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Key Collaborators

Sarah Daley

Dancer

Sarah Daley

(South Elgin, IL) began her training at the Faubourg School of Ballet in Illinois under the direction of Watmora Casey and Tatyana Mazur. She is a 2009 graduate of the Ailey/Fordham BFA Program in Dance. Ms. Daley has trained at institutions such as the Kirov Academy, National Ballet School of Canada, and The San Francisco Conservatory of Dance. She is a recipient of a Youth America Grand Prix Award and an ARTS Foundation Award. She was a member of Ailey II and is a current member of The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

Demetia Hopkins-Greene

Dancer

Demetia Hopkins-Greene

(Orange, VA) began her dance training at the Orange School of Performing Arts under the direction of her uncle, Ricardo Porter, and Heather Powell. She received additional training from The Rock School of Pennsylvania Ballet and Dance Theatre of Harlem. Mrs. Hopkins-Greene graduated with honors from the Ailey/Fordham B.F.A. Program in 2009 while a member of Ailey II. In 2010 she joined the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. During her six year tenure with the company, she was honored to perform ballets by prestigious choreographers such as Bill T. Jones, Kyle Abraham, Jiri Kylian, Robert Battle, Wayne McGregor, Ulysses Dove, Ronald K. Brown, Ohad Naharin, Judith Jamison, and a multitude of roles from Alvin Ailey’s repertory including his signature solo Cry. Demetia was a recipient of a Leonore Annenberg Fellowship in the Arts in 2011 and was named one of Dance Magazines’ 2014 “Top 25 To Watch.” Her most recent endeavors include collaborations with choreographers Dianne McIntyre, Francesca Harper, Marcus Jarrell Willis, Maleek Washington and Mimi Garrard. Demetia is currently a freelance artist and dance educator living and working in New York City. She is proud to be Co-Artistic Director of the Orange School of Performing Arts.

Jacob Lewis

Dancer

Jacob Lewis

Jacob Lewis is a native of St. Louis, Missouri and trained at Center for the Creative Arts (COCA). In 2010, he was inducted into the National Honor Society for Dance Arts and was a finalist for the NDEO Artistic Merit, Leadership and Academic Achievement Award. Mr. Lewis has worked with choreographers Dwight Rhoden, Victor Quijada, Jean Emile, Jae Man Joo, Darrell Grand Moultrie, and members from Pilobolus. In 2013 and 2014, he performed in Alvin Ailey’s Memoria during Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s New York City Center season. After graduation from the Ailey/Fordham BFA program in 2015, he joined Ailey II. He is now dancing with TU Dance in St. Paul. MN.

Gabriel Hyman

Dancer

Gabriel Hyman

(Chesapeake, VA) began his dance training at Cab Calloway School of the Arts in Wilmington, DE and later graduated from the Governor's School for the Arts in Norfolk, VA. Hyman graduated with honors from the Ailey/Fordham BFA Program in Dance as a Bill and Melinda Gates Millennium Scholar and a Glorya Kaufman Dance Scholar. He has attended summer programs under full scholarship at The Ailey School, The School at Jacob's Pillow, and Nederlands Dans Theater. He had the privilege to perform for President Obama amongst other international delegates at Germany's Hannover Messe 2016, and has been a featured dancer in musical artist Jennah Bell's music video, "John Forbid.” He has also appeared on ABC's Good Morning America, in Cosmopolitan Body's "Yoga for Dancers” and Dance Spirit Magazine. Most recently Mr. Hyman has performed and toured with Jeremy McQueen’s The Black Iris Project, Alvin Ailey American Dancer Theater’s Junior Company, Ailey II and this fall will be a part of TheatreWorks’ world premiere of "The Prince of Egypt” musical.

Rachael McLaren

Dancer

Rachael McLaren

(Manitoba, Canada), born and raised in Winnipeg, started her artistic journey on the piano at age 3. She began her formal dance training at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School under the leadership of Jacqui Ladwig (Davidson) and artistic director David Moroni, C.M. Ms. McLaren continued her dance training at the Ailey School in New York under the direction of the late Denise Jefferson. She has been a guest artist with Armitage Gone! Dance, Nilas Martin’s dance company, the Francesca Harper Project, and was a 2 year Ensemble/Understudy for the role of Ali in the Toronto Production of Mamma Mia! (Royal Alexandra Theater/Mirvish Productions). She was a member of Ailey II, and is currently in her 10th season with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. She was most recently a guest artist with Royal Ballet of London for Wayne McGregor’s 10th anniversary season, performing in a company collaboration in his famous work Chroma. She has also performed works by Judith Jamison, Ron Brown, Camille A Brown, Rennie Harris, Jacqueline Buglisi, Marcus Willis, Ohad Naharin, Jiri Kylian, Twyla Tharp, Maurice Bejart, and Azure Barton among others. Ms McLaren is proud to be a founding member of Project Inc.

Yuval Moyal

Web / Design / Photography

Yuval Moyal

Born and raised in Israel. Alongside a long career in the areas of support, development and user experience in various high tech industries, Yuval has always been in touch with the worlds of art and design. Among his works, Yuval has done print, photography, video and large web projects for theatre, sports, martial arts, musicians, artists and businesses. He has recently founded a web agency, with a talented team, focusing on turning visions into brands and provide delightful user experience. Proud to be a part of Project Inc.'s founding key collaborators and provide from his experience at every step of the way.

Tomos O'Sullivan

Writer

Tomos O'Sullivan

Tomos O'Sullivan's first and most abiding ambition was to run away with the circus. Impressionable and restless, he was seduced by the lights and the music, the showmanship, the fleeting celebrity and the gypsy boys with their wild eyes. Born from Welsh and Irish stock and raised in the savage majesty of Cornwall, England, he inherited an innate love of mythology, nature and storytelling (and later, a dark tavern and a few too many drinks.) Adolescence would find the boy penning furious, impassioned prose about his plight as lone sensitive in a world full of wolves. Reason, or at least good taste, eventually prised him out of victim-consciousness and into alternative realms of literary inquiry. He read English Literature at the University of Brighton before travelling the world in search of answers to questions not yet posed. Africa, Asia, Australia and Europe will always be lovers he took and times he will never forget. His chequered career will baffle nobody more so than him. Bartender, waiter, cleaner, carer, painter and decorator and questionable actor. Each absurd and each sacred. He has promised a novel for perhaps seventeen years but insists it is almost complete. Every day he awaits the circus, and every day he is grateful.

Aaron Severini

Composer

Aaron Severini

composes music for concert, dance, film, television, and new media. He moved to New York when he was fourteen to study dance at the School of American Ballet and music privately. Aaron went on to dance with New York City Ballet prior to being accepted into The Juilliard School where he studied composition with Christopher Rouse for his Bachelor of Music degree and John Corigliano for his Master of Music degree. Severini's chamber and solo works have been performed by three-time Grammy Award-winning violinist Hilary Hahn and acclaimed pianists Steven Beck, Stephen Gosling, and Robert Fleitz. Aaron collaborates regularly with choreographers and has composed original scores for New York City Ballet, the Pacific Northwest Ballet School, The Juilliard School, and the New York Choreographic Institute. His music has been licensed to underscore numerous promotional campaigns for companies and organizations including Cartier, Unicef, Squarespace, and MasterCard. Aaron is currently a recipient of the Juilliard Career Advancement Fellowship.

Yusha-Marie Sorzano

Dancer

Yusha-Marie Sorzano

(Miami, FL) Originally from the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Ms. Sorzano received her primary instruction from New World School of the Arts, Thomas Armour Youth Ballet, and The Dance Theater of Harlem. She attended the Ailey/Fordham BFA Program and in her junior year was invited to join Ailey II. Ms. Sorzano has been a member of Complexions Contemporary Ballet, The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Morphoses, TU Dance, and BODYTRAFFIC. She has also performed as a guest artist with Benjamin Millipied's, LA Dance Project. Ms. Sorzano has performed in principal roles with the Ailey company and in a wide variety of concert works, including noted choreographers Ulysses Dove, Dianne McIntyre, Hofesh Shechter, Kyle Abraham, and Mauro Bigonzetti. Additionally, she has worked with recording artists Wynton Marsalis, Sweet Honey in the Rock, and Rihanna. She has performed as a guest artist on "Dancing with the Stars,” was casted as the principal dancer in Chicago's acclaimed Goodman Theater's "Crowns" and the independent film "You, Me & The Circus." She most recently joined the New York-based company Camille A. Brown & Dancers. When not performing, she enjoys teaching both nationally and internationally and is a member of master class faculty for The Joffrey Ballet School NYC, as well as, a core faculty member of Francisco Gella’s Ballet+ (Beyond Technique).