Described as having "a brilliant mind...people want to see more" (The Dance Enthusiast), Bryn Cohn founded and assumed the position of artistic director of Bryn Cohn + Artists in 2011. The company has presented their work in premiere venues including Danspace Project, Gibney Dance, Rutgers University, 14th Street Y, Ailey Citigroup Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Symphony Space, Judson Memorial Church, 92nd Street Y, The Martha Graham Theater, Abrons Arts Center, Baruch Performing Arts Center and Manhattan Movement and Arts among others. BC + A has received awards from Kaatsbaan International Dance Center, The Alfred Z Solomon Charitable Trust, SILO Residency through DanceNOW, The Far Space Residency through The Field, and Inception to Exhibition.
She has been commissioned to create original works for Missouri Contemporary Ballet, Billy Bell’s Lunge Dance Collective (formerly of Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet), The Big Muddy Dance Company, Grand Valley State University, California State University, Fullerton, The Pushing Progress Contemporary Training Program, the fashion designer Betsey Johnson on a site-specific installation, The Youth America Grand Prix and Bayonne High School. Cohn is on faculty at Peridance Capezio Center and for the Pushing Progress Contemporary Training Program where she teaches composition, improvisation and contemporary techniques. She formerly directed the modern department at Greenwich Ballet Academy.
As a sought after educator and lecturer, Cohn has participated in educational engagements at Gibney Dance (NY), California Institute of the Arts (CA), Loyola Marymount University (CA), Temple University (PA), Shenandoah University (VA), Velocity Dance Center (WA), California State University, Fullerton (CA), Broadway Dance Center (NY), Stockton University (NJ), California State University, Los Angeles (CA), 10 Hairy Legs (NY) and for the Michael Susten Dance Company (NYC). Through competing in her work at Youth America Grand Prix, Cohn’s students from Greenwich Ballet Academy have been accepted to train on scholarship at the following programs: The Royal Ballet School, Ellison Ballet, The Bolshoi Academy and The Joffrey School. She received a full feature profile in the renowned Dance Teacher Magazine in July 2016.
Cohn has performed in works by Ohad Naharin, Alex Ketley, Colin Connor and Barak Marshall, and in self choreographed solos Leak and Au Revoir Love. She graduated with a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts from California Institute of the Arts in dance performance and composition.
Shelly Hutchinson is a choreographer, instructor, dancer, actress and producer in New York City. She has been a Contemporary and Musical Theater choreographer for “So You Think You Can Dance” Ukraine for the last four seasons, also on the creative teams and performed in operas such as Candide, Samson and Delilah, and Aida as associate choreographer and assistant director. Choreographer for adapted for stage version of Disney's High School Musical. TV appearances include MTV, CBS Morning Show, ABC, Saturday Night Live, Law & Order, Lipstick Jungle, Ugly Betty, Kings, HBO Miniseries “Mildred Pierce”, The Today Show, David Letterman, The Learning Channel, dancer for Wyclef Jean and in Lou Bega’s "Mambo #5". Performing credits include Radio City Music Hall, Warner Brothers Films, Disney, Off- Broadway and Regional Theatre, Broadway Bares, International Arts Festival in Italy, Care Wave Japan, National and European Tours including "Fame, the Musical", Bye Bye Birdie, Irene, and West Side Story, assistant choreographer for "Falco", a multi- media show in Vienna, Austria based on the late 80's pop star.
Currently choreographing for “Nix” as part of Planet Connections Theater Festival In New York City.
Her work has recently been seen at City Center, Symphony Space, Merce Cunningham, Manhattan Movement Arts Center, and Salvatore Capezio Theater. With 17 years of deep and diverse teaching experience with all levels and ages, she has taught at various studios in the US, Germany, Italy, Austria, Prague, Argentina, Japan, Costa Rica, Cirque Du Soleil, Broadway Dance Center, Steps on Broadway, Joffrey Ballet School, The Pulse, and Peridance in New York. Shelly continues to travel around the country for master classes, choreography, and private instruction.
She is on faculty at Broadway Dance Center and Peridance Capezio Center, and currently producing a series of concerts to benefit various national charities. She is the Director of UNCOVERED CHOREOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS, a series of intensives based in New York City to help young dancers find their identities as choreographers.
Born in Manila, Philippines and raised in Southern California, Mike Esperanza has established himself as a sought after teacher and choreographer. With a BFA in graphic design from California State University, Fullerton, Mike's approach to visual construction has influenced a unique movement orchestration on stage described as "captivating visuals of impeccable lines and shapes" Jessica Abejar, Broadway World. His works have been commissioned by prestigious college and university dance programs including Chapman University, Loyola Marymount University, UNLV, Cal State Long Beach, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Utah Valley University, Shenandoah University and Grand Valley State University to name a few. In 2005, Mike was awarded the "Dance: Creation for Performance" grant presented by Dance/USA and the Irvine Foundation. With this distinguished award, BARE Dance Company began. Mike has also been a finalist at the Palm Desert Dance Under the Stars Choreography Festival in 2006, 2008, 2009 and 2010 taking second place in 2009 and winning the paid engagement award in 2010. In 2011 BARE was part of the "Innerstate" roster presented by ODC Theater and funded by the Irvine Foundation. The program allowed the company to tour California and present the Lester Horton nominated show "Manhatttan". In 2014, Mike received the Steps Repertory Ensemble Commission award at the Reverb Dance Festival and became the recipient of the CUNY Dance Initiative grant creating a new for work, VENOMOUS, for LaGuardia Performing Arts Center. Mike Currently teaches at Peridance, Steps on Broadway and serves as a guest teacher at Broadway Dance Center.
Creative director, Producer, writer and Director/choreographer (currently for Madison Square Garden and The New York Knicks Entertainment) for over 75 large scale multi million dollar-plus private and corporate events, general sessions and summits, as well as many hit network and cable shows such as Dancing With The Stars (2011- 2013), America's Best Dance Crew (MTV), NBC's The Sing Off with Nicole Scherzinger, Natasha Bettingfield, Smokey Robinson, Ben Folds, The Academy Awards (ABC), MTV Awards, VMAs, Skating with the Stars (ABC), The Winter Olympics Torino and Vancouver (Artistic Director for the US Olympic Figure Skating and Ice Dancing teams), Summer Olympic Gymnastic post tour with Black Eyed Peas, Mad TV(FOX), SNL (NBC), NIKE commercials and live telecasts for huge sports and music stars, Political conventions such as Demo 2000 with Streisand @ The Shrine, Seth McFarland's Oscars, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductions, and multi million dollar corporate and private events such as the CES, (Las Vegas) (Compaq, Samsung and Apple), Nissan Brazil, NYC Fashion Week 2013, Mercedes Auto Show, Toyota Commercial Campaign 1997-2004 (various print and commercial direction) IBEW international summits (New Orleans, San Francisco, Cleveland), Reebok Int'l Summit 2013 (Phoenix) with Alicia Keyes, Oracle Open World with Lenny Kravitz, City wide NIKE Marathons, New York's Fashion week, Harry Winston, Nat'l Rock tour for Camel and Absolute, McDonald's corp production tour, world tours and/or music videos for Bette Midler, Liza Minelli, Garth Brooks, Brooks and Dunne, My Chemical Romance, Kings of Leon, Fuel, Puddle of Mudd, Sean Lennon, Ricky Martin. For 3 full seasons, JT served as Creative Director for NIKE West and NIKE Sportswear where he created, wrote and directed a new medium in entertainment: “Sports-Theatre/Live Web Cast”. Recently Choreographed for Taylor Swift, The Pulse Convention, China Dance TV show for Tencent, Capezio Award show “Gone” at Ailey Center for Melinda Sullivan, Superbowl entertainment for Bruno Mars at MSG, APAP “Reasonable Doubt” and Rocky Redux to be on tour next season nation wide. Performing Highlights are Grease, Broadway Company, The Who’s Tommy for Wayne Client ,International, La Cage Aux Folles, Natl Tour for Chet Walker, Sophisticated Ladies, Intl, White Christmas for Randy Skinner LA company, Fame, The Movie, Rent, The Movie, The Academy Awards, The MTV Movie Awards, VMAs, and a long list of TV shows, commercials and music videos.
Born and raised in New York City, Gregory made his professional stage debut at the age of eight with the Glimmerglass Opera Company. Soon after, he was cast in the Philip Glass/Robert Wilson world tour of Einstein on the Beach. Gregory received his dance training at the Alvin Ailey School on a fellowship scholarship and then graduated cum laude from SUNY Purchase dance conservatory where he studied composition with Kazuko Hirabayashi. Since then he has gone on to dance and choreograph with a variety of artists, performing with Patrick Corbin, Nelly van Bommel, Sylvain Emard, and the Chicago Ballet. He was resident choreographer for both Chicago Ballet’s spring season in 2008 and CorbinDances in 2007. He was selected as one of four emerging choreographers in the Springboard Montreal intensive run by Juilliard’s Alexandra Wells, where he created and premiered his first international work. Dolbashian is a recipient of The Bessie Shoenberg Residency at The Yard, winner of The Pretty Creatives Competition for Northwest Dance Project, and The Hubbard Street 2 International Choreographic Competition. He also placed second in Ballet Austin’s New American Talent competition, and has received commissions from Atlanta Ballet, TU Dance in Minnesota, CityDance Ensemble in D.C. and was the Resident Guest Artist at The Hartt School for the Spring 2013 semester under the direction of Stephen Pier. He has created school commissions at SUNY Purchase, University of Minnesota, and the Juilliard School. He debuted his own company, The DASH Ensemble, in December 2009 at JOYCE SoHo. The company has gone on to present works at the Skirball Center, DTW, The Gershwin Hotel, Riverside Theater, Summer Stage, and The JOYCE Theater. The DASH received the audience award at NYC’s DanceNOW challenge at Joe’s Pub in 2012. The DASH also premiered “DAYWALKING”, a film at New York’s Tribeca Cinemas in collaboration with fashion film director Charlie Wan and was a featured act in Dance at Bryant Park summer of 2014. The company also participated in ABT Principal Daniil Simkin’s INTENSIO, collaborating on a work with Gregory Dolbashian for members of ABT set to premiere at Jacob’s Pillow 2015. In addition to his choreography, Gregory, alongside Loni Landon, is the co-founder of The Playground, a choreographic initiative that was voted to Watch in 2013 by Dance Magazine.
Breton Tyner-Bryan is an American born dancer, choreographer, director, and photographer, as well as a highly sought after teacher. She is the creator of and currently performing in Breton Follies, an evening length cabaret production featured in Dance Magazine.
Breton is a commissioned Choreographic Artist in Residence at the Gallatin School of Individualized study NYU Fall 2016. Recently she choreographed the ballet section for the viral Hillary Flash Mob campaigns in NYC/North Carolina, and has directed and choreographed immersive instillations for The Foundry LIC and New York Fashion Week. Film/Television credits include The Knick (Cinemax) Steven Soderbergh, Studio City (VICE Media) Meredith Danluck, Manhattan Love Story (ABC) Celia Rowlson-Hall, TEST (Feature Film) Chris Mason Johnson, Stories from the Microchasm and PICO John Sanborn, along with a variety of independently produced short dance films. Breton has worked with Lorin Lattaro on Waitress(Broadway), the Public Theater’s Odyssey and Twelfth Night for Shakespeare in the Park, and Encore’s God Bless you, Mr. Rosewater. Theater credits include Dorothy Parker, How to Drink like a Lady Hattie Mae Williams, Greta in her own production of Un Tanguito Cualquiera. and numerous roles she has choreographed/performed in for McKittrick Follies of Sleep No More. Concert Dance credits include works by Marius Petipa, Kirk Peterson, Alonzo King, Robert Moses, Pontus Liedberg, Norbert De La Cruz III, Francesca Harper, Kathryn Luckstone, Enzo Celli, many dance theater companies, Hartford Ballet, and Utah Ballet. She holds a BFA in Ballet Performance from the University of Utah and received her training at the School of the Hartford Ballet. By invitation she has studied with Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, Australian Dance Theatre and Sydney Dance Company.
Breton is on faculty at New York University, Broadway Dance Center, Peridance, Sleep No More, Ballet Hispanico, Joffrey Ballet School, and Sidra Bell Dance. She has taught for The Place (London), Dance Base Scotland, San Francisco State University, ODC Dance, LINES Ballet, Mark Morris Dance Center, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Fall For Dance Festival, Columbia Ballet Collaborative, The Edge, and Google. Choreographic credits include Sonas Denim Commercial, Jewels in the Square presented by Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Brigham Young University, Award winning solo creations for Young Arts Miami, and Woodside Vaulters Equestrian international competitions. As a performer and choreographer her work has been featured in Pointe Magazine, Dance Informa Magazine, Broadway World, Oberon’s Grove, Huffington Post, and the New York Times.
As a photographer her work has been used by many dance companies appearing regularly inBroadwayworld.com, Headlands Center for Dance, San Francisco Chronicle, Bay Area Guardian, and San Jose Mercury News. Breton has exhibited her work at Dance Mission, Fivepoints Art House, the San Francisco Dance Film Festival, and as a featured artist at the Goethe Institute San Francisco. She is currently photographing for dance and theater in New York City.