Bodyspeaks Dance Collective is an Orange County based contemporary company, under the direction of Auti Kamal. The company focuses on media work and live performances. BDC is in its first season and will soon be auditioning dancers.
Rebecca Ramirez is a Los Angeles based dancer who began her training at The Dance Place and continued through to Orange County School of the Arts (OCSA) as a commercial dancer. Rebecca is a graduate of the California State University, Long Beach Department of Dance, finishing with a BA. She has advanced training in ballet, modern, and choreographic techniques, appearing in works done by Liz Imperio, John Peters, Rebecca Lemme, and Andrew Vaca. Miss Ramirez has also performed in Disney Channel media work, including Radio Rebel's "We Got The Beat". Rebecca was invited into Bodyspeaks as a Collective Dancer September 2017.
Lindsey Sandri is working towards her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance at Chapman University. A United States Spirit Association (USA)staff member, she loves helping kids develop their artistry and passion for dance. Lindsey was titled “National Champion” in the senior soloist division at Contest of Champions nationals, held annually in Orlando, Florida. She is a key member of the Chapman University Dance Team and is competing for the team’s 10th consecutive champion title this year. Lindsey has danced in many college films and currently trains under Jackie Sleight. She has been featured in multiple media works, under the direction of Auti Kamal. Lindsey was invited into Bodyspeaks as a Collective Dancer September 2017.
Ashley Allen began her training in Fresno California where she danced professionally with fresNO dance COllective under the direction of Amy Querin. She has since continued her professional career by dancing with Los Angeles based company, DANCE AEGIS directed by Andrea Gise, in their second and fourth annual Tethering show. Ashley is a recent graduate from California State University, Long Beach where she received her BFA in Dance. During her time at CSULB, she worked with guest artists Robert Moses and Colleen Thomas in the creation and performance of their individual choreographic works. In the spring of 2016 her piece, Habit of Composure, created in collaboration with fellow dancer Colleen Hendricks, was selected to represent CSULB at the 2016 ACDA Adjudicated Concert and was chosen for the conference gala. Recently, she choreographed a duet that was selected to debut in the Departmentâ€™s 2017 Contemporary Concert. Ashley was invited into Bodyspeaks as a Collective Dancer February 2018.
Matt Sagisi, a native of Santa Maria, CA began his dance career as a junior in high school. His love and passion for the art grew quickly as he trained in hip hop, ballet, modern, and contemporary. Matt won “National Male Icon” at Hollywood Dance Connection and has earned numerous scholarships from prestigious conventions such as Vibe, KAR, and Jump. He has collaborated with a variety of musicians including Kwanza Jones and HANNAH. After graduating with a BA in Dance Science from California State University, Long Beach, Matt has continues to train and hopes to become a physical therapist specializing in the rehabilitation of performing artists. Matt was invited into Bodyspeaks as a Collective Dancer September 2017.
Maya Jimenez grew up in San Jose, California, dancing for NorCal Dance Arts and Academy of Villains, specializing in hip hop, contemporary, and lyrical. While living in the Bay Area, she booked jobs such as the Super bowl 50 Halftime Show, Oprahs’s “The Life You Want” Weekend Tour, and the NBA Warriors Half Time Show. She currently attends California State University, Fullerton and trains at Millennium Dance Complex Orange County. Maya works as a Disneyland Performer and dancer for the Spanish channels, Telemundo and Estrella TV. Maya was invited into Bodyspeaks as a Collective Dancer February 2018.
Brayden Curtis, an Orange County native, has been pursuing video since he could hold a camera. After producing YouTube videos in middle school, he went on to help found his high school's award-winning film program, and was later admitted into California State University Long Beach's Narrative Production track. Since graduating, he became the Lead Video Producer for Foodbeast, where he amassed millions of views creating editorial content and producer award-winning series for brands such as Nissin Cup Noodles and the City of Anaheim. Brayden joined Bodyspeaks as the Director of Photography December 2017.