Greta Campo Dancer began her dance training in her native Milan at the Carcano Theater, where she was first introduced to Martha Graham's work. At age 19, she began the Professional Training Program at the Martha Graham School in NYC and, after a couple of months, she joined Graham II, performing in ensemble and solo roles. She recently performed with the Martha Graham Dance Company in their 2012 New York Season and has also been traveling nationally and internationally with them. She completed the Teacher Training Program at the School. Greta has performed choreography by Pascal Rioult, Larry Keiwin, among others and has worked with renowned choreographers, such as Eryc Taylor and Nejla Yatkin. This is her first season with the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company.Ekaterina Chernikhova Dancer began her dance studies in her home city of
Kacey Hauk Dancer, from River Falls, Wisconsin, trained in various dance forms at Larking Dance Studio and Classical Ballet Academy in the Twin Cities in Minnesota. She graduated high school at the St. Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists where she also studied dance. In 2008, Kacey was awarded a Silver Level Finalist in Choreography by NFAA's YoungARTS program in Miami, Florida. She has performed her work at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, where she was named a 2008 Presidential Scholar in the Arts. In 2009 she was featured in Simon & Goodman's documentary television series "MASTERCLASS" on HBO as a choreographer under the direction of Bill T. Jones. In May 2012 she graduated with a BFA in dance from The Juilliard School in New York City where she has performed works by Jerome Robbins, Mark Morris, Alexander Ekman, Lar Lubovitch and Nacho Duato. Kacey is joining the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company for her first season.
Eun Kyung Hong Dancer, from Seoul, South Korea, graduated from Dong-Duk Women's University with a degree in Ballet from the prestigious Performing Arts School. While majoring in Ballet, she also honed her skills in Modern Dance, traditional Korean Dance, Contemporary Jazz, and Lyrical. In 2002 she joined the POZ Dance Theater Company in Seoul as a featured dancer with major tours to Japan, Italy and London. She moved to New York in 2008 to continue refining her craft as a student of the Peridance International Student Program. her performances here have included Nina Buisson Move's Passage and Yuri Yoshida's Holiday Recital. This is her first season with the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company.
Sabrina Jaafar Dancer graduated Cum Laude from the Alvin Ailey/Fordham University BFA program in Dance. She has worked with Buglisi Dance Theater, Yaa Samar! Dance Theater, Hope Boykin Dance, The Dance Now Ensemble!, Broward Ballet, apprenticed with Pascal Rioult Dance Theater and had the honor of dancing Memoria with The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at NY City Center in 2005. Sabrina has performed a wide range of works by choreographers such as Alvin Ailey, Paul Taylor, Ohad Naharin, Doug Varone, Ronald K. Brown, Tim Rushton, Elisa Monte and Sidra Bell. Along with performing, teaching is one of her passions, having taught for schools such as Alvin Ailey, The Friends Seminary School, Hellenic Classical Charter School and has been on staff at The Joffrey Ballet School since 2009. Sabrina is thrilled to be joining the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company for her first season.
Jung Hm Jo Dancer, from Dae Gu, Korea, studied modern, ballet, and Korean traditional dance. He earned a BA in Dance from SeJong University. He then performed with Tatmaroo Dance Company and with choreographers in Korea, Japan, and Singapore, including Chung-Ja Choi, Hae-Jeon Hong, Na-Young Kim and Young-Chan Lee. Since his arrival in New York City in 2006, he has danced in Chang-Yong Sung's Moment and in a gala performance at the White Wave Dance Theater and has also appeared at La MaMa. He danced with the Sharon Wong Dance Company in Louisiana and, in Montreal, performed in La ou je vis by Daniele Desnoyers. Mr. Jo was assistant choreographer to Chang-Yong Sung on Requiem, performed by the Alvin Ailey Second Company at the Joyce Theater. Previously, he danced for Colman Lemieux & Compagnie. This is Mr. Jo's fourth season with the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company.
Daniel Johnson Dancer began his dance studies at a young age in his hometown of St. Petersburg, Florida, where he attended the Academy of Ballet Arts under the tutelage of Ms. Suzanne Pomerantzeff. He went on to study ballet from Peter Stark in Tampa, Florida, at the Patel Conservatory. Daniel attended Summer Intensives on scholarships at American Ballet Theater, Orlando Ballet, Miami City Ballet, Nashville Ballet, The Rock School and with Lines Ballet. He competed in the Youth America Grand Prix in NYC after achieving 1st and 2nd places at the YAGP regional competitions. Daniel graduated in 2012 from The Boston Conservatory with a BFA in Dance. He has performed the title role in José Limón's The Moor's Pavane, pieces from Alwin Nikolais (Merlin of Multimedia), Anna Sokolow (Diaries of Franz Kafka), David Lichine (Graduation Ball), Paul Taylor (Cloven Kingdom), José Limón (Winged) as Pegasus and multiple soloist roles in George Balenchine's Nutcracker. Daniel is excited to join the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company for his first season.
Yoosik Kim Dancer is from Seoul, South Korea. He holds a BA in Dance from Seo-Kyeong University and a MFA in Dance Performance from Korea National University of Arts. He was the finalist for the fourth Seoul International Dance Competition. In Seoul, as a perfromer, he has danced with Pilla Moving Company, Dance Theater-ON, Labroratory Dance Project and SEO Ballet Theatre. In New York, he has danced with AKADA, Goyou Ballet Company, REVERBdance and is currently dancing with Dzul Dance. This is his first season with Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company.
Shi Ying Dancer, from Beijing, China, received her Bachelor's Degree in Chinese Dance from the Beijing Dance Academy and her Master's Degree from the School of Arts at Peking University. Her extensive experience teaching Chinese Classical Dance includes the Ailian Chan Dance School (Beijing), the School of Continued Education of the Beijing Dance Academy and the Tsinghua University Dance Troupe. As a young dancer, she was a member of the Nanchang Song & Dance Troupe in the Jiangxi Province.
Yao Zhong Zhang Dancer
came from Shanghai, China, where he graduated from the Shanghai Kuan
Opera School with a major in the male warrior role. Mr. Zhang performed
with the Shanghai Kuan Opera Theater for ten years before moving to New
York, where he also performs with the Tong-Ching Chinese Opera Company.
He has been a member of the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company since 2000.
Min Zhou Dancer graduated from the dance department at the Hubei Arts Academy. She later joined the Hubei Province Song and Dance Troupe and became a renowned principal performer. Ms. Zhou, an elected member of the Chinese Dancers' Association, has a wide repertoire that ranges from exquisite Chinese classical dances to gracious and playful folk dances. While in China, she joined several performing arts groups and toured to Switzerland, Japan, Canada, and France. In New York, she danced with the Chinese Cultural Center. She has been a member of the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company since 2004.