Chun Jou Tsai

A native of Taiwan, with extensive knowledge of dance performance, choreography, education, and acting.  Her prolific career includes touring internationally with the Lan Yang Dance Company, commercial work as lead actress/dancer in music videos, and performing with the Pascal Rioult Dance Company during their summer intensives.  She has received numerous awards for her choreography and performance since 2005 as well as funding to attend the prestigious American Dance Festival and Vienna International Dance Festival (ImPulsTanz).  Dream accepted a full scholarship in 2010 to attend the Case Western Reserve University MFA in Contemporary Dance program where she continued to receive accolades for her work.  After coming to Boston in 2013, she joined Urbanity Dance and Luminarium Dance, LCTC Lorraine Chapman Dance and Penumbra:Movement with performances at the Boston University Dance Theatre, Dance Complex, Green Street Studios, and Boston Contemporary Dance Festival.  In 2015, Dream Project was invited to perform in NYC SPARKS Dance festival, YOUR MOVE Dance Festival in NJ and Dancing in Streets by Somerville Arts council, etc.  Dream passes on her deep knowledge and love of dance to her students each day at the Chinese Folk Art Dance Workshop, Bright Pearl Dance Academy, Gia Yung Dance Company, Melody Dance, Winchester Dance Group and Lexington Chinese Dance group.

Choreographer | Dancer

Jasmine Teng

The buzz of supportive excitement was palpable, met with a tinge of tender humor watching third-grade performer Jasmine Teng shakily hold a series of intricate poses pre-show. Teng, an award-winning artist in her own right, is an impressive performer at her young age. When the performance began with a distanced duet between Tsai and Teng, the two moved seamlessly with adept precision and elastic flexibility. Serving at times as a glimpse into Tsai's past, and at others perhaps her inner child, the duet set the scene for the show, and turned our focus to Tsai as its pivotal character.

Guest Dancer

Hsia-Hua Liang

Originally from Taiwan. After graduating from Tsoying Senior High School in 2010, she came to the United States to study in Miami, FL where she earned a BFA degree in Dance from New World School of the Arts. At NWSA, she worked with choreographers such as Josee Garant, Arnold Quintaine, Kyle Abraham, and Brigid Baker as well as performing Robert Battle's "Rush hour”. Hsia-Hua received an invitation and joined the Golden Key International Honor Society in 2013. She has presented her work at A Futurist Evening during Art Basel Miami 2013, and has performed with Dream project, Kinesis project and WHOLEPROJECT. She is currently a company member of CoreDance Contemporary.

Dancer

Brian Mirage

Born in Providence RI, Brian Washburn is somewhat new to the city of Boston. Inspired by the moves of Michael Jackson & introduced to classical dance by the Urban Nutcracker at a young age, this choreographer & dancer knew he wanted to pursue dance. 

Moving to Charlotte, NC, he enrolled in Northwest School of Arts as a dance major all for the remainder of his high school years. From there,  he returned to New England so he could be a teaching apprentice at Tony Williams Dance Center, eventually taking on roles, such as, Rat King, Russian male lead, Soldier Doll, and even Mini Meyer, a role usually performed by Tony award winning dancer, Yo-el Cassell.

Dancer

Kara Foote

Kara Foote, born and raised in Rome, NY, began her studies in dance at age 7 at the John Hayes O'neill Studio of Dance. Throughout her time with JHO Dance, she studied intensive ballet/pointe technique and contemporary under the direction of Canan and Stephen Jackson, Matthew Pitcher, and Nicole Cotton-Shantel. Kara decided to further her education and artistic development at SUNY The College at Brockport for her undergraduate degree. During her time at Brockport, she was able to investigate modern dance technique for the first time, as well as continue to strengthen her ballet training. Under the direction of faculty such as Bill Evans, Mariah Maloney, Vanessa VanWormer, Karl Rogers, and Stephanie Oakes, she received her BFA in Dance in the Spring of 2014. Kara has spent the last year and a half performing with Boston based company Urbanity Dance, as well as teaching for their Trainee program. In addition to performing with Urbanity, she has also worked with companies including Turning Key Dance, Syracuse City Ballet, Mariah Maloney Dance, and Vanessa VanWormer Dance.

Dancer

Jorge Delgado

From northern Massachusetts Lawrence. He has been dancing for approximately 8 years. Throughout his journey he has had the privilege of working with amazing choreographers such as Sonia Tahey, Andy Noble, Pilobolus, and Jacki Norwiki. As of now Jorge is a part of Urbanity Dance. 

Dancer

Nikki Girroir

Nikki Girroir is a professional modern dancer in Boston having performed with Intimations Dance Company, Echo Contemporary Dance Company and Luminarium Dance Company. Nikki is a graduate from The University of the Arts with her BFA in Modern Dance Performance. Within her four years of intense dance study, Nikki studied modern techniques including Horton, Graham, Release Technique and Improvisation. She also studied Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip-hop, Pilates, Yoga and Singing. Learning has continued for her at various intensives including Bates Dance Festival and Movement Research; MELT. Nikki has worked with many artists including company members from Shen Wei Dance Company, Parsons Dance Company, Doug Varone and Dancers, Philadanco Dance Company and many more. Through out her journey in high school, she performed at events, benefits and professionally such as the Dancers for Aids benefit at New York City’s Joyce Theater. Nikki was also a member of the USA World Tap Team and winner of the World Cup at the World Tap Championships in Germany. Nikki most recently has been trained and certified in Acro by the Acrobaic Arts Professional Curriculum. 

Dancer

Jacob Regan

Jacob Regan is from Charlotte, North Carolina and graduated from East Coast Carolina University, majoring in dance and minoring in philosophy. Regan now lives in Boston and has been dancing with Urbanity since January 2015. He worked with Urbanity in the summer of 2014 and really enjoyed his experience. Because of this great satisfaction with the company, he auditioned and was chosen to come back and join Urbanity. Regan started dancing formally when he was sixteen but has been exploring movement for the majority of life through martial arts and sports. Regan found his love and passion for dance when he took his first modern class, he said, “I knew that it was going to be a major part of my life.” After discovering the worlds of post-modern movement, improvisation, and choreography; his world has completely changed.

Dancer

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