Jourdan Epstein

Jourdan Epstein began dancing in Minnesota at the age of 3. She went on to graduate from Walnut Hill School on Scholarship and earned a Bachelor’s from NYU in Dance Medicine and Science. After graduation Jourdan joined Complexions Contemporary Ballet under Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson with whom she danced for 3 years. Jourdan has worked with companies Bad Boys of Dance, Keigwin + Co, Tokyo the Company, was a finalist on Season 11 of So You Think You Can Dance, has appeared in national commercials and music videos, and loves traveling and teaching around the country. Jourdan has been a fan of Mr. Austin McCormick and Company XIV for years and was thrilled to join the 2016 cast of Nutcracker Rouge and become a member of Company XIV!   

Randall Scotting

Randall grew up in Colorado, studying cello from a young age while performing musical theater; he eventually trained as a classical singer at universities in Colorado and Indiana, the Juilliard Opera Center, and as a Fulbright Scholar at the Liszt Ferenc Music Academy in Budapest.  Currently, he is completing a PhD in Baroque operatic performance at the Royal College of Music in London.  As a countertenor, Randall has recorded and sung leading roles at many opera houses internationally and across the United States, and he continues to explore a variety of musical genres beyond opera, ranging from Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire to Hungarian and Italian folk songs to vocal improvisation with Bobby McFerrin at Carnegie Hall.  The chance to sing Leonard Cohen while performing a strip tease in Company XIV’s PARIS! was both liberating and thrilling.  www.randallscotting.com

Cara Seymour

Cara Seymour began her training in Ashtabula, Ohio and later received her B.F.A. in Dance from The Juilliard School under the direction of Lawrence Rhodes. Cara has had the pleasure of performing with Brian Brooks for his 2016 premiere of Wilderness, The Metropolitan Opera Ballet (Rusalka, Aida, Tannhauser), MOMIX (international tours), Company XIV (Paris, Nutcracker Rouge), White Wave Dance, Spiegelworld (Vegas Nocturne), and Performa 15 (Fortuna Desperata; with Francesco Vezzolli and David Hallberg) Additional collaborators and colleagues include Gideon Obarzanek, Carlye Eckert, The Kuperman Brothers, Celia Rowlson Hall, and Mary John Frank.   

Uys du Buisson

Uys du Buisson is a South African performer who now calls New York City home. With his roots in the circus arts- he has performed in an array of theatrical productions that demand an extreme approach to physicality. Most memorable credits include Streb, Noemie Lafrance, Peter Pan 360 National Tour and Cavalia's 'Odysseo' North American tour. And, of course, performing on Cyr wheel in Company XIV's Nutcracker Rouge (2016). Uys has also received grant funding for his solo work on many occasions and you can learn more about these projects at Roundhaus.net.

Nicholas Sipes

Nicholas trained at The Baltimore School for the Arts in his hometown of Baltimore, Maryland and on a full scholarship at The School of American Ballet. He danced with The Pennsylvania Ballet for 4 years and performed in ballets choreographed by George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, Christopher Wheeldon, Matthew Neenan and Peter Martins. Nicholas has performed in the musical production of Billy Elliot on the 2nd national tour, in the Netherlands and made his Broadway debut with the show. He toured Europe for 2 years performing in a production of West Side Story. This is the first year Nicholas has performed with Company XIV.

Lukasz Zieba

Lukasz Zieba, a native of Kraków, Poland, studied at The Ailey School on a full scholarship and participated in Cedar Lake 360 Installation and Springboard Danse Montreal. Lukasz Zieba joined Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, where he performed works by Cayetano Soto, Alejandro Cerrudo, Nicolo Fonte, Jorma Elo and Jiri Kylian. He performed with an icon Grace Jones as well as choreographed on So You Think You Can Dance (Poland). Currently he works with The Metropolitan Opera and Emery Lecrone Dance, as well as with Austin McCormick's Company XIV. 

Scott Schneider

Scott began training at The King Centre for the Performing Arts in Wanaque, NJ and then graduated cum laude from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University in 2011.  After graduation, he began working in New York City with various artists including Benoit-Swan Pouffer, 10 Hairy Legs, Willy Laury, Joshua Beamish, and apprenticeship with the Stephen Petronio Company.   In 2015,  Scott moved to Paris to create the brand new production "Paris Merveilles" at Lido de Paris choreographed by Benoit-Swan Pouffer and directed by Franco Dragone.  Commercial work includes Cartier, Hugo Boss, and Jaeger-Lecoultre.

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