Troy Barnes

Troy Barnes was born and raised in Washington, DC, where he graduated from Duke Ellington High School of The Performing Art’s Theatre Dept. Afterwards he began his formal dance training at the Dance Institute of Washington. He got his BFA in Ballet with a concentration in Horton & Graham at the Univ. of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA. Continuing his dance training Troy studied at The Alvin Ailey American Dance Center which led to many performances throughout the greater NYC area. He then went on the North American Tour of Sesame Street Live. After touring Troy began the next phase of his career performing on Cruise Ships. Troy has performed on Princess Cruises, Holland America, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Regent Seven Seas and Royal Caribbean. Throughout this time he also performed and taught in NYC.  Teaching for Camp Broadway and performing The Nutcracker. Troy has taught Horton, Graham based modern, Jazz and Theatre Dance throughout his cruise ship career including Brazil, Mexico and other international destinations. 

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Lily Grace Cummings

Lily Grace Cummings, originally from Clemson, SC, moved to New York City at the age of 14 years old when she was invited to be a Jazz and Contemporary trainee with Joffrey Ballet School. She has since graduated as the youngest member of Joffrey Ballet School J&C receiving a four year dance diploma.  She has performed in New York City's Fashion Week as a dancer for Louis Vuitton in collaboration with Parsons School of Design. She's also performed in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade as well as MTV's show, "Say It in Song." Lily has performed in several Broadway Workshop musicals and served as the dance captain for both Carrie: The Musical and Bring It On: The Musical. She has since founded her own performance company, Scintillate, which has been invited to perform throughout Manhattan. She was an assistant in Joffrey Ballet School's summer intensive, and currently teaches at numerous schools in New York City.

Fiona Oba

Fiona is an associate of the Royal Academy of Dance and holds a Diploma in Dance Education from the RAD/University of Bath. She began her training in Tokyo, Japan under the direction of Mikio Ikehata and has danced for companies such as the Laurens County Civic Ballet, International Ballet Chamber Company, and NYC Dance Collaborative. She has performed works by choreographers including Alvin Ailey, Paul Taylor, Elizabeth Roxas, Carlos Dos Santos, Amy Hall, and Darrell Grand Moultrie among others. A graduate of The Ailey School where she was a scholarship recipient, she is well-versed in various modern dance techniques in addition to ballet, tap, and jazz. As a student at The Ailey School, she was featured as a soloist in the Ailey Student Performance Group. Currently, she is an apprentice with Buglisi Dance Theatre and Alison Cook Beatty Dance.