Hattie Mae Williams
Hattie Mae Williams, a Miami native and New World School of the Arts and YoungArts alumni, graduated from the Alvin Ailey/ Fordham BFA program, 2003 in New York City. Director of Interdisciplinary dance company Hattie Mae Williams-The Tattooed Ballerinas LLC, whose roots are in site specific dance; has infused Film, Music, History, the Visual Arts and literature into their repertory. Performing and touring in sites such as laundromats, supermarkets, cemeteries, parks, tennis courts, subways and art galleries Williams is pushing the boundaries of perception and community involvement in performance and process. Her work has traveled nationally and internationally to Holland, Italy London, Los Angeles, New York and Miami. Williams, has choreographed works for artists such as playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney (workshop),Young DanceMakers Company (program Assistant), feature film “You, Me and the Circus’ (produced by Ty Hodges & Omar Epps), Actors Theater of Louisville (Movement Director) and dances on Emmy Award winning cartoon series The Backyardigans and Bubble Guppies. Some of the wonderful artists she has been blessed to for with are Francesca Haper Project, The Kevin Wynn Collection, Joanna Mendl Shaw “Equus” Dancing with Horses, Milton Myers, Sean Curran and Under the Spell productions. Williams is a recent recipient of the Knights Arts Challenge 2013 rs k City. Spell productions. Williams is a recent recipient of the Knights Arts Challenge 2013
Nicole Falloon is orginally from Kingston, Jamaica. She received her first formal dance training from the New World School of the Arts in Miami,Florida. She is also a graduate of SUNY Purchase College. Nicole has been truly blessed to have worked with The Kevin Wynn Collections, Abraham In Motion, Steele Dance,Tattooed Ballerinas, Reggie Wilson's Fist and Heel performance group,Karen Love, Mark Drahozal, Lula Washington, and the Sudden Enlightment Theater.
Keisa Parrish began her dance training in Los Angeles with Paul and Arlene Kennedy of Universal Dance Designs where she performed with the likes of Michael Jackson and Cece Winans. She then moved on to study with Cyd Glover-Hill, of Hawthorne Dance Academy/Art in Motion, who choreographed the solo that won her the title Miss Hal Jackson Talented Teen International California State Queen 1995. Keisa attended the LA County High School of the Arts, where she was mentored by Karon Brown Lehman, and performed, with a leading role in Debbie Allen's "Pepito Story." While earning a BFA degree from Fordham University’s joint program with The Ailey® School, and performing at The Ailey School’s Spring Gala work choreographed by Ronald K. Brown,she became a Radio City Rockette. During Keisa's four season's with the Radio City Rockettes, she performed in the Christmas Spectacular, did a print ad for Bloomingdale's and performed and made special appearances all over the tri-state area. Since residing in New York she has had the honor of performing with Genesis Dance Company, Laverne Reed Productions, Tattooed Ballerinas, Jette Dance and more. Keisa has been teaching and choreographing for the past 12 years at various schools and organizations and is now the proud parent of Aden Parrish, her 6 year old inspiration.
Sarah Holmes has been dancing in NYC for ten years and recently founded the company SHBA Danceworks. She has shown her work at The 92nd Street Y, Dancespace, Merce Cunningham Studios, Dance New Amsterdam, Galapagos Art Space, and Triskelion Arts. She also has had the opportunity to work with choreographers such as Nina Buisson, Jana Hicks, and Kathleen Hermesdorf, and Hattie Mae Williams. Her influences also include, Nature, Yoga, Pilates (she teaches Pilates in Brooklyn).
Nina Hudson is a graduate of Purchase College's Dance Conservatory. She began her training at a local studio in Maryland, then attended The Ailey School in New York. She has danced in the ensemble of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular in New York for two seasons as well as performing in Gotham Arts Exchange "APAP" and at Symphony Space, NYC. Nina has performed works by Bill T. Jones, Kevin Wynn, Sydney Skybetter, and Bella Lewitsky, to name a few. She currently resides in Brooklyn but hopes to one day travel and dance throughout Europe.
Carissa graduated from Montclair State University with a BFA in Dance. She has performed in works by Peter Pucci, Robert Benford, Sara Hook, and has studied under Maxine Steinman, JoAnna Mendl Shaw, and Isabel Gotzkowsky. She was the rehearsal director for EDP Dance Project, and most recently her choreography has been shown at Greenspace's Fertile Ground, The Outlet Dance Project, and Silk City Arts Festival.
She has also performed with Bermuda Civic Ballet and Bermuda Dance Company.