Cindy Bradley began her studies at the school of the Atlanta Ballet Company. Later she studied with New York City Ballet’s School of American Ballet. She joined the Virginia Ballet Company, under the direction of Oleg Tupine; the Louisville Ballet Company, under the direction of Richard Munro; the San Diego Ballet Company, under the direction of Keith Martin; and the North San Diego County Ballet, under the direction of Victor Moreno. As well as choreographing many original works, she has staged The Nutcracker, Coppelia, and Swan Lake. Ms. Bradley co-founded Jetsetter Productions in 2005 and created Shag With a Twist with world-renowned artist Josh Agle, aka Shag. The dance musical premiered at the Los Angeles Theatre Center and won an Ovation award for best costume design, was nominated for eight Lester Horton Awards and had an extended run in Las Vegas in 2007.
Patrick David Bradley
Patrick David Bradley has been teaching and dancing in the greater Los Angeles area since 1978. Mr. Bradley holds a BA in studio art and an MA in Intra-Media Art and Performance from California State University at Domiguez Hills. He started dance at Los Angeles Harbor College, then at California State University at Dominguez Hills, continued at Western Michigan University, danced with the CSU Dominguez Hills Dance Company, Angels Gate Dance Company, Loyola Marymount Dance Company and Rose Polsky and Dancers. He was founding director of Matrix Performance Art Company and currently teaches art at San Pedro High School. His works have been featured on many programs including SOLA, Celebrate Dance, California Choreography Festival, Los Angeles Harbor Arts Festival, Dance Under the Stars, and The Los Angeles Dance Invitational. In 2003 San Pedro City Ballet was nominated for a Lester Horton Award for Excellence In Performance for Mr. Bradley’s work Light, and in 2007, Mr. Bradley received a nomination for Excellence In Choreography, Short Form, for Silence.
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Performer, Choreographer, Teacher, and Photographer, Jamie Carr, was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. Jamie’s passion for knowledge led her to graduate Magna Cum Laude from California State University Long Beach with a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Dance, an Associates Arts degree in Photography, and to receive her certification in the ABT curriculum levels pre-primary through level three. She has had the pleasure to work with distinguished faculty and had the opportunity work with and perform works of guest artists such as Alex Ketley and Sidra Bell. To help further her knowledge, Jamie has traveled across the world attending workshops and intensives including Hubbard Street Dance Chicago summer intensive, Bodytraffic summer and spring intensives, San Francisco Conservatory of Dance summer intensive, and OPENFLR summer program in Florence, Italy.
Since graduation, Jamie has had the honorable pleasure to be a teaching artists for several Los Angles based dance studios such as the San Pedro City Ballet and Dance 1 Studios, as well as the non-profit Arts Alive. Alongside her teaching career, Jamie has performed with Los Angeles contemporary companies Project21Dance and VIDA. She also has established her own company Authentic. Authentic is a movement-based business comprised of three divisions (Grooves, Pics, and Links) offering unique business services in the areas she is passionate about (teaching, performing and photography).
Jamie loves to learn and work with others to accomplish a common goal. Jamie’s desire for teaching, knowledge, and community service guides her journey. Jamie strives to eliminate the preconceived notions one may have and create an authentic connection with her community in order to create art.
Victoria Green trained with San Pedro City Ballet since the age of three. She performed in The Nutcracker every year, with her most notable roles being the Harlequin Doll and Arabian lead.
Tracy Jones received her early training at San Pedro Ballet School and Lauridsen Ballet Centre. She has danced professionally with Ballet Austin, Sacramento Ballet, Anaheim Ballet, Borealis Dance Company, and Kenneth Walker Dance Project and performed as a guest artist for South Bay Ballet, Silverlake Contemporary Ballet and San Pedro City Ballet. She has worked with choreographers such as Ron Cunningham, Lila York, Robert Kelly, Kenneth Walker, Gina Patterson, and Stephen Mills.
Amie Kilgore graduated from the University of Arizona in May 2014 as the Outstanding Senior for the School of Dance and the entire College of Fine Arts. While working on her BFA in Dance, Amie earned herself a large number of soloist and principal roles, including guest artist works such as Tarantella, George Balanchine’s virtuosic pas de deux, Firebird, Ernie Flatt’s stunning pop-classic and When the Moon…Bonnie Mathis’s demanding contemporary pas de deux. UA Dance’s esteemed faculty equally rewarded Amie with demanding leading roles such as And So….a solo by Amy Ernst, Her/Him a lyrical jazz duet by Michael Williams, Liebeslieder Waltzer choreographed by Melissa Lowe and James Clouser and Lifting Love’s Wings, a solo created on her by Elizabeth George. Among her fellow dance majors, Amie also had the opportunity to perform George Balanchine’s Allegro Brilliante as well as Rubies, a selection from Jewels. Outside of the University of Arizona, Amie spent her summers training with Alonzo King’s LINES Contemporary Ballet, the City Ballet of San Diego, ConDanza Contemporary Ballet, and New York International’s Summer Intensive with Paris Opera Ballet in Paris, France. 2014 was her first time performing with San Pedro City Ballet. Amie took on the roles of Spanish and Dew Drop Fairy in the Nutcracker.
Kenneth Walker Dance Project celebrates is 10th year of bringing Contemporary Ballet to life in the Los Angeles area. Kenneth invites the thoughts and ideas of his dancers when creating new works and offers dancers the opportunity to find their own voice within the work. The company presents annual concerts and has appeared at festivals throughout LA, including the Pasadena Dance Festival, Los Angeles Dance Invitational, Mix Match Festival, Palm Desert Choreography Under the Stars, Dance! Now at the Miles Playhouse in Santa Monica, MADBAD Festival in the San Francisco Bay Area, and in New York, Virginia, and South Carolina.
Growing up in Saint Louis, Desarai only had access to snippets of Hollywood. She obsessed over everything entertainment, from the latest music video, magazine, dance trend, clothing, and anything else her older siblings could introduce her to.
She started dancing at three years old, mimicking the dance moves she saw in music videos. The reaction of astonishment she received from her dancing at age 3 planted the entertainment seed. She began immersing herself in the arts during elementary school from choir, art class, band, musicals, talent shows, etc.
The plant grew more and more as she went into high school where she gravitated to street dancing and anything dance-related. Picking up different dance styles as she went, she found herself with two paths prior to graduating high school. College or just dance?
Taking the path of least resistance, she chose both!!!! She studied for a Communications degree and danced at local studios at night while teaching children’s hip hop dance classes. In 2008, she found a local dance group called MaTiff that gave her a real-life connection to L.A. 2008 is when she decided to take dance seriously.
Once Desarai graduated from college in 2010, she decided to start taking steps towards moving to Los Angeles. In 2013, she made that leap! Driving 1,500 miles cross-country in her little Volkswagen Beetle, she didn’t look back. Upon arriving, she secured a work-study position at Millennium Dance Complex to learn the industry and to train. On a whim, she answered an ad for teaching children’s classes for the Los Angeles School District and began an amazing 5-year relationship with Cindy Bradley and the San Pedro City Ballet Dance Studio.