Asha Sienkiewicz

Asha Sienkiewicz: Director of Emotives, wanted to create something unique and versatile. She has a passion for teaching all styles and levels of dance from young dancers to adult dancers, professional or those who just love to dance for fun! Asha believes in a strong foundation in technique, proper form, and a good attitude to create ones unique artistry. She has danced around New York City and as well in Vegas as a performer in all styles and takes all experiences to form her style of teaching for others reach greatness in their own art. 

Her creative process in the art and life experience led her to a more raw contemporary, profound, and edgy style that she wants to bring to the surface of the world. 

Her company, EMOTIVES shows strength, passion, grace, emotion, realness, and depth in the movement that creates a story. This was the beginning of “EMOTIVES DANCE”

There is a reason for every moment in time and in life whether its this world or another. 

Emotives brings those moments to the stage in real time. 

With the raw talented artists of free energy and Fire, EMOTIVES will become something new and different in the world of dance. Asha is honored and passionate about sharing the beauty of this art of dance to all at Bridge For Dance! 

Kim LaRueBallet
Mackenzie Hagan

Deciding to move to the city a decade ago, Mackenzie has been blessed with opportunities to grow and deepen her love of the arts. She knew NYC was where she wanted to be after graduating from University of North Carolina School of the Arts with a BFA in contemporary dance and choreography. In those years she danced for several companies and choreographers including H. T. Chen and Dancers, Fly-by-night Dance Theater, Brice Mousset, Belinda McGuire, and Ruth Barnes. She also shared in the successes of her twin sister's dance company 87 Dance Productions as a performer and choreographer. Feeding her need to experience and learn other exciting ways to express her creativity and physicality, Mackenzie is also an aerial artist. She has been lucky to train with many wonderful coaches most notably: Bobby Hedglin-Taylor, Ivo Gueorguiev, Laura Witwer, Kristin Olness and Benn Mendoza. As a teacher, she looks forward to sharing her knowledge and passion of aerial arts and dance. She has been given the opportunity to share in many settings from private studios to colleges. Over the last couple years while on a brief hiatus from dance, Mackenzie added singing to her arts repertoire. A musician since childhood, Mackenzie has enjoyed the challenge of learning a new skill, has performed on stage, and looks forward to new opportunities to perform songs from the jazz and R&B greats. 

Kim LaRueAerial Circus
Stephanie Wilson

Stephanie Wilson holds a BFA in musical theatre from Oklahoma City University, is a graduate of Dillard School of the Arts & a proud alumn of the Broadway Theatre Project in Tampa.  Stephanie has studied with Ann Reinking, Gregory Hines, Savion Glover, Luigi, Al Blackstone & Lynn name a few.

Her musical theatre credits include:  My One & Only (Regional & National Tours), Damn Yankees (Virginia Musical Theatre), All Shook Up (choreographed by Ricky Hines), Fiddler On The Roof (Arizona Palm), Rockin’ The Boat (Busch Gardens Williamsburg) & revue shows for Renaissance Cruise Line & many others.

Her circus credits include: The Circus World Tour starring Britney Spears, The Bindlestiff Family Cirkus, Big Apple Circus To-Go program, Imaginaerial & Cirque DuJour. Her aerial choreography was featured in both the New York City & Nashville Choreographer’s Canvas.  Her choreography has been featured at Lincoln Center’s Toy Fair, The Emmy Award winning Cyberchase: For Real, Ars Nova’s Clown Bagagge & many others.

She was a company member of The Ya’el Tap Company & The Generation Tap Company.  She’s the co-owner of SpiderMouse Productions, an event entertainment company here in NYC.

Kim LaRueTap, Aerial Circus
Fiona Oba

Fiona is an associate of the Royal Academy of Dance and holds a BA (Hons) in Dance Education from the RAD/University of Bath. She began her training in Tokyo, Japan under the direction of Mikio Ikehata and continued at The Ailey School. As a dancer, she has performed works by choreographers including Alvin Ailey, Paul Taylor, Robert Battle, Elizabeth Roxas, Jacqulyn Buglisi, Alison Cook Beatty 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 and tap. She has taught at schools including International Ballet Academy, Greenwich Dance Studio, The Ailey School and The School at Steps, and has been on faculty at The Bridge for Dance since 2014. She has also taught for educational outreach programs through Goddard Riverside Community Center and Alison Cook Beatty Dance. Fiona has worked as assistant to choreographers and directors including Jacqulyn Buglisi for Buglisi Dance Theatre and Carolyn Adams for the New York State Summer School for the Arts, School of Dance. Outside of her educational work, she is a dancer with Alison Cook Beatty Dance in addition to being a certified Pilates instructor.

Drianne LaliberteBallet, Modern, Tap
Gabriela Soto

Gabriela M. Soto began her dance training at Ballet Concierto de Puerto Rico. She is a graduated of the Ailey School Certificate Program. Gabriela has had the privilege of performing works by Sidra Bell, William Forsythe, Francesca Harper, Jae Man Joo, Lar Lubovitch, Mike Esperanza, Bradley Shelver, Elisa Monte, Alvin Ailey, Matthew Rushing and Robert Battle. She also performed in the New York City Center Production of Brigadoon directed and choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon. Gabriela is also a dance educator in various schools in the Tri-State area, she is thankful to continue to dance and share her passion with the younger generation of dance. 

Kim LaRuePre Ballet, Ballet
Jessica Azenberg

Jessica was born and raised in New York City. She made her professional debut on ABC’s One Life to Live as “Baby Jessica.” Jessica was a serious ballet student growing up and trained at the School of American Ballet, Manhattan Youth Ballet, Ballet Academy East, Miami City Ballet and the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet. She also started tap at 8 years old and trained at Steps on Broadway as well as Shuffles Tap School. She attended high school at the Professional Children’s School and received a B.F.A. in Dance from The Boston Conservatory. Since graduating college, Jessica has worked at many theaters around the country. Some of her favorite theatre credits include, Spamalot (Arkansas Repertory Theatre, Geva Theatre), Hello! My Baby (Goodspeed Musicals), A Christmas Carol: The Musical (Pioneer Theatre Company), Hello, Dolly! (Cape Playhouse) and Thoroughly Modern Millie (Ogunquit Playhouse). In addition to performing, Jessica is a passionate dance teacher and currently teaches tap, ballet, theatre jazz, and creative movement in Manhattan. Jessica is happy to be a part of the Bridge For Dance Faculty!