November 17 & 18 @ 8 pm EST
37-24 24th Street, Suite 211
Long Island City, NY 11101
Meet the Artists
Darvejon Anthony Jones
Dahlia Jones is seven years old and a second grader who loves to read, play Roblox, make art, and ask questions. This is Dahlia’s first big performance with her daddy.
Jenelle Gaerlan (she/they) is a multi-disciplined creative and freelance dancer from Portland, Oregon. Having trained in contemporary, jazz, modern, ballet, hip hop, house, waacking and movement improvisation/freestyle, Jenelle has done work for Nike Inc., DarVejon Jones Dance Ensemble, BodyVox Dance Company (under Emmy Award-winning choreographers Jamey Hampton and Ashley Roland), Soulskin Dance, Fray Show by CandyBomber Productions (premiered at Stanford Live), and Robert Moses’ KIN.
Jenelle’s dancing comes from a place of coexistence and interconnectivity between movement languages. The way she chooses to reveal her experience through movement and storytelling bleeds into their teaching practices in the classroom. How can we tell our stories while applying new information in class to deepen the quality of our narratives outside of that space? Using house dance philosophies (a club dance style centered around the music, footwork, grooves and the cypher/circle) as a focal point for her curriculum, Jenelle looks forward to facilitating a different way to approach music and dance in her Teens at LINES course this Fall.
Jenelle currently dances for Robert Moses’ KIN and is fascinated by the intersection of music, visual media, and movement. With expertise in dance, choreography, video production, design, and creative direction, she has now relocated to the Bay Area to build and connect with other multifaceted artists.
ArVejon Jones is the Chair of Dance at Oakland School of the Arts in Oakland, California. He attended San Francisco State University, where he majored in Dance and minored in Japanese. ArVejon has studied rigorously in many dance forms, including Tap, Hip Hop, West African, Ballet, Jazz, Haitian Folklore, some Afro-Cuban Folklore, Afro-Brazilian Folklore, and various contemporary dance techniques (Horton, Limon, Release, Graham). He has danced all over the US and Canada and studied in Brazil. In the Bay Area, he has been a student apprentice with ODC Dance SF and has worked professionally as a freelance artist with Copious Dance Theater, PUSH Dance, SOULSKIN Dance, and Sean Dorsey Dance, among others. He has been a featured Dancer in the San Francisco Dance Film Festival (2014) and has recently been Nominated for an Isadora Duncan Dance Award for “Outstanding Achievement in Performance- Ensemble” for his work in 2017. In Boston, he performed throughout the Northeast with Prometheus Dance and Jean Appolon Expressions in addition to being contracted for two years as a Lead Teaching Artist for the Boston Ballet’s “Education and Outreach Initiative.” Currently, Jones is a dancer with Garrett + Moulton Productions.
Jillian St. Germain
Jillian St.Germain received her arts education on scholarship at Interlochen Arts Academy in MI. She is also a trained Circus Artist & BGirl. Professionally, Jillian has had the opportunity to perform with such companies as DJDE, Ballet NY, Urban Ballet Theatre, AntiGravity Entertainment, José Mateo Ballet Theatre, Quixotic Fusion, Boston Ballet, Aerial Artistry, AcroArts Productions, BodyVox & NYC Tranzformerz Breakdance Crew amongst others. Ms.St.Germain has experience in the TV/film industry as well, including as an aerialist/dancer on NBC’s TV Series ’Smash,’ in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, aired on CBS, and starring in Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Vincent LaForet’s short film ‘MōVI.’ Most recently, Jillian is starring in Fuchsia Lin’s ‘Future Cosmos Flow,’ Portland, OR. In addition to performing Ms.St.Germain is passionate about choreographing and teaching. She has co-founded two multi-disciplinary performance companies, and her works have been featured collaboratively & independently in ‘SummerStage Festival’ NYC, Dancers Responding to Aids Gala, Waterfire Festival, RI, The State Theatre, PA, Lincoln Center, NY, CTFD Gala at NY City Center; and The Hanover Theatre, MA, to name a few. Jillian is currently in the editing process of her debut dance film titled ‘That Within Us Must Be Moved,’ which she created, choreographed, and directed.
Brent Luebbert started his dance journey grudgingly in a middle school dance class he was required to take. After falling in love with dance, he apprenticed with Bodyvox during a gap year before attending Point Park University, where he graduated with a BFA in Modern Dance. While in Pittsburgh, he danced with The Pillow Project and Attack Theatre before getting sick of winter weather and moving back to Portland. Back in his hometown, he worked with Eowyn Emerald and Dancers, DJDE, and toured internationally with Bodyvox. He has choreographed for DJDE and for Bodyvox. In addition to dancing, Brent is a massage therapist and member of the International Association of Dance Medicine & Science.
Sara Parker is a dance artist who currently teaches, creates, and performs throughout the Portland area. Formally, she holds an MFA in Modern Dance from the University of Utah (2015) and a B.S. in Dance from the University of Oregon (2009).
Motivated by creativity, Sara believes that dance is a radical act of liberating one’s body to more fully engage and connect with the deeper and subtle layers of existence. She is enamored by ‘what comes up’ in the studio and the relationship between her lived experience and the ‘bigger picture.’ The micro and macrocosm.
Sara is a teaching artist at Open Space Dance, Shaun Keylock Studio, & Portland Community College. With an affinity for movement, Sara is also a licensed Gyrotonic® and Gyrokinesis® instructor and enjoys the ways these practices influence her dance teaching and creativity.
Her choreographic work has appeared at New Expressive Works, BodyVox Dance Center, The Headwaters Theatre, Portland Community College, Lane Community College, Portland State University, The Hult Center, Lincoln Performance Hall, Conduit Dance Inc., Northwest Dance Project Studio and Performance Center, Mariott Center for Dance, Mudson, and the Ladies Literary Club, Portland5 at The Brunish, On the Boards, and Portland Center Stage at The Armory. For more, visit www.s-parkerdance.com