Aja Squires is the assistant school director for O-T-O Dance and has been teaching and performing with them for four years. She started her performance training in the theatre arts and moved to dance when she discovered the aerial apparatus, flying and suspending movement in the air. She began 15 years
Jasmine Roth is a NH native who holds her bachelor’s degree from Union College in upstate NY. Jasmine graduated with her Bachelors in Theater Arts while having minors in dance and storytelling. In addition to her college training in modern, jazz, tap, and ballet, Jasmine trained in ballet with Edith Toff
Karenne Koo is a dance artist committed to developing and practicing multi-disciplinary approaches to encourage and stimulate the art of inclusive dance as an instrument for building community. She was Co-Founder of Evolve Dance Inc., a NY-based nonprofit dance organization, and served as Executive Director from 2006 to 2017. While
LeighAnn Rangel Sotomayor currently works at Pima Community College Center for the Arts. She was the co-founder and director of NEW ARTiculations Dance Theatre for 10 years. LeighAnn has a Bachelor’s Degree in Dance from the University of Georgia and a Master’s Degree in Dance from the University of Arizona.
Maile Nadelhoffer is a dancer, choreographer, singer, and actress. Her formal dance studies began at age 3 with jazz legend Gus Giordano and she went on to dance with Chicago jazzmen Joel Hall and Mike Fredrics. Maile began training in classical Spanish dance and Flamenco at age 11. Pursuing this ancient
Melissa Wenn, a newcomer to Tucson, found circus arts shortly after arriving. She threw herself into the community, learning hoop dance, fire arts, stilting, acrobatics and aerial arts. She found she had a passion for aerial arts above all else. She has taken workshops, classes and private instruction from various
Nanette Robinson, choreographer, educator and dancer is ZUZI! Co-Founder and Director of Arts Education, holds a BFA in Dance from Temple University and is an introductory and ongoing certified instructor of Skinner Releasing. She has travelled internationally teaching and performing and has extensive experience as an aerial dancer and teacher having
Stephanie Cortes is a co-founder, co-owner, and artistic director of Cirque Roots Studio and Productions. Stephanie has choreographed many shows for the past three years, and performed for a variety of audiences and venues. Modern hoop dance has been her primary performance art, however her excitement and interests has led to