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Peter CHENG

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Originally from Fremont, CA, Peter Cheng graduated from UC Santa Barbara with a B.F.A. in Dance and a minor in Education and Applied Psychology. During his time he trained under the direction of Christopher Pilafian, Nancy Colahan, and Valerie Huston.

While at UCSB, Cheng performed in over twenty works including eight faculty-choreographed works, receiving the Matthew Alan Plaskett Scholarship, Patricia Sparrow Memorial Fund Scholarship, and Tonia Shimin Award for Excellence and Promise in the field of dance.

Peter continued his professional training in San Francisco, CA with Alonzo King LINES Ballet, ODC/Dance, San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, Post:Ballet, Liss Fain Dance, and has worked with choreographers KT Nelson, Brenda Way, Doug Letheren, Robert Dekkers, Lenora Lee, Amy Seiwert, Nancy Karp, and Alex Ketley.

In 2017, Cheng continued his creative practice in New York, Chicago, and Montréal with Sidra Bell Dance NY, Visceral Dance Chicago, and Springboard Danse Montréal. He has performed works by Nick Pupillo, Mónica Cervantes, Stijn Celis, and Sharon Eyal, among others. 

 
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KALANI HICKS

Photo: Afshin Odabaee

Photo: Afshin Odabaee

Kalani is originally from Palos Verdes, CA where she trained under the direction of Cynthia Bradley and Patrick David Bradley at San Pedro Ballet School.

She received dual degrees in Environmental Studies and Dance from the University of California, Santa Barbara, training with Nancy Colahan, Christopher Pilafian, and Valerie Huston. During her time at UCSB she received the Corwin Award for Choreography and Arnhold DEL Scholarship.

Hicks has also studied at DEL (Dance Education Laboratory) at the 92nd St. Y in NYC and ODC/Dance's Next Moves summer intensive. 


SOPHIA LARRIVA

Photo: Afshin Odabaee

Photo: Afshin Odabaee

Sophia is a graduate of the University of California Santa Barbara, where she received a B.A. in Dance and a B.S. in Biopsychology.

During her time at UCSB, she performed works by Nancy Colahan, Jerry Pearson, Christopher Pilafian, and master José Limón. 

Originally from Los Angeles, CA, Sophia has worked professionally with Genevieve Carson of LA Contemporary Dance Company, Rebecca Lemme of ACTS of Matter, and Jennifer Backhaus of Backhaus Dance.


ALYSSA MITCHEL

Photo: Afshin Odabaee

Photo: Afshin Odabaee

Alyssa earned her B.A. in Liberal Studies/Teacher Preparation with a minor in mathematics, graduating Summa Cum Laude with honors from the Dominican University of California.

She received her early training at Marin Dance Theatre under the direction of Margaret Swarthout, and has danced professionally with Garrett+Moulton Productions, Labayen Dance, and SOULSKIN Dance.

She is also a passionate choreographer and has presented her work at the Center Stage Theatre in Santa Barbara, ODC Theater, and Cowell Theater.