Natasha Kalimada

Founder, Creative Director

Natasha Kalimada graduated from Princeton University where she majored in Sociology and received a Certificate in the Program of Theatre & Dance. Upon graduation, she was honored with the Francis LeMoyne Page Theatre & Dance Award. At Princeton, she created high concept dance-theater work for the premier student run dance company, BodyHype, where she served as President. Natasha also holds an MBA from Pepperdine University with a focus on Entrepreneurship. She is an actor and a classically trained professional dancer of Indian and Scottish descent with a passion for performance. Growing up, she was an American Ballet Theatre Coca-Cola Scholar, which allowed her to study and train in classical ballet at ABT in NYC under full scholarship. She began her career in Los Angeles as a professional dancer dancing for Taylor Swift, Cirque, a Broadway National tour, the Walt Disney Hall with the LA Phil, among others. Her credits also include Lifetime, Sony Music, Target, Special K, Apple and Ford Motors. She has traveled all around the world performing in large scale shows, award shows, private events and weddings.
 

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Taylor Swantek

Founder, Creative Director

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Taylor is a professional dancer and actor. From classical ballerina to commercial dancer, her dance background spans several styles and influences including salsa, improvisation, jazz, and hip hop. Taylor’s ballet training began at the age of 4 and went on to include San Francisco Ballet, Boston Ballet, Kaatsbaan, and The Joffrey Ballet where she was also invited to become an apprentice with the company. After her time with The Joffrey, Taylor decided to relocate to the west coast in pursuit of a more varied artistic career, and has since appeared on television and in music videos with major artists such as Taylor Swift, Maroon 5, Kygo, Skizzy Mars, DJ Vice, and Oddisee; as well as brands including Subaru, Coolmax, Kohler, ESPN, Hayek-Sarabia, and Starz. Ms. Swantek has also performed in live productions with Alexandre Magno's Magno Artist Alliance Show Series, Pacific Ballet Dance Theatre, and has toured nationally and internationally with various shows.

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Laura Alexich

Laura is a professional ballet dancer, represented by Bloc Talent Agency in Los Angeles. She was born in Santa Barbara where she began her training in classical and contemporary ballet at the age of six. The collection of ballets in which Laura has performed includes Giselle, Dracula, Serenade, The Little Mermaid, Cinderella, Swan Lake, and The Nutcracker. From 2007 to 2009 she joined the casts of Glory of Christmas and Easter at the Crystal Cathedral. Laura’s most recent projects include a featured dance role in the television series Lucifer, and performing in Girls of The Golden West directed by Peter Sellars and written by John Admas with the San Francisco Opera. In addition, she appeared in Taylor Swift's music video “Shake It Off” in 2014. Laura recently performed as the principal dancer in Andrea Chenier with the San Francisco Opera for the opening of the 2016-2017 season. She continues to teach ballet and is pursuing her passion for performing. 

 

Cleo Magill

Cleo is a professional dancer who has danced with the Joffrey Ballet, American Contemporary Ballet and Tulsa Ballet. Cleo's talents have also successfully booked her work in the worlds of Film, Television, Commercials, Music Videos and Award Shows. Some of her dance credits include performing on the Conan O'Brien Show, "The Last of Showmen" and "Fleeting Moments". She has also choreographed for artists: Alina Baraz at Coachella, Johnny Yukon, DJ Vice, Jazmine Thompson and Skizzy Marz. Cleo is represented by Go 2 Talent Agency. 
 

 

Jennifer Sherry

Jenny is a classically trained ballet dancer living in Los Angeles with an extensive dance and fitness background. Originally from Kansas, she earned her BS from Indiana University where she trained professionally as a ballet dancer on scholarship in the Jacobs School of Music and danced many principal roles with Indiana University Ballet Theatre. Prior to IU, she attended high school on scholarship and graduated from North Carolina School of the Arts as a ballet major. She spent summers training at the Pacific Northwest Ballet, Miami City Ballet and Chautauqua Institution. She has most recently been seen performing principal roles with the City Ballet of Los Angeles and Pacific Ballet Dance Theatre. Professionally she has also performed with the American Contemporary Ballet, State Street Ballet, Colorado Ballet and the Kansas City Ballet. Her passion for movement encouraged her to start her own fitness company, The Ballet Bod. She is a certified pilates instructor at Ballet Bodies, Studio 613 Pilates and is part of The Movement Talent Agency.


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Jessica Gadzinski

Jessica Gadzinski is a freelance dancer, performer and instructor based out of Los Angeles, California. Her many disciplines at a professional level include classical ballet, contemporary movement, jazz and many social dances including salsa and bachata. She is currently a member of the Barak Ballet, headed by Melissa Barak and Clairobscur headed by Laurie Sefton. She is represented by Go 2 Talent Agency in Burbank, California.

 

Stephanie Kim

Stephanie Kim has been dancing professionally in Los Angeles for 10 years. During this time Stephanie has kept her classical ballet roots and training while expanding into many other genres. Successful in the concert and commercial world, she loves bringing a smile to any face while inspiring others through her art. 

 

Coree McKee

Stephanie Kim has Coree McKee began her formal dance training under the direction of Suzanne B. Pomerantzeff at the Academy of Ballet Arts in St. Petersburg, Florida. In her early years she spent summers studying at the Boston Ballet, American Ballet Theatre and St. Petersburg Concert Ballet. She was awarded both a merit scholarship and the Jan Veen Scholarship to attend the Boston Conservatory. In 2013 she graduated from the Boston Conservatory with a BFA in Dance Performance. Upon graduation, Coree joined the American Contemporary Ballet as a company dancer where she was featured in original works choreographed by director Lincoln Jones. She went on to join Los Angeles Choreographers and Dancers where she danced numerous soloist roles and toured to New York City and South Carolina. She is also part of “Tribute Productions” with whom she has performed at The Dolby Theatre for the “Darley Awards” and on the hit T.V. show “Hell’s Kitchen.” Coree is currently a member of Jose Costas Contemporary Ballet and is looking forward to performing more as a freelance artist this coming season.