Allegra Bautista is a San Francisco native. She trained at San Francisco Ballet, City Ballet School and the SF Conservatory of Music Preparatory Division for classical guitar. She graduated from Saint Mary’s College of California earning a BA in Liberal & Civic Studies and Performing Arts: Dance. She is honored to have performed in the works of Garrett + Moulton Productions, Amy Seiwert, Raissa Simpson, RAWdance, Epiphany Dance Theater, Tanya Bello's Project b, Natasha Adorlee's Concept o4, and ka·nei·see | collective. She is a certified yoga instructor. Allegra joined MJDC in 2021. She also dances with Kristin Damrow & Company and Alleluia Panis.
Corey Brady is a native of Houston, TX and a graduate of Houston’s High School for Performing and Visual Arts. He also trained at Houston Ballet Academy, Martha Graham School, and American Dance Festival. After earning a B.F.A. in dance from the University of Oklahoma, Corey moved to San Francisco, where he has danced with ODC, RAWdance, Imagery Contemporary Ballet, Concept o4, Project.B, Printz Dance Project, and Kambara+Dancers. Corey has taught extensively in the Bay Area, including ODC’s youth, teen and adult programs, as an ODC choreography repetiteur for the San Francisco State University Dance Department, and has been on faculty at Berkeley Ballet Theater. Outside of his activities in the dance community, Corey works as an Assistant Manager with the Visitor Experience team at SFMOMA and is a model with Bay Area Models for the Arts. His modeling work includes many local art classes, groups, and animation studios. Corey joined MJDC in 2016.
Tristan Ching Hartmann
Tristan Ching Hartmann received her early training from the San Francisco Ballet School and the Westside School of Ballet. She began studying modern dance with Diane Frank and Robert Moses at Stanford University, where she received a B.A. in English and a M.A. in Dance Education. Tristan is grateful to have danced with Robert Moses’ KIN for 11 years as well as such artists as Sharp and Fine, Project B, RAWdance, Janice Garrett, Stephen Pelton, and Chen and Dancers. Tristan was on faculty at the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance until the school’s closing in 2018 and has since started presenting her own work, collaborating with the writers of Red Light Lit as well as her fellow dance heroes. Tristan is thrilled to be joining MJDC at this stage of her career and exploring how an aging body experiences dance, art, love, and life.
Carolina (Carro) Czechowska was born in Stockholm and received her education at the Royal Swedish Ballet, National Ballet of Canada, The Boston Ballet, and Alonzo King's LINES Ballet Training Program. In San Francisco, she has danced with RAWdance, Capacitor, James Graham Dance Theatre, and Garrett & Moulton Productions (2011-19). Internationally, she's been part of Tino Sehgal installations and worked with Johannes Wieland at the "One Small Step" festival. In 2020, Carro joined Moving Isolation, an award-winning online international collaboration led by Swedish choreographer Anna Holter. Carro has taught classical Pilates for thirteen years and is the founder of Body Bottega. She recently co-launched Collective Attention with an artist residency at SHACK15 and is the Director of Community Research and Engagement at the International Museum of Dance. In 2017, she was awarded an "Izzie"; The Isadora Duncan Dance Award for outstanding individual performance. Carro joined MJDC in the fall of 2019.
Kelly Del Rosario
Kelly Del Rosario was born and raised in Mililani, Hawaii. After primarily focusing on sports through high school, he began his studies in the Brazilian martial art of Capoeira, then later began his training in dance and received his BFA in Dance Performance at the University of Hawaii. Upon graduation, Kelly moved to San Francisco where he has worked with various artists including Project Agora, Sarah Bush Dance Project, Robert Moses' KIN, Project.b, and RAWdance. Kelly joined MJDC in 2007. He choreographed and produced his first concert: Hu(man) X Human in 2021 and is the recipient of a 2021 CHIME. Currently, he also works as a NASM certified personal trainer and strength and conditioning coach at MMA gym Fight and Fitness.
Olivia Caldeira Holston
Olivia Caldeira Holston was born in São Sebastião, Brazil and was raised in California. She received her BA Honours degree from the London Contemporary Dance School in 2019. She attended summer intensives such as the Alvin Ailey Professional and Junior Divisions in New York as well as P.A.R.T.S. and Eastman in Belgium. Since graduating, Olivia has had the opportunity to work with Bellwether Dance Project, David Herrera Performance Company, Paufve Dance, A Pulso Dance Project, and Rebecca Morris and dancers. She is currently working with Fullstop Dance. In addition, she choreographed and performed in the dance video project “SweetWire” directed by Greg Niemeyer at UC Berkeley. Olivia has also choreographed for the College Preparatory School’s Spring Program. She has taught in ODC’s and Shawl Anderson Dance Center’s youth programs and has given master classes at Marin Academy. Olivia joined MJDC in 2021.