Dance Workshop Premieres

Program B

Student capstone projects for BA Dance Majors

May 12, 2021 at 7PM EST

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About the Artists

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Anakeiry Cruz

Anakeiry is currently in her last semester of college studying dance and journalism. She has trained at the Martha Graham School, Tisch Future Dancers and Dancemakers, and Broadway Dance Center. Some of her performing credits include New York City Center with Monica Bill Barnes, The Joyce with the Graham school, Symphony Space for the Manhattan Borough Arts Festival and Ailey Citigroup Theater for the American Guild Dance Festival. Anakeiry wishes to immerse herself in concert and commercial work in the future while continuing her passion for writing and choreography.

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Abigail Kenoyer

Abigail Kenoyer a 19 year old Sophomore Muse Scholar at Hunter College. She is originally from North Carolina and is an alumna of the North Carolina Youth Tap Ensemble.  She is working toward her Ba/Ma in Dance Education through the AGDEP program. She hopes to teach dance in a public high school in New York City after graduating.

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Mariuxi Mercedes

My name is Mariuxi Mercedes, a graduating senior at Hunter College, currently majoring in both Dance and Child Education. My main objective in life is to inspire and influence creative intellectuals through travel, hardships, accomplishments and experiences.

What is Dance? is an unpremeditated, natural reaction to my journey in dance. People of different backgrounds, shape, sizes and color will respond to the posing question differently, because dance is defined beyond styles and concepts. The final production is a raw depiction of my brain responding to an environment set up for dance; an insight of a process, frustration, and development.

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Riia Pulakka

Riia Pulakka was born and raised in Nokia, Finland. After getting her BA in Dance and Early Childhood Education, she plans to teach children and dance her way somewhere in the world as she is figuring out what to do next. Riia’s choreography, “Elliptic Orbits,” is a continuation of her exploration of tunnels and circles that she started in Fall 2020 by choreographing a dance film, “To Tunnel Through,” which is an Idaho Screendance Festival 2020/2021 Official Selection. 

Samantha Scully

Samantha Scully is honored to be graduating from Hunter College with her BA in Dance at the age of 20. She has had an incredible experience learning how to film and edit during the COVID-19 pandemic. It has allowed her to explore a part of her artistic self that she had not expected to find. Samantha hopes to continue working in film using dance as her medium when she graduates at the end of May. 

Briahna Smith

Briahna Smith is a fusion-styled dancer and choreographer. She is currently a senior at Hunter College and will be graduating in May '21 with her BA in dance. She gets most of her inspiration for choreo through improvisation and exploration and has been choreographing since the age of 12. Briahna aspires to potentially run her own dance company in the future that focuses on making the impossible possible. Her ideas revolve around utilizing things that you don't necessarily see in a dance and making a creation out of it for people to see.

Jaire Tyndal

Jaire Tyndal is a senior dance major at Hunter college pursuing a BA in dance. Jaire has danced since the seventh grade and it became a quick love of his. He trained in Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School where his technique took shape. Now, as a near college graduate, he is working on his artistry and on loving himself. He is so grateful for you taking interest in his piece and wishes you safety and happiness.