Company

MARC NUÑEZ (Founder/Director) was born in Switzerland and raised in California. He is a queer Filipinx-American, Queens-based Director, Choreographer, and Dancer. Professionally, Marc has danced for Rihanna, Todrick Hall, Donald McKayle's Etude Ensemble, Mike Esperanza's BARE Dance Company and Entity Contemporary Dance, as well as played roles in musicals including Peter Pan (international tour starring Cathy Rigby), Disney's Newsies, Cabaret and The King and I. Marc has directed productions of The Wizard of Oz and choreographed Sweeney Todd (Media Theatre).

Marc is Founder and Director of Gotham Dance Theater since 2015 and Dance Curator at The Tank, where he produced concerts including GDT Shows Fade to Black and Other, and The Annual Big Gay Dance Show, Emerge Choreographers Showcase, The Soul Spot (Choreographed by Candace Brown).

Marc is also an instructor at Mae Mae Dance Center (Flushing, Queens) and Airbnb Online Experiences. Marc holds a BFA in Dance Performance with Excellence in Choreography from the University of California, Irvine. Marc is a member of Actors Equity and represented by CESD Talent Agency.

DAVONNA BATT (Rehearsal Assistant) is originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico. Davonna fell in love with dance at an early age. She received a B.F.A. in Dance from the University of Arizona with Honors, Summa Cum Laude, and with great pleasure has immersed herself in several styles of dance while studying under many exceptional artists. Since moving to New York in 2014, she has danced in and collaborated with several companies and artists including ALMA NYC, Gotham Dance Theater, Amanda + James, of bones dance, and ACB Dance. In addition, she's had the opportunity to tour nationally with DAMAGEDANCE and internationally with Sarah Berges Dance. For more about Davonna, visit Instagram @d_moves.

CORRY J. ETHRIDGE is originally from Raleigh, North Carolina. He graduated from Skidmore College with a B.A. in Dance and Psychology. He currently lives in NYC, where he joined Gotham Dance Theater in 2015. Since then he has danced for Royal Caribbean, performed with NYC Children’s Theatre, and danced in NYFW, among other things. He has performed in regional theatres throughout the country, and most recently danced for a short dance film entitled BDYWRK with Thistle Dance Company. For more about Corry, visit Instagram @corryjethridge.

EMILY HART LOPEZ is a professional dancer, actor, and educator based in NYC. She is a 2016 graduate of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts with a B.F.A in Dance. Her work ranges from concert to company work, choreographing, latin dance, immersive theater, commercial work, and more. Credits include: Gotham Dance Theater, Cirque du Nuit, Rumbamena, NYLA, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Grace Kelly, Flint Rep, and more. Her current passion is latin fusion, collaboration (@hartheals), and arts advocacy on the local to global scale. For more about Emily, visit Instagram @emilyhartlopez.

NADIA KHAYRALLAH is a dance artist, writer, and general menace. A graduate of Columbia University with a B.A. in Dance and Psychology, she currently works with Gotham Dance Theater, Jonah Bokaer Choreography, eSKay Arts Collective, and EBDance. She has co-directed music videos for Zahed Sultan and Alethea, and has presented work through Dixon Place, Queens College Arts Festival, Chez Bushwick, Queensboro Dance Festival, Screendance Miami, YallaPunk, Dancers Unlimited, and the ModArts Move to Change Festival. She has written for the Dance Enthusiast, Huffington Post, Reductress, and Sukoon Magazine, and is currently a staff writer for thINKingDANCE. For more information, visit nadiakhayrallah.com or Instagram @nadiainherownworld.

MICHAELA TERNASKY-HOLLAND (Rehearsal Assistant) is an athletic movement artist who has been featured in music videos, fashion shows, festivals, theme parks, cruise ships, and live events. She worked on Disney Cruise Line and performed in parades and nighttime spectaculars at world-renowned theme parks in Southern California like Disneyland, Legoland, and SeaWorld. She is now based in New York City, where she continues to work with a variety of choreographers and companies. She extends her passion for athleticism as an aerial artist. Her performance credits extend into movement technology with motion capture, volumetric capture, and augmented reality experiences. For more about Michaela, visit Instagram @michaela.moves.

Photos by Grant Hao-Wei Lin & Federica Berra

CELINNA HABER is a dancer and healthcare professional based in New York City. She graduated from Radford University with a BS in biology and a minor in dance. While attending Radford, she danced under various talented artists and performed choreographic works by Darrell Moultrie and Kyle Abraham. She had the incredible opportunity to compete in an international dance competition in Seoul, South Korea, where she placed as a finalist. Celinna currently works in urgent care in hopes to someday attend physician assistant school. As for dance, she is currently collaborating with Saltare in Elementis Dance Collective in their debut film Terra and is excited to be a member of Gotham Dance Theater.

LIA-SHEA TILLETT (she/her) is a performing artist and choreographer from Brooklyn. She has a BA in Theatre Arts Performance, with a Minor in a Communications from SUNY New Paltz. She joined Gotham Dance Theater in 2017, and has also danced with SammyJDance Company, Indorican Dance Company and for recording artist J-Line. She has worked in various venues on and off stage including Vermont Stage, 54 Below, and St. Luke’s Theatre. She is also a Core Leader/Social Media Team Member of Everybody Black, an organization dedicated to creating an Antiracist American Theatre Industry (EverybodyBlack.org, @everybody.blk on Instagram). Lia-Shea is represented by Kreativ Artists and DDO Artists Agency and looks forward to furthering/fusing her work as an actor and dancer. For more about Lia-Shea, visit liasheatillett.com or @liahyphenshea on all socials.

Apprentices

LORETO DELGADO III is a dancer, singer, actor, and software engineer. After graduating from Illinois Wesleyan University with a BM in Voice, Loreto worked in higher education as a college counselor for two years and moved to New York City to pursue an education in dance. Currently, he works as an engineer at American Express while serving as an apprentice at Gotham Dance Theater. His performance credits include principal roles in commercials, music videos, fashion shows, and worked with brands like Samsung, IBM, and Sonic. For more about Loreto, visit instagram @loretsdthree.

SHARAYAH ELIZABETH is a dancer, singer, actress from Long Island, NY. She received her B.F.A in dance studies from Long Island University. Sharayah has performed with mostly modern dance companies and choreographers throughout her dance career and is currently dancing with Modarts Dance Collective. She has done theater productions with Broadhollow Theater Company and performed in a music video for Carolyn Marie Ferraro as well as done dance solo work for Andrea Smith and Revolutionary Artistic Productions. Sharayah joined Gotham Dance Theater as an apprentice and continues to grow her craft through the art of hip hop and contemporary forms.

VICTORIA VIKSTRÖM is a versatile dancer born and professionally trained in Sweden. She started her career touring throughout Scandinavia with Dans i Nord contemporary company and worked with the renowned Swedish choreographer Thomas Benstem, performing at Malmö Arena and Folkets Park. Victoria realised early that sharing her passion for dance through teaching was as important as performing, and she has been working as a teaching artist for students of all ages and levels for over a decade. Since moving to New York, Victoria has performed work by Derek Mitchell, Phil Orsano, Brinda Guha, Shirlene Quigley and Peggy Choy among others. She has performed at venues including Dixon place, SAP arena, the Toyota Music Factory, UIC Pavilion, and the US Open. She was also a featured dancer on MTV’s TRL.

Guest Artists

LYNDSAY DRU CORBETT grew up in Colorado where she always loved being in the spotlight. She received her BA in Theater/Film from the University of Denver and had the opportunity to study abroad in London. Lyndsay developed a passion for immersive theatre, physical storytelling & collaboration which brought her to NYC to get her MFA in Acting from The New School for Drama. She has continued to perform, choreograph, create & teach in NYC for the past 12 years. Currently, she is very proud to be a teaching artist for Wingspan Arts, Brooklyn College Preparatory Center for Performing Arts, Notes in Motion, HEAF, M.O.V.E. and more. She highly values social justice activism through art as an original artist with Gotham Dance Theater and recently founded the virtual House of S.A.H.F.L.Y (Support And Hope For LGBTQIA+ Youth) @houseofsahfly @ms_lyndsaydru

Originally from Nova Scotia, Canada, ZOË DAVIDSON moved to NYC in 2014. She is a 2016 graduate of the Certificate Program at Peridance Capezio Center, and has since performed with various project based dance companies in the city. Zoë joined Gotham Dance Theater in 2017 for the show ‘This Feels Like Home’ and has been part of the GDT family ever since.