Allegra Bautista is a San Francisco native, graduated from Saint Mary’s College of California with a double major in Dance and Liberal & Civic Studies. She was classically trained at San Francisco Ballet, City Ballet School and the SF Conservatory of Music Preparatory Division for classical guitar. She is honored to have performed in the works of Garrett + Moulton Productions, Kristin Damrow & Company, 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 also a certified yoga instructor.
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 ODC’s youth, teen and adult programs and been an ODC choreography repetiteur for the San Francisco State University Dance Department. He has instructed master classes and participated in community outreach worldwide. Corey is on faculty at Berkeley Ballet Theater, where he teaches modern dance. He also works as a Visitor Experience Assistant at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and is a figure drawing and print model. 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 has been part of installations by Tino Seghal and working with Johannes Wieland at the 2015 “One Small Step” festival. She is a company member of Moving Isolation, an award-winning online international collaboration lead by Swedish Choreographer Anna Holter, developed during the pandemic. Carro has taught classical Pilates for twelve years and is the owner of Body Bottega. She is currently a LEAP student at Saint Mary’s College. In 2017 Carro 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. He began his studies in dance in 2001 at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and received his BFA in dance in 2005. 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.
Norma Fong began her training at Pacific Ballet Academy in Mountain View, CA. She is also trained in classical Chinese folk dance and performed with the Chinese Performing Artists of America. Norma graduated from California Institute of the Arts with a BFA in dance, performance, and choreography and went on to dance with Pasadena Dance Theatre. In San Francisco, she has had the opportunity to work with Shift>>> Physical Theater, Project B, Todd Eckert, Guangdong Modern Dance Company, as a guest for ODC/Dance, and Robert Moses’ Kin, where she also served as the company’s rehearsal director. Norma was awarded a 2016 Isadora Duncan Dance Award for her performance in First Stab at Closure, choreographed by Todd Eckert. Norma first began her relationship with MJDC performing in "Other Suns" in 2009, and formally joined MJDC in 2018.
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 Paufve Dance, Bellwether Dance Project, and Rebecca Morris and dancers. In addition, she choreographed and performed in the dance video project “SweetWire” directed by Greg Niemeyer at UC Berkeley. She has taught in ODC’s and Shawl Anderson Dance Center’s youth programs as well as given master classes at Marin Academy. Olivia is currently working with David Herrera Performance Company and A Pulso Dance Project.