DANCERS

Marquese "Quese" Capers(dancer) born and raised in NYC, was introduced to the arts, early in his life. Discovering his talent to sing through his church, has propelled his endeavors towards becoming a creative director. Within his efforts, he has developed his passion for Music, Dance, & Devised Theater. Beginning his dance career by performing in a production of In the Heights, he continued to develop his craft by enrolling in dance classes and taking workshops. Currently now obtaining his BFA in Multimedia Studies in order to solidify his dreams. He is a member of the Association of Performing Arts Professionals, has obtained his associates in theater from LaGuardia Community College, member of the ChoreoJoey Project, and now joining the new SteLi family. Quese thanks friends and families for all the support over the years.

Manuel Diana(dancer) is a Lehman student majoring in Film & TV Studies BA with minors in Spanish and Dance. He has competed in the UDA National Dance Team and World College Championship in the Jazz, Hip Hop, and Poms categories.

Destiny Pino(dancer) is a flourishing teacher, performer, and choreographer. After obtaining her Dance BA with a minor in early childhood education, she used her undergraduate studies to create works that question today’s society and the way humans interact. Her recent works include “Day 367” within Lehman College’s Spring dance concert 2019, her Dance Honors Thesis “Only in Whispers” which was presented in November 2018, and “Human” performed in Spring dance concert of 2018. Other than a Choreographer, she is also an educator; She works as a teaching assistant with Mark Morris Dance Center, and recently this summer as a teaching artist at Columbia University through The Roger Lecheka Double Discovery Center. Destiny has trained in many styles such as but not limited to Modern, Contemporary, Afro-Carribean, Tap, Hip Hop, House, Jazz, Ballet, and Latin. She is also an alumnus of the Arts Immersion program at Mark Morris Dance Center and the winter intensive at Gibney dance, both on scholarship. She is inspired by dance, its way of connecting people, and the immense history through bodies that it provides.

Idania Quezada(dancer, actress) is a Performing Artist and choreographer based in the Bronx NY. She is a current Multimedia Performing Arts BFA and Business Administration BA student at Lehman College. Past productions include Life of Galileo, Hamlet, Rapunzel, and she has been part of Six Shakespeare in the park productions. She is a current member of REDi Dance Company.

Loreal Quiroz(dancer) is a dance specialist from the Bronx. She has earned her Bachelor's degree in Sociology and Dance as a double major from Lehman College. She has performed and choreographed multiple pieces in the Spring Dance Concerts and has been a part of numerous productions including Reflections, directed by Alaynia 'Fox' and Steli, directed by Lian Kizner and Stephen Galvan. Loreal is currently a part of a five-month student training program at the Gibney Dance School and her credits include her original clothing line that resonates with her sociological perspective on social inequalities in black and brown communities and a dance video that explores femininity and the impact of being 'woman raised'.

Derron Thomas(dancer) is an actor and dancer based in Manhattan NY. Currently has an BFA in multimedia performing arts concentration in theater. He has been apart of serval college productions such as Hamlet and Galileo both directed by Dr. Richard DesRochers. Also, has been apart of other productions such as “The Next Stop is” performed at The Cherry Lane Theater, “Steli” performed at The Kraine Theater directed by Lian Kizner and Stephen Galvan, and most recently “Reflections” performed at The Tank Theater directed by Alaynia Fox. Acting is being true under imaginary circumstances. Dancing is his second nature and uses it to communicate with his body to express what is too deep to find for words.

Asim Logan (dancer) 

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