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Toni Noblett

 

Toni Noblett’s background in dance education is substantial. For twenty-six years she ran a studio in Roxboro, North Carolina where dance classes for children and adults were crafted to instill an appreciation for the arts, self-discipline and respect. Classes included children with special needs, and these children became her mentors.

Since 1989 Ms. Noblett has been on the staff of Jacques d’Amboise’s National Dance Institute in New York City. In 1998 she conceived and locally produced a project featured on CBS’s “Sunday Morning with Bill Geist.” She has taught in the Children and Teens Program at BDC, and presently is the Director of Faculty for all programs for Rosie O’Donnell’s “Rosie’s Broadway Kids.” Her two children, Casey Noblett Callahan and Cassidy Noblett, are professional dancers and respected teachers.

http://www.broadwaydancecenter.org/faculty/bios/noblett_toni.shtml


Jacinte Armstrong

  

Jacinte Armstrong is a Halifax, Nova Scotia- based dance artist based who has worked with many collaborators locally and across Canada. Receiving her early training at Halifax Dance, she went on to study at Dalhousie University and at the New World School of the Arts in Miami, FL.

In 2016 Jacinte received an Established Artist Recognition Award from the Nova Scotia Arts and Culture Partnership Council. As a dancer with Mocean Dance in Canvas 5x5 by Tedd Robinson, she also received a Nova Scotia Masterworks Award in 2016, and was nominated for a Dora Mavor Moore Award in 2014.

Jacinte is the Artistic Director of Kinetic Studio, and performs regularly with Mocean Dance, SiNS (Sometimes in Nova Scotia) dance, independently, and in her own work. Her choreography ranges from intimate and imagistic to large-scale collaboration with architects, visual artists, radio producers, filmmakers, and musicians. She has worked with many choreographers, including Cory Bowles, Sara Coffin, Susanne Chui, Veronique MacKenzie, Lisa Phinney Langley, Tedd Robinson, Serge Bennathan, Denise Fujiwara, Danièle Desnoyers, Sarah Chase and more. Since 2015, she has been part of the 8 DAYS project, an annual gathering of Canadian choreographers.  She is a two-time recipient of the Diane Moore Creation Scholarship awarded by Live Art Dance Productions, and a member of CADA, the CDA, and the DTRC.

Joanna Numata

Joanna Numata’s love of movement lead her to train in jazz, tap and ballet from an early age into her teenage years. At the age of 17, she moved to NYC to attend Hunter College. Shortly after moving, she started training at Broadway Dance Center, where she continued her studies in Jazz, Tap, Ballet, and African, and began learning different street styles. After devoting much of her time to improving her craft, Joanna's tenacious efforts paid off.  She was invited to become a member of Rhapsody James's company. This opportunity allowed her to gain the experience and training she would need for the commercial dance world. Almost one year after she began training in the city, Joanna booked her first job and began her career as a professional dancer. During the summer of 2005, she started teaching at different studios in Manhattan. This eventually broadened Joanna’s teaching opportunities, leading her across the US and overseas to conduct workshops.

Joanna has had the privilege of dancing with such artists as Kanye West, Beyonce, Rihanna, Fergie, Black Eyed Peas, Busta Rhymes, Nelly, Pharrell, Cassie, Diddy, Romeo Santos and Dirty Money to name a few. She has worked on the feature films, Step Up 3D, I AM LEGEND, The Smurfs, and Friends with Benefits. Joanna has also had the opportunity to choreograph for various artists, most notably for Hong Kong pop sensation Joey Yung’s 1314 concert at Hong Kong Coliseum. Other notable credits include the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, Fashion Rocks, MTV VMA's, SNL, Law & Order, How to Make it in America, Jimmy Fallon Show, Dr.Scholls national commercial, Moncler for NY Fashion Week, ABC Upfront, and industrials for MAC Cosmetics, Barney’s, Google, Youtube, Tommy Hilfiger, L'Oreal, Nexxus, Nike, Adidas, Bloomingdales, Sobe Lifewater, and Equinox. Joanna was also recently featured in an editorial for Nike Women and their #NYMade campaign.

Joanna wants to share her love of movement and musicality with the world, and give other young dancers the tools and opportunities they need in order to be successful in the dance industry. Joanna has primed herself by teaching at Broadway Dance Center, Joffrey Ballet School’s Jazz and Contemporary Program, and various studios all around the world.

http://www.broadwaydancecenter.com/faculty/joanna-numata