Esmé Boyce is a New York based dancer and choreographer and a graduate of The Juilliard School. While at Juilliard she performed the works of Ohad Naharin, Larry Keigwin, Lar Lubovitch, José Limon, Susan Marshall and many others. Esmé has worked with director and choreographer Yara Travieso since 2009 and has performed Travieso’s work at the New World Center in Miami and Lincoln Center in NYC. In 2010 Esmé danced in the Ensemble for the Bessie Schönberg Choreographers’ Residency at The Yard in Martha’s Vineyard. Esmé is currently a company member of Janis Brenner + Dancers and performed with the company in New York and internationally. Esmé has performed the works of Cori Kresge, Charlotte Bydwell, Katherine Partington, Douglas Dunn, Marta Renzi, Carlye Eckert, and Barkin/Selissen Project. She also apprenticed with Stephen Petronio Company from Winter 2009 through Spring 2010. As a choreographer Esmé’s cwork has been presented in various venues throughout New York. In October, 2011 Esmé’s presented her first evening-length piece titled The Particular Premiere of a First, at Baryshnikov Arts Center, NYC. Esmé has been working with Jin-Ju Song-Begin since 2009 and is thrilled to be a company member of Da-On Dance.
Giulia Carotenuto hails originally from Rome, Italy, and is a graduate of Chapman University in Orange, CA. Since moving to New York Giulia has had the honor and pleasure to work with artists such as Faye Driscoll, Mark Dendy, Catherine Miller and Douglas Dunn, among others. She is currently a dancer and collaborator for Esme Boyce Dance, and is a member of Monica Bill Barnes & Co. and Palissimo, directed by Pavel Zustiak. Giulia is also a passionate arts administrator and advocate for the arts, and is thrilled to be a founding member of Da-On Dance, both as a dancer and company manager. She would like to thank her loved ones for their constant and unwavering support.
Kyung Joon Lee is from Korea. He has been performing professionally for a decade. He received his bachelor’s degree from ChungAng University. He was a member of the acclaimed contemporary Korean dance company “Pooreum.” Kyungjoon has won several Korean dance competitions, and he is a skilled instructor for college level dance course.
DAVID GONSIER was born and raised in New York City. He came late to the dance world, starting his training while studying philosophy at Skidmore College. Since graduating and returning to New York he has trained at the Paul Taylor and Alvin Ailey schools, as well as with a great many wonderful teachers and choreographers. In both modern concert dance and opera productions, he has toured across the US, Europe, and Asia. David can currently be seen performing for the Seán Curran Company and the Metropolitan Opera.