Amanda Ruiz (dancer)
graduated from the University of Florida with her BFA in Dance and is an alum of Miami Dade College where dance found her. She has had the privilege of studying, working and dancing with a slew of artists such as Nita Little, Raja-Feather Kelley, Kathleen Hermesdorf, Pioneer Winter and many more. She has been influenced by so many minds, experiences, relationships and cultures, so everything she does is an accumulation of every one that has shaped her to date. She has choreographed her own works and collaborated in choreographing In the Heights the musical during her time studying at the university. Auditioning for Brazz Dance Theater has been an exciting shift in her life and she feels honored to be dancing with the company.
Bruno Jacques-Louis (dancer)
Originally from Miami , Bruno Jacques–Louis started his dance training at the age 19. He was fortunate enough to grow up in a family that encouraged the Arts, which aided him in the grand scheme of things .In his lifetime Bruno has taught, choreographed and directed for both dance and theater productions. Bruno is proud to be almini of The New World School of the Arts, Thomas Armour Youth Ballet, and the Young Contemporary Dance Theater. Company and Ensemble credits include the Area Stage Company, The Peter London Global Dance Theater, Dance to Life and the New World School of the Art Dance Ensemble. This is his first season with the Brazz Dance.
LUCIA RODRIGUEZ (dancer)
hails from Miami, FL and received her Bachelors in Fine Arts from Florida State University. Rodriguez has performed with many companies such as Urban Bush Women, Eva Dean Dance, Bil T. Jones, Paloma McGregor, Davalois Fearon, Eric Williams, and Vissi Dance Theatre. Rodriguez has also presented her own work under her company LVCID at the Queensboro Dance Festival, as well as the Dumbo Arts Festival in NYC. Upholding dancers natural and inherent way of moving is key to what LVCID stands for and what Lucia personally preaches. This is her first season with ASBD.
Reshma Anwar (dancer)
was born and raised in Leipzig, Germany. She graduated from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Hons.) in Dance and a minor in Music Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology in Music. At UArts she worked with various choreographers including Kim Bears-Bailey, Roni Koresh, Iquail Shaheed, Douglas Becker and Sidra Bell. During the Summer, she volunteered to teach dance in Jamaica and Haiti. Reshma also had the opportunity to participate in summer intensives, including the American Ballet Theater Collegiate Summer, Les Étés de la Danse in Paris, Keigwin&Company and Ballet Hispanico’s ChoreoLab. She also interned with Dance Companies, such as Garth Fagan Dance, LA Contemporary Dance and American Ballet Theater. Last year, she spend the year studying at The Ailey School and working at The Recognizing Women Project with Nathan Trice. She is excited to be back for her second season with Brazzdance. (reshmadanse.com)