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Dancers

Allie Kronick
Moreland Hills, Ohio
She graduated magna cum laude from Point Park University with a dual BA in Jazz and Modern Dance Performance. She was a four year company member with Houston MET Dance, performing works by renowned choreographers including Peter Chu, Kate Skarpetowska, Larry Keigwin, and Lauren Edson, to name a few. Since relocating to New York she has worked with Omar Roman De Jesus, Joe Celej, The Next Stage Project, AnA Collaborations, and Ariel Rivka Dance.
Grace Whitworth
Eastlake, Ohio
She grew up dancing at the Fine Arts Association in Willoughby. The Fine Arts awarded her with an "Outstanding Senior" Award. She attended Point Park University and earned the "Nicole Marie Falbo Memorial Scholarship" with BA in Dance. Then she moved to Chicago and danced on scholarship at Lou Conte Dance Studio. She performed with Winifred Haun and Dancers, Jaxon Movement Arts and Thodos Dance Chicago. Grace currently dances for Yin Yue Dance Company and LaneCoArts.
Alex Tenreiro Theis
Elizabeth, Colorado
She holds a BFA in Dance from NYU. She has trained with Rashaun Mitchell, Nancy Stark Smith, Donna Mejia, Nicole Wolcott, and Chris Aiken, among others. Alex is a classically trained singer with experience in jazz, classical and musical theater styles. She has performed internationally in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, as well as in New York, Colorado, and Utah. She's worked with Cameron Mckinney|Kizuna Dance, ROVACO Dance Company, Angie Moon Dance Theatre, Asia Duo Dance Company.
Lissa Smith
Miami, Florida
She attended The Boston Conservatory with the Dance Conservatory Scholarship and Jan Veen Dance Scholarship. She danced with Hubbard Street 2, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. She won the prestigious “Arts For Life!” dance scholarship, presented by Former First Lady Columba Bush. She was awarded the Young Professional Award from the Martha Hill Dance Foundation and The School at Jacob’s Pillow. She's with Caterina Rago, and Yin Yue Dance Company
Margaret Jones
Raleigh, NC
She grew up training in ballet, jazz, contemporary, and hip hop. Her passion for movement led her to attend The University of North Carolina School of the Arts where she received her BFA in Contemporary Dance in 2015. Since moving to NYC she has performed for Gaspard & Dancers, Monteleone Dance, BARE Dance co., Abarukas, among other independent projects. She’s excited to start this new journey with Abarukas!
Carley Marholin
Ellington, CT
She trained at Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts before receiving her BFA from Long Island University, Brooklyn. Then she joined Bradley Shelver Contemporary Dance Theater and Steps Repertory Ensemble. She performed works by Jae Man Joo, Lar Lubovich, Elisa Monte, and Twyla Tharp, among others. A former member of Graham 2, she performed as an apprentice with Martha Graham Dance Company. Carley currently works with ARIM Dance, Yu.S.Artistry, and Caterina Rago Dance Company.
Sean Nederlof
San Francisco, California
As a graduate of University of California Santa Barbara with a BFA in dance, Sean has had the privilege of studying under Christopher Pilafian, Nancy Colahan, and Alice Condodina, as well as many others. As a member of the university's student company, he has toured in Italy, performing works by Jose Limon, Donald McKayle, Jerry Pearson, and Peter Pucci. He has worked with various companies such as H.T. Chen and Dancers, J Chen Project.
Eric Gil
Miami Florida
Eric is a recipient of a full scholarship from Ballet Hispanico and the prestigious The Dizzy Feet Foundation Scholarship. He’s had the opportunity to work the renown ballroom company “Dance with Me” owned by Maks and Val Chmerkovskiy from “Dancing the with Stars” and Jamar Roberts who is principal dancer/ resident choreographer for Alvin Ailey Dance Company. Eric is also a studio owner of EMG DANCE STUDIOS in Norwood, NJ and is preparing his own future dance company.
Joseph Heitman
Hartford, CT
He is a graduate of the University of Hartford, Hartt Dance Division. Joseph graduated from the Hartt School Magna Cum Laude in 2017. At the Hartt School Joseph had the opportunity to work with renowned choreographers such as Gregory Dolbashian, Norbert de la Cruz III, Doug Varone, and Stephen Pier. Recently his movement was described as "Animalistic yet graceful" with the ability to highlight "intricate choreography with precision and abandon" (The Dance Enthusiast).
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Welcome to ABARUKAS

Open Class Schedule for Fall 2019 

Peridance: Thurs at 10am & Sun at 11:30am

Martha Graham School: Wed at 9:00am

Eric Gil

Miami Florida Eric is a recipient of a full scholarship from Ballet Hispanico and the prestigious The Dizzy Feet Foundation Scholarship. He’s had the opportunity to work the renown ballroom company “Dance with Me” owned by Maks and Val Chmerkovskiy from “Dancing the with Stars” and Jamar Roberts who is principal dancer/ resident choreographer for Alvin Ailey Dance Company. Eric is also a studio owner of EMG DANCE STUDIOS in Norwood, NJ and is preparing his own future dance company.