The Company

Written by Toyce Francis

 


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ARCELL CABUAG (Associate Artistic Director/Dancer) is originally from the Bay Area of California, where he received his training at the Abraham Lincoln Performing Arts Magnet School under the direction of Debbie Norris, and Studio 10 with Keith Banks. In 1996, Arcell moved to New York City and attended the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center where he was first introduced to Ronald K. Brown. His professional experience includes: Rock the House for Paramount Pictures in California, The Shoji Tabuchi Show and Christmas Spectacular in Branson, Missouri, and numerous musicals including playing the role of Tommy Dijilas in The Music Man at San Jose Musical Theater, Oklahoma at Theater Under The Stars, and the Richard Rodgers Centennial Production of The King and I starring Carole Carmello at the Papermill Playhouse. Arcell can be seen in the episode “Choreographed” for Law and Order SVU, and a "Codorinu" commercial with Pilobolus. Arcell has served the dance community as an Adjunct Professor at Long Island University, as a resident teacher at the District 4 Dancer Training Program in Harlem, and as a master class instructor for Evidence, A Dance Company to all ages and levels. Arcell joined Evidence in 1997, and is a recipient of the 2004 New York Dance and Performance award “Bessie” for his performance at the Joyce.
 
 
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SHAYLA ALAYRE CALDWELL (Dancer) is a native of New Haven, Connecticut. She became heavily influenced by traditional West African dance after being introduced to the Guinean culture by mother and dance mentor Shari Caldwell. She has and continues to work under the instruction of Ali Tatchol Camara and Yamoussa Camara. She attended Educational Center for the Arts under the direction of Susan Matheke, Earl Mosley and Freddie Moore. She then went on to attend Virginia Commonwealth University where she was honored to work with faculty Scott Putman, Christian Von Howard, and Autumn Proctor. She presently works at The Caldwell Dance Center as Artistic Director and instructor. She is extremely humbled and privileged to progress with Evidence, A Dance Company and thanks God, family and friends for the unconditional love and support she is blessed with.
 

Maresa-DAmore-MorrisonMARESA D'AMORE-MORRISON, (Dancer) a Boston native, performed and trained with Boston Liturgical Dance Ensemble, of which she’s still a member, Boston Ballet Center for Dance Education, and Boston Youth Moves, before going on to earn her BFA in Dance and Anthropology from the Ailey/Fordham BFA Program. In addition to dancing with Ronald K. Brown/Evidence, A Dance Company, Maresa presently explores the NYC dance and comedy scenes by working and performing with comedian Adira Amram and The Experience, Maria Bauman/MBDance, Nora Chipaumire, Paloma McGregor, Undertoe Dance Project (tapper), and previously Urban Bush Women. She is also on faculty at the Ailey School.
 
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CORAL DOLPHIN (Dancer) From Los Angeles, California, Coral Dolphin began dancing at age four. Corals dance training began at the Los Angeles Academy of Fine Arts. She attended LAFA five years then transferred to the Debbie Allen Dance Academy where she attended for ten years on scholarship. Coral has attended Alvin Ailey summer intensive, Emia:Earl Mosley Institute of the Arts and the Debbie Allen Dance Academy. She has worked and traveled with Debbie Allen to places such as Positano, Italy. Graduated graduation she attended Long Island University, Brooklyn and has a huge background with Capoeira. She has trained with Mestre Boneco and Mestre Jelon and trained at the Ballet Hispanico school and became one of Ballet Hispanico's second company founding members, 2011. Coral is very excited for her first upcoming season with Evidence.

 

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SOLOMAN DUMAS (Dancer) began his formal dance training under the direction of Randy Duncan, Sandra Kaufman, and Anna Paskevska at the Chicago Academy for the Arts where he studied ballet, jazz, and Graham. Mr. Dumas appeared as a guest artist with companies including Momenta Dance Company, The Willingham Project, and Luna Negra Dance Theater. He performed in an off-Broadway production of Black Nativity, under the direction of the late Michael Malone and in 2006 danced backup for Donald Lawrence during the Gospel Stellar Awards. Mr. Dumas attended New World School of the Arts and was a fellowship student at The Ailey School. Mr. Dumas has performed works by Martha Graham, Donald Byrd, Alvin Ailey, Sidra Bell, Kyle Abraham and Robert Moses. He was a member of the Garth Fagan Dance Company and was a recent member of Ailey II.

 


Otis-Donovan-HerringOTIS DONOVAN HERRING (Dancer) was born and raised in College Park, Georgia where his enthusiasm for dance grew throughout his high school career. He received his dance training and BFA from Howard University in Washington, D.C. While there, he had the privilege to perform with Kankouran West African Dance Company, and Dishibem Traditional Contemporary Dance Group, and to perform works by Dianne McIntyre, Baba Louis Johnson, and other notable artists and choreographers. He also had the opportunity to participate in the Bill T. Jones/Fela Kuti developmental workshop, and to perform in This Woman's Work with choreographer Francine E. Ott. Donovan is excited to be working with Evidence, and is thankful for the artistic development, support, and love from God, family, friends, and the Howard University faculty.
 

 

 

 


Annique-Roberts ANNIQUE S. ROBERTS (Dancer) is a native of Atlanta, Georgia and graduate of Tri-Cities High School for the Visual and Performing Arts.  She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BFA in Dance from Howard University under the direction of Dr. Sherrill Berryman Johnson.  There she had the opportunity to perform works by distinguished choreographers, such as Ronald K. Brown, Kevin Iega Jeff, Christopher Huggins, and Eleo Pomare.  Annique joined Garth Fagan Dance in January 2004 and became senior dancer in 2006.  She also taught at the Garth Fagan Dance School and was featured in the August 2008 issue of Dance Magazine.  Annique is extremely honored and excited to continue her journey with Evidence, A Dance Company.  She thanks her Mom, Dad, family, friends, and mentors whose unconditional love and unwavering support have been a guiding light and saving grace.  

 


Clarice-YoungCLARICE YOUNG (Rehearsal Assistant/Dancer), of New Roads, Louisiana, is a graduate of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette (ULL), where she received her BFA in dance. She was the first recipient of the Evelyn Elizabeth Lochman Dance Scholarship at ULL in 2001 and also received a full-tuition scholarship to attend the American Dance Festival in 2003. Clarice has had the pleasure of assisting Camille A. Brown in working with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Ailey II and LaGuardia High School. She has also worked with various artists including Donald McKayle, Andrea E. Woods, Kwame Ross, Karen L. Arceneaux, Shani Collins and Bridget L. Moore.