Marketing Manager of Ntrinsik
Anastacia Julian grew up in Brooklyn, NY, where she began her dance training at the age of 5 at Cultural Crossroads Dance Theatre Workshop. Her training began with a concentration in Ballet, Modern and Tap. Throughout the years, Anastacia has expanded her training adding Modern, African, and Jazz, keeping her well rounded and versatile as a dancer. During middle school, high school and college years, Anastacia attended performing arts schools, as well as danced outside of the school with companies Creative Outlet and Pure Elements where she took part in several dance showcases and began her development as a performer. She also began her journey with creating choreography. In college Anastacia premiered 2 works at the Post Concert Dance Company showcase. It was then that she knew there was a fire inside of her waiting to put together the movement she had always envisioned into powerful and defining pieces. In 2015, Anastacia graduated from college with a BFA in dance from Long Island University Post Campus previously named Long Island University, CW Post.
After college, Anastacia branched out and journeyed into the modeling/commercial dance world. Anastacia modeled and danced in the Fashion Roars Theatrical Fashion Show, a 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, and a Canon Camera Brand Commercial directed by Jeff Sousa. In addition Anastacia began teaching in both public and charter schools. She taught Step with the Art Of Stepping, as well as dance in select schools in the Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Harlem areas. Anastacia has danced in the play JD Lawrence presents “Your Husband is Cheating On Us” that was featured on Bravo TV.
With Anastacia’s focus on the commercial dance world, she has been currently focused on hip-hop although she continues to train in multiple styles of dance. She has danced with a few small hip hop dance crews and competed at several competitions such as World of Dance, Prelude and countless others. Anastacia has also danced in Lil Mama’s video “Shoe Game” the dance version.
Working as a dance teacher has helped Anastacia strengthen her teaching skills and she loves the growth, energy and passion that her students put into classes constantly. Working as a dance teacher, Anastacia created a curriculum for the school year that gave the students both background history of dance with (but not limited to) important dance figures of the community and allowed the students to have fun, create and learn. More and more, Anastacia continues to train in dance, build her brand and work on her craft so that she can be an example to her students and those who look up to her.
Currently, as a Co-Founder of Ntrinsik Movement (Dance Company), Anastacia is ready to set out on this new journey with her company reaching new heights this season. Co-Founded in 2014, Ntrinsik Movement was born and since then, Anastacia has grown and evolved as a person, a dancer/performer, a teacher, a choreographer, and a creator. She is thankful for all the blessings and opportunities that she has had in her career and strives to be the best she can be.
Artistic Director of Ife The Movement
Associate Artistic Director of Ntrinsik
Freyani Patrice was born in Queens, and raised in Brooklyn. Where she started her formal training at Restoration Youth Arts Academy. She later continued her training at LIU Post where she received her BFA in Dance Studies. Over the years she taught all over Brooklyn where she gained her teaching experience while working with the youth in her community.
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 was blessed to apprentice for Evidence A Dance Company and performed on the Joyce Theater stage. She is currently a Core member of Pretty Big Movement and wishes to continue to push the envelope of dance while she still can. Fréyani is thankful to God, for her family, IFE parents and close friends, for their constant support and love.
Artistic Director of Ntrinsik
Associate Artistic Director of Ife The Movement
Michelle Isaac 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 Dr. Susan S McKinney Secondary School of the Arts, under the direction of Zakiyah Harris. Michelle received her BFA in Dance from LIU Post with Honors Recognition 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 in Brooklyn, NY. She also performed alongside extremely talented dancers in Fritzlyn Hector’s Artist Ensemble. In 2019, Michelle completed her graduate studies through the Arnhold Graduate Dance Education Program at Hunter College, and graduated Summa Cum Laude with her MA in Dance Education and K-12 NY State Certification.
Michelle is one of the Co-Founders of Ntrinsik Movement and functions as the Artistic Director of the company. With Ntrinsik, she has choreographed several works, produced concerts, hosted community and school workshops, and has performed in various theaters such as Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts, Symphony Space, The Ailey Citigroup Theater, The Salvatore Capezio Theater, as well as theaters outside of NY. Aside from performing and choreographing, Michelle is currently a full time dance teacher, and continues to provide dance workshops and classes for children and adults in various churches and dance schools throughout her community. Michelle is thankful to God, her family, close friends, and mentors for the constant support and love throughout her artistic endeavors.
Business Manager of Ntrinsik
Egypt Dozier was born and raised in The Bronx, New York. During her time as a resident of Queens, New York, she attended Martin Van Buren High school and developed an affinity for the Arts. While attending Van Buren she performed in a few showcases and open mics. Egypt furthered her education at Long Island University Post and studied Psychology. She became a member of Student Dance Association where she met the Co-founders of Ntrinsik Movement, performing for various school events. Ever since the development of Ntrinsik, Egypt has been devoted and passionate about the success of the company’s visions and mission. She is grateful about the journey thus far and optimistic about what the future will bring.