Belinda Adam (Medan, Indonesia) is a dancer, choreographer, and movement researcher based in NYC. Throughout her career, Belinda has worked with choreographers from all across the world, such as Holly Johnston, Seda Aybay, Maria Gillespie, and Karen McDonald. She has performed with BitterSuite UK and Designated Movement Company, featured in NYTimes. Belinda has also appeared in film and commercials of THINX, LPZMedia, and performed for non-profit organization such as Women’s March and United We Dream. Besides co-directing Suku Dance Lab with Talia Moreta, she is currently working closely with Director Yara Travieso. Belinda joined MICHIYAYA Dance in 2015 with their first production Project V (5).
Núria Martin Fandos
Nuria Martin Fandos (Barcelona, Spain) earned a degree in Contemporary Dance from Institut del Teatre/Conservatory of Barcelona. She is the recipient the 1st prize of III Certamen Internacional Ciutat de Barcelona. She is a full-scholarship graduate from Certificate Program’s Peridance Capezio Center. Nuria has been featured in Kevin Powell's The Education of Me, Bugaboo Donkey, Planned Parenthood and THINX Activewear Launch Campaign. She has also performed for Toys "R" Us Children Fund Gala, Television of Catalunya's Summer advertisement Aquest Estiu M'agrades Molt and Nano Stern and Ben Verdery's Chant for Peace music video. Nuria has been a guest artist for Balasole Dance Company, Pedestrian Wanderlust, Nellesa Walthour, Estado Flotante/Alvaro Gonzalez and Elisabeth Motley. She currently works with BARE Dance Company, De Funes Dance and Suku Dance Lab. Núria joined MICHIYAYA Dance in 2015 with their first production, Project V (5).
Hannah Seiden (Boulder, CO) is a graduate from the NYU Tisch School of the Arts with a B.F.A. in Dance. As a freelance dance artist in the city, she has performed most recently with MICHIYAYA and Rovaco Dance Company. Hannah has performed works by Ohad Naharin, Shumpei Nemoto, Shannon Gillen, Larry Keigwin, Merce Cunningham, Cora Bos-Kroese, Pamela Pietro, Travis Wall, Sonya Tayeh, Stacey Tookey, Billy Bell, and many others. Along with live performance, Hannah has danced in music videos, films, and ads for various artists and companies. Hannah choreographs and teaches various styles of dance and is also Pilates mat certified. Hannah joined MICHIYAYA Dance in 2016.
Alexandra Wood (San Jose, CA) earned her B.F.A. in Dance from the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU. She has performed original works by Sidra Bell, Bret Easterling, Pamela Pietro, Rosie Herrera, Jack Ferver, Merce Cunningham and Bill T. Jones. With her passion for movement invention, Alexandra has choreographed for several multidisciplinary projects and music videos in NYC, as well as attended various summer intensives such as American Dance Festival where she received the Charles L. and Stephanie Reinhart Scholarship. In addition to performing and expanding her repertoire, she is passionate about writing, self-expressive fashion, and anything that emboldens her creative essence, intellectual mind, or altruistic ventures. Alexandra, a self-proclaimed “physical linguist” with bold sensuality, utilizes her stark alignment with creative writing to adapt to any and all artistic and immersive environments that evoke supernatural optimism, tolerance, and inclusive dignity. Alexandra joined MICHIYAYA Dance in 2016 and looks forward to evolving as an artist alongside incredibly inspirational women.
Stephanie Carlos (East Stroudsburg, PA) received her B.F.A. in Dance from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia. She has performed works by Sidra Bell, J.E. Kim, Curt Haworth, Helen Simoneau, and Iris Bouche. She has traveled abroad for dance; Attending The Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance in Jerusalem, Israel, and was apart of a touring ensemble which allowed her to present her choreography at Centre National de la Danse in Paris, France and Royal Conservatoire Antwerp in Antwerp, Belgium. Stephanie joined MICHIYAYA Dance in 2016.
Aliza Russell (Kansas City, MO) is currently enrolled in the NYU Tisch School of the Arts for Dance. She previously studied dance at the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance. Prior to moving to New York, Russell attended the Kansas City Ballet where she was mentored closely by Sean Duus, as well as Andi Abernathy and Stephanie Ruch in modern and contemporary. She trained with Haley Kostas' company: Defy Dance Project. Aliza joined MICHIYAYA Dance in 2016.
Breeanah Breeden [Apprentice]
Breeanah Breeden (Cheraw, SC) is a graduate of Montclair State University where she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Performance. While at Montclair State she has performed works by Bill T. Jones, Larry Keigwin, Jose Limón, and Martha Graham. She has performed for Life Dance Company and Rahway Dance Theatre. Currently, she is the Production Manager/Cinematographer for Sidra Bell Dance New York and dances with Von Howard Project and New York based choreographer Kathleen Kelley. She is the Managing Director of Proteo Media. She was awarded the Choreographic Excellence Award in 2015 from Montclair State University. She joined MICHIYAYA Dance as an apprentice in 2016.
Natsumi Sophia Bellali [Apprentice]
Natsumi Sophia Bellali (Montreal, Canada) is a graduate from the Ailey School Certificate Program. Prior to the Ailey School, she attended the Ballet Montreal Performing School of Arts, under the direction of Paula Urrutia. She has had the opportunity to work with artists such as: Ephrat Asherie, Brice Mousset, and Matthew Rushing. Natsumi joined MICHIYAYA Dance in 2015 with their first production, Project V (5) and became an apprentice in 2016.
Chanel Stone [Apprentice]
Chanel Stone (Columbus, OH) moved to New York in 2015 and is currently attending Long Island University Brooklyn as a BFA dance major. Since dancing at LIU, Chanel has performed at the Kennedy Center and Jacob’s Pillow Inside/Out Series in the cast of Unframed, choreographed by Alenka Cizmesjia. Chanel has performed works by Stephen Petronio, Donna Uchizono, Christian Von Howard, Alenka Cizmesjia, Gregory Dolbashian, Ori Flomin, and many more. Chanel joined MICHIYAYA Dance as an apprentice in January 2017.
Maliyah Morales [Apprentice]
Maliyah Morales (Long Island, NY) is currently attending Long Island University Brooklyn, receiving her BFA in Dance. Prior to LIU, Maliyah trained as a Scholarship student at Ballet Hispanico, Inspirations Dance Academy, and CS Dance Stylez. She was a part of Royalenova Performing Arts dancing on their National and International award-winning competition team as well as a soloist working with choreographers such as Tassandra Chavez, Brian Feidman, Mia Michaels, Rhapsody James, Angelica Sistikin, Judson Emery, Theresa Stone and Thomas Ford. Maliyah joined MICHIYAYA Dance as an apprentice in January 2017.