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Lauren Cohen received her training at the Washington School of Ballet. Now enjoying her time as a modern dancer, Lauren has had the pleasure of working with Karen Stokes Dance, Chapman Dance, Frame Dance, Catalina Alexandra and now 6 Degrees during her time in Houston. While not dancing herself, Lauren teaches ballet at the University of Houston. It is a great joy to be doing work that is personally as well as professionally fulfilling. Many thanks to Toni Valle for the opportunity and to her husband, Trevor, for being understanding of the artistic process.


Liannet Madrazo is a native of Cuba, La Habana. She will be receiving her B.A in Dance and B.S in Kinesiology from the University of Houston in May 2018. She studied danced since childhood in La Habana Cuba with Tony Menendez Dance Company and performed in multiple venues and theaters in La Habana. She was accepted at the National School of Arts before moving to Houston, TX. She continued her training at Robert E Lee High school under Keisha Breaker. In Houston, she has danced with Chapman Dance, Karen Stokes Dance, Ailene Mapes, Jacqueline Nalett and Suchu Dance Company. Liannet was a member of the UH Dance Ensemble, where she worked with John Beasant III, Teresa Chapman, Randall Flinn, Dorrell Martin, Karen Stokes, Leslie Scates, Sophia Torres, Becky Valls and Jane Weiner. Currently, Lia an apprentice for Karen Stokes Dance.


Ariel Montemayor received an AA from San Jacinto College, under Diane Bedford and Dr. Patricia Haselbarth. Ariel received a BA in Dance and Education at the University of Houston. She has performed with the preprofessional companies, San Jac Dance Pac and UH Dance Ensemble, and professionally as a guest with 6 Degrees and Karen Stokes Dance. She has worked production for Chapman Dance, Freneticore, and Vault. Ariel is pursuing Dance Education in high school drill team.


Carlos Perez is a sophomore at University of Houston, working towards a Bachelor of Arts in dance. He started dancing at age 13, and has also taken part in theatre, choir, and color guard. Carlos was the dance soloist for Cypress Independent Colorguard 2017. He has also choreographed for UH Goes to the Barn and worked with George Staib and Paul Appleman.

Kate Rash is a freelance dancer and dance educator in Houston, Texas. She graduated with a degree in Dance from the University of Houston in 2015 and has since danced for Open Dance Project, Psophonia Dance Company, and 6 Degrees. She is a current Artist in Residence with Dance Source Houston, premiering new work during Barnstorm Dance Festival 2018. She also teaches through Young Audiences of Houston as a current Teaching Artist at Harvard Elementary as well as performs with Becky Valls in Company, "Dance of the Insects," an interactive performance that teaches science through dance. 

Tyler Colton Scarberry graduated from the University of Houston in 2015 with a BA in Music and a minor in Dance. Tyler is both a dance teacher and color guard director at Summer Creek High School in Humble ISD. Tyler began his movement training in high school Color Guard. In 2012 & 2013, he was a member of Code Black Independent Winter Guard, who took second place at the Winter Guard International World Championships in 2013. Past teaching experiences include color guard at J. Frank Dobie High School & Pasadena High School, as well as summer color guard camps for Marching Auxiliaries in 2013. He is looking forward to continuing as both a dance teacher and color guard director, as it allows him to share two of his passions with and provide a safe haven of self-expression for young adults.


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