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Edgar Clausse HeadshotEDGAR CLAUSS was born in Santa Clara, (Cuba) where started his classical training at a School of the Arts, Olga Alonso.  Relocated to Havana, (Cuba) to Alejo Carpentier, (Ballet School) and graduated from the National School of Arts, as a Ballet Dancer. He performed as a Soloist for Camagüey Ballet, (Cuba) and as a Principal Dancer for Central Ballet Theatre, (Ecuador), Ballet Gamonet, (MIA) Complexions Contemporary Ballet (NYC) and BalletX (PHI). He worked and collaborated with choreographers and artists, such as: Annabel López Ochoa, Trey McIntyre, Mathew  Neenan, Nicolo Fonte, Jorma Elo, Norbert De La Cruz III, Dwight Rhoden, Jae Man Joo, Maurice Causey, Mark Godden, William Soleau, Jerry Opdenaker, Spencer Gaving Hering, Andrea Dawn Shelley, Alicia Alonso, Fernando Alonso, Alberto Mendez, Oswaldo Beiro.. among others. Performed at International Dance Festival (Cuba), Jacob's Pillow, (MA) Laguna Dance Festival, (LA) Vail International Dance Festival (CO), USA International Ballet Competition (MS). He created and workshop for: World Ballet Competition and All Stars of Dance (Orlando, FL)  Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida, Baton Rouge Ballet, UMKC, Williams/Henry Contemporary Dance, Complexions Summer Intensives, Pennsylvania Ballet II and Ballet X. This is his first season with Armitage Gone! Dance. 

Culver

AHMAUD CULVER is a first generation Egyptian-American, raised in Lancaster, California. Ahmaud began his dance studies at California Institute of the Arts.  After school Ahmaud begun his dance career in the LA area, joining contemporary dance company Helios Dance Theatre  as well dancing principle roles for the for The Crystal Cathedral Ballet productions . In 2009 Ahmaud moved to New York City where opportunities allowed him to work with many dance companies/choreographers from around the world some such as the International touring company NY2Dance,  Limon's Collin Connor, Eglevsky Ballet, Augusto Solada BrazzDance, the National Company of Colombia Danza Concerto, among others.  Ahmaud has been a member of Armitage Gone! Dance since 2012.  

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MEGUMI EDA was born in Nagano, Japan. Leaving Japan at 16 she was invited to join the Hamburg Ballet School. For the next 15 years as a member of the Hamburg Ballet, the Dutch National Ballet and the Rambert Dance Company she worked with several choreographers including John Neumeier, Christopher Bruce, Jiri Kylian, Lindsey Kemp, William Forsythe, Hans van Manen and David Dawson. In 2004 she moved to NY as a founding member of Armitage Gone! Dance and has continued a close collaboration with Karole Armitage to this day. In addition to her work with Armitage she has begun to incorporate other art forms including sculpture and video into her own installations and performances. She has been collaborating with Yoshiko Chuma since 2014 as a performer/filmmaker. She won a Bessie Award in 2004.

Sierrra French Headshot 2017 copySIERRA FRENCH is from San Diego, 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. Currently in New York, she has performed a wide variety of repertoire while working with various choreographers. These works include choreography by Dwight Rhoden with Complexions Contemporary Ballet and principal roles in both George Balanchine and Gerald Arpino works. As well, while a member of Joffrey Concert Group, she performed works by Robert Battle, Gabrielle Lamb, Africa Guzman and Andrea Schermoly. She is very excited to start her first season with AG!D while continuing to pursue a Bachelor of Arts degree with the Saint Mary’s LEAP Program for professional dancers.

Yusaku Komori Headshot 2017YUSAKU KOMORI began his dance training at Take Two Dance Academy. He continued his training at Dance"MOVE"!! and The Ailey School where he was a fellowship student. Komori was first prize winner in three prestigious Japanese competitions: Jazz Dance Association of Japan, Dance Stage Project and Nextream. He performed in many productions in Japan and since coming to New York he has performed with the Ailey II, Bad Boys of Dance with Rasta Thomas, Francesca Harper Project, Cecilia Marta Dance Company,Nai Ni Chen Dance Company, Ballet Verite, Armitage Gone! Dance, Cartier Williams Dance Theater. Yusaku recently worked with Hugh Jackman on 20th Century Fox production of the movie "The Greatest Showman".

 

Cristian website

CRISTIAN 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 in his fifth season with AG!D.

 

 


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