinte Ballet School, and The Ailey School. During his studies he also attended programs at Alonzo King Lines, The Joffrey Ballet School, and Complexions Contemporary Ballet. Kerr’s repertoire includes works choreographed by Alvin Ailey, Clifton Brown, Jennifer Muller, Ephrat Asherie, Luis Salgado, Keelan Whitmore, Kara Davis, Amy Hall Gardner, Earl Mosley, Bradley Shelver, Roberto Campanella, and Amanda Selwyn. He is featured in Catherine Reitman’s Workin’ Moms, Bryan Fuller and Alex Kurtzman’s Star Trek Discovery, and Frank Van Keeken’s The Next Step. Kerr is a member of The Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA), Professional Adjudicators Alliance (PAA), and a Teaching Artist for the New York City Department of Education. Kerr joined Armitage Gone! Dance in 2018.

 

Cristian Laverde Koenig SmallCRISTIAN LAVERDE-KOENIG was born in Cali, Colombia and received his professional training at The Instituto Colombiano de Ballet (Incolballet) and The Escuela Nacional de Ballet de Cuba under a full scholarship. He has been a soloist for The Ballet Nacional de Cuba, Ballet de Cali, Hartford Ballet and Ballet Internationale, and a principal dancer for the Maximum Dance Company, the Milwaukee Ballet and the Slovak National Ballet. Mr. König's repertoire includes principal roles in classical and contemporary ballets ranging from Petipa to Balanchine, Tharp to Graham, creating principal roles in works by contemporary choreographers such as Maurice Causey and Karole Armitage. Mr. König has been the recipient of prestigious national and international awards and is a freelance artist. He joined AG!D in 2012.  

 

KaliOliverheadshotKALI MARIE OLIVER (Akron, Ohio) is a graduate of the Ailey/Fordham BFA program, where she received her BFA in dance. Since graduating, she has joined Ailey II as an apprentice. She began her formal training with her mother and attended summer intensives at Chautauqua Institution, The   Ailey School, and Alonzo King LINES Ballet. She has had the privilege of performing works by Alvin Ailey, Anna Sokolow, William Isaac, Maurya Kerr, and Yoshito Sakuraba. Ms. Oliver was honored to perform Mr. Ailey's ‘Memoria’ with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater during their 2018, 2019, and 2021 New York City Center seasons. She also represented The Ailey School in the 2019 Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade. This is Kali’s first season with AG!D.

 


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