Julia Neto recently graduated summa cum laude from Hofstra University, where she received a B.A. in Dance, with a minor in General Business. She has trained extensively in modern, ballet, jazz, contemporary, and acrobatics. At Hofstra, Neto had the privilege to perform the works of Robin Becker, Karla Wolfangle, Amy Marshall, and Colin Stillwell, among others. While at Hofstra, she choreographed and produced an evening length performance of her own works. Neto’s recent performance credits include a workshop of Squaregame with the Merce Cunningham Trust, and the work of Bryan Strimpel through the Amalgamate Dance Guest Artist Series at City Center Studios. She was also chosen for the opportunity to perform a large scale site specific work choreographed by Mark Dendy, for the prestigious Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival. Neto has had the pleasure of performing the work of both Anna Troester and Alexis Robbins in venues across New York City. When not dancing, Neto is an instructor and private trainer for dance-based fitness method Body Conceptions by Mahri.
Ginny Mottla graduated with a B.A. in Dance and a minor in Psychology from Hofstra University. While there, she had the privilege to perform in works by David Parker, Karla Wolfangle, and Claire Porter, among others. Mottla is also a cofounder of the Hofstra tap dance club, RHYTHMiX, which has continued running since her graduation. Mottla has most recently been performing with Alexis Robbins and kamrDANCE at festivals like Never Before, Never Again at Triskelion, Six Degrees Showcase at the Actors Fund Arts Center, and the New York Jazz Choreography Project at Peridance. Mottla is also passionate about dance therapy, and has interned and volunteered with both Pam Quinn’s PD Movement Lab and Mark Morris Dance Group/Brooklyn Parkinson Group’s Dance for PD programs, where she assisted dance and movement classes for people facing the challenges of Parkinson’s Disease. When not dancing, Mottla enjoys her position as a sales associate and pointe shoe fitter at Freed of London, USA.
Briana Giordano, a Philadelphia native, holds a B.A. in Dance with minors in engineering and math from Hofstra University where she was a member of the university’s Honors College. While at Hofstra, she studied under Rachel List, Robin Becker, Karla Wolfangle, Heather Waldon, Colin Stilwell, and Ellie Kusner among others and she had the pleasure of performing in works by guest artists David Parker, Doug Varone, Maxine Steinman, Catherine Turocy, Bebe Miller, Amy Marshall, and Jason Melms. In 2014, she was honored to be the recipient of the university's prestigious Lance Westergard Dance Alumni Scholarship and in 2015 the recipient of the Martin and Toni Sosnoff Award for Outstanding Senior Dance Student. She has studied with Doug Varone and Dancers and with the Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company and is working towards a 600+ hour Pilates certification. She is a proud international teacher with MindLeaps where she uses dance to promote and further the growth of street children in post-conflict countries around the globe. Most recently, Giordano has had the privilege of dancing in works by Martha Lavery (Vector Dance), Mary-Kate O’Toole, Yuko Takemra, and Alexis Robbins’ kamrDANCE.
Sarah Robbins is a Rhode Island native who primarily performs a capella, singing alternative melodies and some Broadway tunes. She is currently an undergraduate student in Hofstra University's Honors College, and is singing with the Hofstra University Mixed Choir. She began vocal training with Eden Casteel in 2012. A year later she joined the Chorus of Westerly, the only large scale professional choir with singers of all ages with an emphasis on musical education in the United States. Achievements include: performing with Rhode Island's Allstate Choir for four years, and ranking first in the state of Rhode Island in Allstate rankings in 2011.
Alice graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Emory University where she studied biology and dance. While at Emory, she was awarded full funding to study at the American Dance Festival and multiple dance intensives in New York. She has performed in works by Danté Brown, Yossi Berg and Oded Graf, Gregory Catellier, George Staib and Sarah Hillmer. Her own work has been presented at the American College Dance Festival, Bates Dance Festival, the Modern Atlanta Dance Festival, and the University of St Andrews in Scotland.
Since moving to New York, Alice has had the pleasure of working with kamrDANCE, while continuing to make and show her own work at various venues including Center for Performance Research. She enjoys the exploration and curiosity inherent to the process of making new work and loves sharing dance through performance. When not dancing, Alice works as a tutor in subjects ranging from Spanish to physics!