Choreographers & Dancers


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


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


Eddy Ocampo


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


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


Shannon Alvis


Shannon is a freelance performer, teacher, and choreographer.


Monique Haley


Monique is an accomplished dancer, teacher and choreographer.

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Rigoberto Saura


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


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.