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Choreographers & Dancers


Wilfredo Rivera

Cofounder, Artistic Director & CEO

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

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Katlin Bourgeois


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


Michelle Manzanales


Michelle is Director of Ballet Hispánico’s School of Dance

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Catie Armbrecht

Dance Ensemble

Catie is a dancer and movement educator from Cleveland, OH.

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Bennett Cullen

Dance Ensemble

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

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Nick Lampson

Dance Ensemble

Nick has worked with Giordano Dance Chicago, Freckled Sky Productions & Definition Dance Academy.

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Michelle Skiba

Dance Ensemble

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

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Maggie O'Gorman


Maggie earned a BFA in dance at the University of Iowa

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Jessica Miller Tomlinson

Ballet Mistress

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


Shannon Alvis


Shannon is a  performer, teacher, and choreographer.


Monique Haley


Monique is an accomplished dancer, teacher, and choreographer


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 Chinese and Indian dance in Taiwan


Sydney Jones

Dance Ensemble

Sydney is a dancer, choreographer, and educator.

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Bruno Salgado

Dance Ensemble

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

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Caitlin Clark


Caitlin (she/her) earned a BFA in Dance from Western MI University

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Ethan Kirschbaum

Artistic Associate

Dir. of Chicago Movement Collective & Claire Bataille Legacy Program

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Mark Vaughn

Company Class Instructor

Mark was twice national dance champion of Barbados.

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