Who are they?
Well-Versed Dancers of varying styles
Brilliant Movement Makers
Top Notch Teachers
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.
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.
Tristin FergusonDancer/Founding Member
Tristin Ferguson is a founding member of NobleMotion Dance. Originally from Brooklyn, NY, Tristin Ferguson began her early dance training with Kelly School of Dance. Tristin is trained in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Contemporary, Modern and she is also a level 6 Gymnast. She continued her training throughout high school as a member of Alief Jazz Ballet Dance Company under the direction of Anna Ashy. Tristin graduated from Sam Houston State University with a BFA in Dance. Later she completed her Masters of Fine Arts in Dance with research focusing in self-awareness and cultural identity. While at Sam Houston, she had the opportunity to perform in numerous faculty and guest artist works by Dana Nicolay, Andy Noble, Dionne Noble, Erin Reck, and Cindy Gratz, to name a few. Recently, Tristin traveled abroad to attend Dance Italia in Lucca, Italy where she studied Kylian Repertory, Somatic Practices and Bat-Shava Repertory.
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.
Danielle GarzaDancer/Managing Director
Danielle Garza is from San Antonio, Texas and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Sam Houston State University with a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Dance. She has performed with the Texas World Dance Company, Earthen Vessels (Sandra Organ) Dance Company, Frame Dance Productions and performs with Rednerrus Feil Dance Company. Recently, Danielle performed in a Tino Seghal installation at the Menil Collection, and has worked as a freelance performer throughout Houston. She has danced in festivals and shows in New York, New Mexico, Texas, Louisiana, Florida, Arizona and California. Danielle has taught and choreographed for the Universal Dance Association as well as for various studios and high schools throughout Texas. Danielle Managing Director for NobleMotion Dance and has performed with the company since 2014. Danielle teaches at West University Dance Center and Houston Academy of Dance, and is Co-Director for the competitive youth team HADco.
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.
Travis Prokop received his Masters of Fine Arts Degree in Dance from Sam Houston State University. Originally from New Mexico, Travis received his BFA degree from West Texas A&M University. A former competition kid, Travis has been featured through the Vegas callbacks on Season 5 of the Fox broadcasting show So You Think You Can Dance, worked and performed as dance captain for TEXAS: The Outdoor Musical, danced many roles as a principal dancer for Lone Star Ballet, and received performance scholarships and awards from such organizations as West Coast Dance Explosion, and Texas Association Teachers of Dance. Travis is an Assistant Professor of Dance at Lamar University and has also served as faculty at Southern Methodist University and Sam Houston State University. Travis has been performing with NobleMotion Dance since 2012.
Joselyn Simms MillerDancer
Joselyn Simms Miller began her dance training in Edwardsville, Illinois a suburb of Saint Louis, Missouri and has been dancing with Noble Motion Dance since 2015. She graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Dance with an emphasis in ballet as well as a minor in Media Literacy from Webster University in Saint Louis. While at Webster University, Joselyn was a member of the Webster University Dance Ensemble and performed choreography by Monica Newsam, MIchael Uthoff, Antony Tudor and Alicia Graf Mack. Also while in Saint Louis area, Joselyn was privileged to work with and perform choreography by Jon Lehrer of Lehrer Dance, Jennifer Huffman Olivas and Omar Olivas of Diavolo Dance Theater, and Dianna Andrews Gaither of the Turn of Change Dance Collective (Maryville, Illinois). Joselyn was an apprentice with the Big Muddy Dance Company in St Louis where she studied with Paula David before moving to Houston. Since arriving in Houston, Joselyn has performed works by Shizu Yasuda, Laura Harrell, Andy Noble, Jennifer Mabus, and Jesus Acosta. She is currently working with Dorrell Martin and Leon Contemporary Dance Company as well as Noble Motion Dance.
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.
“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