Clara Reyes, born on Curaçao, and raised on the island of St. Maarten has always been immersed in the world of the arts and culture. Ms. Reyes holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Dance and Choreography with specialization in dance in education ages K through 12 grades. Clara Reyes holds a Diploma in Dance Theatre Production from Edna Manley College for Visual and Performing Arts in Jamaica, is a former student at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Merce Cunningham Dance Studio, and Teacher, choreographer and performing artist with Committed Artist in South Africa. Ms. Reyes career includes being : head of Department of Creative Artistic Formation at the St. Maarten Academy Vocational Section, teacher at St. Maarten Academy, Academic Section, part-time lecturer of Humanities at the University of St. Maarten, part time dance instructor at University of Rochester, Performing Arts /Dance Instructor at the Learning Unlimited Preparatory School, former teacher at The Charlotte Brookson Academy for the Performance Arts Examiner for theatre arts for the Caribbean examination council (CXC) Co-founder and former Director at the National Institute of Arts and is the Head of Department of Culture.
As a multidisciplinary artist with a classical ballet, Aruban traditional folkloric, modern and many other dance forms; different languages and life experiences as part of my background, I want to experiment with this artistic diversity and their influences. My artistic contribution to this ‘new’ heritage is to create freedom of expression through art presentations and installations. I want to continue researching, translating and inventing new shapes, to create a beautiful tapestry of timeless ‘movement’ for this new poetic imaginary contemporary style. Alydia studied Musical Theater and Dance Major at The Boston Conservatory and did an Independent Study for 2 years at the Alvin Ailey Dance School in USA and danced with The Notario Dance Company (directed by Brook Notary) and Nathan Trice Rituals in New York City.
Faizah is a young freelance choreographer, dancer & educator. Throughout her career as a choreographer she has created 14 works that form part of the repertoire of Laleget Danza, Taller Coreográfico de la UNAM, Harlekijn danstheater, Lindenberg Dance Company, Stichting Julius Leeft, the University of the Arts in Amsterdam and her own projects. Her choreographies have been presented in several festivals and theatres in the Netherlands, Belgium, Bratislava, Mexico, Curaçao and Aruba such as Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam, DeLaMar Theater, Meervaart theater, Theater aan het Spui, Icoontheater Amersfoort, Holland Dance Festival in the Netherlands, ChoreaInternational Dance Festival in Bratislava, Festival Lila Lopez (San Luis Potosi, Mexico), Palacio de Bellas Artes and in Sala Miguel Covarrubias de la UNAM in Mexico city amongst others. Her work has also been presented in Havana, at the World Trade Center and Teatro Luna Blou in Curaçao and at Cas di Cultura in Aruba. In Cuba she was an assistant in production and choreography for Miguel Rubio, with whom she made various Dance Theatre productions.