Hailing from Western Massachusetts, MaijaLisa Miltz has been training in several styles of dance since a young age. Her formative years were based in tap, jazz, and ballet, then moved into modern and composition during her time at Pioneer Valley Performing Arts High School. MaijaLisa has performed works such as SoundSpace by Michelle Dorrance, Continuous Replay by Bill T. Jones, Gold Dust by Teddy Forance, and more, and has presented her own work at the historic Academy of Music in Northampton, MA. After making the move to LA in 2016, MaijaLisa currently dances for Psychopomp Dance Theater and SiZa Dance Company, teaches for Conga Kids LA, and is a student of Kinesiology with an emphasis on Physical Therapy.
Kaycee was born and raised in North Reading, Massachusetts where she trained in a variety of styles for many years. After high school, she continued education at Jacksonville University where she studied Exercise Science and Dance. Now pursuing her dance career in Los Angeles, Kaycee is currently working with Psychopomp Dance Theatre as well as a variety of freelance projects. While living in California, Kaycee is grateful to have also worked with FUSE Dance Company Inc., Sean Greene’s Shield Wall, Palm Dance Collective, SBCC Dance Co., Weslie Ching Dance, and Nebula Dance Lab. Her involvement and interest in freelance projects include; choreographing and performing in music videos, participating and directing miscellaneous photoshoots, and her greatest passion, Underwater modeling and film.
Annelise Bucher grew up in Vancouver Canada, where she started dancing at age 6. She has trained in RAD ballet, modern, jazz and contemporary. She studied at the Boston Conservatory, where she received her BFA in contemporary dance performance and her teaching certification for RAD ballet. At the Boston Conservatory, Annelise performed works by Danny Buraczeski, MADBOOTS Dance, Francesca Harper, Claudia Lavista and Omar Carrum. She has also performed in many collaborative projects with musicians and artists in Boston, at the Berklee Performance Center and the Institute of Contemporary Art. Upon moving to LA, Annelise started dancing for the DIAVOLO Institute and Psychopomp Dance Theater. Outside of performing, she also loves to teach both children and adults.
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.
Abraham Meisel, born and raised in Princeton, New Jersey fell in love with dance playing Dance Dance Revolution in a friend’s basement. After years of party tricks at weddings and Bar Mitzvahs, he began formal training at the Lawrenceville School and later at both Rutgers University and the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Currently a member of Diavolo Architecture in Motion, Abe enjoys rock climbing, parkour and figuring out ways the make the biggest mess possible.
Rehearsal Director: 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.