Lian Kizner (co-founder, artistic director, choreographer)

A dancer and choreographer who recently graduated from Lehman College with a Dance and Psychology BA. She has been dancing and performing since she was seven years old. She has learned many different styles of dance throughout her career but started with a base in jazz and tap. Her mission is to create work that makes people aware and question aspects of the human experience that aren’t normally talked about. The first performed piece that she choreographed was called "Negiot," in 2018, that started her love for creating and sharing her visions. In 2019, she choreographed, "Me/Us," which was selected to perform in front of evaluators of Lehman college. She produced her own dance show in June 2019, in collaboration with Stephen Galvan, after receiving the BWPS Grant. She became the co-founder and co-artistic director of SteLi Dance company, shortly after. 

Stephen Galvan (co-founder, artistic director, choreographer) 

Dance BA Lehman college, class of 2017 has been dancing since age 15. His philosophy of dance is “respect your body - dance is a partnership with yourself.” His studies in dance blossomed during his undergraduate years. In 2017 his choreographic work “NoMENclature,” won the award for choreographic excellence. Since graduating, Stephen has been an active member of: REDi Dance Company, The ChoreoJoey Project, and Herbert H. Dance Co. His style combines modern dance, house, ballroom, dramaturgy, Butoh, hip hop, capoeira, ballet, and floor work.

Kara Rose Hauenstein (rehearsal director, dancer) received her B.F.A in Dance from Adelphi University in 2011. Kara has had the opportunity to perform excerpts from Bella Figura choreographed by Jiří Kylián as well as works by Maurice Brandon-Curry and David Parsons.

DANCERS

Asim Logan (dancer)

Destiny Pino (dancer) 

Idania Quezada (dancer) 

Loreal Quiroz (dancer) 

Derron Thomas (dancer)