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Céline D’Hont (Dancer) Céline D’Hont was born in Sint-Niklaas, Belgium.  She graduated from the Rotterdam Dance Academy in 2010. While living in the Netherlands she worked for Dansgroep Amsterdam under Itzik Galili and Krisztina De Chatel’s direction. Céline won the International Solo-Tanz-Theater Festival in Stuttgart in 2006 with a choreography of Amos Ben Tal, and got to perform more of his work with The Nederland Dans Theater. In 2010, Céline moved to New York to train as a scholarship student at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. After her studies, she worked with the Francesca Harper Project and performed at the opening Gala of Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet. Céline moved to Chicago in September 2012 to work with Luna Negra Dance Theater, and returned to New York City in December 2013 to continue her career.

 

Allysen_Hooks Allysen Hooks (Dancer) from Houston, Texas, graduated from The Juilliard School in 2010. She was a founding member of Dance Heginbotham under direction of John Heginbotham (2011-12). She has performed with Michelle Mola, Carlye Eckert, and Esmé Boyce. Hooks joined Gallim Dance in 2012, collaborating on the creation and performance of new work and setting repertory. She presented her own work at Tangente (Montreal).
 Credit-Ani-Collier-Dancer-Matthew-Perez Matthew Perez (Dancer) is a native of the Bronx, New York. He graduated from North Carolina School of the Arts as a high school student in 2009. Matthew later went on to receive a BFA from SUNY Purchase (2013), where he performed works by Pam Tanowitz, Lar Lubovitch, Twyla Tharp, Nicolo Fonte, and John Heginbotham. Matthew has also attended the Movement Invention Project (2011) and Springboard Danse Montreal (2011 & 2012).
daniel-staaf-credits-franziska-strauss Daniel Staaf (Dancer) was born in Stockholm, Sweden. He graduated from the Royal Swedish Ballet Schools contemporary department in 2009. After his graduation he joined the project Kamuyot a collaborative production between Batsheva Dance Company and Riksteatern and toured throughout Sweden. He has worked with Swedish based choreographer Örjan Andersson’s company Andersson dance. In the fall of 2011 he joined Bern:Ballett under Cathy Marston’s direction and had the opportunity to work with choreographers such as, Noa Zuk, Jyrki Karttunen, Andrea Miller, Johan Inger, Tabea Martin, Alexander Ekman and Medhi Walerski. In April 2013 he joined Andrea Miller’s Gallim Dance in New York, Brooklyn.
IMG_5422 Austin Tyson (Dancer) is originally from Portland, Oregon where he studied with the Jefferson Dancers and Northwest Dance Project. Austin continued his education at New York University – Tisch School of the Arts and the Salzberg Experimental Academy of Dance. During his time at NYU, Austin had the pleasure of performing works by Aszure Barton, Séan Curran, and Kate Weare. Whilst at NYU Austin also became a certified yoga instructor through the Mind Body Dancer® 200 Teacher Training with TaraMarie Perri. After University, Austin continued on to perform with MADboots Dance Co. and Company XIV, before becoming a member of Gallim Dance in 2013. 
 Georgia-Usborne-Credit-Franziska-Strauss Georgia Usborne (Dancer) completed her professional training at Central School of Ballet, touring with their graduate company Ballet Central. After graduating in 2010 with a first class BA (hons), she joined Bern Ballet under the direction of Cathy Marston, where she danced for three years simultaneously completing an MA in contemporary dance. Whilst in Bern Georgia worked with Andrea Miller for the first time, as well as creating with and dancing existing repertory from choreographers including Orjan Andersson, Alexander Ekman, Andonis Foniadakis, Johan Inger and Noa Zuk. In 2013 Georgia worked freelance with Cathy Marston and David Hughes Dance before moving to Brooklyn in April 2014 to join Gallim Dance.
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Paul Vickers (Dancer) is originally from outside of Chicago, Illinois, where he trained with Forum Dance Theatre. He received his B.A. in Dance and minor in Business Administration from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles and was awarded with the Outstanding Student Performer Award by the American College Dance Festival Association and Dance Magazine in 2012. Paul has worked with LEVYdance, MADBOOTS DANCE, Sidra Bell, and Korhan Basaran and currently dances with BARE Dance Company and ChrisMastersDance, in addition to Gallim Dance. www.prsvickers.com
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Gwyn Mackenzie (Dancer) is originally from Toronto, Canada where she received her training from the Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre. Gwyneth graduated with a BFA from SUNY Purchase in May 2014, and has performed work by choreographers such as Lar Lubovitch, Marie Chouinard, Johannes Wieland, and Ohad Naharin. She joined Gallim Dance as an apprentice in April 2014 and now continues as a company dancer.
Sebastian Abarbanell (Apprentice) is originally from Berlin, Germany. In 2012 he moved to London to study at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, where he graduated in 2015 with a first class BA (Hons). During his time in London, Sebastian got to perform works by Lizzi Kew-Ross, Charles Linehan and Wayne McGregor. He received the award for best solo by an emerging choreographer at the International SoloDuo Festival in Cologne, Germany for his solo ‘Tian’, which he also performed at 20MASDANZA International Contemporary Dance Festival of the Canary Islands and the Gdansk Dance Festival in Poland. Sebastian moved to New York in September 2015 to join Gallim Dance as an apprentice.

GALLIM STAFF

Katie Enna (Executive Director)

katie@gallimdance.com

Matthew Martine (Company Manager) graduated from Hofstra University in New York with a BA in Dance. Martine is currently member of the Theater Resources Unlimited Producer Development and Mentorship Program. Before joining Gallim, Martine was the Director of Operations at Steps on Broadway where he was responsible for managing the Work/Study Program, as well as maintaining the daily operational flow of one of the largest dance training facilities in the world. Immediately after graduating college, Martine served as an Artist Services Intern for the 80th Anniversary Season at Jacob’s Pillow, which provided a wealth of experience and knowledge about the industry. Matthew has a strong passion for educational outreach and the development of emerging choreographers, and is excited to share that with Gallim.

matthew@gallimdance.com

Nicole Zee (Development and Marketing Associate) completed her MA in Dance Studies from the University of Roehampton and BA in Dance and English from Franklin and Marshall College. Nicole is passionate about non-profit arts administration, and interned at the Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall before joining Gallim.

nicole@gallimdance.com

 

INTERNSHIPS

Gallim Dance is always seeking interns to support its artistic and administrative activities. For more information about internship roles and details on how to apply, please visit the Jobs and Internships page.