Adam Robert Dickerson
Back in 2014 I tried to say, “feng shui,” and I said “fooju.” Now I blame my clumsy English for my delectably clumsy choreography. After graduating from Colorado College in 2013 as an Art Studio major, I moved 2 NYC 2 dance with Graham 2. In addition to directing, founding, and wizarding Fooju Dance Collaborative, I also dance for Amanda Selwyn Dance Theater and Amy Marshall Dance Company.
Holly Jones is the Director of Artist Services & Associate Producer for The Yard, as well as a freelance dancer, choreographer, and educator based in NYC and on Martha’s Vineyard. She received her dance training from Marymount Manhattan College (BFA) as well as Jacob’s Pillow, Perry Mansfield, & the Colorado Jazz Dance Company. Jones has had the privilege of performing works by and with; Robert Battle, Larry Keigwin, Jessica Lang, Pedro Ruiz, Shen Wei, Alwin Nikolais, CoreDance Contemporary, Carte Blanche Performance, the Lori Leshner Dance Project, Justina Grayman (STREB), the Community Dance Project NYC, DanceTheYard, & Fooju Dance Collaborative. Special thanks to family/friends for their continued support!
Humanitarian and ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor. Sarah currently performs with Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre and Jennifer Archibald’s Arch Dance Company, as well as Fooju Dance Collaborative and Smashworks Dance Collective. Sarah teaches barre classes at Pop Physique Nomad in addition to hybrid functional movement/dance cardio classes at The Movement Flatiron. Sarah holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from The University of Texas at San Antonio and has since been perpetually inspired by human cognition and performance.
Larissa Asebedo is originally from the Denver area where she began her training in classical ballet. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.F.A. from the Conservatory of Dance at Purchase College, SUNY. In her third year Larissa had the privilege of studying abroad at the Western Australian Academy of the Performing Arts in Perth. During her studies she worked with Kyle Abraham, The Merce Cunningham Trust, Xan Burley, and JohnHeginbotham. Post graduation Larissa has worked in freelance professional projects with Lisa Fagan Dance Problems, Kensaku Shinohara, John Zullo, Asako Miyahira, and Fooju Dance Collective. She is currently a Brooklyn-based performer.
Born in France, Manon started dancing in the « conservatoire de Tarbes » and went to Bordeaux at 13 to study in a pre-professional course with Christian Conte and Martine Chaumet. Two years later she joined the Royal Ballet School of Antwerpen and had the opportunity to work with choreographer as Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Elke Schepers, Alexei Kremnev or Micheal Shannon. She moved out to New-York four years ago to integrate the Alvin Ailey school as a scholarship student. Freelance dancer who worked with Jeffrey Page or Darshan Bhuller (to name a few) part of the Amanda Selwyn dance Theater since 2014, she is now assistant director of « les Ballets Nomades » and part of Vision Contemporary ballet. She joined ‘Notes in Motion’ in September as a teaching artist in New-York city public schools.
Can’t shake her. But try a shimmy? Couldn’t Fooju without her.
David Raposo takes his time. Goes sailing with mice and has at one time or another made fun of pop culture movies and books that’s been made into both movies and books alternatively. He’s best at impersonating dogs and is often mistaken for the illegitimate love child of Sandra Bullock and Christian Bale.
Ana Freeman is Fooju’s resident ragdoll and transitional object. She is also a writer, performer, and theory nerd. Her concerns include the interplay of performance and reality, along with the maximum length of time one can live in New York before it is no longer acceptable to say “I’m new to the city.” When not a human among dancers at Fooju, she can be found at Odyssey Works and The Shelter .
VERA PAGANIN began her professional dance training in Milan (Italy) at Centro Studi Coreografici where she studied Vaganova technique and modern dance including Jazz Mattox and Graham, she graduated in 2012. Ms Paganin moved to New York in 2013 to study at the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance with a Merit Scholarship from Miki Orihara. She joined Graham 2 Company in 2013 and completed the Teaching Training Program in 2015. Ms Paganin collaborated with several choreographers such as Lone Kjaer Larsen, Jacqulyn Buglisi and Rachel Kosch. She is currently part of Alison Cook Beatty Dance Company and teaching Graham Technique in New York and New Jersey. She is part of Fooju Dance Collaborative since the beginning.
le, culture, gender, and performance.