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JOHAN RIVERA MENDEZ (BHdos Artistic Associate/Rehearsal Director) was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He began his dance training at School for the Performing Arts, PR under the direction of Waldo Gonzalez. Johan graduated with his BFA from New World School of the Arts in 2013. While there, he had the opportunity to perform works of Robert Battle, Darshan Singh Bhuller, Peter London, Merce Cunningham, Michael Uthoff and Kyle Abraham as well as simultaneously working with local dance companies in Miami, Florida. Johan holds an MA in Executive Leadership from Liberty University.




 

MELISSA ANDUIZA (Community Programs Manager) Melissa is a native of Miami, Florida. Developing a concentration in the art of dance as a young girl; she attended the prestigious New World School of the Arts for Dance and studied with Marielena Mencia and Yanis Pikieris, artistic directors of the Miami Youth Ballet. In 2010, she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Dance from the University of South Florida where dance masters, Michael Foley, Paula Nunez, Sandra Robinson, Jeanne Travers and Gretchen Warren closely mentored her. As an emerging choreographer, Melissa was invited by the American College Dance Festival Association (ACDFA) to perform “Stained Glass”, an original piece that she both choreographed and danced for the National Gala at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.    ...READ MORE...

 
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KATHRYN KELLEY (Community Engagement Coordinator) Kathryn Kelley was born in Massachusetts where she received her early dance training at her mother’s school, the Diane Kelley Dance Studio. She went on to graduate from the Walnut Hill School for the Arts where she studied under the direction of Michael Owen of the American Ballet Theater. While attending Walnut Hill Kathryn volunteered at a nearby elementary school, and this is when she first developed a deep appreciation for arts education outreach.  ...READ MORE...

 
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NINA SUNDERLAND (Education Production Coordinator) Nina is a recent graduate from Elon University, where she completed a BFA in Dance Performance and Choreography as well as a BS in Exercise Science.  Her two degrees furthered her fascination with the human body, specifically how its anatomy, movement, and physical limitations influence dance and artistic expression.  While in school, she had the opportunity to study dance photography and dance film in Los Angeles for three months.  Upon graduation, Nina was eager to begin her career in the arts.  Her passion lies in arts education, in order to provide youth with creative, cultural, and transformative opportunities.  Nina is thrilled to be working with Ballet Hispanico in its efforts to support dance education in the community.  

 


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