The DTH Company                                

               
    Lindsey Croop, Midland, Texas


  Da’ Von Doane, Salisbury, Maryland
   

  Chyrstyn Fentroy, Los Angeles, California

    Lilit Hogtanian

  Alicia Holloway

  Jordan Kindell
    Francis LawrenceMelbourne, Australia
                                

   Choong Hoon Lee
 

 

Sanford Placide       

  Nicholas Rose
    Dylan Santos, Sao Paulo, Brazil

  Ingrid Silva, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    Alison Stroming Recife, Brazil 

    Jorge Andrés Villarini, San Juan, Puerto Rico 
                      

  Stephanie Rae Williams, Salt Lake City, Utah
                      


   Giorgia Martelloni Zabriskie
 

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Keith Saunders (Ballet Master)

Keith Saunders, a native of Baltimore, Maryland, began dancing in 1971 while a student at Harvard University.   He began his ballet training in 1973 at the National Center for Afro-American Artists in Dorchester, Massachusetts.  Mr. Saunders joined Dance Theatre of Harlem in 1975 and continued his development under the tutelage of Arthur Mitchell, Karel Shook and William Griffith.  He became a principal dancer with DTH and performed a wide range of roles throughout the company’s repertoire for more than 17 years.   He also danced with France's Ballet du Nord (1986) and BalletMet of Columbus, Ohio (1987-1989). 

    

As a guest artist, Mr. Saunders appeared with Boston Repertory Ballet, Maryland Ballet, Eglevsky Ballet, Ballethnic Dance Company, and the David Parsons Company, among others.  He has been a faculty member of the Dance Theatre of Harlem School, the BalletMet Dance Academy (where he also served as Education Director), the New Ballet School (now Ballet Tech), and the 92nd Street Y.  In 2003, Mr. Saunders was Guest Artist-in-Residence in the Dance Department at the University of Wyoming, and he taught and choreographed at their Snowy Range Dance Festival from 2003 – 2008. 

 

Keith Saunders was appointed Dance Theatre of Harlem's assistant ballet master in 1994 and ballet master in 1996.  From 2004 - 2010, Mr. Saunders was director of Dancing Through Barriers®, Dance Theatre of Harlem's international education and outreach initiative, in addition to directing the DTH Ensemble.

    Kellye Saunders (Ballet Master)
Currently a Ballet Master of the Dance Theatre of Harlem Company,  Ms. Saunders began her dance training at the Jones-Haywood School of Ballet in Washington, DC and continued at Le Centre de Danse International in Cannes, France under the tutelage of Rosella Hightower. As a dancer at Dance Theatre of Harlem, where she spent most of her career, Ms. Saunders was a principal dancing leading roles in Firebird, Creole Giselle, A Song for Dead Warriors, Apollo, Serenade, Adrian (Angel on Earth), The Four Temperaments, The Moor’s Pavane, Allegro Brillante and Fancy Free. Ms. Saunders has also appeared on Broadway in The Red Shoes and Porgy and Bess and as a guest artist in the role of The Striptease Girl in Slaughter on Tenth Avenue with New York City Ballet.  After leaving DTH, Ms. Saunders was a principal dancer with Ballet NY and Collage Dance Collective.  Other guest appearances include performances with The Washington Ballet, Maryland Ballet, Ballethnic Dance Company, Gala of International Ballet Stars, Configurations Dance Company, The Flint Institute of Music, Complexions Contemporary Dance and The Metropolitan Opera. Ms. Saunders has had extensive experience teaching and coaching dancers at both conservatory and professional levels.  From 2010- 2013, Ms. Saunders served as the project coordinator for Harlem Dance Works 2.0, an innovative choreographic laboratory created to produce new repertoire for the Dance Theatre of Harlem Company.  She is pursuing her undergraduate degree through the LEAP Program.

 

   

Robert Garland (Resident Choreographer)
Robert Garland was a principal dancer with the Dance Theatre of Harlem, and is now Resident Choreographer. He has created works for the Dance Theatre of Harlem Company, and their School Ensemble. He has also choreographed for New York City Ballet, The Royal Ballet, and Oakland Ballet, among many others.

After creating a work for the Dance Theatre of Harlem School Ensemble, Arthur Mitchell invited Robert Garland to create a work for The Dance Theatre of Harlem Company. Upon his retirement from the stage, he was appointed by Arthur Mitchell and became the organization’s first Resident Choreographer.

His commercial work has included music videos, commercials and short films, including the children’s television show Sesame Street, a Nike commercial featuring New York Yankee Derek Jeter, the NAACP Image Awards, a short film for designer Donna Karan, and the “Charmin Cha-Cha” for Proctor and Gamble.