Choreographers & Dancers

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Wilfredo Rivera

Cofounder, Artistic Director & CEO

Wilfredo is a co-founder of Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre, Artistic Director since 2007.

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Katlin Bourgeois

Choreographer

Katlin graduated from the Alonzo King LINES Ballet Training Program in 2014.

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Eddy Ocampo

Choreographer

Eddy Ocampo has created ballets in Europe, Mexico, Russia and the U.S. 

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Theodore Alexander

Dance Ensemble

Teddy's recent venture was Triangle Healing Project, a workshop along the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade routes.

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Catera Burgess

Dance Ensemble

Catera currently choreographs and teaches around the Midwest.

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Esther Farley

Dance Ensemble

Esther is a recent graduate of the Boston Conservatory at Berklee

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Sidney Markert

Dance Ensemble

Sydney is a dance artist and yoga instructor hailing from Des Moines.

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Michelle Skiba

Dance Ensemble

Michelle is a dancer from Chicago and graduate of Northwestern University.

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Mark Gonzalez

Apprentice

Mark is a dance artist from Edinburg, Texas.

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Francisco Melendez

Apprentice

Frankie recently trained with Chicago Movement Collective as a Claire Bataille Legacy Program student.

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Lucas Greeff

Collaborator

Lucas Greeff is a dancer, choreographer, and circus artist

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Jessica Miller Tomlinson

Ballet Mistress

Jessica has been the Ballet Mistress for Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre since 2017.

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Shannon Alvis

Choreographer

Shannon is a freelance performer, teacher, and choreographer.

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Monique Haley

Choreographer

Monique is an accomplished dancer, teacher and choreographer.

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Brennen Renteria

Rehearsal Director & Dance Ensemble

He has danced with Elements Ballet and in various Chicago productions.

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Delphine Chang

Dance Ensemble

Delphine began her training in traditional Chinese and Indian dance in Taiwan

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Bennett Cullen

Dance Ensemble

Bennett has danced for Big Muddy Dance Co., & Visceral Dance Chicago.

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Tatum Lang

Dance Ensemble

Tatum has trained with the Joffrey Ballet School (NYC), School of Ballet Arizona, and Kansas City Ballet.

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Kennedy Phelps

Dance Ensemble

Kennedy is a dancer, choreographer and teacher in the Detroit Area

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Catie Armbrecht

Apprentice

Catie graduated from Ohio State in May 2021 with a BFA in Dance.

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Sydney Jones

Apprentice

Sydney is a dancer, choreographer, and educator.

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Bruno Salgado

Apprentice

Bruno is a recent graduate from the University of Wisconsin- Steven Point

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Ethan Kirschbaum

Artistic Associate

Director of Chicago Movement Collective and the Claire Bataille Legacy Program