2016-17 WRED Guest Artists

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  • Christina Bodie

    Originally from Edmonton, Alberta, Christina studied in the professional division of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School. She later went on to attend the Juilliard School in New York City, graduating in 2005 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts.

    Upon graduation, Christina kicked off her professional career with a residency at the Baryshnikov Arts Foundation, and soon after joined the Koresh Dance Company in Philadelphia. After two seasons with Koresh, Christina returned to Canada in 2007 to join Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal (BJM Danse), where she danced for eight seasons, touring the world. In June 2015, Christina relocated to Los Angeles to join BODYTRAFFIC. Christina has performed in television productions and special events for companies such as Cirque du Soleil, L'Oreal, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Black Fawn Films and Radio Canada.

    Throughout her career she has danced the works of renowned choreographers such as Crystal Pite, Robert Battle, Hofesh Shechter, Aszure Barton, Barak Marshall, Ohad Naharin, Cayetano Soto, Mauro Bigonzetti and Andonis Foniadakis. In addition to performing, Christina is also passionate about teaching. She teaches master classes globally and has been on guest faculty for organizations such as Regional Dance America, Idyllwild Arts Academy, Long Beach Ballet, Windward School, Greater Washington Dance Center, Montreal Dance Network and Le Domaine Forget Academy of Music and Dance. Christina’s love for teaching also extends into yoga. Certified through YogaWorks, she currently teaches yoga at AMDA College for the Performing Arts, BODYTRAFFIC, and to a large private clientele in the Los Angeles area.
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  • Yusha Sorzano

    Originally from Trinidad, Ms.Sorzano received her primary instruction from New World School of the Arts, The Miami Conservatory, and The Dance Theater of Harlem. She attended the Ailey/Fordham BFA Program and in her junior year was invited to join Ailey II. Ms.Sorzano has been a member of Complexions Contemporary Ballet, The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Morphoses, TU Dance, and BODYTRAFFIC- additionally she has performed as a guest artist with Benjamin Millipied’s LA Dance Project.

    Ms. Sorzano has performed in principal roles with the Ailey company and in a wide variety of concert works, including noted choreographers, Ulysses Dove, Dianne McIntyre, Hofesh Shechter, Kyle Abraham, and Ron K Brown. As well as, with recording artist Wynton Marsalis, Sweet Honey in the Rock, Destiny’s Child, and Rihanna. She has been a guest artist on “Dancing with the Stars”, a cast member of Chicago’s acclaimed Goodman Theater’s “Crowns,” and starred as the principal dancer in the independent film “You Me and The Circus.” When not performing Ms. Sorzano enjoys teaching both nationally and internationally.
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Past Guest Artists

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  • Corey Anderson

  • Denise Leitner

  • Everth Lopez

  • Lyndsey Makovsky

  • Rosalynde LeBlanc

  • Sara Von Gillern

  • Thang Dao

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