Spring 2020 Archive
MFA 1st years
Process & Projects Course Final Projects
Prof. Maura Donohue
Tues 12/1 7pm
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Gia Mongell - "shimmers in shades of becoming"
Gia Mongell made her Broadway debut shortly after graduating from The Juilliard School. As an original cast member of An American in Paris, Gia performed Christopher Wheeldon’s Tony Award-winning choreography at The Palace Theatre as well as on the 69th Annual Tony Awards, serving as a swing and assistant dance captain across the run of the show. She was later invited to join the US National Tour and the show’s final run at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, France. New York theatre credits include I Married an Angel at City Center Encores! (choreographed by Josh Bergasse), Cendrillon at The Metropolitan Opera, and roles in concert pieces by Twyla Tharp, Pina Bausch, and Nacho Duato while at Juilliard. Gia also appeared in Misty Copeland’s commercial campaign for Under Armor, the CW’s Legacies and the premiere party for the 20th Century Fox feature film Deadpool. Originally from John’s Creek, Georgia, Gia grew up studying under Jonnie Kelley at the Atlanta Dance Theater. Upon graduating with her BFA in dance from Juilliard, she was awarded the prestigious Joseph W. Polisi Prize for exemplifying an “Artist as Citizen.” Giving back to the next generation of dancers, Gia serves on the dance faculties of Lincoln Center Education’s
Middle School Arts Bootcamp and NHouse Productions/Commercial Dance Intensive. She is currently pursuing her MFA in Dance from Hunter College.
Maiya Redding - "And I Finally See"
I graduated Cum Laude from SUNY Purchase College where received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the Dance Conservatory. In 2012 I graduated high school from The Chicago Academy for the Arts, where I majored in Dance as well. During the first semester of Junior year in college I studied abroad at The Korean University of Arts (K-Arts) in Seoul, South Korea for four months. I’m currently a student at Hunter College and will be receiving an MFA in Dance in May 2022. My passion for the art of choreography and dance are evident in my ability to communicate emotions, struggles and triumphs through the beauty of body movement.
Francesca Dominguez - "In It, Not of It"
Francesca Dominguez is a movement artist based in New York City. Francesca was raised in Sonoma County, California, a creative and free-spirited community that influenced her eclectic dance training. At CSU Long Beach, she honed her artistic voice as a choreographer and performer, graduating with a BFA in dance and a BA in Spanish language. She furthered her training with the Alonzo King Lines Ballet Training Program, supporting herself by working as the executive coordinator of the non-profit educational outreach program Dance Repertory San Francisco. Francesca has performed work by Vim Vigor, Sidra Bell, Doug Varone, Alex Ketley, Maurya Kerr, and Gioconda Barbuto. Her training includes intensives at Springboard Danse Montreal, and One Body One Career. She is now overjoyed to be on the path to becoming a certified Countertechnique Teacher. She has performed professionally with companies GRAYSCALE and Keith Johnson/Dancers in Los Angeles. Francesca currently dances with SOLUQ Dance Theater in New York City, and is so grateful to be a part of the Hunter College MFA program.
Regina Nejman - "Red Meadow"
Regina Nejman grew up in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and is based in New York City where she has been creating her own choreography since 1993 and founded Regina Nejman & Company in 1997. She has performed extensively both here in the United States and abroad. Regina is a recipient of a 2020 Creative Engagement grant from LMCC for her new project Bubble, and has received support from Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Greenwall Foundation, LMCC/MCAF, Puffin Foundation, Meet the Composer. She received commissions from Joyce Theater Residency space grant, The Yard, Princeton University, New Jersey City University and Dixon Place, and her work has also been presented by LaMama, Joyce Soho, Symphony Space, DTW, Queens Museum and others. Regina received her BA from SUNY/Empire State College. In the past, she has danced with Donald/The Group, Ze' Eva Cohen, Sean Curran and others. She has taught dance at Princeton University, Wesleyan University, Harvard Summer Dance, NYU Common Hour Class, LaGuardia Performing Arts High School, HAI and Center for Arts Education. Regina is a per-diem dance teacher at NYCDOE, and is a MFA in Dance candidate at Hunter College. http://reginanejmancompany.blogspot.com/ https://www.facebook.com/reginanejmancompany/
Gia Mongell - GM_shimmers_in_shades_of_becoming_Final
Maiya Redding - And I Finally See
Francesca Dominguez - In It, Not of It
Oren Barnoy - Livestream
Process & Projects by MFA First Years
Maiya Redding - And I Finally See
Thu 12/3 1pm
Oren Barnoy - Livestream Performance