Dancers

Lorrin Brubaker

Lorrin Brubaker

​began​ ​dancing​ ​at​ ​age​ ​10​ ​in​ ​his​ ​hometown​ ​of​ ​Apopka,​ ​Florida.​ ​He​ ​trained​ ​with Duvall​ ​Dance​ ​academy​ ​and​ ​furthered​ ​his​ ​education​ ​with​ ​the​ ​dance​ ​magnet​ ​program​ ​at​ ​Dr. Phillips​ ​High​ ​School.​ ​Lorrin​ ​has​ ​participated​ ​in​ ​various​ ​intensives​ ​and​ ​programs​ ​such​ ​as​ ​Bates Dance​ ​Festival,​ ​Summer​ ​Stages,​ ​Lines​ ​Ballet,​ ​BODYTRAFFIC,​ ​Springboard​ ​Danse​ ​Montreal, and​ ​Axis​ ​Connect.​ ​Lorrin​ ​has​ ​had​ ​the​ ​honor​ ​of​ ​performing​ ​works​ ​by​ ​Jose​ ​Limon,​ ​Lar​ ​Lubovitch, Jerome​ ​Robbins,​ ​Mark​ ​Morris,​ ​Aszure​ ​Barton,​ ​and​ ​Peter​ ​Chu.​ ​He​ ​has​ ​also​ ​had​ ​the​ ​honor​ ​of presenting​ ​new​ ​creations​ ​by​ ​LeeWei​ ​Chao,​ ​Camille​ ​A.​ ​Brown,​ ​Brian​ ​Brooks,​ ​Ginette​ ​Laurin,​ ​Zvi Gotheiner,​ ​Matthew​ ​Neenan,​ ​and​ ​Peter​ ​Chu.​ ​Lorrin​ ​graduated​ ​with​ ​a​ ​Bachelors​ ​in​ ​Fine​ ​Arts from​ ​The​ ​Juilliard​ ​School​ ​in​ ​2017.​ ​He​ ​is​ ​thrilled​ ​to​ ​be​ ​joining​ ​BODYTRAFFIC​ ​for​ ​the​ ​2017-2018 season.

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.

James Gregg

Raised in Oklahoma and started dancing at the age of nine. He trained with Ballet Oklahoma, Houston Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet Academy, The Edge Performing Arts Center (LA), and Lou Conte Dance Studio. James moved to Chicago to dance with River North Chicago Dance Company in 1999. He was with RNCDC for several years before moving to MontrÈal, where he danced with Les Ballet Jazz de MontrÈal. He has performed the works of many renowned choreographers including Aszure Barton, Mauro Bigonzetti, Frank Chaves, Danny Ezralow, Harrison McEldowney, Mia Michaels, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Rodrigo Pedernieras, Crystal Pite, Victor Quijada, and Edgar Zendajas. James started choreographing as a youngster in school but really found his passion when he arrived in Chicago, where he dove into working with different dancers and companies. He has set works on River North Chicago Dance Company, Northwest Dance Project’s Pretty Creatives Competition, Les Ballet Jazz Workshop, and for Springboard Danse Project.  James joined BODYTRAFFIC in 2015.

Haley Heckethorn

Haley Heckethorn

Was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada where she graduated from Las Vegas Academy as a dance major. In 2013 she moved to Vancouver Canada to join the Arts Umbrella Dance Diploma program under the direction of Artemis Gordon. During the two-year program, she participated in the Young Choreographers program mentored by Crystal Pite, allowing her to create two original works on the Arts Umbrella Dance Company.  In 2015 she was awarded the Emerging Artist scholarship by the RBC Canada Council. She joined Crystal Pite’s Kidd Pivot as an apprentice and has performed with Peter Chu’s Chuthis. Haley teaches and choreographs for schools on the west coast as well as teaching yoga. She is thrilled and honored to be joining BODYTRAFFIC and continuing her artistic journey in Los Angeles. Haley joined BODYTRAFFIC in 2018.

Natalie Leibert

Natalie Leibert

Began training at various dance schools in the Los Angeles area including company work with Westside Dance Project in Redondo Beach, and Pacific Festival Ballet in Agoura Hills. She continued training at the Miami City Ballet School and Alonzo King LINES Ballet Training Program. Leibert has attended workshops and programs at the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, the Joffrey Ballet School, the School of American Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet and the Juilliard School, in addition to Nederlands Dans Theater and Batsheva Dance Company. Natalie joined Hubbard Street 2 as an apprentice in August 2014 and was promoted to full company member in August 2015 through 2016.  Natalie joined BODYTRAFFIC in 2016.

Jessica Liu

Jessica Liu

holds a BFA in Ballet as well as a BS in Exercise Physiology from the University of Utah. She received additional training from Alonzo King LINES Ballet, the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, and the Washington Ballet. Past projects include LED, SALT Contemporary Dance, and Oakland Ballet Company, performing the work of Lauren Edson, Gabrielle Lamb, Brendan Duggan, and Garrett Smith, among others. Jessica has presented choreography at Mudson, a Salt Lake City-based works-in-progress series, and choreographed for Municipal Ballet, Boise Dance Co-Op, and summer intensives for the University of Utah’s Ballet Department, Ballet West, and Boise State University. Additionally, she served as the assistant director of SALT II, the second company of SALT Contemporary Dance. Jessica joined BODYTRAFFIC in 2017.

Guzman Rosado

Guzman 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.

 

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, Mr. White 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, Alvin Ailey II, and Collage Dance Collective. Jamal joined BODYTRAFFIC in 2017.