MARC NUÑEZ (Founder/Director) (he/him) 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 Cathy Rigby is Peter Pan (international tour), 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 currently a Teaching Artist for Battery Dance, Mark Morris Dance Group, and Dance Matters NYC and has also taught throughout various studios in NYC including Broadway Dance Center, Peridance Center, RIOULT Dance Center, Mae Mae Dance Studio, El Puente Center for Peace and Social Justice. Marc also created Sip 'n' Step Happy Hour Dance Class for All, a 1-hour open level dance class via Airbnb Online Experiences. Marc specializes in Contemporary, Hip-Hop, Jazz, and Musical Theater.
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. For more about Marc, visit marcnunez.com or @_marcnunez.
MICHAELA TERNASKY-HOLLAND (Rehearsal Assistant) (she/her; they/them) 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 @michaela.moves.
NADIA KHAYRALLAH (they/she/he) 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 about Nadia, visit nadiakhayrallah.com or @nadiainherownworld.
CELINNA HABER (she/her) 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. For more about Celinna, visit @salaner.
JASMINE HUANG (she/her) Jasmine Huang is a Toronto-born dancer and choreographer specializing in Chinese dance, contemporary, musical theatre, and street jazz. Jasmine’s worked with Canada's top choreographers including Amy Wright, George Jones Jr., Hollywood Jade, Christos Tsiantoulas, and Allison Bradley. She debuted in NYC as a soloist in JCHEN PROJECT's "Crazy Creative Asians". For more about Jasmine, visit @jasminehuang__.
STEPHANIE SHIN (she/her) is an artist and former software engineer based in New York City, dancing as a freelance artist and working in an admin capacity at Martha Graham. Originally from Ames, Iowa, she graduated from Boston University with a B.A. in Computer Science and a Minor in Dance. She has performed in and choreographed pieces for American College Dance Association conferences throughout the country and concerts within the greater Boston community, including for Urbanity Underground. She has also coordinated various multidisciplinary arts and site-specific performances. Stephanie is excited to bring her unique experiences to GDT and other collaborative, innovative spaces within the NYC community! For more about Stephanie, visit @stephshin2.
DAVONNA BATT (Rehearsal Assistant) (she/her) 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 @d_moves.
CORRY J. ETHRIDGE (he/him) 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 @corryjethridge.
EMILY HART LOPEZ (she/her) 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 @emilyhartlopez.
LYNDSAY DRU CORBETT (she/her) 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. For more about Lyndsay, visit @lcorbett26.
SARINA GONZALEZ (she/her) is a passionate creative from New York. She graduated from NYU Tisch with a BFA in Dance. While at NYU, she performed in St Ann's Warehouse's Oklahoma!, and was the dance captain of Tisch New Theatre’s Legally Blonde. Sarina is currently dancing in the 92Y’s TYA season. For more about Sarina, visit @_sarinagonzalez.
ZOE COULOUMBIS (she/her) is a Maryland-born dancer and teacher specializing in various Contemporary styles and Ballet, as well as some Jazz technique. Having graduated with her K-12 Teaching License in Dance, Zoe has gained teaching experience throughout MD, VA, WV, and NYC, hoping to take her next step into the NYC DOE. In addition, Zoe has presented work/performed both nationally throughout the Appalachian region with choreographers such as Kyle Abraham, and internationally in South Korea for the Incheon International Contemporary Dance Festival. This past year, Zoe has co-founded the dance company, Saltare In Elementis Dance Collective, where she and her co-founders collaborated on a feature-length dance film “Terra” exploring the climate crisis. For more about Zoe, visit @zoe_a_c.
LIA-SHEA TILLETT (Administrative Assistant) (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.
LORETO DELGADO III (he/him) 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.