Ninfa Ruby Leal began dancing at age 16 with her high school drill team. During her sophomore year at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, she joined the nationally ranked Division I Islanders Dance Team. where she learned game day style jazz, hip hop, and pom, while competing at NDA nationals for two years. Upon transferring to the University of Houston, her original choreography has been featured in Emerging Choreographers Showcase at the Hobby Center in 2019 and the dance for camera performance, Person in the Place. Leal graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2021. Leal was featured in “Never Again” in 2018 and is glad to be back with 6 Degrees for “SCORE.”
Liannet Madrazo is a native from La Havana, Cuba. In 2018, she graduated from University of Houston with a Bachelor of Arts in Dance and Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. She studied danced since childhood in Cuba and performed in multiple venues and theaters in La Havana. In Houston, she has danced with Chapman Dance, 6 Degrees, Karen Stokes Dance, Ailene Mapes, Jacqueline Nalett, and Suchu Dance. Liannet had also backup dance for rapper and singers such as Tobe Nwigwe and Alicia Miles. Her creative work: “The Last One Breathing” was performed at Counter Current Festival, the fourth annual Ten Tiny Dances. Over the past two years, she has been actively performing in dance films, one created by choreographer, Brittany Bass, “Social Islands” and “Human Re/con/struct” by Toni Leago Valle.
Carlos Perez graduated with a BA in Dance in 2019. He has been a company member of 6 Degrees since 2018 where he was a featured aerialist in "Never Again" and “The HUMAN Project.” He started dancing at the age of 13 in ballet, modern, and contemporary. Perez has also taken part in theater, choir, and color guard and was the dance soloist for Cypress Independent Colorguard 2017. His choreography has been showcased at “UH Goes to the MATCH,” Lone Star College Cyfair Dance Concert 2017, and ACDA South-Central Conference 2018. Perez has performed in works by George Staib and Paul Appleman.
Michelle Reyes is a Houston based dancer and choreographer who has been dancing for 14 years and graduated from the University of Houston with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in dance. Reyes’s training is focused in modern dance techniques, but she also has a passion for tap. She is currently a company member of 6 Degrees Dance, Karen Stokes Dance, and Young Audiences Touring Company and has danced for several independent choreographers in Houston. Reyes has presented original works in shows including Emerging Choreographers Showcase, UH Goes to the MATCH, American College Dance Association South-Central Conference 2018, National University of Costa Rica’s Festival de Danza 2017, and Mind the Gap.
In 2020, she started her aerial training and performance journey and trains in silks, lyra, and, her favorite, the trapeze.
Tyler Colton Scarberry graduated from the University of Houston in 2015 with a B.A. in Music and a minor in Dance. Scarberry is currently the Color Guard Director at J. Frank Dobie High School in Pasadena, TX. From August 2016 to June 2022, Scarberry was the Color Guard Director and a dance teacher at Summer Creek High School in Humble, TX. Other past teaching experiences include color guard at Pasadena High School, the University of Houston, and Marching Auxiliaries. Scarberry began his artistic path as a musician, but fell in love with the movement arts through color guard and is looking forward to continuing as an educator so that he can share his passion and provide a safe haven of self-expression for young adults. Scarberry has been a company member of 6 Degrees since 2015.
Davis Stumberg graduated from the University of North Texas with his BA in Dance in 2014. His areas of specialty include modern, contemporary, jazz, hip hop, aerial arts, and acrobatics. Davis’ teaching style is one of a kind, energetic and uplifting, and he often incorporates elements of balance, strength, and flexibility into his teaching method. Aside from his dance training he was a collegiate and competitive cheerleader and has taught gymnastics and cheerleading for many years. He performed professionally with Open Dance Project as a company member for five years. He has been a guest artist for Noble Motion and performed in the Houston Grand Opera’s productions Rusalka and Faust. He has performed with FRAME dance, Frenetic Dance, 6 Degrees, Chapman Dance, John Beasant III, and also works for J&D entertainment. He performs frequently at various venues locally and nationally.