Anne Zivolich was born in Los Angeles, CA. At age seven she began her training in ballet, jazz and tap while also playing the violin, piano and ice hockey. Zivolich studied on scholarship at Ballet Met, The Joffrey Ballet and Pacific Northwest Ballet. She graduated from The Juilliard School with a BFA in Dance under the direction of Benjamin Harkarvy. Upon graduation, Zivolich danced with Hubbard Street 2 in Chicago under the direction of Julie Nakagawa-Bottcher and was on faculty at the Lou Conte Dance Studio. In 2005, she was named an Isadora Duncan Dance Award finalist in Best Individual Performance for her entire evening of ODC’s Dance Downtown Program at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. In 2007, Zivolich was nominated for an Ensemble Performance Isadora Duncan Dance Award in Way’s Scissors Paper Stone, and again in 2008 for Best Individual Performance in Nelson’s A Walk in the Woods. She has performed on television for the Academy Awards Show and in the movie Toys. Zivolich joined ODC in 2003. Watch Anne's Sixty-Second Self-Portrait
Yayoi Kambara was born in Tokyo, Japan and raised in the Bay Area and Surrey, England. She earned a BA in East Asian studies from Lawrence University and a BFA in dance performance from the University of Minnesota–Twin Cities. In the Bay Area, she has danced with STEAMROLLER Dance Company, Flyaway Productions, Sara Shelton Mann/Contraband and Scott Wells. Recently, Kambara has started choreographing her own work as well as performing with ODC. Watch Yayoi's Sixty-Second Self Portrait
is a native of Houston, TX and is a graduate of Houston’s High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. He also trained at the Houston Ballet Academy, the Martha Graham School, and American Dance Festival during which time he performed in musical productions of Oklahoma!, The Music Man, and Guys and Dolls. While working on his BFA degree at the University of Oklahoma, he was a part of numerous international repertory tours in Paraguay and Mexico. Brady was a guest artist with Prism Dance Theater under the direction of Sonia Dawkins, and joined ODC/Dance in 2003. Since moving to San Francisco he has also worked with RAWdance and Amy Seiwert/Imagery Contemporary Ballet. In addition to stage performance, Corey has worked as a model with Apple Computers and is now a member of the Bay Area Models for the Arts (BAMA). Watch Corey's Sixty-Second Self-Portrait
Jeremy Smith, now in his sixth season with ODC/Dance, began his professional career with Parsons Dance in New York City. For three years, he performed lead roles in many of Mr. Parsons’ classic works, including Nascimento, Scrutiny, and The Envelope, and he received critical praise for his performances of the acclaimed solo Caught. Jeremy remains a guest artist in New York with Ben Munisteri Dance Projects and Lydia Johnson Dance and has graced stages in Italy, France, Germany, Israel, Greece, and Brazil. He is an Advisory Board Member and the Artistic Advisor of Post:Ballet in San Francisco. As an educator, he has taught in schools and universities throughout the United States, as well as in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Italy. An artist with ODC/Dance since 2007, Jeremy participated in the DanceMotion USA/Department of State/BAM tour of Southeast Asia, performing and teaching in Indonesia, Burma, and Thailand. He is an Izzie Award nominee for his performance in KT Nelson’s Cut-Out Guy. Jeremy hails from Miami, Florida, is an alumni of New World School of the Arts High School, and graduated Summa Cum Laude from The Florida State University, earning a BFA degree. Watch Jeremy's Sixty-Second Self-Portrait
Vanessa Thiessen is originally from Portland, OR and trained at the School of Oregon Ballet Theatre. She has danced with Smuin Ballet, Oregon Ballet Theatre and Amy Seiwert / im’ij-re. Thiessen joined ODC in 2008, and was nominated for an Isadora Duncan Award in 2009, for her performance in KT Nelson’s They’ve Lost Their Footing. Watch Vanessa's Sixty-Second Self-Portrait
Dennis Adams was born in Fort Worth, TX. He received his training at Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts and the School of Dance at the University of Oklahoma. After completing a BFA in dance he joined the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble. He has toured works by Alvin Ailey, Donald McKayle, Austin Hartel and Mark Dendy. Adams joined ODC as an apprentice in 2008 and was promoted to dancer in 2009. Watch Dennis' Sixty-Second Self-Portrait
Justin Andrews is a native of Las Vegas, NV and began his training at the Las Vegas Academy of Performing and Visual Arts. He graduated from the Hartt School at the University of Hartford, CT, with a BFA in Dance Performance in 2008. During college Andrews performed works by choreographers Katie Stevinson-Nollet, Adam Miller, Jean Grand-Maitre, Scott Rink, Larry Keigwin, and Pilobolus. Upon moving to San Francisco in late 2008, Andrews has worked with KUNST-STOFF, Liss Fain Dance, FACT/SF, and Lizz Roman and Dancers. Andrews joined ODC in 2010. Watch Justin's Sixty-Second Self-Portrait
Natasha Adorlee Johnson was born in Huntington Beach, CA. She trained with American Ballet Theatre, Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet as a LINES Ballet Ensemble member and SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Dance. She has performed works by George Balanchine, Gerald Arpino, Alonzo King, Robert Moses, and Yannis Adoniou and is a former member of Robert Moses’ Kin. She has choreographed for the European Tanzsommer Festival and Regional Dance America and is Co-Artistic Director of Concept o4 based in San Francisco. Johnson is also a singer and music producer and graduated from UC Berkeley with a BA in English. Johnson joined ODC in 2011.
Maggie Stack is originally from Pittsburgh, PA where she began her training at Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. She received a BS in Dance from Skidmore College in 2009 and upon graduating moved to San Francisco to train at the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance under the direction of Summer Lee Rhatigan. In the Bay Area, Stack has performed with Amy Foley, Christine Cali (Cali & Co.), Alyce Finwall Dance Theater, FACT/SF, Katie Faulkner’s Little Seismic Dance Company, and Malinda LaVelle’s Project Thrust. Stack joined ODC in January 2012.
Justin Liu began his formal training at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) and received his BA in Dance. During this time, he also trained at several summer intensives with the American Ballet Theatre in New York on scholarship. Since graduating from UCI, Liu has danced with the Milwaukee Ballet, Pensacola Ballet, Los Angeles Ballet, Pasadena Dance Theatre, and LACDC. Justin joined ODC in 2012.