• "... her sophisticated sense of movement counterpoint sustained interest in her formal patterning."

    – Lewis Segal, LA Times

  • "Seda is a poetic genius."

    – Jodie Gates, Vice Dean/Director, Glorya Kaufman School of Dance

  • "Aybay displayed choreographic flair and a cutting-edge sensibility."

    – Victoria Looseleaf, LA Times

  • "Kina is a powerful and intense work... ."

    – Jeff Slayton, See Dance

Junji Dezaki

Junji Dezaki is a native of Wakayama, Japan and the longest-running company member of KDT.  Junji held the title of Karate State Champion before moving to Los Angeles.  After relocating to Southern California, he was cast in the Monsters of Hip-Hop 2007. Junji began taking ballet classes shortly after and has been performing with Ken Dance Company, KIN Dance Company, No) one Arts and City Ballet of Los Angeles. In his dancing style, he mixes martial art, hip-hop and ballet.

Junji Dezaki

Aleks Perez

Alejandro Perez, a First Generation Mexican American from Santa Monica, started as a street dancer but then took his first formal dance training as a sophomore at Hamilton High School. He has since studied and performed various disciplines with Karen McDonald, Andre Tyson, Desmond Richardson, Jackie Lopez, Breeze Leigh, Latreece Douglass, Sean Greene, Deniese Leitner, Jae Lee, Angela Jordan, Keelan Whitmore, Jermaine Spivey and more.  He is currently on full scholarship at Alonzo King's Lines Ballet.

Aleks Perez

Genevieve Zander

A true Angelino who attended The Performing Arts Center in Van Nuys under Louise Mandel and Joseph Malone in high school, Genevieve trained extensively in their full-time apprentice program studying jazz, ballet, hip-hop, tap, voice, and acting. Genevieve attended the Claire Trevor School of the Arts at UC Irvine and the World Arts and Cultures/Dance Department at UCLA.  She has danced with Dominic Walsh in Houston and attended programs with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Spellbound Contemporary Ballet in Rome and Sidra Bell Dance New York.  Genevieve has danced with LA Opera, Disney, Clairobscur Dance Company, Lucent Dossier Experience, Sarah Elgart/Arrogant Elbow, and Ubuntu Dance Project.­

Genevieve Zander

Jessica Dunn

Jessica Dunn grew up in Tehachapi, CA before joining Antelope Valley Ballet while attending Antelope Valley College. After 3 years and countless performances, Jessica transferred to California State University Long Beach to attend their BFA Dance program. While studying anatomy, choreography, improvisation, modern, and ballet, Jessica continued to perform with the CSULB Dance Department as well as the Anaheim Ballet and received a generous scholarship from the Dramatic Allied Arts Guild (DAAG) before graduation.  Jessica continues to perform with companies in the Los Angeles area such as the Anaheim Ballet and Invertigo Dance Theatre.

Jessica Dunn

Clinton Kyles

Originally a native South East Georgia, Clinton Kyles is a professional dancer and acrobat. He has performed at legendary venues such as The Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden, Germany with Diavolo Dance Theatre, Jazz at Lincoln Center, and Alvin Ailey New York City. His television appearances include shows like Fox’s hit series “New Girl” and trueTV’s “Fake Off”. Clinton is a seasoned veteran of the pageant world having involvement with local and national pageant circuits including Miss Atlanta’s Entertainment Board and Miss Georgia of the Miss America Organization. Director and Choreographer with Dark Tide Productions LLC and Sypher Arts Studio, his work is featured seasonally with Labyrinth of Jareth Masquerade Ball, The Los Angeles Museum of Natural History, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and expositions across the country.

Clinton Kyles

Olivia Bollfrass

Olivia Bollfrass started her dancing career in Minnesota where she competed in all types of dance including tap, jazz, lyrical, musical theater, and hip hop at Studio 4 while continuing her training in ballet and modern in high school at the Saint Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists.  After graduating, Olivia moved to Los Angeles working with the Astra Dance Company on The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, TruTV's FAKE OFF season 2 and as a body double on ABC's Bunheads.  Olivia is also part of Nichelle Bane's Reflections Dance Company, performs monthly shows at Carnival and stays active in the commercial and video world. Olivia also works for Q Productions, a multi-media cirque company that has won her awards all over the world, including Best Female Dancer of the Year 2014 in Argentina.

Olivia Bollfrass

David Matthew Rodriguez

David Matthew Rodriguez hails from Kansas by way of New Jersey. Rodriguez graduated from University of Kansas with a B.F.A in Dance, Fall of 2011 and has studied jazz, modern, ballet as well as lyrical and hip hop.After graduation, Rodriguez taught at local arts centers and dance studios across Northeast Kansas, most notably teaching and choreographing for the Kansas City based studio, Byrd's Dance and Gymnastics before moving to Los Angeles.  For the past 2 years, Rodriguez has been a member of Achinta S. McDaniel's: Blue13 Contemporary Indian Dance Company before joining Kybele.

David Matthew Rodriguez

Danielle San Paolo

Apprentice

Danielle San Paolo began her contemporary dance training through the Riverside City College Dance Department under the mentorship and training of Stephanie Gilliland, and Sofia Carreras. Danielle worked extensively with Tongue Dance Company and Intersect Dance Company in the Riverside Community on and off as a dancer and guest artist from 2011-2015. Danielle holds a B.A. in dance with an emphasis on choreographic study from UCLA's World Arts and Cultures Department. She currently serves as the Creative director for A Terre School of Dance in Rancho Cucamonga where she generates new work for the Inland Empire community.

Danielle San Paolo

Derrick Paris

Apprentice

Derrick is born and raised in Santa Monica where he began his training in competitive dance at in the styles of Military Drill Team & Hip Hop. He started his formal training more closely in Modern and Ballet once he started attending Santa Monica College. He has choreographed The Opening Ceremonies of The 2015 Special Olympics alongside Debbie Allen and premiered work on The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage. He is currently the Director and Choreographer of his own award-winning youth company & competitive team, De Lux Drill Team, based in Los Angeles. Derrick is currently studying for his BA in Dance at California State University, Long Beach and continues to work with different Los Angeles-based choreographers.

Derrick Paris
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