DANCERS

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MaijaLisa Miltz

MaijaLisa Miltz began dancing at the age of 3. She has trained in a variety of styles including tap, hip-hop, contemporary, ballet, and more. She grew up in Massachusetts, and upon graduating from Pioneer Valley Performing Arts High School in 2014, it has been her goal to make dancing into a career. She has worked with Michelle Dorrance in a restaging of Sound Space and has also taught at the School for Contemporary Dance and Thought, located in Northampton Massachusetts. MaijaLisa lives in Los Angeles, and is currently working for SIZA Dance Company and Psychopomp Dance Theater.

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Kaycee Janino

Kaycee Jannino grew up in a small town just north of Boston, Massachusetts where she trained primarily in Ballet, Jazz, Musical Theatre, Lyrical, and Hip Hop. Before starting her college career, Kaycee became a certified instructor by the Dance Teacher’s Club of Boston and the American Society. After studying Exercise Science and Dance at Jacksonville University, Kaycee transferred to Santa Barbara City College which is where she found her passion for Modern and Contemporary dance. While in Santa Barbara, she performed with Weslie Ching Dance, Nebula Dance Lab, and SBCC Dance Company. Kaycee is currently dancing with SBCC Dance Company under the direction of Tracy R. Kofford, Sean Greene’s Shield Wall Dance Company, as well as FUSE Dance Company and Psychopomp Dance Theater.

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Andrew Corpuz

Andrew Corpuz grew up in Ukiah California and did not begin training in movement until 2009 where he was first exposed to Capoeria and Musical Theater. In 2013 Andrew attended CSU Fullerton and made the decision to pursue a degree in Dance. While at CSUF he had the opportunity to train with Collin Conner and perform Conner’s piece August at ACDA, the Kennedy Center in D.C and in 2016, Jacob’s Pillow. Upon graduation in 2016 Andrew was offered a position as a performer and teacher on The Diavolo Institute. Through working with Diavolo Dance Theater Andrew has most recently had the opportunity to perform with them on America’s Got Talent 2017 and is currently working on “The Veteran’s Project: A Long Journey Home”. He joined Psychopomp Dance Theater in June of 2017.

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Emily Krause

Emily Krause, a native of the Pacific Northwest, began training as a gymnast at the age of three. Her acrobatic training remains a large influence in her artistic approach to movement. In addition to gymnastics training, Emily attended Vancouver School of Arts and Academics in Vancouver, WA. There she learned how important arts and academic education integration is. To further her interest in professional dance she pursued an apprenticeship position with A-WOL Dance Collective, an aerial dance company in Portland, OR where she performed in various productions with the company such as their annual outdoor performance Art in the Dark. Emily received her BFA (2017) in Dance Performance and Choreography from California Institute of the Arts. During her undergrad studies she was lucky enough to be an exchange student at London Contemporary Dance School in London, UK. Currently, Emily holds the position of teaching artist with the DIAVOLO Institute.