Nolle Kayser

Noelle Kayser’s (Atlanta, GA) professional career began in 2011 at Luna Negra Dance Theater with an apprenticeship under the direction of Gustavo Ramirez Sansano- where she performed the company’s repertoire domestically and internationally. In 2013, Noelle joined glo, an Atlanta-based collaborative performance platform founded by Lauri Stallings. Other credits include the Proia Dance Project, Erik Thurmond’s Ripple, Gathering Wild, The Chicago Shakespeare Theater, and Scrap Theater Group’s one-woman play Leda.

 

Noelle was a member of Visceral Dance Chicago under the direction of Nick Pupillo from 2015 through 2018. While at Visceral, Noelle had the opportunity to perform works by Marguerite Donlon, Danielle Agami, Kevin O’Day, Alice Klock, Stephanie Martinez, and many others.  Noelle was a member of Northwest Dance Project under the direction of Sarah Slipper from 2019 through 2020. While at Northwest, Noelle had the opportunity to perform works by Sarah Slipper, Wen Wei Wang, Ihsan Rustem, and Patrick Delcroix. Noelle has also performed with Benjamin Wardell’s The Cambrians, Fly On A Wall (ATL), and Open Space Dance (PDX). Noelle has set her own choreography on Chicago’s Cerqua Rivera Dance Theater, Moonwater Dance Project, and Atlanta’s Kit Modus. Her piece for Kit Modus – The Excursion: Realized – was named a 2018 Highlight of the Year by ArtsATL. In addition to dance and choreography, Noelle has narrated 16 audiobooks for Listen Up Productions / audible.com and appeared in industrial advertising for Grey Television, Kitchenaid, and Whirlpool.

 

Noelle has been a rehearsal director and dancer for PARA.MAR Dance Theatre under the direction of Stephanie Martinez since its inception in July of 2020. Noelle is represented as an actor by DDO Artist Agency.

Francisco Avina

Francisco’s training started at Orange County High School of the Performing Arts and continued at Alvin Ailey.  He worked as a dancer in such projects as: Celine Dion’s A New Day at Caesars Palace,  Newsies-the Movie, Batman and Robin, Michael Jackson’s Sisterella, Fame L.A the TV series., The World Billboard Music Awards, he danced for Elton John, Bette Midler, Janet Jackson, and numerous corporate industrials such as Adidas, Canon, Nike, Reebok, Asics, Nintendo and Aveda.

 

Moving to Chicago he began his company career with Hubbard Street 2 for 1 year, moving to River North for 1 year, and subsequently into Hubbard Street for 3 seasons. He has also worked with Lucky Push Productions under the artistic of Julia Rhoads. His choreography credits include Giannai Versace fashion show in Singapore, 10th Annual American Choreography Awards in Los Angeles, Nickolodeon’s Kid’s Choice Awards with Justin Timberlake, and three pieces for Hubbard Street 2 in which one he won a national choreography competition.  Working in Mexico City he choreographed for TV Azteca Disney’s High School Musical La Seleccion and “Yo Mexico” which was a multi-media production celebrating the bicentennial anniversary of Mexico’s independence and the centennial anniversary of its revolution with more than 350 artists including dancers, aerialists and musicians. It was performed in the Zocalo at the foot of the National Palace and viewed by over 1.5 million people.

 

He completed the first piece set on Danceworks Chicago entitled “Track 4” under the artistic direction of Julie Nakagawa. He has choreographed for Chicago dance companies such as Luna Negra, Thodos Dance, Ron de Jesus Dance, and the Joffery’s second company. Francisco received the “Outstanding Choreography Award” at the Youth America Grand Prix competition.  Francisco is also the resident choreographer for “Digital 9” in Shibuya Tokyo where he periodically sets new works for a  cast of over 60 artists. Currently, Francisco is the Artistic Director of Danza Tres in Mexico City, where he oversees the artistic direction of large mass live events as well as television and theatre projects.
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