Raymond Ejiofor, a recipient of the prestigious Gates Millennium Fellowship, completed a B.S. in Decision Science, with minors in Engineering Studies and Technology & Policy at Carnegie Mellon University and is pursuing a Masters of Public Health from University of Southern California. Raymond has performed in works by Lula Washington, Sidra Bell, Camille A. Brown, Kyle Abraham, Darrell Grand Moultrie, Cindera Che, Christopher Huggins, and Robert Battle. Some of his credits include Toshiba, SummerStage NYC, Pharrell, Fitz and the Tantrums, Pittsburgh Opera, and Daft Punk. He was a founding member of August Wilson Center Dance Ensemble, named "25 to Watch" in 2012 by Dance Magazine.
Gina Lewis is a professional dancer based in Los Angeles. She started her performance career when she joined Exclamation Dance Company in Houston, where she worked with Troy Powell, artistic director of Alvin Ailey II. She has extensive training from institutions such as Houston Academy of Dance, the Houston Metropolitan Dance Center, and Trinity Laban Conservatory of Music and Dance in London, England. Her training also includes summer programs at Alvin Ailey Dance Theater, Trinity Laban Conservatory, Houston Metropolitan Dance Center, and SummerLAB with Holly Johnston. In 2013, Gina earned her B.A. in Dance from Loyola Marymount University with a minor in Psychology. She made her professional debut at Jacob’s Pillow with BODYTRAFFIC, performing work by Barack Marshall. Her other performance credits also include Tremolo Dance Project in San Francisco and Rudolf Laban’s repertoire Green Clowns and Die Nacht.
Isaac Huerta has been indulging in the world of dance for 18 years. After graduating from Orange County Highschool of the Arts, Isaac signed with BLOC talent agency and shortly went on to travel and dance on a cruise ship with the Holland America Cruise line. Since then he has been performing with several Southern California dance companies, Including Solevita directed by Joelle Martinec.
Laura Ann Smyth is an Los Angeles based dancer, instructor and choreographer Laura Ann Smyth began her journey as an artist at age 4 in Canada. At times mystifying, regularly challenging and eternally fulfilling, dance has been and will always be Smyth’s constant; her passion in life and motivation for the future. Smyth’s versatile and conscious dance background has afforded her many opportunities. Currently a member of JazzAntiqua Dance and Music Ensemble, Brockus RED and the Regina Klenjoski Dance Company, Smyth does not see her performance career coming to a close any time soon. Smyth uses her wide range of dance exposure as the basis for her teaching, allowing herself along with her students to examine and experience dance through various lenses. Rhythmic in quality, joyous in spirit and precise in technique, Smyth’s teaching style is unique and inclusive. Smyth obtained a BA in Sociology from the University of Calgary in 2004, a Journalism Certificate from Mount Royal University in 2008 and an MFA in Dance from UC Irvine in 2012. Smyth has choreographed for Santa Monica College, and most recently for Loyola Marymount University and Long Beach City College, where at both Colleges she is an Adjunct professor. Passionate about the preservation of jazz dance and its role in the academy, Smyth has presented at the International Association of Blacks in Dance Conference, The World Dance Alliance Conference and the National Dance Educators Association Conference addressing these topics. Smyth was honored to perform at the Playboy Jazz Festival in 2013 and is looking forward to some other star studded opportunities this year.
Jason Pollard, a Riverside native Jason Poullard developed a passion for dance growing up under the performing arts ministries at his home church, Fountain of Love Christian Center, in Pomona. A year into pursuing his Drama degree at the University of California, Irvine, he was accepted into their Dance Department and knew it was time to make dance an additional career pursuit. At eighteen, Jason began his formal training and in five years completed two degrees, a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Performance and a Bachelor of Arts in Drama. While at UC Irvine, he had opportunities to work with esteemed choreographers Tracey Bonner in West Side Story, Pavel Zustiak, Artistic Director of Palissimo, Patrick Corbin, Artistic Diretor of CorbinDances, the DTM2 Improvisation Ensemble led by Lisa Naugle and the Insight, Jazz Ensemble led by Sheron Wray; the latter two Ensembles led to performances in Spain and Ghana. His professional career has included performances in The Nutcracker and A Midsummer Night’s Dream with the Anaheim Ballet under the direction of Lawrence and Sarma Rosenburg. The highlight thus far has been playing the lead in The Brown Bomber Project for the 2012 Cultural Olympiad Festival in London, England. He continues to train and perform in Artistic Director, Pat Taylor’s signature Afro-modern jazz style and technique with JazzAntiqua Dance & Music Ensemble in Los Angeles, his second season with the Company. He is also excited to begin working with Deborah Brockus and Brockus: RED.
Will Clayton, a Southern California native, he is a graduate of AMDA-LA he dances with RED and other groups in LA in concert/ commercial and musical theaterworks
Micalea Du Pauli, originally from New Mexico, she is a professional dancer working for numerous companies and commercial gigs in LA.
Rachelle Donofrio, is a professional dancer with many groups inboth concert and commercial dance in addition to RED including Project 21, Benita Bike
Anne Lee Taylor originally from Alabama, she is a teacher, choreographer and dancer. In addition to dancing with RED she performs with Pennington Group, No)one.Art House and others.
Alondora Leyea, A Native of New Orleans, she works as both adancer and a professional model. In addition to dancing for RED she has worked with Project 21, Ken Morris Project and an aprentice with Lula Washington Dance Theatre.
James McQueen is a fashion designer, teacher and dancer both with concert and commercial groups. including the TV show Mobb'in. Currently he dances with RED and is an apperentice with Lula Washington Dance Theatre.
Chris Jones, originally from Florida, he works as a professional dancer with RED and also has performed with, Linage Dance, Project 21, City of Angels Ballet, and Hersey Park.
Brance Souza is originally from the central valley of California and currently worksa professional dancer, teacher and choreographer
Luis Martinez, is a Southern California native, graduate of AMDA-LA, he works as a professional concert dancer, this is his first season with RED.
Holly Lenard is a LA native trained in both dance and gynmastics. She finished her studies at Brockus Conservatory and currently performs with Ruby Karen’s Circue and BrockusRED
Adam Moss is a graduate of University of Arizona and currently works as a professional commercial dancer in LA with Ballet Boyz and Daniel Ezerlow, in addition to performing with BrockusRED.