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Liam is a native of London, England and having recently voyaged across the Atlantic, is ecstatic to have hit the ground running (and flying) in Fuerza Bruta. Since graduating in acting in 2005, Liam has enjoyed success with Polish company Cosmino in ‘Double’. More recently he has been seen in London as part of the Unicorn Theatre's ensemble, swashbuckling as D’artagnan and surviving as Caliban in The Tempest. Liam would like to thank friends and family world wide and Brooke and Scout.
John Hartzell is thrilled to be joining this family of crazy performers. Recent credits include Blue Man Group here in New York and De La Guarda in New York, Korea, and Israel. Much love to all. Remember: Bring peanuts.
Brooke hails from Los Angeles and is THRILLED to return to fly with Fuerza Bruta! She credits her first flight to De La Guarda in NYC and continued flight with De La Guarda in Korea, AiRealistic and Cirque Du Soleil. Grounded credits include: Memoirs of a Geisha and Alvin Ailey. A cum laude UC San Diego graduate, Brooke is thankful to be able to continually pursue this love of flight. Thank you M, D, Shawn.
Born and raised in Berlin, Germany, Khadija came to the US to attend Connecticut College. Khadija has had the opportunity of working with Adele Myers and Dancers and apprenticing for David Dorfman Dance. Khadija is thrilled and honored to be a part of Fuerza Bruta! Thank you to wonderful friends and family for your love and support!
Alvaro Colom was born in Madrid, Spain where he started his career as a Dancer and Actor. His passion for life, music and art lead him to work with arists such as Nacho Cano and to be part of the company Lokomamia.
After traveling around the world working and learning from different cultures he decided to move to NYC to establish his career. He had the honor to work for choreographers such as Cecilia Marta and Brian Thomas and is now thrilled to be part of Fuerza Bruta.
Thanks to all of my friends and family who have helped in making this journey so amazing.
Holly is so grateful to finally be a part of the Fuerza Bruta family! Holly studied dance at North Carolina School of the Arts. She has toured around the globe with Pilobolus Dance Theater and across the US with Networks National Tour of Contact. Broadway workshops include Tarzan and Angels. Holly was the original dance captain of Wicked at Universal Studios Japan and has had the pleasure of working for such amazing choreographers as AC Ciulla, Maria Torres, and Nathan Trice. Holly would like to thank all of her friends and family, especially her husband Mark for his infinite love and support.
Dangerkat is a rare breed of artist, whose work fuses dance, wearable art, music and choreography. Her aesthetic vision has earned her a BFA from the University of Calgary, and her performance art has graced the runways of Paris, London and New York fashion week. She’s traveled the globe performing and teaching urban dance styles, collaborating with the likes of Diplo and Lady Miss Kier. In addition to founding the House of Dangerkat, she DJs, sings for television and is now thrilled to be a part of Fuerza Bruta! www.dangerkat.com
Ben is honored to join the cast of Fuerza Bruta. A dancer/acrobat from upstate New York, his training includes NYU, Tisch School of the Arts (BFA, Drama), Shanghai Theater Academy, and Point Park University (Dance). Recent credits: Lynn Barr Dance Theatre (Judson Church, Kaatsbaan); Theater Mitu’s Hair at Skirball Center for the Arts; choreographer/performer in Hamlet and the title role in Orpheus and The Plastic Masquerade at Galapagos Art Space. Love to friends and family!
Dusty is a small town countryboy from Jonesville, Louisiana, who learned how to dance from his mom. He began his dance career performing for Gaylord Entertainment in shows at Fiesta Texas, Opryland USA, The General Jackson, and The Governor's Palace Theater. He then went on performing all over the world for Celebrity Cruise Lines on ships such as the Mercury, Century, and Infinity. After a tour with Christian-Rock singer Carmen, he performed as the lead dancer at the Alabama Theater in Myrtle Beach, SC. Since moving to New York he has performed at the Metropolitan Opera in shows such as, "Damnation of Faust," "Das Rheingold," and "Gutterdammerung," and he is very excited and honored to be in the cast of "Fuerza Bruta!"
Christina Glur is a native of Los Angeles,CA. This is her New York City and Off-Broadway debut! She is honored and overjoyed to join a wildly innovative cast and show. Her favorite credits include two world tours with Miley Cyrus; film credits include High School Musical 3, Footloose, and X Factor USA. She would like to thank her friends and family for their unconditional love and support in her pursuit to live life to the fullest each and every day. This one is for all you rad people! Cheers!
Angelica is of German and Japanese descent and grew up in Minneapolis. Curiosity led her to gymnastics, dance and hang gliding. When she was young she wanted to be an astronaut, but then realized there were way too many clothes involved. She is thrilled to be a part of Fuerza Bruta and be able to combine her love of the freedom of flight and dance. During the day, she is a yoga teacher and wellness consultant. She holds a B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College. Lots of love to Mom and Dad.
Dario Vaccaro is a dancer and choreographer whose work has taken him on an amazing journey around the world. He began his professional career as a member of Julio Bocca’s Ballet Argentino. Then, in 2002, after having performed extensively with Mr. Bocca, he moved to New York to join Twyla Tharp Dance. As well, he has danced with Jennifer Muller/The Works, Cedar Lake Ensemble, David Parsons Dance Company and the Metropolitan Opera Ballet. Now he is thrilled to be part of Fuerza Bruta!
Recent credits: (Broadway) Tarzan, La Cage aux Folles, Wicked, Dance of the Vampires. (Other Theater) De la Guarda, EFX. (Film) The Polar Express, Show Business. (TV) “The Tony Awards”, “Broadway: The Golden Age”, “Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade”, “The Late Show with David Letterman”, and “VH1 Vogue Fashion Awards”.
Originally from Southern California, received her BFA in Dance Performance from California State University, Long Beach. Upon relocating to New York City, she began working with AMDaT/Andrea Haenggi, performing onstage and in site-specific works throughout New York and Europe. She currently performs with BODYART Dance Company and has worked with choreographers: Stephen Petronio, Oliver Steele, and Natasha Trifan, and has also performed with Naganuma Dance, Esse Aficionado, and the NBA Clippers Spirit Dance Team. Michele is honored and thrilled to be a part of the Fuerza Bruta family!
Jessica feels beyond blessed to join the amazing Fuerza Bruta family. She thanks all involved; who have inspired her to reach her full potential as an artist, and as a human being. BFA Jazz Dance: University of the Arts, Philadelphia. Radio City Rockette 2008- Present. Recent Stage: ‘Gloria’ in George Bernard Shaw’s You Never Can Tell (Gloria Maddox Theatre, NYC). Recent Film: Heaven is Now, Dir: Audrey Lorea. www.jessicaosborne.biz
Diqui was born in 1965 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. At the age of 18, he started taking theatre lessons, in spite of never having attended a theatre before. He left the theatre school (Conservatorio Nacional) six months after having entered begun his studies. After that, Diqui enrolled in acting classes with various teachers for the next four years. In 1987, he formed part of La Organizacion Negra (1985-1992), an independent theatre group that created its own plays. He performed in the group's plays: UORC ('86-'87), La Tiroleza ('88-'90), and Almas Exterminadas ('91-'92). In 1993, together with some of his mates from L.O.N., Diqui co-founded De La Guarda (1993-2006). In 2002, with many of the members of De La Guarda, he founded Fuerza Bruta with the goal to form a company in which creativity and experimentation are priority.
Gaby was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina on March 18th, 1964. During his adolescence, he was encouraged by his older brother Anibal to take music lessons. He later played keyboards in several jazz-rock and pop bands. In 1985 he was introduced to La Organizacion Negra, a group that revolutionized the Argentine theatre scene, and composed the music for their three shows: U.O.R.C (1986), La Tirolesa (1988) and Almas Examinadas (1992). In 1993, the group dissolved and two of their members, Diqui James and Pichon Baldinu, formed De La Guarda. Gaby began working on various other projects including video, film and dance endeavors, but De La Guarda was always given top priority. Starting this year, Gaby began work with Diqui James on a new show called Fuerza Bruta, featuring a more electronic and pop sensibility without losing its tribal and percussive roots.
Broadway credits include Five Guys Named Moe, Bob Fosse's Big Deal, Porgy and Bess, Crucifer of Blood and The Wiz. Off Broadway credits include Three Mo' Tenors, Pets, Miami Beach Monsters and Struttin'. Touring credits include Blackbirds Of Broadway, Harry Belafonte In Concert, Five Guys Named Moe, Bob Fosse's Dancin', Dangerous Games, and The Wiz. Roumel currently directs and performs with Cabaret Lulu, a New York based theatrical company and is also co-writer, and composer of The New Food Guide Pyramid Musical, a nutrition program targeting elementary schools in the New York area.
Tincho Garcia hails from Argentina, but has been working in New York since 1998. He first came to the city with De La Guarda, and later with Fuerza Bruta. He has also had the opportunity to travel the world with these two amazing shows, and continues to bring the Fuerza Bruta experience to many people around the world.
Over 20 Broadway shows include Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark with music and lyrics by Bono and Edge of U2, Liza Minnelli at the Palace, Movin' Out, Fosse, Swing, Ragtime, The Producers, Proof, Kiss Me Kate, Noises Off, Jackie Mason, Victor/Victoria, Damn Yankees, Take Me Out, Jekyll & Hyde, Edward Albee's The Goat, Tale of the Allergist's Wife and Groovaloo. Keith co-books acts for Feinstein's at Loews Regency, promotes Chinese pianist Lang Lang in NYC and is Executive Producer of The Broadway Channel.
Theater: Most recent: 33 Variations with Jane Fonda on Broadway. Other past Broadway credits include: A Raisin in the Sun with Sean Combs, Chicago starring Usher, and James Joyce's The Dead starring Christopher Walken. Also: Playwrights Horizons (10 seasons) including such plays as Betty's Summer Vacation, Lobby Hero, Violet to name a few. CSC Rep including the recent Uncle Vanya with Maggie Gyllenhaal and The Seagull with Dianne Wiest. Also The Long Wharf, The Flea, Soho Rep, The Culture Project, Naked Angels, New Georges, stageFARM, Epic, and many seasons of SPF (Summer Play Festival) and NY Stage & Film Co. TV: "Lipstick Jungle", "Z Rock", the critically acclaimed A Raisin in the Sun on ABC, also "Ed", "Hope & Faith", "Monk". Film: Merchant Ivory's upcoming The City of Your Final Destination, also Heights, The White Countess, Lisa Picard is Famous, The Jimmy Show, Ready? OK!, and Trouble Every Day and Peter & Vandy. (Sundance 09). Awarded five Artios Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Casting. Member CSA.
Ozono Producciones SRL is an Argentinean company devoted to the production & promotion of live shows and events, artists, TV and radio shows. Ozono's members were pioneers in show business in Argentina. In recent years, Ozono has carried out the integral production of local shows, like Fuerza Bruta, which has already been staged in various cities around the world such as New York, London, Lisbon, Edinburgh, Berlin, Bogota, Sao Paulo, Manila, Tel Aviv, Chicago, Buenos Aires, Brussels, Madrid and Mexico City, among others. The success of our international concerts, festivals, musicals, plays and family events are the result of a professional and enthusiastic hard working team headed by Fernando Moya, Ozono's President.
With combined over 60 years of marketing and advertising experience, the twenty6two group has developed and created materials for all aspects of entertainment across North America including live theatre, record labels and artists, concerts, events and movies. Most recent: Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark with music and lyrics by Bono and Edge of U2. Plus Rock of Ages, Monty Python's Spamalot, Burn the Floor & Bowfire tours.
is a diversified international family show and event entertainment company specializing in the acquisition, development and production of high-caliber touring exhibitions, unique live music tours and events, theatrical performances as well as consumer and multimedia product offerings. Current projects include Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark, Rock of Ages, Bodies: the Exhibition and the award winning children's show Yo Gabba Gabba! Live!: There's a Party in My City! Past projects include concert tours for the Rolling Stones, Barbra Streisand, Pink Floyd and U2.
Michael Cohl's career spans over 40 years in the entertainment business producing music tours (including The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, U2 and Barbra Streisand), television (including Pete Seeger: Power of Song – Emmy Award, LENNONYC – Peabody Award & Emmy Award, and Harry Belafonte: Sing Your Song), film (including Live at the Max and Shine Your Light), children's show Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! – 2010 Billboard Touring Award for Creative Content, and Broadway (including Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark, Rock of Ages, Spamalot – TONY Award, Bombay Dreams, and La Cage aux Folles). Michael has been inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and has received a star on Canada's Walk of Fame. Among the many other awards, Michael has also been honored with the Billboard Legend of Live Award, the TJ Martell Foundation Man of the Year and a JUNO Award for Special Achievement. Michael is the founder and Chairman of S2BN Entertainment Corporation.
Stephen gained his extensive knowledge of the international entertainment industry working for The Rolling Stones' worldwide tours in 2003 and 2005. Subsequently in 2006, Stephen was hired by Michael Cohl's S2BN Entertainment and over the last 6 years, has contributed to the many successes of S2BN, in particular, Bodies: The Exhibition, Rock of Ages and Fuerza Bruta.
is a production and theatrical management company, founded seven years ago by Bryan K.L Byrd III, to produce and manage theatrical entertainment. Blackbyrd Entertainment has co-produced shows in New York and around the country. Off-Broadway and touring credits include: The Play 666, Virtuosity, Cooking at the Cookery, Summer of 42, Three Mo Tenors and Brooklyn the Musical (pre-production). In addition to the Oklahoma! Tour, Mr.Byrd is currently producing the national tour of The Wizard of Oz.