Sarah Butler (joined June 2012)
Sarah Butler received early dance training at the Marin Ballet School and graduated with a BFA in Dance from Cornish College of the Arts. With Ate9, Sarah has performed at prestigious venues nationally and internationally, including Jacob’s Pillow, White Bird Dance, American Dance Festival, the American Platform for Dance at The Joyce, Context Vishneva Fest in Moscow, Russia, Chutzpah! in Vancouver, Canada, among others. Sarah has taken part in the creation of new works for Ate9 with artists including Guy Shomroni and Yaniv Abraham, Shahar Binyamini, and Tom Weinberger. She has been in process with and performed work by Alex Ketley of The Foundry and more recently with Tom Weinberger in Seattle, WA. Sarah teaches open classes through Ate9 in Los Angeles and recently staged Agami’s Vickie on students of Cornish College of the Arts.
Rebecah Goldstone (joined June 2012)
Rebecah Goldstone is from Santa Fe, NM where she trained and performed for many years with Moving People Dance Santa Fe under the direction of Ronn Stewart and Layla Amis. In 2012 she received her BFA from The Boston Conservatory. Goldstone has been with Ate9 since its inception and is a certified Gaga teacher under the umbrella of Ate9.
Devon Joslin (joined September 2018)
Originally from Columbus, Ohio, Devon began her dance training at Columbus DanceArts Academy and BalletMet Columbus. She holds a BFA from the University of Utah, where she performed with the Utah Ballet resident company and internationally with the Character Dance Ensemble. As a student, Devon spent summers training at Ballet West, Orlando Ballet, and Atlanta Ballet, and on scholarship at Jacob’s Pillow and the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance. During her three years with Atlanta Ballet in Georgia, she performed featured roles in Jiri Kylian’s Petit Mort, Andrea Miller’s Push, and the lead in Bruce Wells’ Snow White. Devon has also had the opportunity to perform works by John McFall, Helen Pickett, Gustavo Ramirez Sansano, and David Bintley as a part of Atlanta Ballet. She has expanded her work as a dancer to film and TV with work in YouTube Red’s Step Up: Highwater, as well as collaborating with other Atlanta-based companies Staibdance and Fly On A Wall.
Jordan Lovestrand (joined September 2018)
Jordan Lovestrand is a native Minnesotan. He received Honors in Dance from Gustavus Adolphus College in St.Peter, Minnesota. During his undergraduate studies, he took part in the DanceJerusalem study abroad program and traveled to Jerusalem, Israel. At the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, Jordan was first introduced to Gaga under the direction of Aya Israeli. He has trained with Shahar Biniamini, Noa Paran, Yaniv Abraham, Shani Garfinkle, and other luminaries in the field. Soon after his time at the Academy, he became a member of Kolben Contemporary Dance Company in Jerusalem. Recently, Jordan has performed Danielle Agami’s Next Door with Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia.
Jobel Medina (joined January 2017)
Jobel Medina is an active performer based in the Greater Los Angeles area. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance from California State University, Long Beach. Jobel’s recent performances include Tino Sehgal, Kate Wallich, San Francisco Symphony, No One Art House, Andrew Winghart. In the past, he has worked for Whyteberg, Acts of Matter, Keith Jonson. He also appeared in music videos for Anderson Pak, Mac Miller, Noah Cyrus, Watsky.
Genna Moroni (joined June 2012)
Genna Moroni graduated from LACHSA and magna cum laude from UCLA. In 2011, she met Barak Marshall while performing his work with BODYTRAFFIC. Since then, she has been Marshall's choreographic assistant whenever possible. With Ate9, she’s performed at prestigious venues such as, Jacob’s Pillow, White Bird Dance, American Dance Festival, Vishneva Fest (Moscow), Chutzpah! (Canada), the American Platform for Dance at The Joyce Theater, among others. More recently, through Ate9, Genna had the opportunity to work with Guy Shomroni/Yaniv Abraham, Shahar Binyamini and Tom Weinberger in developing new works.
In addition to choreography and performance, Genna is also a Gaga Certified teacher. She has been lucky to teach students at LACHSA, The Windward School, as well as leading open classes in LA and NYC.
Montay Romero (joined September 2018)
Born and raised in San Diego, California, Montay Romero has been an avid participant in the arts from a young age. Heavily involved in music, Montay sought further forms of self expression which he had the opportunity to explore while attending the San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts. After coincidently stumbling into a dance studio on campus, he soon found himself actively seeking dance education, which he continued at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA where he received his BFA in dance. Romero, who was originally accepted to the University as a vocal major, changed his path upon arrival. He chose to honor the strong calling and deep connection he felt towards dance. Currently a resident of Los Angeles, California, Montay is continually refining his relation to dance as an art form, a means of expression, and an opportunity to explore self.
Alexander Quetell (joined September 2018)
Alexander Quetell hails from Rochester, Michigan. He graduated with honors from Princeton University where he studied Dance, Environmental Studies, and German. Throughout college he attended Springboard Danse Montréal under the direction of Alexandra Wells, ImPulsTanz Vienna, and Gaga Intensives in Tel Aviv and NYC. He has acquired a range of repertoire, including works by Tom Weinberger, Kate Wallich, Maxine Doyle, Ohad Naharin, Michael Getman, Francesca Harper, Loni Landon, Malcolm Low, Stephen Petronio, Doug Varone, Jodie Gates, Pam Tanowitz, Fernando Melo, Yin Yue, and Elia Mrak. For the past year, he has lived in Seattle, WA, and performed with Colemxn Pester and Kate Wallich + the YC2.
Paige Amicon (Apprentice)
Paige Amicon is a dance artist originally from Glenmoore, Pennsylvania and is currently based in Los Angeles. She graduated from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts under Susan Jaffe with a BFA in Contemporary Dance. She also holds a high school degree from UNCSA with a concentration in ballet. Her dance performance experience includes works by Danielle Agami, Mallory Fabian, Micaela Taylor, Twyla Tharp, José Limón, and Merce Cunningham.
Cacia Lacount (Apprentice)
Cacia LaCount, a native of Boston, MA, began her training at Walnut Hill School for the Arts in Natick, Ma. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Contemporary Dance Performance as a Jan Veen Scholar from The Boston Conservatory. Cacia has performed works by Robert Battle, Uri Sands, Dwight Rhoden, Andrea Miller, Ohad Naharin, Sharon Eyal, Micaela Taylor, Sidra Bell, and Yin Yue. Since graduating, Cacia has had the pleasure of dancing with Heather Stewart Dance, Lorraine Chapman The Company and Boston Dance Theater.
P.J. Verhoest (Apprentice)
P.J. Verhoest grew up in New Jersey. At the age of 6, he began formal training at the School of American Ballet in New York City. During this time, he also had the pleasure of performing in many Broadway productions. After a long hiatus from the performing arts, P.J. restarted his professional career in Colorado Springs dancing with the Ormao Modern Dance Company. P.J. is inherently hungry to learn and develop his craft with Ate9.
Claire You (Apprentice)
Claire You is a native of San Jose, California where she began Chinese folk dancing at age four. She recently graduated from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts with a BFA in Dance, and a minor in Philosophy. Claire has supplemented her training at the Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance (SEAD) in Austria, and with workshops at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival in the U.S., Beijing Dance Festival in China, and Deltebre Dansa Festival in Spain. She has had the privilege of working with and performing works by Anton Lachky, David Zambrano, Jeremy Nelson, MADBOOTSDANCE, Sonya Tayeh, Ronald K. Brown, and more.