Dancers

Ethan Colangelo

Ethan Colangelo

is a recent graduate of The Juilliard School where he received the Hector Zaraspe Prize for Choreographic Promise. He has performed works by Crystal Pite, Ohad Naharin, Stijn Celis, Roy Assaf Stephan Laks and Medhi Walerski. In the past, Colangelo has created work inside the walls of the school but has also presented his creations elsewhere. Throughout his tenure at Juilliard he received 8 choreographic workshop pieces to be performed at the Choreographic Honors Showcase at the end of the year. In the summer of 2016 he was one of three selected for a choreographic residency at the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance Gaga Summer Intensive where he created a work for six women. In early November Ethan was one of ten selected to present work at Reverb Dance Festival NYC where a fellow classmate performed a solo work.  In 2017 Guillaume Cote (Associate Choreographer of the National Ballet of Canada) invited Ethan to create work at his Montreal festival, Festival des Arts de Saint-Sauveur, where he presented two separate pieces. Recently he has presented work at the APAP 2018 showcases and was one of nine choreographers selected internationally for the 2019 Copenhagen International Choreography Competition. Ethan is excited to be joining BODYTRAFFIC this season.

Guzmán Rosado

Guzmán Rosado

Started dancing at age 15 at the International School of Dance of Carmen Roche Scaena in Madrid on a scholarship sponsored by the Ministry of Culture of Madrid. In 1998, after finishing the studies of Dance and Choreography at the Royal Professional Conservatory of Dance Mariemma of Madrid, He joined the Young Ballet of Carmen Roche as Principal Dancer. In 1999 was offered a scholarship to attend the School of American Ballet (SAB) in New York. After his time at SAB, Edward Villella invited him to dance with Miami City Ballet. From 2002 to 2007, Guzmán danced with Companhia Portuguesa de Bailado Contemporâneo in Lisbon. In 2007, he co-founded and co-directed Tok’Art Cultural Platform with André Mesquita and Teresa Alves da Silva, collaborating on creations till 2011. He has performed extensively as a guest artist throughout Europe and Asia. In 2012 Guzmán joins BODYTRAFFIC, where he is currently Artistic Associate and Resident Filmmaker.

 

Haley Heckethorn

Haley Heckethorn

is originally from Las Vegas Nevada. Haley began her dance training at the age of three. She graduated from Las Vegas Academy in 2013 and continued her professional training in Vancouver, BC at Arts Umbrella under the direction of Artemis Gordon. During this time she participated in the Young Choreographers program mentored by Crystal Pite as well as performing works by Sharon Eyal, Cayetano Soto, Lesley Telford, and Fernando Hernando Magadan. In 2015, she was awarded the Emerging Artist scholarship from the RBC Canada Council. Haley has attended workshops such as Springboard Danse Montreal, Netherlands Dans Theater, San Francisco Conservatory, and The Banff Centre for Arts. She joined Crystal Pite’s Kidd Pivot as an apprentice in 2016. Haley has performed with Peter Chu’s Chuthis, participated in HSPro with Alexandra Wells and has been a guest artist with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. Haley is a certified yoga teacher and has a love for teaching and choreographing. She joined BODYTRAFFIC in 2018.

Jamal White

Jamal White

was raised in Atlanta, GA and began his training at Dance Makers of Atlanta under the direction of Denise and Lynise Heard. He studied as a scholarship student at Virginia School of the Arts and trained in intensive programs at Kirov Academy of Ballet, Nashville Ballet, Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance, Dance Theatre of Harlem, and London Contemporary Dance School. In 2011, Jamal received a B.F.A. in Dance Performance from Southern Methodist University, where he performed works by Arthur Mitchell, George Balanchine, Pascal Rioult, Alvin Ailey, Robert Battle, and Martha Graham. He has also performed in Rasta Thomas’ Rock the Ballet, Missouri Ballet Theater, Lar Lubovitch Dance Company, and Collage Dance Collective. Jamal was a dancer for Ailey II prior to joining BODYTRAFFIC. Jamal joined BODYTRAFFIC in 2017.

Joseph Davis

Joseph Davis

Joseph was born and raised in the beautiful hills of upstate New York, and can be easily identified from a distance by his cacophonous laughter. He began his studies at The Draper Center for Dance Education in Rochester, New York and continued his training at The Juilliard School on tuition scholarship from New York City Dance Alliance, where he received his BFA under the direction of Lawrence Rhodes. Joseph has had the opportunity to perform works of Jíri Kylián, Crystal Pite, Sol Leon and Paul Lightfoot, Kyle Abraham, Shannon Gillen, Twyla Tharp, Martha Graham, José Limón, Camille A. Brown, Joeri Dubbe and Sylvain Emard. He has also performed alongside Brian Brooks Moving Company at New York City Center’s Fall for Dance festival, and in Kate Weare’s residency at BAM Fisher Hall. Joe joined BODYTRAFFIC in 2016.

Rachel Secrest

Rachel Secrest

is originally from Carmel, Indiana, where she grew up training under Suzann DeLay. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Ailey/Fordham BFA program with degrees in Dance and Political Science. She worked as an apprentice for River North Dance Chicago, as well as Parsons Dance. She has danced alongside the Mark Dendy Dance Group, and was a member of Abarukas, under the direction of Yoshito Sakuraba. In 2017, she joined Jessica Lang Dance as a company member, where she performed for three seasons. She also had the honor of performing at the John F. Kennedy Center as a Principal Dancer in Washington National Opera’s production of Aida. She is currently dancing as a company member for Boca Tuya, under the direction of Omar Roman de Jesus. She is excited to be joining BODYTRAFFIC for their 2019 -2020 season.

Tiare Keeno

Tiare Keeno

a Utah native, received her BFA in dance at The Juilliard School where she performed lead roles in the works of Martha Graham and José Limòn. She also attended Springboard Danse Montreal where she performed the works of RUBBERBAND Dance Group, Aszure Barton and Artists, and Kidd Pivot among others. In her professional career she has been a company member of Nevada Ballet Theatre where she performed in collaboration with Cirque du Soleil and most recently performed in Al Blackstone’s Freddie Falls in Love at the Joyce Theatre in NYC. Tiare is thrilled to be joining the company of BODYTRAFFIC for the 2019- 2020 season.