Photo by Ellen Crane

Photo by Ellen Crane

Jennifer Chin is a native New Yorker who has been an active member of the dance community for almost twenty years. As a freelance dance artist she has performed and taught throughout the United States, Italy, Canada, Mexico, Uruguay, Nicaragua and Finland with a variety of inspiring choreographers, including Alan Danielson, Kristin Jackson, Arthur Aviles, Michael Mao and Yin Mei. She received her BA from Queens College and her MFA from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. 2013 brought Jennifer to Arizona and Italy to teach, choreograph and perform new works.  In 2011, Jennifer was sent to Nicaragua by the organization, I-Dance. Their mission is to create an “inspiration exchange” with Latin American communities. She taught and performed in Managua, Granada and Diriamba. In addition to modern dance Jennifer is an instructor in yoga, pilates, and embodied anatomy. She has been on faculty at Dance Space Center (now DNA) and Peridance in New York, Université du Québec á Montréal, and is presently on faculty at Montclair State University and The José Limón Institute.

Julia Kelly, a Virginia native now hailing from Brooklyn, is a performing artist always and director/choreographer sometimes. She has performed since 2013 in Third Rail Projects' Bessie-award winning production Then She Fell (Alice), and is now developing new work with Kathryn Alter & Dancers and the Median Movement. Julia has performed in dance, theater, opera and film projects with, among others: Riedel Dance Theater, Benn Rasmussen, Andre Zachery, Adrienne Westwood/VIA Dance Collaborative, the NADINE Project, Daniel Fetecua Soto/Pajarillo Pinta'o (Colombia/Germany), Geraldine Cardiel (Mexico), Lior Shneior (Israel), Opera Slavica, and the Gallery Players. She holds a BA (Dance/Theater) from Barnard College/Columbia University, where she trained with Risa Steinberg. Julia is also an alumna of the Limón Institute’s intensive certificate program and has since performed reconstructions of the work of Doris Humphrey, José Limón and Anna Sokolow, most recently with the Limón Dance Company in Beijing, China, and at Lincoln Center. She joined JENNIFERCHINdance in 2013.

 

Sameena Mitta is a graduate of the "professional ballet training programme" of The School of Dance in Ottawa, where in 1998 she was honoured as the recipient of the Celia Franca Scholarship. She then pursued her studies in contemporary dance, mainly in the Limon style. In 1999 she was awarded with distinction, the Associate Diploma of the Cecchetti Society. Sameena has spent over 15 years teaching and working as a freelance modern dancer performing for numerous choreographers and schools in Canada and abroad. In 2008, she successfully completed the Master’s program in Dance-Creation at UQAM focusing on Movement Therapy for survivors of domestic violence. The following year she traveled to Japan to teach and to create her first independent dance film. Upon completion of the 2011 Teaching Contemporary Limon course in England, she then joined the faculty of Limon4kids at the Limon Institute. She is currently a performer in New York City with JENNIFERCHINdance, Kathryn Alter, and has recently performed in the Czech Republic with Dagmar Spain/Dance Imprints. Sameena has been choreographing for several years with her company, MeenMoves, and has presented her work in North America, India, Japan and Europe. She has been teaching dance to at-risk youth in Toronto and abroad through her own program called, MADHops. 

Colleen's set design

Colleen's set design

Colleen Kong-Savage (set designer) is an accomplished graphic artist of design and illustration. You can see her portfolio online at www.KongSavage.com or read her blog at www.kongaline.com