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 performing artist, 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, latin dance, immersive theater, to commercial, and more. Her current passion is Latin fusion, developing artistic, movement based work and community through her platform “HartHeals” as well as 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.
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