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Contemporary - Composition


Kim is an Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, a choreographer and dancer born and raised in NYC. February 2024, she garnered significant recognition for her choreographic work at the Maritime Museum in London, U.K.. In 2023, she presented her dance re-imagining of Martha Graham’s “Adorations," created originally in the mid-1970s for a PBS film, at the Joyce Theater in NYC. Jones is a two-time NEA recipient, a Régisseur for the Martha Graham Resource Center, and founder and Artistic Director of Movement Migration, a dance company based in Charlotte, NC. Her career includes dancing with the Martha Graham Dance Company and The Metropolitan Opera Ballet. Jones is a 2023-2024 Research fellow with the NY Public Library‘s Jerome Robbins Dance Division. Her research explores the life of Korean dancer/choreographer Choi Seung-Hee (1911-69). Choi, widely regarded as Korea’s first modern dancer, lived a remarkable life through the Japanese occupation of Korea and the Korean War. Jones's dance research has also led her to re-imagine renowned American choreographer Martha Graham’s Imperial Gesture (1935) for the Graham Company and reconstruct Paul Taylor’s Tracer (1964) with permission from Mr. Taylor. In July 2022, Jones was invited to Chicago for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Institute: Making Modernism: Literature, Dance, and Visual Culture in Chicago, 1893-1955, at the Newberry Library.

Kim Photo By: Jeff Cravotta

Maurizio Nardi

Artistic Director

Modern - Martha Graham's technique


Maurizio Nardi is a former Principal dancer with the Martha Graham Dance Company. 

In his home country of Italy, Maurizio began his professional career dancing with Carla Fracci and with mentor, friend and choreographer Deanna Losi. He has danced in productions by Beppe Menegatti, Micha Van Hoecke, Roberto Guicciardini, Anne Bogart and danced in original creations by Deanna Losi, Dug Varone, Mary Anthony, Kun Yung Lin, Larry Keigwin, Martha Clark, Nacho Duato, Pearl Lang, Boulareyang Pagarlava and many others.  

Maurizio joined the Martha Graham Dance Company in 2002. He has danced in principal roles such as The Revivalist and the Husbandmen in Appalachian Spring, The Chief Celebrant in Acts Of Light, the leading role in Maple Leaf Rag, The Goat in Circe, the man in the Red and White Couple in Diversion Of Angels, The Stranger in Embattled Garden, The Blind Seer in Night Journey, the Crist Figure and the Penitent in El Penitente,  Aegisthus in Clytemnestra and Hippolitus in Phaedra. Maurizio has being teaching, demonstrating and leading lecture-demonstrations all over the world, he received the 2007 “Les Etoiles De Ballet2000” in Cannes, France and is currently the founder and Artistic Director of Key West Modern Dance summer study program.

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Alyce Cristina Vallejo

Ballett - Repertory


Alyce Cristina Vallejo, from Charlotte, has spent 15+ years as a performing artist and teacher. She trained and later worked as a teacher with Charlotte Ballet, Charlotte School of Ballet, and Northwest School of the Arts. Between 2007-2021, Alyce performed with MC/Kinetic Works and CPCC Summer Theater and as a guest artist for the Charlotte Youth Ballet. She joined Moving Poets in 2013 and currently serves as a creative contributor, choreographer, and performer. In 2022, she performed and artistically contributed to the MP’s original production of The Little Prince, and this year, she was a presenting artist at the BOOM Fringe Festival. Alyce is also an embodiment coach and certified yoga teacher.

Alyce Photo By: Jeff Cravotta

Our Past Faculty Included:


Daniel Fetecua

Modern Technique / Limon Dance Company


Blakeley White-McGuire

Choreographic Studies / Martha Graham Dance Company


George Smallwood

Contemporary Technique / Paul Taylor Dance Company


Whitney V. Hunter

Dance on Camera / HunterMedium


Melissa Toogood

Modern Technique / Merce Cunningham Dance Company


Tina Williams

Horton Technique / Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater 


Kate Skarpetowska

Contemporary/ David Parsons, Lar Lubovitch Dance Co. 


Elijiah Gibson

Jazz / Giordano Dance Chicago


Catherine Cabeen

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company


Ricardo Zaya

Shen Wei Dance Arts

Luis A. Cuevas

Freelance Dancer-Choreographer

Juan Rodriguez

Complexion Contemporary Ballet (former)

Nicole Corea

Lar Lubovitch Dance Company

Antony Bocconi


Sam Shapiro

North Carolina School Of The Arts

Jovani Furlan

Miami City Ballet - NYC Ballet

Daniel Gwirtzman

Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company

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