Dancers

Photo by Julian Grandberry

Jesus Acosta

Photo by Lynn LaneJesus Acosta is a founding member of NobleMotion and is in his seventh season dancing with the company. Jesus is originally from Guanajuato, Mexico and received his dance training at Sam Houston State University and has performed nationally in venues such as The Ailey Theater, The Kennedy Center, and the Rose Wagner PAC in Salt Lake City.  An accomplished teacher, Jesus is in his 10th year working for M.A. Dance and Auxiliaries teaching, choreographing and judging. He has taught master classes at The Dance Gallery Festival and ACDF South Central Region 2013 and local schools. Jesus is in his first year dancing with METdance, and has performed professionally with Hope Stone Dance, Dangerous Lorraine’s Dance Theatre, Kista Tucker Dance, Recked Productions, Rednerrus Feil Dance Company. 

Timothy Amirault

Photo by Lynn LaneTimothy Amirault is a graduate of Booker T Washington High School for the Performing Arts in Dallas, Texas and is now a junior at Sam Houston State University pursuing a BFA in Dance. Tim has had the great opportunity of working with Elijah Gibson, Travis Prokop, Ashley Clos and international artist Maurice Causey. This is Tim’s second year dancing for NobleMotion Dance. 
 

Laine Charpentier

Laine Charpentier is a native Houstonian and has been dancing for 20 years. Coming from a strong studio background, she pursued her BFA at Sam Houston State University before moving to New York City to join the Independent Study Program at The Ailey School. During her 5 years in New York, Laine had the pleasure of studying and working with incredible artists such as Milton Meyers, Benoit Swan Pouffer, and Doug Varone, to name a few. Laine recently moved back to Houston, and she is thrilled to be working with NobleMotion. This is her second season with the company.

Tristin Ferguson

Photo by Lynn LaneTristin Ferguson was born in Brooklyn, NY, and was trained under the instruction of Mrs. Anna Ashy as a member of Alief Jazz Ballet Dance Company. Tristin just graduated with her Master of Fine Arts degree in dance from Sam Houston State University. Tristin has performed in works by David Justin, Teoma Naccarato, Khaleah London, and Erin Reck. Tristin is a founding member of NobleMotion and is in her seventh season with the company. Critic Neil Ellis Orts has described her dancing as “fierce.” 

La'Rodney Freeman

Photo by Lynn LaneLa’Rodney Freeman has lived in Houston for 13 years and has been dancing for 5 years. 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. Cindy Gratz, Dana and Betty Nicolay, Jonathan Charles Smith and Jennifer Pontius. He has also worked with guest artist Khaleah London. LaRodney guested with NMD for a year and is now in his second season with the company. 
 

Danielle Garza

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, Rednerrus Feil Dance Company, Earthen Vessels Dance Company, and in productions by Laura Gutierrez. She has taught and choreographed for the Universal Dance Association as well as various dance studios, and high schools across Texas. Danielle performs with Frame Dance Productions and recently performed in a Tino Seghal installation at the Menil Collection. Danielle is in her third season with NobleMotion Dance. 

Rachael Hutto

Photo by Lynn LaneRachael Hutto hails from Flower Mound, TX and is in her fourth season with the company. Rachael received scholarships in 2013 to attend Dance Italia in Lucca, Italy where she studied with Christiano Fabbri (Italy), Aya Israeli (Gaga) and Bruce Michelson (Kylian) to name a few. She has performed in works by Jonathan Charles, David Justin, Dana Nicolay, Gregory Nuber, Erin Reck, Spencer Gavin Hering and Andrea Dawn Shelley, as well as international choreographers Enzo Celli and Astrid von Ussar. She received her BFA in Dance from Sam Houston State University. 
 

Seth McPhail

Photo by Lynn LaneSeth McPhail received his BFA in Dance from Sam Houston State University. He has traveled the world and performed on cruise lines as well as for Hopestone Dance Company. Seth is happy to return to NMD, where this will be his fourth season. 
 

Travis Prokop

Photo by Lynn LaneTravis Prokop received his MFA in Dance from Sam Houston State University in Fall 2014. Originally from Clovis, New Mexico, Travis has been dancing for 18 years and received his Bachelors of Fine Arts from West Texas A&M University. Credits include Vegas callbacks on Season 5 of the fox broadcasting show So You Think You Can Dance, as well as adjudicated choreography in the Gala Performance at The American College Dance Festival in Ogden, Utah and Lubbock, Texas. Travis is in his fourth season dancing for NMD and is an Assistant Professor at Lamar University. 

Brittany Thetford Deveau

Photo by Lynn LaneBrittany Thetford is a founding dancer and collaborator of NobleMotion Dance, where she has performed in over 20 original works. She has also performed for Recked Productions, Rednerrus Feil, and independent artist Laura Harrell. Brittany’s choreography has been presented by NobleMotion Dance’s Next Step Series producing emerging Houston Artists, Sam Houston State University, Dance Italia in Lucca, Italy, Lone Star College, San Jacinto College South and most recently at Lamar University. Brittany is currently an adjunct professor for Sam Houston State University and San Jacinto College South. 

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