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Performer 2020 - present


Born and raised in Davao City, Philippines, Deandra Alaba is a transfemme dance artist who graduated with a BFA from The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago in 2017. Since graduating, she has collaborated with independent artists and companies including Thodos Dance Chicago, Loud Bodies, and Synapse Arts. Deandra has worked with dance artist Erin Kilmurray, collaborating in her work Search Party Dances ‘18 and as a member of the Honey Cast for The Fly Honey Show X. She has also performed with The Cambrians and recently created choreography for The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley’s Dance Program.

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Performer 2022-present

Gabriela was born and raised in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Gabriela is a multidisciplinary artist. She attended Columbia College Chicago and graduated with a BA in dance and fashion business. Gabriela has explored the artistic scene in Chicago and Ecuador performing works by Dardi McGinley, Qudus Onikeku, Anna Martine Whitehead, and Nathalie Elghoul, to name a few. Her movement is mainly influenced by Gaga technique. In 2021, she moved back to Ecuador where she taught improvisation. She is currently back in Chicago and happy to join The Seldoms.



Education & Engagement Coordinator / Company Training


Christina grew up in the Chicago area and attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she received a BFA in Dance. She later moved to London to pursue her Master’s Degree in Dance Studies at the Laban Centre under the tutelage of Rosemary Butcher and Dr. Valerie Rimmer. During that time she worked professionally with independent choreographers and danced for several companies including BlueWhite under the direction of Melanie Clarke. Christina remained in London to teach at Kingston University and continued to dance professionally until moving back to Chicago.  Christina is certified in Laban Movement Analysis, and teaches Pilates in the city. Christina joined The Seldoms in 2003, was Assistant Director from 2008-2017 and lead training for the ensemble. While she no longer performs, hers is still an important creative voice for the company.

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Performer 2007 - present


Damon D. Green is a Chicago-based dance artist and founder of TEXTUREDance Studio, an Urban Styles and Forms dance and wellness facility where he spreads his passion for movement education. Green is an avid Vogue aesthetic practitioner, exploring, performing and teaching this form in its fusion with other movement disciplines. Green has collaborated with local choreographers and companies including Red Clay Dance, Paige Cunningham-Calderella, Darrell Jones, J'sun Howard, Philip Elson, Kristina Isabelle, Cecil Johnson Jr., Lional Freeman, Jane Beachy, Mauren Sledge (House of Avant-Garde), Bob Eisen, Molly Shanahan, as well as visual artist Faheem Majeed. Green teaches and attends workshops and master classes throughout Chicago as well as abroad. Damon joined The Seldoms in 2007, and has contributed to fourteen major projects.

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Performer 2018 - present


Maggie joined The Seldoms in 2018, and has regularly led company training for The Seldoms, teaching somatic-based release techniques and exploring mind-body connections. Maggie received her MFA with distinction in Contemporary Dance Performance through the postgraduate program VERVE led by Matthew Robinson in Leeds, UK. She toured around the UK and Europe performing original creations by choreographers Sita Osthimer,  Matthew Robinson, Hanas Lengoff, and Lenka Vagnerova. She received her BFA in contemporary dance at London Contemporary Dance School, and is an international ambassador for recruitment for Northern School. She recently performed with independent Chicago dancemakers Erin Kilmurray and Hannah Santistevan. Maggie teaches dance and yoga at various locations in Chicago, and teaches in the dance department at Northwestern University.

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Performer 2022-present


Haley Marcin is a Chicago based artist, performer, and educator. In 2019, she graduated summa cum laude from The University of North Carolina Greensboro with a BFA in Dance. Haley had the opportunity to train intensively and perform in Calabria, Italy on a full tuition scholarship. Upon graduating, Haley apprenticed with the Michael Mao Dance Company in New York. She returned to Chicago and since has performed with Aerial Dance Chicago, Project Bound Dance, Still Inspired, and collaborated with many Chicago choreographers. She is a 200-hour certified yoga/aerial yoga instructor and teaches yoga and dance throughout the Chicagoland area.

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Performer 2022-present


Timothy Tsang is a queer Chinese American performer, choreographer and arts administrator. He graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a BA in Dance. Tsang has performed with Ardent Dance Company, South Chicago Dance Theatre, Mordine & Company Dance Theater, Dance in the Parks Chicago, and in works by J’Sun Howard, Hannah Santistevan, and Kaela Norwood. Tsang has created choreography for Esoteric Dance Project, Mordine & Company Dance Theater, Evanston Dance Ensemble, and has presented works at Auditorium Theater, Links Hall, Fulton Street Collective, Studio5, and The Edge Theater.

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