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Peter Cheng

 

A Bay Area native (Fremont, CA), Peter is a graduate of the University of California at Santa Barbara, where he received a BFA in Dance with a minor in Education and Applied Psychology under the direction of Christopher Pilafian, Nancy Colahan, and Valerie Huston.

During his time 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.

Since 2006, Peter has continued his training with Alonzo King LINES Ballet, ODC/Dance, San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, Post:Ballet, Liss Fain Dance, and has thoroughly enjoyed working with choreographers KT Nelson, Brenda Way, Doug Letheren, Robert Dekkers, Lenora Lee, Amy Seiwert, Nancy Karp, and Alex Ketley among others. In 2017, Cheng was invited to study with Sidra Bell Dance New York during the company's bi-annual Module, as well as Visceral Dance Chicago dancing works by Nick Pupillo and Mónica Cervantes. 

Cheng founded Peter & Co. in 2014 as a continuation of his choreographic and improvisational practice after a six-year hiatus from dance to recuperate and realign from end-stage kidney failure.

 
Jeremy Cortez Photography

Jeremy Cortez Photography

 
 
 
 

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.

Kalani received her B.A. in Environmental Studies and B.F.A. in Dance from the University of California, Santa Barbara, training with Nancy Colahan, Christopher Pilafian, and Valerie Huston; here she received the Corwin Award for Choreography and the Arnhold DEL Scholarship.

Kalani has also studied Dance Education Laboratory at 92nd Street Y and the ODC Next Moves Summer Intensive.


SOPHIA LARRIVA

Photo: Afshin Odabaee

Photo: Afshin Odabaee

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

She performed works by Nancy Colahan, Jerry Pearson, Genevieve Carson, Christopher Pilafian and master José Limón. 

Originally from Los Angeles, CA, Sophia has worked with many choreographers in L.A., including Genevieve Carson of LA Contemporary Dance Company, Rebecca Lemme of ACTS of Matter, and Jennifer Backhaus of Backhaus Dance.


ALYSSA MITCHEL (Apprentice)

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 training at Marin Dance Theatre under the direction of Margaret Swarthout.

Alyssa has danced 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 and Cowell Theater.