"The dynamic ensemble of DAMAGEDANCE brings a raw energy to the stage with their
colourful and heartfelt brand of contemporary dance."
Introducing the New Adopt-a-Dancer Program!
DAVONNA BATT | Dancer
A native New Mexican, Davonna Batt has studied ballet, modern, jazz, contemporary, hip hop, tap, and musical theater. She holds a B.F.A. in Dance and a minor in Business Management from the University of Arizona. In those years, she was able to study under many exceptional artists and instructors including Melissa Lowe, Amy Ernst, Sam Watson, Tammy Dyke-Compton, Robert Moses, Loren Fletcher, and many others. Since moving to New York in 2014, she has had the pleasure of continually working with artists such as Jessica Taylor (DAMAGEDANCE), Hollye Bynum (of bones dance), Amanda Hameline (Amanda Hameline Dance), Marc Andrew Nunez (Gotham Dance Theater), Zanza Steinberg (ALMA NYC), Sarah Berges (Sarah Berges Dance), and Roberto Villanueva (BalaSole Dance Company). Now residing in Brooklyn, Davonna continues to work as a freelance dancer, performer, and teacher. This is Davonna's second season with DAMAGEDANCE.
KAILA MOSES | Dancer
RaisAce under the direction of Kristin and John Davis. She moved to New York City in 2011 to attend Fordham University and The Ailey School. In 2015, she graduated Magna Cum Laude and received her BFA in dance. Following graduation, Kaila remained in the city and became a member of the Steps Repertory Ensemble for their 2015-2016 season. She has trained in various styles of dance including ballet, pointe, contemporary, jazz, tap, Horton, Graham, Limon, and Taylor. Kaila has performed works by Darshan Singh Bhuller, Hope Boykin, Julia Ehrstrand, William Forsythe, Martha Graham, Jae Man Joo, Jessica Lang, Ray Mercer, Bradley Shelver, and Nicholas Villeneuve. This is her first season with DAMAGEDANCE.
ALLISON WARD | Dancer
Originally from Dallas, Texas, Allison Ward attended The Boston Conservatory and graduated cum laude with a BFA in contemporary dance performance. Allison had the pleasure of working with and performing works by artists such as Andrea Miller, Uri Sands, Robert Battle, Kathleen Hermsdorf, Zoe Scofield and many others. She had the privilege of performing excerpts from Merce Cunningham’s most notable works at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in Boston. She has trained, danced, and performed in Amsterdam, Austria, Italy, and London and hopes to continue to travel to many other places in the world, using dance as a universal language. Allison has relocated to NYC and has performed in the Sans Limites Dance Fall Season Showcase and Split-Bill performance in Chelsea. She also was chosen to present her work at Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble’s 12th annual Full Circle Festival. This is her first season with DAMAGEDANCE.
ERIN GIORDANO | Dancer
Raised in Scottsdale, Arizona, Erin Giordano began her dance training at local studios and went on to graduate Magna Cum Laude from Arizona State University with a BFA in Dance and a minor in Nutrition and Healthy Living. Erin also danced for two seasons in the Phoenix-based contemporary jazz company, MarioCo.Dance, before making the move cross-country. Erin has had the opportunity to further expand her artistry at multiple summer intensives including Alonzo King Lines Ballet, The Alvin Ailey School, San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, Parsons Dance, Giordano Dance, and Houston METdance. Now settled in New York, she has had the opportunity to work with choreographers including Diane McCarthy, Meggie Pinones, Jessica Gaynor, and Jessica Taylor, performing at venues such as Westbeth Artists' Residence, Manhattan Movement and Arts Center, Gibney Dance, The Drilling Company Theatre, 92nd St. Y, Jennifer Muller/The Works, Peridance, DANY Studios, and New York City Center Studios. This is Erin's second season with DAMAGEDANCE.
WILLIAM ROBERSON | Dancer
A native of Tennessee, William began his dance training at Howard University in Washington, D.C. where he earned is Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance. During that time, he worked and performed with notable artists and choreographers such as Hope Boykin of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Ray Mercer of broadway’s The Lion King, Debbie Allen, Camille A. Brown, and others. After graduating in May of 2013, he apprenticed with Ronald K. Brown’s Evidence, A Dance Company. Following his apprenticeship, he joined Deeply Rooted Dance Theater in Chicago, IL as well as Thomas/ Ortiz Dance in New York, NY. He has performed in a number of notable venues such as the Kennedy Center, the Smithsonian Art Museum, and the Athenaeum Theater in Chicago, IL. Outside of performing, William is also a certified personal trainer. This is William’s second season with DAMAGEDANCE.