ABOUT THE DANCERS 

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Meet the Company Members and Collaborating Partners
for Adele Myers and Dancers

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Alondra Balbuena

Alondra Balbuena was born in New York City raised in Miami, Florida is a freelance dance artist working to deepen her understanding of human connection through performance-based movement. She holds a BFA degree from the New World School of the Arts College where she performed works by Robert Battle, Ohad Naharin and Peter London. After receiving her degree, Alondra has performed with the Peter London Global dance company, National water dance projects, and with artist/curator Geovanna Gonzales on her solo exhibition “HOW TO: Oh, look at me” commissioned by Locust projects. Currently she is based in New York City and performing with Adele Myers and Dancers.

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Kayla Castellon

Kayla Castellon 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!  

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Maria Burt

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, Paul Taylor, and others. After graduating college, Maria continues to delve deeper into herself as an artist, performer, and human being, as well as the research of movement as an expressive vocabulary. She has worked and performed at the Adrienne Arsht Center with the Peter London Global Dance Company and was an apprentice of the company during their 2019/2020 season. Currently, Maria is involved with Adele Myers and Dancers as a Dance Artist since Spring of 2021. 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.

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Kashia Kancey

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 and Abby Z and the New Utility. Kashia is now based in Brooklyn, New York, and continues to pursue her professional career as a dancer and choreographer.

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Cristina Moya-Palacios

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 continue to further her development as a dancer and performer.

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Dianne Cano

Dianne Cano is a Miami native with a BFA in Dance from the New World School of the Arts.  At New World, she performed works by Ohad Naharin, Robert Battle, Ronald K. Brown, and Paul Taylor. Dianne has also trained with the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, the Broadway Theatre Project, and the Paul Taylor Dance Company. She is overjoyed to be joining Adele Myers and Dancers as a Guest Artist for their 2021-2022 season.

AMD Collaborating Partners
for The Pink Parade (T.W.I.S.T.)

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Kathy Couch

Kathy Couch is an artist, educator, advocate, and Bessie Award winning designer living in Northampton, MA. Working in mediums of light, space, collaboration, and improvisation, Couch creates visual landscapes for performance and installation with/in traditional and non-traditional spaces. Couch’s work has been seen at New York Live Arts, Danspace Project, the Chocolate Factory, LaMaMa, the New Museum in New York City, the Immigration Museum in Melbourne, as well as in Prague, Armenia, Russia, Latvia, Serbia and throughout New England. She has recent and current collaborations with a canary torsi/Yanira Castro, Vanessa Anspaugh, improvisation ensemble The Architects, and musician Batya Sobel. Couch has collaborated and toured nationally with Adele Myers and Dancers on multiple evening-length projects since 2013.  She teaches Lighting Design at Amherst College and is a founding board member and current President of the Northampton Community Arts Trust which seeks innovative ways to preserve and steward space for imagination and creativity.

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Aeon De La Cruz

YoungArts alumnus and Miami Native Aeon De La Cruz is an interdisciplinary artist/dancer who initially joined the TWIST project as a visual artist through his graphic design brand, Flat Earth Graphics. Forged in 2020, the brand specializes in custom designs for collaborations with dance projects like Show and Talk, Jessie Young Pilates, and The Jellyfish Jam. In addition to graphic design, his experimental music compositions began surfacing at live performances like Grass Stains by Pioneer Winter Collective and Allegra Preuss’ “You Had to be There” at Miami Art Society under the guise of his sound project, BLIND CARBON COPY. His multi-disciplinary approach to dance has inspired  his collaborations and performances with Alma Dance Theater, Raw Pop Up, Kayla Castellon, Lijun Zhou, American Dance Festival, YoungArts, visual artist Lotus Lien and the Here & Now Festival at Miami Light Project.

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Pangea Kali Virga

Pangea Kali Virga is an enthusiastic creator whose work spans many sides of the art and fashion industry. She is a fiber artist, fashion designer, stylist, curator, creative director, teacher, and producer with high standards and a conceptual spirit. Her aim is to build collaborative inclusive networks and moving experiences through her work and all of her projects. Pangea loves creating wearable art of upcycled materials, supporting her belief in the power of clothing as storyteller, cultural marker, and political catalyst.  She has found great comfort and liberation through clothing and fashion, and the work she creates is made in hopes of extending those experiences to the viewer and wearer. Ms. Virga is the Executive Producer of Miami On Sight, a  community-minded fashion project producing events with a focus on sustainability, accessibility, and inclusivity. Her work has been published in 60+ international publications. www.pangeakalivirga.com