Bo Brinton was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, and raised in Tucson, Arizona. He began his training at Arizona Ballet Theatre under the direction of Cecily Bressel and Norman Walker, and he was awarded scholarships to attend summer programs at American Ballet Theatre and Alonzo King LINES Ballet. He continued training at the University of Arizona, receiving a BFA in dance. Upon graduating, Bo accepted a position with Artifact Dance Project in Tucson, Arizona. The following year he joined José Mateo Ballet Theatre in Boston for their final repertory season, dancing as a soloist in the company’s neoclassical ballets. He continued his career as a soloist with San Diego Ballet, where he spent three seasons. His repertoire with the company included Hilarion in Giselle, Demetrius in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and many original roles in contemporary works by artistic director Javier Velasco. In 2021 Bo relocated to Portland,
Oregon to dance with BodyVox, led by Emmy-winning artistic directors Jamey Hampton and Ashley Roland. He performed and toured nationally with the company for two seasons and was invited to choreograph new work on the ensemble. He understands that none of this would be possible alone and is immeasurably grateful for the steadfast support of his family, friends, and mentors. This is Bo’s 1st season with Dance Kaleidoscope.
Bo is generously sponsored by Lora and David Olive.
Holly Harkins is from Rustburg, Virginia, and began her dance training under Keith Lee at Dance Theatre of Lynchburg. Holly graduated high school from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in 2017, and graduated Summa Cum Laude from the George Mason University School of Dance with a BFA in 2021. She has trained at the American Dance Festival, San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, SpringboardX, The Ailey School, The Taylor School, Company E, the Doug Varone & Dancers Intensive, and the Gaga Intensive. Holly has had the opportunity to perform works by Micaela Taylor, Kyle Abraham, Rafael Bonachela, Ohad Naharin, and Hope Boykin. Holly joined Dance Kaleidoscope as an apprentice in 2021-22. This is Holly’s 2nd season as a company member with Dance Kaleidoscope.
Holly is generously sponsored by Jennal and Kent Johnson.
Courtney Jefferies is originally from Montgomery County, Maryland. She was introduced to dancing at the age of five and since then has never looked back. Courtney holds a Bachelor of Arts in Romance Languages and Literature from Bowdoin College. Her love of language and culture has taken her around the world, including to Paris, France, where she lived for two years while studying dance and French. Upon returning to the States, Courtney was a company dancer with The Big Muddy Dance Company and Ballet 314 in St. Louis, MO. She is thrilled to be joining Dance Kaleidoscope this season and is thankful for every opportunity she has to dance. This is Courtney’s 1st season with Dance Kaleidoscope.
Courtney is generously sponsored by Anne Scheele.
Marie Kuhns received her BFA from the University of Oklahoma in modern dance performance under the direction and guidance of Austin Hartel, while performing with Contemporary Dance Oklahoma. She grew up in Silver City, NM, and trained at the Conservatory of Dance along with New Mexico School for the Arts in Santa Fe. She has had the opportunity of working with world-renowned choreographers such as Jessica Lang, Carla Maxwell, Kevin Iega Jeff, and Raimondo Rebeck. She enjoys teaching dance and spreading the love of performing arts to different communities. She is forever grateful for the constant loving support of her friends and family. This season Marie’s 8th season with Dance Kaleidoscope.
Marie is generously sponsored by Cathy and George Korinek.
Cody Miley was born in Baton Rouge, LA, and moved to Texas when he was 13. After graduating high school he attended McLennan Community College in Waco, TX, where he began his dance training. He transferred to Sam Houston State University and received his BFA in acting and directing. He is a founding member of Nicolay Dance Works, led by Artistic Director Dana Nicolay, and has had the opportunity to perform in several concert dance pieces as well as dance festivals, including the Houston Fringe Festival, the Bailando Dance Festival and the 2015 Dance Gallery Festival in New York City. For the past four years, Cody has appeared in Alamo City Dance Company’s presentation of The Nutcracker every December. He also enjoys acting and has been in many theater productions. This is Cody’s 8th season with DK.
Cody is generously sponsored by Virgil and Robert Paul Chan.
Camryn Pearson is from North Carolina. He fell into dance unexpectedly and has been in love since. Camryn began competitive dance in NC at age 13. He then began his classical dance training at age 16 at the UNC School of the Arts High School. While in this program, led by former ABT principal dancer Susan Jaffe, Camryn performed classical and modern works by Merce Cunningham, Jose Limón, Brenda Daniels, Helen Pickett, Ton Simons, and more. Upon high school graduation, he continued his training with scholarship at the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance in Los Angeles under the direction of Jodie Gates, and William Forsythe.
While pursuing his BFA in Dance, he had the opportunity to work and connect with tremendous influences such as Sonya Tayeh, Desmond Richardson, Dwight Roden, William Forsythe, Andrew Winghart, Ohad Naharin, Rauf “Rubberlegz” Yasit, and many more. In the Spring of 2019, Camryn was chosen to represent USC Kaufman as a performer at the internationally acclaimed Gala de Danza in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Camryn has trained and performed as a highly versatile dance artist who thrives in creative processes and collaboration.
He is inspired by fusions of different dance styles within work through a historically and culturally educated lens and emphasizes the importance of anatomical knowledge within dance training and movement creation to prevent injury and prolong careers. In May of 2021, he received his BFA in Dance from USC Kaufman with the high honor of Magna Cum Laude. He is now working as a professional dancer, teacher, and choreographer internationally, most recently with Theater Basel in Switzerland, and Ballett X Schwerin in Germany. This is Camryn’s 1st season with Dance Kaleidoscope.
Camryn is generously sponsored by Jim and Cheryl Strain.
Paige Robinson grew up dancing in the Chicago area, studying primarily at Dance Center Evanston, Chicago Ballet Arts, and Giordano Dance Center. She was a scholarship dancer at Lou Conte Dance Studio under Claire Bataille in 2013. Following high school, Paige spent two years in Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s Graduate Program. She then performed and toured with Eugene Ballet Company under Toni Pimble’s direction. While living in Oregon she also danced with Polaris Dance Theatre in Portland, and participated in Northwest Dance Project’s LAUNCH: 10 project, working under Sarah Slipper and Lucas Crandall. Other training includes Boston Ballet, Houston Ballet, and The Martha Graham School. She has completed Pilates instructor training and now teaches Pilates in the Indianapolis area. She is also one of the instructors at the DK School and loves imparting the joy of dance in students of all ages. This is Paige’s 9th season with Dance Kaleidoscope.
Paige is generously sponsored by Sandy and Bob Reiberg.
Julie Russel whose dance journey ignited in Traverse City, Michigan, under the guidance of Betsy Carr at Dance Arts Academy. Graduating from the University of Oklahoma with a BFA in Dance Performance and BA in Environmental Sustainability, Julie’s path was illuminated by performances of iconic works by Merce Cunningham, Amy Hall Garner, and Alejandro Cerrudo. Stepping onto the professional stage with Verb Ballets, Julie channeled the creative energies of esteemed choreographers such as Stephanie Martinez, Christopher L. Huggins, and Tommie-Waheed Evans. Then venturing to Denver’s Wonderbound, Julie premiered in three new works by Garrett Ammon and Sarah Tallman. Entering her second season with Dance Kaleidoscope, Julie eagerly embraces the journey ahead!
Julie is generously sponsored by Sherrie and John Knighton.
Sarah Taylor hails from Portland, OR, where she began ballet training under the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus and passed every major examination with distinction. She has performed with Ballet Concerto, Lake Erie Ballet, SoMar Dance Works and Northwest Dance Theatre. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Mercyhurst University with a B.F.A. degree in dance where she was granted both dance and academic scholarships. She has been highlighted in the second violin in Balanchine’s Concerto Barocco, a principal role in Dennis Spaight’s Gloria, the Arabian soloist, Merliton, and Waltz of the Flowers soloist in The Nutcracker, and several principal roles in newly choreographed classical and contemporary works. During the summers, Sarah attended intensives at Oregon Ballet Theatre and American Ballet Theatre, and was a semi-finalist at the Genée International Ballet competition in Antwerp, Belgium. She is grateful for the love and unwavering support of her friends, family, and dance mentors and colleagues. Without them she wouldn’t be where she is today. This is Sarah’s 5th season with Dance Kaleidoscope.
Sarah is generously sponsored by Miriam and David Resnick.
Gion Treichler is from Zurich, Switzerland. He began his pre-professional dance training at Zurich Dance Academy (taz) and the Ballet School of the Opera House Zurich. In 2022, Gion earned his BFA in Contemporary Dance from Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK), where he performed works by Caroline Finn, Filipe Portugal, Regina Van Berkel, and Nadav Zelner. Gion first came to NYC in the Fall of 2021 where he joined Martha Graham Dance’s second company, Graham 2. During his two years with the company, he performed Graham’s masterpieces and danced in works by Bradley Shelver, Yoshito Sakuraba and Virginie Mecene. He is very excited to be a member of Dance Kaleidoscope and the season ahead. This is Gion’s 1st season with Dance Kaleidoscope.
Gion is generously sponsored by C.H. Douglas & Gray Wealth Management.
Manuel Valdes began gymnastics training at the age of five in Dallas, TX, and continued as a competitive gymnast for 12 years. He began dancing at Dallas Black Dance Theater and went on to receive his BFA of Modern Dance Performance from the University of Oklahoma under the direction of Austin Hartel and Roxanne Lyst. While performing with Contemporary Dance Oklahoma, he not only had the pleasure of performing works by his professors, but also Ilya Kozadayev, Sonia Dawkins, Raimondo Rebeck, Jose Limón, and Alvin Ailey. Manuel has attended intensives with Paul Taylor American Dance Theater, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, BODYTRAFFIC and SALT. He is forever grateful for all the love and support from friends and family. This is Manuel’s 7th season with Dance Kaleidoscope.
Manuel is generously sponsored by Dorit Paul.
Vivien Mickels hails from Noblesville, IN. She received her BA in Dance Performance and Choreography from Hope College, where she studied modern dance, ballet, jazz, tap, and hip hop. During her undergraduate studies, she has been in works by notable choreographers such as Matthew Farmer, Crystal Frasier, Sharon Wong, Linda Graham, William Rowley, and Nicole Flinn. Vivien has been a member of both H2 Dance Company and Strike Time Dance Theater. Prior to Hope College, Vivien trained at En Pointe Indiana Ballet with teachers such as Robert Moore, Polyana Ribiero, and Jonathan Guise. This is Vivien’s 2nd season with Dance Kaleidoscope as an apprentice.
Vivien is generously sponsored by Stefanie and Jason Tolliver.
Olivia Ramsey is originally from Georgetown, Kentucky. She graduated from Southern Methodist University with a BFA in Dance Performance and received additional training from The School at Jacob’s Pillow, MOVE NYC’s S.W.E.A.T, and Dark Circles Contemporary Dance (USA). Olivia has performed with Novel Dance Company and has danced works by Martha Graham, Robert Battle, and Sidra Bell, among others. This is Olivia’s 1st season with Dance Kaleidoscope as as an apprentice.
Daniella Sibley is from Las Vegas, Nevada and began her training under Kaydee Francis and Jami Artiga at the Dance Zone. Daniella graduated high school as a dance major from the Las Vegas Academy for the Performing Arts. She continued her training by attending multiple summer intensive programs with Cincinnati Ballet. Daniella graduated from Butler University in the spring of 2023 with a major in biology and minors in dance, education, neuroscience, and diverse learning. This is Daniella’s 2nd season as a trainee with Dance Kaleidoscope.