Marissa Beccard is from Fort Collins, Colorado and relocated to St. Louis, MO to pursue her BFA in Dance and BA in History at Webster University. During her time at Webster, Marissa has studied under Michael Uthoff, Alicia Graf Mack, James Robey, Beckah Reed, Monica Newsam, and Patravadi Mejudhon. She has also had the opportunity to perform in works by José Limon, Michael Uthoff, James Robey, Monica Newsam, and Maggi Dueker. Marissa is an instructor at MJ’s Performing Arts Academy in St. Louis.
Brian Cooper, originally from Chicago, moved to the Southern Illinois in 2010. While in high school he got the opportunity to perform in the Orange Bowl with Kool and The Gang, under the direction of Chris Judd and learned from other choreographers including Mandy Moore, igniting his passion for dance. A graduate from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, he spent some time working for Walt Disney World before returning back to the St. Louis area.
Jacob Henss is from Trenton, Illinois and began his dance training at McKendree University. After transferring to Webster University, Jacob had the opportunity to work with Alicia Graf Mack, Nejla Yatkins, Michael Uthoff , and many others. Jacob produced, directed, and performed in the student choreography showcase, Creation's Concert throughout college. In 2016, Jacob was awarded the “Emerging Choreographer Award” from Webster University, with choreography chosen to perform at the ACDA Central Conference in 2017 where it was showcased in the Gala performance. After producing his first full length work, “The Other Sides”, Jacob now is the production manager for ANNONYArts at Satori.
Daryon Kent began his dance training at Ms. Bridget's Conservatoire of Dance and continued training at Central Visual Performing Arts High School (CVPA) under the direction of Raymond Parks. Daryon became a member of Alexandra School of Ballet under the artistic direction of Alexandra Zaharias and appeared in featured roles. Daryon performed in the 5th Annual St. Louis Fox Teen Talent Competition "The Dancing Six" and was awarded 3rd place. Daryon has worked with choreographers Gina Patterson, Jennifer Archibald, Cecil Slaughter, and Nejla Yatkin.
Taylor Nash from Willowbrook, Illinois, trained at Salt Creek Ballet under the direction of Sergey Kosadayev and Zhanna Dubrovskaya. She attended summer programs at Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Lines Contemporary Ballet and Giordano Dance Chicago. In 2016, she graduated with a BS in Dance Arts Administration from Butler University. While at Butler, Taylor had the privilege of dancing overseas in the 35th Anniversary of Dance Conservatory of Eva Jacz in Bratislava, Slovakia; performing a work choreographed by Lesley Tulford. After graduation, Taylor was a trainee/apprentice with Chicago Repertory Ballet.