Equus Projects Company Dancers
The Equus Projects dancers are unique. All tremendously skilled dance artists, they are committed to expanding the traditional boundaries of dance performance. Every Equus dancer is trained in Natural Horsemanship.
Kat Reese is a dancer, choreographer, and teaching artist working in the New York City and New Jersey. Kat is a teaching artist for the Kennedy Dancers, Monteleone Dance, and 10 Hairy Legs, has worked with choreographers including Brit Falcon and Donnell Oakley, teaches dance for preschool through 12th graders, college dance majors, adult beginners and dance professionals and senior citizens and presents her own choreography throughout New York City.She graduated summa cum laude with a BFA in dance from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. Kat joined the Equus Projects as a company member in 2017, performing in numerous projects on stage, on film, and in the pasture. She serves as company horsemanship coach and often as Assistant Choreographer.
Clement is a performer, choreographer and an educator. He is a third culture kid who was born and raised in Ghana, West Africa. After living and going to school in the Netherlands, U.S. and the U.K., where he did postgraduate degree at Trinity Laban conservatory. A member of Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel Performance group since 2012 and has taught and traveled with Dattery Dance to forty-nine countries. As founder of Off the Radar Creative Project he aims to use the gift of creativity to bridge different cultures and bring generations together through self-expression. Clement oined The Equus Projects in 2019.
Jessica Michal is a dance artist based in the New York/New Jersey. She earned her BFA in Dance Performance from Rutgers University's Mason Gross School of the Arts in May 2021. Jess works is the movement director of 530DancePhotography, co-produces the interdisciplinary collaborative music and dance festival known as When Waves Collide and teaches dance and yoga at numerous local studios in Central NJ. Jess started as a company member with The Equus Projects in 2022
Chiemi grew up in Hong Kong. She attended college at UC San Diego and completed her MFA in Dance and a MA in Dance Education at New York University in 2021. As a NY-based movement artist and dance educator, merges contemporary dance with street styles and Contact Improvisation. Her choreography has been performed at Gibney and GreenSpace. She is a teaching artist at Mark Morris Dance Group and performs with Dance Visions NY, Umami Playground, and The Neighbors NYC Dance Company. Chiemi joined The Equus Projects in Spring 2021.
Margaret is a NYC-based dancer/choreographer/artist. Originally from Madison, Wisconsin, she grew up studying Graham Technique at Kanopy Dance Academy with Lisa Thurrell, Miki Orihara, and Sandra Kaufmann. Margaret received her BFA in Dance from Adelphi University where she was awarded the Charles H. Levermore Prize for best senior thesis for her research on synthesizing dance and song bird protection. Margaret currently dances with the Equus Projects and the Anna Sokolow Dance/Theater Company, as well as creating her own work.
Emily Chamberlin is a Dancer, Actor, Choreographer, Certified Chowakai Black Belt Karate instructor and Dance Teacher based in NYC, NY. A Virginia Native, Emily graduated with her B.F.A in Contemporary Dance from The University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Her work inlcludes numerous international collaborations and performing her own choreography. She has performed with David Dorfman and Steven Koplowitz. Emily joined the Equus Projects in 2022.
Born in Portland, Oregon, Audrey began her formal training in the Vaganova technique and attended the Nutmeg Conservatory for the Arts, graduating as salutatorian in 2009. Audrey went on to dance professionally with Ballet Tucson, Nashville Ballet, Winifred Haun & Dancers, and NewFangled Dance Company. She spent a year at Netherlands Dance Theater and then on scholarship at Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. In NYC Audrey has danced with BodyStories:Teresa Fellion Dance. She has guested with Hubbard Street, Chicago. Audrey joined The Equus Projects in January 2015. In 2021 she moved to Seattle but comes back to NYC to join the cast of Sleep No More, often playing Lady Macbeth and continues to work with the Equus Projects in selected projects.