Benjamin Briones Ballet to Present THE ROUND TABLE in NJ and NYC

Benjamin Briones Ballet to Present THE ROUND TABLE in NJ and NYC

“The Round Table 2016”, presented by Benjamin Briones Ballet, is a collection of some of a many uninformed and innovative, arriving and determined choreographers and dance companies in a field.

Presenting original, evocative and stirring choreography in a impression of contemporary ballet, neoclassical, complicated and contemporary dance. Each artist and association is committed to their voice and artistry, partaking together on a same stage.

8 Performances, 2 Programs:

4 performances will take place at:
Alvin Court Studio Theatre
10 Alvin Court St. East Brunswick, NJ 08816
Phone: (732) 238-7890

August 2016
Friday 19th during 8pm Program A
Saturday 20th during 8pm Program A
Friday 26th during 8pm Program B
Saturday 27th during 8pm Program B

Tickets online during or during a doorway $20.00

4 some-more performances will take place at:
Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center
280 Broadway (Entrance during 53A Chambers), New York, NY 10007
Phone: (646) 837-6809

September 2016
Thursday 1st during 7:30pm Program A
Friday 2nd during 7:30pm Program B
Saturday 3rd Matinee during 5pm Program A
Saturday 3rd Evening during 7:30pm Program B

Tickets online or during a doorway $25.00

Founded by executive Benjamin Briones, a Festival was innate to share, support, foster and showcase a work of arriving and determined Choreographers and Dance Companies who are ardent about communicating their prophesy by unison dance and a styles of Contemporary Ballet, Modern and Contemporary Dance. We adore being a partial of a dance village and enriching a universe by pity practice with artists of each culture. We guarantee an dusk full of dance we won’t forget, constructed by Benjamin Briones Ballet.

Participants embody choreographers from Mexico, Connecticut, Florida, New Hampshire and New York.

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Highlighted Artists:

1- Ana Cuellar

2- Carla V annucchi/Formazione Danza

3- Cesar Ortiz/Carousel Dance Studio

4- Dannon O’Brien

5- David Sun/DSundanceX

6- Elizabeth McMillan/Vivid Ballet

7- Erin Forrest

8- George C. Berry/George C. Berry Company

9- Miguel Angel Palmeros/Momentos Corpo?reos

10- Ned Kinter/Ned Kinter De?s le De?but

11- Nellesa W althour

12- Steve Rooks/Saving Grace Dance Ensemble

13- Ted Thomas and Frances Ortiz-Thomas/Ortiz Dance

14- Vera Huff/Veracity Dance Theatre

Also presenting BBBallet repertory by choreographers: Amanda Turner, Megan Philipp, Ursula Verduzco and Benjamin Briones.


Ana Cuellar is an achieved choreographer, dancer and aerialist. She’s a connoisseur of a Contemporary Dance during The Autonomous University of Nuevo Leo?n and Theater of National Institute of Bellas Artes in Monterrey Nuevo Leon Mexico. While there she was postulated a Talent Scholarship as good as a Individual Artistic Development. Ana has finished “The Meisner Master Program” during Truthful Acting Studio in Orlando, Florida. She warranted many awards, accolades and scholarships for her talents in a art fields. Since 2004 Ana Cuellar has achieved during Cirque du Solei, La Nouba. She is a captain of a Aerial Ballet in silk organisation given 2007. She understudied a categorical purpose of a “La Petite Madam” impression and a Aerial categorical purpose for a Aerial Ballet in Silk performance. Ana warranted a “Successful Mexican Woman Award” in 2015 for her contributions in Central Florida. She was also respected with a “Tenochtitlan Award” 2012 by Casa Mexico in Orlando, Florida.

As a Choreographer Ana Cuellar has presented her work during many good famous festivals and events including: All Stars of Dance WBC in Orlando, Latin Choreographers Festival in New York, Party for a Senses during Epcot in Disney World Orlando, ReverbDance Festival in New York, Dance in a Desert Festival in Las Vegas, International Choreographers Showcase in Guatemala, Dance Gala Florida Dance Theater in Lakeland Florida, Contemporary dance Festival Cuerpo al Descubierto in Mexico City, International Fringe Festival Orlando Florida (show SHATTER), Ballet Inc, The Series in New York and many others.

Carla Vannucchi graduated in Science of Sport Education and in Pedagogy during Bologna University, she softened her dance techniques in Rome during “Danza Prospettiva”-Vittorio Biagi and “Centro Professionale Danza Contemporanea -Elsa Piperno” and in New York (Alvin Ailey School, Laban Centre, Merce Cunningham Studio, Limo?n Foundation, Movement Research and Nikolais Studio). She spent her career as dancer, partner choreographer, mai?tre of contemporary and ballet techniques in Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria (Liz King, Ismael Ivo, Marcia Haide?e, Itzik Galili, etc.). She founded in 1997 “Formazione Danza”; in her work as choreographer there is a alloy of several dance techniques with a tradition, butoh and tanztheater. Recently, a solo ‘Frida Portrait’ – consecrated and combined for Kitty Lunn / Infinity Dance Theater – was premiered during Joyce Soho in May 2009.

Cesar Ortiz – Director / instructor co-owner of Carousel Dance and DanceSport Foundation. Cesar has been dancing given a proposal age of 7 years old. His veteran training has taken him opposite a universe from South America to Russia, Europe and a USA. Cesar began his career as a dancer for Ballet de Cali Company dancing a purpose of Don Quixote, The Nutcracker and other good works such as Barrio Ballet, Coppelia and most more. He has danced with important companies such as a Ohio Dance Theater, Black Door ensemble, Ganesville Ballet Theater, Sacramento Ballet, Saratoga Springs Ballet, Westchester Ballet Company a Geoffrey Ballet NYC before to fasten Carousel Dance / DanceSport Foundation.

Erin Forrest began her ballet training during a O.D.U. Ballet in Virginia with Istvan and Ana Ament of Romania. In 1992, she perceived an invitation to investigate with Nina Sakhnovskaya during a Vaganova Academy in St. Petersburg, Russia. While during Vaganova Academy, she was awarded a grant to continue her preparation during a St. Petersburg State Institute of Culture Arts, investigate Ballet Pedagogy, Choreography, and Russian denunciation underneath Boris Bregvadze and her teacher, Olga Muxhortova.

Ms. Forrest has taught during Ellison Ballet, Boston Ballet School, Joffrey Ballet School and Gelsey Kirkland Academy. She has coached bullion medalists during YAGP and Indianapolis International Ballet Competition. She has also successfully taken partial as an instructor and a choreographer in Classical Dance Alliance’s “International Youth Ballet Festival” with Oleg Vinogradov, Artistic Director. Ms. Forrest has coached students to perform a lead purpose in full-length Giselle in St. Petersburg, Russia, and has constructed choreography that was taken on debate around Russia. Her students have achieved during International Dance Day Gala in St. Petersburg, Russia, and can be found dancing during Dutch National Ballet, Stuttgart, Salzburg Ballet, and Colorado Ballet.

George Clarkson Berry has only finished his BA in Dance during a University of Alabama. While during a University, underneath a instruction of Cornelius Carter, George has been Don Quixote in Don Quixote by Qianping Guo, Lucien in Paquita, and a Knight in Rita Snyder’s El Dorado. George has achieved complicated works by Jane Wiener, George Stalib, and Gregory Catellier. His training began during Atlanta Ballet and he has achieved as a guest artist for Nutcracker as Snow King, Spanish, and Arabian during a Southeast Alabama Dance Company (SEADAC) and during a Bama Theatre. While participating in Broadway Dance Centers Professional Semester, he worked with Matthew Powell, Wes Veldink, and Jim Coney. He has also starred in mixed dance productions such as Hans in Frozen and a Indian Chief in Peter Pan during SEADAC . His works have been featured in a Alabama Dance Festival for mixed years, a Young Choreographer’s Festival, and during Broadway Dance Center. George has an extraordinary support complement of parents, grandparents, and friends who enthuse his choreographic work and assistance him grow as an artist and as a person

Miguel Angel Palmeros has done over 140 choreographies. Her repertoire desirous by works trimming from Bach to initial electronic music. He began his career as a dancer in a Dance Company of a University of Veracruz; also danced in a National Ballet of Mexico, Independent Ballet, Theatre Space Ballet among other companies. He has worked with choreographers: John Fealy, Anna Sokolow, Alvin Ailey, Job Sanders, among others.

He has also choreographed for University Contemporary Dance, Contempodanza, Contradanza, Dance Company of a University of Guadalajara, Taller Coreogra?fico de la UNAM, etc.

As a highbrow he has given courses in a Dance Faculty of a University Veracruzana, Ollin Yoliztli Cultural Center, Mexican Dance Academy INBA, Morelos Center for a Arts, Los Talleres Cultural Center, to name a few. He has toured around Spain, France, Germany, Holland, Poland, a former Czechoslovakia, Rumania, Bulgaria, Finland, a United States, Cuba, Bolivia and a Mexican Republic

He worked as founder, director, choreographer and dancer of a contemporary dance organisation Expansio?n 7. It was a initial eccentric contemporary dance organisation in Me?xico. In 2001 he founded and destined alongside clergyman and dancer Maribel Michel a contemporary dance association Momentos Corpo?reos.

Recognition Career National Autonomous University of Mexico -UNAM, 2014

National System of Art Creators 2008 y 2012 “Jose? Limo?n” Dance National Award 2005 “Rau?l Flores Canelo” Award 2005.

Nellesa Walthour is a local of Dublin, GA. She lerned on full brotherhood during a Alvin Ailey School and danced with companies that embody The Metropolitan Opera, Dallas Black Dance Theater (DBDT), Patricia Kenney Dance Collection, Earl Mosely’s Diversity of Dance and Nathan Trice Ritutals. She has had a pleasure of operative with such choreographers as Ron Brown, Hope Clarke, Sean Curran, Louis Johnson, Alonzo King and Donald McKayle. Nellesa has also achieved a works of Milton Myers, Elisa Monte, David Parsons, Talley Beatty, Jose? Limo?n and Donald Byrd. She has choreographed works for DBDT, NYMF’s Trav’lin (associate), Boston’s Jazz Dance Recovery Project, advantages and solo projects. Favorite museum credits embody Disney’s The Lion King (national tour), Ragtime (Kennedy Center), Once on This Island (Andrea), and Pippin (Fastrada u/s). Most recently she has worked as an singer in TV (The Good Wife, Flight of a Conchords, The Haunting of…), brief films and industrials. Nellesa is a Harvard graduate, a approved instructor in GYROTONIC® and pad Pilates and an AEA member.

Steve Rooks was a element dancer for a Martha Graham Dance Company from 1981-1991. His opening credits with a Graham Company embody a Metropolitan Opera House display of Diversion of Angels televised for “Celebrate! 100 Years of a Lively Arts during a Met”, and as a featured dancer on a radio special, “The Martha Graham Company in Japan”. Mr. Rooks’ choreographic credits embody a solo–Outside, that was comparison to be presented in a 1989 New Choreographers array during a Graham Company’s tumble deteriorate during City Center Theater in New York. A after work, Cool River, became a partial of that company’s 1996-1997 repertoire after a World Premier during Lincoln Center. Mr. Rooks now serves as proprietor choreographer for a Vassar Repertory Dance Theatre. Besides his work as partner highbrow of dance during Vassar, Mr. Rooks is also a unchanging guest instructor during a Alvin Ailey Martha Graham Schools of Dance. He has also taught internationally during several dance festivals, as good as a Dallas Black Dance Theater, Ballet Nacional de Mexico, The American Academy of Ballet, and a Houston Ballet.

TED THOMAS and FRANCES ORTIZ – Met while earning their Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in dance during a State University of New York during Purchase. They afterwards went on to grasp their Masters degrees in Dance Education during New York University. Mr. Thomas danced in Ballet Hispanico, Elisa Monte, Murray Louis and Nikolais Company and a Paul Taylor Dance Company and Ms. Ortiz has achieved with Kevin Wynn, Tim Martin, and Carl Paris. The dual founded Thomas/Ortiz Dance in 2003 and while choreographing and stability to perform, Mr. Thomas was for dual years Artist-in-Residence during Barnard College and Ms. Ortiz a guest clergyman and choreographer during Yale University. Thomas and Ortiz along with her twin sister Ginna Ortiz are co-owners and directors of a New England Academy of Dance and New England Dance Theater in New Canaan, CT.

About Thomas/Ortiz Dance – Combining their choreographic and low-pitched sensibilities, Ted Thomas and Frances Ortiz founded?Thomas/Ortiz Dance in 2001. The association of twelve dancers from culturally different backgrounds performs a repertoire that explores a crowd of thought-provoking and socially-relevant themes, while during times being calm to benefaction non- mimetic dance that strives to captivate given of a technique, musicality, and originality, — in brief given of a “mere” choreography.

Thomas/Ortiz Dance done a entrance during The Bronx Academy of Art and Dance in 2001. Among many other venues, a association has given achieved during Joyce SoHo, Clune Center for a Arts, 2005, DeBaun Center for a Performing Arts, Dance Theater Workshop, Broadway Cares, Dancing during a Crossroads Time Square, Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theater, American Dance Guild during Dance New Amsterdam, John Prinz and Friends during a Ailey Citigroup Theater, Dance New York Festival, Lincoln Center, Master Dance Series, Nazareth College, Latin Choreographer festival, Jacob’s Pillow, and Merce Cunningham Studios. In 2010, they were consecrated to emanate a work for Connecticut Ballet (CT), ensuing in “Corelli”, that premiered during Jul 2010 during a Katherine Hepburn Theater (CT). For some-more info, revisit

BBBallet Choreographers:

Megan Philipp was innate and lifted in southern California. She graduated from Butler University in 2002 with a grade in dance pedagogy and relocated to NYC. She spent 8 years in NYC teaching, performing, and choreographing. In 2010 she graduated from NYU with a masters in Dance Education and relocated to Chicago to turn a full time expertise member and curriculum coordinator for a Joffrey Academy of Dance. After 3 and a half years during a Joffrey Ballet, Megan returned to southern California. She is now an artist in proprietor during State Street Ballet in Santa Barbara. She is anxious and unapproachable to be partial of BBBallet and sends her best from a west seashore to all of a artists.

Amanda Turner lerned in a UK and had an general ballet and museum career operative with Israel National Ballet, Munich Ballet Theater, Vienna Festival Ballet, and others. She achieved in many musicals including Phantom of a Opera, Evita, Damn Yankees, Little Me, and West Side Story, has taught and choreographed for a Broadway dance village in NYC for over 15 years, and is a guest clergyman with a London College of Music. Ms. Turner has choreographed all from exemplary ballet and low-pitched theater, to song videos. She is also lerned in Ayurvedic medicine, yoga, and devout counseling. Her passion is to enthuse others and to try a tellurian middle landscape by dance and a arts, and to move about amicable change, artistic evolution, and intrapersonal mutation by a middle of dance, visible art, and choreographic work.

Ursula Verduzco trained during Ballet Austin Academy and a Joffrey Ballet School, She has danced with several companies including Ballet Austin, Staten Island Ballet, Benjamin Briones Ballet, New York City Opera, Eglevsky Ballet, Ajkun Ballet Theatre, Connecticut Ballet, Some Dance Company,Veracity Dance Theatre, New York Dance Theatre, Dance Theatre in Westchester, Ad Hoc Ballet, Ballet Neo and BalaSole among others, behaving in exemplary and contemporary repertoire. She has been respected to seem in Dance Magazine as one of a dancers to prominence in their “Race Issue”, Jul 2010

As a choreographer Ms. Verduzco has combined consecrated works for The Staten Island Ballet, Ellison Ballet, Benjamin Briones Ballet, Nomad Contemporary Ballet and Periapsis Music and Dance. As a teacher, Ms. Verduzco has been a guest association clergyman with Les Ballets Grandiva in NYC, she has been on expertise during The Joffrey Ballet School and has taught extensively via a NYC area as good as LEON Dance Arts and Southern New Hampshire Dance Theatre summer programs.

She is a veteran singer with knowledge in a TV and a Theatre Play universe given a age of nine. She is a Co-Founder of Mid-Pointe Project. As a Founder and Director of The Latin Choreographers Festival, Ms. Verduzco combined this Festival in 2008 with a goal to share, support and benefaction a work of gifted Latin Choreographers in NYC. The Festival distinguished a 5th Anniversary in 2012.

BENJAMIN BRIONES – Professional dancer, choreographer, teacher, engineer and entrepreneur. A connoisseur of The National School of Classical Ballet, The National School of Contemporary Dance and The Royal Academy of Dancing in Mexico City. His heterogeneous educational credentials includes training in Cuban and Royal Ballet styles, as good as investigate of Graham, Cunningham, Limon and Francis complicated dance styles. As a soloist, he has seemed with many companies, among them Ballet El Paso, Ballet Austin, Connecticut Ballet, Mid Ohio Ballet, Ballet Theater of Annapolis, Granite State Ballet, Southern New Hampshire Ballet, New Haven Ballet, Staten Island Ballet and River Ballet. As a teacher, he has taught extensively via a NYC including The Joffrey Ballet School, LEON Dance Arts Southern New Hampshire Dance Theatre. Benjamin was allocated Ballet Master At The Staten Island Ballet in 2006-09. During that time, he also began his choreographic career, portion as a Resident Choreographer for both a Staten Island Ballet and Ajkun Ballet Theatre (New York). In 2012, his countless choreographic endeavors culminated in a combined Benjamin Briones Ballet. He is also Founder and Co-Director of Mid-Pointe project. Co-owner and co-founder of, Benjamin has been conceptualizing costumes for a past 18 years.

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