Nikki Theroux, originally from Massachusetts, received her BFA in Dance Performance and Choreography from Marymount Manhattan College. Nikki has worked with Mersiha Mesihovic/CircuitDebris, Suku Dance Lab, tested Performance Group, Mike Esperanza, Max Stone, Emily Greenwell, and Rachel Hettinger. She studied in Israel with Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company, where she performed works by Ilya Nikurov, Rami Be’er, and Mats Ek’s Cullberg Ballet Repertoire. Additionally, Nikki choreographs her own works, which have been presented in theaters both in and out the United States, such as Dixon Place, Triskelion Arts, The Actor’s Fund Theater, the Salvatore Capezio Theater, and the Zichri Theater. In the fall of 2017 she was selected for a residency with Chen Dance Center, during which she created a solo work for the newsteps series entitled fell. Nikki created a film project for Soluq in 2016 and joined the company in 2018.
Dale Ratcliff grew up in Warren, Michigan. He began his training at the age of sixteen, studying Jazz and Hip Hop at Tina Marie's School of Dance. Not long after he added Ballet, Acrobatics, and Lyrical. At the age of 19 he moved to New York to continue his studies, and at the age of 20 he enrolled into the Conservatory Program at Steps on Broadway. While living in New York Dale has danced with Julia Ehrstrand, Jana Hicks, Marijke Eliasberg, Brice Mousset, Dante Brown, and Jennifer Archibald.
A native of South Korea, Dasol Kim discovered her love for dance shortly after she moved to California in 2004. She graduated from Orange County School of the Arts and performed with WESTSIDE Dance Project before moving to New York City to continue her education. As a student at NYU Tisch School of the Arts, she performed works by Crystal Pite, Sonya Tayeh, MADBOOTS DANCE, and Pamela Pietro. Along with her training, she has worked with numerous artists including Johannes Wieland, Peter Chu, Bret Easterling, and Emma Portner. As a recent graduate, she plans on further developing her choreographic voice and collaborating with diverse artists.
Lir Katz is a Brooklyn based contemporary dancer, born raised in Tel-Aviv, Israel. In 2011, she was selected to participate in Batsheva’s Excellence Program, and performed work for several choreographers, among them Ohad Naharin and Barak Marshall. She joined the Peridance International Program, and during her school years she was a company member at the Soluq Dance Theaters, Lucy Kerr Arts, and The Next Stage Project. In 2018, Lir graduated from Peridance Capezio Center, and in the spring of 2018 started to work for Hivewild. Besides dancing, Lir is a working actress in Israel and has taken part in several productions including a feature film and an award winning drama series.
Julia Discenza - Guest Artist
Julia Discenza is a dancer, photographer, and filmmaker living in New York. She holds a B.A. in Biology and Dance from Barnard College, Columbia University. As a freelance dancer she has worked with nathantrice/RITUALS, Stefanie Nelson, Colleen Thomas, MICHIYAYA, Gibney Dance Company, and Bryan Arias. She is a current collaborator with Gregory Dolbashian's DASH Ensemble, and is also on staff at Gibney's Digital Media Initiative, which seeks to empower the dance community by giving free and low-cost access to video and other digital resources