Leah Misano began her dance training in classical ballet at the South Carolina Dance Theatre under the direction of Susan Rowe. She later attended the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities where she studied under Irina Ushakova, Miriam Mesa-pelly, Thomas Shoemaker, Josee Garant, and Tracy Vogt. At SCGSAH, Misano had the opportunity to study Vaganova and Cuban-styled ballet along with Horton, Graham, and Limon modern techniques. During high school, she was a dancer at the American Ballet Theatre Summer Intensive in New York City and The Juilliard School. Since high school, Misano has started exploring more contemporary movement pulling from her classical training. Misano has performed works by Jennifer Archibald, Darrell Moultrie, Joseph Toonga, and Kate Weare, among others. Currently in her third year at the Boston Conservatory. Misano has been a dancer with Hybridmotion since 2018, and became Dance Captain in 2020.
Trea Dipkin started her career as a professional dancer at the age of 14. Growing up in San Francisco, CA, Dipkin was homeschooled in order to focus on her dance practice and career. She trained ODC School of Dance and Alonzo King LINES Ballet until 2018 when she began her work as dance major at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee. Dipkin has performed works by Brenda Way, Kimi Okada, D Montalvo, KT Nelson and Carmen Rozestraten. She has also participated in summer intensive including the Alvin Ailey professional division intensive, and Alonzo King LINES Advanced division, as well as numerous musical theater programs.
Hoang-Anh (Ashley) Eng started her dance training at Bonnie Siscoe’s School of Dance in Houston, TX at a young age. In 2011, she entered into the pre-professional company at Amy Blake’s Academy of dance and trained in ballet, modern, jazz, contemporary, musical theatre, and other various genres of dance. In 2014, Ashley began attending the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts and was a part of the Houston Repertory Dance Ensemble. At HSPVA, Ashley had the opportunity to train in a high focus curriculum that included various techniques of ballet, modern, tap, improvisation, etc. At HSPVA, she learned repertory from choreographers like Christian Warner, Gregory Dolbashian, and Michael Foley. The HRDE performed repertory from artists like Zachary Tang, Jeremy Arnold, Allie Kronick, and Angelica Stiskin. She had the privilege to attend summer sessions at the Alvin Ailey School of Dance, Northwest Dance Project, and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. Since her exposure to modern dance, Ashley has started to explore the integration of floorwork into her dance vocabulary with contemporary focused movements. She is currently in her sophomore year at the Boston Conservatory and has performed works by Kate Weare and Ruka White.
Ori Harris is from Chicago, Illinois and has an eclectic and rich background as a performer. He began his career as a circus artist at the age of 8, specializing in diablo, stilts and balancing acts. In fifth grade, Ori was in his first theatrical production. Although the details are a bit fuzzy, he can confirm that it was a play about anatomy and that his role was some sort of bone. Ori is currently a Junior at Boston Conservatory at Berklee studying Contemporary Theater. He has been featured in roles such as “Demetrius” (Midsummer Night’s Dream) and “Jacob Endo” (Mermaid Hour: Remixed). Ori has always had a love for dance, and took his first class his freshman year of college. Ori’s wide range of skills meld to create a unique and unconventional form of movement, one that is highly athletic, emotive, and often character based. Ori joined Hybridmotion in 2020, and is thrilled to be a part of such an incredible company of artists and collaborators. He would like to give a special thanks to his mentor and friend, Jun Kuribayashi, for believing in him, guiding him, and for making him feel seen.
Jessica Massimino grew up in Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania. While training in Pennsylvania, Jessica performed with companies such as The Bang Group and TAKE dance. She had the opportunity of performing at The National and Regional High School Dance Festivals with The Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts before graduating in 2017. Jessica is currently in her third year at The Boston Conservatory at Berklee where she is earning her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Contemporary Dance Performance. While studying at the conservatory, she has performed in works such as José Limón’s A Choreographic Offering and Doug Varone’s Lux. She has also performed new works with choreographers Bradley Shelver, Joseph Toonga and Junichi Fukuda, along with other respected artists. Junichi Fukuda invited Jessica to perform RE:main with his company FUKUDANCE which premiered in Portsmouth, New Hampshire in June 2018. She joined Hybridmotion in 2019 and is thrilled for her first season.
Marissa Miller began her dance training at Washington Rock Dance at age 13 where she studied under the direction of Cleo Mack, Blair Richie and Kelli McGovern. She also studied under Heather Favretto and Tushrik Fredericks in various techniques while there. Marissa wanted to expand her training even further so in 2016, she began going to Somerset County Vocational and Technical High School (SCVTHS) where she studied under Sheila Buttermore, MaryLynn McNally and Nora Cotter. Here, she trained in techniques such as Límon, Taylor and Vaganova and even had the opportunity to be involved in The National Honor Society For The Dance Arts. In 2017, Marissa attended the American Dance Festival where she broadened her range of styles to Second Line dance, African and House. Marissa is currently a sophomore at The Boston Conservatory at Berklee where she has performed works by Maleek Washington, Daniel Pelzig and Ruka White. She joined Hybridmotion in 2020.