LAURA SHARP started her training with gymnastics and caught the dance bug at the age of 8. A few years later, she became an apprentice with the Premiere Dance Theater Company and performed throughout the Tri-State area. In college, Laura studied with and or performed works by Dan Wagnor, Jeremy Nelson, David Dorfman and Sean Curran. She graduated from Connecticut College with a BA in Zoology and loves her job as a veterinary dental hygienist. She has worked with Strong Current Dance Company, currently dances with RAWdance, Mary Carbonara Dances and the Printz Dance Project.
VICTOR TALLEDOS is a graduate from “Escuela Superior de Musica y Danza de Monterrey “, Mexico and studied at the Ailey School. He has danced for different companies in Mexico and NYC, in the bay area he’s worked for “Robert Moses Kin Contemporary Dance’, “Copious Dance Theater”, “Labayen Dance SF”, “Alayo Dance Company” “The Anata Project”, “RAW Dace”. Victor has shown his own work in San Francisco and NYC and he has been a guest choreographer for Labayen Dance SF, Emote Dance Theater and Copious Dance Theater. He has taught Horton, Modern and Ballet at Alonzo King Lines Ballet San Francisco Dance Center, Shawl-Anderson Dance Center, Lone Star Ballet in Amarillo Texas, Westlake School for the Performing Arts and workshops in Mexico City and Monterrey , Mexico.
ARVEJON JONES was raised in Compton, California. His mother encouraged him to dance, hoping it would help with his weight and health issues as a child. He began taking Tap, Hip Hop, and West African at “Kennedy Universal Dance Designs” in Los Angeles, CA, of which he did for 13 years. He later moved to San Francisco to attend San Francisco State University, where he took his first ballet class. He later decided to double major in Dance and Japanese with plans to graduate in May 2013.He is also currently an Apprentice with ODC Dance and a Zumba Instructor at the Federal Court House.
HARPER ADDISON, originally from Atlanta, GA, holds an MFA in Dance from Florida State University. Additionally, she holds a B.S. in Biology and minor in Southern Studies from Davidson College (Davidson, NC) and a Certificate in Dance from The Ailey School. She has had the privilege to work with such choreographers as Dan Wagoner, Daniel Clifton, Sidra Bell, Christopher Huggins, Earl Mosley and Camille A. Brown, among others. She recently moved to San Francisco to continue dancing, choreographing, and enjoying the great outdoors.
LEDA PENNELL began her dance training with the San Diego School of Ballet and later joined the San Diego Ballet Junior Company. She attended pre-professional summer programs with American Ballet Theatre. She graduated from San Francisco State University with a BA in Psychology. Leda has danced professionally for Denia Dance, The DanceWright Project, Man Dance, and Napoles Ballet. She currently dances for Dance Theatre of San Francisco and Labayen Dance/SF. Leda is thrilled to be a part of Copious Dance Theater.
ANGELA DICE NGUYEN, raised in Somerset, PA, began dancing at Laurel Arts Dance Center and earned a BFA inDance from Point Park University. Angela performed for three seasons with DanceWorks Chicago, and she also has worked with Dance in the Parks, August Wilson Center Dance Ensemble, Dayton Arts Project, Pursuit Productions, Ahmad Simmons, and Sarah Bush Dance Project. Angela’s film credits include Sorority Row, and she has played in regional productions of 42nd Street and The Pajama Game at Mountain Playhouse in Jennerstown, PA. Additionally, Angela has presented her own choreography in Chicago, IL, and created or re-staged works for Piel Morena Contemporary Dance, Dance in the Parks, Whitney M. Young Magnet High School’s Guys & Dolls Dance Company, and August Wilson Center Dance Ensemble. She recently had the pleasure of re-staging work by Joshua Manculich for Chicago High School for the Arts. Angela joined Copious Dance Theater in September 2014. (Photo by Cheryl Mann)
YUKO MONDEN is a Hip-Hop, Ballet and Yosakoi dancer from Tokyo, Japan. She performed in the 2002 FIFA Soccer World Cup in Japan as well as several national-level Japanese music shows and events broadcasted on Japanese national television. Yuko Performed with LEVY Dance ,The Next Stage Project and Nimbus Dance Works in NYC. She moved to SF in summer 2013 where she worked with Levydance and Anne Bluethenthal in SF. Yuko teaches Hiphop , Jazz , Contemporary classes and held a workshop for Yosakoi dance in SF. Recently she also earned a certification in the Simponson Techique Mehtod from DNA in NYC.
ERIN HUESTIS, a native of New York, trained the the Alvin Ailey School’s year round fellowship program from 2000-2003. Some of the additional programs she attended were with Parsons Dance, Aspen Ballet, the Kirov Academy, Ballet Met, Joffrey, and NYSSSA. In 2007 Erin graduated Cum Laude from the Conservatory of Dance at Purchase with a BFA in ballet and modern performance. While there, she had the opportunity to perform works by Bill T. Jones, Bettijane Sills, Megan Williams, and David Parsons. Erin then relocated to San Francisco where she worked with companies such as Copious Dance Theater, RAWdance, and Mary Carbonara Dances and performed works with choreographers such as Dexandro Montalvo and Robert Moses. Erin had just returned from working with Yung-Li Dance in New York City, and is excited to be returning to Copious Dance Theater this season.
YUKO HATA (Apprentice) was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan. She graduated from the JapanWomen’s College of physical education where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in modern dance. After graduation she joined The Shiki Theatre Company in Tokyo Japan where she performed many musicals including The Lion King from 2003-2006. In 2006, Yuko began her training for Aerial tissue and moved San Francisco where she graduated from the SF circus center. Yuko worked with Labayen Dance/SF and joined Copious Dance Theater as an apprentice in 2014.
DAVID MCMAHAN is a graduate of the dance programs at Orange Coast College and the University of Arizona, where he studied under Linda Sohl-Ellison, Jose Costas, Amy Ernst and Douglas Nielsen. David has performed with Marie de la Palme’s Motion/TRIBE, Backhausdance and Opera Pacific, as well as in works of Paul Taylor, Merce Cunningham, Bella Lewitzky, George Balanchine and Sir Frederick Ashton. His teaching career has included California State University Long Beach and the University of Arizona. A graduate of the Fletcher Pilates® Program of Study, David serves as Faculty and Director of Marketing for Fletcher Pilates International and has taught educational programs in Europe and Asia.