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Danté Brown began his dance training at Wesleyan University, which led him to The Ohio State University to receive his MFA in Choreography. As a performer, Danté has worked with artists such as Esther Baker-Tarpaga, Christal Brown, David Dorfman, Nicole Stanton, Noa Zuk and at the Dance Exchange. 

After founding Warehouse Dance in 2010, DB|WD has had the opportunity to show work at Bates Dance Festival (ME), Boston Contemporary Dance Festival and Dance Complaexl (MA), Columbus Dance Theater and Wexner Center for the Arts (OH), Dance Complex (Boston), Dance Gallery Festival (NY & TX), Dixon Place, GAP Green Building, LaMaMa Moves Festival, Movement Research at Judson Church, Triskelion Arts and The Wild Project (all NYC), Sam Houston State University (TX), and YourMove Dance Festival (NJ).

He has had the opportunity to teach a range of classes at Broadway Dance Center, Dancewave, East Village Dance Project, and Gibney Dance Center (all in NYC), and The Ohio State University. He has held collegiate positions as an Adjunct Professor at CUNY Westchester Community College, Lecturer in Dance at Bates College, and a Visiting Assistant Professor at Wesleyan University. Most recently, he was awarded the Schwartz Center for Performing Artists Fellowship at Emory University.

Nir Arieli launched his career as a military photographer for the Israeli magazine Bamachane, before receiving a scholarship to pursue a BFA at New York’s School of Visual Arts; he graduated with honors.

Nir's photographic passion is within the portraiture and dance fields. He is an admirer of gentleness, beauty that embodies a sense of conflict and physical intelligence. Nir's work has been published, exhibited and collected internationally. He is represented in NYC by Daniel Cooney Fine Art gallery and in Israel by Pinzeta initiative.

Brendan Drake is a Brooklyn based dance artist who uses, theatricality and disparate forms to create stylized performance spectacles. His work has been presented at HERE Arts Center, Triskelion Arts, Theater at the 14th street Y, Gowanus Loft, the CURRENT SESSIONS, Dixon Place and he was the proud recipient of a 2015 CUNY Dance Initiative Grant and residency through Baruch College. In addition to his work for the stage, Brendan choreographed the fall 2014 “Equality = Love” campaign for Adidas Originals/Pharrell Williams and commercial spots for Elle Magazine, Kate Spade, and Hermes.

Brendan received his BFA in Dance from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst where he was a recent guest. He is a proud fiscally sponsored artist through Fractured Atlas and certified Pilates Mat and Apparatus Practitioner through the Kane School for Core Integration.

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Eli Tamondong is a hybrid artist practicing and performing under the moniker Projectile Imagery. They have been curated by Dance New Amsterdam, Dixon Place, Movement Research at Judson, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Chez Bushwick, Gibney Dance, New York Live Arts, New Dance Alliance; published in SLAG Mag and Polychrome Ink; and posted on Instagram (@projectileimagery). Eli is a performer with Daria Fain’s Commons Choir. They have been a member of the Dance/NYC Junior Committee since 2014, a Chez Bushwick Artist-in-Residence (2014), and a New York Live Arts Fresh Tracks Artist (2015-16). Eli is studying Massage Therapy at the Swedish Institute.


Jasmine Hearn is a choreographer and dancer. A native Houstonian, she graduated magna cum laude from Point Park University with her B.A. in Dance.  Jasmine travels around the country to showcase her choreographic work and to participate in diverse dance projects. Currently, she is a collaborator and performer with Alisha Wormsley, David Dorfman Dance, Helen Simoneau Danse, and Tara Willis.

Jesse Perlstein is a multi-disciplinary artist born and based out of New York City. He has spent the last decade creating cross-genre works that often blend the mediums of sound, visual art & prose, focusing on the confluence between fantasy and reality and exploring their inseparable tangle.
In his audio work, Jesse is a collector of moments, or an etcher of the shadows they leave as they pass. Through the practice of field recording he captures and repurposes temporal ambience for compositions that include vocal accompaniment and digital manipulation, creating surreal auditory soundscapes. These sonic tapestries are designed to be immersive and nostalgic and have been featured in and composed for film, environment, dance, performance, and in his recorded music. His most prominent and acclaimed collaborative project to date is Sontag Shogun, an experimental trio, where he uses sound collage and treated vocals to harmonize with piano, piezo’d beats and oscillator tones.

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