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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Brennen Renteria

Rehearsal Director, Library Manager, Dance Ensemble

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

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Catera Burgess

Dance Ensemble

Catera currently choreographs and teaches around the Midwest.

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Delphine Chang

Dance Ensemble

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

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Kennedy Phelps

Dance Ensemble

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

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Sophie Allen

Performing Apprentice

Sophie is a Chicago-based dance artist passionate about engaging in interdisciplinary collaboration

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Jack Russell

Performing Apprentice

Jack has been training in modern and classical dance styles for 10 years.

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Ethan Kirschbaum

Artistic Collaborator

Director of Chicago Movement Collective and the Claire Bataille Legacy Program

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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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Rigoberto Saura

Choreographer

Former soloist Danza Contemporánea of Cuba & National Ballet of Ecuador

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Michael Artrip

Dance Ensemble

Michael graduated from Western Michigan University studying ballet, modern, and jazz techniques.

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Kelsey Burns

Dance Ensemble

Kelsey has held residencies at NYU, Mare Nostrum Elements (NY),Taipei American School, & Esthètes à Klak 

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Anouk Otsea

Dance Ensemble

Anouk is a dance artist and GYROTONICR Instructor hailing from Juneau, Alaska

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Michelle Skiba

Dance Ensemble

Michelle is a native Chicagoan and graduate of Northwestern University.

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Esther Farley

Performing Apprentice

Esther is a recent graduate of the Boston Conservatory at Berklee

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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.