Astrid Brucker has performed with the American Liberty Ballet and the Janusphere Company and has continued her studies with some of the most prominent teachers in the New York area, including Eva Evdokimova and Francois Perron. Ms. Brucker’s first choreographed solo piece was performed in Mpls, MN. Her piece UNITY was performed with ODE at Green Space. In addition to ballet, she has studied jazz with Luigi, African Dance with Djoneba Mouflet, and Broadway Dance with Diane Laurensen. Ms. Brucker is a certified Pilates Instructor.
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.
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.
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!
Sara Pizzi, from Italy. She started her career as a commercial/hip hop dancer. Now, it has been 4 years since Sara moved to New York with a scholarship from the Academy Peridance Center where she graduates from the Certificate Program this summer 2020. She worked with international choreographers finding her new voice as a contemporary artist, now working as a freelancer in her projects S|R|P|Z and dancing with several NY artists and dance companies.
Luca Villa was born and raised in Milan, Italy. He graduated from MTS- Musical! The School Conservatory in Music Theatre (Milan, Italy) and holds a Diploma in Music Theatre issued by London College of Music - University of West London. He's currently a scholarship student in Peridance Dance Center's Certificate Program, NY. Performance credits include Musical Theatre (Pippin, Hair), commercial events, dinner and variety shows, dance concerts (Igal Perry's Nutcracker, Skyline Dance Group, ...) and Dance Theatre work. Creative experience includes direction and choreography for Musical Theatre (Alice in Wonderland, Chicago, A Chorus (On) Line), Dance Theatre (Evelyn Evelyn, Yes); and Company Assistance for AnabellaLenzuDanceDrama.