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Dina Ternullo graduated from the Boston Conservatory with a BFA in dance in 1999. Ms. Ternullo is a freelance performer and instructor, teaching at Boston College and Regis College (Weston Ma), and various Boston area schools. She received her ballet training at the Joffrey School with Eleanor D'Antuono and Bruinhilda Ruiz and in Boston with Donna Silva and currently Roseann Ridings. In Chicago she trained with Gus Giordano, Claire Bataille and Billy Siegenfield. Ms. Ternullo is a performing member with The Boston Liturgical Dance Ensemble and Anna Myer and Dancers.
Dina Ternullo was with Cadence Dance Project in 2001 and has also danced with Margot Parsons Dance Visions, Kenko Dancers and Ace Entertainment.
ARCHIVE: April 27 thru 29, 2001-Danced in The Cadence Dance Project's Les Noces and the Rhode Island premiere of Hush Little Baby choreographed by Colleen Cavanaugh and performed at Wheeler Hall (corner of Angell and Hope) in Providence.
April 21, 2001-Danced in The Cadence Dance Project's Les Noces and the premiere of Hush Little Baby choreographed by Colleen Cavanaugh and performed at Green Street Studios 185 Green Street in Cambridge Massachusetts.
(posted 01May01/updated 20Nov03)
Choreographer, playwright, dancer
Damien Thibodeaux is an alumnae of Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo. His original piece-The Magical Tutu-was danced at the New Gate's Test Tube Festival (early 2000).
Rolando Troconis was born in Venezuela and began his ballet studies at the Lidjia Franklin Ballet School. He received classical training with Vladimir Issaev, Elena Madam Vera, and Nina Novak, among others. Rolando joined Ballet Nacional De Caracas as a soloist and remained with the company for more than twelve years, dancing the principal roles of the classical and neo-classical repertoire.
He was awarded Best Dancer at the The Young Choreographers festival in Caracas. Rolando has participated in many international tours and has been a guest artist at the Minnesota Dance Theatre and the Ballet of Florida. In Rhode Island ,he is a member of Island Moving Co and also danced for Cadence Dance Project.
(posted 05Feb01/updated 01May01)
Choreographer, Videographer, Teacher, Dancer
Christina Tsoules moved to Rhode Island in August 2003 shortly after receiving her MFA in dance from Smith. While there, she taught technique classes at Smith and Mount Holyoke Colleges, and continued her study of modern, jazz and ballet, composition, pedagogy, anatomy and kinesiology, and dance for the camera techniques. She has taught Modern at Dance Forum in Wickford where she directed a new dance group called The Evolving U with Alexandra Blackbird. She is currently teaching ballet and jazz classes at Providence College and choreographed for their dance company in spring 2004. She also teaches ballet and choreographed for Trinity College in Hartford, and teaches Jazz at Festival Ballet. She and fellow Providence College teacher Megan Frazier will present work at the June 2004 Community/Performance.
Dancing from the age of three, she studied ballet through high school at The Performing Arts School of Worcester under Kevin Milam, Cindy Bernshausen and Maryann Mayer. At Trinity College she discovered modern and jazz dance styles and studied with Pedro Alejandro, Tiffany Mills, Rebecca Lazier, Lisa Serrambana and Judy Dworin. (JUDY DWORIN PERFORMANCE ENSEMBLE).
Christina has an extensive background in making dances for the camera and is skilled in digital video editing programs. She is actively pursuing choreographic, educational and new media projects and collaborates with Melody Ruffin Ward. They most recently have performed their work at Rhode Island College in April 2004.
ARCHIVE: INTERVIEW APRIL 2004& RESUME
PHONE: 508-864-4397 cell
(posted 06Nov03/updated 20Nov03/26Apr04)
Middle Eastern (wRI)
Talia, (Doreen Tucker) is a teacher, choreographer and the artistic director of Dunya, a Middle Eastern dance troupe. After discovering the joy of dancing for an audience as a toddler, she has been hooked ever since. A former teacher at the Rita Beaulieu Dance Studio, Talia applies her knowledge and passion of traditional dance to Middle Eastern Dance. Her teachers locally have been Nourhan Sharif, Sabra Jamal and Phaedra. In addition she has attended workshops with Raqia Hassan, Elena Lentini, Melina, Dondi, Morwenna Asaf, Dalia Carella, and others. Her performances include: Efendi's Mediterranean Grill, LaCamilia, the Athenian Corner in Lowell, MA and Steve and Lisa's Belly Dance Night in Arlington, MA; the International Institute's Spring Carnival Ball, RISD's student orientation, BFA's opening gala, the Women's Festival and birthday parties. As of October 2003, she teaches belly dance at RISD thru the student life center.
(posted 01May03/updated 18Oct03)
Louise Turilli started ballet at the age of 6 with Lidia Pettine. From the age of fifteen, she spent her summers in New York City studying ballet at the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo as well as continuing to train with Mrs. Pettine. She was a founding member of Festival Ballet and on the Board of Directors of R.I. Civic Ballet. After she retired from performance, she taught and choreographed for Festival Ballet as well as many other Rhode Island dance schools including The Studio and The DanceArt Forum. Her classes have been called "Lidia classes" as she teaches very much like her legendary teacher.