Olsi Gjeci was born in the beautiful city of Vlore, Albania. The son of one of Albania's premiere folk dance choreographers, the wonderful artist
Guri Gjeci, he began his career at fifteen, when he danced with the prestigious Folkloric Group, Laberia. As a member of the ensemble, he performed at the Annual World Festivals of Traditional Folk Dance. After being promoted to lead dancer of Laberia, Olsi had the great opportunity of performing in France 2005, Spain 2005, Israel 2001, Italy2003, 2004, Turkey 1998, Lithuania 1999 and Macedonia 2002, to name a few. He continued with Laberia until eighteen , then joined the National Albanian Ensemble of Folk Songs and Dances in the capital of Albania, Tirana. His time with the National Albanian Folk Group was abridged when he decided to move to the United States in 2006. Olsi began his studies at Hunter College one year later, concentrating on Modern Dance and Philosophy. A member of the Hunter College Dance Company, he has performed works from Mark Morris repertoire, Gerald Otte, Larry Keigwin, Carlos Fittante, Catherine Turocy, and has had the pleasure to study with Jana Feinman, David Capps, Nicole Wolcott, Vicky Shick, Natalie Desch and Jennifer Nugent, and Kendra Portier. Olsi Gjeci, was born in the beautiful city of Vlore, Albania. He is a member of Balam Dance Theatre, BEMF Dance Ensemble and NY Baroque Dance Company. He collaborates and studies with Carlos Fittante as he learns baroque and Balinese dance.
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Erin Hunter Jennings lives in NYC and has enjoyed performing all around it – from Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. to parks, galleries
and windows, and most recently at St. Marks and PS 122. She danced abroad with Pilobolus and as Graziella in West Side Story at La Scala opera house, and nationally on tour as Kristine in A Chorus Line. Erin loves all kinds of dance and is honored to have performed dances by Nikolais, Pilobolus, Alvin Ailey, Jerome Robbins, Anna Sokolow, Natasa Trifan and Abel Costa among others. Erin holds a BA psychology degree from Bucknell and a MA in dance and education from NYU. When not performing, she teaches yoga and dance to children. See Erin this spring also dancing with Germaul Barnes and with CEuledance.
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Diana Seabra was born in Oliveira de Azeméis (Portugal) in 1985. Diana is licensed in Psychomotor Rehabilitation by Faculdade de Motricidade
Humana, which belongs to Lisbon Technical University. While in Portugal, Diana pursued her dance career in parallel with her career as a therapist. Her training started with ballet but as she grew up she tried many other types of dance, namely Modern, Contemporary, Hip Hop and Ballroom and Latin Dance. In this last type of dance, Diana competed nationally, with her cousin as her dancing-partner, for two years. As a contemporary dancer, Diana danced for Companhia Dança Livre where she worked with Benvindo Fonseca, Ana Luísa Mendonça and Jácome Filipe. Diana taught Creative Dance to children with disabilities and from low social-economic standards. She was also involved in independent projects as a dancer and a choreographer. Diana's love for choreographing has been increasing as she explores and learns more about the human being psychology and cultural contexts. Diana has been choreographing since 2007 and strongly believes this field is something she wants to further develop in her career. Diana is currently working toward her master's degree in Dance Therapy at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. Since she arrived to NY, Diana danced for Soul Rebel Dance, with Afaliah, and Aveia Dance Company where she worked with Anthony Aiu. Currently Diana is dancing for Sublime Dance Company (SDC) and she deeply relates to the way that Olsi Gjeci works.
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Shara Harad is a Brooklyn based dance artist who performs, choreographs, and teaches throughout New York City. In addition to her current
involvement in Sublime Dance Company, in 2012 Shara has collaborated with theater artists in the Frigid Theatre festival and Occupy the Empty Space. She received a Bachelor in Fine Arts from Temple University in Philadelphia, where she was recognized with the Rose Vernick Choreography Award and the Teresa Benzwie Dance in Education Award. In Philadelphia she collaborated and performed in works by Merian Soto, Nicholo Canuso, Hybridge-Arts Theatre, and MM2. She studied contemporary dance, theatre, and voice at the Accademia dell' Arte in Arezzo Italy, where she performed in Cortona with Teriaca. Through methods of teaching, choregraphing, and performing Shara is continuing to develop and expand her creative process.