Who are they?
Well-Versed Dancers of varying styles
Brilliant Movement Makers
Top Notch Teachers
Brittany Thetford DeveauDancer/Founding Member
Brittany Thetford Deveau is a founding member of NMD and collaborator of NobleMotion Dance, where she has performed in over 20 original works. She has also performed with Recked Productions, Rednerrus Feil and independent artist Laura Harrell. Brittany’s choreography has been presented by NobleMotion Dance’s Next Step Series, Sam Houston State University, Dance Italia in Lucca, Italy, Lone Star College, San Jacinto College South and Lamar University. Brittany is a company member of Open Dance Project and teaches at Hunter Dance Center. Brittany holds an MFA in Dance from Sam Houston State University where she is an adjunct professor.
Seth McPhail is a Houston native who began his dance training at San Jacinto College South. He graduated from Sam Houston State University with a BFA in Dance in 2012. Seth performed with NobleMotion Dance for two seasons before becoming a dancer/aerialist for Royal Caribbean Productions. Since returning from the ship, Seth has picked up where he left off performing again with NobleMotion Dance. Seth has also performed with MetDance and Hope Stone Dance. Seth is excited to be back and dancing in the Houston area.
LaRodney Freeman has performed with NobleMotion Dance since 2013. He has been performing since he was 5 years old, starting out as a thespian. He continued theatre all through school until his senior year. He first began dancing under Anna Ashy as a member of Alief Jazz Ballet. He then decided to pursue his BFA in Dance at Sam Houston State University. During his time at SHSU, he has worked under the guidance of Andy and Dionne Noble, Dr. Elijah Gibson, Cindy Gratz, Dana and Betty Nicolay, Jonathan Charles Smith and Jennifer Pontius. He has also worked with choreographers Khaleah London and Maurice Causey. LaRodney has also performed with HopeStone Dance in Houston, Texas.
Timothy Amirault has been performing with NobleMotion Dance since 2014. He is a graduate of Booker T Washington High School for the Performing Arts in Dallas, Texas and is currently a BFA major in the Department of Dance at Sam Houston State University. Timothy has had the great opportunity to work with Jane Weiner, Elijah Gibson, Travis Prokop, Ashley Clos, and international artist Maurice Causey. Timothy has performed in The Dance Gallery Festival NY and Dallas Dance Festival. Timothy also attended Dance Italia in Lucca, Italy and through that experience worked with a wide range of European dance teachers and artists.
Jared DosterDancer/Founding Member
Jared Doster is from Huntsville Texas, where he started dancing in college in 2004. Jared went on to complete a B.F.A in Dance and a B.S. in Industrial Development and Design from Sam Houston State University. He is a diverse movement artist with a background in Hop Hop, Breakdancing, Modern, and Partnering. Jared was a founding member of NobleMotion Dance Company, where early on he was a part of the collaboration of many of their signature works. Jared has been touring internationally with Pilobolus Dance Theatre for the past 5 years and has performed in over 25 countries on 5 different continents.
Victoria DeRenzo is a dancer/choreographer originally from Tampa, FL. She received her classical training in ballet, modern, jazz, and tap from New Tampa Dance Theatre, and continued on to receive her BFA in Dance at The Ohio State University. After graduating from OSU, Victoria moved to New York where she created, performed and taught her creative work with a foundation in athleticism, partnering and floorwork. Shortly after moving, Victoria was hired by Pilobolus Dance Theatre as a company member. From 2010 to present day, she has toured internationally performing in twenty-eight countries on four different continents. Victoria continues to perform, teach and choreograph. She is currently pursuing her MFA at Sam Houston State University and is loving connecting with the vibrant dance community of Houston, TX.
Amberly Altamirano is a Sam Houston State alumna from Brownsville Texas. While completing her BFA in Dance Performance and Choreography, she apprenticed for NobleMotion Dance and performed works choreographed by Elijah Gibson, Manuel Vignoulle, Revolve Dance Company, Recked Productions and Bliss Kohlmyer. Her training experience consists of Jazz, Modern, Ballet, Hiphop, Tap, and Ballroom dance styles. She appeared as a Vegas Finalist for Season 10’s “So You Think You Can Dance” and was also awarded “Fan Favorite” for RGV’s annual Dancing with the Stars event. In 2016, she attended the Dance Italia workshop in Lucca, Italy to study from Erik Abbott, Elita Cannata, Cristiano Fabbri, Cristina Planas Leitao, Bruce Michelson, Nicole Von Arx and Ohad Naharin Reperatory from Chisato Ohno. Amberly is thankful to be on faculty at American Academy of Dance, Texas Academy of Dance Arts (TADA) and Dance Infinity where she continues to share her passion for dance with students of all ages. Amberly looks forward to performing with season’s NMD dance company, as well as being involved with NobleMotion2.
Evelyn Toh graduated Magna Cum Laude from The Boston Conservatory at Berklee with the National Arts Council Overseas Scholarship, Al and Pat Houston Scholarship, Jan Veen Scholarship and Ana Marie Sarazin Award. Upon graduation she danced with Nimbus Dance Works and toured extensively as a company member of MOMIX. She then joined T.H.E Dance Company (Singapore) where she had the privilege to perform in multiple productions and festivals throughout Asia. Evelyn is currently an MFA candidate at Sam Houston State University. She looks forward to her first season with NobleMotion Dance.
Allie Durbin grew up in Katy, Texas where she developed a passion for dance through competing as an elite level gymnast during her primary school years. Allie enjoyed her years of dance competitions, high school drill team, as well as studying and performing with MetDance in their Met Too youth company. Allie graduated as a Nordan Fine Arts scholar in the class of 2017 from Texas Christian University with her BFA in Modern Dance. In October of 2015 Allie performed with Joshua L. Peugh’s Dark Circles Contemporary Dance Company in their Fall Series, and had the pleasure of working with Joy Bollinger, Leah Cox, Leslie Scates, Doug Elkins, Christian VonHoward, and Kihyoung Choi during her time at TCU.
Joshua DeAlba is a native of Orlando Florida, where he trained as a brass musician for 7 years. He discovered dance late, but began working as a performer and teacher in central Florida and beyond, completing two national tours by age 17. Eventually Joshua decided to pursue an education in theatre and danse from Northwestern State University. During that time he was fortunate to present work that was selected to be performed at the Kennedy Center for the American Dance Festival. Upon graduating Joshua relocated to Houston to work with Annie Arnoult and her company Open Dance Project, and has since been delighted to discover a thriving dance community in the city. Joshua has been dancing with the Houston Grand Opera and Hope Stone Dance, and is thrilled to join NobleMotion this season.
Jesus AcostaDancer/Founding Member/Rehearsal Director
Jesus Acosta is a founding member and rehearsal director of NobleMotion. Jesus is originally from Guanajuato, Mexico. He studied at Sam Houston State University and has performed in works by Larry Keigwin, Lauren Edson, Kiki Lucas, Joe Celej, and Rene Harris amoung others. Jesus has been working with MA Dance and Auxilaries for 11 years, choreographing, and judging all over the US. He has been an adjudicator for The Iowa State Solo Championship. He also works nationally with many high schools teaching and choreographing for their dance teams. His choreography has won national titles in jazz, kick, military, pom, lyrical, contemporary, and has received Gala Status at Regional Dance American Festivals. Jesus has danced nationally in venues such as The Ailey Theater in NYC, The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., and The Paramount Theater in Boston.
“My orginal inspiration to work with the company was because the work is both satisfying as a dancer and an audience member. However, my love for the company grew once inside the rehearsal process. NMD has created a strong family environment with a level of trust that exists inside everyone involved in the process. It is always a collaborative experience with crazy ideas, exciting movement, and of course a lot of laughter.”Danielle Garza
“You never know what you’ll be asked to do with NMD, which keeps things interesting. I’ve danced on a rock, with a lampshade on my head, in darkness, ash, water, wind, and with a Styrofoam board taller than me. I love NMD because there are no limits to the creative minds of its dancers, choreographers, and directors.”Travis Prokop
“I love NobleMotion because all of the work is both artistic AND accessible. I think it is very rare to find work that fits into both of those categories, especially within Modern dance. I also love the spectacle of our more technology driven work. I can remember the first time seeing Photo Box D and being completely overwhelmed by the magic of that piece.”Seth McPhail