Alexa, Chipotbae, Danza Highbridge Festival, Hello, Sea Legs, The Last Bite, The last Bite
Aliciais beyond excited to be a part of this beautiful piece and to be working with Thrulines! Some of her credits include: BROADWAY: Frozen (Original Cast) Wicked (DC/Swing/Nessarose understudy. TOURS/REGIONAL: Wicked Chicago Company and 2nd National Tour(DC/Swing), Transcendence Theatre Company (Featured Dancer), All Shook Up Tour (Asst. DC/Swing), European Tour Jesus Christ Superstar(DC), National Tour Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Milly), Hawaiian Tour A Chorus Line (Cassie), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Featured Dancer). She has also performed in many regional productions and benefits and was also a dancer in Donald McKayle's modern company the UC Irvine Etude Ensemble as well as other small dance companies in NYC. She holds a BFA in Dance/Drama and Honors in Musical Theatre from UC Irvine. It is her passion to inspire and empower people and she has taught dance, musical theatre, yoga, meditation, fitness and empowerment classes to all ages from babies to adults all over the US, Western Europe, Argentina and Australia. Check her out @aliciaalbright on Instagram and check out her Feed Your Soul Project. Also, check out her new solo piece " Water" on youtube. Love and Light to all!
(Alexa) Claire grew up in Portland, OR where she found her passion for dance at an early age. She earned a BFA in Musical Theatre from the University of Oklahoma and moved to NYC in 2015. Some of her favorite theatrical credits include Millie in Thoroughly Modern Millie (Broadway Rose, OR), Young Frankenstein (MUNY), All Shook Up (MUNY), and West Side Story (Music Theatre Wichita). Many thanks and all the love to my parents, bro, and grandparents for being unconditionally supportive. And a huge thanks to Cassie for including me in this awesome project!
DeMarius is thrilled to have the opportunity to dance at the beautiful United Palace Theatre. Some of his past credits include: Newsies (1st Nat'l Tour), The Prom (Alliance Theatre), A Chorus Line (Maltz Jupiter Theatre), Les Mis, 42nd Street, Hairspray (Red Mountain Theatre), and A Chorus Line, Merrily We Roll Along (Rider University) DeMarius is currently performing in Mean Girls on Broadway! @DeMariusR_Copes
Edward Cuellar is beyond thrilled to be a part of The Last Bite. Originally from California, trained at The City PAA under the direction of JP Christensen & David Rosales. Started working professionally in film, and then overseas with Tokyo Disney & Universal Studios Japan. Served as a Dance Capt./ Swing for multiple shows at Disney World. Most recently has performed in the Opening number of BCEFA "Gypsy of Year" choreographed by Al Blackstone, and Alabama Shakespeare Festival production of "Disney's Beauty & the Beast". All my gratitude for the endless love and support my friends & family give every day.
Katie has been an NYC native for 8 years. She grew up in Texas and received her BFA in Dance Performance from SMU in Dallas. Katie moved to NYC after graduation to perform as a Radio City Rockette. Her recent performances include premiering a new show “Freddie Falls In Love” at the Signature Theatre and dancing in the opening number of the “Gypsy Awards” at the New Amsterdam Theatre. Katie gained immense experience from assisting and performing in musical theater workshops with notable choreographers, Al Blackstone and Andy Blankenbuehler. In summer 2016, she was an associate choreographer to Al Blackstone for a production of “Oklahoma” at MTWichita. In July she will go back to set “Hairspray.” She also recently assisted Al is re-setting choreography from “La La Land” for an Oscar Special on Good Morning America. Katie has trained in voice and acting and performed in solo cabaret showcases at Don't Tell Mama in Times Square. She is very excited to be a part of ThruLines and can’t wait to share the story!
Kory began dancing at age eight. A graduate of NYU Tisch School of the Arts (CAP21), Kory has danced with Broadway Dance Lab, The Chase Brock Experience, at the Guggenheim, Judson Church, 92nd Street Y, Symphony Space, and at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. He has also performed at theaters across the country and has taken part in various workshops of shows in NYC. As a choreographer, Kory has worked on many projects, including the NY Premier of The Sparrow and the film Girl in the Chair. Kory also loves to teach, and has taught at CAP21, McCarter Theatre, and Rider University, as well as coaching students privately. Kory is thrilled to be a part of ThruLines! Check outkorygeller.com for more!
is so grateful to be performing with ThruLines and working alongside Cassie Nordgren as assistant choreographer again! She has performed/assisted for Cassie in numerous projects including the Danza Heights Festival, A.C.E. Awards, and "Still Waiting in the Wings". Her NYC credits include the 27th & 28th Gypsy of the Year opening number, Broadway Takes Two, & Homage: an Ode to Dance. Regional credits include Anybodys in West Side Story (Wick) (Engeman), Velma in WSS (Harbor Lights), & Jesus Christ Superstar (Plays in the Park). Melissa also performs throughout the year with ALMA NYC, Community Dance Project, & O.K. DANCE Company. She also assists and performs for choreographer Al Blackstone (Born To Dance) (Freddie Falls In Love) (SYTYCD), Michael Mindlin, & Billy Griffin. University at Buffalo graduate, BFA in dance. www.melissa-hunt.com
Cajai Fellows Johnson
Cajai Fellows Johnson is a dancer, actress, fine artist from Bloomfield, CT. She began performing as young as 18 months old and started performing professionally by age 9. After graduating from the Art Institute of Boston with a BFA in Fine Arts, she briefly attended the Ailey School, in New York City, for independent study and the summer program, concentrating in ballet, modern and jazz. Summer 2016 she attended a contemporary ballet program in Croatia and preformed with Proarsiton Ballet of Italy and also completed the musical theater/jazz program at Jacob’s Pillow, directed by Tony award winning choreographer, Chet Walker. Cajai continues to produce large-scale, charcoal, realistic drawings of dancers while taking dance classes at Steps, Broadway Dance Center, Peridance and the Ailey School. She spent many years studying and performing with The Albano Ballet Company and is a current member of the contemporary performance art company, ZEST Collective. Past theater credits include: Disney’s The Lion King National Tour, High School Musical Live (regional), and My Favorite Year (regional).
(Guy) Evan Kasprzak Is ecstatic to be a part of Alexa. Recent credits: Cats (Broadway Revival); Disney’s Newsies (Broadway); The New Yorkers (City Center Encores); Can-Can (Paper Mill Playhouse); and Guys and Dolls (The Old Globe). Evan is a proud Illinois Wesleyan Universitygraduate. Love to the fam and Britta.
Roddy Kennedy (Co-Creator of Alexa)
(TV Host/ Co-Creator) Broadway: HAMILTON (Swing, Asst. Dance Captain). International Tours: GREASE (Sonny), FAME (Dance Captain). National Tours: IN THE HEIGHTS (Graffiti Pete), JOSEPH...(Directed and Choreographed by Andy Blankenbueler), PAJAMA GAME (Steam Heat). Regional: ZELDA: AN AMERICAN LOVE STORY. Film: WAITING IN THE WINGS (Co-Choreographer).
Originally from Clarks Summit, PA. Matthew received his training from the Ballet Theatre of Scranton where he is now a guest artist and performer. In 2015 he graduated Cum Laude from The University of Arizona, where he earned a B.F.A in dance. Immediately after college he was invited to Perry Mansfield to perform as a guest artist through the direction of Tammy Dyke Compton. Since then, Matthew has been performing in New York City and all around the United States. He has danced for Odyssey Dance Theatre, Neville Dance Theatre, and is currently rehearsing and performing with Now Dance Project under the direction of Jackie Nowicki. He has also toured China with Art.If.Act Dance Project in 2012 and in the summer of 2013 he attended the Bolzano Dance Festival in Italy where he was assistant to University of Arizona Artist-In-Residence Sam Watson. This summer he will be choreographing a production of 'Damn Yankees' for the Scranton Shakespeare Festival. Matthew is super excited to be dancing for Cassie and can't wait to perform her work!
Ali Marconi (Co-Creator of Alexa)
(Alexa/Co-Creator) Alessandra Marconi is a Harlem based artist that creates, performs and teaches. Her experience ranges from local communities to international stages. Studies: Marymount Manhattan College (BA Communication Arts, Journalism, French). Performance: iLuminate: Artist of Light, The Demise NYMF 2017, Polaris by Crystal Pite with Kidd Pivot. Development: Bandstand, CATS, Only Gold (Andy Blankenbuehler) and a member of The BringAbout, a collaborative team that brings movement to new musical theater and plays (Jennifer Jancuska), Netflix (series to be released in 2018). In 2016 Ali created HUSTLE SOCIAL, providing classes and social dance parties in unique public spaces. These events celebrate NYC’s native partner dance and encourage intergenerational collaboration. Follow to see where Ali goes @ali_marco @hustlesocial
Elliott is currently performing on Broadway in Beetlejuice. Past credits include Charlie and the Chocolate Factory on Broadway, the MUNY, Riverside Theatre, Cape Playhouse, Lyric Theatre Oklahoma, Music Theatre Wichita. Proud Oklahoma City University grad! Thanks Cassie for the opportunity! @elliottmattox
(Assistant to Choreographers/ Understudy Alexa/ Ensemble) Natasha graduated from Penn State University in December of 2017 with a B.A. in Dance; she looks forward to pursuing a life in the world of dance and theatre. Favorite credits include performing in Steel Valley Rhythms (Dunleavy Dance Projects) and assistant choreographing American Idiot (Penn State Centre Stage).
(Ensemble) A former student of Marymount Manhattan college, Jacob Melvin moved from his home of Raleigh, North Carolina to study dance performance as a BFA. Since leaving college Jacob has taken to studying street styles under the tutelage of Big Mike (Popping) and Ephrat Asharie (House). Jacob also maintains his contemporary technique while training and performing with Kristin Sudeikis Dance. Blessed to have launched a career in teaching and performing (stage, film, and print modeling) in just a few years Jacob would like to thank Christy Curtis for her initial investment and exposer to the industry that would soon embrace him.
Robbie is originally from Virginia, where he trained in ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, musical theater, and contemporary. He started his professional career at the age of 14 in the ensemble of the Broadway Revival of Meredith Wilson's The Music Man. Robbie has performed all over the world as an original member of the Bad Boys of Ballet, who were semi-finalists on America's Got Talent in 2014. Last summer he appeared with the Rockettes in Radio City's New York Spectacular and last fall he made his return to Broadway in the revival of Fiddler on the Roof and Cats. Robbie is currently on tour with Hamilton.
(TV Host) Megan is a New York based performer and is thrilled to be taking part in Alexa. Broadway: Cats (u/s Grizabella, u/s Jellylorum). Tours: Evita (u/s Mistress), Soul Doctor. The Glimmerglass Festival: The Music Man (Zaneeta), Annie Get Your Gun, Carmen. Other credits: Sweeney Todd (Piper Theatre Company); Cats (RCCL). BFA Musical Theatre from Ithaca College. Website:www.MeganOrt.com. Instagram: @megan.ort.
An Ohio native, Mallory received her B.F.A. in Dance from Marymount Manhattan College. Since graduation, she has worked as a freelance dancer striving to be the most versatile performer she can be. Recent credits include the Broadway Christmas Wonderland Tour and and an industrial at Radio City. She also pursues photography, and is a volunteer for the Hudson Guild Foundation.www.mallorypettee.net
(Ensemble) Nicholas Ranauro is an NYC based dancer and choreographer with a BFA from The Juilliard School (2014). Some performance credits include iLuminate; Artist of Light, The Broadway Dance Lab, Joseph.. Dreamcoat (US/Japan Tour), Seeing You, Keigwin & Company, and NYCC Encores! Production of Brigadoon. Nicholas has received choreographic residences at Nimbus DanceWorks and Urbanity Dance Company, and shared a piece in BC Beat Spring 2017. Represented by CESD Talent Agency. He is aslo a certified GYROTONIC® trainer. Instagram @dancecandy_
is grateful to be joining the cast of The Last Bite! Recent projects include Dancers For Good, Broadway Dance Lab, Kicking & Screaming: An Evening of Broadway Song & Dance, Mike in A Chorus Line (Riverside), Action and Riff u/s in West Side Story (Engeman), and also Baby John in WWS (Riverside). Other favorite roles include Sniper in Disney's Newsies (Paper Mill), Rolf in Sound of Music, and Barnaby Tucker in Hello, Dolly! Thanks to Cassie for the opportunity, love to friends and family!
(@LazyDayz) Morgan Unger is a graduate of the Dance Theater Conservatory Program at AMDA NY. Originally from Ohio, Morgan currently resides in NYC. She has recently performed in an original production of "Beauty and the Beast" with Disney Cruise Line and has been apart of the making of the Broadway-bound production of Beetlejuice. As a choreographer and teacher, Morgan has given masterclasses at The Ohio State University, worked on film with recording artist Conor James, and choreographed for various competition teams such as Elite Dance Force and Dance 614.
(Alexa) Originally from Torano Nuovo, a little town in Abruzzo (Italy), Giorgia Vitali started dancing at a very young age and moved to NYC to attend the Jazz and Contemporary Trainee Program at the Joffrey Ballet school and she graduated from the Certificate Program at Peridance Capezio Center with Excellence with Honors. She's featured in music videos and movies, a company member of Indorican Multicultural Project, Mystic India, DeFunes Dance and ThruLines and she’s teaching at AYB - At Your Beat in Brooklyn.