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.
 
 
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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.

 


BrionnaEdmundson BRIONNA EDMUNDSON of Hampton,VA began her dance training at Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, DC under the direction of Charles Augins. She has attended the ABT Summer Intensive, on scholarship at the Alvin Ailey Summer Intensive and the Earl Mosley Summer Intensive. Ms. Edmundson performed a solo for Michelle Obama at the Ellington School in 2010 and has participated in Magic Johnson’s commercial film Aspire in 2012. Ms.Edmundson graduated as a certificate student from The Ailey School in NYC 2013 . Brionna began her apprenticeship with Evidence, A Dance Company June 2013.

 


RandallRiley RANDALL RILEY (Dancer) of Mt. Vernon, has trained at the Rock School at Pennsylvania Ballet, Ailey School, Ballet Atlantic and graduated with a BFA from Long Island University Brooklyn. While attending LIU, he has worked with Ronald K. Brown, Earl Mosley, Alenka Cizmesija and Nathan Trice, Manuel Vignoulle, and Darrell Moultrie. He is thankful for the support he receives from family, friends, mentors and thanks God, through whom all things are possible. Randall joined EVIDENCE in 2013.

 

 


Annique-Roberts ANNIQUE S. ROBERTS (Assistant Rehearsal Director/ 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.  

 


KeonThoulouisKEON THOULOUIS (Dancer) of Brooklyn, graduated from The Juillard School. He was part of a neighborhood dance ensemble entitled, Honey Plus One (Keon was the plus one) under the direction, of the late, Ms Velda Honeywell. He then furthered his dance training at Fiorello La Guardia High School of Music and the Performing Arts, his training began in ballet and Graham based modern. He attended the Ailey School on scholarship, and received a second level Arts Recognition. He has danced for recording artists, Tamia and appeared in the televised Michael Jackson 30th anniversary with the King of Pop, Mya, Usher, Jill Scott, Whitney Houston, Deborah Cox and Al Jarreau. Keon gives endless gratitude to his mom Janet Cynthia Thoulouis, and his entire family for being a strong support in his life of dance.

 


Clarice-YoungCLARICE YOUNG (Rehearsal Director/ 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.