Beth Jucovy, Artistic Director of Dance Visions NY, Inc, founded the original Dance Visions company in 1990. Beth has performed extensively and given workshops and classes in Duncan, ballet, modern, and jazz techniques throughout her lifetime both in the US and throughout Europe and Israel. She is also director and teacher for Children Dancing since 1988 and a dance educator with Great Neck Continuing Education. Beth is an Isadora Duncan dance specialist, a protegé of the late Julia Levien whom she studied with since childhood. Beth had also been a dancer with the Downtown Ballet Company, Ameridance International (jazz dance company based in Munich) and Andrew Jannetti and Dancers as well as many Isadora Duncan dance companies throughout her career. Beth had been a freelance dance teaching artist, an aesthetic education teaching artist with Tilles Center and a Dance Educator at the Dalton School in Manhattan. Her individual, often interdisciplinary works and her full evening programs have been presented extensively throughout the NY metropolitan area and beyond.
Louisa Cathcart earned a BFA in Dance from Adelphi University, then completed the Limón Professional Studies Program, performing works by José Limón, Doris Humphrey, and others. She has enjoyed performing with Dance Visions NY since joining the company in 2014 and is now the Assistant Artistic Director. With DVNY, she has performed in works by Isadora Duncan, as well as contemporary choreography by Beth Jucovy. Louisa has also been a dancer with UrbanHumans and is now East Coast Artistic Director. She performed as a guest dancer with the Limón Dance Company in the José Limón International Dance Festival at the Joyce Theater. She enjoys sharing her passion by teaching dance and working with children. Teaching credits include the 92nd Street Y, Limón4Kids, JumpStart Creative Movement, and Pono: an Outdoor Democratic School. She is an administrator and dance teacher at Next Step Broadway, and an instructor with Moving For Life, a dance exercise program for those affected by cancer.
Hope Kroog is thrilled to have joined such a creative and generous group of performing artists beginning with their 2017 spring season. Prior credits include Boulder Ballet, Neglia Ballet Artists, and Ontario Ballet Theatre. Early training was with Nadine Revene and current training is with Noriko Hara. Hope is also currently a member of Sarah Berges Dance and Loco 7 Theatre Company.
Born in Moscow, Ligia, began studying dance as a 5-year-old at Classical Ballet Academy. Soon after, she move to Brazil where she studied dance at the Maria Olenewa State Dance School. Ligia is a Graduate of the Candido Mendes Dance Licensings College of Rio De Janeiro. She was a dancer and choreographer with several Brazilian dance companies. In 2016 she won the " VI Congress of Modern Dance" competition in Brazil. Winning this competition afforded her the opportunity to travel to New York where she received a scholarship for the program of International students at the Jose Limón School. Living in New York since then, Ligia is delighted to have joined Dance Visions NY in 2017.
Rebekah Mulkey, originally from Minnesota, studied dance at the Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts. She attended Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, OK, and graduated with her B.A. in Dance Performance in 2013. In 2015, after moving to New York, she studied with the José Limon Dance Institute and had the opportunity to learn from past and present company members in their Professional Studies Program; completing it in 2016. Since then she has been a part of performances at the PlayStation Theater and Eden’s Expressway in NYC. Rebekah began dancing with Dance Visions NY in 2017.
Michelle Tilghman has experience in many dance forms and has been dancing with Dance Visions NY since 2018. She has also led the dance team of Liberty Church, completed the preprofessional program with the Jose Limon company, and assisted in individual dance projects. Before moving to New York, she received her degree in dance and taught for three years, contributing to choreography for the theater as well as dance arts.
Cathleen Deutscher has performed in works with Dance Visions NY since 1996. She holds an MFA from NYU Tisch School of the Arts. She was a member of the Joyce Trisler Danscompany, Murkofsky Tsukayama Dance Theater and Imago Dance Theater before Co-founding The Ground Floor Dance Collaborative in 2000. Her choreography has been showcased at many NYC venues. Cathleen also was artistic director of Impetus Dance Collaborative. Teaching credits include Adelphi University, American Theater Dance Workshop, Eglevsky Ballet Summer workshops, Peridance Center, and NYC public High School W.C. Bryant. She is the owner and teacher of Fluid Power Barre Fitness, located in Sayville.
A Bulgarian native, Albena Kervanbashieva began dancing in her hometown, Rousse, and later performed and toured the country with Pavel Stoitzev Youth Ballet. She went on to perform and tour with several dance theater troupes in Bulgaria. In NYC Albena graduated from the "Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance" and soon after she danced with Doris Humphrey Dance Company, Contemporary Ballet Theater, La Ballade, Jayne Persh and Dancers, Lynn Barr Dance collective, Rahway Dance Theater, Les Ballets du Monde, and with numerous independent choreographers. Albena began dancing with Dance Visions NY in the spring of 2018.
Hyo Jin Rim was born and raised in Seoul, Korea and holds a MA in dance from Ewha University. She danced with NARU, a Korean contemporary performing arts company and performed at diverse venues. Hyo Jin joined Dance Visions NY in 2017 . As a teaching artist, Hyo Jin loves to share her passion for dance with students at Ballet Arts and several studios in NY/NJ. She is also a yoga and Pilates instructor.
Eric attended Manhattanville College in Purchase, NY where he graduated with a BA in both Dance and Theater and Psychology. Eric teaches dance at A Dance Studio in Larchmont, NY, and Studio B Dance Center in Eastchester, NY. He has danced for renowned choreographers such as Shawn Bible, Max Stone, Yoshito Sakuraba, and Ashley McQueen, and has also choreographed his own works. He began dancing with Dance Visions NYin spring 2021 and is also an apprentice with SHIFT, Dance. Arts. Media.
Amelia was born and raised in North Carolina. She attended high school at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in their contemporary dance program, remained at UNCSA for college and in May 2019, graduated with a BFA. During her time at UNCSA, she had the honor of performing pieces by world-renowned choreographers. During her summers she furthered her dance training at several international dance festivals including in Kyoto, Berlin, and Vienna. Amelia moved to New York City in 2019 to pursue a professional career as a performer and choreographer. and has since began dancing with JKing Dance Company and Dance Visions NY.
Chiemi is originally from Hong Kong. She is in her final year pursuing an MFA in Dance and MA in Dance Education at NYU. Chiemi joined Dance Visions NY in Spring 2021. Before moving to New York, Chiemi received various genres of dance training in Hong Kong, San Diego, and Los Angeles. She is a dance educator and yoga instructor.
Olivia began her dance training in her hometown of Torrington, Connecticut and went on to the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts as a dance major. She received her BFA in Dance in 2018 from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Olivia studied dance abroad Italy, France and Belgium. She spent her summers training with Mark Morris Dance Group, Gallim Dance and Earl Mosley’s Institute of the Arts. She currently teaches dance and yoga throughout Brooklyn and Queens. She is enjoying her first season with Dance Visions NY as of spring 2021.
Hailed from Thailand, guest dancer I-Nam was trained in ballet, modern, and contemporary. He is an Aerial Yoga instructor, a GYROKENESIS® Teacher, and a graduate of the Profession Study Program of the Limon Institute. He also danced with the Sokolow Dance Theatre Ensemble. I-Nam joined Dance Visions NY in the Fall 2017 and first performed with the company at University Settlement for their NYC season at that time. I-Nam recently relocated back to Thailand but will continue as a guest artist with the company when in the US.
Guest soloist Adrienne Ramm trained since childhood in the Isadora Duncan technique. A protégé of Julia Levien and Hortense Kooluris, she also trained extensively with Anna Duncan. An original member of The Isadora Duncan Centenary Company, a soloist with The Commemorative Company, she was also director of many subsequent. NY Duncan Dance programs. She has performed at universities, festivals and for several documentary and archive projects. She has taught and performed in France, Austria, Greece and throughout Italy. She has danced in Duncan repertory with her sister Beth and Dance Visions since 1989. She is also a pianist and composer for dance.
In actor Tzena Nicole, three continents come together culturally and artistically: North America, Europe and Africa. Her living experience in and familial connection to each has made indelible imprints on her own art and expression. In her 10+ years in New York, she has been a performing member of the 13th Street Repertory Company, Hudson Shakespeare Company, Classical Theatre of Harlem and NYU’s Dramatic Writers Acting Company. During Covid, she was be seen performing in weekly Zoom readings of new plays with the LIT Council, WriteNow and Untitled Writers Group. Tzena has been working with Dance Visions NY since 2019 and has been an integral part of the company’s “Morning, Afternoon, Evening project begun in January 2020. tzena.online
Kyra Jucovy, Poet, has a BA from Swarthmore in English and Linguistics and an MA in English from Yale, where she studied poetry at the graduate level as well as creative writing. She is an experienced literature teacher and she writes poetry as a means of personal expression; her poems have appeared online at the Guardian Angels website and in the Fables web journal. Her work as literary critic has also appeared in the Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts
Soprano and Choral Director Farah Chandu is a mother, music teacher, choral conductor, soprano and peace activist. She has performed widely throughout the New York area, including several years with the Bronx Opera Company, the Gilbert and Sullivan Society, and dozens of houses of worship. Ms. Chandu is the founder and director of "Willow Interfaith Women's Choir" and is a graduate of Columbia University. www.willowsings.com
Percussionist: Jubilation Foundation Fellow, Drums-Percussion a Master Teaching Artist Jazz and music historian. Founder of Arts-In-Education Programs, Nassau Performing Arts, and Revels-Bey Music Grants include Creative Learning Grant, Artist Community Engagement Arts Award, the NYC DOE Office of Arts and Special Projects Award. A Long Island Arts Alliance Board member and TA for The John and Alice Coltrane Foundation, Endorsements & Clinician for Vic Firth Sticks, Mike Balter Mallets, Evans Drum Heads, Latin Percussion and MRP Drums. www.nasauperformingarts.org www.revels-bey.com
Daisy, stage manager, is a recent college grad and NYC-based Producer and Stage Manager. Off-Broadway: “The Argentinian Prostitute Play”, “OGYGIA”, “The Treatment”. College Stage Management highlights include: “Starlight Express!”, “10 Out of 12”, and “A Very Pretty Word”. Daisy spent much of 2020 as a member of the resident Tech Direction team at No Exit Theatre Collective. She is currently working as a Producing Associate at Honest Accomplice Theatre in addition to Dance Visions NY. Find her online at daisylphillips.com
Morning Afternoon Evening brings to life imagery and ideas inherent in a lyrical and symbolic poem written by the creator’s daughter, Kyra Jucovy. For this program we are adding projected still and moving imagery! With 8 Dance Visions NY company dancers and actor Tzena Nicole, this holistic work consists of poetry, dance, theater and now visual art. It encompasses timeless and timely themes of destruction leading to creation, darkness to light, ending to beginnings. After successful runs at the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, at Dixon Place Theater in NYC and outdoor programs at historical sites on Long Island, we are bringing this work live to the Elmont Library where "Evening," the film, was shown in 2020. In addition The company will also perform a segment of authentic Isadora Duncan dances, repertory which seeds the choreography of Morning Afternoon Evening, and is accompanied with live music played by pianist Leonard Lehrman. This program is made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrant Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and is administered by The Huntington Arts Council, Inc.
Classes for Adults and teens online - * Monthly Online Duncan based workshop for the body and soul! International participants encouraged. Bi-weekly classes of Body-Conditioning for well-being (based on the Nickolaus technique) (suggested payments $10-$15). Privates also available.
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AND Great Neck Community ED classes offered in person: NEW: Fascia Stretches!, Ballet, Classical/Creative Duncan based class and JAZZ! Winter session begins in January. Registration open now.
"Evening" from "Morning Afternoon Evening" is a dance/theater/poetry artwork that illustrates the cyclic nature of so much of our world and has particular relevance today with its themes of destruction leading to creation, endings leading to beginnings and darkness leading to light. The work confronts global and personal trauma and shows a process of accessing the strength, resilience and engagement that potential healing requires. It is also a reaffirmation of the beauty inherent in our universe and a reminder that "the darker the night, the brighter the dawn" Daisaku Ikeda
This inter-disciplinary work brings to life the ideas and imagery of an original lyrical, symbolic poem by Kyra Jucovy. This thought-provoking and holistic artwork tells the story of a journey, following a river from its source in caves all the way to the ocean. With Actor Tzena Nicole, in monologue, woven into the choreography danced by the company. The movement is sourced from Isadora Duncan Dance principles and repertory which is fully complementary to the poem. Performed outdoors on the beautiful grounds of the Nassau County Museum of Art!. Click here to register and for further info . Dance Visions NY is very grateful for any donation to the company for this program, to support, please click here.
This program is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program as well as the Restart NY Program, both regrant programs of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, and administered by The Huntington Arts Council.
This inter-disciplinary work brings to life the ideas and imagery of an original lyrical, symbolic poem by Kyra Jucovy. This thought-provoking and holistic artwork tells the story of a journey, following a river from its source in caves all the way to the ocean. With Actor Tzena Nicole, in monologue, woven into the choreography danced by the company. The movement is sourced from Isadora Duncan Dance principles and repertory which is fully complementary to the poem. Performed outdoors in three separate locations for each section at the beautiful preserve and historical home of W.C. Bryant, America's first poet and pivotal journalist. Co-presented by Friends of Cedarmere. * Ticket Reservations
This program is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program as well as the Restart NY Program, both regrant programs of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, and administered by The Huntington Arts Council..
Description: This inter-disciplinary work brings to life the ideas and imagery of an original lyrical, symbolic poem by Kyra Jucovy. This thought-provoking and holistic artwork tells the story of a journey, following a river from its source in caves all the way to the ocean. With Actor Tzena Nicole, in monologue, woven into the choreography danced by the company. The movement is sourced from Isadora Duncan Dance principles and repertory which is fully complementary to the poem. We will premiere the full work, LIVE at the Cannonball Festival in conjunction with the Philadelphia Fringe Festival. Get tickets now- live or live streamed!
“Dawn” from our Cedarmere performance footage, will be presented in Labyrinth Dance Theater virtual Festival. "Dawn" is the opening of "Morning, Afternoon Evening," our 3-part multi-disciplinary work based on an original lyrical poem. The full work, using nature symbolically, traces the cyclical journey of a river. Dawn depicts how the water emerges from the enclosure of the cave into the glory of the light. "the Darker the Night, the Brighter the Dawn" Daisaku Ikeda. Conceived, directed and choreographed by Beth Jucovy, based on a poem by Kyra Jucovy, the choreographer's daughter. Tickets and link