Anastacia Julian currently resides in Queens, New York. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Anastacia began her dance training at the age of 5 years old. Her training began concentrating in Ballet, Modern and Tap at Cultural Crossroads Dance Theatre Workshop. Throughout the years, Anastacia has attended performing arts schools during her middle school, high school and college years. In high school outside of the dance program at Dr. Susan S. McKinney SSA led by Zakiya Harris, Anastacia also danced at Creative Outlet and Pure Elements. After high school, Anastacia attended Long Island University Post Campus previously named Long Island University, CW Post as a dance major. She studied Ballet, Modern, African, Jazz, Tap and Floor Barré. She graduated with her BFA in Dance in May 2015. At LIU, Anastacia had the opportunity to dance in works created by Karen Arceneaux, Michael Leon Thomas, Fritzlyn Hector, Juan Borona, Darnetha M’ Baye just to name a few. After college, Anastacia branched out and began her journey in the modeling/commercial world. Anastacia modeled and danced in Fashion Roars Theatrical Fashion Show, which helped to raise funds for HIV/AIDS for children in South Africa for Generation Ubuntu. She also danced in an American Apparel Spec Commercial as well as a Canon Camera Brand Commerical directed by Jeff Sousa. Anastacia also danced in the play JD Lawrence presents “Your Husband is Cheating On Us”. This will be featured in April on Bravo TV. Anastacia has been focusing on the commercial dance world, focusing on hip hop, jazz and other techniques while remaining in tune with her modern dance upbringing. She has begun training with the company Rhythm City who specialize in hip hop as well as provides training in all styles and commercial dance. Anastacia who is very passionate about dance and her company Ntrinsik Movement, is happy about the accomplishments the company has made so far. The company has performed at Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theater, Peridance Salvatore Capezio Theater, Symphony Space, Newburgh Illuminated Festival and many more. They are also strongly focused on community outreach and giving back to the community. Anastacia is ready to embark on this new chapter in her dance career and take her company and dance training to new heights.
Kenya Joy Gibson is a native of Brooklyn, New York. At the age of four she started her formal training at Dance Theatre of Harlem. She attended Talent Unlimited Performing Arts High School in NYC and LIU Post, receiving her BFA in Dance Studies in 2014. At Post, she performed with and choreographed for the Post Concert Dance Company and worked with established choreographers such as Michael Leon Thomas, Patricia Ann Kenny, Khaleah London, and Fritzlyn Hector. Kenya became a co-founder and member of Ntrinsik Movement in 2014, showcasing her works at such venues as The Alvin Ailey City Center and Symphony Space, and Kumble Theater. She also performed with Fritzlyn Hector’s Artist Ensemble. Kenya is currently a company member with Forces of Nature Dance Theatre under the direction of Abdel Salaam. She has performed at the Apollo Theater , NJPAC, Cathedral of St. John the Divine and Harlem Stage/Aaron Davis Hall. With Forces, they won the 2017 Bessie Award for ‘The Healing Sevens’ for Outstanding Performance at DanceAfrica 2017 at BAM. Kenya was featured in the New York Times for her performance in Saya Woolfalk’s “ChimaTEK” installation for The River to River Festival and also was featured in Spike Lee's “Art of Daring” campaign for Cadillac. Kenya has taught at Asase Yaa Cultural Arts Foundation and Cumbe: Center for African and Diaspora Dance. Kenya is currently teaching full time at Harlem Hebrew Charter School and at On Your Toes Dance Studio. She will attend the Graduate program at Hunter College in the Fall of 2018 for her MA in Dance Education. Kenya is thankful to God, her family, close friends, and mentors for the love and support.
Kenya Joy Gibson
Freyani Patrice was born in Queens, and raised in Brooklyn. She started her formal training at Restoration Youth Arts Academy, and continued her training at LIU Post where she received her BFA in Dance Studies. Over the years she was given the opportunity to work with well-established performers/choreographers such as Karen Thorton Daniels, Frtizlyn Hector, Michael Leon Thomas and Ronald K Brown. She judged the Step It Up Dance/Step Competition at the Apollo Theater, and choreographed the opening number for the competition. Freyani was featured in the New York Times for her performance in Saya Woolfalk’s “ChimaTEK” and Spike Lee’s campaign with Cadillac. She is thankful to God, for her family and close friends, for their constant support and love.
Michelle Isaac, Co-Founder of Ntrinsik Movement, was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. She began dancing at the age of 4 in church, and started formal training in high school at Susan S McKinney Secondary School of the Arts. Michelle received her BFA in Dance from LIU Post in 2015. Shortly after graduation she performed in Tamara LaDonna's Moving Spirits Inc. as a company dancer, and completed a choreography residency with a contemporary ballet company. She also performed alongside extremely talented dancers in Fritzlyn Hector’s Artist Ensemble. Aside from performing and choreographing, she teaches dance full time at Success Academy and at On Your Toes Dance Studio on the weekends. She is currently pursuing her Masters of Art in Dance Education at Hunter College. She is expected to graduate with her MA and DOE Certification in the Spring of 2019. Michelle is thankful to God, her family, close friends, and mentors for the constant support and love throughout her artistic endeavors, and she is excited to see the progression of Ntrinsik Movement.