DBDT: Encore! Dancers
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A native of Baltimore, MD, graduated with honors from the Ailey/Fordham Bachelor of Fine Arts Program, with majors in Dance and American Studies, and later completed the Independent Study Program at The Ailey School. Maia began her dance training at Baltimore DanceTech under the direction of Stephanie Powell and Yvonne Walker she continued training at the Baltimore School for the Arts, where she studied both dance and acting. Ms. Bedford has danced with Sydnie L. Mosley Dances and as a guest artist with the Blue Morph Collective, Janis Brenner & Dancers, and REDi Dance. She has assisted Luis Salgado and Marcus Jarrell Willis and performed notable works by Jae Man Joo, Matthew Rushing, Jacinta Vlach, Luis Salgado, Laurie Taylor, Igal Perry and Alvin Ailey. She has trained at the Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Broadway Artists’ Alliance, Atlanta Ballet, and Bates Dance Festival, where she was a Merit Scholar, and participated in The Ailey School’s New Directions Choreography Lab and R. Evolución Latina’s Beyond Workshop Series. She is a 2017 New York Innovative Theatre Award winner for “Raisin” at the Astoria Performing Arts Center. This marks her first season as an apprentice with DBDT: Encore!
Herman Houston III
Floyd Mclean Jr.
Terrell Rogers Jr.
A native of Mobile, Alabama, Jeremy received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Southern Mississippi in dance performance and choreography. He also attended The Ailey School and completed the independent study program and summer intensive. Jeremy spearheaded the dance programs at KIPP: Pleasant Grove Primary Charter School in Dallas, Texas, as well as a dance program at a local recreational center in Mesquite, Texas. Alongside teaching, Jeremy has performed with the Norwegian Cruise Line. This marks his first season with DBDT: Encore!
Photography by: Brian Guilliaux
Jeremy Rooks photo by Tios Photography