Legend River Entertainment Co. LTD Presents
A Multimedia Explosion of Light, Sound and Movement
KELLY ALLEN (Ensemble/Dance Captain) hails from southern California. She’s a professional in the TV/film and theatre industry. Among the many productions she’s appeared in are Glee, Frozen, Behind the Candelabra, Disney, and CSI. Kelly is a proud member of Ezralow Dance Company.
KIMBERLEY DE JONG (Ensemble) is a Montreal based dancer. She has danced for Compagnie Marie Chouinard as well as Frederic Gravel, Sylvain Emard and most recently Noam Gagnon and Dana Gringras in their production of Monumental with Godspeed You! Black Emperor. This is her second time dancing for Daniel Ezralow, after her premiere of “Pearl” in Montreal.
ALEXEI GERONIMO (Ensemble) studied dance on a scholarship at the Edge Performing Arts Centre in Los Angeles. He most recently concluded several international tours with the Bad Boys of Ballet and worked with Debbie Allen and her show, Freeze Frame.
ISAAC HUERTA (Ensemble) has been dancing since a young age. A veteran of club, museum, music video, and live stage performances, Isaac continues to grow into movement. Live in love; be here now.
NICOLE ISHIMARU (Ensemble) will be joining Hubbard Street Dance Chicago (HS2) in the fall of 2016. At age 14, she was the Grand Prize winner of the Music Center Spotlight Awards and received the Gold Award in 2015 Young Arts Program in non-classical dance.
JORDAN JOHNSON (Ensemble) has recently been studying under William Forsythe and Jodie Gates. One of his latest accomplishments has been helping to set work for Justin Bieber’s “Purpose” world tour.
ASHLEY LI (Ensemble) studied classical ballet under Li Zhang and XiaoYun Li but is equally adept with contemporary, jazz, hip hop, international Latin and standard ball- room dancing.
CLAUDIA MARJANOVIC (Ensemble) recently completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Ryerson University. She is a Toronto based dancer who has performed in the Middle East, Asia, the United States and Canada.
DARIAN MARK (Ensemble) is a Toronto based artist currently studying at Ryerson University for his Bachelor of Commerce. He most recently finished the inaugural tour with Royal Caribbean onboard the Quantum of the Seas.
ADAM MOSS (Ensemble) has been dancing for 20 years. Some of Adam’s credits include: Bad Boys of Dance, Peter Pan, Royal Flux, and the Latin Billboard Awards. This is his first time working with Daniel Ezralow.
KATHERINE NG (Ensemble) had completed her dance training in Ottawa, Ontario at The School of Dance Contemporary Program. Currently she resides in Montreal as a freelance artist.
RE’SEAN PATES (Ensemble/Dance Captain) credits include a recurring role as a Dalton Academy Warbler on TV’s Glee [Seasons 3-6] and performing at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics opening ceremony.
DEREK TABADA (Ensemble) has been training in dance since age ten and currently is professionally based in Los Angeles, California. He has performed in various live shows, benefits, and stage productions in the LA area. He is thrilled to be performing in Pearl for the first time here in Canada!
ANTHEA YOUNG (Ensemble/Dance Captain) is a Jamaica native who, since relocating to Los Angeles in 2007, has worked with a lengthy series of celebrated choreographers, including Fatima Robinson, Keith Young and Rob Ashford.
Wang Yang is a graduate of the Beijing Dance Academy. Professional dancer with Zhenjiang Arts Theater. Participated in the Opening Ceremony of 2008 Beijing Olympic Games; choreographer/dancer for The Vacuous Life show; leading dancer in Monkey King, SENSES and the original dance show, Legend of Water and Fire.
Zha Wei is a graduate of the Beijing Dance Academy. Professional dancer with Zhenjiang Arts Theater. Award-winning works include Young Man, Four Strings, Rhododendron Delavayi, Men of Irrigation, Ode to Lotus, Whisper, In the Sun, and Calendar Gets Red.
Wang Shuangqing is a graduate of the Jiangxi Vocational Academy of Arts. Professional dancer with Zhenjiang Arts Theater. Member of Zhenjiang Dancers Association and Jiangsu Dancers Association. Award-winning works include: Women in the Past, Dreams of Cocoon, On the Waterfront, Perhaps Love, and Yiheming.
Yi Zhaonan is a graduate of the Zhangjiagang Dance School in Jiangsu Province. Professional dancer with Zhenjiang Arts Theater. Award-winning works include: Female Soldier, Dreams of Cocoon, On the Waterfront, and Yiheming.
Wang Feng is a graduate of the Dance Academy of Jiangsu Zhangjiagang. Professional dancer with Zhenjiang Arts Theater. Award-winning works include: The Scarlet Hills, Horse Bell, A Bing, and Yi Qiu.
Zhang Zhiyuan is a graduate of the Jiangsu Theatrical Academy. Performed in London on behalf of Jiangsu Province at Jiangsu Week in London. Award-winning works include: Teng Ta, Er Ni, and Mo Chou.
YASMIN ARYA (Ensemble) was born in Los Angeles and currently attends Serrania Charter Elementary School. She studies ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, and hip-hop dance, and has appeared in a Beck’s music video as well as commercial for Skechers shoes, Target, H&M, and Mattel among others.
ALISIA POBEGA (Ensemble) completed her dance training in Montréal at L’École Supérieure de Ballet du Québec. Having danced with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens for over 12 years, she is now an independent artist and teacher, and co-directs LIBERAMÆ performance & films with Louis-Martin Charest.
SUSAN PAULSON (Ensemble) is part of Margie Gillis’s Legacy Project since 2015. As a Montreal artist she has toured internationally with companies Dave St-Pierre, Cas Public, as well as Virginie Brunelle. Susan is co-founder of the artistic collective Le Broke Lab.
VANESSA NICHOLE(Pearl/Ensemble) has been with the Ezralow Dance Company since 2013. Other credits include the 87th Academy Awards, TED 2, and FROZEN: Live at the Hyperion.
PATRICK COOK (Ensemble) has danced on numerous TV shows including Glee, Two and A Half Men, The American Music and Billboard awards shows. He also danced on Taylor Swift’s The Red Tour.
MARGIE GILLIS (Special Guest Dancer) is an internationally acclaimed modern dancer/choreographer who has been creating original works for over 40 years. Her repertoire includes over 100 pieces which she performs as solos, in duets and group shows. In 1979, she performed and lectured in China, the first Western artist to bring modern dance to the country since the Cultural Revolution.
BRIDGET KROUSE started dancing at the age of five years old in Champaign, IL. Bridget attended the University of Arizona graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance in 2013. Bridget has since performed on live stages all over the world. She currently resides in Studio City, CA.
KATHERINE CHENG is a 21-year-old dancer originally from Minnesota. She has been dancing for the past 18 years and is now working as a professional dancer in LA.
GERALD ESPINOSA is an LA native. Initially, a musician and martial artist, dance quickly became his main passion. He is grateful to be here inspiring others through art and performance.
NICOLE LAENO born in Bellflower, CA is currently in 5th grade. Nicole is signed with The Movement Talent agency and studies all genres of dance. She has recently worked with companies such as Lego, Nickelodeon, H&M, Papaya Films, DanceOn, and artists such as Us The Duo, and Will.i.am to name a few. Nicole is beyond grateful to now be a part of the cast of Pearl.
RAYMOND EJIOFOR is Gates Millennium Fellow with a Masters of Public Health Policy. Credits: Bryan Arias, Robert Battle, Kyle Abraham, Audi, Samsung, Pittsburgh Opera, Pharrell Williams, Little Boots, and Daft Punk.