CAITLIN BAILEY - dancer
Bailey is a dancer and Certified Personal Trainer who studied dance at Marymount Manhattan College before receiving her BA in Dance from Hunter College where she studied under Alberto del Saz and Jana Fienman. Bailey has recently performed at The Tank, The Sheen Center, Dixon Place, and Arte Studio Ginestrelle in Italy with Amirov Dance Theater; the Vision of Sound tour with Matthew Frazier-Smith; and Green Space with Danielle Nicolosi. As a choreographer and performing artist for Eden Productions and Love Creek Productions, Bailey’s work has been showcased at Culture Project’s Women Center Stage Festival, in IHI Therapy Center’s “LOVE, YOURSELF” Gala, The New School’s BFA production of “Polaroid Stories”, and the Producers Club. Currently Bailey works as a Personal Trainer and Varsity Track Coach at Trinity School while dancing for The Moving Architects and Amirov Dance Theater. Bailey has been a member of Amirov Dance Theater since 2013.
SUNNY BJAANES - dancer
Originally from Norway, Sunny is a contemporary/jazz dancer and choreographer. After receiving her BA in dance education from the University of Stavanger she has been teaching, choreographing and dancing in both Norway and New York. In the past few years Sunny has worked closely with several choreographers and companies such as 2010UnProject, Andreas Bjørneboe, Peter Kyle, Max Stone, Julia Ehrstrand, mishiDance and Theater Prosperpina. In 2016 Sunny moved to New York on a permanent basis with her Artist visa and is currently dancing with The Next Stage Project and Amirov Dance Theater. In addition to being a dancer, Sunny is also passionate about her job as an AntiGravity instructor and other Aerial work. In 2017 she performed her first aerial hammock solo in Norway and her first aerial silks performance in NYC. Sunny has been dancing with Amirov Dance Theater since 2016.
SUKI CLEMENTS - dancer
Suki Clements received her BFA in Dance in 2012 at UC Santa Barbara, graduating on the Dean's list with scholarships and awards in the achievement of dance excellence. Since moving to NYC in 2012 Suki has had the chance to work with many talented artists including the Erica Essner Performance Co-Op, Summation Dance Company, Pavel Machuca, Megan Ross Projects, Lotus Temple Dancers, and has also presented her own work in the Pushing Progress Series. Her most notable moments as a dancer include touring to Italy, LA, and performing at BAM. In Addition to Dancing with Amirov Dance Theater, Suki is a member of BARE Dance Company and Shawn Bible Dance Company. Suki has been working with Amirov Dance Theater since 2016.
ASHLEY MENESTRINA - dancer
Ashley Menestrina grew up studying all styles of dance in Knoxville, TN. In 2010, she was accepted into the conservatory of performing arts at Point Park University in Pittsburgh, PA. She completed the program in just three years and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Dance with a concentration in jazz. Following graduation, she immediately moved to New York City to pursue a professional career in dance. She is currently dancing for BARE Dance Company, Dante Brown|Warehouse Dance and Amirov Dance Theater. She has performed works by Mike Esperanza, Dante Brown, Julia Ehrstrand, Alexandra Amirov, Maleek Washington, and Brice Mousset. Lastly, she is now performing her own choreography on stages throughout New York City. Her self-choreographed solo, Always a Creature has been seen at WAXworks, the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, the CURRENT SESSIONS’, Peridance’s Salvatore Capezio Theater, Center for Performance Research, 14th Street Y, and the Hudson Guild Theater. On May 20, 2017, Her newest work, a dance film titled sans me r i t, premiered at Gowanus Loft in Brooklyn, NY as part of The Workshop Series for DBWD. Ashley has been dancing with Amirov Dance Theater since 2015. www.ashleymenestrina.me
ASAMI TOMIDA - dancer
Asami Tomida was born, raised and began dance training in Japan. She trained in Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary and gaga. She received her B.A from Nihon University College of Art and worked at Universal Studios Japan in 2009. Asami moved to NYC in 2010 and graduated from Hunter College as a Dance Major in 2013. Tomida has worked with choreographers Stefanie Batten Bland, Donna Uchizono, Julian Barnett, Yuki Hasegawa and Doug Varone , Samuel Pott and Ray Sullivan, and has worked with Nimbus Dance Work , Miami contemporary dance company and New Century Dance Company. She has been working with Alexandra since 2012 and dancing with Amirov Dance Theater since 2013.
MAGGIE WESTERFIELD - dancer
Maggie Westerfield grew up in Cincinnati, OH. There she began her training at Planet Dance under the direction of Missy Lay Zimmer and Andrew Hubbard. She furthered her education by attending summer programs including Peridance Blueprint as well as Cedarlake 360 on full scholarship. Westerfield danced as a soloist for Exhale Dance Tribe, in addition to performing with the Cirque Du Soleil Bug Squad, Asia Duo Dance Company, and in the Capezio 125 Year Gala at New York City Center. She received a BFA from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts where she has had the pleasure of performing works by Deborah Jowitt, James Martin, José Limón, and Vita Osojnik. Maggie joined Amirov Dance Theater in 2017.