Meet the Company Members for Adele Myers and Dancers
Alondra Balbuena was born in NYC and raised in Miami, Florida where she found her love for dance and began training at the Miami dance project in various styles including ballet, modern, and Hip Hop. She is a graduate of the New World School of the Arts College where she continued her training and performed works by Robert Battle, Ohad Naharin and Peter London. Currently she is a dance artist with the Peter London Global Dance Company and a guest artist with Adele Myers and Dancers.
Kayla Castellon (she/her) is a vibrant freelance dance artist, choreographer, and movement educator based in Miami, Florida. She is passionate about utilizing dance as a form of community building and engagement. Her personal creative practice acts as embodied collage, allowing things to come together and trusting when they stick. To give intuition permission is her main focus as a maker. As a teacher she hopes to awaken a similar inner knowing and to connect the mind and body through moving with a sense of deep listening. She graduated from the University of the Arts with a BFA in dance under the direction of Donna Faye Burchfield. Since then she has performed with Pioneer Winter Collective, Ana Sanchez-Colberg, Isabel Lewis, and Mango Hernandez among others. Her solo "Gravity and Mortality go the Same Direction" was commissioned in 2019 by Miami Light Project and performed as a part of Here and Now Festival. She is a 2020 Knight Arts Challenge winner for her founding project Show and Talk, a movement-based works in progress showing followed by a facilitated feedback session. Kayla is looking forward to processing our current reality alongside the incredible women of Adele Myers and Dancers this season!
Maria Burt is a Miami native. She began her training at the Thomas Armour Youth Ballet and attended New World School of the Arts College where she has performed repertoire by Robert Battle, Ohad Naharin, Mark Morris and Paul Taylor. She also had the opportunity to work closely with Eduardo Villaro in the production of the work "Chance of Thunder". In the summer of 2018, Maria attended the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance summer intensive where she learned choreography from Christian Burns and Alex Ketley. Currently, she is a dancer with the Peter London Global Dance Company and was an apprentice of the company during their 2019/2020 season. Maria has recently joined Adele Myers and Dancers as a Guest Artist. She has earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance from the University of Florida/New World School of the Arts with the graduating class of 2020.
Loren Davidson is currently performing with Adele Myers and Dancers and Rosie Herrera Dance Theatre, both based in Miami, FL. She is also a Pilates instructor and mentor at Polestar Pilates (Miami, FL) where she continues to develop creative healing rituals within various movement modalities. She has most recently taught Contemporary Dance and Cross- Training for Dancers at Florida State University and NOVA Southeastern University. She has taught for summer programs including New York University Tisch School of the Arts, Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp, and The American Dance Festival. While in NYC, Loren performed with Ellis Wood Dance from 2003-2009. Loren received her MFA from Florida State University and her BFA from New World School of the Arts.
Kashia Kancey is a Miami-born dancer, choreographer, performer, and artist, who earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in dance from New World School of the Arts. While at NWSA, she performed works by Robert Battle, Ohad Naharin, Paul Taylor, and others. Upon finishing her education, Kashia presented choreography on the Dancemakers: New Works Series at NWSA, and choreographed two commissioned works for Peter London Global Dance Company, titled “War of the Women” and “Everyday is February”. Since then, she has apprenticed with Rosie Herrera Dance Theatre, and is currently working with Adele Myers and Dancers. Kashia is now based in Brooklyn, New York, and continues to pursue her professional career as a dancer and choreographer.
Cristina Moya-Palacios is a Venezuelan-born Miami-raised dancer with a BFA from New World School of the Arts College. During her time at New World, she performed works by Robert Battle, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Ohad Naharin, and others. Her most recent professional work includes performing and touring with Adele Myers and Dancers as well as performing in Peter London Global Dance Company's "Crossing", Rosie Herrera Dance Theatre’s "Tropical Depression" and in Jamar Roberts’ "The House of the Most Loved". Since graduating, she has moved to New York with hopes to further her career as an artist. She aspires to collaborate with artists globally and absorb from every opportunity and experience that arises in order to continually further her development as a dancer and performer.
Britney Tokumoto is proudly from Honolulu, HI and attended Mid Pacific School of the Arts. In NYC, she received her BFA from Marymount Manhattan College. She is a 4th generation Japanese American, half-sibling, step granddaughter, and an occasional cigarette smoker. Currently, she lives in Delray Beach and travels to Miami to collaborate with Adele Myers and Dancers, Rosie Herrera Dance Theatre, and Loren Davidson. Together, Britney and Loren were commissioned as Here and Now 2020 artists by the Miami Light Project.