N Squared Dance Company

The Moving Beauty Series proudly presents:

 N Squared Dance Company

Nicholas Neagle

Artistic Director. Choreographer.

N Squared Dance Company performs in The Series on Thursday, March 12th, 2015.

A recent graduate from Marymount Manhattan College, Nick Neagle is excited to present his first full length concert. His eclectic repertoire ranges in themes from gothic to pastoral. In spite of this range his work has one over arching theme: community.

Whether the work  portrays an odd family with one member trying to break away or a loving couple exploring new levels of intimacy, Neagle takes such care in establishing the atmosphere and in coaching the detail rich relationships between his dancers that the viewer comes away feeling that the story being told could only exist in one specific place and time. 

Nick Neagle’s choreography has an undeniable flavour to it. It is with great pleasure that we present his off-kilter stories.

 Nick Neagle

Nick is a graduate of Marymount Manhattan College with a specified concentration in choreography. Nick was able to perform works by Loni Landon, Larry Keigwin, Anthony Ferro, and Tami Stronach. Throughout his college career, Nick discovered his craft was most prominent while choreographing. He produced three works in the student choreography showcase while at Marymount.

Recently Nick has shown works at Dancewave’s Summer Intensive and was a featured choreographer at the Queensboro Dance Festival. Nick was also a guest choreographer at Steffi Nossen’s School of Dance this past fall and produced a new work for Fertile Ground at Greenspace.

Zackery Betty

Zackery is a native of Maine but now calls the Big Apple his home. Zackery received his BFA in Dance with a concentration in Jazz from Marymount Manhattan College. While studying at Marymount Zackery performed in works by Larry Keigwin, Twyla Tharp, Emery LeCrone, and Cherice Barton. Currently Zackery works with Tami Stronach Dance in Brooklyn and is excited to be working with N Squared Dance Company. He has also been a guest dancer with KEIGWIN+COMPANY.

Marisha Johnson

Marisha, originally from St. Paul, Minnesota, fell in love with dance as a young child while watching her mother, Maryann Johnson and grandmother, Janet Smith perform with Ballet of the Dolls. While in Minnesota she trained in classical ballet at Classical Ballet Academy of Minnesota and performed several classical and neoclassical works with Ballet Minnesota. Marisha graduated with a BFA in Dance and BBA in Marketing from The University of Iowa in May 2013. While in the midwest she worked with several renowned choreographers including Jennifer Muller, Uri Sands, Sally Rousse, Andrew Rist, Myron Johnson, Julie Bour, Alan Sener, Charlotte Adams, Eloy Barragan, Armando Duarte, and Deanna Carter.

After graduating Marisha moved to New York City and is now working for KEIGWIN + COMPANY as their Marketing Associate, teaching dance to middle school students, choreographing her own work, and dancing with JT Lotus Dance Company, Awaken Dance Theater and Nick Neagle’s N Squared Dance.

 Nikki Theroux

Nikki received her BFA in Dance with a choreography concentration from Marymount Manhattan College, where she was able to perform the works of Elena Comendador, Nancy Lushington, Sabatino Verlezza, and Anthony Ferro. She has also had the opportunity to work with Mike Esperanza, Max Stone, and Hollye Bynum. Nikki has presented her own work at Steps Beyond/REVERBdance Performance Lab, Marymount Manhattan’s Dancers at Work, and Peridance Capezio Center’s Student Showcase.

 Saya Hishikawa

Born and raised in New York, Saya is a dancer, choreographer, and dance photographer. She started dancing at the age of three in various schools, such as Studio Maestro, The Ailey School, and Earl Mosley Institute of the Arts. Saya had graduated Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School as a dance major and holds a Bachelor in Fine Arts in Dance from Marymount Manhattan College. Throughout her dance career, she has performed works by renowned choreographers like Sidra Bell, Larry Keigwin, Kevin Wynn, Al Blackstone, Christian Von Howard, and Matthew Rushing. Saya is currently a dancer for N Squared Dance.

 Nicole Osterrieder

Nicole grew up dancing in Pittsburgh where she began her training at the age of four. She received her B.F.A. in dance from Marymount Manhattan College where she performed works by Jeff Shade, Pascal Rioult, and Chase Brock. After graduating Nicole is thrilled to be dancing with N Squared Dance and living in New York City.

Amanda Reichert

Amanda, originally from Lawrence, Kansas, holds a BFA in Dance Performance from Chapman University, where she studied under mentors Dale Merrill, Nancy Dickson-Lewis, Holly Johnston, Jennifer Backhaus, Liz Maxwell, Sean Greene, Larry Rosenberg, Kim Olmos, Robin Kish, Alicia Guy, and Leann Alduenda. While there, she performed works by Merce Cunningham as well as faculty members and student choreographers, and upon graduation was given the Donna Cucunato Award for ‘outstanding contributions from a graduating senior in dance’. She has also studied at workshops such as American Dance Festival, The Movement Invention Project, Keigwin + Company, Ledges and Bones, Diavolo Dance Theatre, Dance Italia, and Gallim Dance. Since graduating, Amanda has had the pleasure of performing with Backhausdance, The Rogue Dancers, and N Squared Dance.


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