Devyn Ciccio has been dancing with ODE since January of 2019. She is trained in a wide array of dance styles, including Irish Step and capoeira. Outside of ODE, Devyn is a dance teacher at Nadia’s Performing Arts Centre. She teaches ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, and her favorite, acro. Devyn is also a member of StubbornMVMT, a Brooklyn-based dance company led by director Rodd Denson. In her free time, Devyn does a variety of freelance work, such as choreographing and Go-Go dancing. Her knack for performing has recently led her to the world of modeling. Devyn has worked with many makeup brands such as Anastasia Beverly Hills and Makeup Forever. She also teamed up with the Melange Movement last year for New York Fashion Week. Devyn is always seeking out new opportunities. She is the Assistant Director of ODE.
Philip Ellis Foster was introduced to dance through Authentic Movement and then discovered Contact Improvisation and The Underscore. Philip developed an interest in performing and has taken many workshops in dance and choreography, participated in several performances, and created choreography for himself and others. Philip also paints, plays and composes music, and writes haiku poems. He is the founder and Executive Director of Open Dance Ensemble.
Carly Cherone attended Gloucester County Institute of Technology in New Jersey for dance and graduated from the Boston Conservatory with a B.F.A. in Contemporary Dance with an emphasis in Jazz Dance in 2018. She performed in works choreographed by Madboots Dance, Taylor Rodman, Claudia Lavista and Omar Carrum, Francesca Harper, and William McLaughlin and spent summers performing in musicals with regional theaters such as the Peregrine Theatre Ensemble and Ocean City Theatre Company. Carly loves to collaborate and plans to continue her career as a performer and choreographer with versatility, creativity, and an open mind.
Philip Ellis Foster
Emma is a New-York based dancer, mover, dance educator, and social activist. Growing up in New Rochelle, NY, she studied dance at the JCC of Mid-Westchester as well as the Performing Arts (PAVE) Program at her high. From there, she went on to study Economics and Dance at SUNY Geneseo from which she graduated in 2019. As a principal dancer of the Geneseo Dance Ensemble, she worked with notable professors and choreographers, such as Dr. Mark Broomfield, Jody DeLoria, Deborah French, Nicolette Ferguson, and Jon Lehrer. Emma trains and performs with PMT Dance Company and is now in her second season of Open Dance Ensemble. She is incredibly thankful to be a part of the NYC dance community and is so excited for what's to come!
Sarah is from a small town called Norton, Ohio. Sarah studied dance since the age of 4 and graduated from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City in 2017 majoring in dance and minoring in musical theater. She was a solo aerialist at Tokyo Disney Sea Resort for the last 7 months and a dancer on Disney Cruise Line shows such as Frozen The Musical, The Golden Mickey’s, Once Upon a Song. Sarah also performed in Aladdin, High School Musical, and It’s a Wonderful Life at North Canton Playhouse and various workshops and showcases at American Musical Dramatic Academy and has been seen in music videos with Mediak Productions in all styles of dance.
Claire is a New York City based dancer, choreographer, model, photographer, and yoga instructor. She has danced in works by Deborah Damast, Karen Gayle, Elizabeth Roxas-Dobrish, Troy Ogilvie, Anthony Ferro, and Charm La’Donna. She is currently obtaining her Bachelor of Arts in Dance with a minor in photography from Marymount Manhattan College and is graduating in May 2020.
Lydia is from Williamsburg, Virginia. She trained in a multitude of styles at Virginia Regional Ballet and at 15 moved to New York City to train in The Joffrey Ballet School Jazz & Contemporary program where she was trained by dance educators such as Michael Blake, Bradley Shelver, Adrienne Hurd, Lauren Cox and Daniel Madoff. She performed in works choreographed by Rena Butler, Manuel Vignoulle, Sekou McMiller and Tyler Gilstrap. Since graduating in May, 2018, Lydia has been freelancing and currently dances with Elizabeth Burr Dance and The Open Dance Ensemble.