Choreographers & Dancers

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Wilfredo Rivera

Cofounder and Artistic Director

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

Katlin Bourgeois


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

Stephanie Martinez


Chicago-based choreographer Stephanie Martinez has created over 60 ballets

Jesse Hoisington

Dance Ensemble

Jesse is thrilled to be returning to CRDT 

Brian Martinez

Dance Ensemble

Brian is a dancer originally from Mobile, Alabama.

Brennen Renteria

Rehearsal Director, Library Manager, Dance Ensemble

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

Cindy Johnson

Performing Apprentice

She's a PNW native, now a dancer in Chicago, excited to explore and create.

David Scheuerman

Performing Apprentice

David is an up-and-coming artist that is dedicated to learning more.

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.

Shelby Moran Amarantos

Dance Ensemble

Shelby is a dancer with Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre; ensemble since 2018.

Thomas Jacobson

Dance Ensemble

Thomas is a dancer and joining Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre for his first season.

Morgan Reed McDaniel

Dance Ensemble

Morgan is an Ailey/Fordham graduate and professional dancer from Buffalo, NY.

Simone Stevens

Dance Ensemble

This will be her second season performing with Cerqua Rivera Dance Theater.

Trey Johnson

Performing Apprentice

Trey is a Chicago based artist and performer. This is his first season with CRDT.

Lucas Greeff


Lucas Greeff is a dancer, choreographer, and circus artist

Jessica Miller Tomlinson

Ballet Mistress

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

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