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Nile Ruff

Nile Ruff

Nile Ruff Nile Alicia Ruff is from Washington D.C.’s “Chocolate City.” They grew up dancing West African Dance with Kankouran West African Dance Company and Coyaba Dance Theatre, attended the Jones-N-Haywood School of Ballet, and eventually trained...
2021/22 Akoiya Harris

2021/22 Akoiya Harris

2021/22 Akoiya Harris Akoiya Harris was born and raised in Seattle, Washington, and is an alum of The School of Spectrum Dance Theater’s Academy program. She attended summer programs at Dance Theatre of Harlem, The Ailey School, and Elana Anderson’s 45 Degrees...
Andrew Pontius

Andrew Pontius

Andrew Pontius Andrew Pontius, originally from Bremerton, Washington, started studying ballet at the age of 11 with Pacific Northwest Ballet. At 15 he left for Washington, D.C. and graduated from the Kirov Academy of Ballet in 2010. He began his professional career...
Blair Jolly Elliot

Blair Jolly Elliot

Blair Jolly Elliot Blair Jolly Elliot enjoys spending her time dancing:  in the studio, up mountains and walls, in lakes and oceans, up and down grocery store aisles, and everywhere in life! She loves exploring the outdoors or curling up with a good book and her cat,...
Emily Pihlaja

Emily Pihlaja

Emily Pihlaja Emily Pihlaja is from New Canaan, CT and received her early dance training from the New England Academy of Dance. She attended the Kirov Academy of Ballet in Washington, D.C. where she graduated in 2009. She then moved to Portland where she performed for...
Hutch Hagendorf

Hutch Hagendorf

Hutch Hagendorf Hutch Hagendorf, originally from Houston, Texas, began dancing at age nine at West University Dance Center under Evelyn Ireton. During high school, he danced with his studio’s competition group Soul Discretion (Artistic Director Kelly Ann Vitacca), and...