Marty Thomas Vocalist
Marty Thomas is a Grammy Nominated recording artist who has performed on Broadway in XANADU, WICKED and made his debut at age 11 in THE SECRET GARDEN. He was named Mr. Broadway 2008, and was a 1992 Ed McMahon's Junior Vocalist Star Search Champion, beating out a then unknown Britney Spears. He was featured in the film Big Gay Musical, and can currently be seen on the CBS sitcom, TWO BROKE GIRLS. He has also been seen on VH1, MTV, Inside Edition, The Tony Awards, The Early Show, The Today Show, The View, Entertainment Tonight, The Soup, Jay Leno, and Regis and Kelly. He has sung with such acts as Grace Jones, Billy Porter, Debbie Gibson, Jennifer Holliday, Patti Labelle, and many more. His dance single "Resurrect Me (Lift Me Up)" was named Billboard Magazines song of the year in 2001 and is currently on the international instor playlist in Abercrombie & Fitch and Express stores. Marty hosts/produces a show weekly in midtown Manhattan called DIVA featurind some of New Yorks finest female vocalists paying tribute to histories most over the top icons. www.martythomaspresentsdiva.com for more info. Follow @martythomasbway. www.martythomas.com
Originally from Edmonton, Canada, moved to New York City in 2015 to study at the Joffrey Ballet School as a Jazz and Contemporary Trainee. Upon completion of her training there, she started as a student in the International Training Program at the Peridance Capezio Center. During her time in NYC she has had the pleasure of performing at a number of different showcases and festivals, including the Biomorphic Dance Festival, the Spotlight Showcase, Spoke the Hub’s Winter Follies Showcase, the Peridance Faculty Showcase, the Leg Up On Life Showcase benefitting The Trevor Project, Rush Through – Stillness Within Chaos at Anita’s Way, Spark Dance Forum’s Triple Bill and 8 in Show at Dixon Place. Some other favorite past performances include performing in the Grey Cup Halftime Show, the Columbus Day Parade opening number, and as a backup dancer for Saving Forever in the US Open opening performances.
Parker has had the pleasure of being an apprentice with Move DiPR under the direction of Dionna PridGeon for two seasons. She is currently working with Winnie Berger in Mook Dance Company, Ashley Carter and Vanessa Martinez de Banos in Doubletake Dance, Kelley Donovan in Kelley Donovan and Dancers and looks forward to future performances with all of the talented dancers and choreographers involved in these companies.
Melody Domfort is a dancer, teacher and choreographer. Melody graduated with honors from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia with a BFA in Dance. While at UArts she performed works by Ronen Koresh, Tommie-Waheed Evans, Kim Bears-Bailey, Molly Misgalla and guest artists such as, Al Blackstone and Adrienne Abdus-Salaam. Melody was awarded a scholarship at the :pushing progress a company/a workshop intensive where she has worked with many artists such as, Calen Kurka, Chris Hale, Bryn Cohn, Mike Esperanza, Lauren Adams and Sidra Bell. Melody is currently a company member of the LMproject and MADArt Creative. She is currently a dance teacher and choreographer at multiple competitive studios on Long Island and a Fitness instructor in NYC. Melody is very excited to be a part of DoubleTake Dance and grateful for the opportunity to work with the company.
Maggie holds a BFA from George Mason University School of Dance, from which she graduated summa cum laude in 2017. A lifelong dancer, Maggie has been privileged to study myriad styles and to perform works choreographed by artists such as Donald Byrd, Alejandro Cerrudo, Christopher d'Amboise, and Susan Shields. Recently Maggie danced in the premier show of LUNA, a company based in Lancaster, PA.
Maggie is a teacher as well as a performer, and tries to imbue her classes with the same sense of energy and community that is found on the stage. She is thrilled to join DoubleTake Dance and see what the future holds.
Liza Marie Levy
From Harleysville, PA, Liza Marie graduated cum laude with a B.A. in Dance from DeSales University. While there, she worked with choreographers such as Sean Sullivan, Colby Damon, Angela Sigley Grossman, Er-Dong Hu, Julia Mayo, and Trinette Singleton. She has also had the privilege of performing in a reconstruction of José Limón’s Concerto Grosso. Since moving to the city she has performed with BalaSole Dance Company, eSKay Arts Collective, and Muniz and Makers Dance Company. Liza is currently working as the Administrative Assistant for Mari Meade Dance Collective/MMDC and dancing with DoubleTake Dance and eSKay Arts Collective.
Garazi Prieto Guest Artist
Graduated in Classical Dance by the method Vaganova in the School of Igor Yebra, later continued forming in the School of Ross in Contemporary and jazz. At the same time she has taken classes in Biarritz ( three consecutive years), Germany, New York, London, Italy,… and was part of the European Ballet company of London.
She get a Scholarship to take classes at Peridance Capezio Center in NY by Ashley Carter and Vanessa Martínez de Baños and has worked in the musical of the short film by Pedro Olea.
She has also studied in the School of Dramatic Arts and Dance of Euskadi, Dantzerti. Within ti she met Iratxe Ansa and was selected to work no two of her projects, Methamorfosis Dance Collective in México; collaborating with the CEPRODAC Company of México and Methamorfosis Summer Course in Donostia; with performances at the San Telmo Museum, Guggenheim Bilbao and the Victoria Eugenia Theatre.
Emmanuel de Jesús Makeup Artist
Born and Raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. His most recent work playing the lead role of Bernardo in the West Side Story International Tour in countries like Japan, Malaysia, Germany, Italy, France, Spain, Israel, among others. As a dancer he worked with Ballet Concierto de Puerto Rico, Balleteatro Nacional and Andanza Modern Dance Co. In Ballets such as Raymonda, Carmen, The Nutcracker, Giselle, Combat, Serenade, Carmina Burana and A midsummer's Night Dream. He has toured and worked throughout America with many International Latin artist like 5 time grammy winner Olga TaÃ±on, Yolandita, Manny Manuel, Myriam Hernandez, Ednita Nazario and Gilberto Santa Rosa. He has also danced and coreographed for the Puertorrican version of Dancing with The Stars, Objetivo Fama (Univision), Miss Tourism, Mr. Model and Miss World Pageants (Telemundo).
He has also danced and coreographed for the Puertorrican version of Dancing with The Stars, Objetivo Fama (Univision), Miss Tourism, Mr. Model and Miss World Pageants (Telemundo). He has also danced and coreographed fashion events for companies such as Loreal, Redken and Wella. His theater works include Larry in a Chorus Line and Chicago. As a professional model he as walked the runways of San Juan's Fashion Week, Puerto Rico Fashion Trends and he held the Mr Puerto Rico Tourism tittle in 2005. As a Director an Owner of Ensayos Dance he taught and trained dancer for over 8 years who have led successful international careers. He graduated Biology and Natural Science major from the University of Puerto Rico.
Travis Morin Vocalist
Travis Morin can be seen performing in NYC and the surrounding area as a member the critically acclaimed Broadway Boys, the Broadway Inspirational Voices gospel choir as well as in many new and developing projects. Travis was part of the Washington D.C. premiere of Altar Boyz and has since performed the role of Luke two more times. Other credits include Rock of Ages, Tommy, The Rocky Horror Show, Bubble Boy: The Musical, and Suessical. Travis is the lead singer of the band Takeover Tomorrow and holds a BFA from The Boston Conservatory.
Mckenzie Mullan is from South Jersey where she grew up dancing competitively. At 16, she moved to New York to attend the Gelsey Kirkland Academy of Classical Ballet while continuing her academic studies through George Washington University Online High School. Mckenzie then attended New York University, where she pursued a BFA in dance from the Tisch School of the Arts and a BA in journalism from the College of Arts and Science. While at Tisch, she had the opportunity to perform works by Paul Taylor, Ron K Brown, Jeremy Nelson, and James Martin, as well as her fellow students. Mckenzie also was selected to study abroad in Berlin, where she trained with Johannes Wieland, Ayman Harper, Meg Stuart, and Dominique Duszynski and attended b12. After graduating summa cum laude, Mckenzie was a cast member for RWS Entertainment Group traveling on Holland America Line’s Eurodam before returning to New York and working as a freelance artist.
Tyra began her formal dance training at Dance Theater of St. Maarten at age 12. Tyra has attended various dance workshops and summer intensives such as: Create Outlet Dance Theater of Brooklyn, Dance Excellence LA, Art Saves Lives, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, The Ailey School, and Alonzo King Lines Contemporary Ballet. She is also the recipient of the Be The Change Foundation: Big Dream Scholarship 2016 as well as The Art Saves Lives Outstanding Performance Award 2013-14. Immediately after graduating from St. Dominic High School, she moved to NYC to attend The Ailey School’s Certificate Program where she performed works by Hollie Wright, Brice Mousset, Johnathan Lee, Earl Mosley, Amy Hall, Clifton Brown, Winston Dynamite Brown, and Alvin Ailey’s Memoria in 2016 with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. During Tyra's senior year at Ailey, she was a member of The Ailey Student Performance Group where she was performed Alvin Ailey's Revelations and Night Creature. Upon graduating with honors, she has gone on to work with choreographers such as Earl Mosley and companies such as Barkin/Selissen Project, An Nuo Spiritual Dance Art, and Salvatore LaRussa Dance Company. Furthermore, Tyra is an apprentice with Monica Hogan Danceworks and Rioult Dance Company.